Beta Max

larK on Mar 16th 2017

This service is "beta", for the time being; it's running off my staging server, there are no uptime guarantees. It scrapes the CIDU RSS feed every 10 minutes and updates the archive with new posts. I wrote this March 15, 2017, in the evening, so that's as far back as the posts go; going forward, they will be there, barring downtime, moderation causing a post not to show on the RSS feed, and CIDU Bill not objecting.

Everyone (and his Uncle)

larK on May 23rd 2017

I noticed the drop-down list of all CIDU commentators was getting unworkably long (over 200) -- who knew so many people comment (and this is only people who have commented since March 15th!)?
So, here's what I have done: the drop-down will now by default populate with only the last 100 people who have made a comment -- but: if you want the drop-down to show everyone who's ever made a comment since March 15, 2017, you can select "Everyone Ever" from the drop-down, submit the form, and it will now populate with everyone ever (from March 15, 2017).
Please note: all of this only affects the drop-down list; the recent comments shown will be from all comments I have (unless you are filtering for a specific commentator, obviously).

My Condiments to the Chef

larK on July 3rd 2017

I added a hack so that you can catch up on threads even when using incognito mode in your browser. If you append "?catsup" to the URL you'll turn on this hack (yeah, the pun is with "ketchup", but I like to be second order meta). It'll mark which comments you've read (assuming you go to a thread and read all the comments available at that time), so you can choose a large number of recent comments, and then just click on one comment of a thread you haven't read and all the comments of that thread will be marked; come back later, and new comments won't be marked.
This hack requires both javascript and cookies, so if you don't play that, this hack isn't for you.