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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org My god ! 🤦‍♂️

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In-reply-to » OpenAI's Latest Model Closes the 'Ignore All Previous Instructions' Loophole Kylie Robison reports via The Verge: Have you seen the memes online where someone tells a bot to "ignore all previous instructions" and proceeds to break it in the funniest ways possible? The way it works goes something like this: Imagine we at The Verge created an AI bot with explicit instructions to direct you to our excellent re ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net it’s amazing that anyone thinks that these so-called instructions in large language models are anything close to what you would consider instructions or even remotely intelligible.

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📣 NEW: Added a new feature for pod operators to optionally configure. Compact Front Page.

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When enabled will display only one post per feed on the unauthenticated Discover view (the front page).

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In-reply-to » Lessons from CrowdStrike’s Buggy Update: The Critical Importance of Robust Release Processes Community post by Andrés Vega, CNCF TAG Security Recent events involving CrowdStrike’s Falcon security software have underscored a critical lesson across the industry : the importance of having a robust, secure release process. This incident serves as a... ⌘ Read more

@cncf@feeds.twtxt.net Yes yes, but so what?! What’s like saying the importance of having unit tests…

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In-reply-to » Windows computers around the world are failing in a major outage An update to a piece of software called CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor appears to be negatively impacting Windows computers worldwide, with banks, airports, broadcasters and more finding that devices display a "blue screen of death" instead of booting up ⌘ Read more

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci yeah, according to this article, it stems from what appears to be a global monopoly in the so-called cyber security industry.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de The first time I tried matrix I didn’t like it either. I tried to join the public room and waited and waited and waited and waited for like 20+ minutes before I could even see anything in the room or even talk in the room! I just find the protocol to be so fucking overcomplicated for what it actually is meant to do.

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In-reply-to » I havnt seen any emails about the outage at work. I know i have the mac crowdstrike client though. My buddy that works at a hospital says they wernt affected.

@xuu@txt.sour.is what the fuck is Krack anywa? 🤣 sounds like a scam.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de isn’t this why management should never be in charge of fucking technical decisions?

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org out of interest what is the self description of crowd strike? What the fuck is it even?

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In-reply-to » @xuu I have a theory as to why your pod was misbehaving too. I think because of the way you were building it docker build without any --build-arg VERSION= or --build-arg COMMIT= there was no version information in the built binary and bundled assets. Therefore cache busting would not work as expected. When introducing htmx and hyperscript to create a UI/UX SPA-like experience, this is when things fell apart a bit for you. I think....

@xuu@txt.sour.is well, it does right but only with special LD flags?

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah didn’t affect us either

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In-reply-to » Microsoft Outage Hits Users Worldwide, Leading To Canceled Flights Microsoft grappled with a major service outage, leaving users across the world unable to access its cloud computing platforms and causing airlines to cancel flights. From a report: Thousands of users across the world reported problems with Microsoft 365 apps and services to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service disruptions. "We're inve ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net So this is this “Crowdstrike Outage” my wife told me about a few mins ago hmmm 🧐 wtf is going on here? 😅

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Kind of a good perspective really 👌

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In-reply-to » We desperately need to start a Slow Software movement. High quality, intentionally designed, low defect software done at a quarter of the pace for the same price. Because we've been destroying the mental health of developers for the last quarter century, and what do we have to show for it but a giant mess?

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I agree, slow with decent quality and simplicity would be my thing 💪

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I think it’s a good choice, better than anything else to be honest.

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In-reply-to » The “Matrix Experiment”, i.e. running a Matrix server for our family, has failed completely and miserably. People don’t accept it. They attribute unrelated things to it, like “I can’t send messages to you, I don’t reach you! It doesn’t work!” Yes, you do, I get those messages, I just don’t reply quickly enough because I’m at work or simply doing something else.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Don’t give up.

What about Signal? I’m had great success with this, friends, family, neighboards. They get it. It works. I don’t have to worry about it too much.

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@xuu@txt.sour.is I have a theory as to why your pod was misbehaving too. I think because of the way you were building it docker build without any --build-arg VERSION= or --build-arg COMMIT= there was no version information in the built binary and bundled assets. Therefore cache busting would not work as expected. When introducing htmx and hyperscript to create a UI/UX SPA-like experience, this is when things fell apart a bit for you. I think….

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hmm, yeah, hmm, I’m not sure. 😅 It all appears very subjective to me. Is 2k lines of code a lot or not?

@xuu@txt.sour.is I think you’re onto something here. I tend to agree that there are different measures of complexity to apply to different things. The only downside I see here is we start to get into the realms of hierarchy and bureaucracy right, as a means to “simplify” the complexity, or abstract it away. I mean we tend to do this in software too, hide the complexity in an abstraction. The problem with this is this also becomes a measure of “complexity” too right and can potentially suffer from a point where it has become “too complex”.

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I don’t think I am, either, but I sure as hell am trying to see if there’s something here 😅

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In-reply-to » AI Stocks Balloon Even As Earnings Lag, Jefferies Warns An anonymous reader shares a report: A Jefferies basket of 27 large-cap AI stocks has surged 127% in value since ChatGPT's launch in late 2022, adding about $10 trillion in market cap. However, 2025 earnings forecasts for these companies have increased only 25% over the same period, Jefferies warned in a note to clients.

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Oh so, like, this is a bubble and the AI hype train is going to burst soon™? hmm? 🧐

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In-reply-to » We desperately need to start a Slow Software movement. High quality, intentionally designed, low defect software done at a quarter of the pace for the same price. Because we've been destroying the mental health of developers for the last quarter century, and what do we have to show for it but a giant mess?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I’ve been doing this for a long while too, as you know 😅 Not only am I solving my own problems and those of my family, as well as building/supporting Yarn/Twtxt, Salty.im and a few others, but I have a long-term vision of trying to get more folks onboard with the idea of self-hosting 🤣

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In-reply-to » We desperately need to start a Slow Software movement. High quality, intentionally designed, low defect software done at a quarter of the pace for the same price. Because we've been destroying the mental health of developers for the last quarter century, and what do we have to show for it but a giant mess?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I’m totally onboard with this idea! 💡 Just like the “slow social” network we’ve created here. I love it! When do we start? 😅

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In-reply-to » I don’t run a bug tracker, instead all my projects link to this page:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah I”m not really sure to be honest what stops people from contributing. Maybe it’s a discovery problem too? I’m not sure. Should sit down and see what the contributions have been for some of my projects before and after the migration away from Github? 🤔

Are we supposed to “forge hop” (as in “distro hop”) all the time, migrate from the most non-shitty hoster to the next? That can’t be the solution.

I sure hope not, that kind of defeats the point of an ecosystem that is suppose to encourage distributed software development and distributed forms of collaboration. Right? 🤔

How do we collectively improve things?

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