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So ActiveState has changed the licensing on their products from free to paid, including for old versions, including those you had downloaded and installed before they blogged about that change back in 2021. Other than that blog post they didn't inform anybody of that change. I'm not even sure you can change licensing conditions after someone has installed your product and accepted the license conditions.

Making a website with just one page, which just says "503 Service Unavailable". Then it can be fedi-ddos-ed without making any difference.

These three letter agencies... (DHL, UPS, DPD)

website of a swedish furniture company: you can easily repair small scratches by painting them!
me: ok, so what's the colour code of the paint I should use?
website: we do not give out our colour codes since they are a trade secret.

This streaming service in my country that shows Paramount+ content and owns Paramount+ content because they are Paramount+ (plus Showtime so Paramount++ really) now says that they hope this Paramount+ show will also come to this country. What do they mean hope? Surely they know? Since it's their content. It's not like they need to license it from anyone.

Interesting how the Netflix video to announce this year's Tudum event (17 June) says there's also going to be an announcement about Wednesday. Weird because season 2 was already announced and it hasn't even been written yet.

Also they suggest an announcement for Queen Charlotte, which I thought was a one season spin-off of Bridgerton.
#Netflix #Wednesday #QueenCharlotte

I started watching Yellowjackets, since there are at least three actresses in that show that I think are really good: Christina Ricci, Ella Purnell and Juliette Lewis. So far, after one episode, I'm not really feeling it. I think they're trying to introduce too many characters covering both the teenage girl soccer team and their adult versions many years later. Especially the adult lives are for the moment just not interesting. And the soccer team doesn't even seem to have eleven players!

What people like to do in replies, in decreasing order: writing their reply, reading the post they're replying to, following links to the information they're writing about. Don't let receipts get in the way of an opinion.

Today, 1 June, iCarly S3 is out on Paramount+. This is one of the photos Miranda posted on her Instagram about it.

I checked a bit early, over here they clearly don't think it's today yet. While it's 20 minutes past midnight already! (And why is my service saying it will actually disappear in 18 days?)
#MirandaCosgrove #iCarly

Miranda as Carly ready to start a scene, a clapper board in front of her reading iCarly S3. She's on the floor, in a kitchen, on the phone, in a red dress. Her, not the phone.

Finally watching Prey on Disney+, I am really slow at going through my watchlist. Pre-opening title we already have the twist that this tale which follows these 18th century indigenous people in the Americas also seems to involve spaceships and monsters. We'll see what it turns out to be.

The main character, a girl who wants to become a hunter, is played by Amber Midthunder and is super cool.
#Prey #AmberMidthunder

Amber Midthunder as Naru, a native American young woman, resting or hiding behind a tree.
This movie was really good too
@feld Yeah, I really liked it. It's a bit more random than intended when you're not aware of the predator franchise...

It was a juggling laptops and glasses kind of day. Laptops because some come with more restrictions than others, glasses to be able to read what I was typing.

The first twelve days of each month are the most dangerous.

(Was reminded again of Americans writing their dates wrong)

@Hank G ☑️ I also write it out like you say on forms, but I use 20230531 virtually everywhere else...
Oh yeah for file/folder names and that sort of thing I do that for numerical dates as well.

Authorised fetch / http signatures really gets in the way of efficient response caching / cdn, doesn't it?

Peertube now supports remote runners for the transcoding jobs! That's the one thing I was missing, I had no idea it was in the pipeline... (I had looked into adding it myself, but found it required substantial changes to how jobs are configured, which looks like they now did).

If only I wasn't on an old Debian version which blocks upgrading...

Messed up media storage on the dev node so much all files have been inaccessible. That's why it's a dev node I guess. Now I get to practise restoring the database, which is also a good thing.
That restore went smoothly. It even immediately re-imported the rss feed posts that had happened between the backup and now.

I'm that weird person who when making a test post in a DM to myself, I still enter the alt-text on the image... Something to do with not trusting that I selected the correct switch to make it a DM...

Disabling link previews on Pleroma after the thing the other day, made me realise how little I miss it. When doing the same on Friendica just to check, I notice that here it's a user setting, not an admin setting. The link preview, that is; the oEmbed setting is in the admin interface and uses an allow list.
If you have a single user instance you're not vulnerable to that stuff though. If you don't trust all your users, that's a different scenario 😅

New platform idea: Stir Trok, where you record short First Contact videos introducing your species.

More Artificial Confidence than Artificial Intelligence.

I'm getting way too good at knowing how long to put a cold cup of tea in the microwave to make it properly hot again. Sign of how often I'm forgetting to drink it.

When it says people are typing, I'm assuming they do so with the same rhythm the three dancing dots animation is suggesting.

Upgraded to the new Friendica 2023.05 that just came out, since I wasn't expecting it. And releases that come out when you're not expecting them are best not missed.

This series has characters named 'Raven' and 'Octavia of the Sky People', so you'd think it would really be my thing. But I'm into season 3 of The 100 now (it will leave Netflix at the end of the week, so I'm not going to make it through all seven seasons) and it's so-so. The Good: it has Alycia Debnam-Carey in it and some strong female characters. And a properly created language. The Bad: it's all very militaristic and the very talented Genevieve Buechner is completely underused. But what gets me the most is the way main characters can commit massacres and that the story steps over this rather easily.

Happy birthday to Miranda Cosgrove!

Here's one of the pics she posted on her Instagram, I'm leaving the photos of the birthday cake, her mom (because of mother's day) and of baby Miranda for you to find over there.

Miranda sitting cross legged holding a plate with a large green coconut-like fruit with a piece of cutlery in it, wide-eyed and sticking out her tongue

The new season of iCarly will come out on 1 June on Paramount+. Miranda just posted the trailer! And it also features Mia Serafino, so that's extra good.
#MirandaCosgrove #iCarly #MiaSerafino

Finished a can of Pringles, spread over two days. Instead of one.

Odd, why would Paramount be using a Let's Encrypt certificate and why does my phone say it's not a recognised Let's Encrypt certificate? While it perfectly accepts others...

I remember the time when these birds were so scared of humans, it was rare to see one and then it was from far away. Within my lifetime they evolved to not mind human beings at all.
A heron or heron-like bird in the grass next to a path and a metal fence, stretching its wings.

Watching Queen Charlotte since it's a Bridgerton story after all. But after being disappointed with series two and already knowing none of my favourite characters are going to be in it, it's going to be difficult to get into it.

At least Eloise was mentioned, that is something.

So far I think the character of young Queen Charlotte is very interesting, but I dislike that she doesn't match at all, writing-wise, with the older Queen Charlotte we already knew. At least young and older Lady Danbury match very well, allowing the actresses to really sync their performances. A lot of it is Lady Danbury's story, and King George's as well.

Skipping adverts as a subscribed user on Amazon Prime Video takes about as long as watching them, but I still skip them out of principle.

Ok, so you can skip them and they are at the moment only adverts for their own programs, but I think as a paying subscriber to their streaming service I should only get the stream I'm clicking the start button on.

There's this shop I need to go to and it has different closing times on different days of the week. The only constant is that when I look it up, it closed five minutes ago.

I like that at Anne Boleyn's coronation, King Henry was not allowed to be present. Though there are rumours he peeped through a window.

In trying to find out why a new version of a thing uses so much more resources, I've come across an interesting new data point. When I turn it off, the warning that it's off doesn't appear and the things it was supposed to be doing, are still happening.

I'd wish they didn't put all these 'rumoured' films in imdb, or all these appearances 'as self' on tv talk shows.

So this site documenting the AT protocol has a frequently asked questions section, but no way to ask questions. I'm suspicious.

That FAQ explains why they couldn't just use ActivityPub, by listing a couple of things missing in it. These things happen to be the exact things the Zot protocol does have, while Zot has existing implementations that do interoperate with ActivityPub. They couldn't have looked long.
#AT #ATProtocol

This Saturday the interesting Chloë Grace Moretz film Greta is on BBC One: 23:40 UK time, 00:40 CEST. Of course I have it on DVD already, but if you don't you can catch it.
#ChloëGraceMoretz #Greta

Typically me on my day off: I forgot to eat breakfast! It's 5pm. So I guess the nuts and cheese I was snacking in front of the tv was brunch.