bn4t boosted

Sometimes you insist on knowing something but will be proven wrong. Taking that and learning form it, which makes the difference between being an old grumpy person and a learning grumpy person.

I happy that I made it yesterday to be the latter:

shivering-isles.com/til/2020/0

TL;DR: while port 465 was deprecated in 1998 for smtps, it was refused by RFC8314 for "submissions" which is most people used it for years anyway. Main difference: It's standardised now.

#mail #smtp #submission #linux

@sir
I'm curious, what solution do you use for sourcehut in regards to postgresql availability?

bn4t boosted

@Gargron it's time to tell instance administrators that blocking other instances prejudicially does more harm to the fediverse, than good to the users.

We need to encourage users to actively use self moderation tools such as blocking and filtering, and teach administrators that domain blocking should be a last resort action — e.g. when one instance actively attacks yours, not when one users from that other instance says something that single user on your instance may be offended of.

bn4t boosted

java feels like if the sunk cost fallacy was a programming language

bn4t boosted

@sir @lanodan imagine if any other business accepted the things software engineering accepts?

"Yeah sometimes your car doors just won't open. Restart it and see if that helps".

"We couldn't make this fridge run on the west coast power grid so we shipped it together with a complete miniature power grid that the user can dock into their kitchen."

"I know this microwave uses 4000W but have you seen the pretty UI?"

bn4t boosted

@lanodan we have the absolute worst standards of any engineering discipline, we have a million poorly educated programmers using toy hammers and orbital lasers to build bridges out of popsicle sticks and children's toys out of refined uranium and everything is on fire and WHY ARE WE OKAY WITH THIS

I'm going to take a break from the fediverse for a month. See y'all on the other side.

every time I kill a mosquito I feel like I've just done something good for humanity.

bn4t boosted
bn4t boosted

Not to forget the good news today: the SpaceX Crewed Dragon docked with the International Space Station moments ago

Sometime ago I saw a linux distro on birdsite that was focused on usability and also cost something.

Anybody know by any chance what the name of this distro is? I can't seem to find it anymore.

bn4t boosted

Today I found out that this wait time only exists when if you leave the service manager window open.

What a well designed OS.

Show thread
bn4t boosted

Just got another email from a blind user of SourceHut thanking me for caring about accessibility in my work. And honestly, it wasn't difficult. I don't understand why my peers in web development seemingly couldn't give a rat's ass about accessibility. Maybe because at their level of complexity, to them "accessibility" means "a shitload of aira tags and a ton of work", whereas at my level of complexity it means "just keep it simple and don't do anything particularly stupid"

Actually I think it's more than 10 minutes. Probably more like 15-20 minutes.

Show thread

The service system of windows is especially bad.
Oh you want to make a service out of your program? Please integrate two extra classes into your code so our stupid service manager can start your program. Oh you want to reinstall the service. You can't just reinstall it, no no, please first uninstall it then wait about 10 minutes until it's actually removed, until you can install it again.

I mean service scripts are bad but this is another level.

Show thread

I can't express in words how much I hate windows. The day can't come soon enough when I won't have to work anymore with this pile of shit .

Migrated all my zones to from coredns to knot. Knot just makes it so much easier to use dnssec.

bn4t boosted
bn4t boosted
Show more
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!