... it was time for the regular spring fire again. But for the first time the fire was in the next part of the apartment complex I'm living in, and looks like just the balcony was on fire. The fire fighters spent less than 10 minutes here - I guess they meanwhile know the building ....
Some time ago I already wrote about me not understanding twitter. But well, sometimes at least I'm open for learning new stuff so, I did what everybody does and started to use twitter. I tweeted some messages, followed some people, by using the web interface and by using different client. And I still have to say: I don't get it.
My initial thinking when watching twitter was (and still is) that people are using it to tell pointless things like that they are on their way home or on the way to the restroom. I actually don't see the point in this information - neither why I should give it, nor why one might be interested in reading this.
When asking "What is twitter?" before I was told "it's kind of a delayed IRC". Well, I use IRC and IRC is used for useless stuff like above, too but for one often in a different way ("Sorry can't answer on my way home") or as an information for specific people. But well often pointless, too, but IRC is about more: It is about discussion. For that I can see a point in a delayed IRC - that might mean something like "hey I don't have to be on my box all the time to follow the whole discussion". But that doesn't work with twitter. So let's assume I have a question, I put it on twitter and maybe one of the few people following knows the answer answers me, maybe I have a question ins response and get an answer, again. That's fine. But looking at it from a third perspective is bad: I follow the one having an interesting question. How do I get the answer? - One way is to follow everybody who follows the person asking the question so I get the answer, too. This won't work as I'd have to follow way too many people and have tons of nonsense information. The other way is to search for answers, maybe using search.twitter.com's web interface, maybe using the API (and some client). But there the APIs suck for that purpose. Although twitter has the "reply" feature and tracks it I can't search for answers to a givin tweet, all I can do is search for tweets mentioning the name of the one who asked the question and then then check whether that's a reply to the question, then I'd have to do this recursively to get all answers. That's just broken.
Well, I'll continue having that twitter client running and post things from time to time maybe the enlightenment comes or I get bored of it ... I'll see
Danke fÃ¼r's treue lesen. So, dass musste mal gesagt werden
P.S. Ich denke die config.m4 werde ich nicht einsetzen, statt dessen die lib bundlen, macht mir das Leben leichter und ich kann Ã¼berll PHP Streams verwenden und so... wobei als Fallback ist es wohl ganz gut... nunja, mal sehen.
TV Links is a site collecting links episodes of quite a few episodes from TV series hosted on dailymotion, youtube and other video sites. after tvlinks.50webs.com and tvlinks.voodeedoo.org it finally got it's own domain, and I hope they keep their name, http://www.tv-links.co.uk/ for some while, it's a great site to watch TV series independent from TV schedules and, for me being located in Germany, a good way to get the original versions without German synchronisation.
While going through some old backups I found some funny stuff I did back in the times when I was a bit bored (or maybe just frustrated?) A PHP extension written using mostly Assembler instead of C.
If you are interested in scary and useless stuff you can fetch the code and try it. There is some C code in it to create two required structures (which makes no sense doing in assembler imo - while this doesn't mean that thing makes any sense) but all functions and everything else is done using Assembler in the nasm syntax for 32bit x86 machines. If you really want to try t you need nasm and a PHP built environment. After running phpize and configure, just as for any other extension, you might need to edit the Makefile holding two rules for the .s file (remove the one using gas as assembler)
The extension exports a single function confirm_asmext_compiled() which prints some stuff using PHP's output mechanism and returns an integer, which is a bit tricky using Assembler since from the C perspective the return value is returned using some zval * structure passed by reference (making it a zval **) to the function so you need to dereference it and need to check/find out how the C compiler arranges the zval structure...
Yes for doing such a thing you have to be real bored (or maybe just extremly frustrated....) I'm happy this being a few years ago but I wanted to archive it somewhere