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# run this to follow @mdom in the app
[4 days ago]
gopher://taz.de is now a thing.
[2 weeks ago]
@robbinaer That's how i found you ... :)
[2 weeks ago]
[2 weeks ago]
Hi @c0by and @robbinaer, welcome to twtxt!
[2 weeks ago]
@leveck Why not just use a menu and link your posts, friends and comments? I like the idea to use fts for comments!
[4 weeks ago]
@nblade I take a look, it should work with every posix compliant awk, so at least oawk, nawk and gawk should run. What's the error message? Feel free to add an issue.
[4 weeks ago]
@kas I like the personal touch that we are greeting new users! Hi, @leveck
[4 weeks ago]
@nblade What client are you using? Your mentions are somehow broken?
[4 weeks ago]
@nblade Hi, welcome to the party!
[1.2 months ago]
@tfurrows It's not a hard limit, most alternative clients do not care about the amount of characters you're posting. As long as you don't write a novel and it still fits on a line... :)
[1.2 months ago]
SDF? Syrian Democratic Forces? Free shell accounts? Louisville International Airport?
[1.2 months ago]
@ckeen There's also https://teachyourselfcs.com/, which has some greet ressources besides OSTEP.
[1.2 months ago]
@freemor I once had a fun day hunting down the phone number for a scraper. Really nice guy, just some script running havoc.
[1.3 months ago]
On The Turing Completeness of PowerPoint (SIGBOVIK) - YouTube ⌘ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNjxe8ShM-8
[1.3 months ago]
If anybody is looking for a new hosting provider, I really like https://uberspace.de.
[2.3 months ago]
@tdenim Sure, just send those patches, i'm happy to merge them!
[4.5 months ago]
@freemor https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14480868 But don't expect a civil discussion about that topic... :)
[4.5 months ago]
@tdemin Does https://laverna.cc/ fit the bill? I haven't played with it yet though.
[4.7 months ago]
But still no real internet though, still working on a cheap LTE connection with a 5GB data cap.
[4.7 months ago]
So, what a month, a new home and a new daughter! And slightly less important, txtnish was featured on The Changelogs weekly newsletter.
[5.2 months ago]
Hi, @tdenim! Happy twting!
[5.7 months ago]
@phil We all just decided to ignore that... :)
[5.8 months ago]
@trqx write a fun numpop clone <https://tx.god.jp/code/cnumpop/files.html>. I got 590 points with the seed 1493407649, can anyone beat that? :)
[5.9 months ago]
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Hi @pete!
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[6.1 months ago]
Don't believe anything @8ball replies about a robot uprising. It has its own agenda.
[6.1 months ago]
For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her | US news | The Guardian ⌘ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/03/identity-theft-racial-justice
[6.1 months ago]
A group of whales is called a 'pod', a group of crows is called a 'murder', and a group of developers is called a 'merge conflict'...
[6.1 months ago]
[6.1 months ago]
@kas That's a heavy price tag. Otherwise it would be an instant buy just to test it, but i guess that's why you ask... :)
[6.2 months ago]
http://twtxt.xyz/u/reednj.txt' href='/user/at/726eae45510ce2eac?n=reednj'>@reednj I think we are all using an client to read our timeline, but i somtimes use http://twtxt.xyz/ to read on the go.
[6.2 months ago]
One Woman's Journey Back to Language, After an Aneurysm Silenced Her Inner Monologue ⌘ http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness/what-my-stroke-taught-me
[6.2 months ago]
@reednj It would be cool if there would be a way to flag bots and just see tweets of normal users? The real(tm) content seems to get drowned in a sea of bots.
[6.2 months ago]
@webi Unbelievable!
[6.2 months ago]
@kas Thanks for formulapot, i definitely try an after shave as sonn as my stash is used up.
[6.2 months ago]
The perfect partner for whoami https://github.com/kootenpv/whereami
[6.2 months ago]
And i liked @dave's version so much, i copied his banner. Maybe i should create a empty twtfile with the banner in #txtnish quickstart :)
[6.2 months ago]
#txtnish supports exporting your timeline to html with --theme html since last night. See https://domgoergen.com/twtxt/timeline.html for an example.
[6.2 months ago]
[6.2 months ago]
@mdom … I'd rather see a metadata link to the signature. The signature itself could be a GPG signed file with e.g. the SHA512 has of the twtxt file.
[6.2 months ago]
I'd imagine clients wouldn't implement gpg verification because it's too much hassle. Most clients probably won't even implement this... :/
[6.2 months ago]
@kas But with a detached sig i have to download two files for every feed and wait for parsing the twtfiles and downloading the sigs before i can display anything.
[6.2 months ago]
@reednj I think this would be the first time two clients implement the same #metadata format.
[6.2 months ago]
@reednj Ah, yeah, good catch, @8ball checks the full mention format.
[6.2 months ago]
@reednj Yeah, to make twtxt ready for a mesh network. But i just played with the idea, it's no call for implementation... :)
[6.2 months ago]
There could be known archive urls and we could play with mdns for local twtxt distribution. Just playing with the idea... :)
[6.2 months ago]
Imagine, some would distribute their feeds in an archive like https://domgoergen.com/twtxt/twtfiles.tar.gz. And more files would be signed.
[6.2 months ago]
And as we're already talking about the future of twtxt... since i played a little bit with scuttle i wonder how twtxt could be distributed.
[6.2 months ago]
The latest #txtnish will check the `url` key to change the twturl you're following. Like an inline 304.
[6.2 months ago]
I'll take another swing at #metadata for #twtxt. You can check my feed for an example. The headers aren't important, only # key = value
[6.2 months ago]
@reednj Thanks! And i'll check why 8ball won't answer you. Everytime anybody asks it a question, something goes wrong. *sigh*
[6.2 months ago]
Remember to add "AddDefaultCharset utf-8" for your twtxt file if you're using apache. Otherwise browsers will serve cp1252. The twtxt clients won't care but maybe someone is watching your file with a browser?
[6.2 months ago]
@durcheinandr I hope you haven't bought the unused version for EUR 152,97 from amazon ... :) https://www.amazon.de/dp/020107981X/
[6.2 months ago]
@reednj Really cool! Could you, uhm, maybe remove my testaccount with one tweet? Or is that already possible to do as a logged in user?
[6.2 months ago]
@dave Have you checked https://github.com/jarun/Buku, the highly delicious bookmark manager? I really like it!
[6.3 months ago]
@nristen Ah, so you're karlh626, i think i need a txtfile for twtxt <-> irc <-> github conversions
[6.3 months ago]
@kas Aww, now i have to keep the test line to preserve context... :)
[6.3 months ago]
Test pre_tweet_hook
[6.3 months ago]
Monitoring announcement: @tux0r, your host is down and @cow2001, your certificate has expired.
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New stuff in #txtnish: Better argument parser, automatic url rewriting for redirects and a new silly mode that let you share urls like @kas
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Find me on scuttlebut @GQIvovL/H1Tw00TEmh2/a48VZULVkXm06ec3Gj3wLS0=.ed25519
[6.4 months ago]
@nristen Get well soon! And welcome back to twtxt... :)
[6.4 months ago]
@tx Haha, really cool!
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@kas Thanks for the explanation!
[6.4 months ago]
@kas Now i'm really confused, is there anything special scuttlebut is doing over mdns? Because dat and ipfs both supports file sharing over local links.
[6.4 months ago]
On the other hand, most twtxt users won't have any problems putting a twtxt file somewhere with http. :)
[6.4 months ago]
@kas And it looks like dat also supports mdns for local discovery and custom bootstrap servers. Too bad though.
[6.4 months ago]
@kas Doesn't Scuttlebut also needs a central server if both clients are not on the same network?
[6.4 months ago]
@darthlukan Welcome to twtxt! We're currently back on a slow upward trajectory!
[6.4 months ago]
@kas Haha, every single rule of share the seeds is probably cannabis related without explicitly mentioning it.
[6.4 months ago]
@tx Uhm, cloning all projects i have starred would be fun...
[6.4 months ago]
@tx #kobo Development of OcherBook seems to have stalled a year ago, too bad, i would love to have a great nickel replacement.
[6.4 months ago]
Has anybody tried DAT for their twtxt files? Seems to be a good match for twtxt, doesn't it?
[6.4 months ago]
@kas Haha, every single rule of share the seeds is probably cannabis related without explicitly mentioning it.
[6.4 months ago]
@tx Uhm, cloning all projects i have starred would be fun...
[6.4 months ago]
@tx #kobo Development of OcherBook seems to have stalled a year ago, too bad, i would love to have a great nickel replacement.
[6.5 months ago]
@tx There were still a few issues i fixed, if you still have problems.
[6.5 months ago]
@reednj Basically there are just more clients... :) And thanks for twtxt.reednj.com, i think we all are still heavily depending on it!
[6.5 months ago]
Interesting guide how to be a nice maintainer http://brson.github.io/2017/04/05/minimally-nice-maintainer
[6.5 months ago]
@kas, @freemore I'm waiting for the first image to be send with twtxt... :)
[6.5 months ago]
@tx There were still a few issues i fixed, if you still have problems.
[6.5 months ago]
@reednj Basically there are just more clients... :) And thanks for twtxt.reednj.com, i think we all are still heavily depending on it!
[6.5 months ago]
Interesting guide how to be a nice maintainer http://brson.github.io/2017/04/05/minimally-nice-maintainer
[6.6 months ago]
#txtnish now supports long options! It's not easy to implement all cases, but it wasn't as hard as i though it would be.
[6.6 months ago]
Linux has become a weird version of Rock-paper-scissors: udev breaks systemd, systemd breaks pulseaudio, pulseaudio breaks dbus, dbus breaks udev
[6.6 months ago]
@webi Thanks for the youtube link! Don't miss the rap at 2:20...
[6.6 months ago]
Hi, welcome back @reednj! I noticed there was some development on twtxt.reednj.com, posting tweets on it would be cool!
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[6.8 months ago]
@kas If i'm reading http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-3.5 correctly, the character ':' is explicitly allowed
[6.8 months ago]
@kas But you're right, just using the timestamp would be way more human friendly and the parsers already know how to handle rfc3339.
[6.8 months ago]
@kas You could probably use the rfc3339 timestamp, i just used epoch as this was suggested by someone (buckket?) to link to individual tweets.
[6.8 months ago]
@kas Yeah, i though about adding it for the future ncurses frontend. Maybe i could also add the urls as comment in txtnish reply.
[6.8 months ago]
@webi Thanks! So, by complete coincidence... :)
[6.8 months ago]
@webi If you don't mind me asking, how did you find out about twtxt?
[6.8 months ago]
Does anybody have a opinion about linking to single tweets via the mention syntax like #1490894860' href='/user/at/2561d43a72b750689?n=mdom'>@mdom?
[6.8 months ago]
And there's always the great http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/ #lisp
[6.8 months ago]
Say hello to @webi!
[6.9 months ago]
Damn you sun! I can't see my monitor!
[6.9 months ago]
Okay, the plan for txtio: Use sqlite to store followings, tweets and config and use ncurses for the ui. Let's see how that works out.
[6.9 months ago]
@dave Thanks for posting about miniircds. Looks fun.
[6.9 months ago]
@kas The worst about dst? My daughter just wakes up exactly one hour earlier. I think adults adjust faster to time changes...
[6.9 months ago]
@dave Where did you leave it? Love their faq: "Where can I buy a PirateBox? There are some things that money can't buy, and PirateBox is one of them!"
[7.0 months ago]
I have the feeling that writing twtxt clients will become my prefered test case to learn new languages... :)
[7.0 months ago]
I totally forgot how hard and unforgiving c is.
[7.0 months ago]
It doesn't do anything interesting, handles no redirects, prints the ugliest timeline and you have to configure it by editing the source file. But it kinda works...
[7.0 months ago]
Ups, i did it again! I just started a new twtxt client in c, just for fun and to relearn a little c. https://github.com/mdom/txtio
[7.1 months ago]
@kas #python What did you expect? Looks sane to me.
[7.3 months ago]
@benaiah You obviously knew ... already commenting... :)
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@tx w00t? I hopy this a hypothetical case, who's dumping 18.000 USD in a new crypto currency? If I got confused during such a deposit, i would hopefully abort.
[7.3 months ago]
Land of Lisp- The Music Video! ⌘ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM1Zb3xmvMc
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@durcheinandr Sorry, no idea then. I have a ticker with news agencies like dpa, afp etc. at work but that's more like a firehose.
[7.3 months ago]
#txtnish now accepts ws as seperator and timestamps without T
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@durcheinandr Never understood why so many people love this movie, but it seems i'm a minority voice...
[7.3 months ago]
@tx Hard to type and remember and to add insult to injury a dictionary word... mhhh... :)
[7.3 months ago]
@durcheinandr You can always google for presseschau. Deutschlandfunk has one for example. But that's a rather static view on daily papers. Do you want something current and algorithmic?
[7.3 months ago]
Teach Yourself Computer Science ⌘ https://teachyourselfcs.com/
[7.3 months ago]
@kas There was something on hn a few days ago: Ask HN: Cheap, hackable e-reader? ⌘ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13863046
[7.3 months ago]
@kas I have a kobo, but i actually need it to read books. I bookmarked the page in case i ever get a replacement... :)
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Maybe we shouldn't add time sensitive metadata. Maybe # following = https://domgoergen.com/twtxt/mdom.txt https://enotty.dk/twtxt.txt ...
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@kas Then let's just say it has to be on top to make it easy. I'm not even sure how to encode follow? # follow = mdom https://domgoergen.com/twtxt/mdom.txt looks wrong.
[7.3 months ago]
@kas, @benaiah Should metadata always be at the start of the file or can it be interspersed with tweets?
[7.3 months ago]
@allgebrah Loved the low-res and alien story!
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@benaiah Already looking forward for continuations... :)
[7.3 months ago]
@phil, There is basically just one real aggregator and that's reednj. And it doesn't even collapse before cutting off the tweet.
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@phil, i mostly check @freemor timeline. Less bots. How often do you update, @freemor?
[7.3 months ago]
@benaiah (re: number of feeds) Wasn't the average number of friends on facebook 155? Dunbars number is everywhere... :)
[7.3 months ago]
@kas (re: twtxt specs) I hope we're talking about horizontal whitespace? :)
[7.3 months ago]
@tx (re: hushme) Looks like a gadget for a villain.
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@quite (re: network traffic) There is even a section rfc7234 about heuristic expiration times: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7234#section-4.2
[7.3 months ago]
@tx /otr fingerprint 05D234B5 898B1843 D337C397 C4BFDE95 B0D12010
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Yeah, i'm a unix admin there, otherwise reading their logfiles would be creepy... :)
[7.4 months ago]
I'm listening at http://taz.de/xkcd1810 if anybody want to try it. Just send your url to that address. :)
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Man, I love to twtxt with my mail client on the go. :)
[7.4 months ago]
@kas you can simply press F in less to tail the current file
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@phil I don't just throw away lines i can't parse, but try to fix as many errors as possible. But eventually you have to give up. https://github.com/mdom/txtnish/blob/master/bin/txtnish#L368
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@phil I can't imagine a simpler time format than rfc3339. I would be fine with just using utc or unix time, but i don't think most people could write that without a client... :)
[7.4 months ago]
@dave, @kas I thought about propsing "There is no maximum length of a message. Clients should show at least 140 characters of a tweet after collapsing the mentions." Or something like that.
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@kas (re: metadata) The amount of whitespace around the equal sign shouldn't matter. Wouldn't be a comment above the line not enough? <# nick = mdom # my nick> looks weird.
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@skingrapher That's what i'm talking about! :) Or we could be the first network build on rsync://
[7.4 months ago]
Horay! This is the most active 24h for #twtxt in the last month. Already more than 50 posts.
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What about benaiah first idea for #issue48? It would be easy to parse, looks very unixlike and doesn't clash with the current syntax? I would implement it for txtnish, if it wouldn't be the only implementation... :)
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Although that would seperate the network in clients that can or can't support some protocols. Not to mention if someone would mention me with my ipfs address and other with my http address
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@kas, @freemor (re: finger) That's another neat thing about twtxt, it totally independent of any transport layer. ipfs, zeronet, finger, as long as the protocol has a...
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@freemor (re: bandwidth) We tackle that problem when it arises. I'm currently following 60 (mostly dormant) users with 500k for all files with an update taking less than 2s.
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@freemor (re: timeline) Or we resort the timline to have the newest entries on top, then you could just request the first x bytes of every feed. But archiving is definitly the pragmatic solution. ...
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@freemor (re: http) Yeah, but yet a lot of sites are preparing the jump to http/2.0 with its inbelievable complexity. And even http/1.1 is probably a little bit over engineered.
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@freemor I think we 100% on the same page about self hosting. I thought the article was more about stopping to cooperate with the corporate web. We need to develop standards with *our own* priorit...
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I recently tried to write a command like client to GNU social, but after reading the specs on ActivityStreams, Webfinger, PubsubHubbub and Salmon i soon lost interest... :)
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There are so many alternatives like ipfs or scuttlebutt, but i fear that we loose the simplicity of the old protocols. That in my mind is the main attraction of twtxt.
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@freemor Is it? I mean it paints a pretty dark picture, but in the end Aral appeal to us to fix the whole mess without any corporate involvement.
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@kas Mhh, only 27% of the feeds i subscribed to, declare an explicit charset in the header. Probably easier to fix that in the clients...
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We didn’t lose control – it was stolen ⌘ https://ar.al/notes/we-didnt-lose-control-it-was-stolen/
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@kas And to make it even worse, most clients interpret the data as win1252. But does any twtxt client autoconvert to utf8 in case another charset is send? I think it probably okay for every client to assume it's utf8.
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@kas Mhh, i explicitly allow 60 seconds in my rfc3339 regex. Is there already a bug report for python?
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@phil You mean the leap second in evil.txt? It's expected to break clients ... :) You can just skip lines that you can't parse. Although it's a valid date according to rfc3339. Maybe file a bug against coreuti...
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@phil RFC3339 is a subset of ISO8601, your timestamps are fine. We're not using 8601 as it's crazy complicated to parse: 2009-W01-1 is a valid represenation for Monday 29 December 2008.
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Good morning, earth! First tweet via mail
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#txtnish can send new tweets per mail to you with txtnish mail bob@example.com ... the only missing step is to tweet via mail. #mobile
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@benaiah Wow, you're working on bussard? I wanted to try that game for months! Cool
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If plastic replaces cash, much that is good will be lost ⌘ https://aeon.co/essays/if-plastic-replaces-cash-much-that-is-good-will-be-lost
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Like start-ups, most intentional communities fail – why? ⌘ https://aeon.co/essays/like-start-ups-most-intentional-communities-fail-why
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Good night, #twtxt! Don't let the bed #bugs bite!
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Magic 8-balls are really awesome. Both answers are kinda perfect...
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@phil Can i add you the we-are-twtxt? And how does the telegram bit works? Never used telegram before ... can you chat it up and it will post to twtxt?
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@kas, you were both winner and looser in the last bullseye! :)
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@freemor I've thought you lived in Brazil, but right, Canada has also regions with -04:00 ...
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@kas, @skingrapher 8ball only checks users that are on we-are-twtxt and it does only checks for tweets since its last run. So it won't catch new users that had questions for 8ball in the ...
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Hi @skingrapher, i've seen that you forked we-are-twtxt and waited for your pr! :)
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@benaiah Do you have to transform old scheme code to lua or is it just for the lulz?
[7.5 months ago]
Weird, nobody has written a twtxt.el for #emacs yet?!
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@tx I like the visualization of the timeline. A static timeline of we-are-twtxt would be cool!
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Meet the firehose at https://domgoergen.com/twtxt/firehose.txt. It publishes the complete timeline of we-are-twtxt every ten minutes. I'll use it for my bots, so i don't have to hit your feeds so often. Feel free to use it too!
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@kas Is that too cold or too warm? Also 9°C in Berlin, feels warm for me... :)
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Altered carbon it is! I already read Seveneves ... what are you reading at them moment?
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So, i almost finished Arkwright and i need a book recommendation. Any tips? #books #scifi
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@durcheinandr Just as an example how evil you can get. It's not the new standard theme. Although...