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horia honked 02 Mar 2024 13:25 -0800

@tedu I noticed that when I add a tag via the advanced form and use preview, the tag disappears after it's getting honked, whereas the honk is (advanced) tagged when it's getting honked without preview.

horia honked 02 Mar 2024 13:21 -0800

I haven't yet figured out how to follow the .rss feed of a hashtag.


Follow the .rss feed of a hashtag

horia bonked 01 Mar 2024 08:39 -0800
original: stsp@bsd.network

@kamin @thomholwerda Details regarding wifi:

OpenBSD supports 802.11ac mode on Intel cards (iwm/iwx drivers) and fullmac Broadcom cards (bwfm driver) found on raspberry pi and apple hardware. At present these drivers provide the fastest wifi performance you'll find across any of the BSDs, up to 300 Mbps in practice (11ac with 80Mhz channel). The bwfm driver can be configured to operate as an access point, while the Intel drivers run in client mode only.

OpenBSD -current (upcoming 7.5) also supports ath11k QCNFA765 wifi devices, albeit in 11a/b/g client mode only for now. No other *BSD supports these devices yet.

FreeBSD Intel wifi drivers (iwm, iwlwifi) are currently restricted to 11a/b/g mode, with some known stability issues due to the WIP state of their port of the Linux iwlwifi driver. For some reason they decided against porting the OpenBSD drivers, opting for a more complicated architecture that wraps the entire Linux driver as an interface towards the FreeBSD kernel, rather than letting their kernel talk to the device firmware interface directly. Work is underway to support 11n, and once that is working 11ac should not be too far off. Check the freebsd-wireless mailing list and their issue tracker for current progress.

AFAIK FreeBSD does not have an equivalent to the bwfm driver so broadcom fullmac devices probably won't work at all.

FreeBSD does have slightly better driver support for realtek devices, with 11n mode working on some devices. While the OpenBSD realtek drivers (rtwn/urtwn) do not support 11n yet.

Not so sure about NetBSD/Dragonfly, but I suspect they support less wifi devices and features than OpenBSD/FreeBSD.

horia bonked 01 Mar 2024 06:58 -0800
original: tedu@honk.tedunangst.com

#honk 1.3.0 Big Bonsai

You've been asking and pleading, waiting patiently and impatiently, and at long last the lazy dev team has heard your petition and finally added support for the <big> html tag.


  • Adds supports for polling hashtag feeds with rss
  • Makes it easier to inline images in posts (<img src=1> will inline the first attachment).
  • Additional metadata fields to allow posting links to azorius, etc.

It's a big one!

-rw-r--r--  1 hg  hg   920299 Feb 16 13:35 honk-1.2.3.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 hg  hg  1968345 Feb 29 15:13 honk-1.3.0.tgz

horia bonked 28 Feb 2024 20:00 -0800
original: tedu@honk.tedunangst.com

I sometimes like to dip my toe in the #ActivityPub pool to see what people are up to, but there's not usually much to see over here. I have to head to mastodon.social/tags/activitypub for gawking, but then I'm over there, not here. If I add .rss I can get an xml feed, though.

So now honk allows following rss feeds, and will try to import any activities it finds. I figure mastosoc is close enough to a central hub, and if somebody chooses not to federate with them, fair enough. I don't want a full feed relay, because there's too many posts I don't care about.

(In an ideal world, the rss feed would be a Collection that I could Follow, which is how things work on the honknet. Despite being AP on both ends, bridging with the mastonet requires bouncing through rss xml.)

((If you add .json to a mastodon tag url, you actually do get a degenerate collection object, but it's useless.))

(((Because this is honk, it only works for URLs ending in .rss, which also means you can no longer follow users with names ending in .rss.)))


horia honked 27 Feb 2024 16:52 -0800

How long do you have to know someone before you can bring up the #RUNBSD question?