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Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, first time posting a lateral. Hope it amuuuuuses.

But it does on mine!
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Computer related? Are you the speaker?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Title relevant?

Machine (other than computer) related?

It: a process? an action? a reaction?
Is "it" something you can hear? see? feel? touch? taste? smell? eat? pick up? move? adjust?

"It" doesn't on someone else's? everyone else's?

Is "it" positive? negative? neutral?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 6:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the title German? Portuguese? Dutch?
(Those are the languages that translated Das)
Did you make up the word Blinkenlights?
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Computer related? Yes Are you the speaker? Yes

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Title relevant? No, but an amusing read if you look it up

Machine (other than computer) related? No

It: a process? Yes an action? No a reaction? No

Is "it" something you can hear? Yesish see? Yesish feel? touch? taste? smell? eat? pick up? move? adjust? No to the rest

"It" doesn't on someone else's? Yes everyone else's? Noish

Is "it" positive? negative? neutral? Not Relevant

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Is the title German? Portuguese? Dutch? Pseudo-German
(Those are the languages that translated Das)
Did you make up the word Blinkenlights? I didnt coin it, and the title is irrelevant. :)
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, a program that runs on your computer, but not on someone else's? a game? a video?

OS's relevant? settings relevant? connection speed? or type? relevant?
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, a program that runs on your computer, but not on someone else's? Yes a game? NR a video? NR

OS's relevant? settings relevant? connection speed? or type? relevant? Yes to all
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is you surprised that it doesn't work on someone else's computer? or are you surprised to find that it does work on yours?
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is you surprised that it doesn't work on someone else's computer? Yesish

or are you surprised to find that it does work on yours? No
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 2:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a program? An add-on? A software update? A hardware update? A piece of hardware? A piece of software? A bit of code? A browser?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 2:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A patch?
Ian (Image)
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 2:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you using Mac OS? Windows? Linux? Other? Relevant?
Is the other person using Mac? Windows? Linux? Other? Relevant?
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 2:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a program? Yes An add-on? No A software update? No A hardware update? No A piece of hardware? No A piece of software? Yes A bit of code? YES A browser? No

A patch? No

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Are you using Mac OS? No Windows? Yes Linux? No Other? No Relevant? YES

Is the other person using Mac? Not Known Windows? Not Known Linux? Not Known Other? Not Known Relevant? YES
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it is a software program, specifically a bit of code that works on your computer, but not on someone elses?

Are you speaking to/about someone specific, or other people in genral?
Did you write the code? Was it something you bought? Something someone gave you(not as gift)? Lent you? Gave as a gift? Like a game? Spyware prevention? Word processer? Other?

Relevent who it does not work for?
Does it not work for the person/people totally? Partialy? Work but with errors? Slower?
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it is a software program, specifically a bit of code that works on your computer, but not on someone elses? YES

Are you speaking to/about someone specific, or other people in genral? No
Did you write the code? YES Was it something you bought? No Something someone gave you(not as gift)? No Lent you? No Gave as a gift? No Like a game? No Spyware prevention? No Word processer? No Other? No

Relevent who it does not work for? No
Does it not work for the person/people totally? Yes Partialy? Yes Work but with errors? Yes Slower? Yes

SPOILER

Me thinks you have gotten the general gist. I am a coder. I work on a coder's machine where what I write OFTEn works on my computer, but not on others, thus the phrase "Well, it works on MINE!" is often heard and looked down upon by bosses, particularly mine. Oh well... back to the coder's drawing table!

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