(#7ejbduq) @screem Oh dude! That’s fucking amazing work! 🙇‍♂️ And all of this with my nifty little zs static site generator?! 😳

(#6e5zxdq) @eldersnake Yeah I get it, I’ve been super busy at my day job 🤦‍♂️ It’s been burning far too much of my time and have been finding it quite hard to do things I want to do 😅

@fastidiou Unfortunately has decided for personal reasons to leave the cyberspace / social world behind. I get it, but I’m also sad because he was a pretty great addition to our little community. I still strongly believe in building smaller interconnected communities, so I kind of miss him being around for that reasons. 😢

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@lyse Thank you! I didn’t make the ASCII art of the flag. JGS are (presumably) the initials of the person who did. I found it on this website and tweaked it a bit to add color.

The stars are open to interpretation. If I made the background blue and the colons white, it didn’t look right, so I made the colons blue. Perhaps the stars are invisible, or if the stars are blue, perhaps it’s the 48 star flag in use from 1912 until 1959, when Alaska joined the union. :)

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@mckinley Being German I naturally don’t care for flags, but I have to admit the colored version on your website looks even nicer than the black and white one here. Are JGS at the very end the true initials of your name? And I can’t resist to ask which two states you left out? ]:-> Anyways, enjoy your holiday!

#zaynxja thecanine > Tried making an even more low-rez version of the current profile picture. Probably too low-rez to be used, but wanted to share it anyway.

@thecanine And so the quest for the smallest number of pixels required to draw a dog continues. Still recognizable, no issues. And not bad of a result either. :-) I just have to squint a bit.

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@mckinley Huh very nice ! 🤣 and it looks like it runed nicely too 👌

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#zaynxja thecanine > Tried making an even more low-rez version of the current profile picture. Probably too low-rez to be used, but wanted to share it anyway.

@thecanine Hehe the problem with low res stuff for me is, because I’m blind, I tend to use my eye-piece which blows things up by 15x 😆

#y7tpdwq lyse > My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn't survive Corona) with some detours.

@lyse This is true 👌

#y7tpdwq lyse > My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn't survive Corona) with some detours.

Don’t worry, @prologic. :-) Except for one other I couldn’t do that with all my other hiking mates. Not even close. To complicate things even further, there were some rougher spots and all the inclines would slow down progress substantially. At least one hour on top, probably even two.

To be fair, when I started all the hiking a few years back, my endurance was really low, too. I couldn’t have done that back then in this time. I went out for half an hour to an hour, then I was whacked. Nothing comes from nothing.

#y7tpdwq lyse > My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn't survive Corona) with some detours.

@lyse Nice! 👌 I think I’d be too unfit for ath 😅

#y7tpdwq lyse > My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn't survive Corona) with some detours.

@prologic This is quite fast, yes. But we both are quite fast walkers, so the speed wasn’t too bad. The heat was way more brutal, especially since we had a lot of sections without shade. It’s hard to guess but maybe 50:50 in the shade and in the sun. Luckily, I wore my trusty Akubra. And we had to be very economical with our water, since we only decided on the way to go for the trip we had talked about months ago. So we weren’t prepared for it.

But we had the paths mostly for us, there were only very few other people around. So that was cool.

#y7tpdwq lyse > My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn't survive Corona) with some detours.

@lyse Was it tiring walking that distance in that time? Seems pretty fast to me 🤔

My mate and I spontaneously decided to go for a longer tour today in 29°C heat. We ended up hiking 23 km in 4:30 hours. I had two liters of mineral water in my backpack and we bought a bottle of cherry limonade each on the way in. In the end we opted for pear limo at the same self-service fridge. What a great invention these small vending machines and self-service huts are! In Germany shops are closed on Sundays, so we would have needed to find an open restaurant (plenty didn’t survive Corona) with some detours.

It was my first time on that particular terrain. We went through some beautiful and quaint forest paths with scenic views. I forgot to put my SD card back into my camera, so no photos until my mate will send me his.

Now my feet a cooling off in a bucket of cold water. Superb.

#3evndzq movq > Hmm, @prologic / @lyse: Should we remove the section “Traditional Human-Readable Topics” from the spec? Or mark is as deprecated? I haven’t seen this being used in the wild for years. 🤔

@lyse I definitely think we should drop the longer form that involved a full url.

Also given that there’s a growing number of clients that support this, I’d consider it pretty accepted nowadays.

#3evndzq movq > Hmm, @prologic / @lyse: Should we remove the section “Traditional Human-Readable Topics” from the spec? Or mark is as deprecated? I haven’t seen this being used in the wild for years. 🤔

@movq @prologic I just reread the spec and it seems to be even a bit outdated regarding machine-parsable conversation grouping. We long dropped the need to specify a whole hash tag with URL (#<hash url>), the simplified version without the URL (#hash) is enough.

The hash tag extension specification is kind of missing the same. However, I’m not sure if that short form is considered supported in general (as opposed to be a special case for subjects only) by the majority of the twtxt/yarn community.

Now the question arises, in order to keep things simple, should we even only allow the simplified twt hash tag for subjects and forbid the long version? This would also save quite a bit of space. The URL is probably not shown anyways in most clients. And if so, clients might rewrite URLs to their own instances. On the other hand, there’s technically nothing wrong with the long version in current parser implementations. And deprecating stuff without very good reason isn’t cool.

#rd6lomq lyse > Yesterday, we had a heavy thunderstorm in the evening. At first it wasn't too bad, just thunder in the distance and then a few drops of rain for at most five minutes. That was it. Alright, I thought, it's over, let me call a mate and walk to the dairy farm. The heavy clouds looked awesome, a bit threatening but mostly harmless and just beautiful. We decided on a small detour to the home made ice cream vending machine and got ourselves some expensive, but very yummy pineapple/mint, yoghurt and raspberry/basil tubs. Mint was super strong, had to eat three spoons of some other flavors to actually taste it. A few spoons in and then the thunder rolled in from nowhere. So we quickly headed for the dairy farm while eating our ice creams. Half way there the sky floodgates opened and we took cover under a tree at the local playground. A minute later we decided to climb up the slide tower, because it had a proper roof. A tiny bit of hail cam down, but nothing serious.

@prologic @movq Thanks mates! Yeah, lens flares rock. But especially for 24 I had several attempts to take one without any flares to more closely match the beautiful reality. I failed miserably. Still super cool shot, though.