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tedu honked 23 Jun 2024 11:24 -0400

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should open a portal into the heat dome, and now this guy has to clean up the mess.

Doomguy in the heat dome

tedu honked 22 Jun 2024 21:12 -0400

It'll be kinda funny if the Starliner project ends with a total of 0.5 crewed flights.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2024 16:56 -0400

Got some new sunglasses, and they're "extra" polarized. Surfaces that I don't normally consider reflective like manhole covers are very shimmery. Testing with one eye, I think this is the result of the lenses being misaligned. The result is an effect like wearing 3D glasses.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2024 16:26 -0400

Reading day of the triffids, and got to the part where the narrator's girlfriend says but of course you'll have to marry two extra girls as well, and the narrator is like, no, I'm much too chivalrous for that, but she beats him down with facts and logic until he agrees it's only rational to have three wives.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2024 15:29 -0400

Hot diggity dog, the dome is really cooking today.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2024 11:48 -0400

John Constantine prepares to telecat into the heat dome. "It's hot as hell, but it's a dry heat."


tedu bonked 21 Jun 2024 21:23 -0400
original: julian@community.nodebb.org

NodeBB v4.0.0-alpha (aka ActivityPub alpha release)

NodeBB v4.0.0-alpha (aka ActivityPub alpha release)

I'm happy to announce that I have tagged the latest commit in the activitypub branch as v4.0.0-alpha. That designation means (mostly symbolically) that we have moved past the "proof-of-concept" stage of ActivityPub research and development, and into the alpha phase.

This release has been a long time in coming. Work on the ActivityPub integration back in late 2023, although work accelerated around February of this year. The initial idea was to create a proof-of-concept build of NodeBB that could communicate with other fediverse apps, and federate local content outwards for other applications to consume.

As it turns out, it is difficult to temper your expectations when using a protocol with implementations that expect richer compatibility than one can provide! It seemed like a disservice to only offer a minimal subset of expected features, and so we started a deeper integration into ActivityPub with the aims of providing full user-to-user following, notifications, and two-way communication.

In the interim, FediForum happened, causing us to once again re-evaluate our short-to-medium term plans. Devs from NodeBB and Discourse, along with many other interested parties, formed the SWICG Forum and Threaded Discussions Task Force, which aims to promote the use and broader acceptance of threaded discussions as a modality of communication, as opposed to the expected "microblogging" format.

What this release contains

The alpha build contains a fully-capable ActivityPub server instance, including:

  • Two-way follow relationships between local and remote users
  • Two-way communication with fediverse content
  • A dedicated page (/world) to view remote content that is not organized into local categories
  • Categories followable from the fediverse (via FEP 1b12)
  • Integration with local flagging tools (reports sent to originating server)
  • Server-wide domain blocks (allow/deny list capability)

What this release does not contain

  • Support for emoji (images are federated out, which are sometimes stripped)
  • Support for non-public notes, as NodeBB does not currently have the facility to maintain or display them. Research on this problem is ongoing.


Now that the alpha has been tagged and released, I will be making our working roadmap public → you can take a look at it here

I will be starting a new backlog/roadmap for beta items, and existing backlogged items will be carried over.

Final Thoughts

We wouldn't have even thought to implement ActivityPub if it were not for the funding granted to us by the NLNet foundation. They allowed us the runway to pursue the necessary R&D work, and we're pleased that everything has been pointing positively so far!

This entire time, it has been particularly satisfying to continually see the integration working on this instance (the NodeBB support forum). Expanding the reach of NodeBB beyond the confines of the "local" mindset and into the "global fediverse" mindset has been daunting, but is well worth the price of admission.

I'm happy to also say that now that we've proceeded to the alpha stage, it signifies a commitment toward a beta phase, then an RC, and then towards the release of NodeBB v4. ActivityPub has legs, and we're invested in making it work!

(#activitypub #fedidev #nodebbactivitypub)

tedu honked 21 Jun 2024 21:17 -0400

And we've got entirely too many troublemakers here. Too many 40-year-old adolescents, felons, power drinkers and trustees of modern chemistry.

I'm not the problem. I'm only 75% of the problem.

tedu honked back 21 Jun 2024 16:15 -0400
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/NvXJR128c123TkFp3V

Helion, among several fusion start-ups, uses helium-3, a molecule that is rare on Earth but abundant on the moon.

Well, that's not a problem. Once we get the space elevator built, mining helium on the moon and shipping it back to earth will be fast and cheap.

tedu honked 21 Jun 2024 16:03 -0400

A blockchain where the code is law when I make money but the code is not law when I lose money.

tedu honked 21 Jun 2024 11:42 -0400

Frodo destroys the ring by tossing it into the fires of Mt. Heat Dome.


tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 22:34 -0400

Asking wolfram alpha to plot the binomial distribution of "she loves me; she loves me not."

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 19:54 -0400

"I'm in the bath, room" I shout to my robotic vacuum as it needily beeps for attention.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 19:49 -0400

Pleased to announce that the honknet is in full compliance with New York's law prohibiting late night notifications.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 19:05 -0400

All the very normal people have logged into the HN thread about HIV.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 18:11 -0400

New start up idea: balloon rides to the top of the heat cupola. Bezos and Branson are gonna be all over this.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 17:58 -0400


tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 17:42 -0400

At least one bug left in the tag code.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 17:27 -0400

God the septa app is so bad. Apparently the "remind me later" option when it asks if I want to down new schedules is 10 seconds later. Then it asks again. Basically not possible to use the app until you access to its demands. Is somebody getting paid by the diwnload?

(#philly #Philly)

tedu honked 20 Jun 2024 13:18 -0400

Imagine racing against an impossible deadline, fate of humanity hanging in the balance, vision blurred with sweat, all while being trapped under the crushing pressure of 600 decameters of heat dome. Just another day at the office for Bud Brigman.

Bud trying to cut the right wire

tedu honked back 19 Jun 2024 22:27 -0400
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/VH9Z4WvJDN41G4831W

TV: Dark Matter

TV: Dark Matter

Okay, but what makes this guy Jason 1.0 and not Jason 1.1 or 1.2 or whatever we're calling the other box dudes. Just because the camera has been following him? Wouldn't the now dead other Jason have a better claim because he figured out how to get home first?

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 17:22 -0400

Classic Lenovo. There are two new Qualcomm models in the store. One with a X1E78100 processor and one with a X1E-78-100 processor.

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 15:22 -0400

Before ten years are over, the Devil's in it if I have not sucked out some of the lifeblood from the mysteries of this universe, in a way that no purely mortal lips or brains could do.

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 14:48 -0400

Nowhere in this article is anything resembling a number presented for what constitutes dangerously hot indoors. "Elderly people sometimes have difficulty perceiving how hot it is and might not realize they’re in danger." If only there were some sort of device that can measure how hot is for us, and then we could compare the number on the wall to the number in the article.

What is the point of this helpful public service news if it doesn't contain the most helpful piece of information?


tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 14:15 -0400

Safe superintelligence? How about supersafe intelligence?

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 13:42 -0400

Just saw a presidential ad that Pennsylvania grocery prices are among the highest and this is all Biden's fault, and I'm curious how they think this works. Does the president have 50 different inflation sliders in the Oval Office? He dialed it up extra high for Pennsylvania and presumably lowered it for somewhere else?

Also kinda curious how many states will get variations of this ad. Technically, there's 25 states that might be considered among the highest. Or maybe even more. There are 40 states among the 40 most expensive states to live in.

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 13:32 -0400

I should jump into one of these never ending threads about reply control and be like, that's odd, I don't have this problem. I imagine that will kick off quite the angry replies, but I'll never see them, because that's how the software works.

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 13:18 -0400

New Maryland state motto: not too hot.

Heat advisory map

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 13:06 -0400

Okay, real quick, let me explain how activitypub works.

Dallas hitting on Cherry

tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 10:57 -0400

Which melts faster, your brain in the time cube or the time cube in the heat dome?


tedu honked 19 Jun 2024 01:02 -0400

There are parts of Sweet Tooth I think are good, like a more fanciful version of Last of Us, but also parts I think are bad, like whiny kids. Man, is the whiny kid quotient running high here.

tedu honked 18 Jun 2024 18:59 -0400

Kindle scribe update. The cover I ordered was lost without a trace to a space time delivery vortex, but I prompt jacked the Amazon chatbot and forced it to send me a replacement, which arrived today.

I can never decide if I want a cover or not for tablets. They double the weight, bad. But they're usually much grippier, good.

As for this one, it folds over the top, which makes for a nice inclined position for reading on a table. And not particularly heavy. It's held on by some well positioned magnets, which results in a decent combination of easy to remove when desired, but not floppy otherwise.

tedu honked 18 Jun 2024 16:14 -0400

He arrived in California three days before the chaotic New Secessionist regime collapsed. In San Francisco, warring splinter groups hit and ran in the streets. One or another of four different "provisional" city governments had done such an efficient job of stockpiling food that almost none was available at street level.

tedu honked 18 Jun 2024 12:14 -0400

Wyatt Earp: you called down the heat dome, well now you've got it!


tedu honked 17 Jun 2024 16:52 -0400

A blog that includes the user agent string in the post. "How's it going, Firefox/112.0 user?" The internet would melt!

tedu honked 17 Jun 2024 16:46 -0400

Can't wait to read the post embargo reviews and see if honk runs on the new AI PCs.

tedu honked 17 Jun 2024 16:43 -0400

Haha, yes, a social network where nobody can reply to your posts unless they check the "debunk" checkbox.

tedu honked 17 Jun 2024 16:39 -0400

What does this mean? "In this Vietnamese name, the surname is Nguyễn, but is often simplified to Nguyen in English-language text. In accordance with Vietnamese custom, this person should be referred to by the given name, Viet (Việt)."

But then the article exclusively refers to him as Nguyen.


tedu honked 17 Jun 2024 15:26 -0400

Mad max beyond heat dome.

Crude sketch of an angry max under a heat dome

tedu honked 17 Jun 2024 15:15 -0400

Running the AC with the windows open to share some cool air with Europeans.

tedu honked 16 Jun 2024 22:37 -0400

Interesting that they added a dark mode to kindle at some point. It's pretty low contrast, but it definitely counts as dark. Very little light bleeding from the screen.

tedu honked 16 Jun 2024 20:38 -0400

Has the "you're the prettiest detritus of a dead star I've ever seen" pickup line ever worked?

tedu honked 16 Jun 2024 19:31 -0400

"It is impossible to tell male and female apart until they mature and produce their magnificent cones."

tedu honked 16 Jun 2024 16:28 -0400

"Photograhic cameras have caused a massive drop in demand for portrait painters — here is what you can do to protect yourself"

Headlines from another century.

tedu honked 16 Jun 2024 15:19 -0400

Schismatrix is $2 on Amazon btw.