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In-reply-to » I automated some really tedious stuff at work with two Python scripts today. It's feeling sooooooo much better now. Tomorrow, I need to figure out whether the two parameters can be automatically obtained via an API, so we don't need to open up a UI, search for the correct entries and copy-paste these values by hand. Invoking just one unparameterized make target to do all the stuff would be absolutely amazing. I'm wondering why we haven't already spent these two to three hours years ago.

Heck yeah, it worked!

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I automated some really tedious stuff at work with two Python scripts today. It’s feeling sooooooo much better now. Tomorrow, I need to figure out whether the two parameters can be automatically obtained via an API, so we don’t need to open up a UI, search for the correct entries and copy-paste these values by hand. Invoking just one unparameterized make target to do all the stuff would be absolutely amazing. I’m wondering why we haven’t already spent these two to three hours years ago.

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In-reply-to » Today our daughter has invited her friends over to celebrate her birthday in advance, so we're spending time doing that today :) Going to be a nice day!

@stigatle@yarn.stigatle.no Happy birthday then! Hope you all had a great day and didn’t melt in the heat. (Still 23°C here at the moment at 23:00.)

Fun fact: In traditional Germany you must not congratulate in advance or it will bring ill luck to the person receiving the wishes. It’s still a thing these days in general. I haven’t found the reasoning behind that popular superstition, though.

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In-reply-to » Once more, I’m toying with st. I actually might switch for real this time. My GTK/VTE terminal does work quite well (as long as I don’t port it from GTK 3 to GTK 4), but dealing with the nitty gritty details in st is just way more interesting. 😅

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Hmm, strange. If it’s good software, I’m using it. Realisticly, no matter what in life, there will always be something by somebody who goes against my own principles. But that usually doesn’t make the product itself any worse. Btw. how did you discover that? I never go the discussion pages of articles. Do you?

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In-reply-to » Once more, I’m toying with st. I actually might switch for real this time. My GTK/VTE terminal does work quite well (as long as I don’t port it from GTK 3 to GTK 4), but dealing with the nitty gritty details in st is just way more interesting. 😅

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Both wmi and wmii, too. :-) (But they fall into the category of dwm.) Right, my daily driver dmenu doesn’t need patches.

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I got myself a new workshop rag. When I just stripped my sweat-soaked shirt after a bike ride I ripped a giant hole into it at the back. It already had some holes in the front that I sewed up in the past.

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In-reply-to » Once more, I’m toying with st. I actually might switch for real this time. My GTK/VTE terminal does work quite well (as long as I don’t port it from GTK 3 to GTK 4), but dealing with the nitty gritty details in st is just way more interesting. 😅

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Oh, nice! Yeah, maintaining an own fork seems like the way to go with suckless projects.

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In-reply-to » It finally happened, the wind has changed. The planes are gone (for now).

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Ohh, right! I heard sometime that they try to climb very quickly for saftey reasons. If something goes wrong and they’re higher up, pilots have more time to troubleshoot and react before they hit the ground. Something like that. There are probably also plenty other factors, too.

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In-reply-to » @movq The only thing I'm missing in urxvt is the zoom. For unknown reasons, one day (probably after a system update) urxvt on my work computer was suddenly slow as shit. I could literally watch the lines render top to bottom like decades ago. So I had to switch to GNOME terminal (because that was already preinstalled on the distro). It still rendered instantly, just like urxvt used to. Especially when presenting something to team mates, I find it very useful to increase the font size on the fly with ^+. But also every now and then when I get a bit tired it's nice to have a larger font. I reckon st is not capable of doing that either, or is it?

Heck yeah, I just found: https://github.com/simmel/urxvt-resize-font/tree/master Bloody awesome! \o/ Should have used a search engine years ago instead of bluntly assuming that it’s simply impossible.

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In-reply-to » Once more, I’m toying with st. I actually might switch for real this time. My GTK/VTE terminal does work quite well (as long as I don’t port it from GTK 3 to GTK 4), but dealing with the nitty gritty details in st is just way more interesting. 😅

@movq@www.uninformativ.de The only thing I’m missing in urxvt is the zoom. For unknown reasons, one day (probably after a system update) urxvt on my work computer was suddenly slow as shit. I could literally watch the lines render top to bottom like decades ago. So I had to switch to GNOME terminal (because that was already preinstalled on the distro). It still rendered instantly, just like urxvt used to. Especially when presenting something to team mates, I find it very useful to increase the font size on the fly with ^+. But also every now and then when I get a bit tired it’s nice to have a larger font. I reckon st is not capable of doing that either, or is it?

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In-reply-to » Enjoying a day off, sitting on the balcony in some nice 18°C. 👌

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah. Actually quite a bunch of them. I have no idea what they are, but in my last forest stroll galleries you can see them, e.g. here together with the tadpoles at the embankment:

Fish and tadpoles
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Fish and tadpoles

The pond itself isn’t too tiny. I will try to make a better photo next time. There are also a few very large fish in this pond. Close to half a meter in length, no idea about the species either. Most of the time they’re submerged, it’s very hard to spot them. I’ve only witnessed them a hand full of times over all these years. One day last year I could see five (I think) specimens. That was by far the best time. Most about 40 cm long, the largest individual measured 50-60 cm I reckon. I usually only hear them splattering somewhere every now and then. But catching sight of them is mostly impossible.

Yeah, I try to avoid these hot hours, too. But my mate had an appointment later, so either we skipped this week again (next weeks don’t look any better) or just did it. What can you do. Definitely will take some water with me next time.

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In-reply-to » Enjoying a day off, sitting on the balcony in some nice 18°C. 👌

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Ah, I see.

We fed the tadpoles (this time also tadpoles ate the dry bread, not only the fish) and bought some milk. So, just a small stroll. Being out for two hours in 27°C heat is bad. Especially in the sun it’s awfully hot. I’m soaking wet and drank half a liter mineral water straight after coming home.

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In-reply-to » To all people writing software: Please, always include the time zone when showing dates/times, especially in log files. It’s almost always the right thing to do and can save your users so much headache during debugging.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I fully support this! In the past I had to analyze and correlate events in log files and it was very hard without the timezones. One was in UTC and the other in UTC+X. Bonus if customer-reported times for the inquiry were in UTC+Y. Of course I always forgot until next time which log used which timezone. So I had to figure it out again and again. What a giant waste of time. :-(

However, that’s nothing compared to my current project. Here, I must deal with logs where the timezone is somehow part of the logs (I think), but the log viewer can be configured to display timestamps in a certain other timezone. Also, timestamps are generated by the logging service when receiving the event, not when the application actually produces it. Don’t ask. Often, timestamps are just plain wrong and not useable. Luckily, the uptime counter is included as well, which seems to be accurate from what we’ve seen so far. It’s by far the most horrible logging system I’ve ever come across. It gets extra funny when bug reports contain references to the timestamps in any other than the default timezone of the viewer. Of course reporters do not tell you. It’s a world-wide project, so chances are that timezones are all over the place. Unbe-fucking-leavable.

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Hmmm, my camera battery died prematurely once again. Sigh. On the positive side, though, on my way home I saw lightning in the Northern distance and thought, ah great, that’s moving away from me, the South West looks kinda nice. Eventually, I got a tiny, tiny, tiny bit drizzled on, basically nothing. Not a minute at home and it started raining like there is no tomorrow. Perfect timing. :-) It turned out that the weather was coming from the North North East today, which is uncommon, so that’s why we also got some thunder and ligthning. The active front was actually directly heading at me. It now smells really great outside. I love it.

Oil pollution:

Nah, these are tadpoles!
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Nah, these are tadpoles!

A few dragonflies were at the pond, but I didn’t really get a good photo of them. They were too quickly. Or I was not fast enough at focusing when they hovered slowly. 06 is the best shot. Except for the film. There I got very lucky a few times. I reckon I could have done a better job at cutting, the final video looks a bit more blurry than the original clips. But I’m too tired now. The sunset was pretty cool. Extremely red lighing everywhere, just magnificent. Enjoy: https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2023-06-05/

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In-reply-to » I was originally going to switch to HTML 4.01. I ended up choosing XHTML because it isn't forgiving like regular HTML; tiny errors in markup will make browsers refuse to display anything. This will help me have a more correct website according to the specifications.

Good find, @adi@twtxt.net. Thank you!

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In-reply-to » It really pisses me off that Firefox hides the scrollbar and only shows it when I actually scroll. What the bloody fuck is that bullshit!? It can be fixed in about:config by changing layout.testing.overlay-scrollbars.always-visible to true as I found out by experimenting.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I fully agree with you. These are all big steps backwards. That contributes to why I hate using smartphones with a great passion. Unusable shit to me. To quote a mate: Auf den Scheiterhaufen mit diesen Möchtegerndesignerhampeln, die immer alles nur schlimmer machen. (Ok, that’s enough negativity for tonight. ;-))

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In-reply-to » People complain about the noise that the crows in our area make. Well … https://movq.de/v/7b8c06eb73/noise.ogg Notice anything?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Oh yeah, every operator should be hit by lightning and turn into dust the moment they reach for the starter handle!

On our last hike we sat on a public picknick table to eat our waffles with apple sauce. Not even two minutes in, a neighboring restaurant owner (has his own fenced-in outdoor seating) decided that it would be a good time to make some horrendous noise with his leaf blower. Practically nobody else was around. What a fuckwit. Happened the previous times, too. We then aborted our break after five minutes. I will never eat or drink anything at that place, that’s for sure. I’m convinced that he does that to lots of folks who have their own food with them, hence do not stop in at him and there are no paying customers around in his garden.

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In-reply-to » I was originally going to switch to HTML 4.01. I ended up choosing XHTML because it isn't forgiving like regular HTML; tiny errors in markup will make browsers refuse to display anything. This will help me have a more correct website according to the specifications.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I think you cannot with the browsers I know of. Not sure if this is still possible, but I think in the past the validator could be run locally, too. My memories might fail me, but I reckon some early versions of Firefox had a checker built in. Or was it a plugin? Maybe in Firebug? It’s been too long.

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It really pisses me off that Firefox hides the scrollbar and only shows it when I actually scroll. What the bloody fuck is that bullshit!? It can be fixed in about:config by changing layout.testing.overlay-scrollbars.always-visible to true as I found out by experimenting.

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In-reply-to » Lab6 issue 4, at long last: https://lab6.com/4

@mckinley@twtxt.net I have not, but I definitely will. I just started with issue 0 and although it was a good read, I don’t think that PDF is an excellent choice. It’s a very complex format (maybe not PDF/A, I don’t know). I’d stick to (a subset of good) HTML as any editor will do and I’m a fan of small files. But other than that, I agree.

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In-reply-to » Hey guys how about this idea for preventing spiders crawling over your text? The server sends a alphabet image with pictures of each letter, and asks the user to match the pictures correctly to form a word, they must type into the submit box, before the server sends you the web page. No more crawlers can crawl over your data, and steal idea for AI internet theft. Would this work?

@off_grid_living@twtxt.net That sounds like an awful user experience. You basically describe captchas here. If somebody wants to absue your stuff, they just do it anyways.

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@mckinley@twtxt.net Regarding your move to XHTML 1.1:

[…] I can regenerate the entire page with an XSLT stylesheet. It will be like a static site generator, but worse.

Hahaha, exactly what I was thinking. :-D

Looking at the changes between HTML 3.2 and 4.0, apart from the XML properties, you could even have used HTML 3 instead of 4. Maybe even 2. I could not be bothered to look up what 3 added, though.

I chose HTML 5 for my stuff just because I can remember the doctype and meta tag to specify the encoding. The charset is of course also included in the HTTP headers, I just keep it in the HTML so that I easily cover the extremely rare use case of saving something to disk.

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In-reply-to » People complain about the noise that the crows in our area make. Well … https://movq.de/v/7b8c06eb73/noise.ogg Notice anything?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de @abucci@anthony.buc.ci That’s ridiculous. Sure these people must have a hard time being out in nature. I lately heard several people complain about the allegedly crazy noise of pidgeons. To which I replied that’s nothing compared to crows. Birds can be loud, but any motorcycle or tractor makes a hell more racket than them. Not to speak of playing children screaming like there’s no tomorrow. It’s absurd. I’m lucky, the next commercial airport is a bit away, so only the smaller, way lower flying private propeller planes terrorize us.

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I tried to clean up in the shop and I finally found my sketch for the wood glue bottle holder from several years ago. Mission accomplished! (I was too lazy to simply take measurements from the old holder.) Three stacked holes needed to be drilled in a block of scrapwood. If the bottle is running low and stored upside down in this holder, I’m always prepared to immediately apply glue without impatiently waiting for it to make it into the nozzle and shaking the glue bottle like a madman. You all experienced a ruined barbie when some crazy folks failed to put back the ketchup bottle properly. Just that PVA glue is more viscous than this red sauce.

New wood glue bottle holder ready to be used
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New wood glue bottle holder ready to be used

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