@berkes ahh I see. I've been there. It's one of the reasons that I eventually built a tool that lets me manage DNS through a version controlled yaml file :ablobgrin:

Link of you're curious: hugot.nl/projects/dns-yml/inde

@berkes it helps to change your TTL to a short interval in preparation of record changes. Still no guarantees tho cause some recursors like to define their own TTL on cached records 🐒

@D wow! It looks incredible!

I wonder, is the material different from other glass types?

Ps: This must be the CRT with the worst screen glare in the world :troll:

@D It looks pretty, but what am I looking at? :blobhyperthink:

@algernon what's they problem you run into when it's a map and not a string? You can still run handlebars on the map's values right?

@algernon @ta180m I wonder if I will feel the same about my ever evolving bash script 😂 . Went through similar motions to find a decent CMS before writing it, but I turned out to be too stubborn for all of them. I wrote a post about the initial version back then (hugot.nl/posts/simple-static-b) and I was convinced that I would never have to change it again because it was "so simple". But now, several alterations later, this kind of needs a new post called "simple static blog revisited".

Or maybe I should take the gardening approach that (I think) you tooted about some time ago and update the post itself 🌱

There's also cases like these, where it just doesn't add anything to the conversation.

Screenshot taken from an RFC for a PHP return type (wiki.php.net/rfc/noreturn_type).

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I noticed an annoying pattern in articles and conversations about software development: Telling people that things are hard.

Concurrency is hard. Use X library or refrain from using it at all.
Naming is hard. So don't feel bad.
Recursion is hard. So don't use it.
Security is hard. Leave that to the "experts", hire a consultant.

X is hard, don't try to do X, just leave it to the experts or use Y and stay where you are.

I don't like these types of statements, I think they discourage developers to grow.

Maybe the more positive alternative is: "X is hard, so I should be aware of my limits, tread carefully and request help when I need it".

Though in a lot of cases I think the statement itself is hollow and is best left out of the conversation.

@uint8_t What u offering for my private keys, I'm a bit strapped for cash

@xerz The fediverse seems to solve different problems to different people. It's hard to say much about that sentence without knowing what social problem they are referring to. Or what they think the fediverse is trying to achieve in that regard.

Broadly speaking though, I'd say that social problems are tackled in all kinds of different ways: legislation, awareness campaigns, non profits, etc. Why would a technical solution be an invalid one, if the motive is still to solve or alleviate a social problem?

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@xerz I agree!

I suspect that a huge driver of this is the de-duplication of effort that has happened in the form of open source packages in recent times. It seems to take a lot less time to create a sleek UI or a basic CRUD API than it used to thanks to the open source packages that can be pulled in.

What do you think? Am I just looking through FOSS colored glasses here? 🤓

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rant about mastodon 

I know Mastodon isnt Twitter, but i see more and more twitterish behaviour on Mastodon. A few years ago of bullying Will Wheaton, naming and spreading fake info, and now i saw doxxing of the conservative judges (a very new low).

Maybe you cant agree with something or someone, but dont be the same as them.

Be better!

Ever since the new matrix app was released in the app store, my life has drastically improved. I didn't realize how much I missed having a good, sleek looking instant messaging app in my pocket.

And I even have whatsapp and telegram all in the same app, through my element home subscription!

Using a real linux phone as daily driver recently got a whole lot comfyer :)

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Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

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