(#vjmprgq) I love the turn this thread took. 🥴
Recent twts from vain
@prologic (#vjmprgq) Hmm. I never really thought this would matter. Most twtxt files are small and I only do a fetch about every 10 minutes. Retrieving a couple of JPEGs from people’s regular web sites is probably more costly. 🤔 Nevertheless, I’ll consider adding it. Thanks!
@lyse (#vjmprgq) Hmm, yeah, that could be worth a try. However: The program tends to be I/O bound because it has to check tens of thousands of local files (one for each twt). Not sure if optimising networking makes a big difference. Plus, it’s finished in 3-6 seconds anyway. 😊
My rewritten twtxt client will be called “jenny” – and I now somewhat hope that twt.social will indeed be renamed to yarn / yarn.social 😁 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_jenny
I’m seeing a lot of “FOLLOW: @news from @vain using twtrd/latest” recently on twtxt.net. Bug on your end or on mine? 🤔 🙃
@thewismit (#onuyxhq) Well, it’s a bit exotic: It fetches all the feeds I follow and puts them into a Maildir, which I can then read using Mutt. It looks like this window on the left: https://www.uninformativ.de/desktop/2021-01-12–katriawm-twtxt.png So, it’s a text-only user interface for a terminal on GNU/Linux. (Didn’t care about portability to BSD yet, maybe in the future.) The new code is not yet published, as it’s very fresh and barely tested. 🙃 👷
(#onuyxhq) … also fixed a few bugs in the process in the area of twt hash calculation 🙄 Normalizing the time stamps is nasty.
Alright, rewrote my twtxt client in Python. It’s cleaner and a loooooot faster now. fork() + exec() in a Shell script is so super expensive, especially when done many times (i.e. on every twt I see) …
@lyse (#tt7d27q) Yeah, it’s a real word, sadly. I picked it a really long time ago, when I wasn’t good at English – I thought it meant something else. 😵 It’s always a bit embarrassing to read that nickname. Haven’t really thought of something else yet (doing this as an adult feels weird), maybe I’ll just use my initials or fire up a random generator. 🥴
@prologic (#tt7d27q) Hmm, since the username is not part of the actual feed, clients have to store the name separately. (This is actually a flaw of the spec, if you ask me.) So, if I change my name, people would still send me @vain stuff, unless they manually edit their configs. I don’t see a way for an automatic/seamless transition. 🤔
@prologic (#tt7d27q) So, basically a new feed which people have to follow afresh? 🤔 I mean, the HTTP redirect helps with a new feed URL, but not with the username (since people have to explicitly store that name in their database).
Thinking about changing my online nickname, because it’s ancient and quite a bit stupid. I wonder how much chaos that would cause in the twtiverse. 🤔 🥴
@prologic (#3qhn7la) Nice! I’m thinking about polishing up or rewriting my own client, just to get another alternative out there. It’s a bit messy at the moment. Leveraging mutt (or another MUA) to read twtxt works great, IMHO.
When I see people interact on twtxt without the use of the Twt Hash Extension, it’s pretty messy. It really makes me appreciate that extension. 👍 Threading is such an important feature. 👍 Too bad the old clients don’t support that. 🤔
In theory, I’m saving a lot of time by working from home 100%. But it doesn’t feel that way. The days appear to be just as short as usual. Meh.
@prologic (#zznyk2a) Whoops. Well, let’s hope they can’t do a lot with just your phone number. (I may be a bit old-fashioned and blissfully ignorant, but can they do anything aside from sending you spam?)
Next book in the “nixers book club”: The UNIX-HATERS handbook! https://nixers.net/Thread-Nixers-Book-Club-Book-2-The-UNIX-HATERS-Handbook
The “FUBITSU” drive 😁 http://www.os2museum.com/wp/every-bit-matters/
People are super unhappy with the spelling of the capital of Ukraine in tzdb. Rename requests pop up continuously: http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-January/029679.html
Bam, snow! 😊 ⛄