Mr. X
10 months ago
Diaspora comms fine tuning
Mr. X
10 months ago
progress has been made
Mr. X
10 months ago
This is a difficult SQL statement
Mr. X
10 months ago
third time is a charm (?)
Mr. X
10 months ago
again: testing friendica to redmatrix public post via diaspora protocol
Mr. X
10 months ago
testing friendica to redmatrix public post via diaspora protocol
Mr. X
2 years ago from Red
Giaco el vecio
2 years ago from freedom land
ahahahhaah #cattiveria :-)
Mr. X
2 years ago from Red
Mr. X
2 years ago from Red
Mr. X
2 years ago from Red
Snail slime as an anti-aging acne cream? Sure, but does it work? | Health | Life | National Post



Are you looking for the secret to smoother and youthful looking skin? The answer may be right under your nose, under your feet in snail slime
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Paco Men Zarbien
2 years ago
It works very well in my intestins. Of course with olive oil. Delicious.

http://www.recetamelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/caracoles-a-la-llauna.jpg
tony baldwin
2 years ago
snails are tasty
Mr. X
2 years ago from Red
Red is sort of a general purpose web application that we're building to do most all of the stuff that large websites and large integrated communications and media networks can do;

but without the middle man...

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Michael MD
2 years ago
I see something new around that image
Mr. X
2 years ago
Mr. X is now friends with G.C.S.E.


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Mr. X
2 years ago
Mr. X is now friends with Linux Walt


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Mr. X
2 years ago
Mr. X is now friends with Igor Ette


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Mr. X
2 years ago
Glad you like my Gimp work. Here's the original...

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;-)
Giaco el vecio
2 years ago from freedom land
argh ..:-)
Mr. X
2 years ago
In order to implement controllable privacy, one needs to start by having identity. This is an easy problem to solve in a centralised network. One service contains all the login information - and therefore knows who everybody is and can assign roles and access rights between them.

On the decentralised web (which is the way the web works incidentally), privacy is a lot harder because identity is a lot harder. Your machine might know who you are, but my machine doesn't. If I need to make a photo private so only you can see it, I need to know who you are.

How to solve this problem? Distributed authentication.If I need to know who you are, I'm going to ask your server to prove to me who you are. Then I'll show you the private photo.


Friendica does this well.

Red takes this to another level entirely. As you browse decentralised services across the internet, you will casually notice that you are logged into some of them and they greet you by name. You didn't have to do anything to make this happen. You're just surfing the web, and you can see stuff which is only visible to you - because the site you are visiting is able to verify who you are. But you needn't worry about your privacy because we can't track you across the internet. All we know is that you are here. We don't know where you go from there. There is no central website or data harvesting ability. It's just a bunch of independent computers with independent content. And you can move - you aren't authenticated to a single server or DNS address, you're authenticated as you. No matter where you are.

And anywhere you go within the Red universe, we can make content visible to your eyes only.

What kind of content are you likely to find on Red?

Anything. We're building an open source content management system on top of a decentralised communications network - with internet iscale access control. We don't have any concept of "friends". That's sooo 1995. We just publish stuff privately and create channels of things we wish to share, and share these with whom we wish, because we know how to prove that those viewing the things we share are who they say they are. This could completely change how you look at the internet. It is how the internet should work. Blogs, forums, small business websites, dating sites, wikis, customer relations sites, social networks, photo sharing sites, issue tracking sites and more. Just about anything you can do on any other website, we'll be able to provide in Red. Except we can also communicate with other sites and control who can see stuff. If you use a CMS today, you're limited to providing communications and permissions with those that register on the site. Red is a matrix of independent CMS installations that can use communications and permission controls to become a part of something much larger than any one website. You control the content. There are no user agreements or terms of service - unless you use somebody else's server. If you do this and violate their terms of service, you can take a thumbdrive containing the essence of your identity, and find another site. All your permissions, all the channels you communicate with - are still there.

When somebody asks me if I'm on a "social network" I can only laugh. That's like asking me if I have a telegraph.
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Mr. X
2 years ago
Not all the second level redirects are working yet, but the idea is that magic-auth will be able to pass your identity on to other Red sites - even 5 or 6 sites removed from when you first left your own site. If you keep following magic links we will keep authenticating you wherever it is needed.

We use 'zid=' to pass your identity to other sites. On your own site we can just invoke /magic with a couple of params (it behaves a lot like the Friendica "/redir" only it has been extended a bit to be more versatile).

It took a while in Friendica to get magic links in all the places we needed them. I expect it will be a bit of time before catch all the places in Red that require magic links. But the nice thing is that we usually can just wrap the url in zid($url) and it's done.
Mr. X
2 years ago
Not sure if I should be merging larches or getting uplifted or cussing or applauding the train model or putting on a JetPack.

Pls. advise...


So what did we actually do? Well, over the last few months we have made a few changes to the SDK to make it fit better into Mozilla's mercurial repository, to run tests the way our IT and QA teams expect, and to ensure that the SDK's apis can be used in any add-on code. We've been doing a lot of this integration work on the 'larch' branch, and today Dave merged from larch to mozilla-inbound. If all goes well in a little under 3 weeks this code will get uplifted to the Aurora channel, and 3 weeks after that the same code-base will get released as Add-on SDK 1.14, the last release of the SDK that will include the APIs.

I will post a more detailed plan of what the process will be as we transition to shipping the APIs in Firefox and decouple our docs and tool releases from the train model. In the meantime, I'd like to thank the entire community who have contributed to Jetpack over the years for their support, bugs, patience and code.
Michelle Fink
2 years ago
Thank goodness they explained all that, or I might be thoroughly lost. :-P
Mr. X
2 years ago
Somebody made an offer on the house - which means we'll likely be moving to Woop Woop over the next several weeks. This is likely to have a bit of an impact on Red development.

Hoping I'll be able to take the freeway to work. Driving down the cliff every morning has been enjoyable for the most part, but there are days (like today) when you get behind some Sydney-sider that's white knuckles and driving 5kph with brakelights on the whole way down.
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Michael Meer
2 years ago
downhill ride the mcquarie pass makes fun with a 125cc Motobike. But to climb up with only 125cc could be a kind of torture.

I prefer lonly montainstreets (when they exist), not the busy main roads.
Mr. X
2 years ago
Will this move have a positive or negative impact on RED's development?


Hopefully not much impact. There may be a week or two that I don't have internet access at home. Otherwise no big deal.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike Goldman

YouTube: Alan Watts - The Real You (Tragedy & Hope)

Who are you really? An amazing lecture given by Alan Watts a British philosopher, writer, and speaker

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Saint Zotious
3 years ago from The Free Web
What if there were an entire universe in each of our own teardrops?


Then you are to blame for the suffering of all the billions of lifeforms it homed, and their deaths as the teardrop hit the ground due to your personal neglect to so much as attempt preservation.

Why does God let bad things happen to good people? Because it never even occurred to him they exist.

#Demotivational
tony baldwin
3 years ago
Indeed. The universe is cold, impersonal, often cruel, frequently unjust.
If there is or ever were a God, he's been napping for a long time, or long since left the building.

That said, the universe is also terrible, beautiful, fascinating, and awe inspiring.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Huffingtonpost: Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion (Dr Rupert Sheldrake)




Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant. And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith.
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Bruce Bane
3 years ago from The Free Web
Since the beginning of the 21st century, it has become apparent that known kinds of matter and energy make up only about 4 percent of the universe. The rest consists of "dark matter" and "dark energy." The nature of 96 percent of physical reality is literally obscure.

Good science, like good religion, is a journey of discovery, a quest. It builds on traditions from the past. But it is most effective when it recognizes how much we do not know, when it is not arrogant but humble.
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Bruce Bane
3 years ago from The Free Web
Being arrogant & argumentative when there's so much we simply don't know is just silly. Mind you, I happen to think a rock solid BS-detector is absolutely essential & needs to be constantly refined throughout one's lifetime.

 Truly indispensable ;-)
Mr. X
3 years ago
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Mr. X
3 years ago
If you load in the full res copy and zoom it out there are some people walking around the top. Maybe 50m/150ft ? One could use the height of the people to get a closer figure but that'd be my rough guess.
Mr. X
3 years ago
You're welcome to come out here and test the theory. I've got #homebrew - and I'll record the results for you.
Mr. X
3 years ago
For anybody thinking I was open to chat earlier this evening - I was just seeing if Thunderbird's chat works now (it didn't previously). I've exhausted my monthly internet quota, so don't feel snubbed if I didn't respond. I can't even read my email without a half hour delay. Friendica pages take about 45 minutes to load.
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Adam King
3 years ago
Since Canberra Gov't is not in the hands of, nor service of the Aussie people, and their "NBN" is all about getting people into further slavery and off the real net and distracted by yet more wastage of GB, you're not being given the free unlimited connection you should have as an Aussie pioneer leading the way to net FREEDOM of communication.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Friendica: Friendica Project Update - August 2012 | friendica

A lot is going on in the Free Social Web - and especially with the Friendica project so I thought I would take a few minutes to provide a general update.
Giaco el vecio
3 years ago
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Mr. X
3 years ago
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topic/diaspora-dev/1cJ-V0_bu4s

Providing this link purely for informational value. I have no comment.
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Bruce Bane
3 years ago from The Free Web
Bruce Bane
3 years ago from The Free Web
Just posted this out to post https://joindiaspora.com/posts/1849345
Apparently, the OP was cross-posted to both GG & D*. Of course, we all know what tends to happen on D*. Therefore, I can't be bothered to read those comments. So, if anyone wants to & can briefly summarize... then, by all means, be my guest. :-)
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with David Geiser


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Mr. X
3 years ago
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Michelle Fink
3 years ago
If the truly cool were easy, any group of twenty-somethings with a kickstarter fund could do it...
Mr. X
3 years ago
Correct.
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Fabio
3 years ago
ahah
Mr. X
3 years ago
Just like the pokes on FB, some folks will tend to abuse them, some will have fun with them, and most will find them to be mildly disgusting and avoid them. It's like the smiley pack - we saw a bit of abuse for a few days and then it mellowed out. Now most people use the smiley pack somewhat responsibly. But we now have pokes. And they're even better than "SuperPoke" because they're infinitely extensible.

Like all activity posts, they inherit your default post permissions.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with Sayooran


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Ripped out several thousand lines of code from Red, and gosh dang - it still works...
Michael
3 years ago
You make it look easy.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with Paolo Pa


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with Beni


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with bepo


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Red project update
It's only been a week, but until I get a proper public repository sync'd for Red, I'll have to rely on communiques to keep folks updated on what's happening.

The main focus for the last week has been to implement long-standing issues in Friendica that could not be handled cleanly because they would have required complicated migration strategies. By starting with a clean slate I can safely do these things.

The taxonomy stuff has been completely redone. Tags, mentions, files, categories and saved searches are all in a taxonomy table where they will be much faster to search than trying to extract with regular expressions from lumped entries in the item table. This work is mostly complete.

I'm no longer creating a "small public key" especially for identi.ca. We can handle statusnet salmon slaps just fine with openssl and don't require the much slower PHP-seclib anymore. I'll probably remove it. Whether they can handle slaps with huge public keys remains to be seen, but Red is not focused on compatibility (though I'm not doing anything at the moment to intentionally break it).

Most of you have seen the mockup for the "free web volume control". This will become more useful once it's tied to Ajax updates. I'm considering the possibility that we won't need separate pages at all for network, wall, and community. Just a single page that lets you instantly dial in what you wish to see. (Though your visitors won't have this control and will only see your wall or community. Not sure if we need separate pages just for them or whether there's a clever way to merge it all together.)

Remember you saw it here first. ;-)
This is the free web response to EdgeRank and filter bubbles.

Currently the notifications are being re-done in json rather than xml - and also we won't be pre-loading the notifications popup but loading it on demand. This will increase page responsiveness dramatically as this widget is updated over and over - even when you're not looking at it.

I've mostly gotten rid of version numbers. It's now yyyy-mm-dd.build#


This post:

https://macgirvin.com/display/mike/192960

contains some other info for those who wish to know where Red is headed.
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Michael MD
3 years ago
could a user keep a backup of their data by downloading from their old Friendica site using "export personal data" (which Friendica already has) and upload it to the site they are moving to?
Looks like the contacts are in that data so maybe having a way for a user to import it could be another way to make it easy to move to a new site.

Re the unique id (I'm guessing its the "Zot ID" mentioned on the Friendica Blog?) ..
If its based on webfinger and openid maybe there could be some new connectivity possibilities?
eg if a non-Friendica site set up something to do webfinger and openid could it allow users on Friendica sites to use authenticated services there?
(eg sort of like a "log in with Friendica" but with lots of other useful options?) - eg could a blog let Friendica users authenticate to post a comment?
maybe even with specific permissions for who can do what there?

If it can encourage more platforms out there to talk the same protocols that sounds like a good thing to me!
Mr. X
3 years ago
The exported data requires probably 3 man-years of effort to implement re-importation. This is mostly because every data item would potentially need to be corrected for the new DB index which was created for related DB items on the new system.

We don't have the luxury of that kind of development resources at present - so we need to work on things we can actually pull off.

An external auth connector is very reasonable and we could pull that off.

We also have OAuth - which could let external providers have access to certain data sets belonging to you (and nothing else). This is also reasonably easy - we just need a suitable test case.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with Michael MD


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Mr. X
3 years ago
In answer to your question, I think @Michael Johnston beat you to the pagination changes (and they seem to work quite well), but the place to start would be to get a github account and/or just get familiar with git and clone the repository.

Git isn't that hard, but it can be a bit complicated to create a "tracking repository" and get all the pieces in place.

When you make a change you check it in to your copy of the tree so that the changes are managed and encapsulated into deltas from the original. Then you merge with other recent checkins others have made, and push it all to your tracking repository. If you want to share your changes, you issue a pull request to the project and we incorporate it from your tracking repository.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike the Friendican is now friends with Giaco el vecio


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Mr. X
3 years ago
SlideShare: 13 Signs Your UX Needs an Exorcism (Crystal Beasley)

Making simple, elegant solutions is HARD and often invisible. These are some of the most common things I hear come out of people’s mouths when heading for a bad UX decision....
Axel
3 years ago
OMG how could I ever survive without http://whatthefuckshouldimakefordinner.com/ ?? great usability btw, hope Fred will do just as well ;)
Harry
3 years ago
Nice idea but reminds me a little bit of this here ;-)


YouTube: Human dystopia (PassivelySedentary)


However, those hover cars could be perhaps a nice component of a future metropolitan area mobility concept, e. g. when they are offered in a sharing model. I found already the right marketing name hire-a-hover.
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