Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Giorgio ✱


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Jason Packman


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Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
Hi Mike, today some Austrians are going to explore #friendika - here's some info in English http://metalab.at/wiki/English about them - and here is the introduction site about friendika http://metalab.at/wiki/SocialNetworkSunday - I've asked Tobias, since he can speak German, but perhaps you can also watch out for them when they need some help (who knows some quick fixes would impress them more :-)) - timezone is like Germany's: so right now I've 4 AM
Mr. X
4 years ago
Friendika 2.4
I'll be putting together a roadmap for Friendika 2.4 over the next few days, but here are the high level points:

- Zot. Replace the DFRN protocol and open everything up to internet-wide access control, whilst simplifying the "friending process".

- Along with zot we get more mobility.

- Shareable free tagging. This will create many new interesting associations on top of social communications and new ways to interact.

- UI/UX improvements - this has been the bane of Friendika, though I think it is mostly a convenenient excuse for people to go back to network x,y, or z because they perceive the "Friendika network" to be small. It is interesting that very few complain about the wretched identi.ca UI/UX because they perceive the "identi.ca network" to be large.

This last point is one of the other "features" of 2.4 - to better get the message across that Friendika is not a single site or even a set of "Friendika members". We are the internet. We are social communications anywhere, with anybody - on any network. In terms of the number of individuals and websites you can connect with and interact with, Friendika is in fact the largest social network on the web today.
Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
I'd really like the UI improvements (0) + especially an overview page (see feature: (1)) - that's also why in that term I like identi.ca better

small network: it's true, there are ca. 300 public #friendika servers (2) - that's nothing against the >50k #StatusNet instances (3) (4) but it's a good start + could deserve more marketing in my view.

)0) http://groups.google.com/group/friendika-dev/browse_thread/thread/a8133431b716c582
(1) http://bugs.friendika.com/view.php?id=132
(2) http://friendika.skilledtests.com/display/erkan_yilmaz/3722
(3) http://friendika.skilledtests.com/display/erkan_yilmaz/4092
(4) http://skilledtests.com/wiki/Identi.ca_figures
Fabio
4 years ago
brad, I think you could save a search :-)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Christophe


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Mr. X
4 years ago
A day early.

Friendika 2.3 Released | Friendika


We are pleased to announce the release of Friendika 2.3 - the next generation social communications platform. ...
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Mr. X
4 years ago
Ask Tobias - I think you have to use an old version of Gwibber - IIRC the new ones require OAuth.

Re: bookmarklet - I might be able to tweak Diaspora's bookmarklet for Chrome to work for us. Otherwise we're just going to have to wait until somebody wants it bad enough to make it happen.
Tobias Diekershoff
4 years ago
Yes I used an old version of Gwibber which supported plain username/password login. The newer version only support OAuth IIRC.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Cool - the NameThingy made it to page #1 of Google results for "Random Name Generator". Yay! Started off years ago on page #36.
This calls for a #homebrew.

NameThingy - The Ultimate Random Name Generator
Mr. X
4 years ago
It is.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Howard Shippin


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Hi Howard - how's the world been treating you?
Mr. X
4 years ago
@Tony Baldwin - recent update of es/messages.po - might be missing 3 or 4 strings added last week but close enough
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Devlon Duthie


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Mr. X
4 years ago
WordPress post plugin has been pushed to the friendika-addons repository (not the friendika main repository).

After downloading and enabling the plugin, put your blog info on your Addon Settings page, and make sure your WordPress site has XML-RPC enabled in wp-admin/Settings->Writing.

The blog endpoint url will  look something like http://myblog.com/xmlrpc.php

Cc: @Anne Walk
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Mr. X
4 years ago
https://github.com/friendika/friendika-addons

For mindspace you'll have to get Chris to install it.
Mr. X
4 years ago
The WPpost plugin converts to HTML on the way out so it should come through looking OK.

Tip: You may find useful the option to set the post title (in the bottom toolbar of the editor). Usually blog posts have titles.

J. David Eisenberg runs dsn-test.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Cass Edwards


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Apparently this has been reported in all the tourist guides. The fine for getting caught climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is only $189.
Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
seems it's cheaper than cursing on a police officer ($238.90, July 2008, trial)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Woohoo!

Charles Roth
@reality @psquid #identicurse works with #friendika! oh frabjous day!
Mr. X
4 years ago
The Bigger Picture | Friendika

The landscape is dominated by large providers whose goal is to control all communications and sharing activities between people - and to derive huge monetary profits from doing so. The currency that fuels these profits is the private information whic...
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Mr. X
4 years ago
@Fabio Comuni created the install there - I looked at some similar projects but couldn't quite get a handle on what it would take to use them. I think you just sign in and then join one of the friendika teams.

If it gets too complicated, we've got a copy of the po file in the repository and a script that can upate the current es translated version from there. I'll generate a copy now and attach it on a new post.
Fabio
4 years ago
@tony You have to register on transiflex, then go to https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/friendika/team/es/ and click on "Join this team"

I know about pootle, but I don't have an hosting for it, and Mike's hosting on friendika.com seems busy enough :)

And also Transiflex is FLOSS under GPL:
http://code.indifex.com/transifex

:-)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Paul Taylor


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Here's the basic idea of the Friendika 2.4 tag feature as currently envisioned...

Each message has a clickable icon or menu entry (depending on the theme) which calls the "tag" action. This can be initiated by any person with access to view the post/photo/event/bookmark/whatever and the ability to store data.

This brings up a small box with a text input field and a checkbox. The text field is where you enter the tag. The checkbox indicates whether this tag is published or private.

Private tags are a no-brainer. They're slapped ono your copy of an item and it just gives you something else you can search for.

Published tags are like a comment or "like/dislike"- they go back to the original message creator who distributes them to all concerned. They are sent as ActivityStream activities. This assumes you have a relationship with the item owner which allows your content to be seen by him/her.

The ActivityStream entry allows you to see posts in your "New Item View" which indicates "Huberto tagged Charise's Bookmark with the word 'burritos'". These tags also become a part of the original item and may be shared with or searched by everybody that can see the original item (perhaps displayed in a popup panel on request, depending on the theme).

The item owner or author can remove the tag activity - which by extension removes the tag from the item. This propagates downstream - except if initiated by the item owner, it isn't removed from the item on the person who created the tag. The tag creator can always use it as a private tag, without requiring any permission from the item owner. 


This may sound quite complicated (and it is) but I think it will provide the best experience for community tagging, and should be largely intuitive in practise. Making this work as described will be hard. It essentially brings the act of tagging into the mainstream as a fully featured partner to "like" and I hope solves all the privacy and spam concerns that we've seen in the past associated wth public tagging.
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Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
how about auto-filling of tags after x chars

e.g. I want to use tag #EuropeanUnion
it would be great if the tag field could come up with it after typing some chars
e.g. when I type E (or after some more chars) it offers some selection
this selection could be based on previous tags I've made (selection sorted after frequency of tags used so far)

reason for this is:
- time win: I am tagging a lot at last.fm and this autofilling saves quite some time
- it could help that more various tags are used which help to assess a message faster (e.g. before I start reading I see the tags to know what it is about)
Mr. X
4 years ago
@Abinoam Jr.  when these events have to be synchronised over the network they aren't very transparent most of the time, but yes - I agree.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with John Tucker


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Mr. X
4 years ago
I also snuck in some web bookmarks infrastructure, though it won't be very useful right away, and may have to wait for fabrixxm's updated theme layout.

But if you were to insert a URL into a post with the "Insert web link" button, it will now get saved as a "bookmark" type of item and we can eventually search on those and do other interesting things with them (tag them, create separate feeds for them, whatever). It looks the same at the moment - until we finish adding the secret sauce. More on that later...
Mr. X
4 years ago
The Diaspora integration was a bit time-consuming, so Friendika folks might feel that we've been letting them down and have been missing their typical non-stop barrage of cool features.

Baby, we're back in black...

Oh, yeah - check out the saved searches on your social stream (aka Network page).

You'll figure it out.
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Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
Welcome :-)
Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
OK, hope you have a positive experience
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Jaro Larnos


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Mr. X
4 years ago
A few more bug fixes and we're now at Friendika 2.3beta2
Mr. X
4 years ago
G+ may have a decent following in North America, but they aren't getting much love down under. This is probably because it takes 25 minutes to load the images on any particular page. That's if you're lucky. Mostly they never load at all and you're staring at pages full of empty white boxes and grey silhouettes of all your friends.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Getting on an hour later, still staring at a white page. To quote Jamie Zawinski -
Google Plus, you are made of fail.
Mr. X
4 years ago
No I'm on FF mostly, Chrome wasn't any better. This appears to be specific to some image server that doesn't play well across the Pacific.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Found some of this at Woolies - according to the clerk,  "Mate, it tastes like shit. But all the ladies want a bottle for their mantle. It reminds them of being shagged behind the pub on Friday night."

AC/DC release their own wine | Herald Sun


Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, Brian Johnston and Angus Young of AC/DC. Picture: Guido Karp/
Source: Herald Sun
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Mr. X
4 years ago

Bundanoon Market Day

开始: 星期六 九月 03, 2011 @ 10:30 PM

结束: 星期天 九月 04, 2011 @ 4:30 AM

位置: Bundanoon Memorial Hall, Railway Pde, Bundanoon

Mr. X
4 years ago
Checking to see how Friendika events show up on Diaspora. Actually not too bad but there's no place for anybody to specify their timezone so it looks like everything is going to have to be UTC. Yuck.
Mr. X
4 years ago
The actual birthday notifications are pretty easy. Getting the date right depending on the viewer's timezone is hard. On FB, if you're in Sydney and birthday boy is in Guatemala, your happy birthday is going to reach him a day early (or a day late going the other way). We tried to get this right in Friendika so that you'll know exactly what time (and day) to say Happy Birthday no matter where you are in the world.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Glorious spring day in the South Pacific. Constructed a new lauter tun - which is a vessel used in making homebrew. The old one wore out.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Forgot that it's Labor Day (long weekend) in the states. Might be quiet. It's Father's day weekend over here. And Happy Birthday to my own dad who passed on a few years ago.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Nils Jansen


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with dej


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Erkan Yilmaz


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Mr. X
4 years ago
http://dfrn.org/zot-protocol.txt

Complete re-write. Zot is now an extension of and encryption wrapper for salmon and provides a foundation for openid based access control for any web resource to any webfinger identity. It is designed to be upwardly compatible with both OStatus and Diaspora and represents a model for a web based messaging infrastructure which can ultimately bridge traditional email with web based social networks.

MIME messages and the bridging of SMTP with webfinger and social networks aren't completely specified in this first release but are noted as this is where the specification is headed. There are some details to work out on the necessary extensions to rfc822 and its derivatives (when used on the web) which require broad concensus.
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Mr. X
4 years ago
Oh bugger - this is indeed a problem caused by a recent addition to the doc. Originally there was just a sender encrypted with the recipient's public key, but this was extended for bulk delivery.

I'm working on a solution. Hope it doesn't make things overly complicated.
Mr. X
4 years ago
pushed
Mr. X
4 years ago
It's all starting to gel. I think zot+zid is a winner. Have some concepts for bulk deliveries and transitioning cleanly from OStatus and Diaspora to something that could rock the web and change the way we do online communications for the next 50 years (ok, maybe 10).

Now I just have to write it all down.
Fabio
4 years ago
"Now I just have to write it all down."

"But this textbox is too narrow to contain it"

:-P
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Devlon


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Mr. X
4 years ago
There are two separate components of zot. One is the messaging component (zot) and the second is the remote access component (zid).

Zid gives you access to any secure internet object which is available to you based on a webfinger address. It is verified using OpenID.

Inside a zot message, a URL may contain a template:

http://example.com/profile/bob?{zid=}

Wherever one sees ?zid= or &zid= in a URL, one can (or their software can) insert their webfinger address. This is then authenticated via openid and redirected back to the page with any permissions that have been granted to that webfinger ID.

So Bob presents a photo for private viewing, and specifies that it can only be viewed by "mike@macgirvin.com" and perhaps "alice@example.com". He provides a URL:

http://example.com/bob/photos/myphoto.jpg?{zid=}

If I wanted to view this private photo on Bob's site, my URL would look something like this:

http://example.com/bob/photos/myphoto.jpg?zid=mike@macgirvin.com

This would find my openid provider in webfinger, redirect there to authenticate (if necessary), then redirect back to Bob's photo. He knows it is me, because he has at some point in time done the webfinger lookup to tie my webfinger address to my openid provider. He can then restrict access to any of his personal data to anybody in the world based on webfinger addresses.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Kyle Amon


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Mr. X
4 years ago
This just keeps getting simpler.

The latest iteration of zot...
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Tobias Diekershoff
4 years ago
Sounds great :-)
Mr. X
4 years ago
I agree care must be taken - but this is where it gets interesting.

Your zot receiver only accepts posts from people that you have a relationship with. Also inherent in the underlying salmon protocol is that we know who the sender is.

This is something that has consistently eluded email, and takes internet messaging to a whole new level.

You simply aren't going to get a message from "Edwin Burke <lisa@indyhomesforsale.com>"
which verifies, so it will get tossed.

But there's more - let's say you do get a zot from an old high school chum that you don't currently have an online relationship with - and it verifies. You could automatically forward these unknown messages to your email account (or a hidden email account) - and let the Bayesian spam filter on your email client have a go at them.

Once you start realising what is possible, it gets truly mind boggling. There's something in this that everybody can use, and it isn't hard to implement. We're just re-using known messaging technology in a new way.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Spent several days getting message delivery to work reliably (though less efficiently) on shared hosting providers that quite literally "kill the messenger". Now back to troubleshooting Diaspora delivery. Sent five nearly identical messages - one got through. Four vanished. Identical code. Identical log results on my side.  All accepted on the Diaspora end with the same return code.
 
Note to self: for the next draft of zot, I'm going to have to put in some kind of message tracking. If only to be able to say that it "wasn't my fault" the message vanished.
Mr. X
4 years ago
I may have just chosen the wrong pod to test against. I'm seeing next to nothing to or from diasp.org (where my test account is), but things seem to be flowing reasonably well (with occasional minor glitches) between us and joindiaspora.com.

Caveat emptor!
Mr. X
4 years ago
Spring is in the air...
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Fabrix Xm


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Robert Cav Campbell


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