In-reply-to » This interesting video about AI art, just came out: https://youtu.be/nIRbN52PA0o

@thecanine@twtxt.net I guess that’s because the RIAA have very powerful lawyers and depe pcokets, whereas the (how da fuq) representatives of artists are largely non-existent?! 🤔

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This interesting video about AI art, just came out: https://youtu.be/nIRbN52PA0o

I already knew, most of what it was talking about, but found it interesting, that no company, developing music generating AI, was ever brave enough to use copyrighted music, for training. They all seen to have no problem, doing it with images.

It’s not surprising, I’ve already expected it to be the case. It just amazes me, how they find a way to incorporate the “music is worth money, images are not” bias into everything.

It’s more so a battle of lawyers, than artists at this point - or perhaps it always has been. With the corporations, using the garbage flat art and “nothing music*” for their interests and letting stupid and underpaid artists, eat the (usually deserved) backlash for it.

*nothing music/corporate music is a whole other chapter itself, if anyone wants to find out more about that, this is a good start: https://youtu.be/AIxY_Y9TGWI

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In-reply-to » I was musing today about how to solve the problem of projects going stale on github. It really is an annoying problem if you depend on a project where the main maintainers go absent without passing the project on to someone else. The project becomes trapped and dead. Usually (and rightfully), only the maintainers can push releases that can be used by a wider community. But that means if you're depending on a ruby gem or an npm package or a java jar or any other build artifact on an official channel, you're out luck because the release artifacts are no longer updated once the maintainers go absent. People can submit pull requests, but with no maintainers to accept them, the source code goes stale too. Though you can grab the pull release(s), the merge process often requires project-specific knowledge that has gone absent with the maintainers.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci Not really an answer to your question, but I usually try to reduce the number of dependencies to a bare minimum in the first place. Of course this doesn’t always work out perfectly. If something becomes unmaintained there’s always the possibility to fork myself to either keep it at this version or maintain it a bit. Eventually, I probably move on to something else, though.

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In-reply-to » Today's hike photo gallery is mainly single-colored. Even with my good hiking boots I nearly slipped about twenty times. Paths were extremely icy. I reckon 14 and the video show a frozen spider thread, we've seen a couple of them, pretty nice. No icicles were visible far and wide, though.

@prologic@twtxt.net No, that feller was already there. We didn’t modify anything except from leaving out footprints in the snow. ;-)

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@nwu1dm@twtxt.net Also if you chose to host your own feed (you’re welcome to keep using my pod, it’s there for use by all!), one thing to keep in mind as you either pick a client, figure out how to host your feed, etc is the HTTP User-Agent header that many clients will use to tell you they have fetched your feed. This is an important discovery aspect of Twtxt and we extended this as well to support multi-user pods like yarnd.

See: https://dev.twtxt.net/doc/useragentextension.html

At a bare minimum, you basically need to parse your web server access logs. There is a tool that @lyse@lyse.isobeef.org wrote called useragent that helps with this.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@nwu1dm@twtxt.net In order for you to find others to follow and they to follow you, I’d recommend using the search.twtxt.net search engine. As you’ve already found your way to my pod (a multi-user client with a Web App, API and Mobile App) you’re already being followed by a few in the small but growing community 😅 – Find folks is well hard in a true “decentralised” ecosystem. But we’re here 😅 The best way to build your “network” is by interesting with others, you will find over time your network of followers will grow and change over time and what you follow will also 👌

feeds.twtxt.net is also a good course of “external feeds” (many of which are 1-way mirrors of Mastodon users or RSS feeds of websites, news, etc).

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@nwu1dm@twtxt.net I think we’re talking about different things. If by “disaster” you mean reading your twtxt.txt (feed) file, then yes, you need to have a “decent” client. There are a few around, not just yarnd.

That being said, you can and are free to create your own client however you wish. jenny for example (which you can find on the landing page at https://yarn.social) treats every Twt as an Email. And then you can use something like mutt to navigate your feeds you follow, replies and your “timeline”.

Does this make sense? – I actually thought you were referring to some scalability problem, but I don’t think you were, you were talking about the UX? Today the best clients that exist are the ones that are listed on Yarn.social. If someone comes up with another client that’s just as compelling (good), we’ll be sure to list it there ! 👌

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@nwu1dm@twtxt.net How will it be a disaster? 🤔

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In-reply-to » US and EU To Launch First-Of-Its-Kind AI Agreement The United States and European Union on Friday announced an agreement to speed up and enhance the use of artificial intelligence to improve agriculture, healthcare, emergency response, climate forecasting and the electric grid. Reuters reports: A senior U.S. administration official, discussing the initiative shortly before the official announcement, called it the first swee ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net SkyNet! The T-1000s are coming! 😂

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In-reply-to » US and EU To Launch First-Of-Its-Kind AI Agreement The United States and European Union on Friday announced an agreement to speed up and enhance the use of artificial intelligence to improve agriculture, healthcare, emergency response, climate forecasting and the electric grid. Reuters reports: A senior U.S. administration official, discussing the initiative shortly before the official announcement, called it the first swee ... ⌘ Read more

@marado@twtxt.net Is this a case of “The rise of the machines”? 🤔

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In-reply-to » US and EU To Launch First-Of-Its-Kind AI Agreement The United States and European Union on Friday announced an agreement to speed up and enhance the use of artificial intelligence to improve agriculture, healthcare, emergency response, climate forecasting and the electric grid. Reuters reports: A senior U.S. administration official, discussing the initiative shortly before the official announcement, called it the first swee ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Seriously, I cannot believe that either side here is naive enough not to know what sort of war they are actually starting…

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@bender@twtxt.net You’re probably right. We’ll do our best to explain how things work 🤞

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

I think OP is trying to understand how twtxt works. There is a language barrier, but I think that’s what he is asking.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

Even as a user on my multi-user pod (twtxt.net) you are free to do what you want, and even host your feed in multiple places just as @marado@twtxt.net does, and I believe takes advantage of the yarnc sync tool and api 👌

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@marado@twtxt.net Yeah to be honest I’m a bit confused by the OP’s question here really (sorry @nwu1dm@twtxt.net) – hence why I’m asking what the “use-case” is… – In case it’s not clear, @marado@twtxt.net is 100% correct, Twtxt and also Yarn.social (which uses Twtxt and some Extensions) are arguably (IMO) the only truly decentralised social ecosystem that I know of in existence today (bay maybe a few other obscure ones, do we count finger?! 😅)

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In-reply-to » Media @prologic something seems to have gone wrong with twtxt.net's upload capabilities...

@marado@twtxt.net Yeah sorry I have no idea, the only thing I’m aware of that can actually cause a missed 404 is when the deployment in my infra is updating, but I sort-of solved that by adding a fallback service (a sort of catch-all) that returns a 503 Service Unavailable and a maintenance page instead, so I’m not sure and looking at the deployment my pod hasn’t re-deployed in over 2 days so I don’t get it :/

$ dks ps twtxt_twtxt
ID             NAME                IMAGE                   NODE           DESIRED STATE   CURRENT STATE         ERROR     PORTS
wy9g3gvcfc8r   twtxt_twtxt.1       prologic/yarnd:latest   dm4.mills.io   Running         Running 2 days ago
lvur2y5kshv9    \_ twtxt_twtxt.1   prologic/yarnd:latest   dm4.mills.io   Shutdown        Shutdown 2 days ago
b3lnmd6rc3lt    \_ twtxt_twtxt.1   prologic/yarnd:latest   dm4.mills.io   Shutdown        Shutdown 2 days ago

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@prologic@twtxt.net @nwu1dm@twtxt.net well, a twtxt file only you can modify and nobody else is what twtxt is all about.

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In-reply-to » How very true... https://manuelmoreale.com/a-less-artificial-future

@eldersnake@we.loveprivacy.club

For the longest time, people were responsible for creating content for the web. And, in an ideal world, search engines were the tools to help you discover said content. Then money got involved, people started tweaking their content in order to win the SEO game and rank higher and higher, and quickly the web become the cesspool that it is now. You can’t trust the first 10 or 20 results for any given search because you constantly land on some garbage website. This is the state with just people writing content.

So very true 😢

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In-reply-to » Glad I got my test server that I can play around with. Been messing with docker today, and got nextcloud all set up the way I want, so now I can do the same on my VPS. Getting the hang of this now.

I also have lots of Docker Compose / “Stacks” I can share if you like.

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In-reply-to » Familiarising myself with pgbackrest. Need to make sure this extended service outage isn't repeated.

Anyway, that’s enough for tonight. Daughter’s still poorly, and’ll be up afore the hour’s done, I’m sure. 😪

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In-reply-to » Familiarising myself with pgbackrest. Need to make sure this extended service outage isn't repeated.

Tell you what: this demo is just my speed; exactly what I need to get a feel for it, and, more importantly, to build up my confidence.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@nwu1dm@twtxt.net What’s your use-case? 🤔

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hello, dear developer, I would like to ask a question: if I have an twtxt.txt document on a website that others can access via internet but cannot modify, is this twtxt.txt document really just acting as a RSS, not even a social network?

@nwu1dm@twtxt.net That would basically just be a read-only feed. And in that case, yeah it would act a bit like RSS feeds. In fact this is how we do RSS -> Twtxt via https://feeds.twtxt.net/

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In-reply-to » Familiarising myself with pgbackrest. Need to make sure this extended service outage isn't repeated.

@bender@twtxt.net It’s a valid question. I just didn’t do it regularly? I was confused by the different formats? I read conflicting advice about whether things could still be running? Databases, writ large, are a bit of a boogeyman for me? End of the day, so far, this seems to be just enough validation / certification plus automation to get me over the line; seems to be. We shall see.

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