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Taffer

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My job? Computer Sisyphus and Meme Historian. I work on #cryptography. I like #videogames and #books.

#fedi22 #python #linux #macos #ffxiv #pygame #python #ultima4 #ultima5 #infosec #security #postquantum #godot

I work for AWS, but I definitely don't speak for them.

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BathysphereHat, to FFXIV
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NPCs in the fishing quests in #FFXIV keep calling themselves "friends of fish" and the like, which is odd, because the one thing these people have in common is that they all love to murder fish.

Taffer,
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@BathysphereHat they didn’t specify which fish…

Taffer, to Canada
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Before I put any effort into trying to unload these, is anyone interested in a three-pack of eero mesh WiFi thingies? I'm thinking ~$100 +/- shipping (probably around $20 in Canada)?
https://www.amazon.ca/Introducing-Amazon-eero-dual-band-extenders/dp/B086P34DPF

Taffer, to random
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Updated my Godot/Codeberg CI demo repo to use Godot 4.2.2: https://codeberg.org/Taffer/hello-godot-ci

Looks like it still works, which is nice. ;-)

Taffer, to random
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Me at a small company:

I can tackle any problem, I can figure out anything.

Me at a large company:

Working here is making me stupider, I'm forgetting how to do everything worthwhile.

Taffer, to firefox
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Today's KDE Plasma 6 mystery: why don't Firefox and Thunderbird remember their window size/position anymore?

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed has done something weird again. Maybe I'm not cut out for a rolling release.

Taffer, to random
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Once again, everything is stupid and I hate it.

The urge to just zone out on the couch for a few days without talking to anyone or doing anything is very strong.

Viss, (edited ) to random
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tough life decisions to make:

i gotta go on stage next week and do a talk thats going to be recorded, and im doing live demos.

do i:

Taffer,
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@Viss I feel like the right answer really depends on what con it is

FibroJedi, to linux
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My "Screenshot Dump" folder is so out of control. I need to do some culling BUT I also need to save and rename some so I can find them at a later date.

What I wish had was a desktop application that could identity objects and expressions in pictures similar to how Google Photos (others are available while stocks last) does.

Because I don't want to upload 2000 images to my Google drive to find the one I'm looking for with a /laugh emote in it.

Taffer,
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@FibroJedi I use digiKam for “organizing” my photo collection, it might be able to do something useful?

Taffer, to random
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Did a "Reply All" in Mail on my iPhone and it replied to 2/3 of the recipients. This is why I try not to do things on my phone, I have trust issues.

Taffer, to random
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Going to write something like Konfabulator, using Electron, because KDE's docs for Plasmoids are woefully out of date.

Narrator: Instead, he did nothing.

Taffer, to random
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Clueless recruiter of the week:

  • contract position
  • not remote
  • C++ (which I haven't touched since BeOS was a thing)
  • in Ottawa (6-8 hours drive from me)

I guess it's a good sign that the keyword-matching recruiters have returned to LinkedIn, maybe the job market is looking up?

#jobs #linkedin

eniko, (edited ) to Cats
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Do any of your cats get their claws stuck on fabrics or furniture and if so do any of them panic when they do and seem to forget how claws work?

Taffer,
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@eniko our current cat is a rescue who was declawed 😡

Had a previous cat get his claws stuck in his own skin while scratching and his brain just crashed immediately, we had to unhook him.

Taffer,
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@eniko yeah, we’d never do such a thing ourselves, or use a vet who does

Taffer, to random
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Taffer, to ai
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In my mind, the people most likely to use "AI" for things are the ones who sort of know what they want, but don't know how to get it.

So you ask for code to do something, and the LLM spits out something glommed together from Stack Overflow posts or Reddit. How do you know it does what you wanted? How do you debug it if it doesn't work?

#ai #llm

Taffer,
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If these actually worked, I'd love to select a hunk of code, and have something spit out basic unit tests, or a reasonable documentation outline. Or even check for logic or security errors. How about figuring out how to upgrade my code to eliminate out-of-date libraries?

#ai #llm

Taffer,
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My fantasy LLMs that actually do something useful are also not trained on data stolen from the Internet. And they don't use enough electricity to power a country, or evaporate a big city's water supply.

#ai #llm

Taffer, to random
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Sweet, the Cloudflare crap in GitLab's login page is locking me out again in Firefox. Glad I don't need this for work?

Just an endless login loop of proving that I'm human. A human will give up on this before a bot...

#gitlab #cloudflare

Viss, (edited ) to random
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what will it take for the US to adopt a 4 day workweek

Taffer,
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@Viss we can’t even get rid of Daylight Savings, this is going to require some huge union membership numbers

Taffer, to random
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I was going to figure out how to make a Plasma 6 widget version of “Hello, world” today, but I’ve run out of steam already after searching for info.

Maybe I’ll do some Godot stuff instead, their docs and tutorials are basically up to date.

Taffer, to outside
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We visited an Alpaca farm on Mother's Day, and it was awesome: https://samysalpacafarm.ca/

Their alpacas are mostly rescues, and Yvonne taught us a lot about them. Would recommend!

#alpaca #farm #outside #nature

Taffer, to vscode
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Thanks to @hakerdefo, I'm taking another look at VS Codium ('cause I like VS Code, but don't like Microsoft's business practices).

Going to see if it's got access to the extensions I'm using, and see if I can just copy my config over.

Taffer,
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So they've got separate settings directories; copying over the User directory inside seems to have done something useful without breaking anything.

Didn't copy over any extensions or themes though, which is fine. VSCode's settings directory is a mess, I assume there's a spot I could copy over to get the extensions but I'll just install them directly.

#vscodium #vscode

Taffer,
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There are a half dozen or so extensions I'm using in VS Code that aren't in VS Codium's repo, including my preferred theme (Sunburst). 🤷

kboyd, to random
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How does one back up a folder from icloud drive? A simple copy doesn't seem to be simple at all.

Taffer,
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@kboyd can you use the web interface to grab an archive of the folder?

This is why I want my cloud drive things as dumb as possible. Give me a set of real files locally and sync them with the cloud.

jwz, to random
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Is Xcode actually a program, or a fractal zipbomb of nested installers?

Software update: "New Xcode!"
I fill with dread.
Two hours later: Finally launch Xcode.
Xcode: "Oh, did you want a compiler?? Update tools! Update components!"
Two hours later: press "Run".
Xcode: "Suddenly you have no simulators! Those old ones, they were no good! Download a single simulator!"
Four hours later...

Taffer,
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@jwz I feel like they’ve got a do it themselves CDN hosted on some Apple ][s or old iPods

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