The earliest roman calendar had only 10 months / 304 days. There’s still traces of that in the names today (e.g. DECember used to be the 10th month)

There’s a theory that ancient romans just ignored the missing 61 days in the solar year, since they were in the middle of winter.

So effectively January and February were “dead time” were everyone agreed nothing happened - time doesn’t exist. Just wait around until the sun comes out again.

That’s a concept I could get behind. 👍 ⌘ Read more

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This post makes the common mistake of avoiding JS (generally a good idea) in a way that hurts a11y. The proposed solution is a broken experience for screenreaders and keyboard navigation. 🚫

For a correct implementation, see

JavaScript, used sparingly, is *necessary* here. Don’t try t … ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » Wooo! I'm back! And the app has a new name! Oh snap 🤦‍♂️

so every time I tried to check in here I slammmed into the expired app and went back to Mastodon

I’d best not let that happen again, and get the app over the line and finally published! 🤣 My goals for this year! 🙏 So sorry! 😅 Stay with us, the only truly decentralized community that will stand the test of time 😅

Also we need to finish that Sandstorm work 👌

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We push ourselves harder to get rid of anxiety, but the result is actually more anxiety, because the faster we go, the clearer it becomes that we’ll never succeed in getting everything to move as fast as we feel is necessary.


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“The #fediverse is like #email.”


Now read this and understand it:

“I have been self-hosting my email since I got my first broadband connection at home in 1999 … But my emails are just not delivered anymore. I might as well not have an email server.

Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies which does not follow the principles of net neutrality … I lost. We lost. One cannot reliably deploy independent email … ⌘ Read more

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@darch, the “Settings” screen has issues as well. I can screenshot it and twtxt about it, but it is easier to see. Click on “Settings” and see the alignment of the three blue buttons, and width in comparison with the rest of the page. This on both, desktop, and mobile.

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Marginalia Search

This is an independent DIY search engine that focuses on non-commercial content, and attempts to show you sites you perhaps weren’t aware of in favor of the sort of sites you probably already knew existed.

The search engine calculates a score that aggressively favors text-heavy websites, and punishes those that have too many modern web design features.

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After a few hours of usage, twtxt feels very in control, in the same way personnal websites do. I feel better writing for it than on other social medias, including Mastodon. The software isn’t using me this time, I’m using it. It’s everything I love about RSS, but as a small social network. No dependencies, accessible to everyone and powerful. Very cool!

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In-reply-to » Every year I forget how annoying and time-consuming it is to get this ultra-tough gingerbread dough halfway smooth on the tray. Thanks, oh yes, it’s very yummy. :-) It came out far from flat, a lot of different thicknesses, but oh well. I’ve already cut it up into cuboids and put it in a tin box. The thinner stuff is very crunchy and shattered into pieces when my sharp knive wanted to hit it. The thicker stuff cut beautifully. Both parts taste very great, though.

Homemade gingerbread

It’s my grandma’s recipe. For the dough batter

  • 4 eggs
  • 65 g butter
  • 300 g sugar

and then add

  • 500 g honey
  • 675 g flour
  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • 1 sachet gingerbread seasoning
  • 65 g grated chocolate
  • 100 g grated almonds

Bake it for about 35 minutes at 160°C. I was too lazy to add a glaze (it’s also extremely sweet already), but the recipe calls for

  • 300 g powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cacao
  • hot water until spreadable

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Vi har åbnet en Open Collective side til Nø!

Hidtil har jeg betalt for serveren.

Det er ikke meget dyrt, men det ville være rart at deles om.

Den sidste måned var 120 personer aktive herinde. Hvis de gav 1.5kr om måneden hver, ville vi have et overskud.

Lad os lige vise, at man sagtens kan drive sociale medier, uden at sælge persondata eller vise reklamer! 💪

På forhånd mange tak 🙏 ⌘ Read more

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In-reply-to » @marado I really like what you said [here}( although I don't think my translation does it justice, so maybe you can re-iterate it here in English? 🤔 IIUC I think you're saying / Twtxt is quite a bit different as we place more of an emphasis on the "decentralisation" rather than "building a network and protocols", if so, this is true, as I try to refer to things as "ecosystem" and "specs". Well, basically I refer to a “radical decentralization”, with twtxt you don’t need to host a pod or maintain any software, nor rely on any 3rd parties, you can simply manage a text file, and make it available however works best for you. It provides a quite refreshing sort of independence I mostly miss from the internet of decades ago. Mastodon is nice, but it doesn’t give you /that/.

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In-reply-to » Just a thought, but it might be possible to create a tumblr or tegaki diary clone in twtxt format. Illustrators upload their work to twitter and pixiv, but I think self-hosting has various advantages.
I’m not sure but maybe like this.

I think @darch has a better idea of the layout of the portfolio.

At this point I’m thinking it would be better to render portfolios on an external server with yarn as the data source. I think it’s still a small number of users who want portfolio functionality in yarn and they might want to customize their view.

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In-reply-to » It's a beautiful fall afternoon and I have the day off. What are you all working on today? I've been working on a script that pulls in updates for a number of Git repositories at once in order to keep an updated local archive of them. Yes, there’s a organization-wide feed at The Gitea RSS integration is totally broken, but it at least lets me know when there are updates.

There’s a repository feed at but it’s even more broken.

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I gotta try and get into this MIDI / Live looping stuff. I love music! I’ve never tried to create music, but I sure as hell want to learn, maybe my programming experience can be transferred somewhat? 🤔

Quite a few artists that demo their stuff on Youtube seem to use a combination of these two devices:

And only a couple of hundred bucks for the gear it doesn’t sound too expensive to even try 🤔 #Music #MIDI #LiveLoop

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In-reply-to » @darch Don't you think the background for the In-Reply-To context is a little on "dark" side? 🤔 Media -- What I mean by this is, due to my vision impairment, it is important to use good contrasting colours. I can barely tell the difference anymore 😅 (this may even affect other sighted persons 🤔)

@darch Cool 👌

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In-reply-to » I'm a long-time Sublime Text user, and one of the stickiest features of that app is the "goto anywhere" menu. Apps that don't have something like that feel old and clunky to me nowadays, the way X11 apps from the 1990s feel. I’m a strong Vim user too. Have never used any other editor really, So someyhing like ~20 years or so. I even use NeoVim inside VSCodium.

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In-reply-to » @prologic here's a crude mock-up of a search interface Media

@darch You you want to have a play with how things could work, I’d recommend you checkout the refactor branch on search repo – I’m not quite yet ready to start integrating into yarnd so I started improving the search engine instead – But I plan to borrow code from here…

$ git clone
$ cd search
$ git checkout refactor
$ make DEBUG=1 && ./yarns -D

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In-reply-to » @mckinley I didn't thought too much about it. That’s just it…

Another risk on a persistent comment system is to remember to have a way to moderate the posts, since you need to control what gets on your page and can potentially stay there forever.

This ☝️ There will be zero ways to “moderate” or “filter” such content if one were to use teh soon and upcoming search of any given pod. The only way for a user to filter content or hide things is to have an account on said pod where things like “hidden twts” and “muted feeds” can be taken into account.

It might be possible to do things like “exclusion matches” and such, but now that’s getting into some tricky territory. Oh well, let’s see how it goes 😅 – Google already indexes all pods anyway 🤣

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In-reply-to » Bueno, después de algunas horas de estarle entendiendo a WebAuthn, ahora puedes ver una prueba de concepto en (Todavía en Alpha, pues no soporta más de una Passkey todavía) I forgot to add, in the Sign up you don’t need a password currently, that will be used later to avoid that anyone could register their device as a valid login.

Also, this is a sandbox, don’t take this workflow as an inspiration for any production ready site.

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In-reply-to » How many forks deep is this Bitcoin conversation? damn, your reply got me an idea…

What if you can use a thread as discussion externally?

I was actually searching for something similar around for myself for curiosity.

Think of it like a widget similar to Disqus.

You can embed a discussion on your site like a comment system.

It might even help spread the use of twtxt with people who don’t know of it.

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