Michael
9 months ago
@Git

tig
Text-mode interface for git
@git
Michael
1 year ago
There's a new front in the battle against digital rights management (DRM) technologies. These technologies, which supposedly exist to enforce copyright, have never done anything to get creative people paid. Instead, by design or by accident, their real effect is to interfere with innovation, fair use, competition, interoperability, and our right to own things.

That's why we were appalled to learn that there is a proposal currently before the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML5 Working Group to build DRM into the next generation of core Web standards.
Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards
Michael
2 years ago
Michael
2 years ago
I am resharing this, because as best I can tell, the support group didn't get it.  (It may be that I got it because I manually un-archived Paul?)

Paul Taylor
@Friendica Support I've been offline in ~f terms since 16 September when the box the site was served from went bang (literally). A horrible sequence of events, which I won't go into, has led to the restoration of the site being a painfully slow and a slowly painful process. I am nearly there but am encountering some problems which I thought I'd ask about.

The vserver I am using now is a single-core with only 472Mb of RAM and has an existing Drupal installation on it, so I know I am asking a lot of the box, but my options number one at this point. An alternative place is being negotiated.

I have copied over the previous /var/www/ and when I brought the site up ran git pull and am presently running 3.0.1541 - 1156. I have turned off the Facebook connector so as to simplify matters a little.

If I have extended the cron job interval to 59 minutes as I suspected it would take longer to complete. When I started up, the cron job triggered and I get lots of process of the form:
/usr/bin/php include/onepoll.php 106 https://friend.elsmussols.net

and few of the form:
sh -c '/usr/bin/php' 'include/onepoll.php' '5' 'https://friend.elsmussols.net' &
And load rises, if it hits 50 I have to killall php to calm the box down again. I have not successfully got to the end of the cron process yet I think (you can only stare at htop for so long...).
I have also noticed a few processes that are using https://www.elsmussols.net which is flat out wrong.

Does onepoll hit every contact every run? If it is interrupted are we back to the bginning every time it runs?

I am seriously looking for some guidance here... I will obviously provide log and output info if required. I need this to go right, I am doubting my ability to do anything techwise at the moment.
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Mr. X
2 years ago
Might want to try something sneaky like this so it doesn't try and load a few months of old stuff...

update contact set `last-update` = UTC_TIMESTAMP() - INTERVAL 1 DAY where self = 0

It should settle down reasonably soon after it gets through one complete poll of everybody. This will just limit how much it tries to grab.
Mr. X
2 years ago
Just woke up here - sounds like you're on the right track.
Michael
2 years ago
Michael
2 years ago
I was talking with him on IRC. He is working on getting friend.elsmussols back online.
Giaco el vecio
2 years ago from freedom land
very very slow for now
Michael
2 years ago
@Book Club

The New York Times has posted its list of 100 Notable Books of 2012.

The first on the list caught my attention because I recognized the author's name from some of her comics work.  I think I will have to give that one a read at some point.
Michael
2 years ago
@Music Forum

First Listen: The Evens, 'The Odds' : NPR
It's easy for a teenager to champion sharing and inclusion over shrewd self-preservation, and that's what Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina were when they started their first bands. Times change. MacKaye, who founded Dischord Records and played in its flagship bands, and Farina, who spent years drumming all over the Washington, D.C., rock scene, are now the married parents of a 4-year-old. MacKaye turned 50 earlier this year. On their third album as The Evens, the two confront what it means to be a grown-up punk: how to question authority while accepting adult responsibility.
Michael
2 years ago
Let's keep this going.

Thomas Willingham
Uh...do you lot want a federated social web or what?

Decentralise on Pledgie

We’ve been working on decentralised and federated social networking for over two years. Unlike other more visible projects, Friendica works well today as a decentralised implementation of a social network, containing a compatible set of features with the large corporate providers. It also connects relatively seamlessly with many networks and prov...

link
Michael
2 years ago
Commander Zot
Red
I've been working on Red for three months (off and on, there are lots of demands on my time). Here is an update.

Most of us think of "online networking" and think only in terms of "social networking" because of all the influence that Facebook has had in that realm. It has become apparent that the abuse of privacy has only one solution - take the private information out of the hands of outsiders and keep it under the control of those who are communicating. This means that a future which involves "privacy" belongs to decentralised communications, not to centralised data silos. We knew that already and was the basis for Friendica.

But also we've come to accept that the "social" part of networking is the only thing that matters. That everything on the modern web is all about friends.

It's not.

read more
Michael
2 years ago
Giaco el vecio
Haakon Meland Eriksen
Open standard for social networks - support Zot!
If you switch web browser or e-mail software, the new one offers to move your old bookmarks and settings or import your mail and contacts. This is easy to do if open standards are used, and much harder or impossible to do with proprietary solutions. Right now, social networks are like closed, proprietary solutions - you can enter, but you cannot leave the walled garden.

Friendica introduced working privacy respecting, distributed and federated social networks. Users can join a public server, set up their own, or join a friend's and stay in contact with other friends at other sites, even other social networks. Unfortunately, the other social networks are closing the walls around their users, preventing people from being social with the outside world - resist!

Something new is coming, its not quite ready yet, but builds on the success of Friendica. Friendica Red, or just Fred amongst friends. At Fred's heart is an open standard for privacy aware social relations in social networks, and you can take your relations with you from site to site.

You can help by telling others about Zot, and let developers know that there is a way - direct them to

https://github.com/friendica/red/tree/master/spec

Help us improve social networks, and support Zot!
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Michael
2 years ago
@Florida
This year so far, eight drivers have crashed into post offices in Central Florida alone.

U.S. Postal Service asks Floridians to stop crashing into post offices
Michael
2 years ago
@Open Web

A nice talk about Unhosted.


SFJS #30 by David Edelhart on YouTube
Michael
2 years ago
Partly inspired by recent discussions in the Identiverse, I am (finally) transitioning to my new PGP/GPG key. Here is my transition statement. And here is the new key.
#pgp #gpg
#pgp #gpg
Michael
2 years ago
apod
Perseid Below http://ur1.ca/9xf6k
link
Michael
2 years ago
Michael
2 years ago
And it is no less frightening when you read why:

Believing the outbreak affected only their underclass, the health officials made a conscious decision not to not tell the public...
Michael
2 years ago

The Higgs Boson Explained by PHD Comics on Vimeo
Michael
2 years ago

Helmet - Unsung by HelmetVEVO on YouTube
Michael
2 years ago

Helmet - Wilma's Rainbow by HelmetVEVO on YouTube
Oliver
2 years ago
... reminds me to renew my office playlist :-)
Michael
2 years ago
Yikes.

Pensacola flooding (photo): http://wxug.us/p6m0 (via Weather Underground)

@Florida
Michael
2 years ago
@Cyclists


How a Bicycle is Made (1945) by British Council Film on Vimeo
Michael
2 years ago
MediaGoblin
Added info on how to show off local development with PageKite (a free sw ally). Thanks to PageKite for the donated bandwidth!
http://wiki.mediagoblin.org/HackingHowto#Showing_off_your_work_with_PageKite
Michael
2 years ago
Mike
Friendica 3.0 released on Friendica

[We expect our poor little project website will get hammered when this notice goes out. If it is unavailable, please try back later. This in no way represents the reliability of the Friendica social web, which is spread all over the internet and can't be brought down.]
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Thomas Willingham
2 years ago
It's true we haven't copied Facebook's Timeline for profiles like Diaspora, but our Diabook theme should be very familiar for migrants from either platform.
Michael
2 years ago
Zulu - It sounds like Thomas and Thomas about covered it. There is also this list of public sites, in case you haven't seen that. Unfortunately, I've not used any of those and therefore can't recommend any one in particular.

Also, know that if/when you think you are ready to set up your own, there will be plenty of people willing to help you do it.
Michael
2 years ago
@Banner Contest

I'm clearly not a designer, but here goes...


Image/photo


alternate


Image/photo
Michael
2 years ago
SUPERMOON
Jeremy Pope
Figured that tonight would be a good night to get the camera out and get a couple shots of the moon, since it's ~14% bigger than any other full moon this year. It's one of those times when I wish I had a bigger lens than my current long lens (75mm-300mm).

The cropped image is @ 1920x1080 for anyone who may want a wallpaper somewhere. I ended up cropping it to fit my dual monitor setup. :D

Image/photo
the supermoon - GNU MediaGoblin

Image/photo
screenshot-035 - GNU MediaGoblin
Michael
2 years ago
@jpope might have a tripod. I don't. :)
Michael
2 years ago
EFF Condemns CISPA, Vows to Take Fight to the Senate
Hours ago, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that would allow companies to bypass all existing privacy law to spy on communications and pass sensitive user data to the government.  EFF condemns the vote in the House and vows to continue the fight in the Senate.

Read more

#privacy
Michael
2 years ago
This one is nice.

apod
3 ATs http://ur1.ca/91xbh
Michael
2 years ago
This is a pretty great photo:

ATV docks with the ISS

#space #photography
Michael
2 years ago
I have switched over to a cert from StartSSL. Hopefully your browsers yell at you less as a result.

The jury is still out as to whether anything I say will make it to Diaspora.
David Morley
2 years ago from Diaspora
I see you
Michael
2 years ago
Success!
Michael
2 years ago
@Book Club

In 1973, a high school in North Dakota burned 32 copies of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Here is an excerpt from the letter Vonnegut wrote in response to the incident:

If you were to bother to read my books, to behave as educated persons would, you would learn that they are not sexy, and do not argue in favor of wildness of any kind. They beg that people be kinder and more responsible than they often are. It is true that some of the characters speak coarsely. That is because people speak coarsely in real life. Especially soldiers and hardworking men speak coarsely, and even our most sheltered children know that. And we all know, too, that those words really don't damage children much. They didn't damage us when we were young. It was evil deeds and lying that hurt us.


Read the whole thing here.

(via kottke.)
Michael
2 years ago
Nathan Smith
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you @Emacs
Michael
2 years ago
Amateur astronomers are puzzling over a seemingly anomalous cloud that has shown up on images of Mars taken over the past few days. Is it really a cloud, or a trick of the eye? Does it really extend 150 miles up from the surface, as some of the observers suggest? And what churned up all that stuff, anyway? The amateurs and the pros will be trying to resolve those questions before the phenomenon fades away.


Mysterious cloud spotted on Mars
Michael
2 years ago
@unary test
Michael
2 years ago
"The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future." --from "Collected Sayings of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
#dune #books
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