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2018-07-14

2018-07-13

  • 21:33 UTC (new) (history) 2018-07-13 Killing Gopher From Russia . . . . Alex Schroeder My gopher server crashed... Remember Killing Gopher Servers From Russia, part 1, from April 2018? Well, It's July and they're at it again. `` $ bin/time-grouping-gopher < farm/gopher-server.log.1 Hour Connections [%] Selectors [%] 2018-07-12 06 22 1% 22 1%… [en]
  • 18:42 UTC (new) (history) Comments on RPG . . . . ROK I like your scripts they can be very handy. Since you are old school you might also like to check: https://www.rulerofkings.com

2018-07-09

2018-07-06

  • 20:41 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-07-05 Preventing Dog Piling . . . . Alex Schroeder A good thread on Mastodon by @freakazoid@retro.social, @ajroach42@retro.social and @ishara@social.isharacomix.org starts here: Sean argues for organic growth, like I do in my doomed proposal. Andrew says we need to keep the possibility of meeting strangers alive. Barry adds that hashtags… [en]
  • 20:23 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2018-06-16 Article 13 . . . . Alex Schroeder In light of the vote on the mandate on the copyright file taking place tomorrow morning on 5 June, the four European associations representing press publishers across Europe, EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European Newspaper Publishers’ Association), EPC (European Publishers… [en]

2018-07-05

  • 22:52 UTC (new) (history) 2018-07-05 Preventing Dog Piling . . . . Alex Schroeder I think we could write a list of design patterns to make harassment and dog piling on the Internet much harder and most people growing up on today’s Internet would be shocked and say that this is not what they wanted. We’ve been raised to expect the kind of features that make the negative… [en]

2018-07-03

  • 20:20 UTC (new) (history) 2018-07-03 Rotating Text Mapper Maps . . . . Alex Schroeder A user sent me a little NodeJS script to rotate a map in order to get "stacked columns". - example Text Mapper output - same map, rotated - rotate.js I wonder whether I should add a different hex stacking option to *Text Mapper*. Tags: [[tag:RPG]] [[tag:Maps]] [[tag:Text Mapper]]
  • 07:07 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-06-29 No Take Back . . . . Alex Schroeder In court, we will find some people who have embedding a crime in the blockchain, merkletree, or whatever it is. Then what? Eventually the crime will make it worth it for law enforcement to confiscate your equipment and impose daily fines until you’re done for. Until then, it’s legal uncertainty for… [en]

2018-07-02

2018-06-29

  • 20:25 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-29 No Take Back . . . . Alex Schroeder I’ve been hearing about Secure Scuttlebutt (ssb for short). It’s not immediately obvious but one thing is key, i think. The ssb documentation doesn’t mince words: “Secure Scuttlebutt is a database protocol for unforgeable append-only message feeds.” I kept wondering: what about expiring and… [en]
  • 16:50 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-29 A Project For One . . . . Alex Schroeder In a different context and elsewhere, @linkskywalker@soc.ialis.me gave some advice on things to do for a community. Here’s what he said, slightly edited such that it applies to *any* community, not just the specific community he was talking about: Alright, you asked for my advice and thoughts, so… [en]

2018-06-28

  • 14:56 UTC (diff) (history) 2018-06-24 Capitalism . . . . Alex Schroeder Extending this into a long post about Marx [de, en]
  • 12:20 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-28 Hamburg . . . . Alex We went to Hamburg for a four day trip and I finally got around to picking a few pictures. * https://alexschroeder.ch/gallery/2018-hamburg/ Tags: [[tag:Germany]] [[tag:Pictures]]
  • 11:49 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-28 Murten . . . . Alex We went to Murten for a three day trip and I finally got around to picking a few pictures. * https://alexschroeder.ch/gallery/2018-murten/ Tags: [[tag:Switzerland]] [[tag:Pictures]]
  • 11:46 UTC (new) (history) Sitelen Mute . . . . Alex *Sitelen Mute* is my fork of . It's a static image gallery generator. It's what I use to generate our galleries. <journal search tag:sitelen_mute>
  • 11:45 UTC (new) (history) Comments on 2018-06-28 Murten . . . . Alex As always, some notes to myself. This time I created the album on the Mac. Sitelen Mute still seems to work! perlbrew exec --with perl-5.22.0-thread-multi ~/src/sitelen-mute/sitelen-mute -f --title "Murten 2018" --description "Wir haben ein langes Wochenende in Murten verbracht." --url…
  • 06:12 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-28 Linux to Libratone Loop Speaker . . . . Alex Schroeder A long time ago I bought two nice, round Loop speakers by Libratone. I don't htink they make them any more. Too bad! These speakers offer Audio In, AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA access. So how do I get them to work? 1. in a terminal window, run pulseaudio-dlna 2. open the *PulseAudio Volume Control*… [en]

2018-06-26

  • 19:03 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-26 A New Web . . . . Alex Schroeder I was talking to a friend who was thinking about the internet we want to have, decentralized, less silos, a bit like the nineties where it was possible to have static pages, host email, write your own CGI scripts, and it was all step by step easy and possible if that was what you wanted. And we got… [en]

2018-06-25

  • 11:17 UTC (diff) (history) Comments on 2012-02-28 I don't like Bennies . . . . Alex Schroeder I was recently commenting on Complications in Black Wolf and talking to @hardcorenarrativist@tabletop.social. The first thing I noticed was that you get points for complications that I imagine will be complications at the table, not just in the story. If your character has a phobia, will they join… [de, en]
  • 08:50 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-25 How to Talk to Them . . . . Alex Schroeder I was talking to @ekansa@octodon.social on Mastodon. How do we deal with family members that are so far away from us on the political spectrum that just hearing them talk already insults our intelligence? I think we are faced with a choice: either we agree to still meet and not talk about… [en]

2018-06-24

  • 06:14 UTC (new) (history) 2018-06-24 Blogging . . . . Alex Schroeder I think there is a need for a place where people can post a long article without having a blog of their own. In as far as *Medium* was able to provide that, I liked it. But everything else on top of that was unnecessary. This BoingBoing post lists a few alternatives I like. I like txt.fyi in…

2018-06-21

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