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Mike Macgirvin

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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Happy Birthday @Olivier M.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
From me too! :-)
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
  
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Maria Karlsen
  
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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
This is long (about an hour) but worth the time.



Born From Urgency - Faces from the Frontline Against ISIS
by Joey L on Vimeo
Mike Macgirvin
  
paulfree14
 
thanks for sharing.
He seems to have made 3 videos

Here you'll can see the other 2
BornFromUrgency.com


...and today move, yeah is really bad when it comes to fighting terrorism but just dedicated to maintain power. ...to much oil in the region to miss out on that.
And an idipendent kurdish state, with forces of PKK, Perschmerga, YPG...would mean loosing all control once it's settled.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
What a bloody nightmare...

Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following card Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:05:59 +1100
Federated Groups/Forums
Creating groups/forums which federate across all the metaverse protocols is quite a challenge. Some of the issues are

- non-standardised group tag indication
- very few projects support groups/forums
- most protocols do not support comments from members of other services, requiring us to forge comments by the forum channel owner when delivering to a different network

Action items/deliverables:


  • Allow both zot (@group+) and ostatus (!group) tagging methods
  • support tagged groups from zot
  • support tagged groups from diaspora
  • support tagged groups from ostatus
  • support tagged groups from activitypub
  • make zot forums discoverable via ostatus (initial tests indicate ostatus group information may not be available via webfinger)
  • discover all protocols available to all connected channels so that we know which protocol combinations will require comment/like forgery for any given author
  • discover all protocols available for zot channels
  • forge comments from ostatus/activitypub so they will be accepted by and seen on diaspora
  • forge likes from ostatus/activitypub so they will be accepted by and seen on diaspora
  • forge comments from diaspora/ostatus so they will be accepted by and seen on activitypub
  • forge likes from diaspora/ostatus so they will be accepted by and seen on activitypub
  • activitypub (destination) forgeries will not be able to correctly display inline profile photos of the forged author due to Mastodon's aggressive HTML filtering, so restrict forgery atttribution to name only
  • forge comments from diaspora/activitypub so they will be accepted by and seen on ostatus
  • forge likes from diaspora/activitypub so they will be accepted by and seen on ostatus
  • ostatus forgeries MAY not be able to correctly display inline profile photos of the forged author, so restrict forgery atttribution to name only
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
I have to admit, at first, I thought it was an American trying to say German "schöen" before I realized it was Yiddish "schoen". :facepalm :laughing:
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
@mrjive I notice that hubchart-tarine appears to be offline. We provide links to the site charts in /pubsites so just wondering if I should remove these or if there is another url.
mrjive
  
Oh yes, definitely @Paolino !
Paolino
  
Hi! Sorry but recently I'm seldom online.
Hubchart was on openshift v 2.0 so it was terminated with the platform. I backed up the source before openshift's departure, but I practically have no chance to revamp it at the moment. I'm studying, working and practicing 3 different jobs so it's not time for adding more pressure :(
Anyway, sources are safe (and public) on github and I hope I will give back life to them sooner or later:
https://github.com/pynolo/hubchart
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Enjoying Real Reality. ;-)
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Some rare glimpses -

1) Zotlabs technicians hard at work on an early version of redmatrix
2) A sneak peek at our new Zot VI world domination headquarters

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mrjive
  
and the room is full of icecream men!
Jeroen
  
@Mike Macgirvin Oh I thought it was a Comanche template.
Andrew Manning
  
I'm waiting for someone to poke fun at the relative simplicity of some of the other federation platforms with another picture, but everyone is too polite.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Ginger or MaryAnn ?

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birch@socialhome.network
 from Diaspora
That is REALLY freaking scary
Charles Roth MPC
  
I see you Birch!
birch@socialhome.network
 from Diaspora
Hah! I'm so obvious!
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following card Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:30:01 +1000
Thumbnail Generation for Photos
Currently we generate all thumbnail images in PHP using the built-in library functions. This is becoming increasingly problematic as the higher pixel densities of modern cellphones is growing faster than typical PHP memory allocations on shared hosting or low-end VPS systems.  This leads to a failure to generate a photo thumbnail and add to the photo library after upload.

There are a couple of possible solutions. The blueimp uploader we use for some photo uploads is able to provide scaling on the client before upload. This however would make it difficult to provide original size photos at all.

Another solution would be a system or plugin function which performed a first level image scale via shell commands in the filesystem using the Imagick 'convert' binary. This would require that package be available on the system and would likely be limited to Linux or Unix-like systems. Configuration and enabling of this feature would be done via the site admin pages. After resizing to this first level scale via a temporary file (probably 1600x1200 to be compatible with the 1024 max photo thumbnail size size as well as the highest quality cover photo scale), the thumbnails and any additional resolutions (including cropping) can easily be generated in memory. Then the temporary file can be removed.
Mike Macgirvin
  
[master ea4d1b5] use imagick converter for large photos
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following card Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:24:11 +1000
Forms Interface
The Forms Interface is essentially an abstraction layer for the creation of forms. This is critical for content management. At a high level, everything which is needed to create a form must be represented in an array. This allows it to be manipulated and modified prior to rendering. It is only rendered at the time of HTML display. Necessary elements include:


  • The form submission parameters
  • various input types
  • "panels"
  • descriptive text
  • submission controls
  • validation functions and required elements (including JS event handling for those with code permission)


The interface should be used to present all or most of the forms provided in the project webpages. It should also be possible to use the forms interface to create custom forms that are embedded in posts or webpages and the results saved in accessible database fields.
Andrew Manning
  
What a coincidence! Just last week I resurrected my clone of the old Hubzilla Forms plugin I started working on a long time ago and started tinkering with it again. I had gotten pretty far along before I abandoned it back then. I haven't improved anything since the last commit though.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
40 years ago I was a researcher designing products from conductive polymers for Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park CA. This has no meaning to anybody except it seems the building I was in has just been given approval to be swallowed up by the ever growing Facebook campus. So some faceless and nameless Facebook employee will be inhabiting the office looking out over San Francisco Bay where I sat and invented stuff 25 years before Facebook existed. Except there won't be any private offices overlooking the bay in 2017; just rows upon rows of cubicles.
bob
bob
 from Pleroma FE
@mike The even more galling thing is that I bet an increasing fraction of Facebook employees are censors, moderating the "fake news". Recent articles have claimed that they're hiring more people to make manual censorship decisions.
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
  
...only to fire them all at once when they have a big enough training set? ;-) ;-P ;-O
maiyannah
 from Qvitter
@mike Not surprised to learn that it's a shady-ass organization.
Waitman Gobble
  
when i was at an FSF thing at MIT there was some DRM demonstration in front of W3C office. I ended up hooking up with some broad in a bar and I was up a bit too late, 'hung over' and didn't feel like going but I seem to recall that office is in the bill gates building. :)
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
:like

Charles Roth MPCCharles Roth MPC wrote the following post Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:25:39 +1000
I am loving using LibreOffice to create and edit documents directly in my hubzilla cloud.
Mike Macgirvin
  
is there a simple way to mount a WebDAV host to a folder in Linux, without needing to mess around wtih fstab etc?


The Gnome file manager (Nautilus) attaches to DAV folders.

davs://server.name/dav

Easy-peasy.

You can add the username and also the password to the server name if you don't want it to ask you.

username@server.name or username:password@server.name
Einer von Vielen
  last edited: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:05:04 +1000  
You could mount a directory in webdav as described above and then use it as encrypted directory via cryfs.

In short for Debian

Install

apt-get install cryfs
    
Usage

cryfs webdav-sub-dir mountdir

Just copy you files to "mountdir". You can edit them too.
It's me
  
Thanks @Einer for suggesting CryFS, I've been wanting a way to store encrypted files in the 'cloud', I'm using Veracrypt currently but it's not suitable for 'cloud' storage.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Scraping ice off the windshield to full blown bushfire alert and hosing off the dogs to keep them cool. 48 hours.
Seth Martin
  
Sounds like the weather fluctuations I'm accustomed to.
Charles Roth MPC
  
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Maria Karlsen
  
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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 


Aunty Entity: We call it Underworld. That's where Bartertown gets its energy.

Max: What, oil? Natural gas?

Aunty Entity: Pigs.

Max: You mean pigs like those?

Aunty Entity: That's right.

Max: Bullshit!

Aunty Entity: No. Pig shit.

Max: What?

The Collector: Pig shit. The lights, the motors, the vehicles, all run by a high-powered gas called methane. And methane cometh from pig shit.

Power prices puts piggery on the path to poo power

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A Victorian piggery operator is using animal effluent to save in energy costs.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Bringing home the bacon.