PDML Annual book - last minute reminder

Igor PDML-StR pdmlstr at komkon.org
Thu Mar 1 15:12:03 EST 2018


I failed that test: when I will grow up, I will be a Gamma-ray, to 
have the most energy [of any wave in the electromagnetic spectrum].


  Jostein Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:37:00 -0800 wrote:

Actually, the script is a zen test for what you want to be in your life.
A software beta-tester, or
a Pentax alpha-photographer.



Den 28.02.2018 21:00, skrev Igor PDML-StR:

> Larry Colen Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:56:34 -0800 wrote:
>> While not the last minute, the last five hours is close enough. I did just 
>> notice that at one point the max height is listed as 2500 and elsewhere it 
>> is 2400.
> It is not the only incosistency there. At some point (e.g. if you forgot to 
> choose the filename), the script shows you an error with something like that: 
> "either you forgot to choose the file, or it is larger than 5 MB",
> while the first submission page informs about 4 MB file size limit.
> BTW, if you are going back from that error page, you are loosing "submit" 
> button, and the only cure for that is to reload the page.
> (Fortunately, in my case, after page reloaded, the field entries were 
> preserved, - I am not sure if it was done by the page, or by my Firefox.)
> I am also not quite sure where "Comments" go, but it might be just me.
> Larry Colen Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:09:06 -0800 wrote:
>> Would there be any way that the submission page could keep the relevant 
>> entered information; name, email, etc. when submitting multiple photos?
> That's a good suggestion.
> Better yet, maybe (up to) three images could be submitted on one page.
> What I've done (and IIRC, I've been doing that for the past several years) is 
> I hit "Back" in the browser, then change the fields, and submit
> again. But this year, going "back" results in the "submit" button 
> disappearing. So, I had to hit browser's "reload" (Ctrl-R or F5, or that 
> "reload" icon) each time. Fortunately, my entries were preserved after the 
> pages was reloading.
> But to be fair to Mark (and despite my somewhat grumpy-sounding comment),
> Mark does a very reasonable job with this submission page.
> Somehow submission forms are almost always a problem. For years, I've been 
> submitting abstracts to conferences, grant applications, governmental forms, 
> etc. And almost always, there are some bugs and inconsistencies in those. So, 
> for the form that is used by only about 40-60 people and only once a year, 
> and which for the most part works well enough, -- it is hard to justify 
> spending much time on tweaking this form (or even finding the motivation to 
> do that).
> Cheers,
> Igor

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