fastidious @arrakis.netbros.com

I am so quiet it is, almost, as if I am not here.

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In-reply-to > Currently going through all my music collection after quite some time again. Oh man, what crap had accumulated there? Issuing rm commands…

😂😂😂 I know I might sound philosophical, but we own nothing. We borrow things for a, rather short, period of time.

I know many people prefer local, offline access to music and videos; and that some prefer to buy both on physical media. As the complete opposite, I rather use the clouds for that. If they are not available due to any reason, I go and smell the flowers 😊.


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In-reply-to > Thinner, maybe, I’m looking into that font compiling at some stage. The labels are the same size as the nav bar on desktop. Again, on mobile, I increased them a little bit otherwise they’re a bit on the small side.

@ullarah on this template, I would remove the “Recent twt from …”. I think it is redundant. For external profile nicks it will wrap and be too big too.


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In-reply-to > Currently going through all my music collection after quite some time again. Oh man, what crap had accumulated there? Issuing rm commands…

@lyse I used to have a few thousand of songs, some “acquired” on the nets, some carefully ripped from CDs. Not anymore. All the music I hear now comes from Apple Music. Anything I want, or like—and then some—is there.


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In-reply-to > German media says that the UK is running out of alcohol (https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/weltwirtschaft/alkoholengpass-grossbritannien-101.html). 🥴

@movq “The economy is tanking!” — people shrugs. “COVID cases are up!” — people shrugs. “Leaving EU was a huge mistake!” — people shrugs.

“We are running out of alcohol!” — Mayhem ensues. 😂😂😂


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In-reply-to > Chlorophilia #9 from May: After a friend showed me a new path in the woods the other day, I went back alone to inspect it more thoroughly and came across two newts in a deeper puddle. This is the best shot I have, but it's still quite a crap one. Never saw a newt again this year.

@lyse if you are lacking of newts, let me know. We have tons in Florida, and can send you some. 😂


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In-reply-to > @fastidious On the loss of quality on image processing / resizing... I think it might have something to do with the resampling that occurs during the resize operation. On the backend yarnd we use the gift library for most processing (mostly just Resize() and ResizetoFit()). PNG itself is a lossless image format with selectable compression levels depending on output size and decode speed, so I think the culprit is the resampling...

@prologic this is easy to test. I will pull one original, host it, and link it on a twt. Then we will compare it to the uploaded version. Granted, it will be a visual comparison only.


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In-reply-to > @fastidious On the loss of quality on image processing / resizing... I think it might have something to do with the resampling that occurs during the resize operation. On the backend yarnd we use the gift library for most processing (mostly just Resize() and ResizetoFit()). PNG itself is a lossless image format with selectable compression levels depending on output size and decode speed, so I think the culprit is the resampling...

@prologic so I checked. It seems we are already using the best resampling method. So… hmm, yeah. Other than resizing the images less—say, instead of 850px, resize to 1000px, if bigger than 1000px—I don’t see any other way to get better results.


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In-reply-to > @fastidious On the loss of quality on image processing / resizing... I think it might have something to do with the resampling that occurs during the resize operation. On the backend yarnd we use the gift library for most processing (mostly just Resize() and ResizetoFit()). PNG itself is a lossless image format with selectable compression levels depending on output size and decode speed, so I think the culprit is the resampling...

@prologic I will run a small research to see what’s would the best resampling be. I will be looking something of a compromise, whilst trying to achieve better quality.


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In-reply-to > The “Elixir of the gods” was never sweet honey, alcohol, nor water from the holy grail. It was, as it has always been: pure olive oil. With garlic, if gods felt daring.

@lyse looks yummy!

Try this one day. Fresh bread slices (like those there), toast them slightly. A thin layer of butter on both, then baby Swiss cheese and slices of your preferred ham, then add some blueberry preserves (not jam, but preserves with chunks of the fruit in it, light on added sugars, or none). Eat as a sandwich. 🤤


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In-reply-to > The “Elixir of the gods” was never sweet honey, alcohol, nor water from the holy grail. It was, as it has always been: pure olive oil. With garlic, if gods felt daring.

I need to explain that the garlic and spices are mixed with the olive oil. Bite size bread pieces are dipped in it. Delicious!


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

As @lyse mentions, pass runs on the shell, and uses GnuPG. Running it on a secured VM could do the trick!


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

@will there are many password managers out there that will run multi platform, with datafile(s) saved on your own chosen location. Sadly, I have no experience with those.


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In-reply-to > The “Elixir of the gods” was never sweet honey, alcohol, nor water from the holy grail. It was, as it has always been: pure olive oil. With garlic, if gods felt daring.

@prologic it is just a statement from me 😆. I love olive oil, we use it for all cooking needs. I especially like a fresh baked baguette with finely chopped garlic in flavourful and aromatic olive oil, with extra spices in it (marjoram, parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, and the like). Simply amazing.


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

@will I am not a genius 😂, but I use a password manager (1Password). I will move them all next year to Keychain. As you can tell, I exclusively use macOS/iOS. But 1Password runs on macOS/iOS, Windows, and Android.

The four OS you use, are they all personal? My work provides us with Secret Server for everything related to it.


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In-reply-to > Hmm, yarnd still shows a "@xnedderdoes not follow you (they may not see your replies!)" message on profile pages for anonymous visitors. I reckon this message should only be rendered if the visitor is logged in. Also it appears that a space is missing between the user and the message.

@lyse I noticed the missing space today, so that’s a recent change. And yes, I agree, the profiles need some love.


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In-reply-to > Spanish moss. Sorry for the portrait mode, only way to get them in their best “glory”.

@ullarah hahahaha! The history behind its name is interesting:

“Spanish moss was given its name by French explorers. Native Americans told them the plant was called Itla-okla, which meant “tree hair.” The French were reminded of the Spanish conquistadors’ long beards, so they called it Barbe Espagnol, or “Spanish Beard.” The Spaniards got back at them by calling the plant Cabello Francés, or “French Hair.” The French name won out, and as time went by Spanish Beard changed to Spanish moss.”


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