Recent twts from movq
@email@example.com (#7547j7a) Did the fox make some noise? What does the fox say?! In all seriousness, you’ll probably be surprised: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Bellender_Fuchs.ogg
(#r5acdba) Voices matter a lot. In general, I think it’s a shame that german TV dubs everything. At least english movies shouldn’t be dubbed anymore. If you ask me, neither should french or spanish movies. Or, you know, make use of “Zweikanalton” again!
(#r5acdba) Similarly, the german dub voice of Scully from The X-Files makes her sound like a 40 or 50 year old lady. Gives off a very, very different vibe.
Bought the entire series “Monk” (Adrian Monk, the guy with so many phobias) on DVD. I only knew this series from german TV. I always hated Sharona with a passion. Turns out, her real voice – not the german dub voice – is totally different and she’s actually very lovely character. 🤔
@firstname.lastname@example.org (#pwkcqua) That one: https://www.r-go-tools.com/products/ergonomic-keyboards/r-go-split/qwertz-de-black-wired/ I love it. Let’s see how long it lasts.
(#nlnv4zq) Watching the stream constantly breaks in both Firefox and Chromium. (They probably both use gstreamer? No idea.) A much better way is to use mpv:
mpv --stop-screensaver=no https://uhu.streaming.pixtura.de/live/Uhu2.stream/playlist.m3u8?DVR
Gaaaaaaaah, my space bar is slowly breaking down. :( Cleaning helped a bit, but it really feels like “structural damage” …
Crap. I forgot katriawm’s fifth birthday in January. 😢
(#apraypq) Unrelated: Apparently, in the english language, you can “go for a walk”, “go for a stroll”, or “take a walk”. But “take a stroll” is something else? 😲😄
Taking a walk early on a sunday morning is the best thing. Just a bunch of people with their dogs around, but nobody else. 😊
@email@example.com (#kemx7aa) btw, if you’re into photos of flowers, you might be interested in a macro lens. (Or those macro extension tubes that I used a while ago, much cheaper, good for experimentation.)
@firstname.lastname@example.org (#kemx7aa) I have absolutely NO idea about flowers (yet 😂), but “Veilchen” came to mind. Funny enough, the english name is “viola”, which, well, yeah, it’s a violet plant, so I guess it fits. 😁
@email@example.com (#7625tqq) Funny thing is, it was pretty easy to get the Matrix server (Synapse) going on my OpenBSD box: Install a package, run one initialization command, maybe edit the generated config, put a reverse proxy in front of it, done. (Granted, I don’t use federation, maybe that’s harder.) // As for Signal: They say you have to install it on a smartphone before you can use it on a desktop machine. So, what, my account is tied to my phone number? If that’s true, then I won’t use it. Or maybe only for our family chat room. I simply don’t want to run around with my phone number stapled to my forehead. >
In general, I’m super grumpy lately. So much shitty software at work. So much shitty software in my private life. I just want to quit and start a new life as a florist. 💐
(#7625tqq) And don’t get me started on the fact that they try to push you to use THEIR server. Yeah, great, you CAN run Matrix on your own server, but you always have to explain to users that they first have to open the “advanced server settings” or whatever they call it, and enter their credentials there … This is my mistake, in part, because I want to run our server WITHOUT federation. Just a chat for us! This is possible, but against Matrix’s design.
Choosing Matrix/Element as a messenger for my family was a mistake. It’s way too complicated. And apparently, the app on smartphones is pretty confusing: Family members repeatedly end up in the settings dialog for the chat room? Since modern UIs are all utter garbage (Which UI elements can be clicked/activated? Nobody knows! Everything is flat!), they have a hard time leaving that dialog, so they call me. And then all the crypto stuff, that no normal user ever understands, and trusted devices, and … oh, fuck off man. I just want a chat.
In other news, I built one of these: https://movq.de/v/8f66eae87e This contraption was first conceived by Marquis de Sade in 1801 and was called “Preuve de Patience”. The builder will either finish the task or commit murder. Other historians and religious leaders have speculated, it was the devil himself who came up with the idea to prove to God that all humans are violent in nature.
Every time I’m forced to use a traditional HDD (spinning disk), I truly am flabbergasted, because it’s sooooooooooooooooooooo slooooooooooooooooooow. Wow, I’ve really gotten used to working in tmpfs.
@firstname.lastname@example.org (#xyiy3da) You mean this? https://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/ Yeah, that works. xargs might suffice, too. The thing is, you’ll have to structure your program in a specific way for these tools to work. Can be done, sure, but if
for had this built in, it would be easier. 😊
(#u7pt6oa) In general, it works best when shiny objects are moving and the rest remains more or less fixed.
(#u7pt6oa) Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axK-ieZp1vo // Now with “temporal chromatic aberration” (if that’s even what it’s called), green channel 1 frame, blue channel 2 frames: https://movq.de/v/3acc2e15bd/wave-tca1-sound.webm // Green 2 frames, blue 4 frames: https://movq.de/v/3acc2e15bd/wave-tca2-sound.webm // The part around 1:06 is great!
Random thought: Would be great if you could do
for i in ...; do something "$i" & done ; wait in a Shell script, but with the Shell only spawning one process per CPU.
(#enzvgvq) And now my cam froze. Didn’t accept any input anymore, just like a crashed PC. Okay then.
Yet another fancy sunset: https://movq.de/v/0f4b8f408e/
Oh for crying out loud. The ONE time I don’t do a sound check and just hit “record” instead, Ardour forgot its routing and just recorded silence. GAH.
And the award for “manliest voice ever” goes to: Ralph Ineson https://youtu.be/1a2S2w8mfpQ
PSA für Menschen in Deutschland, weil aus irgendwelchen Gründen das „offizielle“ Dashboard ja immer noch unerträglich lahm ist und die CPU grillt: https://doofescovid.de/
(#p6t7mga) Saw that a while ago and immediately chose to ignore it. The Dunning-Kruger effect is one of my favorites! I want it to be real! 🙈 🙉
@email@example.com (#d2dpxfa) I don’t remember from what print that audio sample is from. 🤔 It’s from a while back. Yesterday, I was printing a replacement for the power button on my netbook: https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/postings/2021-04-04/0/POSTING-en.html
@firstname.lastname@example.org (#d2dpxfa) Loudness depends on the printer. Mine has a door/case that I can close, which helps a lot. I’d say it’s a little below speaking volume, so if you put it in another room and close that door as well, you don’t hear a thing.
(#6bz4dtq) What’s the story behind those rockpiles? 🤔
The whirring of a 3D printer is probably one of the most futuristic sounds in my house. 🤔 https://movq.de/v/06a11c04f8/whirr.ogg Getting some strong Portal vibes! 🏃🏾♀️