@shubh thanks! :D
@shubh thanks! :D
the last of the ones i'm willing to post in public. i love how the red pops here, but i reckon i could've done without the tree.
yet another in central helsinki. i seem to remember trying to center the lamp post and use the two buildings as a frame but i clearly failed. perhaps i should've attempted this in portrait!
also my neighborhood. i was trying to go for a shot with leading lines, but i think it turned out too noisy. perhaps a 50mm lens would've helped narrow down the focus point a bit.
another shot from central helsinki. one of the last shots on the roll and i wasn't expecting it to turn out as anything good. happy surprise.
one of the buildings in my apartment complex. this picture is rather interesting because of the lines/geometry. perhaps some more breathing room above the building might've helped.
sometime around golden hour. i really like the bokeh.
one of the best shots from this roll. very random shot of anton sitting at his desk, at work.
i really wasn't expecting this to turn out so well since there was hardly any light, but it looks very moody. shot somewhere near my place.
this was in central helsinki, on mannerheimintie. i love the color of the sky and the power lines that cut across. probably should've paid attention to the lower part of the frame where the window's get cut off partially.
alright! my digital scans came in earlier today and for my first ever roll of 35mm film, i think i didn't do _too_ bad. there's a lot for me to learn—especially around composition and framing, but i'm rather happy with some of these shots.
i've picked the "best" ones for this thread (there are a few that are terribly out of focus, lol).
the first one here is a few cherry blossoms in my neighborhood. i guess moving closer to the branch in focus could've helped since it's now just mushed in with the background.
my new eskate stand!
(hint: actually a guitar stand)
and i mean sure, i guess we’ve known it’s possible for a while now, and of its ability to be weaponised. but the larger problem at hand with no clear solution: how can this be fought? how do we know this hasn’t happened before? yes the “truth” came out, but now what? it doesn’t matter that it did, since it’s only going to be a small fraction of the audience learning of it. it’s too late. we live in a post-truth world and it doesn’t matter if the truth comes out—if it didn’t come out first.
and i mean sure, i guess we’ve known it’s possible for a while now, and of its ability to be weaponised. but the larger problem at hand with no clear solution: how can this be fought? how do we know this hasn’t happened before?
yes the “truth” came out, but now what? it doesn’t matter that it did, since it’s only going to be a small fraction of the audience learning of it. it’s too late.
we live in a post-truth world and it doesn’t matter if the truth comes out—if it didn’t come out first.
i don’t usually comment on politics but i think this is a scarily good use of “deepfakes” (that word didn’t stick around for long huh): https://www.altnews.in/wrestlers-detained-in-delhi-ai-image-of-smiling-vinesh-sangeeta-phogat-viral/ i wrote about the efficacy of deepfakes a couple years back and boy was i wrong about “being able to spot them”. the pictures in the article above are scarily good—and it appears the effort required to produce them have decreased significantly. there’s virtually no artifacting or other discerning “tells” to spot the deepfake. impressive. also disturbingly dystopian.
i don’t usually comment on politics but i think this is a scarily good use of “deepfakes” (that word didn’t stick around for long huh): https://www.altnews.in/wrestlers-detained-in-delhi-ai-image-of-smiling-vinesh-sangeeta-phogat-viral/
i wrote about the efficacy of deepfakes a couple years back and boy was i wrong about “being able to spot them”. the pictures in the article above are scarily good—and it appears the effort required to produce them have decreased significantly. there’s virtually no artifacting or other discerning “tells” to spot the deepfake. impressive. also disturbingly dystopian.
it's funny how i initially thought 36 shots would be somewhat limiting but when you actually get to shooting you quickly realize how long it takes to finish a roll. there's so much more intention and thought before pressing the shutter.
@knapjack thanks! i'm really quite excited to see how i did.
tomorrow's the day i get the scans of my first ever 35mm film roll. shot on my Olympus OM-1, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200. i really hope there's at least a few good shots on there, lol.
@knapjack @nemo @craigmod yeah one option i'm considering (albeit not very strongly since it's more work than i have time for) is reusing the readability code that i wrote for https://forlater.email to convert pages to html (and then to epub). but yeah, too much work. :P
@nemo ah yes i do plan to use calibre for this. i briefly looked at the news system; it could be just what i’m looking for if i can get it to run headlessly.
@nemo it does but it felt somewhat limited. no scheduled syncing, feed → epub conversion happens on the device so it’s slow as sin, lol.
i plan to periodically generate epubs of feeds on a server and have that pushed to the kindle.
@tailscale considering setting up some kind of automation to sync rss feeds onto my kindle for offline reading
running @tailscale on my #kindle!
lol is this how people look at logos?
@ajkelkar riiip. i’m lucky here in finland i can simply exchange my indian driver’s permit for a finnish one—bypassing the whole testing process. :D
@shubh woah, sick. where is this?
@ifesdjeen it was spring here in finland for about 3 weeks (aka 10 ish degrees); it's now full-on summer with daily highs hitting 20–22! i reckon it's only going to get hotter through june–july.
125km down on my board. i think this warrants a blog post on eskating.
alright, new sleep token. here we go.
@prithu yeah it’s not allowed on roads provided there’s a dedicated cycling track (which is 90% the case); if there isn’t one, aka cycles and cars share the same road, then yes.
also, here’s a recent ride of mine: https://reddit.com/r/ElectricSkateboarding/comments/13i4bxj/found_esk8_heaven_somewhere_in_espoo_finland/
always wear a helmet regardless of the distance!!!
grocery run in 15 mins! personal electric vehicles are game changers.
@j3s oh, i vote for this as vore’s theme song: https://youtu.be/3zDjAtG_y5A
@prithu yep, it's mostly clear skies here on out!
@j3s gratz (or not, depending on how you see it), on vore frontpaging hn! i think it can be safely postulated that any post about software on hn /will/ have a thread about its name lol.
anyway, it also prompted me to finally dust off my old opml, extract the rss urls and pop it into vore! def needed to remove a bunch of dead sites from there but i think i now have a neat set of feeds again. gonna have a looksie at yours for some more links. but yes, good to be back on rss again.
and i've been meaning to ask you—i'm investigating these rather perplexing crashes in legit where the main thread panics and never recovers. i'm not sure what's causing it bcs the trace points to somewhere deep within go-git. are you seeing these on your instance?
i for one am glad i moved to finland instead of germany simply because i can eskate without the worry of cops confiscating my board and fining me to top it off.
i love how finland isn't as car centric as other countries. i mean, i'm literally espoolainen but we've got tarred bike paths (aka esk8ing paths) alongside literally every road.
is this heaven?
spent the day idling by Meikojärvi today
@jxs yeah it’s a ton of fun to ride too :D
@tecoholic this is awesome!
@ru ah, gotcha!
cherry blossom season!
@pancake this is probably better expressed in ActivityPub terms but yes, a distributed package repository/issue tracker whatever is a pretty neat idea.
the more i talk to people, the more i realize how many don't know where finland is on the map lol
got to watch Ice Nine Kills live tonight in Helsinki. absolutely nuts.
@jcs as an avid lobsters user, i didn’t know people like to dunk on it. i’ve always found (most) discussions on there to be rather reasonable.
@ru yeah it appears to have patina'd around the edges but not so much in the middle because of the paint/dye whatever lol. i've seen a lot of folks using alcohol wipes or something similar to get rid of the paint and expose the actual leather underneath.
has the iOS autocorrect become jarringly unpredictable recently? it’s extremely unreliable and seems to have some shitty “AI” nonsense going on. the same for swipe—the same gesture results in a different word every time.
@ru also to your question, i seem to recall reading somewhere that some are indented, and some are outlined. i could be wrong though...
@ru that looks great! not sure if apple's leather cases have improved but they never really used to patina because of the dye. i currently use a wiiuka which has patina'd beautifully.
ah yes, spring
It turns out you can simply serve a file from a domain to use it as your bsky handle.
So this guy is now S3. All of S3.
Excellent weather; time to get blackout curtains since it now looks like this at 5am.
@dirk @tom @emv @tedu it seems the honk has grown considerably
@prithu nah Espoo is just small residential buildings interspersed with mini forests lol. this is the view from said forest.
@prithu yeah this is right outside my apartment lol.
Outside is the place to be in the spring. 🍃
@kelp maybe just create a recurring event using whatever calendar software you use and pass on the .ics to everyone else? Calendar invites are pretty decentralised.
The official Mastodon app is doing something new which is potentially very dangerous to the existence of Mastodon and the Fediverse.
The official Mastodon app now prompts users to join mastodon.social by default, when previously it prompted them to pick a server. If you're new this may sound harmless, but let me explain.
The entire point of this place is to be a social network spread out on as many servers as possible (the reasons are here: https://fedi.tips/why-is-the-fediverse-on-so-many-separate-servers/).
@drewdevault hm, site down?
tfw you see someone typing a response to your message on slack and you're now paralyzed until they send it
@simonbs huh, weird, I thought this was the default!
First day on my new eskate. Felt a little unsteady at first but I’m getting a feel for it.
Inter 4 will ship with completely overhauled tabular figures, including uniform width across all 12 designs allowing you to mix any VF axis values without affecting your layout.
Pure OpenBSD by @aisha
@aw @Johann150 there is the pg_graphql extension (https://github.com/supabase/pg_graphql). never tried it however.
@tedu that’s weird, hasn’t happened to me. perhaps try clearing website data?
@tecoholic @nemo ah yeah, which is why I asked lol. Figured that was probably the confusion.
@tecoholic out of curiosity, why do you think that signals “making money” (versus simply saying “at work”)?
Finally some temps above 5C.
@j3s lol @ “me never lick but yet it did” :D
@rsms this looks excellent! As a long time user of Inter (ever since it came out I think), I’ve always wondered: when is a font considered “complete”? Or better put: what’s the bottom line for completeness?
The summer sky has arrived—this is 9pm!
@tanvibhakta oh snap! Yeah there's this nasty bug in go-git that causes the entire thing to crash and burn. I think it happens during /some/ clones. But yeah, thanks for the heads-up, should be back up now. :)
@tanvibhakta Journaling is awesome, but what I found helped me improve was writing blog posts. Owing to its public nature, it really makes you think about how you choose words, craft sentences and lay out your paragraphs—which is a very satisfying and rewarding process as a whole.
@simonbs do you not get your notes back if you reinstall it?
I find this hard to articulate but after having moved to EU I now understand why subscription services oftentimes describe it as a "price of a coffee" or whatever for a 5 EUR/USD a month service -- because it quite literally is how much a coffee costs here (a latte at Espresso House her in Helsinki is like 4.5); and people don't mind paying that much for a coffee (me included off-late, but not very often).
If you'd asked me just 3 months ago, I'd laugh at you. A coffee at a Sagar/Darshini in Bangalore is like 15 INR at max, and if you want to be fancy, like 200/250 INR at Third Wave (which is still pretty expensive for Indian standards).
I'm not sure what I'm getting at -- I'm just observing my own mindset shift out loud. Essentially, I previously would've thought pretty hard about paying $5/month for a service, but I probably wouldn't now -- despite not that much changing in terms of how much money I make.
The view from my bedroom today looks like a painting.
@kev those are sick!
@kev since this is now a watch thread, here’s my Vostok Amphibia in Tallinn, Estonia today.
Another picture with a silver-gray seatbelt NATO strap.
Got my new Vostok Amphibia! Such a cool silver dial with an interesting date window position. I’ve got it on a khaki paratrooper strap.
@kev that looks great! i've always wondered, is that an integrated bracelet?
yep you can. I'm doing the same for honk—proxying icyphox.sh/.well-known/webfinger → h.icyphox.sh/.well-known/webfinger.
@j3s i don't use windows nor do i plan to but i find it amusing that microshaft is compelled to do these shitty UI overhauls each iteration—only to add another layer of UI inconsistency (going right back to 3.1).
quite proud of this one
went to stockholm over the weekend
@j3s feed parsing is an endless, losing battle. there’s always some site implementing the spec incorrectly. :/
The capabilities are breathtaking
Ok, this time my actual uses page: https://icyphox.sh/uses
@jbz oh wooops. I’ve been habitually typing “/blog” every time. Thanks!
Updated my uses page.
oil shell is one of those things that keeps popping up on the L site but nobody really knows what it is
@j3s vore works great btw! i'm gonna use this now
@j3s ah yes legit, the pinnacle of go template rendering code 😌
@j3s ayy this is neato. i’ll def be giving this a spin.