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by kenmelken
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I'm not really sure what's going on in this garden. I couldn't get the tree to look like a heart again, so I trimmed it back. It kind of looks like the deer's being attacked by the tree from the front and being whipped by Megan from behind, so the deer is clearly not having a good time. Unless it's...
by kenmelken
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Had a garden that hadn't grown all week. Finally just trimmed out a bunch of vines and almost immediately grew an armadillo! Haven't seen one of those before. The fauna diversity certainly seems to be increasing.
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Dang. Left gardens running all weekend long and nothing changed. Rather odd given how prolifically they've been hitherto growing. Same here. And I have been interacting with mine since I got in more than 3 hours ago and still nothing at all has grown since last week. I tinkered when I first got in,...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Dang. Left gardens running all weekend long and nothing changed. Rather odd given how prolifically they've been hitherto growing.
by kenmelken
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106305
Views: 38956466

Re: 1190: Time: DID ANYBODY MISS THE SEARCH FOR JAVASCRIPT?

(In the 1663 othercomic thread, this post ) This whole thing reminds me of the early discussions on the Time comic during the sandcastle building period, before the story and mechanism of creation more well-established, when lots of people were postulating that perhaps it was all being built create...
by kenmelken
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Looking through the image list (garden.linden.imgCache.imgs in the javascript console), the big balloon is called balloon-huge , so I'm going to guess it's meant to be that big. Monitoring this list for changes would reveal if Randall is still adding to it, which would explain why some items don't ...
by kenmelken
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Finally got a flying thing! (It's a bird with an iPod, holding it right next to Beret-guy's ear)

Oddly, I also just got a random Cue-ball head stick out of the ground. Just the top 2/3 or so. Might be a rock that is white/transparent the way the cats are? But it looks like a Cue-ball head.
by kenmelken
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Looks like lots of weird developments for everyone lately! I do think the gigantism is some sort of rendering bug when transferring a garden to a browser it didn't begin in. All of my gardens look fine in IE where I've been running them, but when I move them to Firefox, nearly half the objects gigan...
by kenmelken
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Stuff! I got stuff! And an invading army of octopi are marching through the scrubland to attack the turtle cacti, which are apparently watched over by the lamppost from Narnia. But anybody have any idea what those things are to the right that look like those little robot dogs? garden1.jpg Those are...
by kenmelken
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

And then one has various items (a tilting cactus and vertical lines (antennae?) that I can't delete. One garden is completely impervious to ANY pruning or deletion. Anyone else have that phenomenon? I was seeing a similar problem (also with vertical lines and the little mini-cactuses), but what I f...
by kenmelken
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

My Sword Megan just got a little top hat! Previously only saw those on Octopi.
by kenmelken
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

ThemePark wrote:Seems like we'll have to use linden.xkcd.com now, as today's comic shows instead despite the ID.


I just noticed that as well. Even when the URL is clearly to a specific garden, it takes you to the new comic about fungi cultivation.
by kenmelken
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106305
Views: 38956466

Re: 1190: "Time"

I left my Sand Garden unattended for 14 hours... http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51284&mode=view The whole crazy structure is precariously swaying back and forth, ready to collapse. In other news, it turns out that it is virtually impossible to sneak into a rehearsal late when you're...
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106305
Views: 38956466

Re: 1190: "Time"

My Sand Garden so far:

Image

If only my other gardens grew as prolifically as my sand garden does!

Spoiler:
sandgarden.JPG
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Anyone else got a tall (almost to the top of the frame) cypress looking tree? I've not seen any in other pics people have posted and one just appeared in my garden. I've got one that goes all the way past the top, but it started out only almost to the top. Oddly, no matter what I've tried, I cannot...
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Wow. That is by far the craziest I've seen yet. I have yet to see anything that isn't attached to the ground somehow. Nothing flying or levitating. Oh! Do the hovering objects grow out of the "empty air" objects? I've been able to select completely blank circles in my garden before, but w...
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

So apparently yellow light causes chaos, in the form of The Rapture and Cthulhu. And whatever that string like thing caught on one of Cthulhu's limbs is, is beyond me. Wow. That is by far the craziest I've seen yet. I have yet to see anything that isn't attached to the ground somehow. Nothing flyin...
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I am finding that I get very little growth if the beam is too narrow. I've had two narrow orange lights sitting for hours on a totally bare spot and nothing at all is growing. Ugi I've noticed the same. I think a lot of the bigger things need a wider beam to grow at all, and I also think that it wo...
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106305
Views: 38956466

Re: 1190: "Time"

Only 50 more replies to make this the most replied to forum... Was searching through old pages of this, trying to find the automatic sand castle generator, and found this little gem back on page 50. Gave me a pretty good laugh. Who would have guessed where this would go? Edit: While I never did fin...
by kenmelken
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Wow. So, I let all my gardens grow all night unattended. Fun to see one of them go from this: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51248&mode=view To this: http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51249&mode=view I'm kind of disappointed that not much happened on the left side over...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

when I click on the desk Megan is also selected, the same way all branches are selected when you click on a big tree. I think that happens so that if you delete a platform or other object that something else is standing on, it deletes that as well. It doesn't want to allow you to have a levitating ...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Keyman wrote:My IE Garden has three Cueball images, and seven, yes *seven*, octopuses.


Must be using lots of blue light!

Also, the Cueballs are actually Octopuses/Octopi too. In fact, all things that grow here are:

http://xkcd.com/928/
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

seems like there might be an object limit, i stopped getting new things for an hour or so, then i removed some weeds and now i have a cat resting on my deer! Cool. I just tried trimming a few things too, as I haven't had any growth for quite a while. I'll see if I get anything new! Sure enough! Jus...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

javboy wrote:
seems like there might be an object limit, i stopped getting new things for an hour or so, then i removed some weeds and now i have a cat resting on my deer!


Cool. I just tried trimming a few things too, as I haven't had any growth for quite a while. I'll see if I get anything new!
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Woah. I only just realized that you can trim items you don't want out of your garden. Did I miss an earlier post about that somehow or was that already general knowledge? If you click on an object, you can delete it with the Red "X" button. This may also give you a clue of something that m...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

I thought the same at first, but then saw Cueball actually appear at one point. Sadly, even though Megan was already there too, they did not build a castle (at least before the tab reloaded). Bummer. I'm finding it difficult to Wait for it relax because the spinning tree keeps reappearing and reset...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106305
Views: 38956466

Re: 1190: Time: I HAS A LEGO. YOU CAN HAS MY LEGOSES.

OTT Time Travel : So, now the question is: was that just a random error that one of them got missed, or did cueball just not move (highly unlikely in my opinion), or has the time now extended to an hour between newpix releases? Apparently, there was some ado about a possibly missing newpix, or one ...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Has anyone actually SEEN any objects appear? I only see changes when I return to that tab after reading the discussion on this tab (Firefox). Is it possible that the script senses when there's no focus on the garden tab, and only then adds things? I thought the same at first, but then saw Cueball a...
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

javboy wrote:
kenmelken wrote:My garden just won't stay anymore. It keeps resetting to the original one lamp about every 5 minutes, wiping out anything that has grown. =/
Have you tried bookmarking it?


That worked! Thanks.
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

My garden just won't stay anymore. It keeps resetting to the original one lamp about every 5 minutes, wiping out anything that has grown. =/
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

TheMinim wrote:I've got a SNAKE and now I'm very content. :D


I want a snake!!!
by kenmelken
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1663: "Garden"
Replies: 671
Views: 129891

Re: 1663: "Garden"

Anyone else notice that their tree sways in the wind a little bit?

Do any of the other objects move at all? Everything other than the tree appears to be static.
by kenmelken
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187230

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Looks like it's already about as close as it ever gets to the sun, which is probably because it's easiest to rendezvous it there coming from Earth. Additionally, if it gets too close it may get hot enough to sprout a comet tail, which would worry Philae a lot. Check out this gif posted by Moose Anu...
by kenmelken
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187230

Re: T** **d

Great double-dactyl, Qalyar, and gif, Klear! I wonder if 17:15 will be the last frame or not. We need the title text to change to " The end. " or something to be sure... My guess is that he's probably gone to sleep for a while, and isn't yet sure himself whether or not it will be the last...
by kenmelken
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187230

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I often doodle during meetings at work. Today my drawings took on a certain general theme...

Image

Spoiler:
WP_20141112_001.jpg
by kenmelken
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187230

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Winning!
by kenmelken
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187230

Re: 1446: "Landing"

STATUS
kenmelken: Anxious
by kenmelken
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187230

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I'm certainly glad for this thread. My work internet filters the active content on the actual comic, so this is my only way to see the updates.
by kenmelken
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1350: "Lorenz"
Replies: 176
Views: 68701

Re: 1350: "Lorenz"

Totally still broken for me right now. This is probably a good thing for my productivity's sake.
by kenmelken
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106305
Views: 38956466

Re: 1190: "Time"

Almost missed it! But there are still 25 minutes left in my timezone...

HAPPY YEAR-I-VERSARY THING!

One month left 'til graduation...

Back into exile I go...

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