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Archivers Discuss Peeps
Posted by Joey on 23 April 2003, 08:32 GMT

ticalc.org was down from about 4:45 to 6:20 GMT today. Unable to add files for more than 1.5 hours, Morgan and I consoled each other, discussed marshmallow Peeps, and waited for the site to come back up. Somehow, life moves on.

Update (Joey): Despite the red border, everything mentioned in this article actually happened. The only reason it is red is because it is "funny".

 


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Bored
W Hibdon  Account Info

Man, this is rediculous. 210 comments in three days. That is very sad. Well, I guess not, because there some very interesting threads going on.

-Perpetuating the madness of this news item, I am W-

     26 April 2003, 17:08 GMT


Re: Bored
Tavis Segura  Account Info

Somehow, peeps, pings, caffeinated drinks, alt-characters, innovative uses for sheep, and experiments involving sugar and carbon dioxide strike a chord with all of us.

Umm.. well, almost. BTW, one of my favorite alt keys is 160, the non-breaking space.

     26 April 2003, 21:33 GMT

Re: Re: Bored
Umm... Yup Account Info
(Web Page)

what? huh? 160 is an accented a... Š

     27 April 2003, 00:31 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Bored
Tavis Segura  Account Info

Only on some fonts. On others it does not look like an accented a. On Windows computers, the acute accented a is Alt+0225. Š

†††††††If this appears indented, you might
††††††be using a Windows machine. If you see
††††††accented a's or something else, then
††††††you are not using the same fonts I am.

Did it work?

     27 April 2003, 00:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bored
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

Wow! It did work!
By the way, it's not based on font, it's based on character set. Alt+0160 is the Unicode for a nonbreaking space (I believe), and Alt+160 (note the '0' at the beginning) is the ASCII character 'Š'.

Ah, the joys of nonbreaking space!

     28 April 2003, 17:14 GMT

Character sets
Tavis Segura  Account Info

Okay, well, I'm glad that works out then.. I thought it was a problem because if you viewed the alt+0160 character in a DOS session (like in DOS Editor), that character shows up as an accented a. I know because I've saved some text art and later viewed the files to see lots of accented a's where non-breaking spaces belonged. (I call it text art to distinguish it from the monospaced ASCII art)

Is it a coincidence that 160 forms an accented a, or was it supposed to be a compatability thing?

     28 April 2003, 19:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bored
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

Strange, I can't get it to work on my machine. Ah, well.

     7 May 2003, 19:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bored
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

What I mean by "I can't get it to work on my machine" is that the space trick doesn't seem to work for me, not that I can't get the space character to show up by hitting alt+0160.

     7 May 2003, 19:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Bored
Peregrine Account Info
(Web Page)

I just see little question marks in diamonds.
I guess mozilla's default unicode implementation is incomplete. I'll have to make my own. Damn.
Test:
Odd, it seems fine in this window...

     10 May 2003, 04:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Bored
Tavis Segura  Account Info

Sorry.. forgot the leading 0 is significant. Take a look at alt+0160.

     27 April 2003, 00:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bored
bikingoffacliff  Account Info

does anyone notice that Alt-666 is ‹ ? (a smiley)

     27 April 2003, 21:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Bored
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

Heh, you already got that. I really ought to read the whole thread before I post...

     28 April 2003, 17:14 GMT


Re: Re: Bored
Jared Brayshaw Account Info

Innovative uses for sheep?

     7 May 2003, 02:20 GMT
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