Twitter: @ewenmcneill -- November 2022

Tue Nov 01 04:55:14 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @__fincham

I guess that’s the last of the code I wrote for the .nz registry gone 😢 (I wrote the whois server, in Perl, ~20 years ago. And AFAICY from the outside the only changes were removing fields and adding data ownership claims back in.)

Tue Nov 01 04:57:19 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @__fincham

I guess it’s good they still answer the whois service at all, but the “new” output format has even less useful data than the “trimmed down” previous version 😢

Wed Nov 02 03:43:08 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @RealSexyCyborg: I remember when I started going to tech meetups and really nice Western ladies would say kind of regretfully "I would h…

Thu Nov 03 17:41:42 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @garius: One of the things I occasionally get paid to do by companies/execs is to tell them why everything seemed to SUDDENLY go wrong,…

Fri Nov 04 01:05:32 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @tveastman

The fact other countries can hear him is intentional: it’s called signalling. “What if we pretended to lie about this, a white lie really, but you knew the truth anyway.” Claim the glory, at much less cost.

(I don’t think NZ National are alone in wanting to do that 😢)

Fri Nov 04 03:46:50 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @RealSexyCyborg

The same thing happened here (NZ): we were told (loose) surgical masks “just as good” as N95 😔

My guesses at the time were (a) they didn’t want to cause panic (eg, USA early 2020 mask hoarding), and (b) they didn’t want to pay for N95 masks for everyone.

Sadly short sighted 😢

Fri Nov 04 05:39:12 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @verysmallriver: i was on tumblr when yahoo had to sell it for $3 million after buying it for $1.1 billion. we were all a little bit res…

Fri Nov 04 06:05:01 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @__fincham

I did mine a week ago (28th), and even then it took nearly 24 hours to process.

Good luck!

Fri Nov 04 07:16:51 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @bcrypt: just made a "decentralized" "alternative" to twitter; everyone should go "join" it

to make an account: fork…

Fri Nov 04 22:08:18 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @theavalkyrie: ✍️ New article: Creating a pick and place control board with the @Raspberry_Pi RP2040.

Sat Nov 05 06:35:59 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @xssfox

3 overnight outages? That’s not an outage. This is an outage: the NZ IRD (ATO equivalent) had an 11 day planned outage a few years back (24x11 hours). And it wasn’t just the website either. They were closed closed.

(Some earlier / later years also had multi-day outages.)

Mon Nov 07 05:32:58 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @Lizzie_OShea: We maintain that ‘Musk is the personification of the Dunning-Kreuger effect’ (me & ⁦@attacus_au⁩)

Tue Nov 08 00:46:29 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @GergelyOrosz: What I'm hearing from inside Twitter:

Several people who were let go on Friday, then asked to come back were given less…

Tue Nov 08 00:49:16 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @pjf: When people ask me for examples of "Why are you so disillusioned with tech?"

Wed Nov 09 09:58:43 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @AJamesMcCarthy: My finished shot from this morning's total lunar eclipse. This image was captured by using two telescopes, one to captu…

Thu Nov 10 19:46:13 +0000 2022 (#)

I’m increasingly unsure that Twitter is going to last long enough for us to go to the moon one last time in December 2022 (for #Apollo50) 😢

Fri Nov 11 09:15:03 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @Dram_Of_Sleep

Come on in, the water’s fine :-)

Seriously, InfoSec Twitter in particular has pretty much all moved to Mastodon over the last week. It’s pretty much as active there as it was here a week ago.

(And yes, it’s sad to see Twitter so quickly/unnecessarily destroyed.)

Fri Nov 11 09:26:34 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @Dram_Of_Sleep

Most of them seem to be on (which I think has another name too, that Twitter doesn’t like).

Eg And many other accounts.

(You can follow from most other instances too though.)

Fri Nov 11 19:50:03 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @koppanyh: It literally took hours and 14 pages of hand written assembly, but it's done!

Tertis (not Tetris, too jank for that), has be…

Sun Nov 13 00:57:10 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @minxdragon: What if, right, we cleaned the air and had good ventilation? What then? Less Covid? Fewer colds? Less flu? Crazy talk. Ther…

Tue Nov 15 05:14:04 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @JennS79 and @pjf

Last I checked Vitamin D (and C) were the few that the body immediately discards excess if not needed right away, as we evolved in an environment where they were always present. (Most others are retained though.)

OTOH 10,000IU is pretty high; 1000-2000IU is often suggested.

Tue Nov 15 08:26:53 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @JennS79 and @pjf

Possibly they were concerned about forcing the body to process/discard an excess 8000-9000IU per day? Does seem high a bit high. 🤔

(I’ve been taking 1000-2000IU mostly year around, and it definitely seems to help over winter. But that’s only 10-20% of 10,000IU.)

Tue Nov 15 20:55:50 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @pjf and @JennS79


Thanks for the link. Looks like for adults 4000+IU daily is the threshold for “might be a concern”. But the major problems they reported seem to be well over 40,000IU.

Another case of “too much of a good thing” I guess :-)

Fri Nov 18 00:51:38 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @minxdragon

I’ve been using Toot! for about 2.5 years and am fairly happy with it. At least on iPhone; not tried it on iPad but it seems I should try it on iPad too given… the way things are going.

(Metatext also gets suggested, but I’ve not tried it.)

Fri Nov 18 00:58:31 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @drskyskull and @Lenniesaurus

Also in case it helps it’s possible to set Mastodon up for “must approve followers” and possible to post “followers only” (per post).

Unfortunately while there are import tools to add who you want to follow again, I don’t know any to add “who can follow you” 😢

Fri Nov 18 02:37:07 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @nnja: Being on Twitter right now kind of feels like being at a Y2K party right before the stroke of midnight.

Fri Nov 18 07:08:47 +0000 2022 (#)

Replying to @ewenmcneill

Even the #Apollo50 project is uncertain if Twitter will survive long enough (until 7 December 2022!), in a reliable enough state, to let them automatically replay history 😢

(See Patreon post in QT for their plans, and another “live” feed of #Apollo17)

Sat Nov 19 23:24:20 +0000 2022 (#)

RT @ComfyConAU: 11am AEDT we KICK OFF #ComfyConAU2022Too. This is streamed on YouTube -