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Message 10615 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 2:34:55 UTC - in response to Message 10613.  


Do you mean the front page where I've left the background blue?


Yea, last I checked it was still bright blue. Now it's maroon. Taken care of then.

No, I havn't changed the color yet, but I've been working on the text links as well as providing 'home' links on the other pages. I'll have a go at toning down that blue background now.


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Message 10616 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 2:37:27 UTC - in response to Message 10612.  


you have to find a black button on black background in order to fill in form information (in black).


So....what's your problem.

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zslip does read better, the main part is still a tad hard to read though.

Do you mean the front page where I've left the background blue?

Fixed now as noted above.

I'm with Phil on the cosmology web pages. I don't find it all comfortable to work with those black pages.


It'd br a good project if (a) I could read the web pages, and (b) they found someone who knows how to make BOINC server work.
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Message 10618 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 2:54:21 UTC - in response to Message 10609.  

Incidentally, I defy ANYONE to be able to use parts of cosmology@home's site correctly, you have to find a black button on black background in order to fill in form information (in black).

On my screen the background is lighter than the text boxes and the form text is white.
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Message 10619 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 2:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 10618.  


On my screen the background is lighter than the text boxes and the form text is white.

I took a look and I see the same.

Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 10620 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:00:50 UTC - in response to Message 10618.  

Incidentally, I defy ANYONE to be able to use parts of cosmology@home's site correctly, you have to find a black button on black background in order to fill in form information (in black).

On my screen the background is lighter than the text boxes and the form text is white.

Ha, I know they'd be subtle shades of something very dark:P

Theres some page somewhere I tried to fill in, and couldnt stop laffing...
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Message 10621 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 10609.  

It might help some folk if it wasn't blue text on a blue background. Having text colour saet differently to the background colour does make it more readable (and I am sure there are people who find it hard to read but don't like to say anything...).


Thank you for that feedback Debs ;) I've updated the colors and hopefully it's more readable now.


That looks much better now, thanks for taking note of my comment. It's made a useful site much more usable :)


I'm glad you commented and not me, 'cos I'd just feel an idiot.
I am an idiot anyway 'cos I have a wornout monitor and on a site like zslip have to switch backgrounds off.

Incidentally, I defy ANYONE to be able to use parts of cosmology@home's site correctly, you have to find a black button on black background in order to fill in form information (in black).


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.



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Message 10622 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 10620.  

Incidentally, I defy ANYONE to be able to use parts of cosmology@home's site correctly, you have to find a black button on black background in order to fill in form information (in black).

On my screen the background is lighter than the text boxes and the form text is white.

Ha, I know they'd be subtle shades of something very dark:P

Theres some page somewhere I tried to fill in, and couldnt stop laffing...

I just took a look - the black text box is blacker than the surrounding black form (OK, maybe slightly gray) so I can see where everything is. It just gets taking used to I suppose. But then I can guess that on some screens the differences in the black shading would be hard to work with.


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Message 10623 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:04:53 UTC - in response to Message 10621.  

It might help some folk if it wasn't blue text on a blue background. Having text colour saet differently to the background colour does make it more readable (and I am sure there are people who find it hard to read but don't like to say anything...).


Thank you for that feedback Debs ;) I've updated the colors and hopefully it's more readable now.


That looks much better now, thanks for taking note of my comment. It's made a useful site much more usable :)


I'm glad you commented and not me, 'cos I'd just feel an idiot.
I am an idiot anyway 'cos I have a wornout monitor and on a site like zslip have to switch backgrounds off.

Incidentally, I defy ANYONE to be able to use parts of cosmology@home's site correctly, you have to find a black button on black background in order to fill in form information (in black).


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.



I'd forgotten that one. I use another browser that I've removed the background colours from.
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Message 10624 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:06:01 UTC - in response to Message 10621.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


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Message 10625 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:08:03 UTC - in response to Message 10624.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

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Message 10626 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:12:20 UTC - in response to Message 10625.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

Something to do with Concept of the week.
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Message 10627 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:17:11 UTC - in response to Message 10626.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

Something to do with Concept of the week.


MW should do App of the week
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 10628 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 3:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 10627.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

Something to do with Concept of the week.


MW should do App of the week

Travis already has App of the day
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Message 10638 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 8:47:24 UTC - in response to Message 10628.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

Something to do with Concept of the week.


MW should do App of the week

Travis already has App of the day


yeah. we kinda suck here. so i don't really want to advertise too much considering our record of keeping the server running and work flowing ;P

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Message 10640 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 9:29:11 UTC - in response to Message 10638.  
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try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

Something to do with Concept of the week.


MW should do App of the week

Travis already has App of the day


yeah. we kinda suck here. so i don't really want to advertise too much considering our record of keeping the server running and work flowing ;P

I wouldn't worry about it. For an alpha project you sure do have a lot of crunchers! If people don't like what has been happening they don't have to do work for the project. Simple really. All up MW has been working fairly well. That is the beauty of BOINC. If one project has problems, just crunch a different for a little while.

ps. Thanks Labbie for the sig ;)
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Message 10658 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 13:39:01 UTC - in response to Message 10610.  

It might help some folk if it wasn't blue text on a blue background. Having text colour saet differently to the background colour does make it more readable (and I am sure there are people who find it hard to read but don't like to say anything...).


Thank you for that feedback Debs ;) I've updated the colors and hopefully it's more readable now.


That looks much better now, thanks for taking note of my comment. It's made a useful site much more usable :)

I'm glad you mentioned it. I've been tweaking one or two other things to perhaps improve it more. Thanks again for your feedback.



Thanks Ice, are the ones posted there based on the 0.18 release?
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Message 10663 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 14:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 10658.  

Thanks Ice, are the ones posted there based on the 0.18 release?

The Windows applications are based on the 0.07 release with the core computational parts transplanted from my modified version of the old 1.22 app (slightly tuned to allow better autovectorization by the compiler) and then some small modifications to get the checkpointing correct and the addition of the required signature string in the output file.

Most likely all I will do is to change the version number to 0.18 because the input and output file formats have not changed and the actual computation is probably also the same. But you don't have to worry about it, there were no new features added since 0.07 (besides the version string in the output).
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Message 10666 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 14:30:20 UTC - in response to Message 10640.  
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ps. Thanks Labbie for the sig ;)


You've been at the CC Forums, haven't you? ;)

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Message 10670 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 15:09:10 UTC - in response to Message 10640.  


try using this link to get to Cosmo.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/testsite/

Much easier on the eyes IMO.


MUCH better


Yeah, I never did understand why they changed it in the first place.

Something to do with Concept of the week.


MW should do App of the week

Travis already has App of the day


yeah. we kinda suck here. so i don't really want to advertise too much considering our record of keeping the server running and work flowing ;P

I wouldn't worry about it. For an alpha project you sure do have a lot of crunchers! If people don't like what has been happening they don't have to do work for the project. Simple really. All up MW has been working fairly well. That is the beauty of BOINC. If one project has problems, just crunch a different for a little while.

ps. Thanks Labbie for the sig ;)


Yep. It is amazing how much crap people will put up with so long as the credit is good.

So, keep the opt apps coming. Keep the credit high enough and people WILL put up with the outages, shenanigans like running test apps in the production environment, speed limits, etc.
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Message 10671 - Posted: 14 Feb 2009, 15:23:48 UTC - in response to Message 10670.  

shenanigans like running test apps in the production environment


I keep mentioning that and Travis shoots it down. Especially after the heck he gave everybody and then made the last opti apps useless, then put out ~10 apps in a week which half never worked. It's always one sided, with some excuse.
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