Recent twts from vain
@z3bra Oh, alright, sorry, misunderstood you. :)
@prologic It’s fiddly indeed. But there’s nothing regex can’t do, right? Right?
So … our stores are running out of toilet paper. Again. I don’t know what to say.
@z3bra Yeah. It’s probably not intentional, though. HTTP is the only thing that exists in most people’s mind. Not sure anyone’s to blame. :) We can only try to improve it. (My client doesn’t support gemini either, because curl doesn’t support it …)
@prologic Yeah, I can see the new user agent now. Very nice. Again, thanks a lot! 👍️
A gold mine when writing shell scripts: https://github.com/dylanaraps/pure-sh-bible
@z3bra One advantage of using HTTP for twtxt is easy discovery of other people: You can see who follows you be evaluating their user agent. How could we translate that to Gopher? Add a search parameter?
So, my little twtxt client now writes to a Maildir that I can browse using mutt. Much better. Also: It tries to detect twt.social threads. https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/e907a68cac/tmpuAi4HE.png
Huh, gdb now has colors. That’s nice.
Solitaire is a really inefficient and buggy sorting algorithm.
@prologic (#wo72vra) Yeah, agreed. Plus, once it has reached a certain size, a directory is pointless anyway: You can use it to find people you already know, but not new ones, ’cause there are just way too many options.
@prologic I do follow you, but not from within twtxt.net, just my client on my workstation. The “vain” account on twtxt.net was just me getting to know the platform. :)
PSA: If you use OpenBSD httpd, use “log style combined”. The manpage doesn’t mention it, but it will log User Agents, so you can see other twtxt users following you. 🎉️
Will now read some of OpenBSD httpd’s code to see if there isn’t a way to log User Agents after all.
Well, here’s a thing: I find out about most new twtxt users, because @prologic sends them a welcome message. 🤔️ A directory of twtxt users in human form.
@prologic (#ieeqhxq) It runs natively on an old machine from the 90ies and was installed ~15 years ago from original floppys I got back then. So it’s the real deal. The box usually runs OpenBSD these days: https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/postings/2020-06-21/0/POSTING-en.html
A little love for Windows 3.11 👴️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/33eeb6afae
Dawn of another beautifully clouded, cold, rainy day here in Germany 🌧️ https://dump.uninformativ.de/v/10780e5bfc/dawn.jpg
Now. Out of coffee. Have to go out, slash through the herds, and get some new. 🧟️😷️ #TheWalkingCovids
Poor guy – or funny guy, I’m not sure: https://scsh.net/docu/html/man.html (via opfez on irc)
PSA: Nice view of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars these days. (I need better gear for photos.)
OpenBSD httpd can’t log user agents, which makes one of the “discover” features of twtxt a bit difficult. Meh. (Or can it?)
TIL: ^Wgf over a HTTP URL in Vim fetches that URL and shows the content in a new tab. Neat.
Blog post about twtxt, my current view on it: https://www.uninformativ.de/blog/postings/2020-10-13/0/POSTING-en.html
Alright, I like this twtxt thingy. I think it’ll stay.