Mr. X
3 years ago
There are some big changes coming to Friendika. I mean like huge. I mean like so freaking big I can't even tell you about it.

But I'm not writing this to taunt you. All will be revealed in good time.

I think that our recent performance and UI work - as well as better handling of all the weird and funky Diaspora message types, deserves a "midpoint release". I believe most of the big issues of the recent past are settled and things are relatively stable at the moment, so a "stable" tag (2.32) has been created.
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Tobias Diekershoff
3 years ago
@David Benfell if you use the @accountname and not the @Full Name (I think the alias you can set in the contacts dialog will work too) then ~f autocompletes to the current Full Name automatically ;-)
Mr. X
3 years ago
The accountname isn't obvious. We really need an interactive search for @ tags that show you photos, names, and profile links, so you'll always get it right.
Mr. X
3 years ago
So it looks like Microsoft now wants a patent on delivering search results for "Mila Kunis nude".

Microsoft Patenting Celebrity-Shaped Bing'ing - Slashdot

GeekWire reports that Microsoft is seeking a patent on the concept of applying the persona of a celebrity to Internet searches, allowing people to see search results shaped by the personalities and preferences of Hollywood celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Megan Fox, and Jessica Lange. A search for an evening dress using the persona of Jessica Lange, explains Microsoft, would return dresses that reflect the actress's 'style and/or fashion preferences,' including 'color, fit, designer, cut, etc.' Your move, Google.
Fabio
3 years ago
Genius. Pure genius.

If I can tell.
Maybe is patented.
Mr. X
3 years ago
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Mr. X
3 years ago
More nostalgia. The short ugly guy is the bass player for a popular 70's rock-n-roll band.
Mr. X
3 years ago
There are probably a few minor bugs that will take another day or two to shake out, but Friendika folks should now start seeing Diaspora reshares and all the Cubbi.es stuff.
Mr. X
3 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Birch Wind


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Mr. X
4 years ago
A side effect of some recent updates  is that Friendika folks should now get updates when a Diaspora person changes their name or profile photo.

Oh, and if they've disclosed their birthday in their profile it will get put into your event calendar and displayed with all your other birthday notifications. :-)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mother in law recovering from masectomy yesterday, in her mid 80's. I'm off to the city today to help out and get her hubby to the hospital.
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Tobias Diekershoff
4 years ago
mmh I'm average tall for a male in Berlin with my 185cm I'd say.
J David Eisenberg
4 years ago
165 cm.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with copyninja


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


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


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


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Roadmap for Friendika 2.4 | Friendika

It's just over a year since we introduced Friendika 2.0 - and provided the first glimpse of what a privacy enhanced federated social web might look like....
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Leonard


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Mr. X
4 years ago
For those who errantly have claimed that Steve Jobs invented the mouse - no he did not. It was invented by Doug Englebart at SRI, and the first prototype was built by my friend and former co-worker Nick Veizades.

I used to let people hold this actual prototype (as shown) which was casually laying on a table in the SUMEX-AIM machine room at Stanford until I left there in 1996. That's an optical encoder wheel in front, (the encoder wheel for the alternate axis is just below Dr. Englebart's thumb) and $1.98 red pushbuttons from Radio Shack were used for clicking. Nick found the broken wooden box in his garage. 


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Mr. X
4 years ago
The lab I managed at Stanford had a bit of history. It was the very first(!) node on the ARPANET (now called the "internet"), and we had the first mouse, we were responsible for the existence of Xerox PARC (which brought you mice, ethernet, MacOS, software fonts, and windows); Cisco and ethernet routing, Sun Microsystems, and the IMAP protocol. I might have missed a few things but you get the general idea.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Here's the Word version (attached)
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Tobias Diekershoff
4 years ago
looks good :-)
Martin G.
4 years ago
Wonder what'd happen if someone posted this on their Diaspora* wall.
Mr. X
4 years ago
How does your social network compare?

I mocked this up quickly in Word and then discovered (of course) that the file format was un-useable for anything I want to use it with.

Can any of you clever folks improve on this - as something I can include into the project website?  (html body with perhaps some better images in a zip file - and feel free to revise if you think you can add value.)
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Mr. X
4 years ago
I'll attach the Word doc in a new post. I don't care about the header line.

The four categories are "has capability" "has capability but buyer beware", "they might be able to provide this capability - it's not completely certain or obvious", and "cannot provide this capability".
J David Eisenberg
4 years ago
By header line, I meant the line that shows the names of the networks; once you've scrolled down far enough, you don't see their names, and you lose track of which column is which.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mr. X
4 years ago
Just thinking out loud - the system notifications are getting pulled on a timer now, and there may be a lag between your actions and the feedback for those actions. Should probably do a ping right after we load the page (within 1-2 secs?) and then back off and use the normal timer for the next one. This will let you know something like "Settings saved" more immediately and not leave you wondering.
Mr. X
4 years ago
No doubt only the Aussies who are tuned in will understand - it's a #drizabone day.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Allan Haverholm


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Tobias Diekershoff
4 years ago
it's in the addons repository at github https://github.com/friendika/friendika-addons
Mr. X
4 years ago
Well that was really wonky.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Tony Baldwin


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Lost a couple of days on the zot integration fighting an XML parser which steadfastly refused to parse valid XML into a coherent structure.

Finally had to forget about trying to make it work and come up with an alternative - and I think we're moving forward again.
Mr. X
4 years ago
To those working on the Friendika UI - the logic is a bit contorted at the moment, but in theory it's possible for us to combine multiple criteria on the network page and do something awesome. I'm at a bit of a loss on how to present it.

Most of the search/sort criteria can be combined except for a couple of conflicting choices.

With the right URL parameters one could for instance see all starred bookmarks from Devlon containg the tag linux - in posted order.

Or everything from your 'family' group containing the word 'mother' in commented order.  At the moment you can't do this by clicking things because the choices aren't completely integrated. But you can do it from the URL bar if you know what you're doing.

How do we make this power selectable and intuitive?  The number of options are going to grow with community tags and date selectors and other sort orders (like 'reverse' or even 'random').
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Mr. X
4 years ago
There is no unifying privacy mechanism across all the networks we connect to. We do the best we can to accommodate conflicting privacy policies and walk a fine line between them all.

*If* you block public access to your profile, your "public" posts by default are shared only with your friends - and will not show up on the Community page.

Likewise, if you select individual permissions for a post, it is shared only with those people/groups.

That's the high level view.

However - posts may be subject to leakage of some form if any of your friends are on networks which aren't very private (pretty much all of them except Diaspora and Friendika).

Even then, a *public* post may be visible on one or more Diaspora sites even if your Friendika wall is set to private. This is because Diaspora creates a mirror of your public profile on every linked Diaspora node where you have friends. I haven't investigated fully if access to this mirrored public profile can be blocked.

If you want to post to the world, we can do that better than anybody else. We can blast it across cyberspace and put it on Facebook, Twitter, identi.ca, all your mailing lists, your blog, and also all your Friendika and Diaspora contacts.

It's all under your control.

But it does mean for maximum privacy that you have choose your friends wisely. Not just who they are, but what network they're on.
Mr. X
4 years ago
One of the paradoxes of enhanced privacy is that it's hard to make friends with people or even discover them if everybody is hidden behind their private wall using psuedonyms.

The Community page is, like Fabio said, for sites that act as community hubs, but also to aid in discovering who on your hub might be interesting to connect to.

Messages only appear on the community page if they are allowed to by virtue of being "visible to everybody", and can be blocked from external public access on either a personal level or a site level.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Think I've got the notifications sorted on duepuntozero and those themes derived from it. It isn't yet showing all the detailed notify messages, but should once again work as it did a week ago with all the correct message counts in the correct places - except system messages will now appear in a popup.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with bek


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


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Mr. X
4 years ago
@Highlander allowed me to use this under cc-attr:


Where I come from, if something has no cost but has strings attached, we call that a "free lunch".



Thanks. This is the concept that I seem to have had difficulty putting into words.

One may not object to the "strings attached", but their presence makes it a "free lunch" - and as many of us were taught, "there is no such thing" - which we all took to mean "it isn't really free".
Mr. X
4 years ago
Will be checking in a feature later today to benefit those of you with public servers that have a severe polling load. It will let you declare an account as "abandoned" if it hasn't been logged into in x days - and will no longer poll for those accounts. The account is still there and will receive direct and personal deliveries, but this keeps the system from wasting resource filling public content streams for people that perhaps tried the account once and never returned. All they have to do is login and messages will start flowing again.
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Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
#archiving or #deleting posts (where e.g. certain users did not reply yet) sounds like a nice #feature

especially when one wants to #migrate to a new host, not sure how long it will take to #export / #import the DB or if there are certain problems due to software (encoding, ...)
e.g. for @Charles Roth it could've been also nice so he could give each user all "their" relevant database entries so they could import their #data elsewhere (not sure if this (1) export feature can be reimported easily)

(1) http://friendika.skilledtests.com/uexport
Erkan Yılmaz
4 years ago
thank God, but I remember a chat :-)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Birch Wind


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Mr. X
4 years ago
Wow - a siren. Haven't heard one of those in years. Hope everybody is OK. Consider a place where the police department is closed. OK - there's a light that comes on at night so that the Sydney riff-raff remain polite at the pub and/or keep on driving.
Mr. X
4 years ago
You should be able to follow/connect to identi.ca folks again. Looks like StatusNet 1.0 has gotten rid of the personal 'vcard' so we have to scrape through a bunch more extra stuff to figure out what the person's name is and what they might look like.

On the statusnet side, folks there have to follow you by your profile url, not your webfinger user@host - still working on what changed to cause this, as both end up reading the same exact file.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Thanks John! That's a regression. I'll have to fixed in a few clicks.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Last week I was invited to a private party. There were some snacks and a film. The topic of the film had to do with ridiculing religion. I found it incredibly bold of somebody to organise a group of people who had never met before and without any prior warning bombard them with a film making fun of religion. A few people were visibly uncomfortable (but tried to be polite). Not something I probably would have done.

Let's use our tools wisely. One has the ability on the free web to restrict polar topics. Public conversations on the internet are just like public conversations anywhere - religion and politics (and perhaps software licensing) probably aren't the best things to talk about at a party. 

There are some bright people here. If we require better tools for Fasicst Wiccans to discuss Grecian monetary policy without being open to attack by Presbyterian Environmentalists who support traditional slavery,  let's figure out a better way to do it.
Mr. X
4 years ago
Nothing worse than watching a movie with an American actor playing a role as an Aussie.

American viewers might get fooled, but here it sounds like an American who can't quite figure out a British accent but who was the only person in the casting interview that had read a book on Aussie slang - from the 1950's. Crikey.
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Mr. X
4 years ago
The video tag is only for html5 (preferably Vorbis/OGG or the new "universal" format - forgot the name at the moment) videos.

Youtube needs to be embedded with the youtube or OEmbed buttons.

We do need to sort all of these out and just be able to "insert video" and let the backend decide how to best represent it.
Abinoam Jr
4 years ago
@Tony Baldwin but... It's pretty common when you say that you are brazilian to receive a "Buenos Dias, Yo ablo español"

For that kind of situation I have to say politely...

"Congratulations!!! I just speak portuguese and a little bit of english".
Mr. X
4 years ago
Apologies to all who have had to endure the ugliness of the licensing debate here in the last few days. Free software licenses are a lot like the other "eternal development wars" - vi vs. emacs, tabs vs. spaces - which software developers always find themselves embroiled in. These are all diametrically opposed and compromise is rarely achieved. The only thing that has ever worked is to say "you do it your way and I'll do it mine".
Abinoam Jr
4 years ago
I just would like to say that emacs is much better than vi!!! :-) (kidding...)
Mr. X
4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with JC Sese-Cuneta


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4 years ago
Mike Macgirvin is now friends with Keith Fernie


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