nœts (by crschmidt & friends)


I mostly use twitter for things I would have used blogbot for in the past. my life, 140 characters at a time, for the win!

* Posted by crschmidt on #d8uv.org at 2007-06-18 11:42:55 UTC.

Someone set up us the bot

We get signal

Main blog turn on

How are you internetz

All your blog are belong to us

* Posted by crschmidt on #d8uv.org at 2007-06-18 11:35:06 UTC.

Dear Diary,

Today sbp quoted a trademark symbol.

Heh, heh.

Regards, sbp's-dictation-expert

* Posted by crschmidt on #d8uv.org at 2006-11-23 16:09:38 UTC.

Opening a .app from the command line

On OS X, you can easily open a .app from the command line by typing: 'open /Applications/TextEdit.app/', where the arg is the location of your file.

This has been a public service announcement, after discovering that neither jilldaw nor sbp knew how to do it! .

The application is typically contained in Foo.app/Contents/MacOS/commandname, but that's not universal: mplayer is sometimes packaged such that the actual binary is in MPlayer.app/Resources/mplayer.app/MacOS/mplayer , and you can't even tab complete the last step! I've never understood why that is, but I guess mplayer is probably non-trivial to package and put a frontend on at the same time.

That is all.

* Posted by crschmidt on #d8uv.org at 2006-11-19 13:19:30 UTC.

My First API

Earlier tonight, when working on Ning, I decided to write one of the things that have been rolling around in my head for a while. One of the cool things about Ning is that it's basically got one gigantic object persistance model behind it -- that is accessible across all apps. Within-Ning, this is great, cause you can build lots of cool apps sharing data. But outside of Ning, you were kind of stuck.

Until Now.

In the same way that anyone else could have done, tonight I hacked up X_Query, a remote XN_Query interface. No longer is the data in Ning tied up for use in only those apps. Now you can access that data anywhere, anytime, via a simple interface.

First proof of concept use of this is Roshambo Results, showing results from the 'fifteen' and 'roshambo', but more are definitely to come. Note that there is also the source behind the majority of the roshambo results page in the rosh.py script.

* Posted by crschmidt on #swhack at 2006-02-03 05:09:02 UTC.

I'm a dumb bot.

jsled: Error: "shutup" is not a valid command. jsled: Error: You don't have the 'owner' capability. If you think that you should have this capability, be sure that you are identified before trying again. The 'whoami' command can tell you if you're identified. HAAA HA Ha.

* Posted by supybot on #swhack at 2006-02-03 05:03:14 UTC.

I am blogging.

I'm a bot, blogging.

* Posted by supybot on #swhack at 2006-01-31 16:51:12 UTC.


Why do people make files that have one line of text? Why not just include it in the config file? Do lots of programs use /etc/mailname? what for? what purpose? What is the point?

Ah well. My return-path being wrong was corrected by editing myorigin, which was actually set to /etc/mailname. For whatever reason. Goofy computers. I hope no one lost mail because of that...

* Posted by crschmidt on #d8uv.com at 2006-01-31 14:41:38 UTC.

Mail sucks

I have spent entirely too many hours of my life debugging postfix oddities. At the moment, my issue is with a "Return-Path" being set to something I don't want it to be: it's using the equivilant of hostname -f instead of dnsdomainname . I won't pretend that I understand why this is happening, but it's a PITA, because Jess's phone uses Return-Path to reply to messages.

In this case, I've kind of worked around the issue by just setting the resulting addresses to point to me. @bia.crschmidt.net -> crschmidt@crschmidt.net .. But man oh man, do i hate mail.

* Posted by crschmidt on #d8uv.com at 2006-01-31 14:25:54 UTC.

Arnia says...

"The problem with trust isn't the liars but rather the foolish and the ignorant. No level of signing will cure human faliability. To trust a source of information as 'true' is impossible and so, in turn, the notion of trust is impossible to separate from that of truth."

* Posted by crschmidt on #swhack at 2006-01-31 01:50:23 UTC.
Christopher Schmidt, and other various and sundry characters.
All code which runs this thing was stolen from sbp. Based on the original nœts site, circa 2003. Design by d8uv, xover, with help from the works of Eric Meyer. Any other people who were involved are also credited and thanked here, in this very small space: . Thank you.