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Spam / Re: A List of Things the Subje...
Last post by Luca - August 10, 2022, 10:13:18 AM
SKYRAIL: IT'S A MIRACLE YOU'RE STILL ALIVE
CalRef II: A Rotating Door of Revolution
CalRef II: The Grand Canyon of Feet
CalRef II: Smoking the Thirty Six Lessons of Vivec
CalRef II: "Good Morning, Power Rangers" Power Rangers: "Good Morning, Charlie!"
CalRef II: The Whole Foods of Thrift, The Dark Souls of Gocers, The Fermentation Stills of Banjoland
CalRef II: How Many People Could Possibly Have Mayonnaise Addictions for Them to Make a Mayo Clinic
CalRef II: A Diet of Wheaties and VOID
CalRef II: The Alabama of Japan
CalRef II: The Triforce of Sass
CalRef II: I'm Skakey, But Only Horizontally
CalRef II: A Font of Knowledge. Helvetica, Specifically
CalRef II: DESTROYED by the Shareware Demon
CalRef II: I'm so strong because of the dumpster times
CalRef II: I'm a composition truther -- I only believe in 45% of moon landings and dinosaur bones
CalRef II: We have a lot of great ideas and Jamie Kennedy is here also
CalRef II: The [volcano] dodo is a bird of pure culture
CalRef II | Days without people using lack of sleep as an excuse: 0
#2
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Natalie - August 06, 2022, 04:13:18 PM
This looks good. I remain optimistic about the NAGA.
#3
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Luca - August 06, 2022, 04:08:53 PM
Another update and another substantive change -- that intervention would be commanded by the Ops Councillor, which is also something that has long been assumed.

Quote from: Zukchiva on August 01, 2022, 11:52:44 AMI wonder if it may be a good idea to directly specify what "allies" means in 7(b), rather than leaving it kinda vague.

Perhaps, although I am passively interested in leaving that for a future author. Ideally it should not be defined here if it is codified or elaborated.
#4
The Admin Tower / CalRef Development Journal 30
Last post by Luca - August 02, 2022, 10:10:05 AM
Eyebeast
Eldritch Archival Utility


Greetings Refugi "and normies"!

Heard about the hot, hot, hot new Detag locator that came out a couple weeks ago? Wouldn't it be a dream if there were a comprehensive utility that could go along with it so detagging would be 10% the effort of before? Sweet baby jesus, that time has come.

For the last year (yikes), you may have been hearing of a tool called "Eyebeast", which recorded flags and other data in the most inconvenient way possible. While it's cool that some people found this useful and worked it into their routines, it really wasn't meant to be public, since I never wrote a user interface and the way we were storing data was rather archaic. I have since found the time to rewrite this draft idea into a proper web app.

Behold[er], the new Eyebeast, a supernatural and magical eyeball with many other eyeball appendages. Floating, unmoving, unchanging, in a pocket dimension between the floors of the Admin Tower. We enter its space-folding room and ply it with questions. With grace and precision, it stares longingly into our souls. It screams, we scream, become filled with knowledge of the ancients, and 37% hearing loss for the next six hours.

Eyebeast is also a site that is designed to be mobile-friendly, except on any device or browser where there are problems. Access this 10/10 experience by visiting the nav link on the Network Site, or by going to Eyebeast directly. On the landing page, you're met with a search bar. This is for searching. So type in a region, or copy-paste a region's entire URL, idgaf, Eyebeast consumes all.

On the results page, provided there is one, you'll see all of the snapshots for that region which exist within the database. There are flags, WFEs, tags, ROs, and the banner the region had at the time, if any of those apply. Use the forward and backward buttons to switch between snapshots until you find one that looks like it was written by the native population. Use the copy button to load the WFE onto your clipboard. Want to download a flag or banner? No worries, just tap the flags or banners and download them in one click. What else...Uhm? Idk. The WFE results return things like emoji and other special characters, if the were in the data, so that's an improvement.

But Luca, there's only one snapshot right now!

Indeed. Unfortunately, we can't go back in time to download flags and banners that have already been deleted, nor can we get old tag data. I don't see much of a purpose of a snapshot when most of the data will be missing, so we shall simply wait for new snapshots to be added. The perk of Eyebeast is that it's a longer term tool that will be around for quite a while, so this time of limited data is temporary.

Starting now, every Wednesday, a new snapshot will be added to the database. After a snapshot is six months old, it will be consumed by the Eyebeast and lost forever. This means that you will effectively have six months to detag a region before its native data is lost.
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#5
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Zukchiva - August 01, 2022, 11:52:44 AM
I'd probably reword it as "RRS 15. The Region defines its military alignment as "Neutral", shunning the expectations and responsibilities of the world's self-interested regimes and only acting in the direct defence of the Region's allies."

I wonder if it may be a good idea to directly specify what "allies" means in 7(b), rather than leaving it kinda vague.
#6
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Luca - July 28, 2022, 04:22:02 PM
Slightly improved verbiage added.

For background, we'll want to avoid "independent", as that relates to a military alignment that both raids and defends.
#7
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Natalie - July 28, 2022, 01:51:25 PM
Maybe something like Desperate to codify our long-held status of independent neutrality,
#8
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Catherine - July 28, 2022, 01:47:55 PM
Quote from: Luca on July 28, 2022, 01:34:28 PMI'm not against having an explanation, but I'm not sure what that would look like.

Hm yes. I haven't done any political writing, but maybe a short extra bit under 'believing',

Understanding that Refugia has maintained an unofficial independent status for a number of years, counting people from all backgrounds among its friends,

(n.b. not sure about the word unofficial, as it is in the rules and has been mentioned on the RMB before?)
#9
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Luca - July 28, 2022, 01:41:18 PM
Quote from: Natalie on July 28, 2022, 01:35:20 PMWhat does "except in the direct defence of the Region's allies" mean?
It's fun, right? It's somewhat open-ended, because it appears to reference content that doesn't exist yet.

RRS 7(b):
The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, whose responsibilities are defined as management and maintenance of the travel portals within the Region. The Councillor of Foreign Affairs seeks out ideologically-similar regions to Refugia and builds relationships with them. To that end, the Councillor oversees the construction, maintenance, and withdrawal of embassies.

This Councillor shall:

  (i) Maintain the relationships between Refugia and its allies.
This is the only thing that references "allies". Presumably, this implies that we either have them or view our embassies as them. Meaning if a region like Canada, which is our oldest embassy in fact, comes under attack, we retain the capacity to assist. Or not. Whichever it is.
#10
Refugia / Re: [draft] No, and Also Go Aw...
Last post by Natalie - July 28, 2022, 01:35:20 PM
What does "except in the direct defence of the Region's allies" mean?