@KitRedgrave Yeah. Welcome to infrastructure work. It can be engaging if you find enjoyable stuff! But otherwise it's just a hassle.
(Dunno what Nix uses, but Netplan should make a static IP address like three minutes of work, two of which are confirming the right lines and numbers for your situation.)
@KitRedgrave I was squinting at this, but I think you made it an hour and a half! Good job! https://vulpine.club/@KitRedgrave/104834989838988523
@iliana Same. (To the image. Never been to blaseball's website; instead enjoying it vicariously.)
@SuricrasiaOnline Alternatively, early morning on January 19, 2038, which would be even more puzzling personally.
@KitRedgrave All that comes to mind is "Homer Simpson, Smiling Politely".
@jellyfish_link I had to go back to the top of this thread because I initially read it as "the QVC website", which is a *very* different thing.
@djsundog It's just a jump to the left, _and then a click to the riiight_.
long, re: android security question
@xenon I cannot answer for Lineage specifically, but I would be surprised if they removed too much of the security stuff.
See https://developer.android.com/training/articles/user-data-ids for an overview of what developers are told for tracking, but if you're using Google Play Services, assume all apps on your device can identify you with the same ID across all of them. (If they're following the rules, you can reset this if you want, but if they're not you'll have a harder time. Android 10 and 11 make this progressively harder, but even so, I'd still assume it's possible.)
As for data protection, Android separates apps reasonably thoroughly, unless they are from the same publisher. (Same-publisher apps can share data.) Apps cannot spy on other apps without extra permissions. (Accessibility permissions would allow this, so be careful there.) Apps cannot read one anothers' data without elevated permissions. Apps can communicate with one another via "intents", which sometimes can be exploited against poorly designed apps but isn't usually a problem.
Also, Google Play Store (and F-Droid) rules ban some of the more aggressive tracking (or for F-Droid, most in general) and will kick apps out over it. Using a different app store depends on its policies and enforcement. 🤷
long, re: commerce, books
@jellyfish_link I mean, okay, yes, in general I agree, but that's a lot more than the original complaint of "it should be as easy as putting an album on Bandcamp".
It sounds like the smaller scale stuff you'd be talking about is a way to do discovery and community-building. The rest is "it would be great if a lot of people already did this" (sure), subscription services (the Kindle Owners' Lending Library exists along these lines, but I don't know what's in it, not owning or wanting a Kindle, and the barrier to entry is probably highish), and marketing, all of which are probably massive endeavors themselves. Not that they're bad ideas, just that they're not, y'know, something a few people could tool together in their spare time, most likely.
Anyway, interesting thoughts, thanks.
@djsundog Definitely looks like your jam. Welcome back! Whatcha playing today?
@jellyfish_link Okay, you've got me thinking about this briefly. Are you thinking of paper or electronic? Is this not something that Gumroad or Lulu does? I've bought books from people here on Lulu, at least. (They needed editing, but some Bandcamp stuff needs mixing.) Are you thinking of the social aspects of Bandcamp, or something else?
@iliana I *think* you could do this on APub already? (Might break the spec a *bit*? But everything should have the necessary identifiers.)
@iliana heck considered harmful
@KitRedgrave Ha, yeah... I've been there before. It's all reproducible until the mirrors you're depending on move something or go away. 😞 ('course, you can push "mirror all of your dependencies" onto your yak stack, but that quickly multiplies too, especially if you want *that* to be reproducible in some fashion, or recoverable from backups. How much you care is up to you, but often not "I must be able to reinstall everything with no network.".)
@joeyh There's speculation that it seems to be some cookie-related thing or something, as reloading once appears to always fix the issue. It is weird, agreed.
I agree that some words can be nouns sometimes and not-nouns sometimes, but both are related to the meaning of the word. 😉
(I would also argue that "is / can be a noun" can be a property of a word, and that the "might be a noun as part of a sentence" you're thinking of is a "noun phrase" even if it's only a single word, if we're arguing semantics, but I don't know if that position is well-supported by others or not.)
@jellyfish_link @kindle I'm not sure I agree. I would say the game assumes you're putting the words in a context and picking a meaning based on that, so "Washington" could mean a general or a state or several other things, but all are valid clues.
(Now, maybe if your partner said "noun", you'd say "All of these could be nouns! We'll never know what you meant!", but I like to think you're more clever than that. 🙂)
(I also don't think there's any obligation in the game to use only a word that is an exact specifier of the targets: you couldn't successfully argue against "red" for "apple" just because green apples exist.)
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