lyse

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Last night it got much warmer (~6°C) than it was on the day itself (below freezing). That usually never happens. The snow melted and little avalanches came crashing down the roof. All the bangs scared the hell out of me last night.

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In-reply-to » I rotated June to September into their own archive feeds. I hope I didn't mess up. There's still one or the other manual step involved. I should write a few tests and automate it fully. It might also be a good idea to write a validator program which can check all the feeds for consistency.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de @prologic@twtxt.net At least my recent messages seem to still work then. :-) Thanks to both of you.

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I rotated June to September into their own archive feeds. I hope I didn’t mess up. There’s still one or the other manual step involved. I should write a few tests and automate it fully. It might also be a good idea to write a validator program which can check all the feeds for consistency.

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In-reply-to » @movq Thanks! Woohoo, now it's also white down here: https://lyse.isobeef.org/tmp/schnee-2023-12-01.jpg Today's walk is going to be even better.

My camera fell down on the bathroom tiles and now my corners are black. Looks like the aperture got moved or so. Anyways, we played in 20 cm snow up on the mountain. With all that snow it was much easier to get up and down. But the restaurant car didn’t make it today. The way home is mostly downhill, so we had good fun taking running starts and sliding a few meters down the streets. Every now and then suddenly our boot got good grip again and we nearly layed down on our faces.

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Why is there no great possibility in HTML to enter a timestamp with timezone information? HTML5 brings us a nice timestamp input widget with <input type="datetime-local">. But that’s just local time, whatever that might be on the client. What kind of fool came up with this? Almost good, mostly bad. Now I have the option to add custom timezone select boxes next to the timestamp input fields (or just one timestamp select box in front of all timestamp fields) or just ignore that useless HTML5 crap and go with an <input type="text"> instead. Sigh.

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In-reply-to » Context-switches are a real productivity killer if it means that by the time you get back to the previous context your remote desktop session expired.

@johanbove@johanbove.info Happens to us all the time with test devices, too. :-( And then you gotta start all over again because you most likely do not get the previous one where you already set up your stuff.

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In-reply-to » Heck yeah, @movq! I should do a tour today, too. I'm pretty sure it was walked or strolled, @prologic.

Up on the mountains there was snow. Could already been seen from down here. The path was very slick. Heaps of people tramped down the snow and teamed up with the sun to transform it into ice. I was glad that I wore my good hiking boots. I cannot imagine how the mountain restaurant owner’s car will come down this evening without sliding off that steep, icy road. I haven’t seen tire chains and said forest trail is never gritted.

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In-reply-to » One of these tricky things of the German language I haven't really gotten the hang of is the difference between: "Ich weiss." and "Ich weiß."

@movq@www.uninformativ.de My brain always reads this as “f” and then I think: what the heck? A split-second later it occurs to me, right, it’s an extinct letter. What was it again? Hmm. Ah, an ancient “s”! Every single time. In all those years, I haven’t gotten used to it. :-)

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In-reply-to » One of these tricky things of the German language I haven't really gotten the hang of is the difference between: "Ich weiss." and "Ich weiß."

@johanbove@johanbove.info The former is Swiss German as they do not have the “ß” and always use “ss” instead. Everywhere else the sharp s is used in that case. I always wonder how the Swiss then distinguish between “In Maßen” and “In Massen”. :-)

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In-reply-to » You'll never guess what I learned from https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/postings/2023-11-19/0/POSTING-en.html. I've never seen for i do in shell scripts. Turns out, that walks over all positional arguments. So I reckon my for i in "$@"; do can now be shorter from now on. Very interesting in that detailled explanation to see all the – at least to me – inconsistent handling of semicolons and line breaks.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de You’re good, it’s POSIX-compliant. ;-) I also was taught $* first instead of "$@". Looks like a common thing. :-) Shell has just soooooo many quirks and inconsistencies, it is quite hard to master it. But we’ll never get rid of it.

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In-reply-to » A thing from start of this month, that I never posted here: Media

@thecanine@twtxt.net Oh, I actually thought that the pin might be some kind of a reference. But I didn’t figure out it was Czech. I guess the dog was doing dog stuff and hence especially the white got a bit dirty. :-) Yeah, they sometimes have some strange choices for their cosplay.

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In-reply-to » @lyse I'm also on the e-mail wagon here. On http://darch.dk/timeline/conv/oe3howa I have added a "Comment via email" botten if uses are not logged in. This feature could be extend to other places in the various UIs. Like we already got the "Does not follow your" / "Follow you" on the profile page in yarnd, so this detection could be used to sugget the user to email that person, when mentioning them.

@darch@neotxt.dk For a web UI such a button sounds quite convenient. The only downside is that spammers also like that link. :-( So if built into e.g. yarnd, it should be probably opt-in and it might only really work well with single-user instances. At least it’s not obvious to me which address that e-mail reply button would use when multiple people are involved in a conversation. The original author’s? The last commentator’s? Reply to all of them? Note that I didn’t give this any real thought. This is only what popped up right in my head. :-)

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I just measured on a map that I hiked 22.5 km in 5:30 hours today. And I took 723 photos (yes, I’m totally insane; for your viewing pleasure I reduced them to only 96), which resulted in a lot of stops and a bunch of wasted time. I reckon I haven’t done this trip often enough, because I took the wrong turn-off – twice, on the way there and back – which cost me several extra kilometers. Well, I was just enjoying myself in nature, so that wasn’t bad at all. It just meant that I wouldn’t be home before dark. And that’s totally fine with me. Maybe next time I care to remember to walk the more direct route. We’ll see.

The golden autumn is so fricking beautiful. It only rained in the morning, so I left right after lunch. We then had a good mix of clouds and sunshine. At the beginning, the sun was out for at most 10 seconds in a row before the next cloud covered it up again. My camera takes longer than that to boot, so I missed a ton of opportunities. But judging by the number of photos, it didn’t hurt at all.

9 and 10 is a common kestral. I could figure that out based on another photo which had good colors but was very blurry. Unfortuntately, the deer in 30-32 were too far away. A few hundred meters I’d say. I had to think of Rapunzel in 84-86. :-)

After dawn and one and a half completely drained batteries I walked past a bunch of trees and wondered what kind of birds were sitting on them. They didn’t look like ravens or something similar. Suddenly, 20-30 red kites flew up (their V-shaped tails made it crystal clear). I have never seen so many of them in a flock. Not even close. That was super cool to watch. Much later after dark I also saw a bat flying over my head. Nice way to end this trip.

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking of how to notify someone else that you've replied to their twts.

@eapl.me@eapl.me The only reliable way to let the other party know is to write an e-mail or any other out of bounds communication mechansim. There’s just the User-Agent header in the discoverability extension of Twtxt itself that comes close: https://twtxt.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user/discoverability.html But it requires feed operators to actually play along and check. Active pushes are prone to spam, so I actually view the lack thereof as a good thing.

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