Tags: chat.
By lucb1e on 2012-01-31 20:32:49 +0100

I just had 3 active msn conversations running at the same time. This is sometimes confusing, especially when one of them is using the Parallel Conversations Technique, and indeed at some point I slipped. I replied to the conversation normally, only assuming that the person I was talking to was another who knew more about the subject. So I said something technical and he had no idea what I was talking about, but I noticed the slip quickly and corrected :P

What I noticed here though, is that I mistook him for the person with the chat window on the same position. My screen with chatwindows:

|                     |
|       +-----+ +----+|
|      +-----+| |Wind||
|      |Wind || |ow 3||
|      |ow 1 |+ +----+|
|      +-----+        |
|                     |

The hidden window is 2, and I mistook 1 and 2. So I uncogniously identify people not only on the conversation or partially the avatar (which I thought I did), but also for a part on the window location. When I then tell them the same news at nearly the same time (that I was going to install Linux Mint), things get messy!
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