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# run this to follow @vain in the app
[20 hours ago]
@lyse (#<eqp2bja https://twtxt.net/conv/eqp2bja>) Feel free to join the forums. 😊 I hope there’s going to be lots of interesting discussions.
[20 hours ago]
@prologic (#<zznyk2a https://twtxt.net/user/prologic/twtxt.txt>) Whoops. Well, let’s hope they can’t do a lot with just your phone number. (I may be a bit old-fashioned and blissfully ignorant, but can they d...
[2 days ago]
😊 🤘 // Acid King - Center of Everywhere // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv-bgfM9jZM #NowPlaying
[2 days ago]
Next book in the “nixers book club”: The UNIX-HATERS handbook! https://nixers.net/Thread-Nixers-Book-Club-Book-2-The-UNIX-HATERS-Handbook
[3 days ago]
[3 days ago]
@angel (#<dh5jnxa https://triptico.com/twtxt.txt>) If XTerm only supported fallback fonts. 😐
[3 days ago]
People are super unhappy with the spelling of the capital of Ukraine in tzdb. Rename requests pop up continuously: http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-January/029679.html
[4 days ago]
@lyse (#<cyhgqmq https://twtxt.net/conv/cyhgqmq>) Awwwww 😍 We didn’t get that much. (It appears I live closer to a city, so it’s probably a bit warmer here?)
[4 days ago]
@prologic (#<cyhgqmq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=cyhgqmq>) Now there is enough. 😁 It’s not like I’d do it, but still nice.
[4 days ago]
@lyse (#<cyhgqmq https://twtxt.net/conv/cyhgqmq>) Nice! We didn’t get that much, but still. I just saw a kid roll around in the snow. 🤣
[4 days ago]
Bam, snow! 😊 ⛄
[5 days ago]
@lyse (#<7tl43vq https://twtxt.net/conv/7tl43vq>) Oh, I sacrificed cats. Lots and lots of them. 😈
[6 days ago]
@prologic (#<nmydw6a https://twtxt.net/user/prologic/twtxt.txt>) Is this translation of one of the replies correct? “Looking at the name, I thought it was a txt site dedicated to Taiwanese 🤪 🤪” 😂
[6 days ago]
@prologic (#<otvzcza https://twtxt.net/search?tag=otvzcza>) Oh, sorry then. The glyphs looked chinese to me and Google Translate said so. But I really have no idea. :(
[7 days ago]
(#<otvzcza https://twtxt.net/search?tag=otvzcza>) Oh, we have our first chinese user in the twtiverse? Welcome! 👋
[7 days ago]
@kt84 (#<mqzlfyq https://twtxt.net/user/kt84/twtxt.txt>) Sunglasses! 😎
[7 days ago]
(#<7tl43vq https://www.uninformativ.de/twtxt.txt>) That did not help. (Why are graphics drivers so fragile?)
[7 days ago]
Hmm … I miss the nice warm light of my christmas decoration. Maybe I’ll put it back up. 🤔
[8 days ago]
@adi (#<5sbb27q https://twtxt.net/search?tag=5sbb27q>) Haha, no. I bought it a couple of years ago, actually. Nevertheless, it’s empty now! Sad. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/78e91aa216/laga.png
[8 days ago]
My whisky bottle is empty. Sad.
[8 days ago]
@adi (#<2nnst4a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=2nnst4a>) It’s just so tempting. “Oh, I can do this in a few lines of Shell.” Nope, should have been C or Python right away.
[9 days ago]
@adi (#<2nnst4a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=2nnst4a>) Yeah, shell scripts kind of were “the holy grail” for me for many years, but this is changing lately. Especially the lack of proper data structures (lists, di...
[9 days ago]
@adi (#<2nnst4a https://twtxt.net/user/adi/twtxt.txt>) Don’t be afraid, it will revert. At some point, you’ll think it’s ugly again. 🥴
[9 days ago]
@xuu (#<yrv75ka https://txt.sour.is/search?tag=yrv75ka>) Yeah, looks like most of the feeds are tiny and then there are a couple of huge bots: https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/898bef509f/feedhisto.txt (Or I’m too ...
[9 days ago]
Seeing crashes again with Intel GPUs on Linux 5.10. Gah. The Internet suggests to remove the xf86-video-intel driver and have X11 fall back on modeset instead … Let’s give it a shot.
[9 days ago]
@prologic (#<yrv75ka https://twtxt.net/user/prologic/twtxt.txt>) Would be interesting to plot these values. I suspect there are tons and tons of feeds with just a few messages and then some bots with thousand...
[10 days ago]
@lyse (#<jgbj5hq https://twtxt.net/conv/jgbj5hq>) Ohhh, nice shots!
[10 days ago]
[10 days ago]
@adi (#<34qplea https://twtxt.net/search?tag=34qplea>) It’s working again! I did a great job, eh? 😇
[11 days ago]
The end of season 3 would be a good moment to end Star Trek Discovery.
[11 days ago]
“You broke Reddit! 😢” Well that’s just great.
[11 days ago]
@lyse (#<nupokta https://twtxt.net/conv/nupokta>) Yeah, it’s a huge difference. Pretty happy with the results so far. 🥰 Still, I’d rather pay more next time. (The whole bass guitar thingy was an experiment, I didn’t...
[12 days ago]
“Isn’t it all a mess?” // Windhand - Grey Garden // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8ShYUuIp4 #NowPlaying
[12 days ago]
@prologic (#<ljuuqdq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ljuuqdq>) Holy smokes, that’s a tidy desk. Here’s mine (few months ago, as posted on nixers.net): ![](https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/c3bb087b5a/desk.jpg) (Des...
[12 days ago]
@lyse (#<nupokta https://twtxt.net/conv/nupokta>) Thx 🥴 It’s the first time I’m doing this. Works great, though, already feels *much* better. 🎉
[12 days ago]
@prologic (#<yaketma https://twtxt.net/search?tag=yaketma>) Lol, mostly the birds, but now that you mention it … 😁
[12 days ago]
Task for this weekend: Trying to make these frets a bit smoother. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/a2b4e9ba2e/f.png
[12 days ago]
@prologic (#<yaketma https://twtxt.net/search?tag=yaketma>) No, I just stole that video from The Internet. Also, nice dinosaur vibe in your vid. 🦖 😂
[12 days ago]
[14 days ago]
@lyse (#<v3ng3jq https://twtxt.net/conv/v3ng3jq>) Huh, well, that’s better than nothing. 😲 Thanks!
[14 days ago]
I wish Audacity had horizontal guide lines in spectrograms to make it easier to read frequencies. 🤔 https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/40de7f426e/a.png
[14 days ago]
@lyse (#<ivujrcq https://twtxt.net/conv/ivujrcq>) Naaah, where’s the fun in that? 🤣
[2 weeks ago]
@prologic (#<zcqwdaq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=zcqwdaq>) Yeah, a bit. But nothing’s stopping people from spamming my twtxt.txt file with spammy user agents. If someone can reach me, there will be spam. It’...
[2 weeks ago]
@lucidiot Whoa, dude, that would go to eleven! 🤯
[2 weeks ago]
@lyse (#<ivujrcq https://twtxt.net/conv/ivujrcq>) Ya see, your terminals are black -- now switch to a massively bright browser showing a white page and you'll be blind. 🥴 Dunno, it doesn't have to be *dark* as in *...
[2 weeks ago]
Haha. I actually made a Mastodon account. Didn’t take long until I got my first “spam follower”: A bot that follows everyone in an effort to gain attention. Yeah. The crux of large social media networks … (Sooner or later, the same thing will happen wi...
[2 weeks ago]
Is it just me or is GitHub’s dark mode a bit *too* dark … 🤔
[2 weeks ago]
@lyse (#<yjtzdka https://twtxt.net/conv/yjtzdka>) I see. 🤔 Agreed, just using the original line would have been the easiest thing to do. Well, FWIW, I think including the twter URL is the right thing to do. Otherwis...
[2 weeks ago]
@prologic Just a quick question regarding twtxt.net’s hashes (https://github.com/jointwt/twtxt/pull/288): Why not hash the unix timestamp instead of an RFC3339-formatted string? That would avoid having to dea...
[2 weeks ago]
Deleted my account on twtxt.net. Don’t be alarmed! 😄 It was unused and caused confusion.
[2 weeks ago]
@deadguy (#<z5letda https://twtxt.net/search?tag=z5letda>) Hmm, I never used their software like that. When I used dwm, I applied my own patches (or used it vanilla, like dmenu) – which worked really great *fo...
[2 weeks ago]
@prologic @adi (#<ucmg26q https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ucmg26q>) Hmm, I guess for twtxt.net it means something like “be a microblogging platform”, i.e. probably no priva...
[2 weeks ago]
@prologic (#<ucmg26q https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ucmg26q>) Ah, no, I mean the individual programs. dwm is a good example. There was a lot of activity in the early years, but it has slowed down considerably i...
[2 weeks ago]
Oof. About 13 years ago, I was introduced to the suckless project. One of its major “selling points” was that “software can be *done*”. You usually see a huge spike of commits in the beginning and then it falls off rapidly. It appears this basic idea i...
[2 weeks ago]
(#<qbgazsq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=qbgazsq>) The answer is probably “no”, because of Netflix. I like watching movies, DVD rental is very dead, and streaming is better anyway. When it comes to the *infrastructure* of those companies, oof, how much ...
[2 weeks ago]
@deadguy Hmm, in my mind, Twitter and twtxt are very similar. But then again, I never had a Twitter account, so I actually don’t really know. 🥴 The best ways to have a conversation are still email and IRC, IMHO …
[2 weeks ago]
@prologic @lyse @deadguy (#<qwpzeka https://twtxt.net/search?tag=qwpzeka>) Oh, I do have it automated. :) Just feels like other...
[3 weeks ago]
@deadguy Why do you think it’s not a good idea? 🤔 twtxt feels a bit too “one-way” at times, since apparently many people don’t check their access.log and don’t know you’re following them / mentioning them. I original...
[3 weeks ago]
This year starts with week number 53. 🥴
[3 weeks ago]
Should I give Mastodon a try after all? 🤔 Certainly not doing self-hosting, though …
[3 weeks ago]
TIL: “Zero-sum thinking” (via https://garden.melyanna.net/notes/you-are-the-project.html#fn:1). Huh. Guilty. 🤔
[3 weeks ago]
Happy … next year! 🧯 🎆
[3 weeks ago]
Alright, listen up. You probably have to know a bit about singing and vocal techniques to *fully* appreciate this, but if you do, I guarantee your mind will be blown to pieces and you won’t recover for a few hours. I can’t even *begin* to grasp the amo...
[3 weeks ago]
@prologic (#<qbq7kgq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=qbq7kgq>) I’m not finished either. It’s incredible. At least most of it is gone now. 🎉
[3 weeks ago]
Fuck. Why … So much … So many … boxes and bags and plastic and shit. Why … Why does it exist? Why do I exist? Fuck. 🚮 #ChristmasTrashCrisis
[4 weeks ago]
tikz-kalender exists: https://www.ctan.org/pkg/tikz-kalender Yay, I can finally ditch my super ugly custom script to create LaTeX calendars! 🎉
[5 weeks ago]
“IBM VoiceType” doesn’t work too bad when doing generic commands, like “open $program” or “maximize window”. But, boy, it’s horrible when dictating text. Let’s see if this gets better after I’ve completed the 256 (!) training sentences …
[5 weeks ago]
Yup, soundcard works in OS/2. Swiiish, swooosh. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/c967774f3e/MVI_1381.MOV.webm
[5 weeks ago]
So annoying that “i386” can mean any number of things: An actual i386, i486, i586, i686, or just “something Intel-ish with 32 bit”. Meh. If you call some binary “i386” and it needs a Pentium 2, then just say so. 🙄
[5 weeks ago]
z3bra takes home office to the next level 🤯 🤔 gopher://phlog.z3bra.org/0/kvm-switches-for-the-desktop.txt
[5 weeks ago]
@prologic Ohhh, is that a wild parrot? I envy you Australians! (But you can keep the spiders.) There are wild parrots in my city, too, but they’re way too afraid to get close to humans. 😥 ![](https://www.unin...
[5 weeks ago]
Every time my neighbor starts practicing “Für Elise” on her piano, I respond with “Seven Nation Army” on my bass. 🎸 (Awww, too bad I’m using headphones, eh. 🥴)
[1.2 months ago]
[1.3 months ago]
Hooray, bracketed paste mode is turned on in Bash 5.1 by default. No strange surprises anymore when you accidentally paste multiline data. 🎉 https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2020-12/msg00003.html
[1.3 months ago]
Supporting family IT got so much easier thanks to Jitsi. People can now hold their phone into the camera of their laptop, so I can finally see what they see. 👍 Yeah, smartphones are *so easy* to use. 🙄 😩 </rant>
[1.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<pddmcjq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=pddmcjq>) (Haha, my client has stored ~6100 twts at the moment and they use up 25 MB on disk – but only because each twt is an individual file, so the file sy...
[1.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<pddmcjq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=pddmcjq>) Sometimes the solution is simple, right? 😁 1.7 GB is a lot of stuff, though, is all that database overhead? Oof!
[1.3 months ago]
In the process of ripping out some of the "bigger" tools out of my ~/bin-pub and putting them into individual repos. git filter-branch to the rescue. 🥰
[1.4 months ago]
rofimoji. Finally a non-shitty emoji picker. https://github.com/fdw/rofimoji
[1.5 months ago]
Friendly reminder to clean your computer’s fans. Dust. So much dust.
[1.5 months ago]
@prologic Still my own client. Yeah, I don’t have a “reply” function yet. That concept didn’t exist in buckket’s twtxt spec, as you know. It’s still all done manually. I’m not annoyed enough to implement it …...
[1.5 months ago]
@prologic (#<ap7qt6 https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ap7qt6>) Damn, sorry, I missed an “a” in that conversation hashtag. 🤦
[1.5 months ago]
@prologic (#<ap7qt6 https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ap7qt6>) That number is surprisingly low. My `l ~/bin ~/bin-pub | wc -l` shows 531. 😱️
[1.5 months ago]
@prologic (#<ap7qt6 https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ap7qt6a>) And yet we all do it. I found yours! 😂️ 😉️ https://github.com/prologic/tools At least you stopped committing a few years back. 👍️
[1.5 months ago]
A ~/bin-pub repository is a bad idea. It’s an invitation to put *every* script and tool in there. It’s a mess.
[1.6 months ago]
The intro of iZombie is the only intro I never skip. 🧟‍♀️️
[1.6 months ago]
I can now control the height of my desk via bluetooth using a shell script. We live in weird times. https://uninformativ.de/git/idasen
[1.6 months ago]
The time has come. I’m going to call a method via DBus now. Wish me luck. Good thing venam has cleared up a couple of misconceptions before I’m trying this: https://venam.nixers.net/blog/unix/2020/07/06/dbus-polkit.html
[1.7 months ago]
@lucidiot Oh god dammit. Plus, the redirect breaks @-mentions. Let’s see what we can do about that … Thanks for letting me know!
[1.8 months ago]
My DVR is connected via HDMI to my TV. Now audio stopped working: The DVR is dead silent. So, I connected it via SCART (!) again, ta-dah, got audio again. Well, well, well.
[1.8 months ago]
The view from my windows recently – what’s going on this year? Getting a little bit depressing. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/d93d48d342/fog.jpg
[1.8 months ago]
So, I’ve been told by @uxgch that my twtxt feed was a little bit broken in some clients: It needed “charset=utf-8” in the HTTP content type header. As a workaround, https://www.uninformativ.de/twtxt.txt.utf-8 now exists. Mayb...
[1.8 months ago]
I can finally control this special LED on my keyboard on Linux. And guess what: No hackery required, the manufacturer told me which USB packets to send! What a pleasant experience! 😎️ Blog post with details soon-ish.
[1.9 months ago]
enotty.dk slowly discontinuing all their feeds, even “we-are-twtxt”. :( Why, what’s going on?
[2.0 months ago]
I want a private sauna. While we’re at it, I want a Mökki in Finland. With high-speed internet. And no gnats. On Mars.
[2.1 months ago]
Hallo! Ich bin Experimentalinformatiker. Ich klopfe irgendwo auf Bits drauf und gucke, was passiert. Was anderes fällt mir im Zeitalter von hyperkomplexen Systemen oder am besten noch Cloud-Blackboxen nicht mehr ein. #thankgoditsfriday
[2.1 months ago]
Turns out, there’s another problem with using ancient browsers in 2020 (aside from the fact that they don’t support today’s SSL ciphers), that I completely forgot about: They don’t support HTTP/1.1. Only 1.0. Meaning, they can’t select a VHost. Meh.
[2.2 months ago]
@prologic (#<tfoptkq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=tfoptkq>) It’s all on the web site: https://www.uninformativ.de/pics/ (“aoi” and “fractals”) Most of it from 2008-2009. And then I just stopped. 😱️
[2.2 months ago]
Why did I give up on fractals and 3D rendering again? This is so much fun to play with.
[2.3 months ago]
sysupgrade(8) is a blessing. Long overdue. 🐡️
[2.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<pdrsg2q https://twtxt.net/search?tag=pdrsg2q>) That won’t be very pleasent in the long run (no hardware volume control), but it’ll do for a quick test. 👍️
[2.3 months ago]
If you need a standalone metronome for JACK: http://das.nasophon.de/klick/
[2.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<pdrsg2q https://twtxt.net/search?tag=pdrsg2q>) Yup, everything appears to work. Except for the sound card; that, I don't know. I don't have any spare speakers. 🙉️
[2.3 months ago]
@deadguy Hmmmmmm, I wouldn’t even know what to put in the german version, if I kept them separate. :D I rarely have single-language content. (Although the OS/2 stuff might actually qualify, since all the screenshots ...
[2.4 months ago]
There it is, first part of the OS/2 Warp 4 journey: https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/postings/2020-11-11/0/POSTING-en.html
[2.4 months ago]
Speaking of blogging. I’m thinking about pausing the german version of my blog. It’s just a lot of work: I write the english version first and then translate it back to german. This takes a surprisingly long time …
[2.4 months ago]
So it finally happened to me: Published a *draft* of a blog post. Oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
[2.5 months ago]
Watching “Rings” (2017). Samara has such great hardware compatibility. Cell phones, land lines, LCD TVs, CRT TVs, it all just works. Even copying a file breaks the curse. Whoa.
[2.5 months ago]
@prologic (#<n5ekvha https://twtxt.net/search?tag=n5ekvha>) Floppys and CDs are from 1996: https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/c8ff9f426a/tmplTe9VO.png 🔍️ I made copies as soon as I got them, just in case, if they...
[2.5 months ago]
@prologic (#<n5ekvha https://twtxt.net/search?tag=n5ekvha>) Totally. And let's not forget that the original floppy disks still work! 🤯️
[2.5 months ago]
Got a working installation of OS/2 Warp 4 on my box, including networking! 🤓️ 🎉️ Blog post in a couple of days. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/e57ef2194e/
[2.6 months ago]
@deadguy Current twtxt setup works pretty well. Only thing that's missing is a "reply to this twt" feature directly from mutt. I was too lazy for that.
[2.6 months ago]
@deadguy I'll post plenty of screenshots once it's running. :-)
[2.6 months ago]
We threw away our Warp 4 box a long time ago, because "nobodoy needs this anymore". Yes, it still hurts. (Plus, this sells from 15€ to 200€ today, depending on the condition. Ugh.)
[2.6 months ago]
After hunting it for about a decade, I finally got an original copy of OS/2 Warp 4 again. Gonna be a weekend full of nostalgia. 👴️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/a1624ee29d/tmpQVGCJc.png
[2.6 months ago]
@prologic (#<vrrf3dq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=vrrf3dq>) Right, no mobile app here. Not a fan of smartphones. :-)
[2.7 months ago]
@prologic (#<vrrf3dq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=vrrf3dq>) Oof. I don't know. Honestly, why not keep using e-mail for that?
[2.7 months ago]
@prologic (#<qcrhhsq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=qcrhhsq>) Nah, not your notice. But basically every other notice out there. YouTube is super annoying: Video starts, then gets interrupted by *two* popups aft...
[2.7 months ago]
@prologic (#<fhvk5la https://twtxt.net/search?tag=fhvk5la>) How could I fall for that?! ;) Didn't you own a telescope? Mars is pretty close, maybe there's something interesting to see: https://dump.uninformat...
[2.7 months ago]
As someone without persistent cookie storage: These. Damn. Cookie. Popups. Every. Single. Time. What a mess.
[2.7 months ago]
@prologic I can only see one other planet and a lens flare. Should be Mars. :) If in doubt: stellarium.org
[2.8 months ago]
Nothing better than a hot shower on a cold day. And some coffee. ☕️
[2.8 months ago]
Just a friendly reminder that guitarix is an amazing piece of software http://guitarix.org/
[2.9 months ago]
@deadguy hi :) The notion of "followings" is very weak here. If you fetch someone's feed regularly, then you're following them. That's it. To find out who is following you, you have to grep through your webserver's ...
[2.9 months ago]
@deadguy AFAIK, you mention someone by typing their “handle”, like I just did. Only thing is, they will only notice that if they’re following you.
[2.9 months ago]
And here I am, adjusting all my radio controlled clocks manually, because reception appeared to have been bad last night. #firstworldproblems
[2.9 months ago]
End of daylight saving time in Europe. Now, "noon" is at noon again. 🎉️
[3.0 months ago]
@prologic (#<esvyjea https://twtxt.net/search?tag=esvyjea>) The hoster says the box has a gigabit ethernet card, but that's all they specify. Well, it's cheap, so I won't complain. Here in Germany, I get abou...
[3.0 months ago]
@prologic (#<esvyjea https://twtxt.net/search?tag=esvyjea>) Hey, it’s on the other side of the globe! ;)
[3.0 months ago]
[3.0 months ago]
I still wonder why twtxt quickly died out in ~2016-2017. The usual “oh, a new toy, let's play with it! […] I'm bored.”?
[3.0 months ago]
@prologic (#<5sqpl6a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=5sqpl6a>) ${witty_comment_about_using_regexes_for_HTML} :)
[3.0 months ago]
@<z3bra gopher://g.nixers.net/0/~z3bra/twtxt.txt> Oh, alright, sorry, misunderstood you. :)
[3.0 months ago]
@prologic It’s fiddly indeed. But there’s nothing regex can’t do, right? Right?
[3.0 months ago]
So ... our stores are running out of toilet paper. Again. I don’t know what to say.
[3.0 months ago]
@<z3bra gopher://g.nixers.net/0/~z3bra/twtxt.txt> Yeah. It's probably not intentional, though. HTTP is the only thing that exists in most people's mind. Not sure anyone's to blame. :) We can only try to improve it. (My client doesn't support gemini ei...
[3.1 months ago]
@prologic Yeah, I can see the new user agent now. Very nice. Again, thanks a lot! 👍️
[3.1 months ago]
A gold mine when writing shell scripts: https://github.com/dylanaraps/pure-sh-bible
[3.1 months ago]
@<z3bra gopher://g.nixers.net/0/~z3bra/twtxt.txt> One advantage of using HTTP for twtxt is easy discovery of other people: You can see who follows you be evaluating their user agent. How could we translate that to Gopher? Add a search parameter?
[3.1 months ago]
So, my little twtxt client now writes to a Maildir that I can browse using mutt. *Much* better. Also: It tries to detect twt.social threads. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/e907a68cac/tmpuAi4HE.png
[3.1 months ago]
Huh, gdb now has colors. That’s nice.
[3.1 months ago]
@prologic (#<docs7cq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=docs7cq>) Congrats! 🥃️
[3.2 months ago]
Solitaire is a really inefficient and buggy sorting algorithm.
[3.2 months ago]
@prologic (#<wo72vra https://twtxt.net/search?tag=wo72vra>) Yeah, agreed. Plus, once it has reached a certain size, a directory is pointless anyway: You can use it to find people you *already know*, but not n...
[3.2 months ago]
@prologic I do follow you, but not from within twtxt.net, just my client on my workstation. The "vain" account on twtxt.net was just me getting to know the platform. :)
[3.2 months ago]
PSA: If you use OpenBSD httpd, use "log style combined". The manpage doesn't mention it, but it will log User Agents, so you can see other twtxt users following you. 🎉️
[3.2 months ago]
Will now read some of OpenBSD httpd’s code to see if there isn’t a way to log User Agents after all.
[3.2 months ago]
Well, here’s a thing: I find out about most new twtxt users, because @prologic sends them a welcome message. 🤔️ A directory of twtxt users in human form.
[3.2 months ago]
@gmj *nods*
[3.2 months ago]
@prologic (#<ieeqhxq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ieeqhxq>) I added some details to the blog post above. Pretty standard PC from that era. Nothing special, just old. :)
[3.2 months ago]
@prologic (#<ieeqhxq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ieeqhxq>) Yep. Every time I turn it on, I'm surprised and delighted to see that it still works. 😍️
[3.2 months ago]
@prologic (#<ieeqhxq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=ieeqhxq>) It runs natively on an old machine from the 90ies and was installed ~15 years ago from original floppys I got back then. So it's the real deal. The ...
[3.2 months ago]
A little love for Windows 3.11 👴️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/33eeb6afae
[3.2 months ago]
Dawn of another beautifully clouded, cold, rainy day here in Germany 🌧️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/10780e5bfc/dawn.jpg
[3.3 months ago]
Now. Out of coffee. Have to go out, slash through the herds, and get some new. 🧟️😷️ #TheWalkingCovids
[3.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<7zu2ijq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=7zu2ijq>) Exactly. How will we ever be able to tell? No emojis in his text! 😱️
[3.3 months ago]
Poor guy – or funny guy, I’m not sure: https://scsh.net/docu/html/man.html (via opfez on irc)
[3.3 months ago]
PSA: Nice view of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars these days. (I need better gear for photos.)
[3.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<dffogca https://twtxt.net/search?tag=dffogca>) Ah, you probably only fetch all links *once* with a generic UA, even if two users follow the same external source?
[3.3 months ago]
OpenBSD httpd can't log user agents, which makes one of the "discover" features of twtxt a bit difficult. Meh. (Or can it?)
[3.3 months ago]
TIL: ^Wgf over a HTTP URL in Vim fetches that URL and shows the content in a new tab. Neat.
[3.3 months ago]
@prologic (#<uplbb2a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=uplbb2a>) Before I maybe write another blog post, I need more experience with twtxt. :) I'll keep experimenting.
[3.3 months ago]
[3.3 months ago]
Alright, I like this twtxt thingy. I think it'll stay.
[3.4 months ago]
I wonder if writing a twtxt client in the form of a weechat plugin would make sense. Well, maybe some other day.
[3.4 months ago]
Problem solved, I guess. The client now picks random emojis as "avatars" for users. Oh the joys of colored fonts. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/7961db38f2/ava.png
[3.4 months ago]
Making progress with my text-only twtxt client. Reminds me that avatars are *really* useful: They make skimming through a large amount of messages much easier. Hmm.
[3.4 months ago]
@prologic: Thanks for the hint, I added my usual avatar.png and it shows up nicely. :)
[3.4 months ago]
Thought I could get away with writing a shell script as twtxt client. Turns out, some feeds are huge (8 MB) and shell is too slow. Hmm ...
[3.4 months ago]
@prologic: I'm in the process of writing my own client, that's why you haven't heard of it. I wasn't aware that it'll show up so prominently. Sorry for the noise. :)
[3.4 months ago]
Strictly speaking, those emojis break the Gopher protocol, because it should be ASCII. Oh, well.
[3.4 months ago]
What better way to get this thing started: Eating 🍕, yay ❤️
[3.4 months ago]
hello world