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tedu honked 30 May 2020 17:54 -0400
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I love the warm fuzzy feeling of the internet falling apart because a cert expired.

tedu honked 30 May 2020 14:41 -0400
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It's a good thing I have four camera batteries because I already can't find three of them.

tedu honked 30 May 2020 13:18 -0400
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How smart do you have to be to believe the optimal line length for code is the same as for a paragraph of prose?

tedu bonked 30 May 2020 12:13 -0400
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Before we start the first day of talks @campgnd I took a cup of coffee for a short walk #campgnd

tedu bonked 30 May 2020 12:12 -0400
original: solene@bsd.network
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I fixed a bug in the #openbsd automatic frequency adjuster and explained in the commit message how the whole thing work to ease future work on it. https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=159084980920194&w=2

I'm quite happy to have fixed something there because I'm pretty bad at C and I rarely look into the kernel code

But as the code was easy to read and understand I've been able to spot the issue.

tedu honked 30 May 2020 12:09 -0400
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TMTDR - too many toots; didn't read.

tedu honked 30 May 2020 11:50 -0400
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Did you know Gary Ross, director of Pleasantville and The Hunger Games, was named after Glengarry Glen Ross?

tedu honked 30 May 2020 03:23 -0400
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tedu honked 29 May 2020 20:50 -0400
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I just realized it's Friday. My week was centered around the weather forecast calling for thunderstorms on Friday, but they didn't happen, so I figured it must not be Friday yet.

tedu honked 29 May 2020 20:28 -0400
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"Well, actually, colorblind people could see color by holding a prism in front of one eye and observing the difference in refraction."

tedu honked 29 May 2020 20:01 -0400
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A 20 video playlist of gaming chair reviews.

tedu honked 29 May 2020 17:09 -0400
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Stuck at home with six laptops, but can't find one that's useful for looking at a bug report...

tedu honked 29 May 2020 17:07 -0400
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What if chat isn't about the encryption at the end but the friends we make along the way?

tedu honked 29 May 2020 16:52 -0400
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I'd like a one way ticket from usability town to flavor town, please.

tedu honked 29 May 2020 16:34 -0400
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I like that wikipedia devotes three paragraphs to examining the difficult problem of breaking up with someone by changing facebook relationship status.

tedu honked 29 May 2020 16:03 -0400
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Two headless honkers.

Geese with necks bent down

tedu honked 29 May 2020 14:33 -0400
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I think I underestimated the bitrate required for decent video (or overestimated how good it would look), but then I remind myself that youtube's first videos looked like crap too.

tedu bonked 29 May 2020 12:06 -0400
original: stsp@bsd.network
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Every time a new #SVN release comes out, comment sections fill up with remarks like "let it die already" or "is anyone still using this?"

This attitude misses a major design goal of version control: longevity

Much data has ended up in SVN repositories since 2005. We still have compatible up-to-date software 15 years on, which runs on any modern OS and is fully backwards compatible.

Is it still a great choice for new projects? Probably not. But that doesn't mean that maintenance should stop.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 18:54 -0400
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According to Gazit, Old Navy signed away that possibility when the company signed its lease in 2015, since the lease specifically reads “force majeure shall not excuse prompt and timely payments when due.”

My legal specialty isn't force majeure, but I'm curious how effective such a clause is. A rule that says the normal rules apply even when the normal rules don't apply is itself a normal rule, so if the normal rules don't apply it wouldn't apply either, right?

tedu honked 28 May 2020 16:33 -0400
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Had to use pliers to remove an SD card from the reader, so that wasn't quite ideal.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 14:29 -0400
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Parking authority isn't handing out tickets yet, but they're leaving notices on all the cars that they're going to resume ticketing soon.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 13:21 -0400
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Airline left me a voicemail to make sure I'm okay. Not sure what we have to talk about, but at least it wasn't prerecorded. Doesn't feel like an empty gesture the way a bulk email does. They're spending real bailout money to reach out.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 11:59 -0400
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We're not in Texarkana anymore.

Texarkana doormat

tedu bonked 28 May 2020 11:55 -0400
original: cj@mastodon.technology
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Lol it's been almost 2 years to the exact day, finally just bumped the version number to v1.

Snapshot of the go-fed/httpsig releases page showing v0.1.0 was published on May 30, 2018. v1.0.0 was published "2 minutes ago" today May 28, 2020.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 11:34 -0400
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Not sure which is worse. The sunny days where I have to go out and run a mile or the rainy days where I have to stay in and do a sit-up.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 11:23 -0400
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There's nothing hotter than constitutional lawyer cosplay.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 02:58 -0400
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I'm not so sure about this camera now. I took a few pictures of some boxes in my unlit living room and the jpegs don't look like peter lik landscapes.

tedu honked 28 May 2020 00:36 -0400
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How many gas stations in Manhattan? Fun fact: in business school, I got asked that exact brain teaser by some company (I can't remember who). "Can I take a minute?" I asked. "Sure," said the interviewer. After a moment, I said, "nineteen". He looked confused. "How did you get that answer?" he asked. I looked confused. "I counted." Presumably he hadn't been expecting to interview someone who grew up in Manhattan, went to school in the Bronx, and spent a lot of time driving around New York with her dad. I didn't get the job. Apparently, they were looking for people who used some process other than arithmetic to figure out how many gas stations there were in Manhattan.


It's kinda besides the point, but I was curious, and found this article which says there are 31 gas stations, but only six below 96th street. Even missing a few, I suspect her answer was much closer to reality than the answers calculated by the candidates who were hired.

But what's the point in knowing things when you can just be smart and guess?

tedu honked 27 May 2020 19:17 -0400
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Mark freaking Miller, amirite?

tedu bonked 27 May 2020 19:16 -0400
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@helby So same issue as mine.

And I just switched to sndio because:
- Everything is simple and clean (protocol/API, config, …)
- Ability to record output + input at the same time on any sound card with just a command line option
- Ability to tweak any application's volume without having to find where the application hid their shit (on webshit it's sometimes nowhere…)
- It has an option to keep grabbing the alsa soundcard for itself, thus avoiding stuff like webkit grabbing it (and not releasing it once they're done)

Also no use for it right now but it's able to work over the network easily as well.

tedu honked 27 May 2020 19:05 -0400
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Tag yourself. I'm Seabulk Challenge.

The Seabulk Challenge

tedu honked 27 May 2020 15:06 -0400
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A7r ii is here and it's a hefty chonker. Actually, it's probably comparatively light for its class, but it weighs more than my phone does.

tedu honked 27 May 2020 14:45 -0400
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Wow, it's a good thing there's no c++ code in Firefox.

tedu bonked 27 May 2020 14:10 -0400
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the oom killer murdered firefox
it finally did his fucking job

tedu honked 28 May 2020 16:45 -0400
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If you study my photo compositions closely, you'll see the main subject is always at a ratio of π^2/6.

tedu honked 27 May 2020 13:53 -0400
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Make your own 8:1 anamorphic lens for stunning panoramas.

tedu honked 27 May 2020 13:32 -0400
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Simplify your development decision making with this one weird trick: choose to believe that all performance differences are the result of the programming language used.

tedu honked 27 May 2020 13:21 -0400
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Asynchronous chat latency: it takes me four minutes to reply to lain, but only one minute for lain to reply to me.

Clearly erlang >>> go.

tedu honked back 27 May 2020 13:06 -0400
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re: Why modern software sucks

re: Why modern software sucks

@freakazoid I'm not sure how well this holds up. I think it's true that any time in history most software was being written by new programmers. Bug software boom of 1980? Where did those programmers come from? The field has been growing since the beginning. When was the majority of software developed by veterans?

tedu bonked 27 May 2020 13:02 -0400
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I can never not interpret "how do you take your coffee" as referring to routes of administration

"how do you take your coffee?"

tedu bonked 27 May 2020 13:02 -0400
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@maffsie I have the non-stick version that the maker gave me at 34c3 ^^ we used it once in prod actually!

tedu honked 27 May 2020 12:48 -0400
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It just occurred to me that even the bitch John Romero made me is now old enough to drink.

tedu honked 27 May 2020 12:24 -0400
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Is it Europeans rediscover why Americans have air conditioning season already?

tedu honked 27 May 2020 04:54 -0400
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The golden ratio, 1.609, is derived from the number of kilometers per mile and represents the natural beauty of the synergy between traditional and metric measurements.

tedu honked 26 May 2020 23:26 -0400
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I've decided my personal unit of measure for file sizes will be MmB, the megamillibyte.

tedu honked 26 May 2020 20:58 -0400
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I like how Sony made a youtuber camera and literally every youtuber now has a review of it. With so many review samples sent out, is there anyone left to buy it?

tedu honked 26 May 2020 18:48 -0400
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Fingerprinting online users by the presence of "thez" typos in their comments.

tedu honked 26 May 2020 16:06 -0400
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Comments left under videos or in live streams that contain the words “共匪” (“communist bandit”) or “五毛” (“50-cent party”) are automatically deleted in around 15 seconds, though their English language translations and Romanized Pinyin equivalents are not.

YouTube of course has no idea how this happened.


tedu bonked 26 May 2020 15:53 -0400
original: rowens@bsd.network
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Apparently the Librarian does, on occasion, teach.

Orangutan facing a line of otters, gesturing as those to emphasize a point during a lecture.

tedu honked 26 May 2020 15:13 -0400
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"We could build an even more decentralized alternative to mastodon with activitystreams."

tedu honked 26 May 2020 14:10 -0400
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"This is the ideal tech stack. You may not like it, but this is what peak personal developer blog in 2020 looks like."

tedu honked 26 May 2020 14:08 -0400
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"I bought netflix.soy"

tedu honked 26 May 2020 14:01 -0400
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This HN thread about mastodon probably has more whiners complaining about the censorship of gab than gab has users.

tedu bonked 26 May 2020 13:45 -0400
original: stsp@bsd.network
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So I'm hunting for a particularly nasty progress-blocking bug, and see something that's so obviously wrong...

​ This must be the bug I'm looking for

Well.. no. It turns out to be a very dumb luck type of a bug ​ which went undetected because it had no real consequences at all...


tedu honked 26 May 2020 13:41 -0400
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This summer is 30 years since the introduction of the Saturn S-series.

tedu honked 26 May 2020 04:14 -0400
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This is the ideal web page. You may not like it, but this is what peak layout looks like.

Unreasonably wide wikipedia page

tedu honked back 26 May 2020 00:12 -0400
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@sungo I think it's fairly common for a TV series based on novels to remix the sources somewhat freely. Both The Magicians and Bosch come to mind as shows where it was obvious that some plot elements were from this book and other elements from another book, and then reworked for tv audience.