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In-reply-to » Thinking about disabling the two extra buttons for “forward” and “backward” on my mouse, because today’s websites don’t support this anymore, and it’d safe me the constant moments of “oh for fuck’s sake”. 🙄

Hahaha, what an evil idea, @aelaraji@aelaraji.com. :-D

@movq@www.uninformativ.de At work, I mostly open Jira tickets in new tabs and don’t navigate them. But yeah, GitHub unsurprisingly fucked up here. One more reason not to use it. ;-)

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In-reply-to » Thinking about disabling the two extra buttons for “forward” and “backward” on my mouse, because today’s websites don’t support this anymore, and it’d safe me the constant moments of “oh for fuck’s sake”. 🙄

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Classically navigating through the history still works perfectly fine on most (if not all) websites I visit.

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In-reply-to » What does a yarnd setup look like to anyone? 🤔 Let's say it exists, and it helps you setup a Yarn pod in seconds. What does it do? Of course I'd have to split out yarnd itself into yarnd run to actually run the server/daemon part.

@prologic@twtxt.net Oh, was I? I don’t recall any of that. But who knows. ;-)

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In-reply-to » I just cleared my following list. Kicked out all the 26 feeds that have not been updated for two years or more. This will reduce a bit of useless traffic.

@prologic@twtxt.net I won’t see any activity again, unless somebody else I follow interacts with them. Yep, fetching the feeds still happens with a patched version of the original twtxt client. tt is just a viewer of the database contents.

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In-reply-to » What does a yarnd setup look like to anyone? 🤔 Let's say it exists, and it helps you setup a Yarn pod in seconds. What does it do? Of course I'd have to split out yarnd itself into yarnd run to actually run the server/daemon part.

@prologic@twtxt.net Does one need a build timestamp anyway? That’s an enemy to reproducible builds. Maybe just use the commit timestamp? That would work at least for official releases. It would be off for dirty working directories during development, though: git show -s --pretty=format:%cI

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In-reply-to » I made some improvements to the Twtxt Search service tonight. Hopefully this update makes it a bit easier to use and resolves some of your critical pieces of feedback @lyse 🤞 The main idea being that by default the search is basically a "Query String" type search, meaning that it does what you expect. If you search for a simple term, it'll do that, If you enclose your search term in "double quotes" it'll search for that phrase. If you then want to search against specific fields you can do so with mentions:prologic@twtxt.net for example. I hope this makes the useability much better 👌

@prologic@twtxt.net Looks much better, although I’d strip the “v” prefix in yarns’ “v$branch@$hash”.

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In-reply-to » I made some improvements to the Twtxt Search service tonight. Hopefully this update makes it a bit easier to use and resolves some of your critical pieces of feedback @lyse 🤞 The main idea being that by default the search is basically a "Query String" type search, meaning that it does what you expect. If you search for a simple term, it'll do that, If you enclose your search term in "double quotes" it'll search for that phrase. If you then want to search against specific fields you can do so with mentions:prologic@twtxt.net for example. I hope this makes the useability much better 👌

@prologic@twtxt.net Nice!

Btw. the versions in the search.twtxt.net and twtxt.net footers are both a bit wonky now. 8-)

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In-reply-to » Heya folks 👋 For those of you that have accounts on my pod (twtxt.net), I'm going to be deleting 235 accounts today: https://gist.mills.io/prologic/0381c79977384051bb0b4afc89b4893d

@prologic@twtxt.net FWIW, at least five feeds were not empty. But their feeds still looked dead, since the last posts were from 2020 and 2021. So that was probably before the date of last login was recorded.

Btw. how many accounts are there currently on twtxt.net? https://twtxt.net/user/stats/twtxt.txt looks like a grave, too. :-D

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In-reply-to » QOTD: How large is your shell history? No history, 500 lines, 10'000, 100'000, something else?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de wc -l .zsh_history gives me 7100. That’s surprisingly a bit more than I thought. I used to regularly clear new stuff by hand and keep important commands to about twenty-something. I don’t recall the numbers anymore.

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In-reply-to » One great feature of Vim (and probably other editors) is “keyword completion”: Type the beginning of a word, then press Ctrl-N and Vim will give autocompletion options by scanning all the words in the current file. For example, when I now type “au” and then Ctrl-N, it will suggest “autocompletion”.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yep, I use it all the time, too. Except for Go, where I use Ctrl+x+o for Go-specific completion. But Ctrl+n still comes in very handy for strings and the like. In fact, it scans all the open buffers for completion suggestions.

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In-reply-to » Wow, it's crazy how many people already delivered donations for our scout flea market today. Collecting and delivering officially starts tomorrow, today was just the setup. Covering the floor of the town's multipurpose hall, transporting and arranging beer tables and benches, setting up sign, that sort of thing.

@bender@twtxt.net Rest assured, it was really disgusting.

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Wow, it’s crazy how many people already delivered donations for our scout flea market today. Collecting and delivering officially starts tomorrow, today was just the setup. Covering the floor of the town’s multipurpose hall, transporting and arranging beer tables and benches, setting up sign, that sort of thing.

But on the flipside, we’ve also been abused as dumpsters again. Some asshole brought us a deep fryer. With the oil still in it. Unfortunately, we discovered that too late.

The big work starts tomorrow morning at 8:30. And the flea market where we actually sell the stuff is on Sunday. It’s gonna be a hell of a weekend.

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In-reply-to » QOTD: Have you ever suffered significant data loss? If so, what went wrong?

@mckinley@twtxt.net When typesetting our graduation newspaper (“Abizeitung” as we call it), I destroyed the work of a whole day. :-D

I plugged in the USB stick of my mate (exact same model as mine) to do a backup of that day’s work. Since mine was already plugged in, the mount path /media/USB_DISK or whatever it was already existed. Throughout the day I saved everything on my drive (I don’t know the reason for that anymore). The newly plugged in thumb drive then got automatically mounted by Konqueror as /media/USB_DISK2 or something like that. I wanted to show off my other mate how cool Linux was and how quickly the command line was able to get things done. By force of habit I cded into the wrong path to first rm -rf *, so that there was room for the new stuff. Indeed, the data was ruined super quickly.

When I noticed my fuckup I aborted immediately, but it was already too late. I went to the family computer to research recovery tools. All the files I was able to restore were corrupted. The Scribus XML files ended somewhere in the middle. So then we decided to redo all the work instead of wasting more time trying to fill in the missing XML. Unsurprisingly, it turned out that not only the last closing tags were missing, much more of the contents disappeared. I remember that I gladly noticed the second typesetting round went much faster. :-)

I could be totally wrong here, but I think one problem was that write operations to external devices were not immediately synced, one had to expicitly flush the write cache, e.g. by umounting it properly. Early on in the typesetting process we decided to have each page or spread as separate *.sla, because a) our computers were not powerful enough to handle a large project and b) once the layout template was cast in stone, we could easily work in parallel and join everything in the end. That helped to limit the damage to just my work. My mate’s was still there I believe.

Oh yeah, that’s certainly the best strategy, @bender@twtxt.net! ;-)

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In-reply-to » @lyse Speaking of which, can we make any obvious (low hanging fruit) improvements here? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net I read the help and it’s a bit clearer now. Still a bit wonky. I will probably have it already forgotten by this evening. “Term” is exact match and “Match” adds some kind of unknown fuzziness on top.

The second bullet point can be addressed I reckon. It’s purely a UI thing. Also, I’d add a short explanation for the search types next to them, so people don’t have to look things up all the time through the help or even follow the links to the bleve documentation.

I like the magic detection™. That’s what people expect. At least I did.

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In-reply-to » @lyse mind it, English is my second language, though I have been using it since 1992, almost constantly.

@bender@twtxt.net I see, thanks for educating me. :-) At least you’re interacting with native speakers a hell lot more than I do. I’m speaking English almost every day at work, but it’s basically never anybody’s mother tongue.

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In-reply-to » @prologic I remember running yarnd for testing on a couple of different occasions and both times I found all the required command line options to be annoying. If I remember correctly, running it with missing options would only tell you the first one that was missing and you'd have to keep running it and adding that option before it would work.

@mckinley@twtxt.net For testing purposes make dev works perfectly.

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In-reply-to » Media

Thank you very much, @bender@twtxt.net! I just linked the thumbnail to safe on people’s bandwidths. I figured if someone wants to view the photos, they just go to the album anyways. If one has no interest, it’s less invasive on them.

Picking the money shot is always tricky. Especially since I have been sorting through them for an hour or more. I try to keep at most 10%. And yes, I very often do hate myself for pressing the trigger so many times when I come home. So by then I’m kind of sick looking at them any more. :-D Sorry, I try harder next time. ;-)

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In-reply-to » @lyse "looking forward to the next weekend"; I see what you did there! :-D

@bender@twtxt.net Damn, I got caught. :-D

Btw. how does it work in English? In German it’s ambiguous which weekend one addresses when saying “next weekend”. Is it the coming one this week or the one in the next week? Different people interpret it differently if it is not inherently obvious from the context, like when talking about dates. I also noticed that sometimes the same person even switches between meanings. I think I do, too. But I don’t know why.

Maybe it depends on when one says it. I could be totally wrong here, but earlier in the week, like on Mondays and Tuesdays chances for “weekend in the same week” are higher than towards the weekend (Thursdays and Fridays), then it’s more likely to refer to the weekend in the next week. And yes, the week of course starts on Monday. ;-)

Not sure if it changes with dialects. :-? I assume that doesn’t play a big role and is the same for all German-speaking regions.

On the other hand, “this weekend” is very well defined as the upcoming weekend in this week. It’s only the term “next weekend” that can be problematic.

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In-reply-to » @lyse Speaking of which, can we make any obvious (low hanging fruit) improvements here? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net Good question. Two things come straigt to mind, although, I’m not sure how low hanging they are. Probably not even remotely.

  1. I don’t know what these three search types mean: “Match”, “Term” and “Query String”. I could read the help page (I probably should), but they are sooo far off from my little brain that I can’t even think of a possible explanation. My (possibly broken) intuition would categorize “Match” and “Term” to be the same. Zero idea what “Query String” is supposed to be. But then I think a search should be so easy to use to not having to read up on it in a manual. Admittedly, the basic search works alright.

  2. When “Match” is the default, why is it not selected? Similarly, when it searches all fields by default, why is “_all” not selected? This technical spelling “_all” with the leading underscore also doesn’t look pleasing to my eyes. It’s been a hell lot of time that I looked at the code base, so I forgot everthing by now, but that should be easy to fix.

  3. Okay, three things. :-D Apart from the search results taking up soo much space, it would really be nice if the markdown would be rendered. Yes, this is probably very tricky, as the matching search terms are highlighted. So I imagine both the highlighting and markdown rendering probably contradict each other. Also, how to go about matches that are part of markdown link URLs, image alternative texts and the like. Not easy at all.

I reckon that’s certainly not what you had in mind or wanted to hear. :-( Sorry about that. I doubt it myself if this is any helpful feedback.

No promises, but I try to toy around with the search more in the future. Maybe even look into the code base and see what I can do. The next weeks will be full of activities with the scouts, though. So don’t expect something in the near future.

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In-reply-to » Is Yarn.social dead or just too niche? (uyrrria) 🧐

@prologic@twtxt.net Like @movq@www.uninformativ.de said, it is a very niche thing. But that has always been a good thing in my opinion. And I do still think so. :-)

yarnd in particular is too heavy for me personally, I just like the simplicity of wacking a file on my server and voilà. But other than that, I still support that software. :-)

And I come back to twtxt.net every now and then to read up on conversations that seem to be incomplete in my own client. Like if a new feed appears that I don’t follow (yet). That’s certainly a convenience that I do enjoy. Thank you for that!

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