Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “Things are just generally weir…”

Things are just generally weird AF out in the world, I can't help but noticing.

Like imagine a woman carrying 2 fancy drinks, sans mask, who's like "oh, do you mind if I get in the elevator too"?

who ever asked that in before times while getting their 2 fisted drinking on in a mostly empty hotel elevator?

which it has to be noted has little standy-circles in each corner. my iron-o-meter has pegged

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “I don't think I could do this …”

I don't think I could do this for more than 2 days, I have not built up the stamina to wear a mask very long and deal with all the added mental baggage.

So I'm glad I only scheduled 2 days at my next converence, DisCon III (WorldCon). Excite!

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “we all have this new thing to …”

we all have this new thing to talk about, which can be nice to break the ice, though it didn't dominate.

particularly enjoyed a convo about how some extroverts realized during lockdown that they were actually sometimes introverts, and vice-versa

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “I have difficulty sometimes re…”

I have difficulty sometimes recognising faces at conferences and wow, masks make this 10x harder

sometimes I failed to recognise someone with their
mask off after I'd had a conversation with masks on

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “thinking about how advent of c…”

thinking about how advent of code and coding competitions don't mesh with my motivation at all..

like, I enjoy coding, including for its own right, but as soon as it involves making something non-unique I don't wanna

probably the psychology of that is unhealthy, but I guess it's been creatively helpful too

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “The Beatles: Get Back is the b…”

The Beatles: Get Back is the best thing Peter Jackson has done since Meet the Feebles.

Also omg I watched all 8 or 100 hours or whatever it was raptly and I don't even really like most of those guys.

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “got my moderna booster…”

got my moderna booster

was kind of hoping for some delta exposure to broaden my immune response before jacking my immune system with more boring old v1 covid spike antibodies.

Maybe I got lucky this fall and that did happen, IDK.

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “prepping fire for bread baking…”

prepping fire for bread baking while prepping rolls while finally accessing google doc rest of family was using for meal planning while fixing minor bug in software library someone reported this morning while wondering just how tall the teenagers have gotten over 2 years while covid testing

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “this field of grey is a scroll…”

this field of grey is a scroll bar. it has invisible arrows at the top and bottom and the other grey thing is actually richly textured, all to invite interaction with it

and then *this* field of grey is a set of tabs, they're actually connected to the screen below them despite appearances and can switch between screens

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “A blind mouse is hanging out i…”

A blind mouse is hanging out in front of the wood stove eating catfood.

I watched it evade both my cats by not giving any ground.

kitten ended up lying on her back and stretching out her paw to play. The mouse lifted its nose up, sniffed the paw, and stayed put.

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “color me unsurprised that LTT …”

color me unsurprised that LTT has identified some linux bug that looks bad in a way that is kicking up a furor

this is what influencers with 80 employees do, they find a way to maximise engagement

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git-annex devblog (Joey devblog)
day 642 cost model

Last Thursday I implemented git-annex filter-process, which you can try enabling to make commands like git add and git checkout faster when they operate on a lot of files.

git config filter.annex.process 'git-annex filter-process'

On Friday, I benchmarked it and was not surprised to find that it's slower in some cases than the old smudge/clean filter interface, and faster in other cases. Still, good to see actual numbers (see 054c803f8d7cc43eb01fdf6141ab6572373c7d60). The surprising good news is that it only seems to make git add around 10% slower when adding a large file (to the annex presumably). Although I know I can speed that up, eventually.

Today, I used the benchmark results to build a cost model into git-annex, so it knows when it would be faster to have filter.annex.process set or unset, and temporarily unsets it when that seems best. It can only do that when it's restaging pointer files, but that was the main problem with setting filter.annex.process really.

So I'm fairly close to wanting to enable it by default. But will probably just wait until whenever v9 happens and do it then. Hopefully some people will try it out in the meantime and perhaps I can refine the cost model.


This work was sponsored by Jake Vosloo, Graham Spencer, and Dr. Land Raider on Patreon

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “this much-touted infrastructur…”

this much-touted infrastructure bill spends an equal amount on electric school buses as it does on EV charging stations

one of these seems perhaps more important and a larger job than the other..?

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “(100% whole wheat, 110% hydrat…”

(100% whole wheat, 110% hydration, developed for 7 hours at around 65F, then cold prooved for 15 hours at 41F, baked for 40 minutes between banks of coals starting at around 675F and decreasing to probably 350F)

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git-annex devblog (Joey devblog)
day 641 an alternative smudge filter

Would you rather that git checkout got a lot faster at checking out a lot of files, and git add got a lot faster at adding a lot of small files, if the tradeoff was that git add and git commit -a got slower at adding large files to the annex than they are now?

Being able to make that choice is what I'm working on now. Of course, we'd rather it were all fast, but due to git smudge clean interface suboptiomal, that is not possible without improvements to git. But I seem to have a plan that will work around enough of the problems to let that choice be made.

Today I've been laying the groundwork, by implementing git's pkt-line interface, and the long-running filter process protocol. Next step will be to add support for that in git-annex smudge, so that users who want to can enable it with:

git config filter.annex.process 'git-annex filter-process'

I can imagine that becoming enabled by default at some point in v9, if most users prefer it over the current method. Which would still be available by unsetting the config.


Today's work was sponsored by Mark Reidenbach on Patreon

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Joey mastrodon
joeyh: “My sister's on her school's co…”

My sister's on her school's committee to process anti-vaccine waivers and told me about the excuses. Utterly predictable, you've heard them all before (mark of the beast, hypertension and ashma, fetal stem cells)

twist: this is a medical school

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