In-reply-to > Now that we have that sorted out, I wanna hear your back stories. 😁

So the evolution of my nick is as follows. I had a bicycle that had the word Zephyr written on it. Which means a western wind. That is related to the Greek god Zephyrus.

I liked words where X make a Z sound. And also had a bit of dyslexia so my firs IRC nick was Xypher swapping the y and e.. I would also use the forms Xypherius or just Xypheri.

Because its close hemming to Cypher I found the nick would get used by others.. Though that is not my origin.

Later I would sign websites I created as The X-Urban Underground (where X was short for Xypher) and that evolved to xuu. Pronounced like zoo.


#nocd7lq
In-reply-to > @fastidious Yeah, I believe English doesn't have an "ü" sound, so "ee" as in "cheese" is the closest match I can ask for. ;-) In fact the Swabian dialect also replaces "ü" by "i" (English "ee"), so real Swabians also butcher my nick. :-D

@lyse ah and here I am pronouncing it in my head like an abbreviated version of Lysine.


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prologic
 (13h ago)
In-reply-to > @ocdtrekkie also on another note I’m so glad you’ve logged back into your account on my pod again and posted because I’m in the process of cleaning up old rubbish accounts that never really got used you know what I mean 😜

@ocdtrekkie That’s right! Wasn’t my pod hosted at twtxt.mills.io or something at some point? Were you literally once of the first to join my pod? 🤔


#qiorj5a
prologic
 (13h ago)
In-reply-to > @ocdtrekkie also on another note I’m so glad you’ve logged back into your account on my pod again and posted because I’m in the process of cleaning up old rubbish accounts that never really got used you know what I mean 😜

@ocdtrekkie Hahaha 🤣 At least the username you picked isn’t gibberish like many dead, never used accounts on my pod 😀


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ocdtrekkie
 (13h ago)
In-reply-to > @ocdtrekkie also on another note I’m so glad you’ve logged back into your account on my pod again and posted because I’m in the process of cleaning up old rubbish accounts that never really got used you know what I mean 😜

Though considering that the service isn’t even named the same as last time I logged into it, that I recall, and I had three previous posts tops, I would not have been shocked if my login did not work.


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ocdtrekkie
 (13h ago)
In-reply-to > @ocdtrekkie also on another note I’m so glad you’ve logged back into your account on my pod again and posted because I’m in the process of cleaning up old rubbish accounts that never really got used you know what I mean 😜

@prologic I have survived The Purge!


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prologic
 (14h ago)
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@jlj Yeah sad how awful Slashdot is really 😢 I follow only because I can actually read the useful stuff under all the crap 😂


#cg2y5qa
prologic
 (14h ago)
In-reply-to > Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation "Videos and GIFs of cute animals — usually cats — have gone viral online for almost as long as the internet has been around..." writes the New York Times.

@slashdot Oh come on! 🤦‍♂️


#zbji76q
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@fastidious CmdrTaco left a long time ago.


#azgpbea
prologic
 (15h ago)
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@fastidious I agree it’s rather butt fuck useless 😁


#mcebpuq
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic Slashdot hasn’t been relevant for years.


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prologic
 (16h ago)
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

These Slashdot authors are a bit dumb 🤦‍♂️


#6h2b4na
prologic
 (16h ago)
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot da fuq?! Isn’t this 5 days late?! 🤦‍♂️ Advent of Codr started already duh 🤣


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prologic
 (17h ago)
In-reply-to > Well, I think I just lost the “Advent of Code” game (my personal private version of it, anyway). I did day 04 in Python, because I couldn’t conjure up the motivation to do it in Rust. 🤦

@movq I think I’ve given up also! 🤦‍♂️ too dumb to do all this heavy algorithm shit 😆 too busy on things like oh I dunno making Yarn.social better 😂


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prologic
 (17h ago)
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@fastidious Haha 😂 it was a long time ago and I don’t remember 🤣. I smashed two words together when I wa much younger than I am now programming logic


#ud2vsfa
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@prologic I bet it was because you are a Logic Movement supporter. Hence pro-logic. Or maybe it is because you are a logical professional? Hmm, or maybe because you like to program in Prolog (the ic at the end is intelligent coder). 😅


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prologic
 (18h ago)
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@movq That’s a nice story! 😂 Wish I had a nice story for why I chose prologic 🤣


#4sgljia

Well, I think I might be hooked. Not my preferred writing style, but, even knowing what coming, I thoroughly enjoyed the chapter An Offer and a Gift, a hundred or so pages in with The Blade Itself.

My fantasy gotos are last century; happy this was recommended to me.


#4cqpqca

the goat painting didn’t use any of the holbein gouache because they only had the red and yellow i wanted in stock. I now have a couple of tubes of utrecht artists’ gouache and blick designers’ gouache, the utrecht is nearly as expensive as the holbein and behaves like the pennies-on-the-dollar blick


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thecanine
 (21h ago)
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

Well my original nickname (different from my actual first name) was “cikarin3” - reference to the čikarí squirrel and my favorite number, back than I joined the community around Dishonored Wolf, so I started using a pixelated wolf as my avatar, that later evolved into the current shiba-looking inugami mascot and was using all kinds of canine related nicknames, or just the word canine/dog in different languages, so it eventually just stuck to me and I became “The Canine”.

There are also other two not that used canine related nicknames CAW (short for “Canines Always Win”) and YOTC (short for “Year Of The Canine” and a reference to the other fancy sunglasses emotes, that are usually called “Year Of The…thing”) and as I said many other canine related jokes. 🙃


#iw6fgoq
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@movq I chose mine in 2005, when I started playing World of Warcraft (my main was a rogue). Mostly because I tend to be pedantic on the things I do. My son uses it now on his many online games. 😂


#nf7ddlq
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@movq

So I just chose movq, because it was floating around in my head anyway (and I already had the domain)

When I go to https://movq.de/, I get:

Nothing to see, move along

You should have written:

Nothing to see, movq along

😂


#xfqs6sq
In-reply-to > @lyse There – kind of – is a story.

@movq Oh mate, what an absolute great story indeed! You are truely insane! :-D You went completely nuts back then, but I love it. I really do. That’s some real dedication. I never tried to type with my feet but I’m pretty sure I would always hit multiple keys at once. Aiming at the right key just seems to hard with the toes. So glad I asked. Never imagined such a bloody amazing background! :-) I hope your wrist issues are under control now!


#4ose22a
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@lyse There – kind of – is a story.

I sometimes write x86_64 assembler just for fun. It’s rare, but it happens. In 2019, I had quite a bit of wrist issues, so I couldn’t type a lot. I still went to work, so, well, I still had to type a couple of hours every day (which is a lot, if you think about it).

During that time, I had a little pet project where I wrote a simple grep in asm:

https://uninformativ.de/git/grep.asm

Skim through the code and you’ll already see a ton of movq instructions. It’s a very basic and common instruction.

The punchline is: I wasn’t really able to finish this project (due to those wrist issues), but I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally wanted to. So I put the keyboard on the floor and wrote like 50% of that code using my feet. Yes, you read that correctly. 🥴 Yes, I am crazy. And this somehow got stuck in my head. movq movq movq movq movq movqmovqmoqvmom … I was quite literally dancing it. 🥴 💃 When I got fed up with my previous nick name, I searched for a new one for quite a while, but couldn’t find anything good. So I just chose movq, because it was floating around in my head anyway (and I already had the domain). 🤷


#b6ugi2q
In-reply-to > My feed has now been rotated. The code in jenny is still experimental. I’ll push it once I’ve tested it for a while.

@movq Oh wow, you created quite a lot of small archive feeds! I like the hash being part of the filename, very good idea. Definitely copy that, when I come around to implement it, too.


#4oejqga
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@fastidious Yeah, I believe English doesn’t have an “ü” sound, so “ee” as in “cheese” is the closest match I can ask for. ;-) In fact the Swabian dialect also replaces “ü” by “i” (English “ee”), so real Swabians also butcher my nick. :-D


#mekghca
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@movq Hahaha! :-D Ok, cool, thanks clarifying that. Why did you pick that, any cool stories about it? Is it some kind of a special instruction? Yes, exactly! Lyse is prounced „Lüße“: https://lyse.isobeef.org/lyse.ogg


#ol3wxda
In-reply-to > @prologic @thecanine @darch That was really awesome! Sorry for bringing up the old downer topic again. :-)

@fastidious Privacy. When talking about the new peering and resolving phantom twts it dawned on me that it’s possible to exfiltrate all the feeds someone is following on a single-user yarnd, even though they disabled publicly showing of their following feeds in the settings. To make it even worse it’s already possible today using the /twt/hash endpoint. If you want to know if that person is subscribed to a certain feed, just pick a recent random twt from the feed in question, compute its hash and send it to the mentioned endoint. If you get back an HTTP 200, you know that the person is following the feed. When receiving HTTP 404 chances are that they may not. Now you do this for all the feeds you know, @xandkar conveniently has some lists for you. :-) This attack does not work for multi-user yarnd instances, though. The thing is, /twt/hash just looks in its cache to reply with the twt. If the user is interacting with the feed (mentions it), it’s quite obvious and not a big deal. But read-only feeds are leaked that way. And of course the discover view will leak that information, too.


#xskwbra
In-reply-to > An important question came up in our call: How's your nick pronounced, @movq? I reckon it is a reference on assembler (I'm not proficient in it), so I'd say "move q", could be totally wrong though.

@lyse It’s pronounced “Catherine”.

Just kidding. 🥴

Yeah, it’s a reference to the movq instruction. I’ve never said it out loud, though. 🤣 “Move Q”, “mov-q”, something like that.

Now the big question: How to pronounce lyse? 🤔 (I’d go with “lühse”, because uhm, “lice” would be strange.)


#6m7lxkq
In-reply-to > @lyse what’s “the old downer topic”? Now I am curious and sorry I missed the meeting! ☺️

@fastidious Totally informal anyway, it’s nothing official per se, just something I try to do semi-regularly – at least on a weekend, an open-ended video conf for anyone to join 👌


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