Chronogram from mrob27
Since my previous Time-Capsule
I traversed Newpages 757-771.
≸ ≸ ≸ Blitz Update ≹ ≹ ≹
For posterity (read: Blitzers to come) I'm preserving another sig here, from @Earthling on Mars
Molpies and grapevines abound, and everyone now has yappobiscuits' song
in their ears. The OTT has noticed Pope-goating
; there was some discussion (and I note that things have slipped a message or two further back since then). @buffygirl
retired from making hats, and the millinery seems to be transitioning fairly gracefully to others such as @Vytron
I love this assessment
of the OTT phenomenon by @BlueCrab
(with emphasis added) BlueCrab wrote:
... [this] is how I react every time I see one of the continuing stories: Ooh! Do I have time to enjoy this right now? Or shall I save it for later?!
The reaction to one-offs is a little different: Ooh, a poem/song/written creation! (enthusiastic consumption) What? Sorry, sorry, no I'm fine, didn't mean to laugh so loudly/Wow so loudly/walk over you while absorbed in this piece.
... I'm impressed, amazed, astounded at the marvelous pieces you have all produced here, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this
Next time someone asks you what on earth people did before electronica took over our lives? This.
This is what people used to do, and the OTC/OTT has allowed us to do it in our new, "depersonalized" society.
≸ ≸ ≸ Blitzenhelfern by Mrob27 ≹ ≹ ≹
My TinyText GreaseMonkey/TamperMonkey script now has more options and functionality. Recently @azule suggested
a more graceful way to handle TinyText, which preserves the text in something closer to its original appearance:
@azule's way to show TinyText: note the mouseover Title Text.
(this image also shows another option described below)
This method is great for anyone who likes to keep things looking the way the author intended: the TinyText is unaltered in size, but @azule
adds a little red outline. If you position the mouse-pointer over the TinyText and Wait a little, you'll get Alt-Text showing what it says.
In the example shown, the [síze=5] TinyText is so small that you'll only manage to get its title text if you have your trackpad controls adjusted very slow and have the hand of a surgeon. I have found that for Blitzing, it's faster to just select the entire message, Copy, alt-Tab to a text editor and Paste. Therefore, my method of dealing with TinyText, shown here
, is also still present in my script.
As seen above, I also added code to deal with "light-colored" text. Since you might not want all of these things at once, three are now three checkboxes which will appear at the bottom of any Newpage:
The Blitzer-Helpers options checkboxes
Select whichever ones you want (they all work together), then refresh the page. If you're interested, the github is here
and *Monkey users can install it by visiting this link
. My Spoiler-Opener
script is also still available (maybe I'll combine them all into one, since they all represent functionality that does not overlap any of the @Pikrass
≸ ≸ ≸ The TARDIS and Facebook ≹ ≹ ≹
A few dix ago, as most OTTers in the Present are aware, there was some server m*stard. A massive distortion in the fabric of Time made the OTT very slow from the perspective of the OTTers, then after many nopix the OTT and the OTTers became completely disconnected.Some background:
There are two TARDIS entrancesMC
which I have been using so far, and they can be in different places and times as seen from outside the TARDIS. Each entrance has its own control room, which governs where that entrance travels in spaaace-Time. The control rooms are far apart within the TARDIS, you have to walk a long way
through the corridors to get from one to another.
In my TARDIS, the "primary" entrance is the one that's in the Past, and Timborme
and I use this one to watch Time pass and Blitz the OTT. It was this entrance through which I allowed the Temporal Demon to enter during newpix 950
The "secondary" entrance is for urgent business and is usually parked in the Present. It is used by nopixbot
, my bot that reads the OTT in your Time, ASCIIfies it for me and greps for /mrob/, and updates the mrobdex
. He also operates the Present end of my Chronotransponder link (picture a 19th
-century telegraph operator). He's actually a pretty busy bot, so I made imagebot
to help him. He notified me of the incident that @StormAngel
reported on Newpage 1552
, when the secondary controls and secondary entrance began malfunctioning.
When the Servers stopped working, the m*stardMK
was so extensive that it affected all Times, including the Past where I and other Blitzers like @Flado
are travelling. I slipped through a parallel dimension to the Facebook group
to share my knowledge of what was going on with the server. I also found a message from davean
describing his noble battle against the spambots (or whatever was really behind it), and reported my findings
on the FB group. Eventually imagebot
discovered that the OTT was working again, and literallyL
woke me up (with an audible alarm
), whereupon I reported the event to FB (someone else did too), and sent an email to the "otters (at) chirpingmustard.com" list.
I generally try to keep my contact with the Present at a minimum while Blitzing. Bots don't have to worry about going schizo, particularly if there is a bot for each task. I'll be writing some more about imagebot
in a future Chronogram, and I have some molpish statistics.
That's all for now...
LYes, literally as in literally.
MC This departs from, but does not contradict, the TARDIS technology in the existing Doctor Who canon, which I actually spent hours researching just for this:
The Doctor's TARDIS has multiple control rooms. See this article and search for "more than one control room".
Also, the TARDIS can teleport inside itself: see this page.
MK Like the ones described in Vincent and the Doctor, my TARDIS controls include Mustard and Ketchup switces.