Splicer splicer@awkwardly.social

South Schodack NY USA

I blog at https://splicer.com/ and dream of the day when my blog and everyone else's will be federated.

  • 2017-05-17T16:21:52Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers, bill

    It's been a few days now with Mastodon. Maybe it would be different if I had a multiple people I was following, but I don't care for the four-column format.

    I like being able to compose a toot at any time, but that seems like it doesn't require a quarter of the screen space at all times. And "home" and "notifications" seems kinda redundant.

    If I were to use it, it'd certainly be via a desktop client, assuming there are any available for GNU.


    No web interfaces for me, thanks.

    JanKusanagi at 2017-05-17T19:24:14Z

  • Relief

    2017-05-16T03:49:38Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I think that Roxie might just be eating the food with her medicine in it! Hopefully I won't have to spend all night watching Iron Fist and waiting for her to get so hungry that she gets her meds.

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  • Front page template for pump

    2017-05-16T03:26:05Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Someday I'll have to figure out how to change the appearance of Awkwardly's front page in such a way that my changes don't get overwritten when I upgrade.


    Someday. Not tonight. Tonight it's enough that I got Atticus's photo in instead of "somefriends." For now all is well.

    Aaaaw! He's so cute... :)

    Charles Stanhope at 2017-05-16T12:31:09Z

    At least for the custom footer there's a key in the config file, I think.


    Not sure how the other custom templates work. @Alex Jordan could help you.


    Also, Atticus → *_*

    JanKusanagi at 2017-05-16T13:20:25Z

  • 2017-05-15T15:10:00Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I don't mean to commit treason to the pumpiverse :-) but I am testing out Mastodon. Anyone else doing the same? 

    splicer@mastodon.plein.org is my account handle.
    Not yet, but I am sorely tempted since it at least currently federates with GNU Social. I wish I had kept notes of everyone here who had posted their handles...

    Charles Stanhope at 2017-05-15T16:58:09Z

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    >> Charles ☕ Stanhope:

    “Not yet, but I am sorely tempted since it at least currently federates with GNU Social. I wish I had kept notes of everyone here who had posted their handles...”

    It's a good step. In order for Federated Social Media to really be federated social media I believe that the platforms have to interoperate. Otherwise it seems like we're just building bigger walled gardens. I realize that it's a really hard problem to solve, but also: it really has to happen.


    I see that there is some thought (and hopefully effort) put in to this: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/1557 so keeping my fingers crossed.

    Splicer at 2017-05-15T18:10:13Z

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    I guess I don't need to mention ActivityPub then xD


    EDIT: BTW awkwardly.social is due for an update :p

    Currently running 2.0.5, while Pump.io 4.0.0 is out.


    pumpio.readthedocs.io/en/latest/upgrades/2.x-to-3.x.html

    +

    pumpio.readthedocs.io/en/latest/upgrades/3.x-to-4.x.html

    JanKusanagi at 2017-05-15T18:15:09Z

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    Many thanks for the heads up!


    Splicer at 2017-05-16T02:30:39Z

  • 2017-02-25T20:37:17Z via SocialMonkeys To: Followers, Public

    Cogito ergo jaunteo
  • A man's cardboard box is his castle

    2017-02-09T15:54:54Z via SocialMonkeys To: Followers, Public

    Can you believe my house came from eBay? And it's walking distance to everything I need.

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    eBay sells houses now? xD

    JanKusanagi at 2017-02-09T18:50:53Z

  • Why my corner of the pumpiverse is so quiet

    2017-02-09T01:39:15Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Well, it took me a while to figure out that the reason I can't log in to any other pump sites (eg to follow others or comment) is probably a problem on my end.


    So, which is path of least resistance: spending a few hours (days?) scratching my own itch and finding out why my instance isn't letting me log in, or just not replying to that interesting comment that I read?


    I wonder whether it was that upgrade I did. Might my unique server ID have changed? Who knows? Guess I oughtta spin up a few test instances so I can look at both sides and see what fails.


    Oh well, until then it's still fun reading what you all are posting.

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    For the record, @luisgf actually built Dianara for OSX a long time ago. He never released any packages because it wasn't, let's say "fully well done", but it worked, AFAIK.


    I'll see if he still has those packages and is willing to release them =)


    It will be an ancient version of Dianara though...

    JanKusanagi at 2017-02-09T10:24:01Z

    >> JanKusanagi @ DM:

    “It will be an ancient version of Dianara though...”

    Very appreciated, though if it is an ancient version that may not serve me. I need the `--nohttps` option that you kindly added in a later version.


    The VM is easy enough to suspend and spin up. I just added an Ubuntu MATE VM that I have running at non-HiDPI resolution, which makes Dianara much more usable to me. Also found the config file so I might tweak it further for my readability preferences!

    Splicer at 2017-02-09T16:38:38Z

    >> Splicer:

    “Very appreciated, though if it is an ancient version that may not serve me. I need the `--nohttps` option that you kindly added in a later version.”

    Hmm, that's true. His experiments building that were probably prior to Dianara having that feature =)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2017-02-09T18:45:59Z

    >> Splicer:

    “>> JanKusanagi @ DM:
    “It will be an ancient version of Dianara though...”
    Very appreciated, though if it is an ancient version that may not serve me. I need the `--nohttps` option that you kindly added in a later version.

    The VM is easy enough to suspend and spin up. I just added an Ubuntu MATE VM that I have running at non-HiDPI resolution, which makes Dianara much more usable to me. Also found the config file so I might tweak it further for my readability preferences!”

    Yeah, a VM is a great idea.

    Stephen Sekula at 2017-02-09T20:43:28Z

  • 2016-12-23T01:54:06Z via SocialMonkeys To: Followers, Public

    ‪Nothing says "all things are ephemeral" quite as poignantly as not being able to find my Buddha statue.‬
  • OK there were some minor hiccups

    2016-12-19T22:10:36Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Upgrading Pump lost me changes to my template files due in part to the switch from .utml templates to Jade. That's all fine and I ought to have checked that.

    I much prefer the front page to have my photo of the site's mascot Atticus at http://awkwardly.social/images/awkwardly_front_image.jpg than the picture of the group of friends that seems to be on the front of every Pump instance. Nice to have Atticus back!


  • Updated my pump instance successfully, it seems

    2016-12-19T21:42:45Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I was a bit concerned about whether awkwardly.social would still work after updating node from 0.10 to 4.7.0, and pump from 0.3 to 2.0.4. Everything seems to be going swimmingly though!


    Next on my wishlist: someday I still want to have a secure certificate on the site but I don't intend to do that until such time as it won't break my subscriptions and prevent me from logging on to the Pump sites I've already connected to. That seems baked in to the protocol though; don't know if that's a "someday maybe" thing or a "hahahaha just throw away that domain name which I permanently wrecked" thing.

    AJ Jordan likes this.

    Cool! I upgraded my instance a few days ago too without any problems.

    sazius at 2016-12-20T19:03:00Z

  • Selfeline

    2016-12-17T18:21:55Z via SocialMonkeys To: Followers, Public

    Hopefully Atticus is learning that curling up with others is a good thing.

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  • Travel Espruino kit

    2016-10-01T21:48:50Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    For those times when I'm afraid to be too far from an opportunity to tinker. 
    I have a RasPi that travels with me, though I've rarely touched it in the last year-plus that I've been on the road.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2016-10-02T00:58:48Z

    Nice little beast =)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-10-02T17:07:01Z

  • 2016-09-04T18:29:18Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I could have sworn there was a way to edit or delete posts with the web UI.
    No. There never has been.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2016-09-04T18:33:09Z

    The web UI can delete posts.

    It cannot edit them.


    To edit, you can use Pumpa or Dianara, desktop clients.

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-09-04T18:49:08Z

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    >> JanKusanagi:

    “To edit, you can use Pumpa or Dianara, desktop clients.”

    Beauty. I (finally) re-installed Dianara on my ElementaryOS VM and added the --nohttps flag to the menu icon (someday I'm sure I'll find a way to move back to https without losing all federation). It works great! Minor cosmetic issues related to the HiDPI display but it can be tweaked, and HiDPI causes problems in a lot of applications. I'm used to it.


    Nice work!

    Splicer at 2016-09-05T15:31:06Z

    >> Splicer:

    “[...] Minor cosmetic issues related to the HiDPI display but it can be tweaked [...]”

    I imagine... do you have any specific examples? =)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-09-05T15:37:00Z

  • Salamander out by the mudhole

    2016-09-04T18:23:38Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Here's a spot I did successfully drain by hand, which gave us a chance to get the tractor in, dig deeper, and rebuild the road so it's passable.

    Wait, is this a salamander or a newt? I can never keep that straight.

    (reposted as public)
  • Frog in the backyard swamp

    2016-09-04T18:19:55Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Draining the swamp with a hand shovel is perhaps a bit like tilting at windmills, but it does give me a nice chance to see what's living out there.

    (Reposted to make public)

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  • Symmetry has its appeal too.

    2016-03-04T01:03:51Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

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  • Terminal

    2016-03-04T00:58:14Z via SocialMonkeys To: Followers, Public

    I've been in the Bay Area since 1988 and have never taken one of the ferries. Time to correct this oversight.
  • 2016-02-02T18:37:01Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I posted «Second place is the first loozah» to Monochromatic Outlook this morning. https://splicer.com/2016/02/02/second-place-first-loozah 

  • 2016-01-22T02:20:56Z via SocialMonkeys To: Followers, Public

    Turns out there's a new Star Wars movie out.

    W00t? Episode 8 already? ;)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-01-22T02:58:16Z

  • 2015-12-16T19:24:59Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Not quite current any more, but… *sigh* Scalia, Scalia, Scalia…