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whynothugo

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Techsmith. Passionate about open source and sustainable, ethical software.

User of #alpinelinux and #openbsd.

xmpp://hugo@whynothugo.nl or #whynothugo on irc.libera.chat

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whynothugo, to random
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@drewdevault one of your articles mentions "a single stack system like sel4". Where can I read more about this and what it means?

dangillmor, to random
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whynothugo,
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@dangillmor Adobe has no motivation to stop shitting on their clients like this: their clients seem to have no issue coming back and giving them money again year after year.

Meanwhile, developers involved in more honest endeavours barely get any funding at all.

whynothugo, to random
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@divested Hey there. I joined divestos-mobile@conference.konvers.me, and I can see messages, but can't send any (I think the channel is voice-only?). I picked "request permission", but I'm not sure if that's properly delivered.

whynothugo, to random
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Is there something like a VoLTE software-based answering machine? I.e.: a program that accepts incoming calls, answers plays a recording, and records the caller's response?

drewdevault, to random
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The state of SourceHut and our plans for the future

https://sourcehut.org/blog/2024-06-04-status-and-plans/

whynothugo,
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@drewdevault Five servers getting lost in the mail is incredible. I can't imagine having to deal with this right after the attack and emergency migration.

Happy to see that IPv6 it working, and looking forward to EU payments.

What do you plan to use in place of Celery? Just Redis and Golang?

orhun, to opensource
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Sometimes, replying to issues takes more mental energy than I have, so things stall a bit.

Does anyone else struggle with this too?

#opensource

whynothugo,
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@orhun Pretty common. Don't feel bad about it; you do what you can.

whynothugo, to random
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posix_spawn(3) lets me execute a child using a given PATH as image. Is there any way to use an in-memory image instead? Basically, run the child without requiring any filesystem access?

whynothugo,
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@jens1o That still requires serialising and deserialising to/from filesystem. And superuser privileges.

nixCraft, to random
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what is a PR? give wrong answers only.

whynothugo,
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@nixCraft Patch Review

mntmn, to random
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confession: i don't understand the git stash docs so i just copy the files out, do checkout, and copy them back in

whynothugo,
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@mntmn @drewdevault You can keep staged changes with --keep-index.

nixCraft, to random
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It looks a lot like VMware just lost a 24,000-VM customer. Computershare CTO says he got a bill 15 times his previous quot. Play stupid games and win stupid prizes 😂 Broadcom is still messing around https://www.theregister.com/AMP/2024/05/22/computershare_vm_migration_project/

whynothugo,
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@sepi1enfwb @nixCraft I doubt it, the toilet store has much better management.

brokenix, to random
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X plays an unavoidable central role in the chain. Nowadays, most components of the architecture (udev, evdev, the compositor) have become self-sufficient in accomplishing their individual tasks and therefore do not need X for nothing else than as a dumb data relay. The proponents of #Wayland realised this and decided it would make more sense to replace X altogether with the compositor, thus making the display server and the composite manager become the same thing.
https://sgfault.com/post/2016/8/2016-08-22-display-server-primer/

whynothugo,
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@brokenix Well written. Thank for sharing.

whynothugo,
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@brokenix Link to r/unixporn is broken.

drewdevault, to random
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Send leads on apartments in NL within 2 hours transit to Amsterdam? Min 60 m² max €1500/mo. If you know someone with a place for rent, please get in touch

Boosts helpful :)

whynothugo,
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@drewdevault Hoorn and Enkhuizen are within thirty minutes and an hour of Amsterdam respectively (despite actually being a far away, the train is pretty fast).

I heard a few folks say that buying with a mortgage is easier than renting in this country and I have to say they weren't kidding. And your mortgage might even be lower than rent.

fasterthanlime, to random
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Has anyone found a decent alternative to codecov yet? I basically just want to show llvm's coverage output over time, nothing too fancy.

Also I want the upload to never ever fail.

whynothugo,
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@fasterthanlime I've been playing with the idea of submitting coverage data to Prometheus or some other time series DB.

Free graphs and alerts included.

This is probably only convenient if you already have an instance of such a time-series database.

b0rk, to random
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love this post “Instead of "auth", we should say "permissions" and "login"" by @nicole.

it's a great explanation of how using less jargon-y language can be more clear. Also I've been really enjoying her blog generally.

https://ntietz.com/blog/lets-say-instead-of-auth/

whynothugo,
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@b0rk @nicole "log in" has no clear translation in some languages (eg: Spanish), so we use "authenticate" in Spanish or bilingual [technical] conversations

Some websites use "initiate session", which is a mouthful and super was weird.

(DeepL translates "log in" as "conectarse", which is first person singular perfect indicative active form of "connect". Not quite right, and also weird)

whynothugo,
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@camertron @b0rk @nicole Understandable, but not really accurate. The same word (which means "go in"/" enter") could be used for situations where no authentication occurs.

whynothugo, to random
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Pro tip: if you write an open source program as an alternative to some proprietary application, don't just present it as "an open source implementation of $PROPRIETARY_THING"; explain what your program actually does.

I've found lots of projects that present themselves as alternatives to proprietary products that I've never heard of, so trying to figure exactly what they do requires me to somehow figure out what the proprietary one does and how it works.

whynothugo, to email
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Encouraging people to learn how to #selfhost #email is nice idea. Lots to be learnt there.

Pointing them to postfix is what you do if you want them to suffer.

Not sure why more folks don't use #opensmtpd, which has a clear and well documented configuration format. Actually, the whole thing is really well documented and a pleasure to set up.

Perhaps it's simply less well know, but at this point it's not "new" any more.

whynothugo, to android
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I can connect this phone to my living room display and VLC plays videos on the external display just fine.

But how the hell do I even mount a remote filesystem to actually access video files?

ssh-keygen and sshfs might not be super newbie friendly, but at least they work. I can't find anything remotely equivalent on Android.

whynothugo,
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@clive_dent The server isn't on the local network (not even in the same city). But I'll keep this bookmarked for future reference anyway, sounds like it can eventually be useful.

whynothugo,
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@DenJohn So VLC can access a file even if the remote volume is not mounted locally? Interesting. Does one process simply hand over a file descriptor to another or something like this?

Do you have a specific suggestion for something that can access remote files over something like sftp?

whynothugo,
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@DenJohn Oh, nice, sftp support was just hidden away. This is superb, thanks!

astrid, to random
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new thinkpad arrived! this time i am BOOTING A LIVE USB AND CHECKING THE PORTS BEFORE I MOVE INTO IT unlike last time! :3

whynothugo,
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@astrid what model?

whynothugo,
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@astrid That's one of the models with really good keyboard, right? I think I got one of the the not-so-good ones.

sehnsucht, to random Italian
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A recent screenshot of my 4Dwm inspired X/Motif desktop based on EMWM running on NetBSD.

whynothugo,
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@sehnsucht I love this old school vibe. Buttons they actually look like buttons.

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