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Czech IT student, C# programmer and pixelart artist. Site and other socials at: https://flist.glitch.me

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In-reply-to > @fastidious Sad to see you got hit as well, but value can't only ever go up, as most of the scammers in the crypto space and Internets "financial gurus" want people to believe.

@fastidious It went up this high only a month or so ago, so who knows what the future holds. These are also above average rates, that I was able to get, by moving my money to a new bank, willing to pay more. There is also a rule that if the money you have there exceeds some limit (around 32 500 dollars in this bank, less than half in the average bank), the money above the limit will not have interests this good.


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In-reply-to > @fastidious Sad to see you got hit as well, but value can't only ever go up, as most of the scammers in the crypto space and Internets "financial gurus" want people to believe.

@fastidious Inflation hit my country as much as all the rest, but at least the bank where I’m putting my money now has some interests. While it’s not enough to cover the inflation, it is currently from 2.8 to 3.6 % a month, which is not too bad, considering it was not even 1% when COVID first hit.


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In-reply-to > So, @prologic, having a slash on the nick breaks mentions. Is there a consensus on which characters are allowed on nicks, or just about anything goes? Evidently I am not going to be exchanging that many twts (if anything at all) with someone with a slash on their nick, but it would be nice to either set some "standard", or fix mentions (again?!) to accommodate.

@fastidious If it’s interpreted as some dog related pun, than I’m fine with it. That’s what I usually do myself, just with changeable display names. 😄

Funny enough the canine used as my mascot has no canonical name, but thanks to an old file naming convention I was using, that made “Jim” a part of a lot of those image names, some started calling him Jim, so that name is the closest to canon. 🙃


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In-reply-to > @prologic Yeah, I get that. If it's impractical, it's not a problem. I just hate when people see my nickname as one word, so being able to change it to either "the canine" or "TheCanine" would be cool and I think there are more people, who would also want the chance to capitalize some letters in their nicknames, so if we get capital letters working, there'll be less need for spaces. 🤔

@prologic No, if you add display names, that one can freely change as they please, I’ll do so often and push the limit with any and all kinds of unicode I’ll manage to shove in there, like I used to do on other socials. 😂


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In-reply-to > So, @prologic, having a slash on the nick breaks mentions. Is there a consensus on which characters are allowed on nicks, or just about anything goes? Evidently I am not going to be exchanging that many twts (if anything at all) with someone with a slash on their nick, but it would be nice to either set some "standard", or fix mentions (again?!) to accommodate.

@prologic Yeah, I get that. If it’s impractical, it’s not a problem. I just hate when people see my nickname as one word, so being able to change it to either “the canine” or “TheCanine” would be cool and I think there are more people, who would also want the chance to capitalize some letters in their nicknames, so if we get capital letters working, there’ll be less need for spaces. 🤔


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In-reply-to > So, @prologic, having a slash on the nick breaks mentions. Is there a consensus on which characters are allowed on nicks, or just about anything goes? Evidently I am not going to be exchanging that many twts (if anything at all) with someone with a slash on their nick, but it would be nice to either set some "standard", or fix mentions (again?!) to accommodate.

@prologic I must have miss-clicked, sorry about that. As for the topic of nicknames, I definitely think spaces should be allowed (outside of the beginning and end) and numbers should probably be allowed too, if they aren’t already. 🤔


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In-reply-to > So, @prologic, having a slash on the nick breaks mentions. Is there a consensus on which characters are allowed on nicks, or just about anything goes? Evidently I am not going to be exchanging that many twts (if anything at all) with someone with a slash on their nick, but it would be nice to either set some "standard", or fix mentions (again?!) to accommodate.

@fastidious Sad to see you got hit as well, but value can’t only ever go up, as most of the scammers in the crypto space and Internets “financial gurus” want people to believe.


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In-reply-to > @thecanine You may be interested in this Pull Request 😅

@fastidious “They can be distracting, and even cause issues to other users, which might be sensitive to flashes, constant movements, etc.” can be said about any other gifs, even the ones on the timeline, but the other points seem valid, as making them ceoss-pod would lead to problems and having them work only locally is somewhat confusing. 🤔


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In-reply-to > When I was joking about profile pictures devolving into even worse shapes in Web 3.0, I was not serious, but sadly not wrong either. Now for the low price of 3 dollars/month and your dignity, you can have your Twitter NFT profile picture be verified, by being put into a hexagon. https://twitter.com/TwitterBlue

@eaplmx I’m not saying those features are bad or value-less, I’m just saying that Nitro started as an “optional donation” to help keep Discord afloat, but once they’ve seen the money comming in, they got greedy and and started putting features that were never before considered “premium” on other sites behind this paywall and literally calling it an “upsell” in the inside docs. 😄


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In-reply-to > When I was joking about profile pictures devolving into even worse shapes in Web 3.0, I was not serious, but sadly not wrong either. Now for the low price of 3 dollars/month and your dignity, you can have your Twitter NFT profile picture be verified, by being put into a hexagon. https://twitter.com/TwitterBlue

@eaplmx I have a lot more disposable income than this, but mostly because I don’t dispose of it, paying for bullshit subscription services like this one or Discord Nitro, that only exist to put features other sites offer for free, behind a paywall. 😏


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In-reply-to > Had to deal with lots of Microsoft stuff today at work. Am now questioning my life choices. Maybe I should start living in a buddhist monastery or something. 🤔

@eaplmx Not sure. If your machine is more Intel based* and you like the design, I’d go for it, otherwise I’d probably wait a bit longer.

*There were some AMD processors that Windows 11 had trouble running with, making it a lot slower than Windows 10 on those machines, but maybe that’s already fixed.


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In-reply-to > Had to deal with lots of Microsoft stuff today at work. Am now questioning my life choices. Maybe I should start living in a buddhist monastery or something. 🤔

@markwylde Windows 11 is somewhat better (cleaner) than the mess Windows 10 ended up being, 10 was still a big improvement over the ugly an unusable Windows 8, so maybe things are finally somewhat improving for Windows.

I’m obviously hoping the future will be filled with more desktop Linux and other alternative operating systems, but I’ll take Windows over Mac OS any day and I don’t feel like I’m ready to switch to Linux on my main machine either, as a lot of the things I have to use for university are not available for operating systems other than Windows.


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In-reply-to > Good to know Microsoft Teams can just break your microphone when using a different browser. You will hear everyone else, but they won’t hear you. Now it happened during a university exam and almost fucked me over.

@lyse Being kicked during calls isn’t exclusive to Linux, or at least not for us, as our smart and lovely management though it’d be great to set 2FA authentications to happen as often as possible, to the point when they often happen during calls. Eventually we had to give up and either give management remote access to our personal devices we connect with (only way to extend the interval) or do the 2FA bullshit again before every call, to make sure it doesn’t happen during it.

If you wish to connect from an incognito browser, you still get an extra 2FA verification every time, just to be sure that you don’t have it too easy.

In my opinion the lack of theming is also something maintained to please the management, as for some reason they’re always against any kind of personalization of anything, to the point where you’re not even allowed to have a profile picture in anything Microsoft related and if you try to set one, you’ll get an error message telling you to ask management for approval, which they don’t give. Thought I’ve seen a few people who somehow got one, so I guess if you take a high ranking manager to the showers where the camera doesn’t shine and the soap be kinda slippery, it can still be “negotiated”.


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In-reply-to > EU Wants To Build Its Own DNS Infrastructure With Built-in Filtering Capabilities The European Union is interested in building its own recursive DNS service that will be made available to EU institutions and the general public for free. From a report: The proposed service, named DNS4EU, is currently in a project planning phase, and the EU is looking for partners to help build a sprawling infras ... ⌘ Read more

@movq It is complete authoritarian bullshit, but I don’t know how many people would it even effect/how many devices would even use such a bad DNS server by default. 🤔


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In-reply-to > @eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

@prologic I was being a bit too vague. The popup box doesn’t have them moving only when “Use Original Media” is on, which makes them move on the page, but not in the pup-up.

I was testing all this on the Twt that I just posted, that has three identical gifs of bouncing canines included in it.


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In-reply-to > @eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

In “Lightbox” and “Gallery” they also do not move in the box that pops-up, when they are clicked.


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In-reply-to > @eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

@fastidious They work “Inline” for me, but “Lightbox” and “Gallery” show them in the exact same way and they don’t move in the app or when “Use Original Media” is turned off.


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In-reply-to > @ullarah I always go out of my way to opt-out of any data collecting thing they try to push and use a WinOptimizer (from Ashampoo) designed to block and sabotage as much telemetry as possible, in hopes that it at least gives me some level of anonymity. But I know the average user doesn’t even read those things and just clicks "Next" until Windows setup finishes with the default options - to track everything.

When it comes to Windows, I never pay extra for it, as it already comes installed on the devices, that I get for my stuff and keeping Windows on there usually makes doing said stuff easier.


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In-reply-to > @ullarah I always go out of my way to opt-out of any data collecting thing they try to push and use a WinOptimizer (from Ashampoo) designed to block and sabotage as much telemetry as possible, in hopes that it at least gives me some level of anonymity. But I know the average user doesn’t even read those things and just clicks "Next" until Windows setup finishes with the default options - to track everything.

@ullarah I try, but despite the friends and family finding it somewhat interesting, or sometimes even bringing these topics up themselves, they still usually download Chrome onto their new device or do the thing I was trying to warn them against, right after or while I’m still telling them why it is bad, so I can’t help but feel like “my words are falling on deaf ears”.


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In-reply-to > @ullarah I always go out of my way to opt-out of any data collecting thing they try to push and use a WinOptimizer (from Ashampoo) designed to block and sabotage as much telemetry as possible, in hopes that it at least gives me some level of anonymity. But I know the average user doesn’t even read those things and just clicks "Next" until Windows setup finishes with the default options - to track everything.

@ullarah Because we already live in the dystopian future, where most people don’t seem to care about privacy and let the big companies harvest and sell their data, without any kind of real backlash.


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In-reply-to > @eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

@prologic The problem is that “nearest neighbor” resizing is the best option for pixelart, but using it to upsize other art or even photos will make them more blocky.

If you only ever downsize both of these methods should produce good results.


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In-reply-to > Good to know Microsoft Teams can just break your microphone when using a different browser. You will hear everyone else, but they won’t hear you. Now it happened during a university exam and almost fucked me over.

@prologic Yeah, the popups were also lovely, especially the fact most of them were just completely pointless, like giving you annoying chat popups for every single message, if you dared to not have the chatbox open.

I also loved that version where too many chat popups could actually obstruct the chat, to the point when you couldn’t even respond or see some messages in there, cause half of the chat was behind chat popups that appeared before you opened the chatbox - peek user experience. 👌


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In-reply-to > @eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

@prologic Downscaling is not as much of a problem as upscaling, as some sites do that using weird methods and especially in case of pixel art, using anything other tnan “nearest neighbor” for resizing can be really damaging to the quality, to the point where some artists advocate that sites should offer their users a choice between multiple methods of resizing for their art, if the website ever plans to resize it.


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Good to know Microsoft Teams can just break your microphone when using a different browser. You will hear everyone else, but they won’t hear you. Now it happened during a university exam and almost fucked me over.

I still passed, but just barely. I don’t care about grades anymore, but since it was design-related, it still hurts my ego and ruins my day.


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In-reply-to > @eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

@prologic Don’t know how they work exactly, but I don’t think I’ve seen any profile pictures appear blurry or stretched.


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In-reply-to > Did you know I really enjoy Yarning (?) on twtxt.net? Now you do... #stupidVice

@eaplmx Naming conventions be damned, but if a pixel is discolored (even ever so slightly, to the point where no one would ever notice) or misplaced, I will not sleep, until things in this world are right again!

Not to mention some sites image resizing capabilities, that blur or stretch a part of the image and make me violently angry, so I’m glad Yarn is not one of them, unlike Twitter or Facebook/everything made by “Meta”.


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In-reply-to > Making friends and influencing people 😳

@ullarah I always go out of my way to opt-out of any data collecting thing they try to push and use a WinOptimizer (from Ashampoo) designed to block and sabotage as much telemetry as possible, in hopes that it at least gives me some level of anonymity. But I know the average user doesn’t even read those things and just clicks “Next” until Windows setup finishes with the default options - to track everything.


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In-reply-to > Making friends and influencing people 😳

@fastidious What businesses use is usually the worst option, as proven by the Microsoft example. Teams are being shoved down all of our throats and despite the fact I hate Apple, I have to admit that I don’t think anyone but Microsoft would be able of making something, that fail at being an app this hard - to the point where I’d consider it malware, or at the very least bloatware, that I couldn’t bring myself to keep installed on my machine and now refuse to use outside a somewhat isolated browser, running incognito mode.


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In-reply-to > Some Roku Smart TVs Are Now Showing Banner Ads Over Live TV Some Roku smart TV owners are seeing banner ads appear over live content, according to a thread on the r/cordcutters subreddit. Ars Technica reports: [A photo posted by the Reddit user] shows a Sharp TV running Roku software and displaying an ad for a bed over a live sports broadcast, plus a prompt to 'press OK to get offer.' These ads don't seem ... ⌘ Read more

I’m obviously just joking, but I could honestly do without ads in my file manager and other such Android “system apps” the manufacturers put on your phone and don’t allow you to uninstall.


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In-reply-to > Some Roku Smart TVs Are Now Showing Banner Ads Over Live TV Some Roku smart TV owners are seeing banner ads appear over live content, according to a thread on the r/cordcutters subreddit. Ars Technica reports: [A photo posted by the Reddit user] shows a Sharp TV running Roku software and displaying an ad for a bed over a live sports broadcast, plus a prompt to 'press OK to get offer.' These ads don't seem ... ⌘ Read more

You’ll live in the pod!, You’ll eat the bugs!, You’ll work in the wage cage!, You’ll own nothing, but still pay for everything!, You’ll be advertised to in all the products you don’t own, but still paid for!, You’ll consooooom the anti-suicide pills… AND YOU’LL BE HAPPY!


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In-reply-to > The thing that always gets me though is the "excuse" and the "few spoil it for the many". I don't actually agree with you that many many many many many would give the thing they themselves worked hard to save up money for to purchase away to any random tom dick and/or harry. Why would I?

What I’m saying is just that the only way to protect any book, is by never putting it online at all and making it some size, that makes it hard to scan. If you ever make an e-book out of it, DRM or not, it will be circulating online in no time, making the DRM pretty much pointless.


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In-reply-to > Well this is the response I got from the author of the book "Scaling Up" by

To be honest, DRM on books is just stupidly ineffective, which I can prove, even by pointing out that this very book can already be downloaded in PDF from quite a lot do “book archival sites”.

I’m not going to just throw the PDF up here, as I don’t think the author deserves that, but if you want a DRM free copy, you can throw him the $15 somehow and either read it in browser at booksvooks.com or download the PDF from z-lib.org.


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In-reply-to > People at Google attempting to animate dog movement: https://arvr.google.com/scene-viewer?file=https://storage.googleapis.com/ar-answers-in-search-models/static/dogs/Shibainu/Shibainu.glb&title=%C5%A0iba+inu&referrer=google.com:ANIMALSDOG:kpcarousel&sound=https://storage.googleapis.com/ar-answers-in-search-models/static/dogs/Shibainu/Shibainu.ogg

@prologic I guess Android might be getting a little shiba-phopic lately. First they replaced the shiba emojis with some generic mut, that just blends in with the background in Android 11 and now you can’t even load up the shiba model from Google without it twitching like this. 😒

*It’s not just my device either, the model from that link seems to work fine on all kinds of devices, but friends who also tried loading it on Android also had it glitch like this and work on their computer OS.


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In-reply-to > People at Google attempting to animate dog movement: https://arvr.google.com/scene-viewer?file=https://storage.googleapis.com/ar-answers-in-search-models/static/dogs/Shibainu/Shibainu.glb&title=%C5%A0iba+inu&referrer=google.com:ANIMALSDOG:kpcarousel&sound=https://storage.googleapis.com/ar-answers-in-search-models/static/dogs/Shibainu/Shibainu.ogg

@lyse @prologic I posted this as a meme, as it shows completely broken on my phone, but it somehow seems to work for everyone else. 😄


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In-reply-to > @fastidious I have somewhat of a problem with it BECAUSE it is a paper or a stupid and broken phone app - both of those things are unreliable. A paper gets wet and turns into mush and an app stops working when you need it the most or once you run out of the battery.

@fastidious I get that, but here the government already stores all those certificates in a separate database, so they have all that info already, just prefer us carrying another damn thing around.

In Sweden some company suggested a microchip implant to solve this problem, which was the point where I lost it, as we are now coming up with the stupidest of solutions, to the simplest of problems.

If the database is also a problem for people, just make ID cards with chips in them and store it on there - locally.


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In-reply-to > Boston, I'm breaking up with you. #covid19 https://peguero.xyz/blog/bostonimbreakingupwith_you.html

@fastidious I have somewhat of a problem with it BECAUSE it is a paper or a stupid and broken phone app - both of those things are unreliable. A paper gets wet and turns into mush and an app stops working when you need it the most or once you run out of the battery.

We live in the 21th century, so don’t tell me we don’t have the technology to link the certificate to the ID card, or another thing we already carry and give the people checking them some device that can check that.


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In-reply-to > @lyse I usually do my art one pixel at a time and a filling tool, but here I cheated a little, by making a 25x50 canvas with the white text and putting six of them next to each other and only than coloring some of the litters in, to add the big CAW "on top". 🙃

@prologic Not this one. It’s pretty nice for a web app, but it lacks the option to show a grid or use custom colors, so it’d be hard to use for the stuff I do, but since it is on GitHub, someone could add those options eventually.

Speaking of things on GitHub, there is this great pixel placing game there at https://github.com/chetbox/place where everyone who visits the site it’s running on can place pixels and thus they can all create art together, or fight for control of the limited canvas, depending on the community. Since you are into hosting all kinds of things, maybe you could host a canvas for Yarn, to see what this community can do with one. 🙃


#bolfazq
In-reply-to > Just finished making a new banner, though sadly most sites (including this one) don't really support profile banners anymore, so I'm at least submitting it as a picture.

@fastidious I still live in an apartment with the rest of my family, so I don’t have any dogs. I wouldn’t want to make dogs live somewhere, where they don’t have enough space to be happy either way.

Even if I ever find a place that’ll be more suitable for dogs to exist at, I don’t think I’d ever get more than two of them, so you don’t have to be concerned about me ending up as an insane person, becoming one with some wild pack of dogs. 😄


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In-reply-to > Just finished making a new banner, though sadly most sites (including this one) don't really support profile banners anymore, so I'm at least submitting it as a picture.

@lyse I usually do my art one pixel at a time and a filling tool, but here I cheated a little, by making a 25x50 canvas with the white text and putting six of them next to each other and only than coloring some of the litters in, to add the big CAW “on top”. 🙃

Tools are Pixel Station (Android only) for drawing and the web app at imgonline.com.ua/eng for edits.


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