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sh honked 02 Jun 2020 18:24 +0200
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I really forgot how much it bothers me when I a new CD arrives and the case has a crack or is damaged somehow. - I also forgot how often this happens.

sh honked back 02 Jun 2020 07:51 +0200
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@solene Guys is sometimes used none gender specific and is used by people that want to appear cool. I'm hanging out with my guys can also include girls (especially when used by females).

It's a bit dumb and also dated, as nowadays most people try to be more careful with their pronoun choices.

sh honked back 01 Jun 2020 23:48 +0200
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re: re: re: unspecified horror

re: re: re: unspecified horror

@gonzalo Hmm. What's common in my and your screenshot is, that the font is slightly different. Your xsession version is smaller/thinner.

If the lines are thin, antialiasing may play color-games. You could try specifying an bitmap or xfont. If this fixes the color, you know the problem is font processing related.

sh bonked 01 Jun 2020 22:53 +0200
original: redfrog@mamot.fr
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How to know if your neighbours are using #StopCOVID?
Proof of concept with Wireshark:

sh honked 01 Jun 2020 13:53 +0200
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People are not using git anymore these days. They're using github.

It's really sad

sh honked back 01 Jun 2020 11:46 +0200
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re: re: re: unspecified horror

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Loading the fonts before starting xterm helps. I assume X is loading the fonts too late.

This is what I use to load my $HOME/.fonts and some X fonts in /usr/local/share/fonts.

xset fp+ $HOME/.fonts
find /usr/local/share/fonts/* -type d -maxdepth 1 -exec xset fp+ "{}" \;
xset fp rehash


sh bonked 31 May 2020 22:26 +0200
original: matt@penguicon.social
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This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests.

It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information.


sh honked back 29 May 2020 15:15 +0200
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@cadence You're asking the wrong guy. I'm power user and use irssi.

Which OS are you using? In Windows, mIRC was the standard a log time ago. Maybe it still is. On OSX/Unix there is Hexchat and XChat. On iOS there is IglooIRC and on Android it's Revolution IRC.

I would suggest to stay away from IRCCloud and Mibbit.

sh honked 29 May 2020 08:30 +0200
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It's over two months into home office and I'm still putting pants on for work. I'm proud of myself

sh honked 29 May 2020 08:29 +0200
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"Oh look, a carp! If I catch another one, I can start a carpool!"

sh honked back 29 May 2020 08:26 +0200
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/nick thenickyouwant
/msg NickServ register

follow instructions

/msg NickServ help
/msg NickServ help <command>

This should get you started. ChanServ works the same way. (There are others, like Anope, but ChanServ/NickServ are most common.)

Usually IRC servers have a website describing the process as well. It can be customized. Some want an email address or click a link. The bots will tell you.

sh honked back 29 May 2020 08:18 +0200
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@null @cadence

There are several things an IRC operator can enforce.

The default is open for all. That means everybody can connect with whatever nickname they want. (IRCNet for example)

Sometimes you need a user and a password to access a server. This usually needs a registration process on the web. When you're on the server, you can still freely change nicks. This is often done on servers with a limited user group.

Channel Services: This is where NickServ, ChanServ and many other come into play. They act as "super users" that have control over nickname registration etc. For example FreeNode is an open IRC network. You can connect with whatever nick you want. This is fine except this nick is registered. Then you'll be renamed to <nick>__ or Guest12345. If you found a free nick you want to reserve for yourself, you can register on NickServ (by messaging it while you have that nick).

It's indeed not super straight forward when you use it the first time. Sending a user "NickServ" or "ChanServe" my password still feels odd to me. But those names are usually reserved, so it's not possible that there's a user behind that (given you're not having a typo in that name).

IRC is the grand father of chat. It's pretty open. There is often no crypto. It's not federated or anything. Just Servers with Chatrooms and people using them. But everybody can create a new server for his/her/whatever peers. So there are many small servers for special groups that are hard to find but fun to be on :-)

Also, it's mostly text only. No Stickers, no other "fun" stuff that distracts from communication. It's a part I like about it.

sh honked back 29 May 2020 07:42 +0200
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Feel free to ask. It's like a messenger, except public chat groups are the norm. Just drop in and say "hi". You need an irc client and connect it to one or more irc servers. Each server offers many channels (chat rooms). Join whatever channel you want, read it a bit to get the vibe and join the conversation.

sh honked 28 May 2020 15:25 +0200
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It's 2020 and I just bought about 15 CDs just to rip them into flac. Why can't I buy flac in first place?

sh honked back 28 May 2020 13:51 +0200
in reply to: https://bsd.network/users/florian/statuses/104245886376965277
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@florian @solene Also worth a shot: Setting apm -H and choose the "Balanced" CPU and FAN configuration in the Bios.

On my machine, this has the effect that the CPU is scaled down when it reaches 64°C, while keeping the Fan under 4500rpm.

This allows the CPU to act fast on short tasks without scaling delay (is that even noticeable?). Compiling something is slower. But it doesn't bother me, as the machine is still not hot, nor annoyingly loud.

The above is true for my X1 Gen7. One guy on IRC reported that it works the same way on an x230.

sh honked back 28 May 2020 10:21 +0200
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@tallship There was a blue mug with the OpenBSD wireframe puffy. I loved it. Unfortunately it broke and when I decided to replace it, it was a few days after openbsdstore.com closed down and switched to teespring :(

I miss that stuff. But maybe it's still out there somewhere. Or we need to pick this up.

Printing something on a cup or a shirt is not hard these days if the art is available in good quality.

sh bonked 28 May 2020 10:17 +0200
original: tallship@pleroma.cloud
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I'm 1:102/127 (FidoNet) https://nodehist.fidonet.org.ua/?address=1%3A102%2F127
(Same FidoNet node number from about 30 years ago.)

V'Ger is running MysticBBS on Debian Bullseye which is available at:

I do believe I've had an earlier version running on Dragonfly or NetBSD maybe - I really can't remember, it's been a while, but here's some sane install notes current a/o the timestamp that should, at the very least, minimize any advance research prior to installation: https://devo.linboard.org/tallship/mystic/src/branch/master/docs/mystic_install_debian_bullseye.txt

I know that Synchronet had OpenBSD support going back to at least 2002:
http://archives.thebbs.org/bbsnews/ (version 3.10k Beta - OpenBSD-x86, now the website just lists BSDs as supported). You can get that here, but it's been about since that old announcement a couple of decades ago since I've run it on OpenBSD, and I'm not really all that current with all of the modernization aspects of Synchronet:

If both of those don't work out for you, there's an ultra-contemporary system Called ENiGMA½ BBS This will work regardless coz it's just a node app, so Nginx and a current implementation of Node: https://nuskooler.github.io/enigma-bbs/

A lot of my fellow SysOp folks in my fsxNet groups really like Enigma, and think it's the bees knees. Everything is on GitHub, and you can prolly just do a pull to do upgrades.

The Devs for these of the top three BBS systems are active, and responsive on fsxNet, and I would urge you to pick up the SysOp echo's there because there's an awful lot involved in so many aspects. I like Mystic because of the integrated daemon's that I use (Like BINKD), and Netmail and Echomail is a breeze (comparatively) to set up, with local message bases out of the box and a pretty good default editor. If you read my notes on the Gitea server above, you'll appreciate the integrated SSH server and I can point you to a couple of Gopher doors you can install too. Synchronet actually comes with an integrated Gopher server that is decent enough for file bases, but I know you prefer geomyidae ;)

Using the Door systems, you could even install a variation of the Bitreich Kiosk too :)

There's litterally a couple of dozen capable clients, about half of those actually stable ANSI BBS clients w/color, some IPv6, and of course there's always the old standby's that are included on every UNIX system like Kermit and Minicom. Here's a few of the contemporary clients:


If you're interested in fucking around with actual dialup stuff using modems, I've got a couple of old Cyclades cards w/several FXO/FXS ports (they work well with Asterisk installs too, but are 16bit ISA cards) - NOTE: for the sake of your sanity, use either external USR modems or USR internal modems w/Rockwell chipsets - don't even mess with Winmodems.

I'll be happy to help you with the appication process and getting set up on fsxNet too, or I can just give you a feed as a point if all you need is basic Netmail/Echomail communications with the SysOp community.


sh honked 28 May 2020 10:13 +0200
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Whatever I said in my last toot... now I'm not sure. The BTD 800 sounds softer. The 1Mii sounds much more powerful and kicking. It supports aptX HD, which reads like it is good? How can I tell when I have no Idea how those songs are supposed to sound? ;) https://www.aptx.com/aptx-hd

sh honked 28 May 2020 10:00 +0200
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My favorite BT/Audio Dongle is the Sennheiser BTD 800. Unfortunately that's the only one I have that is not supported by OpenBSD :( So I stick to the 1Mii Dongle there.

sh honked 28 May 2020 09:59 +0200
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I got some Bose NC700 Headphones. Now I'm testing my BT/Audio Dongles again. It's interesting how different they sound. Different Codecs, obviously... but BT codecs and such are black magic to me. So I just try and stick to what sounds best.

sh honked 28 May 2020 09:10 +0200
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I have three thinkpads with three different ways to connect to the ethernet. Crazy, right?

sh honked 28 May 2020 08:56 +0200
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Me: I don't have the energy for this.
Also Me: I hate sleep.

Todays energy source: TOOL Forty Six & 2

sh honked 28 May 2020 07:56 +0200
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And my jitsi SIP connector (jigasi) is broken. Out of the blue.

Ok, no SIP then... I'm not going to debug this pile of java.

sh honked 27 May 2020 18:02 +0200
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Tired, unmotivated... okay, that's it for the day. I'm playing #AnimalCrossing

sh honked back 27 May 2020 16:07 +0200
in reply to: https://bsd.network/users/solene/statuses/104240748081391106
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@solene I'm courious, is this going both ways? So is there a mic in as well?

Is it a big difference to a standard thinkpad sound?

I actually have good headphones, but I've never used them with something that's not a thinkpad or a phone.

sh honked 27 May 2020 13:14 +0200
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This whole homeoffice thing is not for me. Too many distractions. And once I really try to focus, the cat is coming around and demands cuddles.

sh bonked 27 May 2020 12:28 +0200
original: tatterberry@mastodon.art
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Hey there, I'm Jess!

I'm mainly a traditional artist who dabbles in digital art. I love watercolour and coloured pencils but I'll use pretty much any art supply because new things are fun.

I also dabble in comic art and hope to get back to it properly someday!

While not arting I mostly play video games. You'll see a lot of ESO fanart here because it's my main MMO!

A watercolour and coloured pencil picture of a serene looking person with long brown hair. Their face is partially obscured by a sunflower, with more in the background.

A watercolour piece of a mysterious looking woman with dark eyes and long red hair, holding a glass orb containing a small plant. Her face is partially obscured by long red hair, and golden vines drape down in front of her.

A digital art piece in yellow, pink and purple of a young woman with white hair, yellow eyes and a yellow scarf, surrounded by white and yellow flowers and leaves.

A greyscale picture of a woman with long dark hair and a fur collar. She wears light leather armour and an enigmatic smile as she looks at the viewer. Her hands rest on the hilt of a large sword. The light of the moon behind her seems to glow oddly from her eyes.

sh honked 27 May 2020 08:49 +0200
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Oh Theo, I may hang this into my office...

"As an OpenBSD developer, you should be able to judge things like this.
You just need to be cynical and it falls into place quickly."

(Theo, after firefox plugin tries mlock and pledge stopped it)

sh bonked 26 May 2020 23:54 +0200
original: _xhr_@mastodon.social
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Is there a reason that every hipster ncurses software needs dozens of colors in the default configuration?

I mean, have you every tried to read dark blue text on a black background?