@verretor I keep an eye on the Federated feed because I run my own single-user server and am concerned about some of the stuff that floats around the Fediverse. I want to be sure I'm not storing anything that might carry liability (esp. if the idiots ever succeed in gutting 230).

@verretor fwiw, i have a few personal criteria I use for blocking federation (porn, rage, constant trolling, extremist left or right, authoritarian politics, etc.) Kiwifarms ended up on my block list for something (I don't recall what) that came across my Federated feed.

I may have to reevaluate though if you're happy over there.

Long shot, but does anyone I follow have a copy of the publication EIA-305 Display Storage Tube Nomenclature? The last printing was 1978 and the only place I've found to get a copy costs $78 and is a "Secure PDF," which sounds likely to be unreadable garbage.

Watching Secrets of Sulphur Springs with the kiddo and can't help but see it as a derivation of Dark, simplified and sanitized for the younger set.

No judgement. Great artists steal and all that.

@feoh I use it personally to drive financial transaction progression between several APIs and database updates for a cryptocurrency application. So not necessarily performance intensive, but critical to get right.

Like code I've written in Haskell I have high confidence that once built, it will just keep going. Much more so than the NodeTS and Java applications I replaced with the Rust code.

@feoh I feel like there's more energy toward Rust these days. But my perspective is influenced by my employer (which is all in on wasm).

Personally, I've tried both and could never get in to Go. I'm beginning to really like Rust, though.

If you get a new audio interface like this one, check that your sample rate is correct before bugging your other synth manufacturer about their device being out of tune.

I always assumed a mismatch (48k when it should be 44.1k) would just result in distortion. Apparently it can sound perfectly fine - just out of tune. TIL.

Looking over the FediBlock list. It's troubling how "free speech" (or the non-cute euphemism "freeze peach") is used as the sole justification for a block in many instances.

I'll block an instance in an instant for being hateful or for harassment or for posting terrible stuff. But I'm not going to block someone for saying they support freedom.

@eff I just had gigabit symmetric fiber turned up at my (very rural) house. A local ISP is pushing "fiber to the farm" and it is life-changing. My previous options were terrestrial wireless or (more recently) Starlink.

Fiber is the superior medium for carrying fixed broadband by almost every metric: available bandwidth, SNR, theoretical capacity, real-world throughput, latency, and jitter. Learn more about why Fiber is a superior medium for 21st century broadband eff.org/wp/case-fiber-home-tod

Hooked up with a Mastodon relay. Some interesting new stuff coming in now.

But wow, a lot of just terrible shit, too. It's been a busy morning of blocking federation for trash that I don't need on my server.

...then to make it work, I configured one of the SRX interfaces with an address of and added that interface to my starlink-untrust zone and my starlink-router virtual router. That was sufficient such that the app on my phone connected to my existing WAP (which routes through Starlink using the other SRX interface) can connect.

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Starlink uses some unconventional configuration between their WAP, the dish, and the app to monitor the satellite connections. That monitoring communication is fixed to address, which Starlink expects to exist on the same L2 network as their CG-NAT range (i.e., not routed - same broadcast domain). I had to pull out an old Ethernet switch to make it work with my SRX 550. I used two interfaces on the SRX (one for each network) and brought them together on the little dumb switch.

Unpopular opinion: slapping a tablet on your wall with a "dashboard" is not the height of home automation; it's a silly distraction.

Programming your house to anticipate and respond to your needs before they're realized should be your goal.

The progression of my attempts to print a stand for my Jetson Nano with camera.

This is my second creation - other than printing a few predesigned models from Thingiverse just to figure out the mechanics of the printer. It's my first attempt at printing something designed in Blender to be measurement-precise.

I'll probably do one more attempt because the quality at the base of the legs is sloppy because of the near-horizontal orientation. I haven't quite figured out how to do that right.

I really like the way the StarLink equipment is packaged. It's truly an ISP in a box - everything is already connected and requires you to just physically place it and plug one power cable in.

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