~seirdy

Cupertino, CA

https://seirdy.one

My handle is “Seirdy” on all the platforms I use:

My preferred forge for personal projects is Sourcehut, but my repositories have remotes for GitHub and GitLab too.

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History will not remember us fondly: Growth vs Profit 5 days ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

I liked the "History will not remember us fondly" article, but I think 
it's worth being a little more nuanced than (correctly) connecting all 
the mentioned evils to profit.

Lots of companies specifically chase growth, which (as I see it) is not 
exactly the same as what's implied by chasing "profit". There's a 
difference between trying to lower expenses and increase revenue the 
"old-fashioned" way [1], and wooing investors by getting people locked 
into your system/platform and then milking them for all they're worth 
(and then some). The latter is (almost always) a long-term strategy to 
achieve the former, but it's worth highlighting because of how 
unfortunately successful it is and how it basically requires working 
against users.

[PATCH] Add 10kbclub.com, updates URLs 19 days ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~koehr/the-250kb-club-devel

https://10kbclub.com/ is another spinoff from the size clubs; one major
difference is its notability requirements (must have received popularity
on a link aggregator, must contain useful content).
---
build/index.html         | 13 +++++++++----
pages.txt                |  1 +
src/components/pages.mjs |  2 +-
3 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/build/index.html b/build/index.html
index b2eb0e6..2d25214 100644
--- a/build/index.html
@@ -74,15 +74,15 @@
[message trimmed]

seirdy.one 25 days ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~ols/indexing

Hey,

I'd just like to request adding seirdy.one to the index. Also has a 
sitemap (https://seirdy.one/sitemap.xml) and RSS feed 
(https://seirdy.one/posts/index.xml) available, if those help with 
indexing.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing this search engine grow!

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/Seirdy

Re: Contrast issues with new dark theme a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 03:18:01PM +0000, Drew DeVault wrote:
>Just finished pushing a round of dark theme improvements which addresses
>these concerns. Thanks for the feedback!

Awesome; looks much better. You have successfully gotten me to disable 
my userstyle!

Thanks for giving Sourcehut such good accessibility.

-- 
/Seirdy

Contrast issues with new dark theme a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

(Disclosure: I don't have a rigorous background in design or 
accessibility)

First of all, thanks for implementing a dark theme! For photosensitive 
users like me, dark themes are closer to a necessity than a preference.

That being said, I'm not quite ready to turn off my custom stylesheet 
for one reason: text in the light-grey rectangles has poor contrast. 
Most contrast calculators are flawed; see this really interesting 
discussion on the WCAG's issue tracker for more: 
https://github.com/w3c/wcag/issues/695

Additionally, several contrast tools use "dumb metrics" that ignore 
context. Font characteristics like weight, size, and density are an

Re: gmnisrv: Logged IPv4 addresses are wrong a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/gmni-discuss

On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 06:58:46PM +0000, Mark Dain wrote:
>which made me think addresses are intentionally obfuscated for privacy. 
>Is this by design?

Is there any benefit to obfuscating IP addresses for privacy rather than 
omitting them entirely? The mechanism, let alone the rationale, seems 
rather unclear.

If anybody knows more about this than I do, documentation would be 
appreciated.

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/Seirdy

[PATCH] Remove obsolete src/pages.json a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~koehr/the-250kb-club-devel

src/pages.json has been superseded by src/components/pages.mjs
---
 README.md      | 2 +-
 src/pages.json | 1 -
 2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 src/pages.json

diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
index 9838ed8..51a9b50 100644
--- a/README.md
+++ b/README.md
@@ -42,4 +42,4 @@ yarn dev
And build the page with `yarn build`.

[message trimmed]

Re: gmnisrv: Logged IPv4 addresses are wrong a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~sircmpwn/gmni-discuss

On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 01:11:39AM -0500, Zach DeCook wrote:
>The IPv4 addresses being logged are not accurate (or stable).

Can confirm: on gmnisrv master, commit cb2c84b0.

All of the following IPs should be from 198.54.132.172. I restarted 
gmnisrv in the middle for good measure:

204.196.198.54 seirdy.one / 297ms  1559 20 text/gemini

[ I restart gmnisrv ]

loaded certificate for seirdy.one
loaded certificate for localhost

[PATCH] updates URLs a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~koehr/the-250kb-club-devel

---
 build/index.html         | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 pages.txt                |  7 +++++++
 src/components/pages.mjs |  2 +-
 3 files changed, 47 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/build/index.html b/build/index.html
index 16bea7c..34d22a0 100644
--- a/build/index.html
@@ -67,15 +67,15 @@
  </style>
  

[message trimmed]

Re: Including links to relevant projects? a month ago

From Rohan Kumar to ~koehr/the-250kb-club-discuss

Oh boy, there's another one: https://nojs.club/

Like the other clubs, it sorts by page size (ascending); however, it 
also imposes a requirement of no JS. Sites get checked by CI.

I should make an aggregator club, that just collects sites from all the 
other .clubs and lets users filter the sitelist by which clubs they 
appear in.