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Hi, I'm η (eta)! I recently moved to chaos.social from @eta, mainly because I'm more of a programmer than a writer.
I do all sorts of random programming stuff - check out theta.eu.org/ for the gory details. Mostly esoteric stuff in , though.
Ich lerne auch gern Deutsch, was ein anderer Grund für mich war, hier umzuziehen!

Protip: if you upgrade postfix or dovecot, RESTART THEM AFTER THE UPGRADE if you want them to work. ;_;

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@eta 2/2 here is the German Wikipage that has some sound samples: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B6r (should be easy to listen to without understanding german ;))

And here is the DT Specification for special tones on POTS lines (apparently in german only):
web.archive.org/web/2015120810

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@eta some more... The SIT "Vacant Code" (= unkonw line) seems to be adopted though.

But actually, when i listen to the 8 samples on the SIT wikipedia page, i find it somehow hard to differentiate between them, For me they sound almost equal.

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@eta 1/2 - So i did some further reading on this. Seems like Deutsche Telekom (which was the former state telephone provider) doesn't follow the ITU recommendation, but implements it's own codes. Now that i listened to the sound samples on Wikipedia they of course sound familiar, but i couldn't connect them to the 3 SIT tones that i read in the wiki page that you linked above.

Hmm. Why don't mobile phones interpret the special information tones (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_) you get on a failed call and display a nice message? Seems like that would be a reasonably easy quick UX win...

Holy crap, has a progress bar for cargo builds now. This is insanely awesome.

bloody ChanServ. it says in the AKICK docs that "users with the +r flag are exempt"...but adding an AKICK for *!*@* then proceeds to kick everyone, including people with +r.

@eta So this is why matrix exists.

I'm trying out XMPP. It isn't going well. So far, I've managed to accidentally register an OMEMO key that I want to get rid of, because my main client (bitlbee) doesn't support OMEMO. So, now, people send me OMEMO messages I can't read. ;_;

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STATUS EFFECT: HEATWAVE

-2 hp/sec

Agh! The bloody station info screen carries on flashing "CORRECTION"... and then changing nothing. Stop trying to scare me into thinking the train is cancelled...

@eta (you might want some dates in there as well)

@eta (with my own tools, that'd be "SELECT * FROM schedule_movements WHERE time = '20:37' AND EXISTS(SELECT * FROM train_movements WHERE source = 1 AND estimated = true AND time = '21:18')". I think. Again, standing on a platform here.)

@eta (hey, people with a timetable database: figure out what station I'm at :p)

Scheduled time: 2037 / Expected time: 2118. Only on the UK's finest rail system!

Approaching train: *HOOOOONK* / Station announcement system: *gentle beeping* Please stand back; the approaching train isn't scheduled to stop at this station.

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There's this default assumption that what you see in-person is the real person & what you see online, if it's different from the real person, is fake.

Obs this doesn't apply to literally using a fake photo or similar. But I've always felt like it's only in text that I can really "be myself." I can express my emotions better/more freely in text, (or text+emoji), my personality comes through better in text than in person. So if you want to know who I really am, meet me online. #actuallyautistic

systemd[1]: osms-grafana.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 768.

That's a lot of restarts there, systemd.

sudo's insults mode is getting a bit weird.

[sudo] password for eeeeeta:
When you're walking home tonight, and some homicidal maniac comes after you with a bunch of loganberries, don't come crying to me!

I'm wasting so much money in SMSes trying to debug my SMS bridge :/