It’s the airplane edition of the forest stroll today: https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2023-09-27/
@firstname.lastname@example.org Had a scouting game with the scouts today. The story was that some leaders didn’t want to let go their older kids to the next section and thus stole and hid the new neckerchiefs. So the children had to solve all sorts of puzzles in groups to get a new hint and figure out new coordinates that eventually lead to the hidden box. One station was diving for apples, the kids had really great fun. Eventually, the box with the neckerchiefs was successfully located under the hut at the scout yard.
This meant the older kids of all the sections could finally leave their mates and join the next sections. Each section comes up with some kind of an entry exam each year. What you can see in the photos is the scouts (“Jungpfadfinder”, or short “Jupfis”) who are wearing blue colored neckerchiefs and explorers (“Pfadfinder”/“Pfadis”) in green. The old cubs (“Wölfinge”/“Wös”) joining as new scouts had to guess the type of both yummy and nasty blue dyed liquids. Banana juice, cucumber water and the like.
The explorers welcomed their new members with a quiz of green things. Somebody started with the name of something green. The next person then had to find another term of a green-colored item that started with the same letter the previous thing ended in. E.g. grass, slime, emerald, dill, etc. If someone couldn’t think of a thing within fifteen seconds, they had to choose left or right and whatever another person behind them was secretly holding up in the air was then mixed into a cup as penalty. In the end they all had to savor this yucky gnat’s piss. Apparently, kids love such kind of torture. :-D
No slug was harmed by the campfire. It was professionally rescued before the wood shavings were set on fire. Saussages and buns left over from yesterday’s party were put to good use. Also marshmallows and stick bread. All in all, a great fun day.
Unfortunately, we cannot watch the sunset from the scout yard as it is located in a valley. But I timed the way home just perfectly.
Next week I have to sort through a thousand photos of two cameras from just this weekend. I’m already hating myself because I was one of the photographers. And a third source of pictures will be added. Örks.
AmaIng that on these plane WiFi networks, clearly powered by satellites, even get this much bandwidth 🙃
Latency is pretty piss poor, but you kind of expect that with a moving target 🤣
@email@example.com This classic and all-time favorite masterpiece came to mind immediately: http://myfunnymemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/The-Flying-Camel-Is-Very-Polite-As-It-Soars-The-Desert.jpg
Today was our yearly scout meeting. Three glass bottles in total didn’t survive the afternoon and evening. After the general meeting some of us went to the scout church service next door and then we had a nice barbie with friends and the general public.
Omg! I’m always playing on those pixel placing canvases, where it’s usually an endless war of factions or just things being attacked for no reason, but now someone did the most wholesome thing imaginable and drew another inugami facing mine and drew them shaking paws.
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@firstname.lastname@example.org! Man! These are some cool pictures! The Iceland gallery was the most beautiful in total to me. How else can it be, right?! ;-) Very beautiful scenery and lovely colors overall. I’d love to see that with my own eyes one day. Very hard to choose, but I have to highlight the following pics:
Additional nature shoutouts go to:
The latter one perfectly fits this sign: http://darch.dk/fotos/media/images/2023-08-aln/IMG_20230807_140853.jpg (probably a sunset, though ;-))
I had to chuckle at this one: http://darch.dk/fotos/media/images/2023-07-iceland/IMG_20230802_112551.jpg
Which brings me to the art pictures. Interesting museum visits. Mostly funny and neat ideas, but also some weird ones. I immediately liked that one (again, obviously): http://darch.dk/fotos/media/images/2023-08-aln/IMG_20230825_200517.jpg All these chairs look really cool, great photo, mate! Perfectly fits into the art category itself: http://darch.dk/fotos/media/images/2023-09-nyc/IMG_20230829_162111_HDR.jpg
That one is a good mix of nature and art combined, with a touch of ugliness, that brings its own beauty, though. It’s a bit hard to describe, but I hope you get what I mean: http://darch.dk/fotos/media/images/2023-08-aln/IMG_20230827_114645_HDR.jpg
NY has some really ugly spots, that’s quite a contrast. I especially get that feeling when looking at this brilliant shot: http://darch.dk/fotos/media/images/2023-09-nyc/IMG_20230830_114320_HDR.jpg It portraits the shabbiness perfectly. I’m very glad I don’t live in a concrete and glass desert but rather a town. However, I have to admit, the views from the skyscrapers aren’t so bad.
Thank you very much for sharing all of them! I certainly had a blast going through them.
I covered today’s sunrise to sunset. Sort of. https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2023-09-20/
We made a bike tour in the heat of the day. The sun was brutal with 27°C in the shade. Man, this one section was suuuuper steep and you couldn’t hill-start anymore once stopped for a quick rest, because you just spun out the tire in the loose gravel. No chance. So we had to push (I didn’t mind that, though). My mate’s battery then flattened, so he had no other choice anyways. Luckily, I have an old-school bicycle with no electronics (if you don’t count the lights). So the rest of the hills weren’t too bad for me, but he was huffing and puffing badly.
We had waffles with apple sauce for lunch at a closed ski hut out in nature. It was very peaceful, nobody around, just birds and critters. After resting a bit we tried out the scout camera. Today’s mission was to get a bit familiar with that equipment. All the pictures were taken with that DSLR, a Nikon D5200 with a 18-105mm lense. Quite a heavy rig compared to my small digicam. Looking at the pics on a big screen, we gotta keep practicing. This lense is certainly not made for macro shots. We have another one that’s probably suited for that, but I didn’t want to bring the whole bag. And more zoom would also be nice for all the birds. But we don’t have a larger zoom lense.
Finally, we encountered an old train from the Märklintage (Märklin days). This weekend they pulled out old locomotives and wagons and had extra tours between Göppingen (where Märklin, the model train manufacturer, has its headquarter) and Geislingen/Steige. Tons of people all along the tracks everywhere.
I am temporarily back from the dead to share:
just testing. assuming text entered in brackets appears as alt text description
and I’ll be quoting a friend:
I'm all for more protocols to move away from the web but pls be original and actually useful
hi @email@example.com , did something happen to the AP sync from twtxt.net ? My “last toots” seen on mastodon seem quite outdated…
Exactly 10 years ago Kokori’s first release on vinyl was out - and we celebrated with a release party in one of the afternoons of the Entremuralhas festival.
Ten years later, we’re back attending the festival, and this time we see one of the stands selling our latest release, rootkit, on CD! ♡
I hate reading translations. Here’s an example why: the same passage of the English and the Portuguese translation of the same (French) book. Not just the length of the passage shows one of the translations wasn’t faithful, the behavior of the character in one version is the opposite than how he behaves on the other version…
Got a nice hand this weekend!
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New profile picture. 🎉
Hey, Amazon, que anti-social!
🥁 The dumb shit of the day award goes to:
*yes this also breaks alternative front-end and people without an account, can’t even use the “real site”, at all.
An official FBI document dated January 2021, obtained by the American association “Property of People” through the Freedom of Information Act.
This document summarizes the possibilities for legal access to data from nine instant messaging services: iMessage, Line, Signal, Telegram, Threema, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp and Wickr. For each software, different judicial methods are explored, such as subpoena, search warrant, active collection of communications metadata (“Pen Register”) or connection data retention law (“18 USC§2703”). Here, in essence, is the information the FBI says it can retrieve:
Apple iMessage: basic subscriber data; in the case of an iPhone user, investigators may be able to get their hands on message content if the user uses iCloud to synchronize iMessage messages or to back up data on their phone.
Line: account data (image, username, e-mail address, phone number, Line ID, creation date, usage data, etc.); if the user has not activated end-to-end encryption, investigators can retrieve the texts of exchanges over a seven-day period, but not other data (audio, video, images, location).
Signal: date and time of account creation and date of last connection.
Telegram: IP address and phone number for investigations into confirmed terrorists, otherwise nothing.
Threema: cryptographic fingerprint of phone number and e-mail address, push service tokens if used, public key, account creation date, last connection date.
Viber: account data and IP address used to create the account; investigators can also access message history (date, time, source, destination).
WeChat: basic data such as name, phone number, e-mail and IP address, but only for non-Chinese users.
WhatsApp: the targeted person’s basic data, address book and contacts who have the targeted person in their address book; it is possible to collect message metadata in real time (“Pen Register”); message content can be retrieved via iCloud backups.
Wickr: Date and time of account creation, types of terminal on which the application is installed, date of last connection, number of messages exchanged, external identifiers associated with the account (e-mail addresses, telephone numbers), avatar image, data linked to adding or deleting.
TL;DR Signal is the messaging system that provides the least information to investigators.
Interesting phishing attempt 🤣
On my way home I went for an enormous detour through the forest to visit the tadpoles pond. There was a dead mole on the middle of the forest road, so I moved this poor little feller to the side.
Later, after a bend I ran across two very beautiful and large deer on the forest path. I immediately stopped and they stood around for 5-10 seconds looking at me before they slowly walked into the forest. Unfortunately, my camera was in the backpack. No chance, lighting would have been brilliant, though.
I just checked on my little mates. It was already too dark for my shitty camera, so please excuse the crappy shots. One slough dried out, so those tadpoles didn’t make it. :-( What a bummer! Especially considering one puddle on the forest path 30 meters further is still going strong. There were very tiny frogs or toads (not sure which) around the big tadpole pond, though. That was super cool to see. I have to come back the next days when the sun is still up.
Opera browser: my final disavowal
While the Internet is being flooded by a record amount of Opera ads, affiliate program members and new hardcore defenders, while I - as someone, who has been using it without a break, for more than 10 years, have had enough and I’ve finally decided to uninstall it.
Part of the reason for this decision, was the new Opera One UI update, that I not only found incredibly ugly and uninspired, but also worsening the already abysmal performance of the browser, as well as adding to the already gigantic pile of bugs within.
All of this, came after a few very frustrating weeks, where the browser constantly crashed, under the weight of its own AI bloat. Every time any text was selected, it was trying to load some ridiculous AI integrations on top, but always crashing and loosing all the opened tabs.
After the UI update, the whole browser somehow felt even more wonky and laggy.
Even for those, who might be fans of the new UI and all the added “features”, that now include a built in generic anime girl game and stupid cartoon noises, upon clicking almost anything, in the “gaming version” of this browser, the growing concerns about this browsers spyware-like connections, to all kinds of mysterious servers, should at least be considered and looked into further. Not to mention the extra problems, that come with them being a Chinese-ran company, storing this data in China.
Quick summary: https://youtu.be/NV8akIgfDqQ
Int the interest of brevity, I won’t go further into the pointless social media arguments they engage in, their past promoting predatory loans, them inserting affiliate links (to the sites you visit through tiles), running a very questionable free VPN service, hidden extensions, that cannot be removed and god knows what else.
Either way Opera, you were an alright browser - many, many years ago. Sadly all I can say now, is “rest in piss, you won’t ever be missed!”.
I ran out of clothes pins once again. Upcycling milk transport cardboard boxes to smaller boxes for screws, nails and such. Becoming my own hardware store.
@firstname.lastname@example.org thank you! I got started on some 3D stuff this morning, we then went to the candy store to get some candy, tonight well have that, and nachos + a movie. and the rest of the day we have been outside :)
here is what I got started on this morning :
just testing some ocean stuff.
@email@example.com 27°C is fucking terrible. :-( We completely rebuilt our natural stone wall. This time with wood ash mortar as an experiment in the base layers before we quickly ran out of it. Let’s see how that goes and how long it lasts. https://lyse.isobeef.org/tmp/natural-stone-wall-with-wood-ash-moyrtar.jpg
what’s wrong with this headline? 🤔🧐
a radiosfera em Portugal é uma cena fascinante, e agora que já não é preciso comprar um tijolo caro (basta um dongle USB de 30 paus), estou determinado a entrar mais a fundo
alguém quer vir também? :szterminal:
Last post of the day:
If you like my graphics hit me up in XMPP if you wish. I am cheap or free.
Updated GIF: The 8 Woodcutter Art:
@firstname.lastname@example.org Pardon me if this doesn’t work on yarn:
Made me think of this, to always remember.
@email@example.com I can use the yarn web UI right from PM.
Five years ago I was posting this on FB… “Artist and Computer”, edited by Ruth Leavitt , published 1976 https://www.atariarchives.org/artist/index.php
Quite predictably, the introduction of Chat GPT, has led to even more browser bloat. 🎉
Also since I’m already bringing up opera - I have genuinely no idea, what their dev team is smoking, as all their additions this year, have been this desperate:
From some cashback scam and TikTok integration…
…all the way to some “lonely men bait” and adding NFTs - a full year, after everyone stopped caring.