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Alex Schroeder ๐Ÿ @kensanata@octodon.social

Argh. Getting up in the morning, start to read Mastodon and getting stressed out because I can't read all of the stuff that happened in the last 14h or so. Too many people posting while I sleep? Time to prune the list? Anyway, I must be off to work.

GNU Savannah, where one of my repos is, doesn't allow me to push --force. It's always pull and push. That also means that I cannot fix my repo's history and the commits I made on a misconfigured system using alex@localhost.localdomain will be forever attributed to similarly misconfigured user "sauerteig".
github.com/kensanata/oddmuse/c
(I use multiple git repos, see <oddmuse.org/wiki/Source>)

TCP/IP networking is hard. So I use a framework like Mojo::IOLoop (). Then it doesn't quite work. Now I have two problems. I understand neither the technology, nor the framework. One possible solution would be to move from Mojo::IOLoop back to Net::Server?
github.com/kensanata/oddmuse/i

if the big thing preventing you from jumping on this hot new Forth craze was the hassle of both finding a good primer and installing the software then you should probably check out Easy Forth, a basic introduction to Forth with inline repl to play with while reading

skilldrick.github.io/easyforth

Re that last boost: Mastodon is hard to get into without a guide and some focused usage.

The things that make it less toxic also make it harder to discover people to follow.

Without people, you just kind of feel like you're tooting into the void. It makes Mastodon a lonely place that you're less likely to return to. I mean, this is why Twitter and Facebook put so much energy into recommendations.

I don't think Mastodon should try to solve this problem. But let's acknowledge the hurdles.

@crc Given that the phlogs I have seen on phlogosphere.org all use a Markdown syntax and out gopher URLs in footnotes of their text files, it would be nice if there was a way to click and follow them in the Gopher app. What do you think?
It would also be nice if we could copy text from Gooher menus. All those i items sometimes contain stuff I want to copy and paste.

Each man is unique
But to a well-oiled machine
Each cog is vital

This is the best account. It helps you keep track of the time you spend on Mastodon. @bigben

Phone in hand I sit
In the early morning hours
Blackbirds sing outside

ฮตxodus has found at least 5 games embedding Alphonso tracker: reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/

"Alphonso listens to audio signals in TV advertisements and is included in games and other apps for children."

NYTimes article: nytimes.com/2017/12/28/busines

"You have too much time on your hands" is one of the worst possible sentences to utter

It demeans quest for happiness, arguably the only reason for sentience. The person who says it has given up experiencing joy for its own sake, to have pleasure in activities beyond productivity

A person who judges another's use of free time so callously is already dead inside

@kensanata
Still exists and better than ever! We have build scripts for compiling and installing at slackbuilds.org and an extensive tutorial site for multimedia artists slackermedia.info

I was a user for a few years (2004-2006). Itโ€™s good to see that it still exists! And Patrick is still there. Stuff like this warms by cold hard heart. slackware.com

Wow, just found out about sarpi.co.uk/

Haven't used Slackware in years, maybe I'll try it out tonight

Perhaps on me of the reasons I like the gopher interface to my wiki is that Iโ€™ve written an alternative curl based client using Emacs and there are other Emacs based clients which use HTTP auto communicate with the wiki but donโ€™t use HTML to render its content. emacswiki.org/emacs/OddmuseCur

I know nothing about TCP/IP but writing this server with support for the w item type (writeable โ€“ useful for blogging and wikis), I found that data would arrive in chunks and thus there's no way for me to know when the entire text (or binary file) has been received. For now, I'm simply looking for a chunk ending in a single period ("\n.\r?\n") -- even for binary uploads. This will then get stripped. I feel dirty, now. Any other ideas?

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The feeling when you look at your logs and find that somebody wrote a very stupid spider for my sites and got confused in wiki links, old pages, searches and what not, ignoring robots.txt, metadata, suggested wait times between requests, and you whois the IP and get "Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt" in Norvay, which Google Translate tells me is the Defense Research Institute.
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