Mr. X
3 years ago
Looks like we're in damage control mode...

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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
Morsels of truth mixed with lotsa clever gaps. Point is, what works in their favour will eventually work against them, too... perceptional inertia... The few specks of fact in their self-portrait won't matter at all when the public has settled down to see things differently. That's when they'll finally know what it means to be faced with a public that won't budge. No matter what they then say, they'll have lost the audience for it. Perhaps they are already starting to guess what it will feel like. Poor sods! :)
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
It would be ironic (but poetically very just) if Facebook were unable to shake off the only accusation that is probably imprecise: that they are selling your data (as in handing it over for money), rather than selling the fact that they know about you.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Leonard


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Mr. X
3 years ago
Twitter / jpanzer
jpanzer: RT @JPBarlow: Mythbuster Adam Savage (@donttrythis) rips into #SOPA in Popular Mechanix. http://t.co/aIpy36Ur
#sopa
Mr. X
3 years ago
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends around the world  - from the folks at Friendica.
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
... yeah and from me, too... to everyone!
Fabio
3 years ago
Buon natale a tutti, gente! :-)
Mr. X
3 years ago
An Australian Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas;
There wasn't a sound.
Not a possum was stirring; no-one was 'round.
We'd left on the table
Some tucker and beer,
Hoping that Santa Claus
Soon would be here;
We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,
While dreams of pavlova danced 'round in our heads;
And Mum in her nightie,
And Dad in his shorts,
Had just settled down to watch TV sports.
When outside the house
A mad ruckus arose;
Loud squeaking and banging
Woke us from our doze.
We ran to the screen door,
Peeked cautiously out,
Sneaked onto the deck,
Then let out a shout.
Guess what had woken us up from our snooze?
But a rusty old Ute
Pulled by eight mighty 'roos.
The cheerful man driving
Was giggling with glee,
And we both knew at once
Who this plump bloke must be.
Now, I'm telling the truth
it's all dinki-di,
Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window
To pull at the reins,
And encouraged the 'roos,
By calling their names.
'Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty!
Now, Shazza and Shane!
On Kipper! On, Skipper!
On, Bazza and Wayne!
Park up on that water tank.
Grab a quick drink,
I'll scoot down the gum tree.
Be back in a wink!'
So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,
With the Ute full of toys,
And Santa Claus too.
He slid down the gum tree
And jumped to the ground,
Then in through the window
He sprang with a bound.
He had bright sunburned cheeks
And a milky white beard.
A jolly old joker
Was how he appeared.
He wore red stubby shorts
And old thongs on his feet,
And a hat of deep crimson
As shade from the heat.
His eyes - bright as opals -
Oh!  How they twinkled!
And, like a goanna,
His skin was quite wrinkled!
His shirt was stretched over
A round bulging belly
Which shook when he moved,
Like a plate full of jelly.
A fat stack of prezzies
He had flung from his back,
And he looked like a swaggie
Unfastening his pack.
He spoke not a word,
But bent down on one knee,
To position our goodies
Beneath the yule tree.
Surfboard and footy-ball shapes
For us two.
And for Dad, tongs to use
On the new barbeque.
A mysterious package
He left for our Mum,
Then he turned and he winked
And he held up his thumb;
He strolled out on deck and his 'roos came on cue;
Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.
He bellowed out loud
As they swooped past the gates -
'MERRY CHRISTMAS to all,
And goodonya, MATES!'
Mr. X
3 years ago
Unfortunately this speaks the truth.

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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
@Birch Wind:

Means the phenomenon is strongest among people who haven't changed their minds much in the past - or aren't aware of it.

Sounds more or less true.
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
... identity being something in permanent flux, the way I perceive it, while 'self' (or whatever you want to all it - all those layers of it) is more permanent. Once you understand that identify ain't self, and that opinions/attitude are further removed from your core than you might have imagined, it becomes harder to dislike people for disagreeing with you - and easier to disagree in an amicable way.

That said, opinions that are offered aggressively and provocatively can still irritate me immensely, unless I happen to share them. :) One very neoconservative acquaintance of mine likes to sound off about 'repressive' gun laws and the like, or dish out economic 'wisdom' in a way designed to stoke flames. I manage to ignore him, as does everyone else who disagrees with him. This seems to fuel his anger more and more. But that's his very targeted way of writing - it's not done as an invitation to discussion, but as an ouverture to war.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike is now friends with Trevor Farrell


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Mr. X
3 years ago
SoundCloud: Bittyblue by macgirvin (macgirvin)
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
That was a nice little experience... well suited to local reception time (I listened at around 7 am). Thanks!
Mr. X
3 years ago
Happiness is discovering on a back shelf 2 pints of #homebrew (from a particular lethal batch) that you set aside 6 months ago, and you can't recall what you were saving them for.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Friendica 2.36
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Tobias
3 years ago
@Martin Haase depends on the word you filter ;-)
Tobias
3 years ago
*lol* that Martin was not ment ;-)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Let me try that link again...


YouTube: Leila Josefowicz: Pablo de Sarasate "Gypsy Airs" (Zigeunerweisen) excerpts (jjnonken)
Tupambae.Net
3 years ago
Great eyebrown expression of the musical moment at 0:42.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Facebook, Inc
Google, Inc
Twitter, Inc
StatusNet, Inc
Diaspora, Inc
Friendica

So let's talk about building integrated social communities for people, which don't have any alternative agendas...
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Martin Farrent
3 years ago
Also: If a majority of national Internet authorities wanted, they could dethrone ICANN without American consent.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Martin - many countries already have alternate root servers ready and waiting. The possibility of a political rift with the US and subsequently losing local access to the internet has always been part of the contingency planning.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with RequeteChe


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Mr. X
4 years ago
No explanation necessary.

Youtube: YouTube
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Mr. X
3 years ago
I think they just get lost.
Martin Farrent
3 years ago
Yes. Or look lost, due to bugs in server interaction.
Mr. X
4 years ago
So much for trying to take a short break from coding to avoid burnout.
2 people don't like this
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Mr. X
4 years ago
The other thing worth noting about Aussie Xmas is that it marks the official start of summer vacation.

Most of the population gets the week off between Xmas and New Years, school is out for the summer, and also most Aussies have at least 4 weeks a year of annual leave - unlike America where you'll get laid off long before you ever accrue more than 2 weeks.

So we put it all together and get 5 weeks in the middle of summer when the business of the country grinds to a halt and everybody flocks to the beach. Xmas is day one of a great summer vacation for the entire continent which begins with a feast and presents and usually ends with a hangover.
Mr. X
4 years ago
@foonetic (lnxwalt) - agreed.

PS> love the new moniker.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Have you checked your zombie apocalypse preparedness kit recently?

CDC EPR | Social Media | Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse -


The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan....
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with David Bolton**


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Martin Farrent


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Esperanza Gonzalez

Infowars: » New food bill in New Zealand takes away human right to grow food


I was shocked to learn from a friend on the weekend that a new Food Bill is being brought in here in New Zealand. The new bill will make it a privilege and not a right to grow food....
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with aa


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with 33_mhz


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Yosem Companys**


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Some of the work that is currently going on behind the scenes at Friendica...

It isn't clear at the moment how much of this will make it into 2.4 or how much will be rolled over to the next release.

- refactor email notifications so they only take a few lines of setup instead of a full page.

- this will provide a general purpose notification structure, so we'll also refactor the entire notifications system into a single stream.

- this will also fold the email template system back into the 'view' directory and put all the translated strings from the email templates into the po file. We'll just provide a generic language neutral email template (or a small number of them) which is filled in from the po file.

- provide a notification feed so you can subscribe to it from other places

- multiple group support on the network page (this is actually pretty easy).

- multiple people support while we're at it.

- an xmpp post plugin to deliver to selected channels using a selected xmpp server

- and of course zot which has been covered at great length already.

- after the new year we'll probably be taking a closer look at JS updates and how to best minimise this stream and maximise performance. We're throwing way too much data down the pipe. Probably convert it to json to avoid browser prefetching and turn it into a series of 'changes' rather than a full page.
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Fabio
4 years ago
@RequeteChe
I understand what you what.
What I'm talking about is the .po format is a standard format, output from gettext utilities, used to translate friendica with standard tools which understand standard gettext format. ( qtlinguist, transiflex, etc)
Fabio
4 years ago
s/what/want/
Mr. X
4 years ago
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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with **joe braun


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Will soon begin the final push towards Friendica 2.4 - the only big thing left is zot, and a lot of work has already been done on it (in my private dev branch - i.e. it isn't yet in the repository). We're also not going to even try to get all of zot into this release but run for a while with a hybrid, using zot where it makes sense for added performance - and phasing it in slowly to avoid instabilities.

In the meantime, I'm pretty burned out from the recent dev work and unless something serious pops up, I'm going to break for a few days from serious coding and just chill a bit. Might do some little and/or fun stuff but otherwise it will just have to wait.
Birch **
4 years ago from Diaspora
Definitely take a break. Thanks for all your work :)
Tobias
4 years ago
Thx @Mike and enjoy your break :-)
@mike
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Jan R


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Erik Lindström


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Paul


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with William Maggos **


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Mr. X
4 years ago
We now have private messages (including replies) between Friendica and Diaspora.

Enjoy.
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Tim Schlotfeldt
4 years ago
Wonderful story. Btw, I would love to share a link to the comment.
Abinoam Jr
4 years ago
To say thanks to Mike is never too much!

I saw a small part of the salmon implementation problem (at the begining...)
I even tried to help (without much success).

The only way one could "salmon-communicate" with the diaspora code was using exactly the same ruby code (which would render the same "mal"-formed messages).

The Mike's depth of understanding of the "in"s (crypto, encodings, specifications, etc) of everything is really amazing.

To see Friendica growing every day is really good.

Thanks again to Mike and all the other developer and contributors of this awsome project.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Phase 2 complete.

PM Diaspora* to ~friendica ~friendica
[done]PM ~friendica ~friendica to Diaspora*

[done]replying to cross-network PM is not yet working. Send a fresh PM back the other way as a workaround until I get that bit working.
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Mr. X
4 years ago
gmail answers webfinger requests, but doesn't have any federation protocols. So add the contact with

mailto:xxx@gmail.com

and it will ignore webfinger and only look for an email contact.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Also - yesterday when making Diaspora mentions show up on your personal tab, discovered that D* ignores the webfinger profile URL and turns all mentions of Friendica people into Diaspora-specific URLs, but pointing at your Friendica site.

As a result, I've made it so you can now also get to your home page using

https://sitename/u/username

and when somebody from Diaspora mentions you, the link will actually go to your profile wall instead of getting a page not found.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Tupambae Net


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with herzmeister


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Miguel Angel Zavala Ricalde


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Coming soon to a Friendica repository near you:


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Mr. X
4 years ago
There are several that are mostly benign and useful for federation - like Yahoo!, Facebook for xxxx (insert your favourite mobile phone), Kodak Easy Share, 4square, Twitter, etc.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Diaspora's private message signing algorithm is the last of the blocks to fall, and once again I can move forward with Friendica.

Ironic that at this point I can document all of the "proprietary bits" of the Diaspora protocol.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Uhm, sorry, but answering back from Friendica doesn't yet do anything useful. Diaspora folks can't see it. I know how to make it work, but there's still a lot of code remaining - and my boss isn't letting me take any time away from my scheduled jobs. I'm going to to have to try to squeeze this in between lots of other demands on my time.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with Electro Freak


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Fabio
4 years ago
#nsfw
Tobias
4 years ago
#nsfw
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike is now friends with RequeteChe


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