questionshave we time traveled yet again?

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Since I only browse woot/deals from my commented tab, I'm commenting, just so it'll show up.

Also, my tags were:

#who #broke #it #this #time

Dearest wine dot woot peoples. I am VERY low on Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah. The 2010 is drinking nicely now. I'd like some more, please.

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@shrdlu: Thanks for letting me know! I notified the person who can fix it.

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@faughtey: It's been this way since Friday. Thought you guys knew.

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They won't know if someone doesn't tell them. Honestly, I believe that staff folks are spread terribly thin, and the fact that someone just now changed the title of my question (it was something or other about traveling back in time) and the tags says that the day staffer just hit the boards for the day.

Traffic has fallen off so steeply here that it's unlikely anyone will notice failures to update other than the core of regulars that still inhabit the place. It is VERY unlikely that I would notice something like that in any timely manner, unless it happens that I mouse over the link by accident. The fact that I recognized something I'd voted for, and that I was very sure was a couple of days ago, is what caught my attention, or else I might not have noticed even then.

So it goes.

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@shrdlu: Oh, I know they need to be told...just surprised that didn't happen sooner. Last things listed on the Top tab are from Thursday. Same on the Leaderboard.

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@mtm2: I reported that first thing yesterday. They said it could wait until Monday. Which is too bad, because all the new popular items that should have shown up this weekend, won't be making them any money.

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@faughtey: I'm reminded of the old aphorism about getting what you want cheaply, quickly, or done properly. Choose any two of the three.

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@shrdlu: Thanks for reporting it. I'm on vacation with dreadful wifi (and DH glares at me every time I break the "no electronics on vacation" rule) and thought it might just be some kind of glitch on my side.

Strange. Very strange.

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@belyndag: Welll, it's at least a nice validation for me that I'm not losing it. At least not completely.

I've been told by the people at the local shop for everything quilt related that ZERO of the things I have are useful for anyone in this century. After being made to feel ancient by someone barely five years younger than I, it's nice to be reminded that I still have the ability to suddenly say "Gee, that's odd."

I'm now looking for an antique quilting frame to go with everything else I have, so that I can at least make a nice display of it all. Even my threads aren't right for modern quilters. Truthfully, since she couldn't see a sale, she wasn't that interested in chatting. I miss the previous owners (who retired two years ago), and were much more interesting.

Back to the point at hand. My guess is that it's waiting until Monday because otherwise someone would be getting extra pay for working off schedule. Saving pennies, and wasting dollars. :-(

Original title is now back :-)

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I was wondering why a couple deals of mine hadn't hit the pop or top tab and why those other ones just sat there.
My brain was too involved w/ Father's day plans and my nieces birthday for it to register in my brain that there was something wrong. I thought it was me.
Thanks @shrdlu for catching it.

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@shrdlu: "I've been told by the people at the local shop for everything quilt related that ZERO of the things I have are useful for anyone in this century."

I was photographed for the newspaper a few weeks ago (accepting one of those giant fake checks on behalf of a charity). I had one of those oh-my-God-how-ancient-am-I moments when the newspaper's photographer suggested that I push my chin forward to "pull up some of my chins." I think maybe I'm not useful for anything in this century!

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@belyndag: I can't believe that someone would be so rude! I'd have just given him that special look that implied things were about to go WAY south. At least my person was polite about my obsolescence. I want to smack the photographer that was so rude to you.

I'd come into the shop at almost the end of the day. They were giving classes on how to make your own patterns, and each person that was in the class had made at least an outfit, or even extra pieces. I was astonished to see what they'd made (please heat that in the sarcastic voice it would be spoken in). Really, my mother would have made me rip it out and do it over. I was surprised at the relative age of the people taking the class, too. I'd expect women in their mid fifties to late sixties to already KNOW how to do those things, but I guess it was a day's entertainment.

I'm sticking to the old-fashioned stuff that I know. It looks nicer, and you don't need a $2k machine to do it.

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@shrdlu: I'm surprised at your surprise. It's been [gulp] 50 years since I took a one-semester sewing class, and I had neither time nor talent nor interest in sewing clothing then or now. And my mother wouldn't let me touch her prized Necchi machine anyway.

On the other hand, when in 1969 my first husband wanted a pair of -- don't laugh! -- velvet bell-bottoms that we couldn't afford, he figured constructing clothing wouldn't be much harder than constructing anything else, so he bought some remnant fabric and a couple of how-to-sew books, borrowed the by-then ancient Necchi, and proceeded to make a damned fine pair of velvet pants. From there he moved on to making a couple of sport coats, and he eventually taught tailoring at the local community college. He sewed all of my maternity clothing.

Oddly enough, when we need repair sewing around the house, The Spouse, whose mother insisted that men needed basic bachelor survival skills, takes care of it quite handily.

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@magic cave: I taught myself to sew for costuming, but I always just imagined what I wanted and figured out how to do it. Although I have won lots of awards for stuff I made I can't follow a pattern at all. But I haven't sewn anything in at least a decade. I just got asked to be the keynote speaker in October at an arts convention for my old medieval club. People will be coming from all over the country for the event and I am a bit of a legend in the organization so now I have to make something new and wow-worthy. It's daunting.

@shrdlu and @belyndag: I'll help kick the guy around. I need to refresh my punching bag moves.

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{It's kind of sad to see things still broken. It's only a quick reboot of things like caching engines or load balancers, I suspect. Too bad I don't have root; I'd bounce those puppies, and be done with it.}

Ah, well. It's nice to be reminded every now and then that skills I take for granted aren't universal. I do think it's sad that classes on things like "home economics" are no longer considered part of the curriculum, since so many of the things that they taught were so very useful. I'm sure that most modern folk would have been shocked that the first day of class was spent with flour sifters, filtering out the weevils that had invaded over the summer, because the teacher wasn't about to throw out something that was perfectly usable.

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I can remember feeling caught between two taskmasters when I made a suit, because the teacher and my mother were both making me pick things apart because of imperfections. The teacher was kinder to those who were just learning than to those of us

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@moondrake: I had a friend many years ago who was heavily into SCA activities, and I was entranced with the time she spent tracking down exactly the right bits and pieces she wanted for her various costumes.

Will you share pictures of the finished garment? I'm so envious of your creativity and talents!

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Ugh. I missed the edit window, and lost the rest of my second comment. Here's the whole thing (I hope):

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I can remember feeling caught between two taskmasters when I made a suit, because the teacher and my mother were both making me pick things apart because of imperfections. The teacher was kinder to those who were just learning than to those of us who already knew how to sew.

I've had two sergers, and given them both away. I prefer the look of French fell and flat fell seams. Now there are words that have almost disappeared from use. Here's a couple of nice discussions of them.

http://sewing.about.com/od/techniques/ss/Anatomy-Of-A-Seam-Learn-How-To-Sew-A-Seam_3.htm
http://www.instructables.com/id/Flat-felled-Seam-and-2-alternatives/

I especially love the comments on the Instructables link.

{That'll teach me to try and outwit the edit window.}

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@shrdlu: I guess I'm not a total heathen, since I at least know what French fell and flat fell seams are!

Back in the 60's my "cooking" home ec class included a week spent learning about baking, including one day in which (in our 55 minute class period) we all brought in muffin recipes and ingredients and made muffins. I managed to find a banana muffin recipe that specifically noted not to worry about over-mixing.

Our "evening meal" study concluded with work teams each being responsible for one part of the meal. In our 55 minute time frame. My team's assignment (please, no rolling of eyes) was to heat the canned green beans.

Girls weren't allowed to take woodshop, which sounded a lot more interesting than home ec did. And would have been a lot more useful.

It's interesting that I can totally visualize that muffin day, 52 years later. Kinda scary, though, thinking of "me" and "52" years later in the same sentence.

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@magic cave: This is a ghost costume I made for work. The skull face is a glued-on molded paper appliance so it startles people when it makes expressions and the jaws move with me.

This is a faun costume that used to win a lot of awards. I constructed the hooves, which sadly you can't see well here, by carving a wooden hoof, attaching a metal rod out the back for heel supprt (so it was like a high heel without the heel) then creating a "boot" top out of an old sock and duct tape that laced up with a shoelace. I covered the upper with rabbit fur. The hooves alone were many hours of work, before I even got into the leather top and fur leggings. But the hooves sounded just like real hooves and the shape made it easier to walk with a bit of a crouch like a faun. Needless to say this was quite a while ago.

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Okay, last try. Then I'm just going to give it up as a lost cause.

@josefresno
@mattschuette

I recognize that it may be that you are no longer allowed to respond to paging (it's been quite a while since either of you have, at least that I've seen). Is the lack of updating something more difficult to repair than I'd stated (i.e. rebooting a caching engine or the like)? Have we been entirely abandoned, over here on Deals, just given up as a failed experiment? The rename back to Side Deals brought a shudder of recognition to me; I hope it wasn't a prediction of things yet to come.

I admit that I went off and checked first to see whether one or both of you no longer had a staff badge (and was relieved to see otherwise). Is there an estimated time of repair? Should we start loading up the life rafts?

This question's been fun, don't get me wrong (successful segues are always worthwhile), but I'm still hoping for an answer. ..^oo^..

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@shrdlu: The bug has been reported. Working on a fix.

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How sad. It appears that my guess was correct.

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@moondrake: Oh, wow! And wow! again! They're both pretty fantastic, but I love the faun costume, especially for the fact that the hooves sounded so good.

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Just in case no one else has pointed this out, you seem to be stuck over on Woot central, as well.

http://www.woot.com/forums/?ref=sh_cmty

No updates since the 17th. I noticed it hadn't updated yesterday, but figured it would just settle out today. It makes me wonder what else is broken...

@thunderthighs (I figure you'll kick it upstream, or at least tell me that it's handled, and why am I bothering you.)

Far as I can tell, it only affects the primary site, and not others. I looked at wine, sellout, electronics, and computer, and they were all updating with the new entries. I couldn't look at more, because that creepy disembodied head was too much to take before breakfast.

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That's because the last 2 daily events were special events that took you to an event page showing all the sales (e.g. Roku & today's Vizio). We can't create a daily thread for those yet.

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Thanks for the response. I'd forgotten about that issue (but recall seeing the answer before). Pity about the not being able to create a matching blog thing, so that there'd be that nice continuity in the posts. I'm glad to hear it's not broken. :-}

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@belyndag @shrdlu and @moondrake: I know this thread is pretty old, but this was sent to me by a friend this morning, and it's too good not to share:

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/736/The-Older-Ladies-Anthem-I-LOVE-This-#CHpjaDg4k3fQ6DXp.01=