Yarn.social Online Meetup is on today! (See: #fcghsma for details)
In-reply-to » I still have my ICQ credentials and apparently they still work, but they want to know my phone number now. So, fuck that. 😂

Wait, no, the “cancel” button works and I’m in! 😂

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In-reply-to » No-one probably noticed, but the Twtxt Search Engine has been down for several days, and I've burned all the budget (well and truly) already 🤣 This has been due to a data corruption event, and I've had to a) fix the data corruption and b) migrate to Bitcask v2 where I'm continuing to make reliability improvements on the KV store used in a lot of my projects.

And it’s back! With hopefully minimal data-loss. Generally speaking Bitcask is designed to be pretty fault tolerant, in that if a data corruption occurs, you only corrupt the last key/value pair written to the WAL (write-ehad-log).

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No-one probably noticed, but the Twtxt Search Engine has been down for several days, and I’ve burned all the budget (well and truly) already 🤣 This has been due to a data corruption event, and I’ve had to a) fix the data corruption and b) migrate to Bitcask v2 where I’m continuing to make reliability improvements on the KV store used in a lot of my projects.

Sorry about this, it’ll be back up shortly 😅

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In-reply-to » 👋 Okay folks, let's startup the Yarn.social calls again.

I might join from mum’s house (on the phone), as she just asked me this evening to come by early to help her with a few things on her backyard. 😩

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In-reply-to » QOTD: Which web search engine do you use? 😂

On a more serious note, is there a viable alternative search engine that doesn’t suck today? One that doesn’t get into this “AI” nonsense? 🤔

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In-reply-to » Google Search's 'udm=14' Trick Lets You Kill AI Search For Good An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: If you're tired of Google's AI Overview extracting all value from the web while also telling people to eat glue or run with scissors, you can turn it off -- sort of. Google has been telling people its AI box at the top of search results is the future, and you can't turn it off, but that ignores how ... ⌘ Read more

How about we put a pin in the “AI” garbage (Gemini included) until we’ve figured out how to make build a system that has any level of cognitive capability and understanding of concepts? Let’s toss this autocomplete garbage in the bin, the auto-complete we’ve built over the last few decades works great and consumes next to no energy at all. This so-called ‘AI” is worse than the fucking Cryptocurrency hyped up craze in terms of energy waste. 🤦‍♂️ #AI #Sucks

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