Wed Jan  6 20:08:31 UTC 2021

Wed Jan  6 20:08:05 UTC 2021
Il vaut mieux être ridicule qu'incompétent : ça fait moins de
mort, et ça peut même être amusant.

Wed Jan  6 19:37:15 UTC 2021
@<lucidiot> Whoa, dude, that
would go to eleven! 🤯

Wed Jan  6 19:14:59 UTC 2021

Wed Jan  6 19:12:45 UTC 2021
@<lyse> (#<ivujrcq>) Ya see, your terminals are black
-- now switch to a massively bright browser showing a white page
and you'll be blind. 🥴 Dunno, it doesn't have to be *dark* as
in *black*.’s dark theme, for example, is really nice.

Wed Jan  6 17:19:46 UTC 2021
Haha. I actually made a Mastodon account. Didn’t take long until
I got my first “spam follower”: A bot that follows everyone in
an effort to gain attention. Yeah. The crux of large social media
networks … (Sooner or later, the same thing will happen with
twtxt, though.)

Wed Jan  6 17:12:47 UTC 2021
Is it just me or is GitHub’s dark mode a bit *too* dark … 🤔

Wed Jan  6 12:23:31 UTC 2021
@<lyse> (#<yjtzdka>) I see. 🤔 Agreed, just using the
original line would have been the easiest thing to do. Well, FWIW,
I think including the twter URL is the right thing to do. Otherwise,
two “Good morning!” twts sent at the same time get the same ID.
That’d be wrong, wouldn’t it?

Tue Jan  5 18:12:39 UTC 2021
@<prologic> Just a quick
question regarding’s hashes
( Why not hash the unix
timestamp instead of an RFC3339-formatted string? That would avoid
having to deal with the `.replace("+00:00", "Z")` stuff.

Tue Jan  5 18:07:50 UTC 2021
Deleted my account on Don’t be alarmed! 😄 It was
unused and caused confusion.

Tue Jan  5 15:27:55 UTC 2021
@<deadguy> (#<z5letda>) Hmm, I never used their
software like that. When I used dwm, I applied my own patches (or
used it vanilla, like dmenu) – which worked really great *for
me*. Doesn’t work for anybody. And, yes, documentation is often
terrible, plus the code style is way too “concise” IMHO, lots
of short variable names, too much focus on the number of lines of
code. But the idea of staying small and having well defined goals,
all that works great, I think.

Tue Jan  5 14:58:06 UTC 2021
@<prologic> @<adi> (#<ucmg26q>) Hmm, I guess for
it means something like “be a microblogging platform”, i.e.
probably no private messages (totally new scope, not covered by the
original spec, already solved by e-mail), no pastebin (already
solved by other programs), no chat, … Then again, not even dwm
is “pure”, because it has a built-in bar, which maybe should
be an individual program. 🤔

Tue Jan  5 09:38:49 UTC 2021
@<prologic> (#<ucmg26q>) Ah, no, I mean the individual
programs. dwm is a good example. There was a lot of activity in the
early years, but it has slowed down considerably in the last decade
or so. That’s not because dwm is dead, but because it’s pretty
much “done”. They had a clear goal, they reached it, done. I’d
like to see this approach/philosophy more often.

Tue Jan  5 07:28:43 UTC 2021
Oof. About 13 years ago, I was introduced to the suckless project.
One of its major “selling points” was that “software can be
*done*”. You usually see a huge spike of commits in the beginning
and then it falls off rapidly. It appears this basic idea is not
very popular. We have to re-iterate it over and over:

Mon Jan  4 06:35:53 UTC 2021
(#<qbgazsq>) The answer is
probably “no”, because of Netflix. I like watching movies, DVD
rental is very dead, and streaming is better anyway. When it comes
to the *infrastructure* of those companies, oof, how much of the
web/internet will be left? 😨 It’s scary how many people use
Google hosting, for example. (I have a habit of doing `dig MX …`.)

Mon Jan  4 06:28:02 UTC 2021
@<deadguy> Hmm, in my mind, Twitter
and twtxt are very similar. But then again, I never had a Twitter
account, so I actually don’t really know. 🥴 The best ways to
have a conversation are still email and IRC, IMHO …

Mon Jan  4 06:24:29 UTC 2021
@<prologic> @<lyse> @<deadguy> (#<qwpzeka>) Oh, I do have it automated.
:) Just feels like other people don’t do it. No idea, maybe it’s
just because this community is so tiny.

Sun Jan  3 21:53:24 UTC 2021
@<deadguy> Why do you think it’s
not a good idea? 🤔 twtxt feels a bit too “one-way” at times,
since apparently many people don’t check their access.log and
don’t know you’re following them / mentioning them. I originally
thought this was an advantage, less noise. Dunno, maybe this is
just the coronavirus isolation speaking through me. 🥴

Sun Jan  3 16:45:47 UTC 2021
This year starts with week number 53. 🥴

Sun Jan  3 14:44:52 UTC 2021
@<prx> convert gemtext to html :
gemtext2html < file.gmi > file.html

Sun Jan  3 14:44:52 UTC 2021
@<prx> convert gemtext to html :
gemtext2html < file.gmi > file.html

Sun Jan  3 14:44:52 UTC 2021
@<prx> convert gemtext to html :
gemtext2html < file.gmi > file.html

Sun Jan  3 12:30:17 UTC 2021
Should I give Mastodon a try after all? 🤔 Certainly not doing
self-hosting, though …

Sun Jan  3 12:29:17 UTC 2021
TIL: “Zero-sum thinking” (via
Huh. Guilty. 🤔

Sun Jan  3 12:26:32 UTC 2021
who needs **markup** with gemini? Write important stuff on a newline

Fri Jan  1 13:09:02 UTC 2021

Fri Jan  1 00:03:06 UTC 2021
Happy … next year! 🧯 🎆

Thu Dec 31 09:30:39 UTC 2020
Alright, listen up. You probably have to know a bit about singing
and vocal techniques to *fully* appreciate this, but if you do, I
guarantee your mind will be blown to pieces and you won’t recover
for a few hours. I can’t even *begin* to grasp the amount of skill
and practice required to pull this off. Holy. Fucking. Shit.

Wed Dec 30 08:34:28 UTC 2020
@<prologic> (#<qbq7kgq>) I’m not finished either.
It’s incredible. At least most of it is gone now. 🎉

Tue Dec 29 20:02:35 UTC 2020
Fuck. Why … So much … So many … boxes and bags and plastic
and shit. Why … Why does it exist? Why do I exist? Fuck. 🚮

Mon Dec 28 20:50:12 UTC 2020
Ça y est, mon site est disponible via gemini://

Sat Dec 26 08:10:49 UTC 2020
tikz-kalender exists: Yay,
I can finally ditch my super ugly custom script to create LaTeX
calendars! 🎉