The Unclear Impact

Kristóf Marussy ferdi |

I'm a PhD student working on the extra-functional requirements and formal verification of cyber-physical system architectures.
I also like free (as in liberty) software, privacy enhancing technologies, and cryptography.

I may not be trans but transgender hating script kiddies are too incompetent to tell the difference. Donkey Kong says trans rights = human rights.


Now I’m confused whether it’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Advent of Code, or Axiom of Choice.

@jonny One more reason to open papers from the authors’ (static html) website or straight from SciHub, even if we have an institutional subscription.

hi I've spent all try trying to fix a blocked toilet please buy my band's music

writing a script to extract music downloaded on Bandcamp Friday into individual directories blobfoxcomfycomputer

re: bikeshedding

@aral @harald It still surprises me why the language that starts with a J and ends with avaScript is viewed so widely as beginner friendly. Among numerous eslint rulesets, typescript annotations, and a package manager that strictly enforces dependency declarations, I’m just starting to entertain the hope that some parts of my code might lack silly bugs…

Nevertheless, it’s what people use nowadays, so that’s what we end up using to reach a wide audience, too. blobfoxbongo

2021: scammers are copying websites from well-known news outlets and buying Facebook advertising space. Don't say victims are dumb, this is pretty convincing.

Screenshot of a sponsored post on Facebook, supposedly from The Guardian, mentioning some sort of crypto ICO by Amazon. Everything looks legit, only the domain name is a bit fishy. Full-page screenshot of the web page you get when clicking on the Facebook post. It looks very much like the actual website of The Guardian, reads quite like an actual news article, and mentions another site where one can buy "Amazon Tokens" Full page screenshot of the supposed "Amazon Token" sale site, which has all the design elements and brands you'd expect from an actual Amazon thing

Neither me nor the channel endorses the consumption of anything. Don’t. Consume. Nuthin’.


re: Messing with Matrix/Dendrite (long)

@trysdyn Isn’t presence turned on most smaller Synapse instances due to ridiculous memory usage, anyways? So no presence support doesn’t sound like that big of a deal.

I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

yesterday I had to record and post-process 5 minutes of narration for a demo video. editing took over 2 hours for me, ouch… blobfoxcry2


I might have created something very cursed:

javascript build tooling is flabbergasting: am I really supposed to check a 2MiB .cjs file into git?

checking in gradle-wrapper.jar was bad enough, but this is on another level

@striker @TransGal4872

[…] you would set the front panel switches to a number and run dsw, which would then read that number of entries from the current directory, print on the terminal the name of the last one it had read, and crash itself, leaving a core dump. You could then, if you wanted, remove the file it had named by reexecuting the core file.

This is legitimately terrifying. blobfoxsipterrified

@jookia yeah, and I guess you’d (firmly) send away people running unofficial binaries to ask support from whoever made the unofficial binary

but that’s way different than actively making sure nothing but the official binaries run at all

@spacekookie It might be completely accidental, but my earbuds had a “normal” cable which broke quite quickly. Replacement cable from the manufacturer was a bit pricey, so I got some random ridiculous looking braided cable off ebay instead, and it haven’t broken since. crossed_fingers_hmn Guess the large braids could provide some stress relief?

since when is not packaging a piece of software on a given platform == the software not supporting the platform at all?

the confusion may come from whether

  1. not supporting == forget it, it’s way too much work to get it start and upstream won’t maintain the patches, or
  2. not supporting == go and send your bug reports to the packager, upstream doesn’t have time for this

it’s especially uncool if normally 2. would be the case, but the developers deliberately make the software defective by using fingerprinting/drm to make sure that 1. is the case blobfoxangry

Try browsing or related to commission an artist instead of wasting time and money on .

Borrowed from @bogswallop

🚫 Buying NFTs

- Bad for the environment
- Usually poor quality and algorithmically generated
- I mean look at this shit (picture is a spoof of one of the monkey NFTs)

✅ Buying commissions

- More directly supports artists

- You can get whatever you want

- Seriously, commission a drawing of yourself getting smooched by your favourite characters (picture is a demonstration of a white generic human figure labelled "YOU" with an alien and Harley Quinn kissing that figure)

- It rules

depol, i guess?

defunding avant-garde music in Germany? this seems oddly familiar from the history books blobfoxthink

@robby isn’t that a lot? the (elixir) process is consuming 110M (out of 4G) for me atm. that said, postgres`takes a lot more for all the connections pleroma has opened…