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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 5 Apr 2021 16:01:42
Message: <606b6ca6$1@news.povray.org>
You're developing a killer module for the Object Collection, and you
discover an oversight in one of your macros.  You repair the oversight,
but it needs testing, so you write a test scene.  The colors are not right.

You rack your brain over the macro.  You stare at #debug output and GIMP
samples.  You convert back and forth between linear and sRGB.  You
compare the macro with a successful proof-of-concept you wrote two
months earlier.  You start to wonder if you have some grave
misunderstanding of how POV-Ray works.  You divide by the finish diffuse
to see if that's interfering, but the numbers still don't match up.  You
run a case using just gray scales, and discover that the diffuse value
/couldn't/ be the problem.  Everything checks out in the SDL, but the
image is still wrong!

After several hours of this, you discover that the bug is in test scene
itself!

Oy, vey.


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 5 Apr 2021 17:15:00
Message: <web.606b7cd41b99aea31f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Saw a tempting tail
The colors drove him mad
And so he switched to grayscale
Round and round he chased his prey
That furry lure did bob and sway
Because the macro Rikki wrote
Required he fix a tiny mote
His debug quests were never lazy
But this one nearly drove him crazy
But finally his search did glean
The error lay in his own scene!

-Custard Ripling


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 5 Apr 2021 17:44:58
Message: <606b84da$1@news.povray.org>
On 4/5/21 4:01 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> After several hours of this, you discover that the bug is in test scene
> itself!
> 
> Oy, vey.

try forgetting something you /used/ to know only to remember it when 
someone (whose helping you work through the issue) says something that 
fires the correct synapse. time for a bourbon and a smoke i was done for 
the evening.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 6 Apr 2021 02:13:21
Message: <606bfc01$1@news.povray.org>
Yeah.... sounds - very - familiar....

-- 
Thomas


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From: Robert McGregor
Subject: Re: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 8 Apr 2021 17:50:00
Message: <web.606f79b11b99aea387570eabd4644d08@news.povray.org>
"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> Rikki Tikki Tavi
> Saw a tempting tail
> The colors drove him mad
> And so he switched to grayscale
> Round and round he chased his prey
> That furry lure did bob and sway
> Because the macro Rikki wrote
> Required he fix a tiny mote
> His debug quests were never lazy
> But this one nearly drove him crazy
> But finally his search did glean
> The error lay in his own scene!
>
> -Custard Ripling

Bahahahahah! Brilliant :)


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 10 Apr 2021 20:15:00
Message: <web.60723e7f1b99aea31f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
I just came across this one:


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Chasing Canada geese when you're in Asia
Date: 20 Apr 2021 13:55:37
Message: <607f1599$1@news.povray.org>
On 4/10/2021 8:10 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> I just came across this one:
> 

Reminds me of a lot of political activism. How do you fix (i.e. debug) 
the world's/society's problems?


Mike


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