In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net Just look at their website. Yesterday, there was this quote, it’s already gone by now:

Cybersecurity’s AI-native platform for the XDR era

Mo-mo-mo-monster bingo!

Someone archived this screnshot, that I’ve also seen yesterday: https://assets.chaos.social/cache/media_attachments/files/112/812/257/953/926/994/original/c9de6459751f2ebf.png „Your company can be ruined in just 62 minutes“ Luckily, ClownStrike can shorten this timeframe even more. :-D

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I hope all admins can at least tell management: Told you so! But of course, no manager gets fired for their bloody stupid decision.

@xuu We got several e-mails about this whole desaster at work.

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📣 NEW: Added a new feature for pod operators to optionally configure. Compact Front Page.

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When enabled will display only one post per feed on the unauthenticated Discover view (the front page).

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The 26°C humidity was through the roof and we just barely escaped the thunderstorm on our stroll. Only the adjacent rain hit us hard. Black clouds caught up on us and we decided to take cover at a barn. Not even a minute later it started to rain cats and dogs for ten minutes straight. Holy crap, that was cool to watch. :-) Also, the smell of rain was just beautiful.

We then decided to continue our return in the light drizzle. But it then got much heavier again and we got completely soaked. With the wet t-shirt and the wind it actually felt rather cold. I anticipated to get rained on, so I left my camera at home. Plenty of paths turned into brook landscapes, several centimeter deep creeks ran down the hilly trails. Quite fascinating. :-)

The sunset a few minutes ago wasn’t too bad:

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Always makes me giggle a bit like an idiot when I see OS/2’s equivalent of the “trash” or “recycle bin”. The English original calls it “shredder” (which is appropriate – it deletes files, there is no delay like in Windows 95’s “recycle bin”) …

… but the German word for it is “Reißwolf”. That used to be a more or less common term, but nowadays it’s quite archaic. And it sounds needlessly violent. 😂🐺

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In-reply-to » it works fine if you properly escape your urls!

Do browsers not percent-encode URLs automatically? They did in the past, right? For some reason I thought they still did, but they showed the original URL in the bar for readability.

I just used mitmproxy and pasted that URL and it didn’t escape it at all.

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There’s something special about writing your own programs for OS/2 in C and finally getting it to work after sifting through lots of ancient docs. ✨

I’d be totally lost without KO Myung-Hun’s website and Open Watcom v2. 🙏

(I’m making a little tool to dump floppy disks to image files. I know these programs already exist – I’m doing it for fun and to learn. The task itself is not complicated, but finding the correct docs is.)

https://movq.de/v/13597a4d87/os2dump.jpg

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Thinking about what to do for the next Advent of Code. 🤔

Writing the solutions as DOS programs in C was super fun last year and I don’t think I can top that. 💾

Something in the realm of retrocomputing would be nice. I wonder how far I can get using QuickBASIC 4.5. Haven’t touched this in ages – but I have a feeling that this could be rather painful. 😂

Or maybe I’ll just go for Rust again, because I’m not using that a lot and keeping up with it could be useful. Or maybe a mix of both, “as many puzzles as possible with QB 4.5, Rust for the rest”. 🤔

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What a night. The first storm cluster passed us in about 25km distance.

The second one hit us right in the face. The sky was constantly flashing and there was a continuous rumble, not individual thunder. (You can’t really hear it in the video, I was too close to the window …)

https://movq.de/v/e949ae6403/MVI_7687.MOV.mp4

Most of the lightning was inside the clouds, apparently.

https://movq.de/v/e949ae6403/IMG_7648.JPG

No water damage this time, luckily.

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In-reply-to » Iceland seems like a nice place to be right now.

It’s about time to move while we still can! We had another heavy hail storm. 10-15mm diameter on average, maxing out at about 25mm. Oh boy. And my funnel contraption into the bucket at the cables in the basement were dead on.

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Two larger streams were pouring out of the now porous looking mortar around the cables. Cool fountain in the basement. You would have thought that the right one was the bad one, but no, that one only dripped. I caught it just in time, not even half a minute later and the bucket would have spilled over. I estimate 60-75l water in total were about to mess up the floor again. Crisis averted.

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Gotta upgrade the bucket to a rain barrel until this is fixed.

Shortly after, I heared the fire brigade responding a couple of times.

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In-reply-to » @lyse I agree. A night in the forrest, while you are not at danger of being hunted, is surreal and amazing. I still remember the many times I did it as a child (and yes, caught fireflies and put them in a glass jar, and released them the next morning).

@bender@twtxt.net Oh this sounds really cool! :-) I never caught them, only watched ‘em. But I have to admit that I wanted to catch them barehanded this week. Didn’t try, though.

I just returned from another trip into the forest. This time, I went deeper, there was some beautiful firefly activity. When I checked on yesterday’s spot on the way home there was barely anything. But I saw some presumably females sitting on the leaves in the shrubs. I didn’t notice a single one yesterday. Their illuminated parts were really huge compared to the flying males. The biggest was the size of a small finger’s nail (contrast that with a tiny shining dot of maybe 2-4mm max). I could even see the three distinct sections being lit up. That must have been a common glow-worm (großes Johanniswürmchen), I’d say: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Lampyris_noctiluca.jpg The others might also just have been the smaller species. I don’t know.

There were also some toads on the paths. A very lovely evening stroll. I’m very happy now. The dayjob’s stress is completely forgotten.

I really do enjoy that I am in the woods in about 10-15 minutes afoot. The most dangerous animals here are ticks and then come the boars. And that’s really it. Well, mozzies might be in the list, too. Some adventive ones can carry diseases, luckily, I haven’t encountered them here yet. Today, a bunch of gnats wanted to eat me. Yesterday, I had my peace, though.

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Yesterday, I paid Duck Memorial another visit: :-D

Actually a war memorial on Mt. Hohenrechberg, but it always looks totally like a duck to me
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Actually a war memorial on Mt. Hohenrechberg, but it always looks totally like a duck to me

It was a really nice hike, there was hardly anybody outside. The weather wasn’t bad at all, around 22°C and cloudy most of the time. The drizzle got me a few times, but it wasn’t terrible. It just raised the humidity. A bit more wind would have been nice, it was very calm, even at the summits.

On the way there I had to kill a tick that I found on my trousers. Those bloody suckers! What benefit do they bring nature? At home I checked and couldn’t find any others. Phew.

On the way back from Mt. Hohenrechberg I saw a deer and hare. It’s been years that I came across hares in the wild, so that was really cool. I decided to watch the sunset from Mt. Hohenstaufen, so I took a small detour. Absolutely worth it:

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Sunset

A group of hippies eventually joined me at the sunset lookout, lit joss sticks, played some weird music on a metal pipe thingy (a bit like a single windbell) and sang a sun dance song. Said song had gone missing for a very long time and was recovered only lately, they told me. Okay. Some other really crazy dude told us that the mountain we’re on had been raised in the Young Stone Age. That period where harvests were plentiful and people had a lot of spare time. WTF!? I mean they all were super nice and friendly and talking to them was also actually lovely, but what… err… interesting mindsets.

On the final return I saw another three deer on a paddock. And now for the very, very best part of the whole trip: in the forest I encountered 83 fireflies before I stopped counting. In the end it must have been 500-600 in total. One even nearly hit me in the face if I hadn’t ducked at the last second. :-) Man, this was soooo fricking amazing! Fireflies for round about 1.5km! Didn’t even try to take photos in this darkness, though.

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Google Chrome will have Gemini LLM built into the browser.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Watched that one the other day after seeing that much chatter about #HTMX on the feed. And now I'm watching HTMX Sucks - Youtube by the same person (or should I say people?) 😂

But what would you prefer if you were rethinking the architectural design of your next web app? A bazillion lines of Javascript™ with all kinds of indirections and acrobatics that are impossible to understand? 🤔

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– Or just write your web application as a normal set of pages in the Hypermedia Driven Application (HDA) style/architecture, than sprinkle a few hx-* attributes and get the same user experience? 😅 #htmx

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Went on a great 20km hike to the Wäscherschloss (lit. Launderer Castle) with my mate. Unfortunately, the castle was closed (only opens on Sundays and public holidays), so we had to peek under the door with our cameras.

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Sunny and a few clouds, very windy, my hat blew off a few times, perfect 20°C hiking weather. Could have been a few degrees less, though. We walked through some beautiful scenery, especially when it is lit up by the sun. Really gorgeous views and paths. I should go over there more often. Last time was almost exactly two years ago.

The one steep foot path in the forest had 60cm deep canyons from the flood two weeks ago. Absolutely crazy! The burried post cable caution tape even was revealed. That path didn’t look like a path anymore at all.

At home I had to remove a tick. Those fucking bastards!

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Very humid 20°C, cloudy and partially raining. That was today’s weather when we went into the woods and paid or backyard mountain a visit: https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2024-06-14/ Not very many folks around, looked like they all feared the liquid sunshine. The visibiliy was fairly mixed. Pretty clear in the west, we could see the Stuttgart TV tower 38.55km away (04). But very hazy to the north (03) when a rain cloud appeared.

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Chestnut face nailed to a tree stump

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In-reply-to » Got a new pack of rosin for my double bass. There was a large bubble of air trapped inside. 🥴 It slowly made its way up over the course of a couple of days and now it finally burst. 😅

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Indeed, it’s quite translucent. 😃

It depends on the type of rosin, though. The one that I used before is basically opaque and also much harder:

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I intentionally went for the softer rosin this time, because I find it easier to use. It’s stickier and can be applied to the bow much easier.

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In-reply-to » 👋 If y'all notice any weird quirks or UI/UX bugs of late on my pod, please let me know! 🙏 For those that have a Javascript enabled web browser will notice (hopefully) a SPA (single page app) like experience, even in Mobile! No more full page refreshes! All this without writing a single line of Javascript (let alone React or whatever) 😅 -- HTMX is pretty damn cooL! 😎 #htmx

Also.. why different?

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In-reply-to » Couple of days ago I made a small patch to yarnd (this pod effectively runs main) that filtered out "inactive users", hard-coded to be LastSeenAt > 90 days and not bother fetching feeds for anything they follow. This has had a dramatic impact on the resources used by this pod (twtxt.net) -- See screenshtos.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Right, this makes sense. Also, @bender@twtxt.net reported the same over in https://twtxt.net/conv/ilupk5q. That whole conversation looks like that for me:

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Bender edits in red, notices in fuchsia (probably edits and leaves the message unchanged), and prologic acknowledges in orange. This conversation over here is marked in lime. Yeah, tt doesn’t filter out duplicates. Maybe I should implement that.

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These 24°C were brutal. The cow in 03 was standing in the bog, not sure why she liked this brackish water. It sounded “tchlk, schlk” when she moved around in that mud (what do you call that?). Some of these canyons, like 14, are over 30cm deep. Wow. In 15 at a height of two meters, a torn rag hangs in the tree in the creek bed. It’s crazy to see how high the flood came in 16 with all the washed up stuff in the hedge.

https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2024-06-07/

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In-reply-to » The river upstream kissed the hundred-year flood level (462 cm) the other day. https://www.hvz.baden-wuerttemberg.de/pegel.html?id=00265 (To me that link looks broken, but maybe it works on other browsers. :-?)

Went down to the creek and there’s a skip in front of every house. Oh dear. Normally, the creek is a few meters below the tree line in 01-03. But as you can see, it went over the fields, several tens of meters wide.

Three days after the flood
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Three days after the flood

The fire engine house next to the creek was also flooded. But the operational capability of the fire brigade was not affected as they already responded.

It’s crazy how the relatively shallow field road on top of the hill looks. It was already in bad shape, but that’s now another level. The drainage area is rather small, but tons of gravel is now in the meadows. 10cm deep holes and ditches in the road. The very loose gravel is difficult to cycle and walk on.

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The river upstream kissed the hundred-year flood level (462 cm) the other day. https://www.hvz.baden-wuerttemberg.de/pegel.html?id=00265 (To me that link looks broken, but maybe it works on other browsers. :-?)

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I’m on a hill, far away from the river, but with all that rain and soaked ground the water finally came into the basement where the cables enter the house over night. Luckily, just 15 mm high, so it didn’t jump the doorsill into other rooms. And it was all clear, no muddy mess, all nicely filtered through the earth, gravel and sand. My shop vac is also designed to work as a wet vacuum cleaner, so that was really helpful.

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