Mr. X
3 years ago
Qcomment
New Friencia addon "qcomment" allows you to create your own one-click comments (smilies, lol, rotflmao, condolences, "you ignorant &*@#", whatever).

Actually it's two-clicks, because the first one inserts the quick comment into the comment box and then you just submit.

The addon just provides a place to alter/edit your qcomments. All the other logic is handled in core.

In some themes the quick comments are invisible on the page until you hover over them. In some themes they are visible.

(Note: quattro and vier themes/derivatives will probably look better with invisible, but I don't have a less compiler installed atm - so I'll leave this to theme developers).
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
:-)Works.
Tupambae.Net
3 years ago
#nsfw
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Thomas Bierey


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Kyriakos Brastianos


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Thanks @Denise Pieracci

Facebook "defriending" led to double murder, police sa

NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - A Tennessee couple who "defriended" a woman on Facebook were murdered in their home by the jilted woman's father and another man, police said on Thursday....
Mr. X
3 years ago
Several people have pointed out that in the original article there were hints that there was probably a bit more to these people's dysfunctional relationship with each other than just Facebook.

Still it's an indicator of just how strongly people's entire sense of self can become embedded/immersed into their "digital lives".
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Andreas P


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Simon L'nu


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Mr. X
3 years ago
:)
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Algernon Whistlewright


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Extortion failed - Anonymous posts Symantec source code - ZDNet

Anonymous activists have released source code for PCAnywhere onto the Pirate Bay file-sharing website on Tuesday and the BitTorrent link was included in a post to the AnonymousIRC Twitter account, which has been used to publicize the activist group's...
Mr. X
3 years ago
Corrected. Thanks.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Maxwell Salzberg (via Diaspora-dev):
Also worth noting, the federation protocol has not changed much, as we want to get these new interactions working awesome, but then the federation protocol v2(codename: K-Fed) should be rolling out shortly thereafter, possibly as a separate service(subject to change).

And this protocol is described/documented exactly where? :-(
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Mr. X
3 years ago
I'm subscribed to diaspora-dev - just so that things like this don't magically appear un-announced.

Presence of basic documentation will be a telling indicator of their ultimate intentions vis-a-vis service federation and their commitment to a free (as in freedom) web.
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
No chance of arousing their interest in Zot right now, I suppose?
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Eike Go


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Approximately 350 PC's to unpack and setup and install with dual boot Windows/Linux, 15-20 virtual machines on each - and about 300 software packages (which don't always like to play well together). 30 servers (storage, backup, directory services, license managers, web and DNS servers, etc.) and 15 Tbytes of data to migrate to new hardware (some of it running on new platforms). Oh and they're changing the entire IP address space so everything has to be re-assigned.  And still waiting for the air conditioner contractors to finish the ducting and plastering and vacate the rooms where this stuff needs to be done. The guys installing the internet cables have also fallen a bit behind. Oh yeah, drop dead date for having it all done is in uhm - two weeks.

...Gives new meaning to the term "drop dead date".
Fabio
3 years ago
Hey! It's exactly what I'm working on now! We recorded a three-days congress in March, now (10 months after) they want all the talks online. In two days...
Mr. X
3 years ago
Just in case you're dis-satisfied with contemporary explanations of life, the universe and everything...

http://bit.ly/yiGZ4Y
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
(Ascertaining difference and separateness without defining or categorising anything.)
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
Good point - but I'm not sure it's really taught. It comes at a certain age, but whether it's actually taught is disputed.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with smith321


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Don't suppose anybody wants to tackle a translation plugin for Friendica... (?)

Unfortunately I believe the only realistic provider choices are Google and Bing. Google is now solidly on the dark side (and is closing access to the translation API) and Microsoft defined evil software.

I suppose if there are any free machine translators they're likely to be poor as you need a huge corpus of translated material to get good at it (such as a search engine has). Still if there was something that sort of worked, I'd prefer a free and open translation service over the two evils.
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Abinoam Jr
3 years ago
What about the "sender" side guessing the language between the few options previously set by the writer and sending this as a meta-information?

I just speak portuguese and english, so, when I post, my friendica (knowing that I speak only these too) just have to test between this too.

To let this work to be done by the receiver side is a heavier load. (reserved only for when no meta-data about source language is available).
Mr. X
3 years ago
I've got the first one. Might need @Fabio Comuni to have a look at the second.

We probably should have a textarea fallback, but that means some of the editing "tools" will have to be disabled.

I'm sure that either Firefox or tinymce will fix this before the final FF11 release, but that doesn't help you today.

Until we can work out something is it possible for you to use one of @Tony Baldwin 's command line post scripts?
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Rike Curly


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Oliver


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Fabian - fabdo dostmusik


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Just so you know, Friendica will not be changing Diaspora "likes" to "pins". I refuse to have "8 people liked this and 3 people pinned it, and 2 people +1'd it and 6 people hearted it."

When I go into a coffee shop I likewise order a "large coffee" and not a "vente drip". What the !@#$ is a vente drip? Just give me a large coffee. You don't understand "large coffee"? Then you shouldn't oughta' be working in a coffee shop. 

Those who wish to dominate the world by inventing a new language for everybody to speak will one day go the way of "groovy" and "screenname".
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Mr. X
3 years ago
Perhaps we should introduce the "finger".

"This post gets one finger...".

"This post gets four fingers and a thumb".

"You've just been fingered by ...".

;-)
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
True... we already have a bloody metaphor. We have a Roman metaphor. Again, we beat D* to it. Friendica? The metaphor mob. :)
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with flux


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Also I think it's a good idea to put a Bayesian spam filter in Friendica sooner rather than later. We're much better positioned to deal with unwanted posts than some of our federation partners, but it's much better to have this in place and not be used than not to have it when it's needed.

This isn't difficult, however I'm faced with a choice and wanted to take a show of hands. Whether the spam filter training data should be global for a site, or if it is per-person.

If it is global, it will work instantly for new members without requiring their own corpus of spam decisions. It will also catch a post that several other people on the site flag.

The downside of a global filter is somebody who has legitimate conversations about penis enlargment and Rolex watches could be seriously inconvenienced. Such people do exist. It's also likely that MafiaWars posts won't be visible in anybody's stream.

I'm leaning towards personal so that you can tailor it to your own likes/dislikes, but the obvious benefits of a global filter make it a tough call.
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
This is what I don't understand:

If you interrupt an SQL command, nothing seems to get broken, because mysql is working with a copy, and I suppose it just gets junked. So what happens to your database, @David Benfell
Mr. X
3 years ago
@David Benfell - it turns out the deleted items were not being physically expunged from disk (though the actual text contents are cleared). I very recently added a fix to expunge the item table after we're certain that downstream sites have been notified of the deletion.

Your table size should now start to shrink or at least flatten.

@Martin Farrent - the biggest problem we've seen is that adding columns to the item table can become a long operation and the longer it runs the more potential there is for bad things to happen.

I think we've finally sorted out an older problem where multiple processes would compete to run the update - and this almost always led to serious issues on large or very active sites.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Github: #2789: E-mail connector à la Friendica - Issues - diaspora/dias

Not trying to sound jealous but we should copy Friendica on this one! https://joindiaspora.com/posts/1234976 :D...
Abinoam Jr. doesn't like this.
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Mr. X
3 years ago
imitation is flattery
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
@Mike

But they never actually get round to imitating... they forget to, or something. Yes, I think they just forget.
@mike
Mr. X
3 years ago
Looking healthier than he has in many years...

Frederick Wulf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDijzVJkK-M

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JOHNNY WINTER - Dust My Broom [ live @ Letterman 1/12/12 ]
www.youtube.com
John Dawson "Johnny" Winter III (born February 23, 1944) is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Best known for his late 1960s and 1970s high-e...
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Michael Vogel


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Chris Radoll
Oh wow... Here is a list of what Google thinks you like.
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

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Google Ads Preferences
www.google.com
Google aims to show you relevant ads based on your interests. Use this tool to select interest categories so that the ads we show you are more related to your interests.
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
@Emmanuel

The ubiquity of Google can exhaust you. I wrote this yesterday:

http://blog.farrent.de/?p=259
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
Comment approved. :)
Mr. X
3 years ago
First cut at a zot logo image. Those of you who are more visually oriented feel free to suggest improvements or even alternatives.



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#logo #zot
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Abinoam Jr
3 years ago
Hi Simon, thanks for answering (about bbcode), but the real "magic" of opensource world is this...
  • I was needing a feature (escape bbcodes).
  • The source code was free over there.
  • I've coded that feature and sent the patch to @Mike and he kindly incoporated into the master code.

Now everybody can use [pre][b]bold[/b][/pre] to render [b]bold[/b] and not bold. :-)
@mike
Tupambae.Net
3 years ago
quite intriging
Mr. X
3 years ago
Current Friendica "large" projects - not in any particular order.

moderated comments ("blog" page type, in progress)
email contacts phase II (spec defined - begin code)
zot (dfrn phase II, in progress)
openid server (evaluation)
zot-id (dfrn phase II, in progresss)
xmpp connect (phase I post through - spec defined, phase II interactive - planning stage)
notifications phase II (in progress)
track message-ids across multiple services (to collate Twitter/statusnet plugin conversations - in progress)
statusnet friend/follower bulk import (spec defined, begin code)
account move/forward (several different approaches under consideration)
MySpace connector (planning stage)
DNS abstraction (planning stage)
multiple group stream/posting (some code in place, issues remain)
"scriptable" stream filter (planning stage)
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Mr. X
3 years ago
https://macgirvin.com/help/Developers

For small fixes you can just provide a diff. If it's more than a couple of lines, a pull request on github is the easiest for us to handle and will make sure we don't mangle it.

Our own retweets use the recycle symbol like identi.ca used to do. I'm pretty certain we don't add "RT" anywhere, but maybe somebody snuck this into the codebase.
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
... of course, what would be really neat is to be able to switch identities when replying to a post from status.net. Then I could respond to - say - r7 from here, optionally using the connector to be martin@farrent.de/statusnet.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Currently comparing existing OpenID server technology for use in Zot-id.

Zot-id is Friendica's next-generation internet scale access control which is based on OpenID, URI templates, and webfinger - and is completely free and open technology.

Many decentralised social projects (such as Diaspora and StatusNet) are unable to apply access controls to things like photos, file attachments, and profiles - and instead make all of these resources public (perhaps "obscured" but ultimately visible to anybody with an internet connection).

Even Facebook cannot provide private photos as it uses caching servers to deliver them. If you know the URL of a "private" photo at one of the caching servers, you can access it, regardless of the privacy settings on the photo. 

This is completely unacceptable.

Friendica provides complete photo, attachment and profile privacy today, but the technology we currently use (DFRN) only works for Friendica members. Friends on Diaspora, StatusNet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are currently not allowed to access these resources because we cannot prove their identity.

Zot-id let's anybody (using any internet software) apply access controls to any resource on the web, and use OpenID to authenticate it. We feel that this technology is so critical to the future of the internet that we are making the Zot-id specifications public domain.

If you have a Google, LiveJournal, WordPress.Com, MySpace or AOL account, you have OpenID today. Soon all Friendica members will also have OpenID accounts. 

We are also investigating how to extend Zot-id to allow for optional Facebook Connect authentication, bringing this useful technology to most of the internet - including those in the walled gardens. It would of course be more pleasant if Facebook embraced open standards, but we don't expect that to happen any time soon.
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
@Mike

This is the bit I meant:

The tougher problem is when the old site suddenly goes down and you show up on another site claiming to be xxx@yyy with a new address. Since I can't reach the old site, I don't have any way to prove it's you.

What if I had already registered a dormant, precautionary 'mirror' account on Tobias' site long ago - using my OpenID to authenticate (so Tobias' server knows for certain that mgf@myplace = mgf@hisplace). That way, I could activate the dormant account when the need arose and even have a second OpenID on the new server. Tobias' server could then vouch for that new OpenID - and could possibly even start notifying my contacts for me.

This new type of account would need to be created, of course. But it could also be used for account migration from one server to another - not just for emergencies.
@mike
Mr. X
3 years ago
yeah, I like that.
Mr. X
3 years ago
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Mr. X
3 years ago
This is an inside joke.
Mr. X
3 years ago
And Charles gets the prize...

Porpoise Spit is fictional and the film was actually made in Coolangatta, a suburb of Brisbane, but is representative of a thousand Aussie towns with strange and often humorous names. We think of Porpoise Spit as the the mythical Aussie beach town, much as "Woop Woop" is the mythical outback town somewhere "out west" or in the middle of bugger all.
Mr. X
3 years ago
viral superstar...
Mr. X
3 years ago
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
... and just when I had forgotten all about Sri, I was looking for a way of doing weighted step-ups as skiing training at home, last year... and came across this (2/3 of the way down the page):

http://straighttothebar.com/articles/2006/09/the_stepup_a_real_squat_altern/
Mr. X
3 years ago
My roommate used to come home with boxes of the incense after setting up Santana gigs (he was on a major San Francisco sound crew). The band used huge quantities to try and forget/ignore/coverup the inevitable concert hall pot smoke.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Cool - we need this for zot-id

Twitter / jpanzer
jpanzer: RT @mnot: URI Template RFC approved http://t.co/aPDHXehp - my, that was a fast 5 yrs. /cc @bitworking @fielding @hadleynet @DaveO
Mr. X
3 years ago
Currently working on a long-standing feature request - the ability to sub-delegate the management of forums/pages.
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Tim Schlotfeldt
3 years ago
I tried the uri but it's still not working. As I said before maybe it's a problem in my local configuration so I will take a deeper look at it later.
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
@Mike

I really like this idea. I'm going to blog about it - hope you don't mind. Not that my blog gets read by millions, but I feel we need any publicity we can get.
@mike
Mr. X
3 years ago
Australian of the Year Awards - Laurie Baymarrwangga

In the nine decades since her birth on the island of Murrungga, Laurie Baymarrwangga has seen the arrival of missionaries, exploitation by Japanese and European fishermen, war and tumultuous change. Undaunted, she has almost single-handedly nurtured ...
Mr. X
3 years ago
At some point it devolves to the ridiculous and absurd.

Leif Hedstrom
Wow, local coffee shop got network shutoff because someone did one illegal music download on their free wifi.
Mr. X
3 years ago

Australia Day

开始: 星期四 一月 26, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

位置: Terra Australis

Mr. X
3 years ago
The latest Friendica update adds a new ("moderated") row to the item table . Adding things to the item table traditionally gives us grief on larger sites so this is a heads up. We've had a few reports already of trouble. If you do a git pull and things go strange, make sure that update_1115() ran successfully and completed by examining if you have a "moderated" row in the item table (tinyint(1) NOT NULL) and that it is indexed. If anything goes wrong, run the sql from update.php:update_1115() manually:


ALTER TABLE 'item' ADD 'moderated'
TINYINT( 1 ) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0' AFTER 'pubmail',
ADD INDEX ('moderated')
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
Thanks for the link, Fabio. That was funny.
Tobias
3 years ago
\o/ it's bak alive.

and sorry for the load I produced on your server, my friendica DB backup was a week old so the poller had to fetch some things... ;-)
Mr. X
3 years ago
Denise Pieracci
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Solar Storm Hits Earth
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
After a weekend filled with great auroral activity in Northern Canada and Scandinavia (Norway video) thanks to a strong gust of solar wind coming off the Sun Jan.19th, the Earth is about to get hit again -by the biggest blast of solar radiation in 7 years. Talk about a one-two punch on the cosmic sc...
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Pawan Neupane


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