Posted by: thornharp at Tuesday, February 13 2018 09:13 AM (h8yX6)
Frankly, I'm surprised you're visible enough on Twitter to get reported and suspended.
Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, February 13 2018 11:32 AM (h8yX6)
I never had a problem with Twitter until they changed the rules last December. Ten years without a hitch, followed by 21 suspensions in under two months.
I could change my behaviour, but at this point it's easier just to start my own social network. (mee.ms, coming in March/April!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, February 13 2018 05:45 PM (PiXy!)
The only time I got suspended was early on, when I @named someone who had blocked me (after he lost an argument) just as I was replying. They said I was trying to circumvent his block or something. I think they must have changed that rule since then. These days I merely get unthreaded, semi-shadowed, and hidden below the "Click for more comments" line (Ever click that and have nothing else show up? that's a special level of naughty). So I pretty much don't post. I did break my personal 4000 tweet cap, but since they keep deleting stuff, I should be back down to that soon enough.
Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:31 AM (h8yX6)
You could switch to an instance of Ostatus, you know. Pawoo, maybe. Or even roll your own.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, February 16 2018 01:08 AM (h8yX6)
Back-end and API are complete, working on the UI now.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, February 16 2018 06:59 PM (PiXy!)
One reason I rolled my own was that I wanted an updated platform for mee.nu as well. So it does a lot more than Twitter (though lacking some Twitter features I don't care about), and also more than Minx currently does.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, February 16 2018 07:01 PM (PiXy!)
The modern Diogenes, searching the sewers for gas leaks with a lit torch. I particularly like the tone-deaf "creating a safer environment for people to freely express themselves" part.
Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, January 31 2018 08:12 AM (h8yX6)
Everyone knows they only mean the right people are free to express themselves.
Pixy, are you trying to collect a whole set of bans?
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, January 31 2018 11:12 AM (h8yX6)
I challenge the part where it says only your followers can see your tweets. I've see it where someone I was following, who was following me, could only see each others replies in the notifications, not in our timelines.
I loved when they added the reply count to your posts so you can see how many of them they are hiding from you.
Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, January 31 2018 01:09 PM (h8yX6)
Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, January 31 2018 01:10 PM (h8yX6)
From the number of bans he received, I can only assume Pixy went out and kicked a quokka. Maybe two.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Wednesday, January 31 2018 04:56 PM (h8yX6)
Only if quokkas now operate all the major news networks, which seems doubtful, because they would be much better run if that were true.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, February 01 2018 03:55 PM (PiXy!)
Meanwhile, recent comments are still absent in the "Comments" page, which kinda is a problem. I don't mind them absent from the blog's own fron page so much, but not being able to see them when administering the blog makes it impossible to moderate, if needed. Fortunately there weren't many spammers recently.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wednesday, February 07 2018 05:56 AM (h8yX6)
Which blog Pete? You haven't posted in a while....
Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, February 07 2018 12:04 PM (h8yX6)
It's affecting all the mee.nu blogs. I need to get it fixed. It's a problem with the MySQL 5.7 query optimiser, which works as a pessimiser in this case.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, February 07 2018 05:20 PM (PiXy!)
You know. I can't help but think that the environment might be a factor.
Perhaps if two trainers got together and had duels in a koi pond with these things they could level it up to a point where summoning one did not amount to sadism.
Phoronix reported some nasty slowdowns, around 20%, with MySQL, but closer to 0% slowdowns with a few games.
Ryzen CPUs (and maybe AMD processors in general) appear to not be affected.
This one looks nasty--it looks like speculatively-executed instructions don't get security checks. Someone on Twitter claims to have an exploit that lets them read kernel memory.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 04 2018 11:21 AM (h8yX6)
It's what's known as a side-channel attack; you can't directly read kernel memory, but with a lot of trickery you can deduce some of the contents.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 04 2018 11:30 AM (PiXy!)
Is this why I can't reach my blog www.rishon-rishon.com ?
Seemed to work fine for me, so I'm guessing the answer is "no".
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, January 05 2018 05:34 AM (h8yX6)
David got in touch with me yesterday and I hit it with a wrench couple of times.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, January 05 2018 08:40 AM (PiXy!)
So is there any talk about what sort of "universal effects" this has had on PCs in general?
Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, January 12 2018 11:03 AM (h8yX6)
The effects for most users will be minimal, but it can be pretty bad if you:
(a) Make heavy use of virtual machines
(b) Do heavy random I/O - databases are about the only thing that really does this.
Games are about 1% slower. Most desktop apps will be affected even less than that.
Cloud servers are badly affected. One multi-user game went offline when Amazon patch their servers because the load basically doubled for the same number of players.
I do know one developer who returned his brand new Intel 8700K system and replaced it with a cheaper AMD Ryzen 1700 machine (which is what I have) and got much better performance. (AMD isn't affected by Meltdown, and is partly safe from the other bug, Spectre.)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 13 2018 08:35 PM (PiXy!)
"databases are about the only thing that really does this."
Yeah, since that's my day job, I'm looking forward to that.
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 14 2018 04:07 AM (h8yX6)
Not only is the Recent Comments widget broken, but the Edit Comments screen comes up blank.
Posted by: Mauser at Monday, January 15 2018 01:52 PM (h8yX6)