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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Primer Chimp is Back!

The Primer Chimp has just returned from a relaxing incarceration stay at an undisclosed location. He asks that you be patient with him as gets used to completing the terms of his parole

all the new things Jim wants him to do. He apologizes for messing up the pitcher’s links on his first day back. Unfortunately, he is a lazy chimp and posted the links contained within bbref.com’s RSS without verifying their accuracy. He has fixed the links and promises to pay better attention in the future. He will also ask his buddy, the bbref.com automaton, to change the pitcher links from relative to absolute so The Primer Chimp can get this task done without supervision.

Edit: I’ve already asked Sean to add the game time to the feed titles. I’ll ask him to put in a new line to separate the pitcher match-ups and to add current win-lost record for each team. He’s away at the SABR convention. I’m sure I’ll be able to get him to tweak things a little as soon as he gets back.

If you have any other suggestions, post them here.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 27, 2007 at 05:02 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Banta Posted: July 28, 2007 at 12:28 AM (#2458251)
Put the teams overall records back in the gamechatter write-ups, if possible. It's just nice to have at a glance.

Thanks, monkey!

EDIT: The monkey comment is directed at the Primer Chimp, not Jim. Please don't destroy me, Jim.
   2. rr Posted: July 28, 2007 at 01:07 AM (#2458366)
I am a big fan of the chimp. If you sell BBTF paraphernalia with the chimp on it, I will buy it.
   3. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: July 28, 2007 at 07:10 PM (#2458995)
Thoughts from Thursday's A's Chatter:


Ivan Grushenko of HK in St Louis Posted: July 26, 2007 at 12:51 PM (#2456351)
Yes, but these full form thread names in Game Chatter don't fit on my screen.

Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: July 26, 2007 at 06:11 PM (#2456841)
The pitching matchups being arranged horizontally instead of the standard vertical looks clunky, especially as it necessitates putting a word between them -- which, if anything, should be some form of "versus" rather than "facing." Also, I think the ages are unnecessary, and the time of game should appear somewhere. In short, something akin to NTN's basic template with the links added.


OAK (48-53) @ SEA (54-45) -- July 26, 2007, 10:05 PM EDT

OAK: Danny Haren (RHP, 11-3, 2.41)
SEA: Jeff Weaver (RHP, 2-8, 6.19)

Ivan Grushenko of HK in St Louis Posted: July 26, 2007 at 09:30 PM (#2457256)
The format in #3 would be fine with me as long as I could see the time on the BTF front page, like I could until yesterday.



Oh, and whatever change was made involving the code button, can that be changed back? Not being able to make tables that align properly is really cramping my style.
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 28, 2007 at 08:23 PM (#2459071)
...and there was much rejoicing.
   5. Jim Furtado Posted: July 28, 2007 at 08:50 PM (#2459085)
Thanks, monkey!

EDIT: The monkey comment is directed at the Primer Chimp, not Jim. Please don't destroy me, Jim.

Good timing. My finger was about two inches from the destruction button when I noticed your edit.
   6. Banta Posted: July 29, 2007 at 02:59 AM (#2459857)
My finger was about two inches from the destruction button when I noticed your edit.

And to think, if not for your brilliance in adding the edit feature, I'd be a greasy spot on the floor right now. Your foresight has saved my life from a certain death at your hands. All hail Emperor Furtado!
   7. Edmundo Posted: April 24, 2008 at 07:12 PM (#2757545)
Wake up, Chimpy. There are 4 or 5 games going on and no chatter.
   8. Edmundo Posted: April 24, 2008 at 07:33 PM (#2757604)
Thanks, Mr. Chimp.
   9. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: August 21, 2009 at 11:29 PM (#3301399)
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo.
   10. Weekly Journalist Posted: October 18, 2009 at 11:16 PM (#3357170)
NLCS chatter?
   11. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: October 18, 2009 at 11:18 PM (#3357171)
The chimp doesn't post chatters for minor league games, sorry.

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