The ultimate FBI conundrum

Some time back there was a thread where Mark could not see the subtle color variations we use here on his monitor. I attached my macbook pro to a nice big digital monitor today and discovered something similar. The subtle distinctions in the background colors and the horizontal rules were almost imperceptible, and the screen was glaring on the whites, and the colors appeared to bleed.

I ran through the monitor setup wizard and things improved some, but not that much. Then I noticed that the wizard told me to turn contrast “all the way” up during the setting. Turning it back down manually, and adjusting the brightness a bit, I was able to find a contrast/brightness setting that almost exactly matched how it looks on my powerbook monitor … which is picture perfect of course … Steve Jobs decreed that.

So all Mark probably needs to do is adjust his contrast and brightness similarly to have a perfect view of FBI that is also less glaring on all websites.

But that is not the conundrum … the real conundrum is that here at FBI I cannot tell that to Mark. Yea sure, I can put the thought out, as I am doing, and the artifact of there only being 3 people here makes it likely that Mark will see it. But if there were 10 or many more people here, that likelihood goes down exponentially. I can’t post a thought in marks group (his wall) and I can’t even tag him in my own post and have him be sure to get the message, and I can’t message him. It’s just a big roulette game with the river and the news. Something needs to be done about that!

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Seth says
seth 2016-01-06 16:40:31 [item 19531#41203]
As to the conundrum … seems to me that facebook solves that with the notification stream and people being able to subscribe or unsuscribe to a page or personal feed.   Inevitably would that not also be the solution here?
nathan@fbi 2016-01-06 17:05:02 [item 19531#41207]
It is one possible way.  I am not attached to how, only that it must.
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Seth says
seth 2016-01-06 16:38:36 [item 19531#41202]
Also you could find a contrast setting that is comfortable for most of us … and would work best across board whatever monitor settings people have set.  When i said turn up the contrast for me, i did not mean it quite so extremely as you seem to have taken it.  Why not dink with some settings and see if we can find a comfortable wrold for the most people.
nathan@fbi 2016-01-06 18:08:48 [item 19531#41217]
I think this answer is about something else … I think perhaps the words contrast and display used in this one got mixed up with the same words in a completely different thought on a different actual subject.  This thought is about notifications, walls, tagging by name, and messaging.  
which is why i broke my comments into two separate threads. 

Seth says
mark 2016-01-06 17:02:30 [item 19531#41206]
ponderingHmmm… I found this in the news stream. Is your conundrum on straight? In G+ I just monitor the circles I chose. If I want the facebook analogy I go to the home stream . The circles I want news & river to enter should be part of the roving identity.  
BTW I have been able to see the 
for a little while now, I was suggesting it would be more useful as this dark _____________________ looking over a brick wall
 
seth 2016-01-06 19:24:36 [item 19531#41227]
i will defer to the designer on this one.   I do however personally like the thin line … me, i use these primarily to arrange pictures … it has no semantic menaing in my usage … were i to want to make a semantic ordering i would use a sub title probably centered and probably “Heading 3” … er, but that is just me.
nathan@fbi 2016-01-06 19:28:43 [item 19531#41229]
Good. Because our “design team” is the Twitter Bootstrap team and a truly professional team they are!
 I tweak the <hr> just a little on a bad monitor, just for Mark and right after his first diatribe on it, and that is why he says he has been able to see it better. But it looks nearly the same on good monitors as I trust Bootstrap to know how to please the largest possible crowd.
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Seth says
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 09:21:13 [item 19531#41256]
Additionally I can’t even find all the comments made by seth@fbi even while logged in as mark@fbi.  I suppose I could login as seth@fbi but something seems kinda wrong about that.
pondering
bkgrnd:
I sent seth my list up to a certain point of the groups I had no interest in.  I must have lost the list as far as it went except for my still old paper copy – maybe he will tag it if he can find it. 
seth 2016-01-07 09:24:05 [item 19531#41257]
yes i remember seeing that list go by.   so must be still here.   how did you tag it?
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 09:29:11 [item 19531#41259]
well, I don’t remember apparently not under the s group.  
There are lots of ways to organize stuff (here?) & tags are just one:
  • by date or span of date/time
  • by user
  • by group
  • user/group
  • such text like a google search simple or advanced
  • ? N’s natural langage ( not here though or yet)
  • context or topic not expressed in tags, but more general
  • ...
i found it via groups rather than group.

Mark de LA says
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 09:21:13 [item 19531#41256]
Additionally I can’t even find all the comments made by seth@fbi even while logged in as mark@fbi.  I suppose I could login as seth@fbi but something seems kinda wrong about that.
pondering
bkgrnd:
I sent seth my list up to a certain point of the groups I had no interest in.  I must have lost the list as far as it went except for my still old paper copy – maybe he will tag it if he can find it. 
seth 2016-01-07 09:24:05 [item 19531#41257]
yes i remember seeing that list go by.   so must be still here.   how did you tag it?
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 09:29:11 [item 19531#41259]
well, I don’t remember apparently not under the s group.  
There are lots of ways to organize stuff (here?) & tags are just one:
  • by date or span of date/time
  • by user
  • by group
  • user/group
  • such text like a google search simple or advanced
  • ? N’s natural langage ( not here though or yet)
  • context or topic not expressed in tags, but more general
  • ...
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 09:31:12 [item 19531#41261]
BTW, did we give up on a nested tag capability? I saw it come & go briefly.  More useful yet would be a tag for comments although the developer doesn’t seem to want to. 
seth@fbi 2016-01-07 09:33:46 [item 19531#41263]
anding tags still works … just click an additional tag when you are in a tag room … it adds the tag to the comma delimited list of tags in the URL.   works last time i looked.  

Was that what you meant by “nested tag capability” ?
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 09:43:56 [item 19531#41265]
Well not exactly, but close.  The way you state it & it works now is I have to find the 2nd tag on an item that has it & not from the search box.  My primary example is from group choy mostly private.  I organize the hexagram tags by # , line, ming & english contexts. The search bar can get he hex number quite easily but I have to go through multiple items to find the one on a particular line & then click on that to get all items where both the hex is say #13 and the line# is 3.  At one moment when I typed in the words hex 13 the search list would shorten and only list those with hex 13 but provide the 2nd tag like hex 13 line 4 & the count in parenthesis.  For some strange reason it appears not to do that any more.
seth@fbi 2016-01-07 10:03:09 [item 19531#41267]
i am not totally getting your “coding” system because the “#” is not really supposed to be a legal character in a tag.  maybe you could show me an example of a public thought that is coded with your system.

but i see your point, there is no real easy way to “and” restrict a tag room … except by finding the second tag in the room.   I think you could compose a URL with the commas in it, but then you would need to write that on the address bar of the browser.   you should also be able reference thes … example ego,rwg … let’s see if that works.
mark@fbi 2016-01-07 10:41:26 [item 19531#41278]
I don’t use the # in tag – I don’t think fbi1 allowed it .  I unprivatized hex 14 line 5 15029 – you can see the major classification tags are  which I include for each item only specific for the hes/line combo. (note dissolution is the ming translation of hwan) or what the TaiChi commentary deems its meaning is.  Now once I have located this item by a search for hex 14 I can’t then enter again line 5 because that will give me line 5 for all hexes negating my first effort to narrow things to hex 14. 
seth@niche 2016-01-07 10:51:04 [item 19531#41280]
ok got it … only solution i see now is to compose the url hex 14, line 5 ...or refer to it.
so we lost a feature because I used to be able when in a tag room to enter a second search within that room.sad

Mark de LA says
nathan 2016-01-28 08:08:40 [item 19531#43851]
Conundrum solved by one way. Now I can chat Mark!  
Mark 2016-01-28 08:14:32 [item 19531#43852]
I thought we already chatted before – are you talking about with/from nathan?
dA 2016-01-28 08:26:25 [item 19531#43853]
Do you understand the conundrum presented?
apparently NOT -