Recent twts from lyse

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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.

#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.

@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.

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. 🤔

@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.

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.

About 15-20 minutes the rain stopped and the thunder and lighning rolled past. So we continued our journey and I finally filled my two one liter bottles successfully. Every now and then it drizzled a little bit through the forest. We reached our homes and a couple minutes later rain hit again. Thunder and lighning went crazy. The sky lit up every few seconds and this continued through half of the night.

Right after I hung up to meet my mate, another mate called and reported a few villages north of us they experienced hail sized a bit under golf balls. But he luckily managed to get the car in the underground carpark in time.

Today, it rained the whole morning. This was great since the temperatures stayed below 20°C, so my walk was a real joy. It’s going to get close to 30°C tomorrow, though, gnarf, örks, bwäh. :-(

(#qf25iia) @carsten And now you added a rule to move mails matching * into the trash? ]:-> And why the heck does it take time for new rules to take effect? Not confidence-inspiring at all.

(#qpudoia) @carsten I agree, error handling often takes up much more than the happy path. My first work mate hammered that into me right at the beginning of my work life. Even if you don’t think that something can fail, chances are it still might. So always be safe than sorry. This attitude quickly proofed to be correct. Sure enough, I ran into – and luckily handled – errors that were initially thought to be impossible. I’m very grateful for these valuable lessons.

(#qfy2tvq) @novaburst @movq How I deal with that? I have a large lightning protector tree in front of the house! Just need to hope that it doesn’t crash into the roof once it gets a strike.

Other than that I don’t have a good strategy either. Since I don’t use 2FA and have some hard passwords memorized, I might be able to recover some data/accounts, but definitely not all. Have to come up with a suitable battle plan in the future.

#itgqqpq movq > Yet another golden sunset from yesterday:

@movq Bloody gorgeous, mate! \o/ Super great shots, I have to say. :-) Somehow your URLs for the small and large versions completely differ. Is that on purpose? Also, an important hint for others: I just found out by accident that the directory listing will show more pictures. Totally worth to manually go up (or use your browser’s shortcut support, if possible).

Today, I decided to take some photos again on my way in the woods. Couldn’t be bothered the last two days. It was too humid and I leaked like crazy. Surprisingly, I went outside, though.

#l3sxj7a movq > We assembled one of those yesterday: https://www.omlet.de/shop/h%C3%BChnerzucht/walkinrun_h%C3%BChnerauslauf/ Way more exhausting than I thought. 🤣 I’m so sore …

@movq I usually only use eggs for baking or fry them for potatoes and spinach. @prologic Why don’t you have them anymore? Did the fox get them all when the door didn’t close in time? ]:->

#fdpyt2a movq > Crazy sunset (it’s that time of the year again)

@movq @ionores These numbers are like rolling a dice. I only know the folk saying “Morgenrot, schlecht Wetter droht” – “Red sunrise impends bad weather”. Not sure, though, whether there are any scientific data to back it up or not. The only country lore that’s always true is: “Wenn der Hahn kräht auf dem Mist, ändert sich’s Wetter oder es bleibt wie es ist” – “When the cock crows on the dung heap, the weather changes or stays the same”.

#l3sxj7a movq > We assembled one of those yesterday: https://www.omlet.de/shop/h%C3%BChnerzucht/walkinrun_h%C3%BChnerauslauf/ Way more exhausting than I thought. 🤣 I’m so sore …

@movq Cool, so you’re now getting fresh eggs each morning? :-) Building stuff always takes way longer than expected. Especially if you’re getting baked like an egg by sun. At least down here, yesterday was very brutal. I assume it wasn’t much different at your place.