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box464

@box464@mastodon.social

Coder, manager, dog dad. Tech tinkering is my joy. Be kind.

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box464, to random
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Playing around with spinning up a Hetzner server in the cloud, but wow do they have strict personal identification requirements! Either pay them $20 via PayPal, or upload a passport/driver's license and selfie for "free”.

I've lost a significant amount of weight the past few years, so my id photos are a bit outdated - they denied me because of that. Maybe I should have puffed out my cheeks.

box464, to Blog
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Interesting low code blogging platform. Converts your Apple Notes into a website. Cool!

https://montaigne.io/

box464, to infosec
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In this thread, users plead for websites to remove two factor authentication. Enjoy your day, #InfoSec friends 😂

https://www.threads.net/

beardedtechguy, to random
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I’ve been getting service back off and on. Anyone else?

#ATT #ATTOutage

box464,
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@beardedtechguy We're back, about an hour ago. Texas.

box464, to homelab
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A new visitor today on my BirdNet Pi - meet the Red-Shouldered Hawk!

box464,
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Oof most mastodon clients are just so bad with audio files. The afterthought of media types. 😭

box464,
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@cheeaun Phanpy works! :) But other clients either don't support audio at all, or don't show the associated image, or constantly loops or plays in the background and you have to kill the app to stop it.

box464,
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@leroy Sorry about that! Yep, having fun with this little Raspberry Pi project. 🦅

cheeaun, to random
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lol am I like over-designing this? 😂

I need a way to test this but I don't have a Mastodon server for testing. Don't really want to send random test reports to other instance admins 😬

Not on dev site yet, still on my local dev. #PhanpySocialDev

Demo of the new "Report Post" dialog on Phanpy.

box464,
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@cheeaun This makes reporting too fun with those animations. 😅

box464,
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@cheeaun Stamping something usually means an official decision has been made, but a report isn’t a final decision. It’s really a nice animation tho.

box464,
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@cheeaun If you plan on supporting the UI for moderators as well, this animation would be awesome tho…anything to make their jobs less tedious and more bearable. I’m honestly not sure exactly what moderators see but assume it’s similar to this.

box464, to developers
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If any fediverse platform devs are interested, it appears you could request a collaboration with Facebook / Instagram to create a "Transfer Your Information" process.

This would allow users to just click a button and have their posts converted over to another platform rather than deal with the whole archive export / import.

There's already one for Wordpress and Blogroll.

https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2022/10/18/data-portability-and-our-transfer-your-information-tool/

@fedidevs @pixelfed @Mastodon @developers

box464,
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@motoridersd Yeah some of the options to transfer your data were big cloud data storage partners like Backblaze! So they obviously realize these exports can be huge.

box464, to fediverse
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Interesting find on Facebook today. I always knew you could request an export of your content, but now I see there is a way to TRANSFER your content externally?! Looks like there is already Blogger and Wordpress plugins. How could the fediverse use this?

It feels like Facebook beat fediverse to a working post migration process. There must be a SDK for this somewhere, right?

https://www.facebook.com/help/230304858213063

box464, to random
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My mom has dementia. She loves social media. It's her way to connect to those she loves in a safe way.

We monitor her usage and interactions with others. At some point, we will need more control.

I refuse to take this joy away, so I'm always on the lookout for tools with better moderation and safeguards.

Facebook has "teenage supervision" which fits the bill, but stupidly they restrict supervision to people 13-17 years old.

I'm going to find a solution, even if I have to build it myself.

box464,
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I've been looking at Bonfire as a solution. But honestly the issue is I need to get Facebook / Threads / Instagram content into this feed. I've considered building her own "feed" using 11ty, collecting content from these other locations. It doesn't give her the option to interact in any way, but it's a start.

box464,
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@wlf_warren I guess we could make her 16 again. People sending her birthday posts on Facebook would be very confused. 😅

box464,
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@bongoknight I doubt I can set my age back to 13 because I have posts on FB older than that! Not sure when Mom joined, probably a few years after. In two years, I won't be able to set it back to 17 either, which is the cutoff age. I've opened a support ticket with facebook about it, and asked them to consider changing it to "Account Supervision" rather than "Parental Supervision"

gabboman, to random

I wrote a "mute feature" for wafrn. after a few days of hard work, a lot of users... muted me

box464,
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@gabboman Ooh I need to log on and mute you too! For testing reasons…😼

ben, to random
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Usernames on Signal are a great improvement. I set mine and added a link to contact me via Signal from my Mastodon profile.

box464,
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@sarajw @jgarber @ben My username already ends in numbers so it worked out well! (box.464)

box464, to retrocomputing
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I'm not willing to spend $4k on a brand new, amazing VisionPro but my heart is bleeding for a "VERY RARE VINTAGE PC" at $2.2k and my trigger finger is itchy. What's wrong me me?!!!! (This was my first PC)

Comes complete with what I deem "monitor crow's feet" as is appropriate of a computer of it's age.

box464, to til
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adding a header to your website in memory of Terry Pratchett is something that exists and the world is a nicer place because of it.

http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/

liaizon, to random
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is there any internet radio apps (.pls, .m3u) with any fediverse integration. Funkwhale, Owncast, Peertube and Castopod do not have any.

box464,
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@liaizon Sharkey kind of has this with an integration to Listenbrainz. It appears on your profile page, doesn’t create a note tho. It’s a bit of a skip and jump - from Plexamp or other compatible music player to Listenbrainz to Sharkey via API.

On your Sharkey profile, edit your profile and enter your Listenbrainz account name in the text box.

https://listenbrainz.org/

box464,
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cheeaun, to mastodon
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Been trying this out secretly for the past few weeks — a "catch-up" timeline page. Did whole bunch of iterations, where I myself is the guinea pig, but this time reaching a point where I just got to share it out in the public.

  • NOT final design, still very experimental, only on my local machine
  • Instead of algo timeline, this is focused on data-grid-like UI for configuring exactly what I want to see.
  • This honestly could be another full-fledged app/client by itself 🫠

Demo of Catch-up page where it shows the Home/Following timeline with configurable filters and sort options.

box464,
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@cheeaun This is nice. It does feel like it could be its own app. Where do you navigate to it from Phanpy (when it releases)?

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