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In-reply-to » Surprise rain all day long, so the birds weren't around. Armed with rain trousers and rain jackets we went on a drizzle hike this afternoon. It was very nice. The 4°C didn't feel that cold at all. More like 10°C. The plastic layer made for a good greenhouse. I had to strip my gloves and beanie a few minutes into the walk.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Brrr 🥶

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After sleeping like a bear 🐻 I’m feeling much better today. Thanks all for your messages.

This morning I had a routine blood test of like 6 tubes 💉🩸🤨 You know, on empty stomach and such…

So I’ll have a good #tea to start the morning and classes #chocolatePeppermintFTW

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In-reply-to » Are we having a video call this weekend?

@prologic@twtxt.net Saturday @ 1200 UTC or Sunday@1200?

It’s 6am for me. 🤔 Usually I wake up at 7 on Saturdays b/c I start classes at 10am. Hmm, if I’m out of bed early I’ll join! Could you share the link again? I should bookmark it!

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In-reply-to » Are we having a video call this weekend?

@prologic@twtxt.net @darch@neotxt.dk guys, today I’m not feeling well, I woke up at 5 am to take my wife to the airport, and after work I just came to die in bed, well, recovering from the flu and sleep a bit. Care to try tomorrow? My Saturday night, Sunday morning in Europe 🌅 and an unknown time in AU 😛 I know it’s difficult on Sundays, but Saturday afternoons are my best moment 😅

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In-reply-to » I spent a fair amount of my spare time this week diving into some ancient computer science from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s (!!!), specifically Dana Angluin's L* algorithm for learning a finite state machine from an oracle and Rivest & Shapire's followups and extensions. Quite beautiful work in my opinion.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci this one? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10846-017-0748-6

Being a fan of A*, I didn’t know that existed

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I’m not felling well today, there was an ‘contagious outbreak’ of influenza at college, and I think I have it now 😷, or perhaps a simple flu, no idea…

I guess I’ll stop early today, tomorrow will be a better day

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In-reply-to » Social media should be forbidden before 18.

I got to say that my computer was in a public hall from the house, so I was kind of supervised, but had chance to watch adult content (I’m not a fan), gore and some disturbing stuff for that age. I knew more about computers than my parents and grand-parents, so the risk was there. #anecdotalEvidence

As I have the discussion with my colleagues making games, we can’t say that violent games don’t influence kids, but neither we can say the opposite. I think the amount depends on the social context, and mainly on family foundations, so it’s an extremely hard problem to solve.

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In-reply-to » Social media should be forbidden before 18.

@xuu@txt.sour.is I started using Internet in 1993, but at home in 1996 if I remember correctly, with timed accounts from friends in college. Luckily dial up here was inexpensive and unlimited very soon, I can’t recall exact details but it started with 24 or 33kbps and quickly to 56k. Sadly DSL took a few years more than in USA to be available.

Great times!

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In-reply-to » Social media should be forbidden before 18.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci I disagree with your disagreement… How about that? Just joking… It’s OK to disagree

I think giving an e-device is worse than allowing a teenager to create a profile on social media. Finally they are having social profiles at school and in real life, not changing neurons and the brain itself. The interesting part is that teenagers reach to be ‘public’ figures earlier. But again, you have to cross some boundaries like sexual content or bullying, to be really dangerous. Other than that is similar exposure that teenagers have at school, and without some platform regulating content… Yes, there are suicides, but not for every person, while every toddler is changing their brain and losing skills. (I need to find references here, for sure) Is not black and white, both have risks. That’s why I say, it’s similar. Both require attention from parents, but taking e-devices away is less convenient as they take care of children.

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In-reply-to » Advent of Code 2022 started today.

@tkanos@twtxt.net damn! I don’t know what to say, I hope it’s only recoverable losses.

Reading your tweet, I remembered a joke from a local comedian. Something like “News by phone”. It starts with a dead parrot 🦜, you can guess increasing tragedies are told, including a burnt house 🏠.

Sorry, I thought the PC was burnt due to the AoC somehow.

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In-reply-to » I share with you the first 'public alpha' of the tool to vote for the best time on an International Call.

@mckinley@twtxt.net thanks ! One goal is not requiring JS (but helps with some automations like finding your current timezone, copying URLs and such)

Using details sounds great, I’ll take a look! https://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_details.asp

You can find the raw repo here: https://github.com/eapl-gemugami/meetup-planner

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In-reply-to » Advent of Code 2022 started today.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I tried last year, but it’s complicated for me to program every day on vacations. I’d like more like a weekly challenge or something more relaxed. That said I learned a lot… So I’ll try this year at least to look at the answers.

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In-reply-to » I share with you the first 'public alpha' of the tool to vote for the best time on an International Call.

Thank you for the feedback and your votes (Bananas, Søren Peter @darch@neotxt.dk, prologic) !

On the programming side, this problem is not that challenging (yet). Ask availability to your friends, and make some statistics with it, sum, sets. I think this will be done quickly.

On the product design and user interface sides, it has been challenging. It’s different if you ask to decide between Tue 9pm, Wed 9pm or Thu 9pm. vs. deciding two days, vs a whole week (24 x 7 = 168 possible options)

We have discussed getting inspiration from Doodle and Framadate but I find that is difficult to make it accessible, and for a week’s view those are also confusing.

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Currently, I’m focusing on the use case of deciding on a Weekly call on Fridays and Saturdays in the mornings or afternoons (about 48 different options), but I’m trying to find a better strategy. Perhaps divide and conquer (Fri mornings, Fri afternoons, Sat mornings, Sat afternoons)

What do you think?

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In-reply-to » I share with you the first 'public alpha' of the tool to vote for the best time on an International Call.

@bender@twtxt.net On chrome-based browsers, it’s getting your time zone automatically. I’m watching that on Firefox is not working, I’ll take a look, perhaps the JS function is different in other browsers.

For the next part

royally, and utterly, confusing I laugh a bit at this one 😅 I agree. It’s confusing, you get dizzy watching so many options, I’ll explain in another twt. If anyone has some ideas on how to reduce that confusion, that would be great!

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my two pence hey, glad to receive pence instead of cents 😀

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In-reply-to » Social media should be forbidden before 18.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci well, it’s similar to giving an e-device to a toddler or an early child (2-6 years old) They are receiving permanent changes, yet to be discovered.

I’m with @prologic@twtxt.net on allowing to use some devices (not a toy) only with the supervision of a responsible parent, usually an adult. It’s like being alone outside the home, crossing the street, talking with strangers, and such. Has to be taught at home, but (citation needed) it’s not often done.

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In-reply-to » @prologic I didn't think too much of him previously; didn't dislike him any more than I dislike billionaires generally. He just seemed like a run of the mill rich guy con artist who happened to appeal to a certain type of tech guy. But, the other day he tweeted something about his first born child dying in his arms and how he felt the last heartbeat. But then his ex-wife tweeted that no, in fact the child had suffered from SIDS and died in her arms. And that soured me on him completely forever. He's the sort of self-important narcissist who would make up something about a dying baby to try to score points in an online argument. That's so pathetic and contemptible.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci and Steve Jobs, and Trump, and Sergey Brin.

Based on https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36376918-ceo-society People are not trusting anymore on politicians, religious leaders or elders, so they are looking for figures like ‘self-made billionaires’

We know that’s a romantic PoV, we can watch the amazing keynotes from Jobs and the beautiful products, but that’s only a thin slice of what’s behind a Public Relations team.

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In-reply-to » Speaking of DST, it appears Mexico will abolish it?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Thanks for the catch-up. I live in that state, so I experienced firsthand the change.

Basically, our state had an ICANN region (Mexican Mountain Time/MT), but the government said “Forget that and follow Mexican Central Time”. But as the state on the border, Texas, USA, stays with American MT, that made some trouble between companies and offices. That has happened before, the municipalities/regions had different start and end for DST for 1 or 2 weeks, but now they have 1 hr offset all the year.

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tl;dr ICANN timezone America/Chihuahua is not gonna be used anymore. Some municipalities are going to switch to America/Mexico_City and some others to US/Mountain. In the future, when USA removes DST, those states are going to follow. Regions on the border will follow American regulations. #sovereigntyFTW

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In-reply-to » Here is the feedback we got from the NLNet Funding Submission we put forward for Salty IM 👌

@prologic@twtxt.net it’s easier to point out the problem than fixing it 😅

What I’ve seen is having a public figure promoting the service in their conferences, public events and such, a biz partner of mine promoted our games everywhere he went… So I think is a matter of finding that guy/gal

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In-reply-to » Here is the feedback we got from the NLNet Funding Submission we put forward for Salty IM 👌

Interesting, but unlikely to get traction in practice; only interesting for people hosting their own domain. (…) Overall weighted score: 3.9 out of 7 (with 5.0 being the threshold). As is hopefully clear, we highly appreciate the mission of the project, but think it would need more thought and research to make an impact.

What I think is that the project needs traction. Some network effect and social validation. And that’s not solved with technology, but with social engineering. I’d recommend inviting/hiring someone with experience growing networks 🤔

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In-reply-to » Opinion: I think the most stupid feature of Twitter™ is the whole link tracking shit 😅 The fact that any link you post is translated into https://t.co/... and its so much work to get the actual link (I block all sorts of add serving domains, including Twitter™). Go!

@prologic@twtxt.net Well… I’m in the middle here. It’s useful to have automagically some stats of your links (more for the vanity metrics) used a lot by brands and commercial usage.

For people wasting time on their favorite social media… I don’t know how useful is that. Aaaand, in free social media, where you are the product, well… It’s for granted that you’ll be tracked in exchange.

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