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Reply to #qszuiea
@lyse Wonderful! Great dandelion shots. 😃

That sheep reminded me to read up on how sheep eyes work, having elongated pupils and all. They have multi-focal lenses – what?! Fascinating!
1 day ago
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Reply to #f57rmoq
@lyse Yeah, I was too lazy to introduce a new widget for that (and the current directory), so I just (ab)used the titlebar. %)
1 day ago
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Reply to #f57rmoq
PMdusage is nearing completion. The table items are clickable now.

https://movq.de/v/4944b10f3d/pmdusage2.mp4
1 day ago
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Reply to #jmbfhca
@aelaraji Ah, you’re welcome. 😅

(I’d still prefer it if there were some more alternative clients. There aren’t a lot to chose from at the moment. 🫤)
1 day ago
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Reply to #3j7ucpa
@aelaraji Yep, it works. Looks like this in my client: https://movq.de/v/6c1adeba0c/s.png
1 day ago
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Reply to #3j7ucpa
@bender I saw him following me, so there’s a slight chance. You are absolutely right, though.
2 days ago
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Reply to #3j7ucpa
@aelaraji Hello and welcome. 👋

Replies are not part of the original twtxt spec but extensions of Yarn.social. You can read up on those extensions over here: https://dev.twtxt.net/
2 days ago
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On my way to install PC DOS 7 in QEMU … which isn’t particularly a no-brainer because of IBM’s XDF floppy disks. I’ll get there eventually.




https://movq.de/v/7317bbadc9/
3 days ago
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Reply to #o2wztra
@bender It’s still there. 🤔 Maybe @prologic’s cache exploded. 💥
3 days ago
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Reply to #cjlg4da
@bender Oof, okay. Guess I got lucky then. Never had to use any of those features. 😅
3 days ago
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Reply to #cjlg4da
@johanbove Is there any reason to use this program? I can’t remember when I last had it installed, must have been early 2000’s.
3 days ago
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Reply to #hsozbnq
@lyse Hold on to something, don’t let it blow you away! 😅 🌪️
4 days ago
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Pretty fucken wimdy outside. I wonder if my windows are going to burst some day.
4 days ago
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Reply to #lkr7vhq
@mckinley Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, why have I never experimented with this kind of workflow? 🤔 Probably useful for lots of things.
4 days ago
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Reply to #uim2v6a
@lyse It’s probably better for them if they’re shy. 😅 But yeah, if they’re used to humans, they won’t run away so easily. At least the ducks won’t – the rails/moorhens do. 🤔

Ahh, I remember those Asperg shots. 😅👍

That whole area with the tunnels and basins is *probably* some sort of “retention basin” (Regenrückhaltebecken), with several levels to reduce the flow. There’s almost never a lot of water in there, though. Not sure if this structure just isn’t used anymore or if it’s too dry. There’s also this “pole”, it’s a bit hard to see, though:

https://movq.de/v/dd71ae14a5/a.jpg

Looks like they’re trying to measure the water height (Pegelstand)? The pole is super high and I doubt that any rainfall will ever reach the top of it. 🤔
5 days ago
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Reply to #svmumna
@lyse I truly wonder how those shops can survive. 🤔 Even if they offer some more services like copy or printing – how many people do that? 🤔
5 days ago
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Reply to #f57rmoq
There you go, multithreading. 🥳

I tested this in QEMU, which luckily supports throttling disk I/O, so I can make sure that scanning the disk actually takes a while.

https://movq.de/v/f714cfebff/pmdusage.mp4

(Still boggles my mind a bit. When OS/2 2.x came out, DOS was still the norm for us and I didn’t even know what multithreading was. I really didn’t appreciate this operating system enough back then – only now.)
5 days ago
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Reply to #sa4jlsq
@prologic 0.15 to 0.20 USD sounds about right, compared to small VPS’s like those: https://www.netcup.eu/vserver/vps.php

It’s an interesting offer/concept, btw. Lots of minimal software doesn’t require lots of “oomph” and I’d be fine if my VPS was smaller. 🤔
5 days ago
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Reply to #uim2v6a
@lyse The ducks aren’t too scared of humans. Great story from the first days of Covid in 2020: There were so few humans out and about that the wildlife began to reclaim its place. Those ducks in particular waddled around near the shops – and one of them even went *into* the super market. 😃 Never seen that before or since.

That path leads to a highway, yeah. Or rather under a highway. 😅 The photo with the graffiti shows a short tunnel, the highway is on top of it. It’s usually annoyingly loud, so I don’t go there often.

Found some more older photos of the general area of the last shot: https://movq.de/v/885fb9c57b/
5 days ago
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Reply to #svmumna
@lyse I’m surprised as well. It’s one of those big, clunky laser printers:

https://movq.de/v/8a3495c3c2/

But it’s not “industrial grade”, it was a normal consumer printer and cost about 370€. I changed the black toner once and nothing else. Admittedly, the color toners are “worn out” and don’t give great results anymore, but I can’t be bothered as I hardly print anything in color these days. It might be worth buying replacements *now*, though, before they go out of production. 🤔 It’s already impossible to buy original ones, but there are still 3rd party toners. (Wtf? Was this a super popular model?! 😂)
5 days ago
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Reply to #6wse6fa
@prologic Oh, I see. God, how annoying – the place where you live abolished DST but the place where you work didn’t. 😂
5 days ago
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Reply to #lkr7vhq
@mckinley Ahh, right, nethogs, iftop, stuff like that. I forgot about those. 🥴 If I’m quick enough to open them, they’re pretty useful as well. (I’m just too slow most of the time and the thing hogging the net is already gone. 😅)
5 days ago
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Low-quality smartphone shots from today’s walk:

https://movq.de/v/0f42ac9be0/

Most importantly: Ducklings! 😍 I’ll have to take my good cam next time.


6 days ago
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My printer will turn 18 years in a couple of months and will thus be allowed to drive a car.
6 days ago
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Reply to #pq5pgvq
@lyse Yeah, okay, it’s not as steep as stairs, but still quite the climb. 😅

Now I wish there was Google Street View of that area. 😅 I’d love to go around and explore that area a bit. Oh well.
6 days ago
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Reply to #6wse6fa
@prologic Wait, don’t you live somewhere in Queensland? Wikipedia says there is no DST in Queensland (anymore). 🤔

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_in_Australia

Funny how not all states in Australia observe DST. Why can’t we do the same in Europe, ffs. 🥴
6 days ago
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The switch to daylight saving time has really screwed me up this year. I’ve been tired for two weeks now. 😩
6 days ago
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Reply to #lkr7vhq
@prologic Ohh, nice. I’ve ignored eBPF for too long, so I guess it’s time to take a look. This tool is already very helpful: https://github.com/iovisor/bcc/blob/master/tools/tcpconnect.py
6 days ago
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QOTD: Hello Linux users, what do you use to monitor your network traffic?

As you can see in most of my screenshots, I have a widget at the top of my screen that shows the current bandwidth usage:

https://movq.de/v/303e1b1cad/a.jpg

But what does that tell me? What do I do when I see a sudden spike and I don’t know where it’s coming from? 🤔 I don’t have an answer for that. I’d like to have something like a summarized log of the recent network activity of all processes.

Something like `tcpdump` doesn’t help here, because the traffic is often already finished when I notice it.
6 days ago
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Reply to #f57rmoq
@lyse The magic of dynamic linking (and C). 😅 It has pros and cons, smaller binary size surely is one of the advantages. Go’s huge binary sizes is something that I’ve never gotten used to. 🫤 (Rust *can* be a little better at it, but they’re still very large as well.)
6 days ago
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Reply to #uqcrhnq
@lyse War helicopters? Oof. 😳 Do you have an airbase nearby?

I only realized this now: Although I’m living quite high up in a tower building, your mountain/hill is probably higher, judging by the view that you get. That gives me a whole new appreciation for your hikes, taking the stairs to my appartment can be quite exhausting. 😅
6 days ago
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Reply to #f57rmoq
And, of course, at some point the directory items should be clickable, so you can navigate the tree as usual. That’s much less interesting than delving into threading, though. 😅
1 week ago
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After a bug in the Open Watcom OS/2 resource compiler has been fixed (imagine that – they still fix bugs related to OS/2! 🤯💚), I was able to make some more progress with the OS/2 GUI version of my little disk usage tool. It now has a menu bar and a dialog to open another directory:

https://movq.de/v/2ea508ef9a/MVI_7479.MOV.mp4

The video includes the ZMODEM transfer process of the 50 kB `.EXE` file from my laptop. It’s a bit lengthy, but I kept it in for nostalgia. 😅

Next up is probably multithreading: Do the disk scanning in a background thread so the UI doesn’t freeze. (This is running on a Compact Flash card, a real hard disk would be much slower.)
1 week ago
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Reply to #42f2w6q
@lyse You could be a lazy ass like me and stay at home. 😂 Just kidding, of course. If it’s fun and enjoyable, go for it. 👌

Wow, they already figured it out in 1901. 🤯 I don’t *remember* having seen this in the last few decades. Goes to show how little we cared about the planet in the past. 🙄
1 week ago
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Reply to #pgadjga
Proof! Irrefutable proof! 😂



(This is silly without copy-and-paste. 🥴)
1 week ago
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Reply to #pgadjga
@lyse But you saw this
one, didn't you?
1 week ago
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“Dexter” is back on Netflix in Germany. Yay!
1 week ago
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Wrote a little wrapper script that lets me use T in DOSBox as a generic editor. Works with twtxt, too! 😆 Only downside is that I can’t use X11’s copy-and-paste. 🤣


1 week ago
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Reply to #p4a2kjq
Just to give them the 🖕, here’s the band Skepticism with “The March and the Stream”, which the reviewer titled as “the loosest, slowest playing I’ve ever heard”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPbn8vSE01Q
1 week ago
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Reply to #gf6vhqa
@lyse Oh dear, going on a hike in that heat sounds a bit like suicide to me. 😅

If I read this correctly (and that’s a *big* “if”), than the Sahara sand stuff isn’t new: https://www.dwd.de/EN/research/observing_atmosphere/composition_atmosphere/aerosol/cont_nav/saharan_dust_node.html
1 week ago
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Reply to #p4a2kjq
@maradociberlandiapt I saw several mentions of this in the news, both international news and German/Austrian news. But if it’s actually true, I don’t know. 🥴
1 week ago
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Fuuuuuck, it’s really warm already. 🥵 Do we have six seasons now? Winter, Spring, Summer 1, Inferno, Summer 2, Autumn?
1 week ago
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Every time I visit elderly family members, I have to cancel half a dozen subscriptions to online services. It’s not even spam – it’s common, legit services and shops that just use a ton of dark patterns to trick people into signing up. 😡
1 week ago
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A family member gave away some old USB sticks and memory cards that they no longer needed. They were “mildly devastated” when I told them and then proceeded to demonstrate that it’s often not that hard to recover data from such devices. “But I deleted all the files?!” Yes, but …

This can get ugly. And lots of people don’t know it.

It would be great if devices like digital cameras provided a function like “wipe storage completely”. Or, better, try harder at actually deleting files instead of doing things like just writing an `0xE5` on a FAT file system. Don’t shift the blame to the user.

I guess the situation is a bit better these days with Android encrypting everything by default and stuff like that … Hopefully.
1 week ago
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Reply to #jkkowoq
@lyse Hahaaaaaaa, wonderful video! The sound of ice crackling under your feet is great, I love that. I always pay special attention to that when I walk in snow/ice. 😊 And towards the end of the video, I couldn’t help but notice how quiet your area is. Where I live, you can always hear a highway or a bigger road in the distance. Or planes, of course. 😵

I woke up to 20°C outside at 5:30 am. Gonna be a tough day.
1 week ago
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Reply to #c7cccca
@lyse Oh dear, that guy sure trusts his little tractor. 😳 Looks a bit scary, not gonna lie. 😅

We had 28°C today. Jesus fucking christ. 🥵 They say it’s just a short temporary heat wave and I sure do hope they’re right.
1 week ago
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Reply to #hfrwxpq
@lyse Ha! So there *are* paths you haven’t explored yet! 😅

16.jpg looks quite a bit … surreal. If it weren’t for some of the surroundings, I would have thought that digger was a toy, not a real full-sized one. 🥴

I see people are already putting up easter decoration. No, wait, it’s already over. Time flies …
2 weeks ago
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Reply to #dabdvaq
@adi That is true. 👌
2 weeks ago
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Reply to #dabdvaq
@adi Standard OS/2 doesn’t have a `du`, although I’m pretty sure that someone has ported the `du` from BSD or GNU at some point. Either way, it hardly matters, because I don’t think anybody (but me) will ever use this program anyway. 😅
2 weeks ago
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Reply to #pui5qyq
@adi Ha, nice. Good old `inetd` …
2 weeks ago
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