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In the world of Hai:
A few quick fixes today, thanks to suggestions from @Alan:

  1. The "Leave Room" button on rooms has been moved to the upper-right corner of the page, where folks are less likely to click it accidentally.
  2. In the compose pane, the Public, Comments, and Editable checkboxes should now stay with their labels if they have to wrap down to the next line.

There was also a bug causing @'s to display incorrectly in preview (they worked fine when posted); I've fixed that as well.
In the world of Hai:
Thanks to suggestions by Andrew Shields and @"SinbadEV" I've decided to add 2 new features in the future:

  1. Drag-and-drop PDFs onto a post and it'll work just like an image. It will auto-upload and display a preview. When posted, you'll be able to click on the PDF and scroll through it within the browser.
  2. Event scheduling, similar to

I also want to add https at some point, but that'll cost some money.

Are those posts or comments only? And is there a hashtag you want us to use for feedback?
Posts and comments will function identically.

Ideally, include feedback in the "Hai" World, or mention me using the standard @" format.
In the world of Cooking:
Everyone should have a stew.

I don't mean eat a stew. Of course, everyone should try stew. I mean that everyone should have a stew recipe in a back pocket, on an index card, or in a text file somewhere.

Because one of the best things about a good stew is that you can tweak it without ruining the stew. Feeling spicy? Sprinkle in some extra red pepper flakes. Want something thicker? Reduce the amount of water.

The following is a hearty, flavorful beef stew perfect for a blanket, a fire, and good conversation. It's also a divine dipping sauce for bread.


Makes about 10 servings
One hour of work

  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 3 pounds of stewing beef
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon garlic

  • 1 large pot with lid
  • 1 rice cooker or a small pot
  • 1 cutting board

(0:00) Place the pot on a burner and set it to 50%. While that heats up, dice the onion and carrots, and cut each slice of bacon into 2 pieces.

(0:10) Add the bacon to the pot and cook.

(0:20) Remove the bacon and add the onion to the pot. Stir occasionally, until the onion is translucent and fragrant. Meanwhile, cut the beef into bite-sized pieces.

(0:25) Add the garlic and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant.

(0:30) Add bacon, 2 cups of water, and 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar. Once that's hot, add the beef, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and a little ground pepper. Put the lid on the pot and simmer for 1 hour, until the beef shows slight resistance to a fork.

(1:00) Dice 2 green peppers and cook 1 cup of rice.

(1:40) Add 1 cup cooked rice, 1 cup beef stock, and the diced green peppers to the pot. Simmer for another 20 minutes.

(2:00) Serve.

(The photos are from a version in which I substituted green beans for the carrots.)

#cooking #stew #recipe

In the world of Hai:
You can now start text with an @ and a " to mention a user, who will be pinged about the post and any future comments. Typing an @ followed by a " followed by a user's name will pop up a list of everyone matching in your teams; click on a suggestion to auto-fill it.

You can now broadcast someone else's post by clicking Broadcast in the gray toolbar beneath anyone else's post. This will broadcast it to anyone who's added you to a team, kinda like re-tumbling.

  • You can have
    • multi-level
      • lists
      • using multiple *'s or #'s
      • at the beginning of the line

You can drag-and-drop images onto the comments text box to upload and embed them in your comment.

Lists of all Worlds and Rooms now appear on the main page when you're not logged in. That should get people curious. Anyone can click those to view the Worlds and/or Rooms.

I also fixed the compose text box so it will only show up if you're logged in. Oops!

Next on the list: You'll be able to cross-post to Facebook or Twitter, rooms will automatically update as new posts come in, and you'll be able to block users and export all your data.
Screenshot of Weirdness:

The background on "Mentions" in reply comments isn't filled.
@"SinbadEV" Thanks for the bug report!

Hmmm. What browser/OS are you using? (It's weird; that box very much has a background in the CSS, and I can't replicate that in any of my test environments so far.)
Oh wait, yeah, I'm seeing it in comments but not in posts. Weird. Digging into it now.
OK, found the issue (the comment box was restricted to a certain height). Fixed!
Chrome 38 on Windows 7

After some digging and manual CSS mucking I think it's a sorting issue. The background is there but it is behind the next post (while the text is somehow on top of the next post) so did some digging and found that in order for z-index to work in Chrome you also need to set "position: relative" (Chrome let's you alter CSS and I got the expected result when I added position: relative; to .reply-suggestions)
Your altering of the comment box height also fixed it (the comment box used to overlap the next post so now, since it doesn't overlap to begin with, the sorting issue is also a non-issue)

In the world of Weyrth:

Is this thing turned on?

Ahem. I'm going to assume it is. Let's test some of that fancy formatting stuff.

italics check.
bold check. Wish this were the single asterisks, as on G+, but okay.
underline check. I sorta assume it'll eventually be easier, but maybe this isn't common enough to bother with easier formatting.

  • bullets
# numbers
  1. numbers?

Odd. Didn't work the first time, but it did the second.
  • Single layer lists only. Okay.

Hm. Oddly, nothing wants to appear below the embedded YouTube link. We'll call that a feature until/unless Brent fixes it.

So, last thing. What is "World?"



Augh, yes, the YouTube embed. There's a quirk in how browsers render that out in a rather non-standard way.

I just posted a fix. Sorry about that!

Catapultam habeo. #catapultsarecool
This isn't my #firstpost but I'm just testing.

So this is my #firstpost on Hai.
Hello, world!

How do I love Hai? Let me count the ways:
  1. Numbered lists
  2. Flexible, too!

  • And bulleted lists
  • that can be as long
  • as you want
That is a very interesting point.

I completely agree!