@vain | show @replies
[32 updates]
# run this to follow @vain in the app
[5 hours ago]
@prologic (#<docs7cq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=docs7cq>) Congrats! 🥃️
[23 hours ago]
Solitaire is a really inefficient and buggy sorting algorithm.
[1 day 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...
[1 day 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. :)
[1 day 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. 🎉️
[1 day ago]
Will now read some of OpenBSD httpd’s code to see if there isn’t a way to log User Agents after all.
[1 day 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.
[1 day ago]
@gmj *nods*
[2 days 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. :)
[2 days 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 days 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 days ago]
A little love for Windows 3.11 👴️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/33eeb6afae
[3 days ago]
Dawn of another beautifully clouded, cold, rainy day here in Germany 🌧️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/10780e5bfc/dawn.jpg
[5 days ago]
Now. Out of coffee. Have to go out, slash through the herds, and get some new. 🧟️😷️ #TheWalkingCovids
[5 days ago]
@prologic (#<7zu2ijq https://twtxt.net/search?tag=7zu2ijq>) Exactly. How will we ever be able to tell? No emojis in his text! 😱️
[5 days ago]
Poor guy – or funny guy, I’m not sure: https://scsh.net/docu/html/man.html (via opfez on irc)
[6 days ago]
PSA: Nice view of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars these days. (I need better gear for photos.)
[6 days 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?
[6 days ago]
OpenBSD httpd can't log user agents, which makes one of the "discover" features of twtxt a bit difficult. Meh. (Or can it?)
[6 days ago]
TIL: ^Wgf over a HTTP URL in Vim fetches that URL and shows the content in a new tab. Neat.
[6 days 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.
[6 days ago]
[6 days ago]
Alright, I like this twtxt thingy. I think it'll stay.
[7 days ago]
I wonder if writing a twtxt client in the form of a weechat plugin would make sense. Well, maybe some other day.
[7 days 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
[7 days 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.
[8 days ago]
@prologic: Thanks for the hint, I added my usual avatar.png and it shows up nicely. :)
[8 days 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 ...
[8 days 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. :)
[8 days ago]
Strictly speaking, those emojis break the Gopher protocol, because it should be ASCII. Oh, well.
[8 days ago]
What better way to get this thing started: Eating 🍕, yay ❤️
[8 days ago]
hello world