Should I separate current users and potential customers?

My company is a B2B Software as a Service. We have a web with 2 main functions:

  1. Log in for my current users (hundred of thousands)
  2. a marketing web for my potential new customers, (portfolio, blog, contact us, etc.), about hundred leads.

It is recommended to put a first landing page to asking if who is in the browser is a current user or a lead, and depending on it, redirect to different webs?

I think it can improve the web optimization for each audience, and help keeping separated metrics (Analytics), but can be hard for who is browsing to give an additional click for accessing the page.

Is it bad UX for a form to be presented in different formats (either in a modal or separate page), depending on context?

I’m designing an internal tool in which a user, at certain points, will need to fill out a fairly detailed form in order to add a piece of content to our user-facing platform.

However, the challenge I’m facing is that the form is available at different points in the user’s journey, and I’m wondering if I can format the presentation of the form differently (either as a modal or a separate page) depending on where the user is and what they’re doing, to cater to separate use cases. Namely, I’d like to present it within a modal when the user is on a page where they’ll be engaged with a different, priority task, but needs to quickly fill out the form to create a piece of content, and then resume with the main task.

But elsewhere in the tool, I’d like to present the form on a separate page when the user is on the page where all those content pieces live – so that when the user clicks a “+New Content” CTA, they’ll be taken to a separate page where they’ll fill out the form.

Ultimately, I’m trying to cater to these separate use cases with these different interactions, but is the resulting inconsistency bad? Trying to understand the tradeoff here.

I hope this all makes sense, thanks for taking a look!

Do I need a separate swap partition for hibernation or I may use usual system swap partition?

I use Ubuntu 19.04.

I have not enough physical memory (only 8 GB), thus I regularly use swap partition to extend my virtual memory. (Swap partition size is ≈ 9 GB.)

And now I want to set up hibernation.

My question is: how am I supposed to set it all up, so that Ubuntu could save memory state to disk and not to overwrite my existing swap data?

Do I have to create a separate swap partition?

And what if currently (right in this second) my virtual memory usage is less than 8 GB, but some data is still saved in swap partition (e.g. memory usage is 4 GB of 8 (50%), but swap partition usage is 10%) – will I be able to hibernate using that swap partition right now?

How do I set it all up?

Separate overlapping clusters

Suppose I have multiple data points in 2d (x,y) that are either labeled as A, B, C, or D. I find a minimum bounding area for points that are labeled as A and refer to it as cluster A. I can do the same thing for B, C, and D. After doing this, chances are high that cluster A will overlap with cluster B, C, or D. My goal is to find an algorithm to discard points so that

  1. There will be no more overlaps between clusters
  2. Discard as little number of points as possible
  3. The area “shrunk” for each cluster should be as similar as possible. Meaning the old minimum bounding area minus the new minimum bounding area should be similar among different clusters.

We can assume that the initial cluster roughly makes sense, which means the labeling is not random. The clusters have roughly a 20% overlap between each other. To potentially make the problem simpler, we can assume the area of each cluster is convex. Although not 100% of my datasets are convex of each clusters I would be happy if I can solve this problem for them first. If there isn’t an optimal solution for this I am also interested in greedy solutions.

I am also having a hard time to figure out what kind of keyword should I google to find similar problems for the solution. I would appreciate any pointers. Many thanks.

Do monster races and player races have separate functions for a reason?

I’m trying to understand if player races and monster races with the same abilities function differently. I had this issue arise with player regarding a monster race and a player race not having the same ability.

In the MM pg. 122, the Duergar monster race has this ability:

Enlarge (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). For 1 minute, the duergar magically increases in size, along with anything it is wearing or carrying. While enlarged, the duergar is Large, doubles its damage dice on Strength-based weapon attacks (included in the attacks), and makes Strength checks and Strength saving throws with advantage. If the duergar lacks the room to become Large, it attains the maximum size possible in the space available.

While in the SCAG, the Duergar player subrace have this ability:

Duergar Magic. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the enlarge/reduce spell on yourself once with this trait, using only the spell’s enlarge option. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the invisibility spell on yourself once with this trait. You don’t need material components for either spell, and you can’t cast them while you’re in direct sunlight, although sunlight has no effect on them once cast. You regain the ability to cast these spells with this trait when you finish a long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

The issue that arose is that a player who is playing a duergar and used enlarge on himself had to keep rolling for concentration when attacked, but the duergar monster that was also enlarged whom he was fighting did not.

My question is why does a monster race and a player race have two different abilities? Shouldn’t they be the same?

Are the partitions totally separate when using dual boot?

I currently have a PC with Windows 10 and a 1 TB SSD. I’m planning on partitioning the disk and installing Ubuntu on the other partition, so that I can have dual boot. My question is; are the partitions totally separate? Meaning that if I’m running my PC with Windows on partition A, do I have access to the files stored on partition B where Ubuntu is installed? And likewise, say I create a .java file for work while working on Ubuntu on partition B, can I store this file on partition A and have access to this no matter which OS I’m currently on?

Will it matter where my files (not OS) are stored, so I should consider this when choosing the size of my partitions?

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