In-reply-to > Darch comes from my last Mørch which means dark in Danish but it spell mørk when it is not a name. And since you can't use æøå I emails I just came up with sp_darch when I created my very first Hotmail back the late 90s. Pronounced: dark

@ullarah It’s a new thing. I mean, e-mail easily predates Unicode anyway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_and_email My mail server (OpenSMTPD) doesn’t even support it yet. 😬


#rypkb7a
In-reply-to > Darch comes from my last Mørch which means dark in Danish but it spell mørk when it is not a name. And since you can't use æøå I emails I just came up with sp_darch when I created my very first Hotmail back the late 90s. Pronounced: dark

It never occurred to me that you can’t use æøå and the like for emails? Or was this a limitation back in the ye olde days?


#fsw52la
In-reply-to > (#ltytllq) Now that we have that sorted out, I wanna hear your back stories. 😁

I honestly have no clue where mine came from… It’s pronounced you-laah-rah though!

Had something to do with my folks farm back in the 90s. Searching for my nick reveals quite a bit over the past 10 years haha!


#duzakaa
In-reply-to > @movq Maybe I'm somewhat biased, because I had to use the bullshit implementation in Microsoft Excel, but I can't imagine the real thing being much better. 🤔

@thecanine Among the many things I do at work, creating VBA for Excel documents is the most frustrating thing ever… but when it works it’s both a miracle and makes me seem like a master wizard to my manager 😂


#fxxacma
In-reply-to > Well, I think I just lost the “Advent of Code” game (my personal private version of it, anyway). I did day 04 in Python, because I couldn’t conjure up the motivation to do it in Rust. 🤦

@movq Maybe I’m somewhat biased, because I had to use the bullshit implementation in Microsoft Excel, but I can’t imagine the real thing being much better. 🤔


#rfufjaq
In-reply-to > Well, I think I just lost the “Advent of Code” game (my personal private version of it, anyway). I did day 04 in Python, because I couldn’t conjure up the motivation to do it in Rust. 🤦

The real challenge would be to do them all in visual basic and not hang yourself during the first week. 😂


#nuasiyq
In-reply-to > Well, I think I just lost the “Advent of Code” game (my personal private version of it, anyway). I did day 04 in Python, because I couldn’t conjure up the motivation to do it in Rust. 🤦

@prologic I didn’t give up entirely. 😁 Just didn’t reach my goal of doing it all in Rust.

I’m a bit surprised that each task has nothing to do with the previous one. You basically write a new program every day. That really promotes “quick and dirty” solutions. 🤔 I was expecting that the tasks build on each other, like, we’ll have a fully functional submarine at the end. 🥴 You probably didn’t expect that, either – I mean, your solutions in Go are waaaay over-engineered. 😂


#r6vyybq
In-reply-to > My feed has now been rotated. The code in jenny is still experimental. I’ll push it once I’ve tested it for a while.

FYI @fastidious @stackeffect

I pushed the experimental code to jenny’s public repo.

Be aware that it will rotate your files as soon as you run jenny -e or write a new twt. The default number of twts per file is 100.

I hope it’s bug-free, but if you find one, please tell me.

Date-based rotation is not yet implemented and I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to – do we really need that? The main goal of this feature is to keep the files small and I think that “number of twts” is a good measurement for this. But dates? When you write 100 twts per day, you’ll get huge files again. 🤷


#x6kgzsa
In-reply-to > My feed has now been rotated. The code in jenny is still experimental. I’ll push it once I’ve tested it for a while.

@lyse My goal was to keep the files at “a few kilobyte”. 100 lines of twts gets you to around ~25 kB, so I went with that.

I’m not 100% sure about those file names. I certainly want to have the date in there. To avoid collisions, I included the hash. Another way to avoid collisions would be to just use the full date or a UNIX timestamp. 🤔


#htclloa
In-reply-to > (#ltytllq) Now that we have that sorted out, I wanna hear your back stories. 😁

Darch comes from my last Mørch which means dark in Danish but it spell mørk when it is not a name. And since you can’t use æøå I emails I just came up with sp_darch when I created my very first Hotmail back the late 90s. Pronounced: dark


#ezsdbuq
In-reply-to > (#ltytllq) Now that we have that sorted out, I wanna hear your back stories. 😁

So the evolution of my nick is as follows. I had a bicycle that had the word Zephyr written on it. Which means a western wind. That is related to the Greek god Zephyrus.

I liked words where X make a Z sound. And also had a bit of dyslexia so my firs IRC nick was Xypher swapping the y and e.. I would also use the forms Xypherius or just Xypheri.

Because its close hemming to Cypher I found the nick would get used by others.. Though that is not my origin.

Later I would sign websites I created as The X-Urban Underground (where X was short for Xypher) and that evolved to xuu. Pronounced like zoo.


#nocd7lq
In-reply-to > @ocdtrekkie also on another note I’m so glad you’ve logged back into your account on my pod again and posted because I’m in the process of cleaning up old rubbish accounts that never really got used you know what I mean 😜

@ocdtrekkie That’s right! Wasn’t my pod hosted at twtxt.mills.io or something at some point? Were you literally once of the first to join my pod? 🤔


#qiorj5a
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@jlj Yeah sad how awful Slashdot is really 😢 I follow only because I can actually read the useful stuff under all the crap 😂


#cg2y5qa
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@fastidious CmdrTaco left a long time ago.


#azgpbea
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@fastidious I agree it’s rather butt fuck useless 😁


#mcebpuq
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic Slashdot hasn’t been relevant for years.


#2pnazgq
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

These Slashdot authors are a bit dumb 🤦‍♂️


#6h2b4na
In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot da fuq?! Isn’t this 5 days late?! 🤦‍♂️ Advent of Codr started already duh 🤣


#h5l3pma
In-reply-to > Well, I think I just lost the “Advent of Code” game (my personal private version of it, anyway). I did day 04 in Python, because I couldn’t conjure up the motivation to do it in Rust. 🤦

@movq I think I’ve given up also! 🤦‍♂️ too dumb to do all this heavy algorithm shit 😆 too busy on things like oh I dunno making Yarn.social better 😂


#gos2qcq