Reading about drama in an open source community, due to social consequences of using a feature of a programming language.
Not the world I expected.
that paper where they scraped Mastodon and found cauliflowers
Progress! I have formatted the open letter, and it looks pretty much ready to send around. Here it is in PDF:
And here is a copy in basic HTML:
"you should blog more"
and yet I don't, because so much of the potential writing is sketches and ideas and half-baked stuff that I am not ready to make unnecessarily permanent.
current events, birbsite, disinformation
Spend some late-night time last night trying to figure out what was happening in the world by looking at birbsite. That was an utter failure, so little of the searches for any reasonable keyword turned up anything but a misinformed (or disinformed) mishmash.
In reflection, remembering Vernor Vinge's characterization of 1990s Usenet as "the net of a million lies". https://vielmetti.typepad.com/annarbor/2020/01/daily-coffee-the-net-of-a-million-lies.html
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I am thinking about making an Adafruit order for some Raspberry Pi parts. It seems to me that there might be at least one person here who would be interested in going on on the order - either to save some inconsequential amount of money on shipping, or to collectively geek out about single-board computer parts in general.
Having some fun with my RTL-SDR tuner stick and the rtl_433 program that decodes various and sundry utility protocols typically used for short range data transmissions.
So far the best catch by far is a weather station somewhere in the neighborhood that's broadcasting the temperature. (a temperature, it seems to be high compared to outdoors, but low for indoors).
I'll run it unattended for a good long while to see what else it hears. I think it might pick up tire pressure monitors.
pretty certain I'm not going to get that much further without sorting out the let's encrypt bit.
it *did* work once, and then I busted it, and now I'm rate limited
just like it warned me.
I have an ever-so-sneaking suspicion that I am doing something a little bit wrong, and if I want this to be sufficiently suitable for dynamic hacking I will actually care about wrapping services inside Docker.
ok, for a dose of sheer, unmitigated overkill, I have traefik up and somewhat running and load balancing between two servers behind it to serve up a very tiny shell script.
by "somewhat" up and running I meant that I don't have let's encrypt fully worked out, since it really doesn't care for it when I bounce the server and ask for new certs.
by "server" I mean a raspberry pi + jetson nano at home, each tunneled in via a Wireguard VPN.
traefik should (?) reload when I edit a file? unclear.
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