The courtyard is wingish, and has a fountain in the shape of a snake, from which Morobu fills his water bottle. A tileworker asks if he is Waiting for the UNG at 1 or the Silentpix at 2:30. "No, I Wait for an audience with ucim." The tileworker walks over to the other pilgrims, including the one who had earlier warned Morobu of the tsunamis and flying robots, asking each the same.
Another Time of Waiting passes. The temple is almost silent, only one or two continue to chant inside.
Morobu is escorted back in, quickly turning right to follow the perimeter-corridor of the temple, then through covered walkways looking out on both sides to beautiful gardens, and into another building, a reception-room for honored guests.
It is a hot day, but the sky is clear and the wind is soft. All the doors along both sides of the room have been opened, so the guests can see the koi pond on the left side, babbling gently with inflowing water, and the lovely rock-garden on the right, with brilliant white pebbles raked neatly around several boulders.
Morobu and the other pilgrims Wait for another newpix. It appears that great ucim has been delayed. (Morobu does not realize that today he is also leading three Waiting vigils for the UNGs and for the Silentpix, and will conduct vespers as the setting sun paints the great (though still invisible) Mountain a dull orange).
One ケチャップ reply I missed:
No surprises here. My native language is English and my dialect is American Standard. Though the second choice of Australian was a bit of a surprise Of course, here and in real life I imitate other dialects for fun, but I did the survey 'straight' since is was for science.
And now continuing my ketchup, with replies to things posted after I returned...
For want of a cueball, the Megan was lost.
For want of a megan, the Rook was lost.
For want of a rook, the Trebuchet was lost.
For want of a trebuchet, the Scaffuld was lost.
For want of free space the game was lost.
And all for the want of a Cueball.
HES wrote: (OTT:1971:31) Universities give welcome bags.
Yep. I got one for my 25th reunion, too. Lots of cool stuff, some of which I gave away.
ucim wrote: (OTT:1973:24) You could provide the last n steps, where n is a small enough number. Ten would work.
(We PM'd about this a bit. I'll definitely do something like what @ucim suggests, but it will be just in Export/Import, not in the saves that are in the Console Log... except maybe the last few saves in the Console Log will be full exports. But there are reasons why I think the Console Log needs to be able to retain hundreds of past saves.)
ucim wrote: (OTT:1974:1) A challenge for you linguists: A pun has been defined as "a play on words". Despite all my searching, I have not found a dictionary definition of "play" that fits this. ...
Solution: As you point out, the phrase "A play on words" does not meet the standards of a dictionary: thus, by your judgment (as implied by your discussion of the matter), it is not a valid definition of "pun". Thus there is no problem. If you wish to take a definition of "pun" and hold it to the standards of a dictionary, then you'll need to start with a definition that meets equivalent or higher standards.
My dictionary wrote: pun n. a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
AluisioASG wrote: (OTT:1974:21)mrob27 wrote: @AluisioASG, perhaps you can describe more precisely what you mean, how can I set up my Apache to serve all non-index.html files with a sort of version number and infinite max-age?
The version is in the file name. Or even better, the content hash is the filename.
Very smart! Thanks, that's a great idea. And if I need any URLs that don't change (so other sites can link to my pages) I can simply have those URLs redirect to the version-hashed ones. As an added bonus, if I wish I can leave old versions of things on the server, so anyone who links to older versions will still get the version they intended to link to.
Way back in the 1980s I began doing that sort of thing with utility functions (library routines). The idea was that if I came up with a "better" implementation of some subroutine, I wouldn't have to worry about breaking the other programs that already use the existing version of that routine. Every version of every function I ever wrote, even the ones that were obviously wrong, became permanently part of an ever-growing library. Of course I'd have to search through my existing code and decide which calls to an old function should be changed to use the newer one.
azule wrote: (OTT:1974:25) Can't check because ninjas. Yay for ninjas!
The ninjas are actually invisible
balthablindposter wrote: I keep most of my comments in 3 files: blitznotes.txt, notblitznotes.txt, and yyyyyb.txt. The names are self-explanatory.
Almost, but not quite. Of course you use a 5-digit year because (like all TimeWaiters) you're a member of the Long Now Foundation. But the Polish word for 'month' does not start with the letter 'b'... and how can you get away with having just one letter for the month (yyyyyb.txt instead of yyyyybb.txt)?
Woah. Thanks for the link!
That sounds familiar... Oh yes, here it is: @ergman, OTT:772:25.
Congrats on getting Lucky-upon-Shed, @ucim!
(Hmmm... having trouble using attached images in preview. But they are clearly present in the spoiler section.)
(Edit: And they show up in the post after submitting. I declare ... possibly related to the 408 errors that I and others have seen )
Edit 3: Hey, I seem to have poped myself
Take your pick:
Ninja something. Or ninja-ify something
(invisible ninjas count )
Or perhaps something 1981ish, like New wave music,
which really got going that yip
(Edit: Correct and clarify the balthasar yyyyb response)