Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2017-03-31

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01:17 ronsavage JK: Re the Patreon page. (1) Typo 'Jeffrey Kegler is creating Marpa/Kollos parser' should be '...creating the...'. (2) Add links to our Marpa pages. (3) Remove giant unproductive grey banner at the top.
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01:48 Topic for #marpa is now Start here: http://savage.net.au/Marpa.html - Code paste: http://scsys.co.uk:8002/marpa - Jeffrey's Marpa site: http://jeffreykegler.github.io/Marpa-web-site/ - IRC log: http://irclog.perlgeek.de/marpa/today - Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKVfGBtfTqbs1JdYq-dc5g
01:55 idiosyncrat ronsavage: The title with the "is creating" is auto-generated by Patreon.  Maybe I could add a "the" (all lower-case) at the start of the name of the project, but I think that might only break other things.
01:56 idiosyncrat The grey banner (and the whole look of the page) was auto-generated by Patreon.  Dunno if there's anything I can do about it.
02:05 idiosyncrat Re: the "is creating", I peeked at other Patreon pages, and apparently they expect a plural (eq, "Videos") or a mass noun ("Music").
02:06 idiosyncrat ronsavage: Thanks.  It now reads "is creating Marpa/Kollos parser software".  Still not exactly Byron, but it does sound better.
02:08 idiosyncrat ronsavage: Re (2) -- mousing around, I find it wants a "cover picture" (1600x400 pixels).
02:32 ronsavage JK: The changes look good. My perfectionistic tendencies would drive me to clean up the fuzziness in the image, but apart from that, good stuff!
02:35 idiosyncrat ronsavage: Re the fuzziness -- look again.
02:59 idiosyncrat ronsavage: Thanks for catching these.  Had you not rubbed my nose in them, I would have assumed they were unfixable.  Or I would have at least for a while -- eventually I might have looked at other Patreon pages and wondered why everybody else's looked better than mine. :-)
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05:13 idiosyncrat Good night!
05:34 ronsavage JK: Defuzzed to perfection! Agghhh. You've lost the 'the' after 'creating'!
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17:05 idiosyncrat ronsavage: re https://irclog.perlgeek.de/marpa/2017-03-31#i_14354578 --
17:06 idiosyncrat If you look at other Patreon pages, titles are always anarthrous (fancy word, hey?).
17:07 idiosyncrat So it's thing like "X is creating designer baked goods" or
17:07 idiosyncrat "Y is creating world peace"
17:08 idiosyncrat where the title is something that works without an article -- either a mass noun or a plural.
17:09 idiosyncrat The title is used in other places, so I imagine they are doing this because a "the" or an "a" won't work in those other places.
17:09 idiosyncrat My fix was to change "Marpa/Kollos parser", where "parser" is a singular count noun to
17:10 idiosyncrat "Marpa/Kollos parser software", where "software" is a mass noun.
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