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petersanchez honked 27 May 2024 17:24 +0000

Annoying bug when jumping from @alpinelinux 3.19 to 3.20 where the audio stops working (using pipewire). The fix (at least for myself a few other IRC users) is to delete and reinstall the sof-firmware package and remove the /etc/wireplumber/wireplumber.conf file. You can manually run /usr/libexec/pipewire-launcher to check for any errors.

petersanchez honked 14 May 2024 23:35 +0000

Spent like 45 minutes debugging why some change from using id to a new hash_id field was not returning the new field when adding a new object to the db (via GraphQL query). Checked the db models, the gql schema, the resolvers, the handler that adds it. I checked it all.

In the end, I forgot to add the new field to the list of return values when submitting the query.

Fun times.

petersanchez honked back 13 May 2024 19:36 +0000
in reply to: https://chaos.social/users/cherti/statuses/112428339971046763


1. I know several unknown people who raised money during the 2011-2015 window and it was "fairly painless". Someone like Moxy would have had no trouble at all (of course this is an assumption and you know what they say when you assume...)

2. Sorry I think we diverged here. Yes, of course you have to build it. What I was saying is the way to build a matching binary isn't possible. In part because of what your other honk (toot) references. Encrypted/signed binaries. Yes, you're right you need a jailbroken iOS device for that piece. I get why Apple does this but it would be pretty good to be optional for devs, etc.

petersanchez honked back 10 May 2024 20:47 +0000
in reply to: https://chaos.social/users/cherti/statuses/112415632777901140


Few things.

1. Funding was not "hard" in 2013. Especially for the founder of Signal who already had a strong reputation. Not saying it's a sign of anything but I definitely understand why that makes peoples hairs stand up.

2. Your steps for a verifiable build are incorrect. The idea is to verify the version in the app store is the same as the build you'd do yourself. Right now they're not. Not even close actually. The app store version is half the size of the one you build yourself. That is very suspect.

3. I agree Durov is also suspect. Though as far as we know, normal messages are not stored in plain text not ONLY on servers in Dubai. Your point though is that default chat messages can be read, technically, by staff, which is true. Secret chats can not but those are not the default method. Totally fair and valid point. But I never bought the "Look over there, they're doing dumb things too" argument. Because Telegram does something dumb doesn't mean Signal also isn't.

I personally think it's silly to trust any of these messengers to actually have the users best interest at heart.

petersanchez honked back 09 May 2024 20:57 +0000
in reply to: https://chaos.social/users/cherti/statuses/112412856539921176

@cherti I think you're not understanding the point. For a "transparent" organization who's entire basis is to provide private and secure messaging service, the fact that you can't verify the build is worrying. They also closed the ticket and ignored the questions raised. That doesn't really put the most skeptical at ease.

Re: funding, it's the OTF. From Surveillance Valley in 2016:

Here’s the problem: Signal was created by the same spooky regime change outfits that fund the Tor Project. The money primarily comes through the federal government’s premier Internet Freedom venture capital outfit: Open Technology Fund, which works closely with the State Department’s regime change arm and is funded through several layers of Cold War CIA cutouts — including Radio Free Asia and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.


If you wanna go down the rabbit hole about these organizations you'll probably also ask questions about why they're involved.

Another thing that really bothers me is they don't allow 3rd party clients, even though the protocol is open.

petersanchez honked 09 May 2024 19:29 +0000

Sometimes I feel like writing a series of essays or something on how to do business in Latin America because holy shit it's a whole different animal.

I'd probably devote an entire essay on ways to cope with the wait times, usually in very hot, humid, sweaty environments, while not going totally postal when watching the workers chit chat and drink sodas from their air conditioned staff area.

#nicaragua #problems

petersanchez honked 09 May 2024 19:26 +0000

So we began offering monthly subscriptions in our wax salons last month. Myself and a team mate had written the code to manage subscriptions like 18 months ago. So this week I was reviewing the update/cancel code and realized it was done pretty badly. Well, some things were flat out wrong.

So I spent yesterday afternoon and this morning fixing it. It wasn't hard just had to refresh my memory on the code, data models, etc. Of course, tests passed before because they were coded to work with the wrong data inputs.

Moral of the story is, everyone out there has a SaaS (Software as a Service) these days but not everyone has a SaaS (Service as a Service)!


petersanchez honked back 09 May 2024 19:09 +0000
in reply to: https://chaos.social/users/cherti/statuses/112409915417888648

@cherti I'm not sure how you got that. Signal does have suspect issues with it's funding and the fact you can't reproduce and verify the iOS build. If you see the referenced ticket there is more info as well as why is the official iOS file in the repo double the size of the file in the app store.

So until there is way to verify the build, like Telegram provides for both Android and iPhone, there is no guarantee that what's running on an iOS device is the same as what's in the Github repo.

Like I said yesterday to someone else, I do trust Signal to be legit and not to be doing anything fishy but in terms of life/death security, I don't think any messenger should be trusted.

petersanchez bonked 07 May 2024 17:58 +0000
original: shortridge@hachyderm.io

went down to the hotel lobby to retrieve my dinner delivery in a yoga outfit + snuggly cardigan + face mask.

some men with #RSAC2024 lanyards exited the elevator as I re-entered; they turned back to look at me and one said (very loudly, very pointedly staring at me) to the other, “I was like, did you hire me a hooker?”

if you are a man attending #rsac, please shut that kind of shit down when your peers do it. let’s not let insecurity rule our #security industry.

petersanchez honked 06 May 2024 20:23 +0000

Had a lazy weekend and mostly binged Netflix. Two series I enjoyed:

1. Baby Reindeer. The two stars of the series were great. The woman literally gave me creep chills in scenes.
2. A man in full. The ending was super weird and kind of stupid but the rest of it, I liked.

petersanchez honked 03 May 2024 18:54 +0000

Just sitting here trying to act like I'm not insanely jealous of the fact my youngest daughter is off visiting her older sister (my other daughter), who lives in Spain, for a week.

Sure seeing my oldest kid would be cool but I'm really more jealous of the bomb Paellea she's gonna be eating (kidding... well sort of). The Paella of Valencia is just whole different level.

petersanchez honked 02 May 2024 12:39 +0000

Cool cool cool

We’re reaching out because on April 24th, we became aware of unauthorized access to the Dropbox Sign (formerly HelloSign) production environment. Upon further investigation, we discovered that a threat actor had accessed Dropbox Sign customer information. You are receiving this message because your information was in the data the third party accessed.

petersanchez honked 01 May 2024 13:53 +0000

So one of the local Nicaraguan breweries has a limited edition Oscura (Dark) beer. It's very good. However I've never had more than 3 in a sitting. Yesterday I had like 7 watching Champions League and today I regret that decision.


petersanchez honked 27 Apr 2024 00:06 +0000

I've been sick (but still working) all week. Today's the first day I'm feeling a bit better but still taking Dayquil for a still slight sore throat...

Bad idea to drink a really cold beer I have in the fridge here at the office? I kinda need it after this week.


petersanchez honked 26 Apr 2024 20:03 +0000

Any #honk users out there able to communicate with octodon.social? I just realized I haven't been able to for a year. Just wondering if it's just me or what.

petersanchez honked back 26 Apr 2024 17:31 +0000
in reply to: https://social.9grid.net/u/john/h/w2c5mZb4YkcrLg8Pkv

@john @tmcfarlane @knapjack Just jumping in but I'm still in the same IRC channels as I've been for decades. One in particular since like 1996, same old crew. I've been in #freebsd since like 2003, #django since 2007. I love IRC and doubt I'll ever give it up.

I like to just leave an irssi client running in a tmux session on a cloud server so it's easy to just jump right back in whenever I have an internet connection.

petersanchez honked 26 Apr 2024 01:04 +0000

Bummer, I loved this spot.

Following a vegan diet, the chef-owner said, is no longer enough to combat climate change, so the new iteration of Sage will focus on sourcing and proselytizing regenerative farming practices. That, along with years of post-pandemic financial losses, moved Engelhart to introduce beef, bison, cheese and eggs from regenerative farms into her Echo Park, Culver City and Pasadena restaurants.

Look, do what you have to do to survive. I'm fine with that. But don't try and claim you're serving animal products to help climate change.


#vegan #losangeles

petersanchez bonked 25 Apr 2024 20:32 +0000
original: javi@goblin.band

offf, this story about how Google made google search into a pile of seagull shit hits me hard:


Around the time of this story, I was living through a similar situation in my work life (on a much smaller scope, of course, WordPress.com first, Tumblr later).

Back in 2019, working on WordPress, I started finding myself, almost weekly, arguing against people who wanted to take the product we were working at and made it worse if that mean they could squeeze 0.1% more revenue from it

The 0.1% figure is not even a random number: I remember this speciffic A/B test on WordPress.com that was declared a success and shipped to 100% of the users because it increased the free-to-paid conversion by 0.1%. Soon after it was released, I found out that as a side effect, it increased the churn of free users by 20 something %,so I called for an urgent rollback and removal of the change. So I was promptly explained that we didn't care about free-users churn, because finance had calculated the average long-term value of the free users to be something like $2 per year, and the increase in conversion was bigger than what we could get from them.

Everything became about growth hacking. Everything became thinly-veiled dark patterns. In our private dev slack channels, we joked that since it was impossible to make it smaller or less conspicuous, the next thing the growth team was going to ask us to do was to make the 'free plan' button flee away from the mouse pointer when the user tried to click it. We kept making our product worse, we kept consciously crippling the cheaper versions so we could force people to move to the more expensive options.

Back then I was the lead of one of the two dev divisions working on WordPress.com, so my job was mainly to discuss what we were going to be doing, when and how. And I was getting drained by a constant state of fight against a constant wave of shit they wanted us to build. So much than by the end of 2020, the CEO quietly told me to follow the growth team plans and shut up or step down.

So I requested to move to tumblr, because I thought the pastures were greener over there. But it was all the same: Adding login walls to what we were pretending to be "the last bastion of the free internet", cramping in embarrasingly obvious money-making schemes disguised as features, and making them silently opt-out instead of opt-in so the less people the possible would deactivate them, having to fend off the pressure from the CEO to make everything algorithmic timelines because, you know, tiktok makes a lot of money and why aren't we, etc etc.

I found myself in a place where building something good that people enjoy using was no longer a priority, but tricking people into generating more money for the company was. And when I looked around me, I could see that happening everywhere else, not only in my company. Experiencing the start of the enshittification years from inside wasn't easy.

And, as in the article, the people who decided to turn the shit-metter up to 200%, have a name, in every case. And these people, no matter if they are called Sundar and Prabhakar or Matt and Mark, are destroying the internet. These people are milllionaires, or billionaries, and are destroying our shared, common spaces to squeeze some extra cash from us.

That's why the fediverse and its principles are important. Because that's how we take back internet from their dirty hands. That's how we make internet resilient against them. That's how we build the commons.

(#automattic #google #tumblr #wordpress #enshittification)

petersanchez honked 25 Apr 2024 17:01 +0000

Reddit has to be the most unreliable of all the major social network type sites.

petersanchez honked 23 Apr 2024 12:53 +0000

25ish years of writing software and I still can't write HTML/CSS to save my life.

petersanchez bonked 23 Apr 2024 12:46 +0000
original: Strandjunker@mstdn.social

Right now seems like a good time to remind everyone that Donald Trump’s first impeachment was for withholding military aid from Ukraine until he could extort its president for dirt on Joe Biden to sabotage our election.

#SlavaUkraini 🇺🇸🇺🇦

petersanchez honked 18 Apr 2024 22:11 +0000

Can I ask you do to me a tiny favor. I need to get some analytics for a screenshot for a new (open source) product we're wrapping up and I'd like to use real data versus fuzzed. Just click this link (I promise it only redirects to my personal website):


The image is what it currently looks like but I want to fill it out a bit. Thanks!

(Please boost, I wanna put the backend tasks to work).

#help #please


petersanchez bonked 18 Apr 2024 13:27 +0000
original: aral@mastodon.ar.al

“Israel is killing people based on being in the same Whatsapp group as a suspected militant. Where are they getting this data? Is WhatsApp sharing it?”


I feel we have to make this relevant to USians given how low the exchange rate of Palestinian lives to the US Dollar is: Think of it this way, this probably means your credit score is also affected by the people in your WhatsApp groups.

(So, do we finally have your attention?)🤞

#Israel #Palestine #Gaza #genocide #Meta

petersanchez honked 10 Apr 2024 19:49 +0000

Our Sourcehut instance migrated to Alpine and finally resolved the final issue we had this morning.

Also got Honk updated and blobs extracted.

Barca is currently beating PSG.

So far it's been a good day.

petersanchez honked back 08 Apr 2024 23:53 +0000
in reply to: https://h.icyphox.sh/u/icy/h/51Sc3Tf9cH5kFR9YQB

dz: 3 body problem

dz: 3 body problem

@icy Honestly you could be right haha. I don't remember but the purpose of cancer guy (in the end) was definitely in the book. Same with weed guy. In the book I don't remember them being a group of friends like this but it's been like 5 years since I've read them so, I could be wrong too.

petersanchez honked 06 Apr 2024 00:29 +0000

Holy shit, after today's lifts I just realized I'm only 5 pounds away from the 1000lb club, which I haven't been in for over a decade. I could toss that 5lbs on the squat or dead lift bar and be done with it.

10 years after really f'n my back up doing deadlifts I never thought I'd be back to lifting this heavy (heavy for me anyway) in my mid 40's.

Stats this week:

Squat: 345lbs
Deadlift: 415lbs
Bench: 235lbs

Let's see what coach has programmed for next week.


petersanchez honked back 04 Apr 2024 13:34 +0000
in reply to: https://h.icyphox.sh/u/icy/h/M6Sb5pzW813xWCS6r2

@icy Interesting. Still not working for me. Even when browsing your site. I'm using FF on Alpine Linux, maybe the FF extension has an issue. I don't even see the webfinger request coming in (at least the log statement isn't running). I'll toy around with this a bit later.

petersanchez honked 03 Apr 2024 20:24 +0000

@icy did you ever get the StreetPass stuff working in honk? I merged your patch but the extension doesn't recognize my setup (or yours when I tried).

petersanchez honked back 03 Apr 2024 19:46 +0000
in reply to: https://h.icyphox.sh/u/icy/h/3G7qKdnPyk3FlTwjTG

@icy I'm not one of these vegans that shames others, etc. I do my thing, it gets people to ask me a lot of questions (especially here in Latin America) and I answer honestly. Ie, I never went vegan for the animals, I did it to shut my daughter up (who's been vegan forever) and committed to 30 days. I felt so good I did another 30, then another. After 6mo, I decided I wasn't going back.

Then it slowly turned into compassion for the animals as well. So even at times when I see a In-n-Out double double or some bomb looking tacos and my mouth starts to water I remind myself about that compassion and set my cravings aside.

One thing I often get is "just like a lion eats an antelope, we eat animals too" - which I love to answer with, can you go kill a cow with your bear hands and mouth? If so, can you chew it up with your jaw and teeth? Can you eat it without cooking it and not get sick? I mean the argument is so dumb.

petersanchez honked 03 Apr 2024 00:06 +0000

DZ: World Central Kitchen

DZ: World Central Kitchen

While the nytimes and WaPo are describing IDF's killing of World Central Kitchen aid workers as a single strike, Haaretz (a left-leaning Israeli newspaper) is reporting there were three strikes, separated enough that personnel had time to move the injured between vehicles.

"At some point, when the convoy was driving along the approved route, the war room of the unit responsible for security of the route ordered the drone operators to attack one of the cars with a missile.

Some of the passengers were seen leaving the car after it was hit and switching to one of the other two cars. They continued to drive and even notified the people responsible that they were attacked, but, seconds later, another missile hit their car.

The third car in the convoy approached, and the passengers began to transfer to it the wounded who had survived the second strike – in order to get them out of danger. But then a third missile struck them. All seven World Central Kitchen volunteers were killed in the strike."


I copied/pasted this because I couldn't xzone it for some reason, though no doubt it's an issue on the Mastodon side. Original toot:


petersanchez honked 02 Apr 2024 23:34 +0000

My family of 4 ate at Olive Garden for the first time, and our $150 meal felt like an excellent value

Oh Business Insider, your selling out has been tough to watch but schilling Olive Garden is a new low.

petersanchez honked 29 Mar 2024 17:07 +0000

Finished 3 Body Problem. I really enjoyed it and thought they did a good job with it. The deviations actually helped the story telling (in TV format anyway) so they didn't annoy me too much.

Now the long wait for S2 :(

#netflix #3bodyproblem

petersanchez honked 26 Mar 2024 13:16 +0000

3 Body Problem E1 was not bad. I was expecting to be disappointed but I liked the episode. Some slight deviations but nothing crazy (also it's been so long since I've read the books I may be forgetting some things).

Looking forward to the series.

#netflix #3bodyproblem

petersanchez honked back 25 Mar 2024 23:59 +0000
in reply to: https://mastodon.social/users/penalbatoday/statuses/112158551241381009

@penalbatoday You're confusing raw food (harvested) with diet (prepared food). If you don't understand the difference then there's nothing else to discuss.

So you understand, you can also have a very unhealthy vegan diet. French fries, processed foods, also lots of fried foods. These vegan burgers and "chicken" nuggets, etc. are terrible for you but people still eat them, myself included occasionally.

You said something dumb about offering more dietary options means gentrification and I simply said I didn't think it meant that. It's hilarious you're so upset that I called the typical nica diet unhealthy. I don't know a single nica (and all my friend group here is nica) who would disagree with that.

Hell my domestic employee just resigned for health reasons, caused solely by terrible diet (her doctors words, not mine). She's 24 years old and is starting the road into diabetes. All sugar, all oil, all fried, all sodas. We've tried to help her but she admits she can't stop eating that way. It's how she's always eaten.