[PD] Re: Sarcasm
czhenry at gmail.com
Thu May 4 22:38:47 CEST 2006
Yes, I think the sarcastic interpretation was mine, only. I guess one
tends to see in others their own behavior (i.e. if you're angry, the
whole world looks angry) Oh, what wonders this does when drunk!
Sorry for the unneeded comments,
On 5/4/06, Kyle Klipowicz <kyleklip at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, the reason that I thought IOhannes was funny wasn't because of
> insult, but becaust he actually had a good point about how difficult
> it can be to find the right object. Some kind of keyword/tag-based
> system would be nice for searching for those vague tools that you
> can't quite recall the names of.
> On 5/4/06, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> > geiger wrote:
> > > On Wed, 3 May 2006, Charles Henry wrote:
> > >
> > >> yes, that was pretty sarcastic... I think a sarcastic tutorial is a great idea.
> > >> wait a minute...no one knows what I'm saying...what is this some kind of
> > >> text based forum that can't encode inflections?
> > >
> > > The problem is that such a message has several interpretations, it might
> > > be
> > > - insulting (to the one who asked the question)
> > > - funny
> > > - express shortcomings in how pd works
> > > - explain how to look for objects
> > > - ...
> > >
> > > The list should be a place where questions can be asked without fearing
> > > that someone makes fun of you in public, which was my interpretation of
> > > the message.
> > i definitely did not want to make fun of peter or anyone else. if he
> > felt insulted, i feel sorry and apologize.
> > what i did try was to encourage people (in general) to look out for
> > built-in objects.
> > ...
> > and obviously i forgot puredatabase (most likely because this option for
> > finding option lies somewhat within my responsibility):
> > hmm, let's think: which object could do that? grabbing the
> > keyboard...let's search the pdb..
> > http://pd.iem.at/pdb/query.html?all=y&alb=y&qry=keyboard ... hmm, no
> > object found;
> > note to myself: put a HUGE error message on the pdb-website that it is
> > out of order and doesn't find _any_ object.
> > mfg.adr.
> > IOhannes
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