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aaronpk
aaronpk
My new standing desk is finished! So excited to come back to this after next week's crazy travel! Check out the second photo for my super obsessive under-the-desk cable management! #standingdesk #flexispot #homeoffice #productivity #deskporn #cablemanagement aaronparecki.com
aaronpk
aaronpk

@eli It’s actually only half the pixels of a 4K display, so my 12” MacBook can drive it fine. It’s 3440x1440.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@eli Yeah that’s my main machine. I also have a 13” pro that I use for video editing and audio work. It handles final cut better than the 12” tho I can do video on the 12” in a pinch. It’s also nice to have a computer without all my normal distractions.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@amit My replies are all sent via webmention from my website, not created in micro.blog. I’m guessing that’s where the discrepancy is.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@eli Why have two monitors when you could just have one really really wide one instead!

eli
eli

@aaronpk that monitor is bananas

eli
eli

@aaronpk do you need to do anything special to push that many pixels?

eli
eli

@aaronpk that is bonkers and awesome!

eli
eli

@aaronpk is ther 12" MacBook your everyday driver?

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eli
eli

@aaronpk very intriguing. Thanks for the lowdown. 😀

amit
amit

@aaronpk why should this conversation be all broken? I see Aaron’s replies first and @eli’s questions. 🤔 cc @manton

aaronpk
aaronpk

@amit Looks like it got confused about the timezone?

eli
eli

@aaronpk @amit dueling Portlands. Maine v Oregon

smokey
smokey

@amit Not only that, but @aaronpk’s initial post is shown as being 3 hours after his first reply to @eli!

I agree with Aaron that the time zones are wonky; at first, I thought it was ordering based on the literal local time and not accounting for UTC offset (since Aaron is in Portland, Oregon PDT/UTC-7 and Eli is in Portland, Maine EDT/UTC-4), but that doesn’t explain everything in this conversation, let alone in the full Timeline 😕🤔 /cc @manton

smokey
smokey

@smokey Guess number two is that more than one Micro.blog server has gotten its time or timezone out of whack.

amit
amit

@smokey @aaronpk @eli must be some feed then? I think as long as the timezone is taken care of in the feeds, it should not be an issue for the reader, especially if the responses originated at Micro.blog?

amit
amit

@aaronpk Yep that’s the issue. Your posts are still shown out of sync with current time.

smokey
smokey

@amit The fact that it’s also happening to replies, within a single conversation, leads me to believe that it’s something on Micro.blog itself, not a/the feeds (although in this case @aaronpk’s replies are posts on his site, which makes it less than a slam dunk hypothesis; however, the main Timeline…). That and the fact that many people’s posts in the main Timeline are sorting all out of order (and @Burk and @macgenie’s posts from this afternoon are still at the top of the Timeline, 6 hours later); I find it hard to believe that a whole bunch of people’s feeds on multiple platforms all went bad at once :-) It’s also possible that a bunch of people’s feeds on multiple platforms, including some, but not all, M.b-hosted microblogs, were bad already and a change on M.b just exposed the problem, but to me the simplest explanation is that something related to timezone handling in Micro.blog itself is broken right now ;-)

(This reminds me of attempting to figure out what was wrong with a website that wouldn’t work for a user in Camino when we had no access to the website in question…lots of shooting flaming arrows in the dark based on the limited information the user was providing us ;-) )

amit
amit

@smokey Yeah, possibly. Aaron’s post are fine in other feed readers.

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle

@aaronpk Looking nice!!! 👍

manton
manton

@smokey @amit I haven't corrected the older replies yet, but I have this fixed for the future now. Sorry about the confusion it caused.

amit
amit

@manton 👍🏽👍🏽

smokey
smokey

@manton 👏👍🙏😃

It was disconcerting how disorienting it was for me—and really brought home how much of a “happy place” Micro.blog is, and when that is upside down, the whole world is spinning crooked! Thanks again for wrangling those timezones back into linearity!