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tedu honked 23 Feb 2024 13:53 -0500

CHATGTP is an acronym meaning covenant has attempted to glass the planet.

tedu honked 23 Feb 2024 12:49 -0500

Some people use complicated commands like "sudo systemctl restart application.service.daemon" for process management. This is slow and error prone.

I use CPM. Ctrl-C, Ctrl-P, Ctrl-M.

tedu honked back 23 Feb 2024 03:53 -0500
in reply to: https://sironi.tk/objects/326c33f6-d2df-4aac-853b-844d4a3683de

@luca the posts are backdated, but will appear as new if another instance discovers them (you boost them, etc.). It's basically like you've always been here, but nobody noticed until now. If you want to try it, I'd recommend a test subdomain first to see the results.

(If you have the same domain, it actually is possible to keep the url structure, but it's complicated.)

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 22:30 -0500

Nikkei 225: 39098.68

It's over 39000!!

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 21:33 -0500

I watched The Island again, in the vein of THX and Logan's Run. In contrast to Don't Worry Darling, it's much better at pacing and balancing tension before and after the big reveal. The stories are fairly different, but The Island starts out giving the viewer hints that not all is right. It's weird, this colony they're in. But in Darling, there's just one woman who's acting strange, and for too long we're not sure why we care. There's the one creepy scene of Pine watching by them having sex, and a lot more could be done with that. It's a cult, right? So make it cultish. And maybe a little something after she makes the realization. Don't need to go full Michael Bay, but there should have been an act between awareness and escape. The Island was fairly predictable, but I found it more consistently interesting.

tedu honked back 22 Feb 2024 21:00 -0500
in reply to: https://social.fbxl.net/objects/5280cfd0-bb5b-4ea7-8c35-0c8b9ca8649c

@Hyolobrika when you sign up for someone else's server, you're choosing to cede your links to them. I didn't want mastodon.social to own my posts, so I chose not to create an account there. I'm not sure people are particularly well informed about making this choice, and indeed one of the big complaints about mastodon is the whole choosing a server aspect, but it's not like twitter or any other site where you have no choice.

tedu honked back 22 Feb 2024 20:53 -0500
in reply to: https://abyssdomain.expert/users/filippo/statuses/111978209766806682

@filippo yeah, people here are super fearful of the all seeing eye hoovering up their posts, so there's no one super relay. But smaller relays are quite successful I think. Just today some people were talking about a relay for all the instances in Pennsylvania. This is exactly the curated discovery that's supposedly impossible here.

You will get no argument from me that predominant implementation matters a lot, and I think mastodon has shown no interest in addressing some problems, but as someone who would like to see things fixed, I care that people know where the problems lie.

tedu honked back 22 Feb 2024 20:26 -0500
in reply to: https://abyssdomain.expert/users/filippo/statuses/111978149389447936

@filippo sure, but you can do that here too. Take a dump of your mastodon data, run honk import, you're up and running. Possible for several years now.

I don't think bluesky is a bad design, but I think the devs do a lot of sleight of hand comparing AT to AP wherein they claim something isn't possible, but they've solved it, but truth is it's basically identical. They mix and match AP behaviors and mastodon quirks.

For whatever path dependent reason, the mastodon network settled on sharing domain names, but this very easily could have been vhosting with full migration potential. That can still work. It is not a intractable difference between AT and AP. Etc.

(Sorry if you didn't want to get into it. You seemed interested.)

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 19:30 -0500

What we really need is a social network that federates via AFS.

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 19:20 -0500

flipboard, whatever the fuck that is, decided to append utm_medium=activitypub to every link posted here, which is really screwing with my searches.

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 18:54 -0500

The integration of AI and search means soon it will be impossible to google for images of Justin Trudeau in brown face. I'm sorry, Dave, I can't let you see that.

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 18:11 -0500

It is technically true that nobody can read your bluesky DMs.

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 18:08 -0500

vice.com may be shutting down, but we'll always have nowthisnews.com.

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 17:15 -0500

If I had a quantum computer, the first thing I'd do is simulate more quantum computers. Infinite computation glitch.

tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 16:06 -0500

You're telling me a latte staged this capitalism?

tedu honked back 22 Feb 2024 16:02 -0500
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/Cr11Cw2zgqK883Bzgl


METADATA_URLS+=("") # Vultr
METADATA_URLS+=("") # DigitalOcean
METADATA_URLS+=("") # Hetzner


tedu honked 22 Feb 2024 15:46 -0500

These bluesky blog posts spend more time talking about mastodon than bluesky.

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 21:57 -0500

"Japan's Nikkei surpasses 1989 all-time high"

We're so back.

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 20:20 -0500

You mean to tell me a Romulan cloaked this ship?

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 19:01 -0500

Wannabe security nerds have the strangest obsessions. "iMessage is insecure because if you message an undercover cop the police will have a copy of your message." Curiously, few suggestions as to which messaging app fixes this.

(There certainly are deniable messaging protocols, such that they can't prove you sent the message, but if you show up at the meet in person, it will hardly matter.)

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 17:29 -0500

Have the six people on threads with federation stopped posting, or did people here just stop replying? Haven't seen anything from them recently. Feels like six fate of the fediverse hangs in the balance crises ago.

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 16:52 -0500

Okay, minor hiccups aside, have a much better working version of honk to azorius/lemmy posting done.

Honk has always been microblog focused, but not to the exclusion of other uses. It also kinda works as a long form blog, too, if you like.

But what if I want to post links from honk to my favorite azorius group? Well, instead of butchering the azorius code to make it support Notes, I think it's better to improve honk's composition abilities. So now you can add links to posts, and they turn into Page activities. And you have more explicit control over cc and tags, etc., as well.

I still think the nature of links and comments is better suited to a different UI, but for occasional use I think this is fine.

How's it look? I posted a link to a lemmy group for go.

See it on honk.

See it on lemmy.

See it on azorius.


tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 16:43 -0500


Sometime around the middle of January, I stumbled across One Billion Rows Challenge. I had a lot of fun working on this. I started with an execution time of > 6min and finished at about 14s. Here’s how I went about it.


One Billion Rows Challenge in Golang

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 08:50 -0500

Through surveillance we have observed discussions and comments on caffeine product websites and other fora indicating that these products are frequently shared by or dispensed to multiple users, increasing the risk of the product being separated from the warning statement.

The FDA has been reading your reddit posts about what you've doing with your bulk caffeine powder, and they are not pleased.

(Love that they went with fora over forums.)


tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 08:28 -0500

Heh, mastodon serves mp4 files with a CSP header of 'none', so the browser refuses to play them when opened in a tab by itself. You need to open the whole web page in all its javascripty glory to get a CSP header that allows viewing video files.

Or maybe I just stop clicking on mp4 links. And nothing of value was lost.

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 06:40 -0500

"To prevent a caffeine overdose, avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine." Thanks Dr. Internet, you're so smart.

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 02:37 -0500

Did the entire .online domain just kill their DNS?

tedu honked 21 Feb 2024 02:00 -0500

Achievement unlocked: worked around a whole host of SwiftUI bugs by writing my own janky component.

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 19:14 -0500

Regrettable news for the big bonkers on the honknet: it is technically possible to double bonk a honk, but due to technical limitations of the small brain database schema, all such bonks have the same ActivityPub id, and will be deduped by remote servers.

I actually just looked into fixing this, but plumbing the necessary data from here to there requires drilling holes in multiple layers, some of which are definitely load bearing, and the architectural review board is not going to issue permits for this.

You can, of course, still go back and add extra bonks to old honks so that new followers see them. It's just that new followers won't see the repeats. Perhaps this is as it should be.

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 18:25 -0500

Haha, no joke, I use different fingers for swiping and authentication. Opsec pro.

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 18:11 -0500

I never have to decide if a tomshardware article is true or not because I refuse to click on tomshardware links.

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 16:30 -0500

Watched Don't Worry Darling last night, but only after reading about the ending, and I think I would have found it really boring had I not known what was coming. As it was, I did find it boring, but at least I had something to look forward to.

I think this is a problem for "everything is perfect, but maybe not what it seems" movies. If you spend too much time on establishing it's perfect, there's nothing happening, no tension. If you spring the twist too soon, what are you going to do with the rest of your two hours?

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 15:29 -0500

Big update for long time honk fans of the long ago feature: it now includes honks you've saved.

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 15:15 -0500

For the amount of time the crew of Enterprise spends bartering medical supplies for plasma injectors or warp plasma for hull plating, you can't help but think things would go a little smoother if they had some fungible medium of exchange. Then you wouldn't have to trade for something you need by giving away something you also need, but slightly less. A problem for future inventors to work on.

tedu honked 20 Feb 2024 14:41 -0500

Here's what the honk manual has to say about user signups:

New users can be added with the adduser command. This is discouraged.

tedu honked 19 Feb 2024 22:36 -0500

I might make a suggestion which goes in an entirely opposite direction. Perhaps the grotesque biped could be an extremely beautiful, but terrifying, young lady. Perhaps she could be something along the lines of the green dancing maiden we had in Star Trek I. Would you believe a blue dancing maiden? With orange hair? And plenty stacked.

tedu honked 19 Feb 2024 16:50 -0500

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tedu honked 19 Feb 2024 14:27 -0500

"Magnificent 7 profits now exceed almost every country in the world. Should we be worried?"

I'm worried that people think countries should be profitable.

tedu honked 19 Feb 2024 01:18 -0500

So I could watch The Beekeeper or I could watch The Bricklayer for a quarter the cost.

tedu honked 18 Feb 2024 19:19 -0500

Proof of work, but instead of something useless like computing a hash of all zeroes, you give me a credit to run 100000 wasm cycles on your computer.

tedu honked 18 Feb 2024 18:22 -0500

A few notes on voting counts and Lemmy. I was looking into adding counts to azorius and added some logging to see what was happening.

First off, tons of traffic. I knew this, but it's kinda ridiculous. I think in my mind I rarely vote things up or down, but lots of users seem to prefer voting on every post and comment they see. Times a few hundred users, this turns into lots of votes.

Saving every vote would result in tons more database traffic. I figured maybe I can just keep a running count of Likes - Dislikes for each post, and then periodically write it back to the database.

Haha, no. Sometimes you get 100 or more votes for the same comment from the same person. I think this is not deliberate manipulation, but just Lemmy glitching out, but the result is the same. You have to record not just the vote but also the voter for every Like to discard duplicates and keep an accurate count.

Maybe I'll work on this while I watch the next season of Halo or something, but it may take a while.

tedu honked 17 Feb 2024 19:50 -0500

In related honk news, you can now mention @https urls directly. This was a feature that got dropped in a refactor a few years ago, but it's nice to have when webfinger isn't available.

tedu honked 17 Feb 2024 18:47 -0500

New form of mastodon delete spam detected. Every six minutes for days and days. That's one for the IP blocklist.

2024/02/17 14:14:37 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:20:47 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:27:06 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:33:14 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:40:14 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:46:06 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:52:06 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 14:58:05 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 15:04:12 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 15:10:29 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 15:17:20 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 15:24:56 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey
2024/02/17 15:31:30 crappola from https://bgme.me/users/smilemonkey

tedu honked 17 Feb 2024 17:44 -0500

A few quick comments on state of the honknet.

Remote users with "funny" Unicode names are supported because of course they are. You can't create local users because I'm fairly sure other servers won't like it, but it's a one liner to change if you want.

If you're going to complain that all other implementations are broken because they can't fetch your posts, you should at least put an outbox in your actor so it's possible for said fetching to occur.

Yesterday's content type fix broke webfinger. And nothing of value was lost. But it'll be fixed, just waiting a few days to see if any other dust settles.