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In-reply-to » The local supermarket is now demanding to look into customers’ personal bags, as in “my backpack”. Makes you feel really unwelcome. 🫤 One older man said “no” and they made him wait for … I don’t know for what, the police maybe? I didn’t stay long enough to see the end of it.

They stopped doing this. 😅

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Not making THREADING the default view of e-mail clients and thus teaching users that e-mail is “chaotic” (if you get a lot of mail, it becomes unusable without threading) and “needs” full quoting all the time was one of the worst mistakes ever.

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In-reply-to » Question of the day: What configuration file formats do you all like and use?

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org It usually depends on how easy it is to parse given the project’s circumstances. For Python, it’s usually JSON because you can easily turn this into a dict. For C with GTK, it’s INI because GLib comes with an INI parser. For minimalistic C, it’s just a config.h. You get the idea. 😃

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In-reply-to » Oh my goodness! https://www.troyhunt.com/thanks-fedex-this-is-why-we-keep-getting-phished/

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org That’s the definition of a dumpster fire, isn’t it? 😂

What we should teach kids in elementary school: If you receive some notification/message that appears to be actually important and you’re not sure if it’s legit or not, then contact the sender of that message through another totally unrelated channel and try to verify it.

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In-reply-to » Germany legalizes recreational cannabis use | CNNRead more

@stigatle@yarn.stigatle.no The original news article on reddit is no longer available, so I don’t know what it said – but there are still lots of restrictions in that law. There won’t be any shops and, if I understood correctly, you won’t be able to legally buy weed unless you register in a club or grow your own plants.

I think the main point of that law is to decriminalize those people who smoke (because they do it anyway and the punishments were too harsh) – and not to motivate regular people to become smokers.

We’ll see … let’s talk again in a couple of years. 😅

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In-reply-to » I finally found the NASM assembler.

@prologic@twtxt.net High five, I’m “generation Java” as well! 😂 There were some leftovers of C++, we used that in the computer graphics courses in Uni a lot. But pretty much anything else that involved programming was Java.

(There was nothing even remotely resembling CS in our “high school”. That school neither had the required teachers nor the equipment / PCs.)

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In-reply-to » Wow, OpenWatcom can cross-compile OS/2 binaries on Linux. Even GUI programs, just like that. 🤯 That’s a whole new territory to explore. 👷

(Heh, looking at those time stamps, it appears OS/2 2.1 isn’t quite ready for Y2K. 🥴)

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In-reply-to » The local supermarket is now demanding to look into customers’ personal bags, as in “my backpack”. Makes you feel really unwelcome. 🫤 One older man said “no” and they made him wait for … I don’t know for what, the police maybe? I didn’t stay long enough to see the end of it.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Switching shops isn’t that easy. The next one is in the next village, so I’d have to drive there. 🫤

I’m still not convinced that they’ll keep doing it. Let’s wait a week or two. 😏

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I finally found the NASM assembler.

https://nasm.us/index.php

I had heard that name before, many times, but somehow never looked into it. Weird. 🤨🤔

This is the kind of program I was looking for.

  1. It is free software. Especially in the DOS ecosystem, free/libre software is a very scarce resource.
  2. It’s a small command line program, not a huge behemoth.
  3. Documentation appears to be well written.
  4. It can even cross-compile DOS binaries from Linux.

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In-reply-to » The local supermarket is now demanding to look into customers’ personal bags, as in “my backpack”. Makes you feel really unwelcome. 🫤 One older man said “no” and they made him wait for … I don’t know for what, the police maybe? I didn’t stay long enough to see the end of it.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org When leaving. The cashier wants to take a look inside your bag. (Or rather: Management made the cashier do it. He wasn’t particularly keen on doing it.)

Turns out, the whole thing is probably illegal:

https://www.verbraucherzentrale.de/wissen/vertraege-reklamation/kundenrechte/taschenkontrollen-im-supermarkt-das-muessen-sie-akzeptieren-das-nicht-10406

I’m really curious how long they’ll keep doing it. 😅

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In-reply-to » The local supermarket is now demanding to look into customers’ personal bags, as in “my backpack”. Makes you feel really unwelcome. 🫤 One older man said “no” and they made him wait for … I don’t know for what, the police maybe? I didn’t stay long enough to see the end of it.

@prologic@twtxt.net Yeah, I wonder how long they’ll keep doing that. 🤔 Lots of customers were complaining. On the other hand, Germans are also very obedient (cough, cough), so almost everybody dutifully opened their various bags and purses. 😂🥴

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The local supermarket is now demanding to look into customers’ personal bags, as in “my backpack”. Makes you feel really unwelcome. 🫤 One older man said “no” and they made him wait for … I don’t know for what, the police maybe? I didn’t stay long enough to see the end of it.

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In-reply-to » If you like to suffer, you can read a report about trying out Matrix: https://blog.koehntopp.info/2024/02/13/the-matrix-trashfire.html I'm surprised that he didn't abort.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Since I switched some family members over to FluffyChat (an alternative Matrix client), the headache has been reduced a bit. The default client Element has way too many buttons and options and submenus and what not for the average casual user.

And since I’m running my own non-federated Matrix server, I dodged many of the bullets described in the blog post.

The Emoji thing is really funny, now that I think about it. “Are they the same?” Haha, no, obviously not. But us nerds, we don’t even notice that this is a problem. 🥴 Reminds me of the different Emojis for „🔫“ (some fonts show a revolver, others a SciFi gun, others show a water pistol …).

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In-reply-to » KTeaTime: A customizable tea steeping timer application from the KDE project: https://apps.kde.org/kteatime/

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I have that \a in my regular prompt. Any long running command will trigger the terminal bell, which is very handy. 🙂

But … for tea, I have this:

Download

😅

(I love that thing. It’s ancient but it keeps working. And it’s maintenance free, because it’s solar and radio controlled. 👌)

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In-reply-to » I noticed that some of my software projects have a rather long lifetime, so I made a little graph:

@xuu Most of them, yes. That’s the code I host on my website. dwm-vain, tabbed-vain and qsqs are forks, though, hence dwm-vain appears to be much older. (I only started using dwm in 2012.)

I didn’t use version control systems in the distant past, but nobody wants to see that old stuff anyway. 😅

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In-reply-to » I noticed that some of my software projects have a rather long lifetime, so I made a little graph:

Hmm, maybe I should also plot the gaps. 🤔 There are many projects that don’t see commits for a couple of years. Oh well, that’s task for another day.

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@mckinley@mckinley.cc’s btrfs issues made me realize:

While I do have a couple of system widgets visible at all times (showing RAM usage, CPU usage, …), I do not have a widget for disk space anymore. Haven’t had one for a very long time. 🤔 Disks running out of space isn’t really an issue anymore, it appears …

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In-reply-to » Pro tip: Don't run out of space on Btrfs.

@mckinley@twtxt.net

It looked like writes weren’t all committed properly to the disk but nothing told me that explicitly.

Oof? That would be a pretty horrible bug. 😳

I just played with a btrfs volume for a bit and tried to “break” it, but I just got ENOSPC and everything worked as expected. (Would have been really weird, though, if I were able to find bugs with just a few tests.)

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In-reply-to » I’m thinking about moving my blog/page from uninformativ.de over to movq.de (because the name “uninformativ.de” really isn’t great, never has been). How much in the twtxt/Yarn world will that break? 😂 I’ll obviously install redirects, so it should be relatively painless, right?

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I appreciate that, thanks. 😅 I can’t really explain why I don’t like it that much, to be honest. 🤔 It’s good and interesting to hear some outside perspectives. 👍

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In-reply-to » I’m thinking about moving my blog/page from uninformativ.de over to movq.de (because the name “uninformativ.de” really isn’t great, never has been). How much in the twtxt/Yarn world will that break? 😂 I’ll obviously install redirects, so it should be relatively painless, right?

There are sooooooooo many references to that domain. Everything would be littered with HTTP redirects – forever. Bah. 😞

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In-reply-to » I’m thinking about moving my blog/page from uninformativ.de over to movq.de (because the name “uninformativ.de” really isn’t great, never has been). How much in the twtxt/Yarn world will that break? 😂 I’ll obviously install redirects, so it should be relatively painless, right?

@prologic@twtxt.net Ahhh, right, the hashes. 🤔

We’ll see. I’ve been using that domain for almost 20 years now, maybe I’ll just keep it. 😅

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I’m thinking about moving my blog/page from uninformativ.de over to movq.de (because the name “uninformativ.de” really isn’t great, never has been). How much in the twtxt/Yarn world will that break? 😂 I’ll obviously install redirects, so it should be relatively painless, right?

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In-reply-to » @prologic I don’t even want that, I’m more or less happy with streaming movies. 😅 (Music is different.) Saves me the need to have a large NAS …

… with that said, I just bought a show I really like on DVD. Because who knows for how long it’ll be available on streaming services. That’s the shitty thing about them: Every now and then, movies and series get removed. And then they’re gone and you can’t watch them anymore, at all. You often can’t even buy them on DVD anymore at that point. That sucks. ☹️

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In-reply-to » I spent some time at the pool table today and took the opportunity to record some sound samples. I intended to use them in my little DOS game Pooliard – but I don’t think I’ll go down this route after all.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org No, the “clonk, clonk” is me racking the balls. 😅

I mean the sound that the cue makes when I’m hitting the cue ball. This:

https://movq.de/v/23fd397aeb/cue.ogg

It’s a very short sample … 🥴

Whatever, I’m not going to use those anyway.

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In-reply-to » Amazon Prime Video Ads Start From Today - Up To 3.5 Mins Per Hour An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon Prime Video has been a free perk for those who subscribe to the ecommerce giant's free shipping service, but if you're a US Prime subscriber, things change from today. We first learned of the planned change back in September of last year, with the implementation date announced in an email to customers in De ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net I don’t even want that, I’m more or less happy with streaming movies. 😅 (Music is different.) Saves me the need to have a large NAS …

But as soon as they’ll start showing ads, I’ll cancel. Fuck that.

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In-reply-to » Amazon Prime Video Ads Start From Today - Up To 3.5 Mins Per Hour An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon Prime Video has been a free perk for those who subscribe to the ecommerce giant's free shipping service, but if you're a US Prime subscriber, things change from today. We first learned of the planned change back in September of last year, with the implementation date announced in an email to customers in De ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net Wahahaha. What a stupid plan. In a couple of years they’ll start complaining about piracy again. 🤦

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