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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 09:18

Ah, thanks for the heads up.  I'll look into fixing that.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 19:06

The trouble is with the perspective.  If I use a perspective transformation to view the robot head-on, you can kind of see what I'm talking about.  His right side (the side on the viewer's left) is larger than his left side in that perspective. 

I used the warp tool to stretch his proportions so they were roughly symmetrical, and then transformed him back into perspective:

Obviously, after image manipulation, this is no longer pixel art, but it demonstrates what I think the issue is in terms of proprtions.

In general, it's pretty hard to do this by eye alone when drawing in perspective, but you don't have to.  If you draw a rectangle in perspective, you can find the center by drawing an X from corner to corner.  The center is where the lines cross.  You can further subdivide that so you have a grid to work with that you can use as a guide.

Hope that makes sense. :)

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 20:16

Status update:  All nodes are indexed, and I just succesfully searched for something submitted on December 30th.  Looks like search is working, but let me know here if there are any other problems.


Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 14:15

Update;  We're down to about 36,000 more things to index, so maybe I've caught all of the edge cases.  Hopefully new items will appear in the search when all is said and done.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:44

@MedicineStorm: The latest node to cause a problem doesn't appear to actually exist.  I don't recall the node ID number, but further node IDs will be added to the watchdog log so I can go back and figure out what's up with them.  My first guess is that when nodes are deleted, some orphaned data is being left somewhere in tthe database.  Thus far, it seems like one or two nodes here and there that appear to have been deleted, as opposed to, say, an ton of nodes that should still be indexed.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:37

I've found and added another possible failure case.  55509 nodes to left to index, as of this post.  Might take a couple of days.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:22

Just a quick update:  We've got some data corruption on a few nodes, and that's causing the indexing process to fail.  I'm trying to alter the behavior of the indexing process so that it logs the corrupt nodes and then skips over them, which seems to me like a more intelligent way to do it.

Out of the roughly 60,000 items we need to index, a couple thousand got done last night before it failed again.  There are multple cases that might cause it to fail, so I'm working on finding all of them.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 02:36

Hi folks,

I may have figured out why indexing is failing.  I'm running a test right now that might fix it, but I expect it to take all night, if not longer.  I'll post a status update tomorrow.

If this doesn't work, we'll talk about getting people set up with developer access.



Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 01:05

As it has been explained why mikeeusa's page is blocked and we seem to be rehashing the same stuff over and over again, this thread is now locked.  Bringing up this topic again will result in a ban.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:41

Hey folks,

I feel like I should chime in here briefly to say that, yes, I still exist, and I'm doing fine.  The lack of updates on my part is due to a lack of time and not a lack of inclination.

I'm trying to keep a better eye on things here, but I'm going to be intermittent at best for a while.  If there are other people here who do have both the time and inclination to work on the site code, I'd be willing to talk about that. 

@p0ss: I just wanted to say thanks a bunch for stepping up to the plate on the search and popular items.  Is there anything I can set up for you that will make what you're doing easier?  SSH access, etc?