weirdest bug ever


    Nov 20 2006 | 6:31 pm
    Somehow my patch data got corrupted. When I removed pattrstorage and was
    able to open my patch again, I noticed a numberbox somewhere way up in max
    heaven. Try to open this patch, and unlock it. You'll see a cord going
    somewhere you can't reach. Selecting or clicking the cord makes max crash.
    Since I cannot select it, I cannot past it in here, so only for the
    mailinglist people. I think if we do a contest, this one scores pretty high
    ;-)
    ...how am I gonna get this one nrbox out of a large patch, if I can't select
    it?
    cheers -thijs
    xp, max 4.6.2, jit1.6.3b1

    • Nov 20 2006 | 6:34 pm
      On 11/20/06, Thijs Koerselman wrote:
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      > ...how am I gonna get this one nrbox out of a large patch, if I can't
      > select it?
      O the fix was easy ofcourse.. open as text and fix coordinates. It was set
      to 15850 -29143 -15498 for its position...
      -thijs
    • Nov 20 2006 | 6:49 pm
      I was able to recover the numbox. Save the patch as text format
      (mxt), and notice the huge numbers for its graphic coordinates,
      change them :)
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      On Nov 20, 2006, at 1:31 PM, Thijs Koerselman wrote:
      > Somehow my patch data got corrupted. When I removed pattrstorage
      > and was able to open my patch again, I noticed a numberbox
      > somewhere way up in max heaven. Try to open this patch, and unlock
      > it. You'll see a cord going somewhere you can't reach. Selecting or
      > clicking the cord makes max crash. Since I cannot select it, I
      > cannot past it in here, so only for the mailinglist people. I think
      > if we do a contest, this one scores pretty high ;-)
      >
      > ...how am I gonna get this one nrbox out of a large patch, if I
      > can't select it?
      >
      > cheers -thijs
      >
      > xp, max 4.6.2, jit1.6.3b1
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    • Nov 20 2006 | 6:59 pm
      Thijs Koerselman wrote:
      > I think if we do a contest, this one scores pretty high
      > ;-)
      >
      > ...how am I gonna get this one nrbox out of a large patch, if I can't
      > select
      > it?
      open with max, choose "Save as..." and save as textfile. Now you can
      open the textfile with a normal text editor and it looks like this:
      max v2;
      Have a look at the 6th line reading
      #P flonum 15850 -29143 -15498
      that's your numberbox. You can edit the values here to move it back to
      where it belongs to. The first two values are X Y coordinates, don't
      known about the 3rd.
      So did I win anything?
      Olaf
    • Nov 20 2006 | 7:41 pm
      The fix is fine but the question is: how could this happen?
      Mattijs
    • Nov 20 2006 | 7:59 pm
      On 20-Nov-2006, at 19:59, Olaf Matthes wrote:
      > The first two values are X Y coordinates, don't known about the 3rd.
      Probably font settings.
      The font encoding has been discussed numerous times on the list, but
      it's been a while. If someone feels inclined to describe it, feel
      free. But it's not essential.
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    • Nov 20 2006 | 8:18 pm
      On 20-nov.-06, at 20:41, Mattijs Kneppers wrote:
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      > The fix is fine but the question is: how could this happen?
      A cosmic ray? Like in the belgian computer based elections where
      recently in one village, there were 4096 more votes than electors.
      There may be many cosmic rays in the benelux...
      p
    • Nov 20 2006 | 9:13 pm
      On 20 nov. 06, at 21:18, Patrick Delges wrote:
      >
      > On 20-nov.-06, at 20:41, Mattijs Kneppers wrote:
      >
      >>
      >> The fix is fine but the question is: how could this happen?
      >
      > A cosmic ray? Like in the belgian computer based elections where
      > recently in one village, there were 4096 more votes than electors.
      >
      > There may be many cosmic rays in the benelux...
      En ce qui concerne la partie "lux": c'est probablement Cattenom...
      Roby