Apparently there are people who can't wash dishes if there's 1 (one) other item in the sink
.:weird and hungry content creator:.
.:an artificial construct of someone’s mind somewhere on the other end of the net:.
The rumours say i may write..
Please don't use automated translation to write if you don't know a language, we can use it to read instead
Copyright is stupid and unethical. Free software and libre culture ftw!
Being on my "following" list does not imply endorsement, though being on my "mute" list implies dis-endorsement
Apparently there are people who can't wash dishes if there's 1 (one) other item in the sink
Things that do not change wherever you go: the moon, pigeons and unattended trash
..and optional file peer count is unreliable in both directions: it can show 1 peer (i.e. self) when the file is fully available from proxies or show multiple peers when the file hasn't been fully uploaded even once..
Well, my day was more intense than 0me&0hello feeds together..
Btw, would be nice if "files" tab on 0hello would show how much overlap exists on minimally distributed parts of file. Right now it's possible that file appears well-seeded (size of upload > size of file, multiple peers), but in reality it's only full on your (original) node (e.g. first half was distributed across three peers from your node and then redistributed further, increasing peer count)
ZeroMe activity feed is broken. Profiles/posts are linked on wrong hubs. E.g. vane vander's profile is instead linked on sun hub which gives "User not found or muted" message. No idea whether that's related to general hub issue or something feed-specific
I sell number 3. Expensive. Quick & safe deal. Bitcoin or your favourite crypto
Maybe this isn't a best of ideas, but here's a little experiment: capitalistic anti-democratic poll. Well, of course that's just a fancy name for fundraising, but here's a catch: not only you have an option to support me and my work, you have an option to express unsupport of it (of course, it wouldn't make sense if i could use money from nonsupporters, so all of it will go to charity). To express your support, send coins (BTC) to 1NoaWahAZJ38mkzJRNHWYnt7U19MkXtfUy (check balance), to express dissupport (a.k.a. "go find a normal job"), 17noRfojPWeukwzTbDVGt7aTDrau4H6Lvw (check balance)
No fancy interface, unfortunately, but it should do for an experiment
There seems to be a problem with overwriting optional files. Proxies (z.hex3.cf and zn.amorgan.xyz) react poorly on this file, returning either timeout or not found error
I've been using "i don't feel like MC right now" as an excuse for not writing novel far too long. At this rate, i might be feeling as close to MC as i ever going to get since, so it's not really an excuse
// That said, i might be getting closer to how another MC feels
Sonic collage update: now using recordings from three contributors. But it's still not too late to contribute!
Sorry for the delay (and double notification if you're subbed there), "sea alarm" MV is up
What's up with camera apps which insert few still frames at the end?..
I've received records from three people. Now i feel like a social person
*** Exception: Prelude.read: no parse
Punishment for adhoc parsing, i guess...
New Kdenlive has slightly different arrangements of video/audio tracks. On one hand it's more intuitive that you get av separated (but linked, of course) by default; on the other, it breaks expectations from previous versions and you have to create enough audio tracks, even if you plan to get rid of audio from clips later..
It's not very important, but it'd be nice to have an option to have loose indicator (e.g. very low, low, medium, large.. can be expressed with icons or color) of peers instead of exact numbers — those can be a little distractive
I'm surprised i ever enjoyed OS install&admin stuff. These days i'm just annoyed when i have to spend more than one command on it or don't get the answer on the first search result
It's annoying when Ardour is not WYHIWYG due to too high master volume. Luckily, it can be fixed just by turning that down
Got an offer to sell out (*). I'd rather continue with my lifestyle instead of all that money, but after only spending for a few months, i'm not so sure
(*): nothing unethical like using copyright to restrict freedom of sharing, just something that doesn't sound especially fun or helpful
It's really weird, but i'm starting to suspect qTox to be responsible for random shutdowns/reboots. Will do some experiments
A note on using flashcards / spaced repetition: while it's possible to remember random info (e.g. words of a language which you don't use), it is more effective to first structure info you want to remember, make associations, etc. Multimedia cards (e.g. with pictures) may partially solve this, but they don't add much to the problem of differentiation between similar cards (words, characters, what have you). You'll have to put those in context, either by using what you learn or by creating some artificial contexts (back in the day when i was learning hiragana, i've made some mnemonic rules and it worked pretty well even without flashcards)
All of this may seem obvious if you've dug the theme, but then knowing and acting on it are two different things. Grabbing a ready-made deck and grinding through it is just easier
So used to say "see you" that saying "bye" takes extra effort
After receiving recording from two contributors, i started to work on sonic collage (previously announced here)
Here's a preview. Contributions are still welcome; all you need is to make a sound (not necessarily musical) recording and send it to me, then watch it being mixed and mangled
Some depressive soundtrack sketch for that vn
When i read "your ad- or script- blocking software is interfering with our site, disable it to view the page", i read that as "this script is made to interfere with our site, find and disable it to view the page"
There is no point in all that performance if cooling system can't handle it. Or rather, it is actually harmful
It shouldn't be the one who posts to decide how their data is represented. Forums, microblogging platforms, imageboards, blogs, chats do not differ in data they store significantly. Perhaps it does make sense to tag posts as to what system do they originate from, but otherwise it should be up to user how to view them.
This could be implemented in 0net as it is, but would require reading through all the different dbs. With single db and, better yet, single table, that would be so much more natural
Lol, now we have some topics for idiot detection
If you think any thought long enough, you may come to the same conclusion
Continuing early release policy: unfinished untitled track (short version)
Feels good to be able to escape anything. I guess space travel ideas are not that irrational after all
API should be friendly and flexible, all data should be accessible to any app as long as user allows it. The easiest solution: do not mix&match fs and dbs, do not split db into multiple ones. This simplifies storage on one hand, but on the other, it poses some challenges in terms of organizing data flexibly. This can be solved either by allowing custom tables (inside one db) or by having universal schema extendible via tags. First approach simplifies advanced schemas, while second one simplifies things like search.
Both inter-node communication and API are probably to be based on db-access commands (i.e. create/modify/delete row(s)), with some hints to user as to why certain permissions are required. User should be able to give these permissions individually, or even using some (possibly complex) criteria (e.g. only allow certain app posting into certain "site", which by the way becomes ephemeral concept, but more on that later)
One question can arise from this: can all this coexist with current fs/db system? The answer is, of course, yes. Adopting existing data might be not the most pleasant thing, but it shouldn't be impossible. A conversion utility from signed
content.json can be made, which, if enabled, would be alternative way to prove ownership of data. It would, of course require "too much" permissions, but 1) they will be "local" and 2) history logging should be available anyway
@Moor: it's really hard to track changes in thinking processes. I think i've noticed i don't really think in any language after i was learning lojban, but directly it was a result of introspection, so i can't say whether it was influenced by lojban in any way or not. Otherwise, lojban has capabilities to express thoughts in ways closer to how they appear, at least in terms of grammar; that might influence thinking processes, but i've never got to the point where i could actually construct complex construct on the fly. At best, i could think "what are the particles used in that construct?", then look them up and then make sentence; the great thing is, of course, that in lojban desired constructs exist more often than in natlangs. So one aspect of my thinking definitely changed: i became less forgiving to clumsiness of natlangs' grammar ^_^
Now for the bad things. The language itself is a little bit heavy; simple constructs are very simple, but when you want more complex grammar, the amount of particles can grow fast (one of the reasons for this is "monoparsing" and related to it lack of intonation based punctuation; "punctuation" in lojban is just words). I can't be certain of this due to lack of fluency, but it seems that some of the decisions might have been less than optimal. Another famous caveat is that for fine-grained concepts you either have long barely pronounceable words, or arbitrarily chosen words which you have to learn separately (like in any natlang; one of lojban's initial features was that if you learn ~2k root-words + particles and grammar, that's basically it)
But perhaps more disheartening for me were the community issues. Many people were creating new constructs in lojban, or alter how things work; some of these changes were adopted by majority, some weren't; but at some point the difference in dialects and ambitions of people to call their dialect "true lojban" led to some "heavy disputes". I might even be better off recommending "zantufa", although i don't quite remember what were grammatical differences exactly
My final conclusion that it might be better to create a new language, taking experience of lojban and possibly other conlangs (ithkuil seems like another great language, but whereas learning lojban is easier than natlangs (barring lexical similarity), ithkuil might actually be harder), but then, of course, i never went far
Possibly not final version, but this should be good enough in case i'll never feel like returning to it: "unfunny jokes' king", another vocal song, this time fresh from Ardour
Одновременно читать текст и слушать несовпадающий вокал — то ещё упражнение в ловкости. К сожалению, вызывает некоторое антипогружение. Но ничего, потом ещё чисто аудио послушаю, оно того (как и следовало ожидать) стоит
Не знаю, может потом ещё более подробный отзыв напишу, но если кратко ("спойлеров" в общем-то нет, хотя как и любой отзыв, может повлиять на восприятие, так что..; и да, я в основном сравниваю с предыдущими работами):
сюжета тут (как и следовало ожидать хотя бы даже из-за длины) почти нет, возможно без видео его даже трудно будет уловить. тот, что есть, выглядит более "логичным" нежели "выдуманным"
та же философская тема, что и в предыдущей "симфонии" (ну и "последнее кольцо" конечно вспоминается). содержимое комментировать не буду (безо всяких намёков), но само нормальное поднятие темы очень даже приветствую. и по впечатлениям, здесь таки лучше раскрыто, чем в симфонии
всё тот же (в хорошем смысле; прогресс тоже заметен) саунд, создающий атмосферу фантастики
ирония. как и следовало ожидать, довольно тонкая ирония там присутствует. не помню, чтобы такое было в предыдущих операх Аргонова, хотя возможно это моё упущение
PS: ну, про иронию действительно больше упущение. или: неточность. и в 2032, и в Русалочке ирония тоже есть, просто.. немного другая
There is one reason why writing one long track is easier than few short ones that add up to the same length: you can keep reusing same material (with variations, perhaps).
But there are more reasons why it's harder: if you want to get "full picture" of the song, listening takes more time; if you at all care about consistency, it's harder to preserve without sounding boring; even if it's not as monotonic to bore listeners, constant relistening may still bore you..
Оказывается, Виктор Аргонов / Complex Numbers выпустили новую "техно-оперу" (доступна по второй ссылке) почти год назад. Вот так вот не следишь за людьми, а они что-нибудь и сделают. Не сомневаюсь, что что-то хорошее
Apparently Viktor Argonov / Complex Numbers had released new "techno-opera" (english video version on youtube, though vocals are still in russian) almost year ago. After their previous work, i'm really excited and looking forward to listening
I've learned what "still life" means long time ago, but my first reaction is still to read "still" as adverb (which is, of course, ungrammatical, but doesn't lack its weird meaning)
So here's a place for unalbumed music. And the first track released this way is going to be.. the previously unpublished 2012 hit "i cannot stand this anymore"
I'm making a VN demo. Now it's official
I had a few reasons to publish music as whole albums: redundancy of reuploads (with fixed tags, or perhaps even some changes), aesthetics, laziness. But now it's time to do the right marketing thing and publish songs individually and only then pack them together
Kdenlive updated. Hopefully it's not going to break anything
(continuing from here)
To solve tracking problem it should be enough to track all outgoing data. This sounds like a complicated, if not impossible, task. But only as long as we allow user-submitted code to do anything, if we treat it as a compiled blob. If we treat code as pure expressions (code is data), we can see what they evaluate to, which variables are in the formula (side note: implemented in most straightforward way, the system would allow false positives, e.g. if code author writes
current_time * 0, the system might consider that
current_time is used in calculation; but nobody should need such code and even if they somehow do, there can be a way to account for that too). As such, we can notify user exactly which data is collected (for example: text in field
message and timestamp of clicking
post button can be collected on message board); if user is curious, they can look what processing is done with that data, but for most low-interactive sites that shouldn't even be necessary. More complex apps, such as games (especially realtime ones), would need more thorough inspection, but even then those are supposed to collect your actions anyway (and passive fingerprinting info such as screen resolution can still be preserved).
At its core, 0net is a distributed database + web api to read and write that db. Distributed, database and api levels all work, but have well known issues. Instead of addressing these individually, how about we look at the big picture and set priorities first?
Security, privacy, anonymity, efficiency, user control, ease of use and of site development, ability to create powerful apps all seem reasonable goals.
Typically, though, some of these goals are sacrificed for the sake of others. In particular, "power" in web, typically implemented via js and its apis, is a source of unwanted tracking and plain malicious code; privacy-protecting tools typically work by cutting down browser features. But does it really have to be that way? Shouldn't it be possible to build a rich application and prove it only does what it is supposed to (and thus isn't malicious) at the same time? Better yet, get that proof for free?
More translations, this time poetry
For the english-speaking: voice from a choir (Alexander Blok)
Для русскоязычных: осенедень (Райнер Мария Рильке)
Both strive to be close to original in wording, sentence structure and size, at expense of rhyming and being natural
Немного лоллирую с людей, бравирующих совковым детством и даже не слышавших про "выборы" в СССР. Хотя на самом деле немного грустно
Реакция российских властей в связи с выборами в МГД может показаться гипертрофированной, но истории с обысками по старому месту жительства многое объясняют. При таком уровне компетентности паранойя развивается слишком легко.
Хотя безусловно и версия о "давайте запугаем всех" тоже имеет место
Yet another noise album: misconcept. Currently working on a perhaps more generally appealing rhythm&noise track
Immediate fear (e.g. of some action) can be overcome by rationally considering outcomes and accepting the worst of them. Background insecurities seem to be much harder to deal with
"Hello ZeroMe" post discloses your locale (out of whatever translations 0me has available) without consent or warning
"Преданная революция: что такое интернет и куда он идёт"
I wonder if system with likes, but no dislikes encourages more negative comments (proportionally to positive ones, which can be substituted by likes)
People who write "you don't want to see the ads, we get it, but please make exception for us" don't fucking get it
JS errors are user-friendly. When you get "XXX is undefined" message, it means that XXX is associated with value
undefined, not that XXX is undefined, though of course sometimes these meanings may overlap
ru.zeronet сезон пятый, серия седьмая: "Siliks vs if0: начало"
A little teaser:
how often weep we — you and i — our miserable lives oh, my friends, if you would know the cold and dark of days to come
If you recognize source, you win
It seems there is another attempt to force users install government MitM certificate in Kazakhstan
What i was actually getting at is that i'm not very motivated at making english translations of Dazai, after attempting and running into "i need to use dictionary again" kind of issues, and, perhaps more importantly, noticing that i'm not as confident of my judgements about "feel" of various constructions in english
Another thing is that translation might require better target language knowledge then doing original writing in it. When you do originals, you're free to choose style, grammar, words as you wish; translation doesn't give you that freedom. This is similar to playing your own music vs performing whatever is given to you: in former case you can work around your weakness, in latter you have to be prepared for anything
It may seem as though the most important part of translating is understanding original meaning. Depending on source material, your knowledge of source and target languages, that could be far from reality. Canonical example is poetry translation where some translators might not even know original language and instead use raw (unpoetic) translation (not sure what's the proper term) and then turn it into poetry
One moment i'm almost effortlessly hitting E, the other i can't get reliable C. This is sorta frustrating
Perhaps the hardest part of language learning is when you know a little, but can't really use it in the way you want (read / listen / converse / whatever..) without pausing to look up words, or grammar, or notation all the time
Kids learning their first (native) language seemingly don't have as much of a problem with
looking asking up words