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Re: %85PxkjFmr

Me and some other folks (likely @mafintosh) are going to be at sudoroom for Javascript Night if you find yourself on this side of the bay.

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@gb in #travel

Hello from San Francisco. Do you wanna go get a coffee?

@noffle in #travel
Re: %+SXx88bu4

@ev Yeah, I'm in Oakland. Hit me up when y'all are in town.

@coffee voted **The last day** ![lastday.jpg](&ng7D+AtGZVAG7Fi7gy7GjVvZsBZ2PzzPuH6IFmg3n
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Re: %+SXx88bu4

Where to?

@cellular voted **The last day** ![lastday.jpg](&ng7D+AtGZVAG7Fi7gy7GjVvZsBZ2PzzPuH6IFmg3n
@ev in #travel

The last day

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Tonight we're having a giving away party. @gb's Duh skateshop chair is going. The plants are going.

We're all packed down to 1.5 bags, three Mexican blankets (one is for @dominic), and two yoga mats.

Tomorrow we move out of the Value Place, which has been a good home for the past two months.

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@ansuz voted Packed down to 1.5 bags per person between [@ev](@8Qee0I/DwI5DHSCi3p5fsl6Fy
@river_crab subscribed to channel #travel
@cellular voted Packed down to 1.5 bags per person between [@ev](@8Qee0I/DwI5DHSCi3p5fsl6Fy
@gb in #travel

Packed down to 1.5 bags per person between @ev and myself for the upcoming trip to San Francisco. It's a relief to know that the two of us are able to travel this way for, as of December, seven years running around the globe. He's quiet over there, writing and working on a travel-oriented pub for people to join. Will be good for people the two of us say goodbye to over the next week. I think the California to Mexico (learning how to sail and teaching others who want to learn about sbot/yoga) + packing has brought things to a place of equanimity. A week from today the trip begins.

@nanomonkey voted Tickets booked to San Francisco.
@eos voted Tickets booked to San Francisco.
@marak voted Tickets booked to San Francisco.
@gandalf in #travel
Re: %IWtWDIJ3K

Let's get food while you're in town!

@ev in #travel

Tickets booked to San Francisco.

@Feross voted I had no idea. Round 2: ![IMG_1497_feross.JPG](&CZmr5LKOnLuDBzv6xeL4Am667
@Feross voted Got him signed up again last night.
@Emile voted I had no idea. Round 2: ![IMG_1497_feross.JPG](&CZmr5LKOnLuDBzv6xeL4Am667
@mix.windows voted I had no idea. Round 2: ![IMG_1497_feross.JPG](&CZmr5LKOnLuDBzv6xeL4Am667
@coffee voted I had no idea. Round 2: ![IMG_1497_feross.JPG](&CZmr5LKOnLuDBzv6xeL4Am667
@Mikey voted I had no idea. Round 2: ![IMG_1497_feross.JPG](&CZmr5LKOnLuDBzv6xeL4Am667
@dominic in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

that worked

@ansuz voted I had no idea. Round 2: ![IMG_1497_feross.JPG](&CZmr5LKOnLuDBzv6xeL4Am667
@bret in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

I had no idea. Round 2:

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@John voted hey [@bret](@lzMHSo63Do77Fg4qdDrcIk6yJ+HWQs6YH+fD217S6+s=.ed25519), the pho
@Mikey in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

hey @bret, the photos are larger the the default 5 MB blob replication limit. it'd be really great if you could downsize them, i'd love to see them!

@John in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

not yet (for me) @bret

@bret voted waiting for the photo to propogate. I'm guessing it's a photo of you two ha
@bret in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

Are people not seeing the photos?

@bret in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

Got him signed up again last night.

@John in #travel
Re: %2ulN6R+Yb

waiting for the photo to propogate. I'm guessing it's a photo of you two hanging out?
If it is, this is a nice way to verify the new @Feross

@ben we need your selfie-based friending plugin in here

@bret in #travel

San Francisco with @Feross

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@黑客 dug ## 2017-05-01 1030h My partner Leyla and I boarded the Amtrak train a litt in #travel
@黑客 dug ## noffle's travel log Hello scuttleverse. This May features a delightfull in #travel
@Kas in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

I noticed that if I didn't provide -u I would get zero output.

There's an important lesson to learn here: Whenever you're logging some­thing that is text based, make sure your output stream is either line buffered or unbuffered (the latter may incur a perform­ance penalty¸sdo go with line buffered when possible).

In C you can use the setvbuf(3) call to change the buffering mode. In Python you can use the -u switch (or set the PYTHON­UNBUFFERED environ­ment variable). Et cetera.

@Emile dug ## noffle's travel log Hello scuttleverse. This May features a delightfull in #travel
@juul in #travel

My travel log for June:

  • June 5 - 11: Vienna for BattleMesh v10
  • June 12 - 20: Singapore for SB7.0
  • June 21 - 28: Copenhagen
  • June 29: Back in Oakland
@juul subscribed to channel #travel
@noffle voted > _I noticed that if I didn't provide_ -u _I would get zero output._ Ther
@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-04 0659h

@ -79.6216842 40.3305722 (just east of Pittsburgh, PA)

Our train arrived in Pittsburgh at 0505h. With bleary eyes we crept out of the train and into the circa 1980s Amtrak station to wait for two hours for the connecting leg to Philly. I wandered around the station and saw an "outstanding employee awards" board, which seems to have run from 1985 through 1990. Either the program was terminated, or 1990 is when the employees stopped being outstanding. And yet.

I finished reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Becky Chambers), which has been an absolute joy to read. If you enjoy scifi or #solarpunk I think you'll have your heart pleasantly warmed by this book, and be a bit more excited about a non-dystopian future full of reasonable and fairly compassionate human beings.

I've been feeling the hankering to do something a bit outside of my norm, so I'm poking at Real World Haskell again. I'm also starting to read Zen Mind Beginner Mind, which is pushing up against some of the outer walls of my mind. In a good way, I think. (Do we have a #zen or #buddhism channel yet?)

We arrive in Philadelphia 30th Street Station around 1430h. See y'all on the other side!

@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-03 1915h

@ -87.4919574 41.6833711

We pulled into Chicago a couple of hours ago. Colarado took up most of yesterday, we breezed past Nebraska overnight, and then the first half of today was cruising through Iowa before slipping into Illinois.

I enjoyed some hacking time this morning. A warm (albeit watery) coffee and a smuggled peanut butter bagel, while poking at the dusty source code for peer-npm. There are so many ways to approach the general goal of "peer to peer npm", and I remember struggling with making my approach more concrete.

How nice it was to stretch our legs during out Chicago lay-over! We found a deep dish pizza joint, then walked to the bean, which we were able to enjoy for approximately five minutes before rushing back to catch our connecting train to Pittsburgh. We'll be on this leg until 0500h tomorrow, where we connect again to our last train to Philly.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

@cel Nice, the awk script did the trick! Thank you.

@ralphtheninja I noticed that if I didn't provide -u I would get zero output. This meant that when I eventually / accidentally CTRL+C'd the program, it wouldn't flush its buffer and the final file would end up empty. I was surprised I needed this.

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Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-02 0831h

@ -109.1458334, 39.0733494

I'm awake. My first sight was of tall red rocks filling the horizon. I remember briefly waking last night around 0300h, hearing that we had arrived in Salt Lake City. We must have spent the whole of overnight in Utah. We just crossed the border into Colarado a few minutes ago. Tall, foreboding rock closing in around us on all sides. We are definitely in desert country. I'm sipping on my morning coffee as I write this.

In less than 30 minutes we'll be arriving in Grand Junction, CO. No signal on my phone for quite some time. Overcast skies as far as the eye can see.

I found a bug with my sed script above: $(date) was only being evaluated once (not per line), meaning I have a bunch of geo coordinates with the same date. I'm not sure how to coerce sed into evaluating a bash string on each matched line, so for now I've settled on re-running the gps-beam command each time I want to record a location.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-02 0831h

@ -109.1458334, 39.0733494

I'm awake. My first sight was of tall red rocks filling the horizon. I remember briefly waking last night around 0300h, hearing that we had arrived in Salt Lake City. We must have spent the whole of overnight in Utah. We just crossed the border into Colarado a few minutes ago. Tall, foreboding rock closing in around us on all sides. We are definitely in desert country. I'm sipping on my morning coffee as I write this.

In less than 30 minutes we'll be arriving in Grand Junction, CO. No signal on my phone for quite some time. Overcast skies as far as the eye can see.

I found a bug with my sed script above: $(date) was only being evaluated once (not per line), meaning I have a bunch of geo coordinates with the same date. I'm not sure how to coerce sed into evaluating a bash string on each matched line, so for now I've settled on re-running the gps-beam command each time I want to record a location.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-02 0831h

@ -109.1458334, 39.0733494

I'm awake. My first sight was of tall red rocks filling the horizon. I remember briefly waking last night around 0300h, hearing that we had arrived in Salt Lake City. We must have spent the whole of overnight in Utah. We just crossed the border into Colarado a few minutes ago. Tall, foreboding rock closing in around us on all sides. We are definitely in desert country. I'm sipping on my morning coffee as I write this.

In less than 30 minutes we'll be arriving in Grand Junction, CO. No signal on my phone for quite some time. Overcast skies as far as the eye can see.

I found a bug with my sed script above: $(date) was only being evaluated once (not per line), meaning I have a bunch of geo coordinates with the same date. I'm not sure how to coerce sed into evaluating a bash string on each matched line, so for now I've settled on re-running the gps-beam command each time I want to record a location.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-01 2023h

@ Somewhere in Nevada

We passed through Reno and into the arms of Nevada about several hours ago. Mountains and desert and shrub sprawl out in all directions without end. White caps some of the mountains.

The observation car has largely cleared out: lots of passenger churn at Reno. I sat unmoving for at least an hour, looking out at the ranges of mountain: coming and going, flowing through my consciousness. Mesmerizing. The clouds twist and transform and stretch and contract and fade to nighttime darkness. I tried to write, but the words weren't flowing this time. We saw cows. They were running. I've never seen a cow that wasn't stationary of its own accord. Nevada is a land of great engima. And shrubbery.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-01 1224h

@ -120.9576223, 39.0926306

The train has gotten busy! Leyla has returned to our coach seats, and I've remained in the observation car, which has since filled up with passengers. Mostly an older crowd. We just passed Colfax, CA, a dusty old goldrush town.

I wanted to track my progress across the country, but my laptop has no GPS capabilities. My phone does, but I didn't want to write an "app" when there's a perfectly good Geolocation API. So I spent an hour or so writing gps-beam, a unix-y command that runs an HTTPS* server that your phone can interact with (getting GPS coords) and "beams" them back to the local https server, writing longitude latitude to standard output. With this, I'm now periodically generating and recording my coordinates with the following command:

$ gps-beam | sed -u "s/\(.*\)/$(date): \1/" | tee -a travel.log

The sed bit prepends the date to each line of output. -u disables buffering, so each line goes straight to tee. With any luck, I should have a long log of times and coordinates that I can use to produce a visual of my trip!


  • The Geolocation API on mobile Chrome demands HTTPS, so I use a placeholder key from https-pem.
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Re: %EOxGGs2hO

2017-05-01 1030h

My partner Leyla and I boarded the Amtrak train a little over an hour ago in Emeryville, CA. The train is attractive, the seats are cozy, and recline to a practically horizontal degree. After settling in we explored the cars a bit, settling for now in the observation car. We just crossed over the 2nd longest steel railroad bridge in the US, near Concord, CA.

The landscape is quite suburban at the moment, with farmland in between. We passed a number of factories back near the northeast edge of the bay though. The sunshine is strong, and is keeping us nice and toasty in the otherwise aggressively air conditioned cars. I'm sipping on a coffee I bought downstairs for $2 as I write this. In the distance, to the south, the horizon is liberally dotted with countless wind turbines.

We're on our way to Philly for a friend's wedding, and as an excuse to visit Leyla's family. We'll be visiting mine a bit later in Toronto, where we'll then part ways: my trip to Guyana is part of my work with Digital Democracy, where I'll be working with the Wapichan, who are interested in replacing their use of heavyweight GIS software with Mapeo, an open source Electron app that uses OpenStreetMap and custom P2P tech.

@noffle in #travel

noffle's travel log

Hello scuttleverse. This May features a delightfully unusual amount of travel for me:

  • May 1 - May 3: Cross-country train from Oakland to Philadelphia
  • May 9: Car from Philadelphia to Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • May 11 - May 12: Plane from Toronto to Sholinab Village, Guyana
  • May 22 - May 24: Planes from Sholinab Village back to SF

I'm going to be offline for much of my travels, so SSB seems like a natural choice for sharing how things unfold with a community that I gel with. There's something about travel that compels me to share, so I'll try to write in here min(regularly, as_interesting_things_happen) with my thoughts, feelings, hacking, offline work tips, and experiences.

@pie pete dug ## 2017-05-01 1224h #### @ -120.9576223, 39.0926306 The train has gotten b in #travel
@cellular voted ### 2017-05-04 0659h #### @ -79.6216842 40.3305722 (just east of Pittsburg
@cellular voted ### 2017-05-03 1915h #### @ -87.4919574 41.6833711 We pulled into Chicago
@cellular in #travel
Re: %EOxGGs2hO

nice. that command will prepend the same date to each line though. an alternative: %Da/CMT1.... might also want to include the tz offset ("%z"). or could just beam a timestamp from the phone along with the coords

@cellular voted ## 2017-05-01 1224h #### @ -120.9576223, 39.0926306 The train has gotten b
@cellular voted ## 2017-05-01 1030h My partner Leyla and I boarded the Amtrak train a litt
@cellular voted ## noffle's travel log Hello scuttleverse. This May features a delightfull
@Mikey dug ## noffle's travel log Hello scuttleverse. This May features a delightfull in #travel
@ralphtheninja dug ## 2017-05-01 2023h #### @ Somewhere in Nevada We passed through Reno and in #travel
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Re: %EOxGGs2hO

Do you really need the -u flag or is that just an optimization? Awesome hack btw. I'll use it myself :)

@ralphtheninja dug ## 2017-05-01 1224h #### @ -120.9576223, 39.0926306 The train has gotten b in #travel
@ralphtheninja dug ## 2017-05-01 1030h My partner Leyla and I boarded the Amtrak train a litt in #travel
@gmaclennan dug ## noffle's travel log Hello scuttleverse. This May features a delightfull in #travel
@Matt in #travel

So, I'm gonna be in Germany next month!! :earth_africa: :de: :beers: :sound: :sparkles:

Me and others from the Live JS collective will be doing a bunch of stuff around css/jsconf.eu 5-7 May.

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I arrive in Berlin on the 30th of April and depart 17th of May.

This will be my first time visiting Europe so I'm pretty excited!!

@Toady in #travel
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Yey! It's not like i need a reason to visit Berlin but now I'll know when to swing by next! :D

@bret subscribed to channel #travel
@river_crab in #travel

electricity went off in southern sichuan. it has been snowing for a while on the mountains and this power outage is probably the consequence. scuttlebutt is a good thing to have in a situation like this, on top of the city wall that was somewhere between 500 and 2000 years old, and sipping my camping coffee.

china has been through some magnificent changes over the years. folks here hasn't really caught up on what had happened to their lives but they knew it was a good thing. last year my cycling partner who had been traveling extensively in rural areas here told me, all the poverty stricken areas a decade ago are now electrified, road paved and every family has a two story house.

perhaps because of the ore of the rapid development, people stop follow what was left behind in the westerly mountains. i heard a few stories of people still living with their animals (pigs etc.), no electricity, and kids do not have any incentive to be educated. in addition to all of that, there are rampant racism towards each other who are from different ethnicities. everyone seems to be the oppressor or barbarian. many who live in minority area also has bad alcoholism and drug abuse, similar to what i saw around standing rock sioux reservation where people do not have too much hope for anything positive therefore turned alcoholics.

most of these problems are because of communication and bad management. resources are plenty.

@ansuz in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

I got a round trip ticket, with two hops each way (france -> iceland -> toronto), and they charge for your luggage per hop, so I went minimal.

I only brought my backpack, which was large enough to count as a large carry-on, so I had to pay for that. Even so, it was cheaper than the other flights I'd looked at.

The airport in Iceland was expensive. A water bottle, coffee, and salmon wrap cost me $28 Canadian, but the salmon wrap was fantastic.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

I'm glad you had a better experience than I, @ansuz. How much luggage did you bring? I was fine with just my backpack, after readjusting its contents to make a thinner profile. However, my partner, who was carrying two carry-ons and a checked bag, had to pay over $100 USD to bring said belongings.

@ansuz in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

writing from the plane en route from Paris to Reykjavik.

I took whatever seat they gave me (an aisle), but when I went to sit down, a woman asked if I could switch seats with her boyfriend, who had ended up in another row. While switching, the person who I was going to be sitting beside then asked if I'd mind switching with his girlfriend, who was somewhere near the back of the plane. So I ended up with a window seat, and a decent view of the English countryside.

I skipped out on any of the airline food, but it's well past my usual lunchtime, so I'm looking forward to landing (in another 30 minutes, I think). I wouldn't mind having more leg room but so far I'm fairly satisfied with Wow Air.

@angel in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

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Hood Raccoon says that 'coon is a coon!

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@noffle in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

@ansuz Bonne chance! Let us know how it goes.

@ansuz in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

I'll be flying Paris to Toronto next week via Wow, so I hope your experience was an outlier.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

Oh! Yes, free / non-restrictive wifi at the airport. I didn't think to check if it's on their planes, though.

@marina in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

i meant at ytz.

@noffle in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

@marina On the plane? I didn't even think to check! Fortunately my workflows are all very offline-friendly, so I didn't even notice the lack of connectivity.

EWR itself had aggressively locked down wifi service. 30 minutes for free, then they require you to pay.

@marina in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

but was there free wifi?!?!

@noffle in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

Flying back to the bay area today, Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO).

Virgin Airlines ain't no Porter, but they're a nicer experience than WOW Air, which my partner and I struggled with during our Christmas trip to London.

Looking forward to seeing my bay friends real soon!

@ansuz in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

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Such class.

@ansuz in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

Billy Bishop is great. I flew from there to Halifax once. I especially like Porter's raccoon mascot.

@gb in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

buen viaje, @noffle

@noffle in #travel
Re: %7RFcyZlcQ

Oh wow: and free coffee, water, and snacks! YTZ is top shelf.

@noffle in #travel

About to board a propeller plane from Toronto (YTZ) to Newark. This isn't the usual Toronto airport I fly out of: Billy Bishop Airport is right in downtown Toronto.

It's on an island! They had me take a ferry from mainland to the airport proper. This has to be my most unique airport experience yet.

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@noffle in #travel

My time in London this December was fantastic. I saw many of the sights (Big Ben, London Bridge, Tower of London, Hyde Park, and many more) and had lunch and a pint with @Dominic at The Albion.

Oh hey, and I managed to snap some photos that I'm quite happy with!

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