August 16th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] submarine_bells at 11:30am on 16/08/2017 under ,
I just found out how my supervisor has been managing the various versions of my thesis chapters that we've been emailing back and forward while I work on them. Does she carefully save the stuff I send her so that she can go back and refer to them in future when we're trying to sort out what's going on with some particularly thorny edit? No, she does not. Apparently she simply cut-n-pastes the new stuff (or at least, the new stuff that she spots) into her "working version" of the chapter, then as far as I can tell she tosses the chapter version I sent her.

This explains SO MUCH.

I think I might cry now.
Mood:: 'distressed' distressed
August 15th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] pauamma in [site community profile] dw_dev at 11:58pm on 15/08/2017 under
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
August 10th, 2017
killing_rose: Raven/corvid in the frozen surf (Default)
posted by [personal profile] killing_rose in [community profile] knitting at 11:30am on 10/08/2017
Strange benefits to having been a competitive baton twirler for a decade:

I needed a 32 inch cable for a magic loop project. I don't have them specifically noted in lengths (I probably should, but there are a lot of things I should probably do), so when eyeballing failed, I took the cable most likely to be 32 inches long, and held it from fingertip to armpit.

Success! It was just a hair longer than fingertip to armpit, which meant that it was 32 inches.

I used this method, as this is how you determine how long your baton needs to be. It has to match your armspan, otherwise it won't work correctly. My armspan is 31 inches long, which meant I was That Twirler. (95% of twirlers clock in with a 29 inch baton, which means if you're doing exchange work, a 31 inch baton throws everyone off. I had a secondary baton for exactly that reason and hated it with an undying passion.)

But yes. Strange benefits I hadn't been expecting, much less half a decade on since I finished twirling.
August 7th, 2017
submarine_bells: (hahaha)
posted by [personal profile] submarine_bells at 04:11am on 07/08/2017 under ,
Someone on my flist shared this story of dysfunctional technology posted by a friend of theirs (thanks, [personal profile] rydra_wong) and it was so entertaining that I thought I'd likewise share it with you all. I give you Tales of the 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart' telephone.

:-)

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