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sh honked back 28 May 2020 13:51 +0200
in reply to: https://bsd.network/users/florian/statuses/104245886376965277
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@florian @solene Also worth a shot: Setting apm -H and choose the "Balanced" CPU and FAN configuration in the Bios.

On my machine, this has the effect that the CPU is scaled down when it reaches 64°C, while keeping the Fan under 4500rpm.

This allows the CPU to act fast on short tasks without scaling delay (is that even noticeable?). Compiling something is slower. But it doesn't bother me, as the machine is still not hot, nor annoyingly loud.

The above is true for my X1 Gen7. One guy on IRC reported that it works the same way on an x230.

sh honked back 28 May 2020 10:21 +0200
in reply to: https://pleroma.cloud/objects/9a273ed0-7ebe-4ebe-8e71-df885114f5ac
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@tallship There was a blue mug with the OpenBSD wireframe puffy. I loved it. Unfortunately it broke and when I decided to replace it, it was a few days after openbsdstore.com closed down and switched to teespring :(

I miss that stuff. But maybe it's still out there somewhere. Or we need to pick this up.

Printing something on a cup or a shirt is not hard these days if the art is available in good quality.

sh bonked 28 May 2020 10:17 +0200
original: tallship@pleroma.cloud
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I'm 1:102/127 (FidoNet) https://nodehist.fidonet.org.ua/?address=1%3A102%2F127
(Same FidoNet node number from about 30 years ago.)

V'Ger is running MysticBBS on Debian Bullseye which is available at:

I do believe I've had an earlier version running on Dragonfly or NetBSD maybe - I really can't remember, it's been a while, but here's some sane install notes current a/o the timestamp that should, at the very least, minimize any advance research prior to installation: https://devo.linboard.org/tallship/mystic/src/branch/master/docs/mystic_install_debian_bullseye.txt

I know that Synchronet had OpenBSD support going back to at least 2002:
http://archives.thebbs.org/bbsnews/ (version 3.10k Beta - OpenBSD-x86, now the website just lists BSDs as supported). You can get that here, but it's been about since that old announcement a couple of decades ago since I've run it on OpenBSD, and I'm not really all that current with all of the modernization aspects of Synchronet:

If both of those don't work out for you, there's an ultra-contemporary system Called ENiGMA½ BBS This will work regardless coz it's just a node app, so Nginx and a current implementation of Node: https://nuskooler.github.io/enigma-bbs/

A lot of my fellow SysOp folks in my fsxNet groups really like Enigma, and think it's the bees knees. Everything is on GitHub, and you can prolly just do a pull to do upgrades.

The Devs for these of the top three BBS systems are active, and responsive on fsxNet, and I would urge you to pick up the SysOp echo's there because there's an awful lot involved in so many aspects. I like Mystic because of the integrated daemon's that I use (Like BINKD), and Netmail and Echomail is a breeze (comparatively) to set up, with local message bases out of the box and a pretty good default editor. If you read my notes on the Gitea server above, you'll appreciate the integrated SSH server and I can point you to a couple of Gopher doors you can install too. Synchronet actually comes with an integrated Gopher server that is decent enough for file bases, but I know you prefer geomyidae ;)

Using the Door systems, you could even install a variation of the Bitreich Kiosk too :)

There's litterally a couple of dozen capable clients, about half of those actually stable ANSI BBS clients w/color, some IPv6, and of course there's always the old standby's that are included on every UNIX system like Kermit and Minicom. Here's a few of the contemporary clients:


If you're interested in fucking around with actual dialup stuff using modems, I've got a couple of old Cyclades cards w/several FXO/FXS ports (they work well with Asterisk installs too, but are 16bit ISA cards) - NOTE: for the sake of your sanity, use either external USR modems or USR internal modems w/Rockwell chipsets - don't even mess with Winmodems.

I'll be happy to help you with the appication process and getting set up on fsxNet too, or I can just give you a feed as a point if all you need is basic Netmail/Echomail communications with the SysOp community.


sh honked 28 May 2020 10:13 +0200
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Whatever I said in my last toot... now I'm not sure. The BTD 800 sounds softer. The 1Mii sounds much more powerful and kicking. It supports aptX HD, which reads like it is good? How can I tell when I have no Idea how those songs are supposed to sound? ;) https://www.aptx.com/aptx-hd

sh honked 28 May 2020 10:00 +0200
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My favorite BT/Audio Dongle is the Sennheiser BTD 800. Unfortunately that's the only one I have that is not supported by OpenBSD :( So I stick to the 1Mii Dongle there.

sh honked 28 May 2020 09:59 +0200
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I got some Bose NC700 Headphones. Now I'm testing my BT/Audio Dongles again. It's interesting how different they sound. Different Codecs, obviously... but BT codecs and such are black magic to me. So I just try and stick to what sounds best.

sh honked 28 May 2020 09:10 +0200
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I have three thinkpads with three different ways to connect to the ethernet. Crazy, right?

sh honked 28 May 2020 08:56 +0200
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Me: I don't have the energy for this.
Also Me: I hate sleep.

Todays energy source: TOOL Forty Six & 2

sh honked 28 May 2020 07:56 +0200
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And my jitsi SIP connector (jigasi) is broken. Out of the blue.

Ok, no SIP then... I'm not going to debug this pile of java.

sh honked 27 May 2020 18:02 +0200
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Tired, unmotivated... okay, that's it for the day. I'm playing #AnimalCrossing

sh honked back 27 May 2020 16:07 +0200
in reply to: https://bsd.network/users/solene/statuses/104240748081391106
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@solene I'm courious, is this going both ways? So is there a mic in as well?

Is it a big difference to a standard thinkpad sound?

I actually have good headphones, but I've never used them with something that's not a thinkpad or a phone.

sh honked 27 May 2020 13:14 +0200
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This whole homeoffice thing is not for me. Too many distractions. And once I really try to focus, the cat is coming around and demands cuddles.

sh bonked 27 May 2020 12:28 +0200
original: tatterberry@mastodon.art
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Hey there, I'm Jess!

I'm mainly a traditional artist who dabbles in digital art. I love watercolour and coloured pencils but I'll use pretty much any art supply because new things are fun.

I also dabble in comic art and hope to get back to it properly someday!

While not arting I mostly play video games. You'll see a lot of ESO fanart here because it's my main MMO!

A watercolour and coloured pencil picture of a serene looking person with long brown hair. Their face is partially obscured by a sunflower, with more in the background.

A watercolour piece of a mysterious looking woman with dark eyes and long red hair, holding a glass orb containing a small plant. Her face is partially obscured by long red hair, and golden vines drape down in front of her.

A digital art piece in yellow, pink and purple of a young woman with white hair, yellow eyes and a yellow scarf, surrounded by white and yellow flowers and leaves.

A greyscale picture of a woman with long dark hair and a fur collar. She wears light leather armour and an enigmatic smile as she looks at the viewer. Her hands rest on the hilt of a large sword. The light of the moon behind her seems to glow oddly from her eyes.

sh honked 27 May 2020 08:49 +0200
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Oh Theo, I may hang this into my office...

"As an OpenBSD developer, you should be able to judge things like this.
You just need to be cynical and it falls into place quickly."

(Theo, after firefox plugin tries mlock and pledge stopped it)

sh bonked 26 May 2020 23:54 +0200
original: _xhr_@mastodon.social
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Is there a reason that every hipster ncurses software needs dozens of colors in the default configuration?

I mean, have you every tried to read dark blue text on a black background?

sh honked 26 May 2020 22:53 +0200
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Scripting honk is actually fun. I call my little tool honkcli now. It can read and post honks. That's easy to wire together from what @tedu already provided in the honk/toys directory. Replying is something I have to figure out. I'm sure there is an ID could show and use with ./honkcli -r <id> -t <text>. I hope I'm not starting a project here. I really have no time for that...

sh honked 26 May 2020 22:17 +0200
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Postet from my little honk cli thingy...

sh honked back 26 May 2020 20:33 +0200
in reply to: https://freeradical.zone/users/tek/statuses/104235924956022469
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@tek Where does "big"-data start? I've recently seen a showcase(!) for one of our big data cloud products where it was about realtime counting of visitors in a sports stadium (max 30k people).

I was dying inside as this is a job for a raspberry pi und not for a multi server cloud deplyoment for $$$$$.

sh honked 26 May 2020 09:52 +0200
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@solene I've taken over the idea of using a Makefile for drist automation. In your blog post, you're using "drist $*" in the Makefile. This prevents parallel runs with "-j3". Changing this to "drist $@" works as you described.

sh bonked 26 May 2020 07:42 +0200
original: fsjoker@freeradical.zone
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Thanks for pointing out the right direction. Believe the space issue has been resolved. Let me know if you still see anything weird.

Added add a link to your site! Have a good one!

sh bonked 25 May 2020 07:29 +0200
original: tedu@honk.tedunangst.com
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"Nobody needs a mirrorless to shoot anything except lazy photographers who don't spend the time learning the craft."

Found the old pro!

sh honked 25 May 2020 07:19 +0200
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2020: Server down. Single Player Game not working. 😢

sh honked 22 May 2020 11:24 +0200
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Visit me #AnimalCrossing with DoDo Code: DFM59

I also could use some friends. But I haven't figured out how to add friends yet..