social.saz.im
sazius 17 hours ago Friendica
BTW, due to a bug (or "missing feature") in Friendica I don't get notified if people on StatusNet reply without @tagging me too.
mmn 17 hours ago OStatus
@sazius PING PONG PING PONG
sazius 16 hours ago Friendica
@mmn That works :-)
@mmn
sazius 19 hours ago Friendica
One of the nice things with having some free time is when I see a bug in Pumpa I can just open Emacs and start fixing it right away, instead of marking it down for later :-)
mmn 18 hours ago OStatus
Free time is the best time! (as long as one can find things to do with it)
sazius 17 hours ago Friendica
@mmn I don't have that problem yet, lot's of projects and things to do if I only had the time for it :-)
@mmn
sazius 1 day ago Friendica
Hmm, how do I make a post in Friendica visible to followers only, but not publicly visible in my feed? I.e. it won't show up in my profile page.
sazius 1 day ago Friendica
Weird, my Thinkpad has taken to beeping really loudly when I turn it off after upgrading to kernel 3.12 ... :-)
"Oh, new kernel? I love it, lemme beep!" :-)
sazius 23 hours ago Friendica
Hehhe, maybe that's it :-)
sazius 1 day ago Friendica
Just installed my second computer upgrade: a 30€ Nvidia card for my desktop. So far runs great with the nouveau driver! :-)
sazius 1 day ago Friendica
Now compiling newest minetest for more 3D testing :-)
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
Turns out nobody had expected anyone to submit the final paper two working days before the deadline so the system wasn't up yet. #academia
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
My university is having "employee negotiations", apparently ~10% of the service staff might be fired: http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2014-04-16/ Don't you just love the bullshit language: "aimed at improving the quality and efficiency". Right.
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
Well, that was fast! :-) (Just booted up my old Thinkpad X61s for the first time with the new SSD :-)
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
OK, I'm not sure what just happened. I enabled mirroring back pump.io posts to Friendica and it reposted some old pump.io posts (sorry for that!), but then my server went nuts. MySQL was working overtime, load was ~30. I wonder if it got into a loop or something :-)
22 comments show more
It is now on my to-do list. I will have to do this for all connectors. My plan is to rework all connectors to make them more reliable. I want to centralize several functions to make changes easier.
sazius 18 hours ago Friendica
OK, great :-)
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
I pushed another change to Pumpa's git master repo: the full recipient list is now viewable and editable for replies. This should make it obvious if your reply is public or will only be viewable by a limited number of people. This feature probably needs some testing to see if it causes any unforeseen problems.
sazius 3 days ago Friendica

Understanding pump.io

I stumbled across this slide deck on "Understanding pump.io" by@Evan Prodromou when I was web searching: http://slides.com/evanp/understanding-pumpio(you have to enable JS from slides.com). I think you get a good idea of its potential.
sazius 3 days ago Friendica

Very experimental Pumpa feature: raw HTML

In the most recent git version Pumpa allows raw HTML among the Markdown input. This is an experimental feature, I haven't yet explored what weird side issues may occur when people start pasting in arbitrary HTML :-)

You need to have libtiny headers installed for compilation (e.g.libtiny-dev in Debian). If it has successfully detected it, qmake should tell you:

Project MESSAGE: Using tidy

BTW, if you like to have more debugging output, e.g. see how Pumpa processes the text, you can run qmake like this before compiling:

qmake CONFIG+=debug

Here's an HTML table as proof :-)

foo 1
2 bar
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
I just sent my first job application in more than 10 years yesterday. I guess I have been at the university for quite a long time :-) I started as an undergraduate, and I've been at the same department since.
@sazius may the force be with you then . :-)
sazius 3 days ago Friendica
OK, my new SSD is installed in the (old) laptop. Next step: installing Debian :-)
sazius 1 day ago Friendica
@ghostdancer Wheezy, at least to begin with :-)
sazius 4 days ago Friendica
What's the best/easiest way to get Emacs 24 installed on Debian wheezy? (Other than compiling it yourself... or upgrading to jessie? :) I'm surprised it isn't in wheezy-backports...
sazius 5 days ago Friendica
I made a little test page using a revoked SSL certificate: https://revoked.saz.im/ - if your browser checks for revocation is should warn you. For me Iceweasel just refused to connect, while Chromium didn't notice anything wrong. With the heartbleed bug I expect a lot of site admins will revoke old certs, so this might be quite important for browsers to check.
30 comments show more
I wasn't saying that it shouldn't warn the user .. but it shouldn't prevent the user from going to a page if they do still want to go there.
sazius 1 day ago Friendica
I agree with regard to self-signed certs, but I can't see any legitimate reason for using a previously CA-signed-but-now-revoked certificate. Most "normal" people will just press continue and not understand the dangers.
sazius 5 days ago Friendica
I nice tip from the Security Now! podcast, the SSL Labs test now also checks for heartbleed: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/
sazius 6 days ago Friendica
Just watched the first of The Hobbit movies. I can appreciate that they want to show everything from the book, and add some cues to connect to LoTR is fine too. But adding a lot of completely extra stuff that wasn't even remotely in the book just to stretch it out for three movies is a bit too much IMHO.
6 comments show more
@sazius The books style is quite mixed, which Tolkien himself admitted. Still, e.g. Radagast is a bit too wacky imho
sazius 7 days ago Friendica
OK, my wildcard SSL cert has been replaced with separate certs for each subdomain (social, media, pump). I just revoked the old heartbled *.saz.im cert.
3 comments show more
nds 1 week ago OStatus
Though I'm not clear on the source for the article...
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
@nds Yeah, the source seems pretty sketchy... I mean I'm not surprised, but still I'd like some proper sources :-)
@nds
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
Listening to Goblin's Suspiria sound track. I need to see that crazy movie again soon :-)
3 comments show more
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
Thanks! I've got it on DVD, but a good tip for everyone :-)
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
The music is crazy 70's progressive rock, amazing visuals and colours. The violent scenes a bit dated, almost comical for a modern viewer... but still somehow disturbing IMHO :-)
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
Good Friday evening / TZAG fediverse and pumpiverse! :-)
3 comments show more
sazius 7 days ago Friendica
@npze Yes, I'm using Friendica, and I get comments from Diaspora and StatusNet here. Unfortunately you cannot see StatusNet comments to my post over on Diaspora.
@npze
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
I just finished reading the first issue of Linux Voice (yeah, I'm a bit behind). I loved it! It's an independent GNU/Linux and Free Software magazine, no big company behind it: http://www.linuxvoice.com/
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
I just made a second donation to MediaGoblin, since donations now count for double :-) Only 9 days left: http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html
sazius 1 week ago Friendica
I'm thinking about getting an SSD drive to rejuvenate my Thinkpad X61s. Any experience with similar operations? Good or bad idea? :-)
21 comments show more
yes, people in diaspora can not see the comments from others networks,they can see only from diaspora and friendica.
Ah, makes sense. (kind of ;) ).
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
Just updated openssl on my VPS and home server. Folks, please don't release critical security patches when I'm sleeping!
Tobias 2 weeks ago Friendica
yes kind of annoying
theru 2 weeks ago OStatus
@sazius same here - just read about it on the tor blog as well
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
I just sent my first job application in more than 10 years yesterday. I guess I have been at the university for quite a long time :-) I started as an undergraduate, and I've been at the same department since.
3 comments show more
@sazius I wish you success!
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
"We are pleased to inform you that your paper ... has been accepted" - yay, my doctoral thesis is now complete, at that part of it :-)
38 comments show more
@windigo @sazius *ouch* hey who's lobbing stuff at us?!
@sazius @jonkulp lol, you're just proving my point, Dr. Kulp! :)
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
zoowar wrote the following post 2 weeks ago:
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/03/brendan-eich-steps-down-as-mozilla-ceo/
3 comments show more
kuro 2 weeks ago OStatus
@sazius @zoowar @mcnalu I am glad too! Good serious people have build up enough pressure!
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
@mcnalu @kuro @zoowar Yeah, it's good news!
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
So, my Arduino is finally sending temperature and light measurements over ethernet to my little web server written in Scala. Next step: store the values in a database, and plot some nice graphs :-) But will have to wait for another day. Now time for tea and reading Linux Voice that finally got today :-)
5 comments show more
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
@Fred I should probably document the whole project at some point in a blog post. The circuit itself is pretty trivial, I took it from the "Getting Started with Arduino" book (I'm a total n00b when it comes to electronics). It's just a resistor and the sensor (changes resistance based on e.g. light or temperature), here's a old picture of the breadboard: https://media.saz.im/u/sazius/m/arduino-based-temperature-meter/ (I guess I should actually solder at some point... :-)

What I've done since then is added an ethernet shield and code that sends the measurements over HTTP instead of USB so I don't need to have a computer close by. I'll probably post all my codes online once the project is done, but it's pretty trivial.
@fred
Fred 1 week ago Friendica
@sazius thank you for the link. I'll take a look on it. :-)

And even trivial things deserve to be published. ;-)
sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
I've been writing too much Scala lately. I keep forgetting to add semicolons at the end of every line when writing C++.
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
Fun to see how the ice recedes out on the bay. Spring is coming :-)
Stephen 3 weeks ago Friendica
I did not, glad they are finally acknowledging in their reports which all their employees have been experiencing
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
Seems to be more or less impossible to find out the license of Chromium extensions :-( With Firefox it's cumbersome, but possible.
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
Now listening to a Goblin album. Reminds me a lot of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
I watched Dario Argento's Deep Red last weekend (English dubbed and cut version), the Goblin sound track really stucks in your head :-) I have acquired the original Italian version ("Profondo Rosso") on DVD, I'll watch at some future opportune moment, apparently it's a bit gorier.
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
I've recently been playing with usenet again (e.g. GRC's newsgroups https://www.grc.com/discussions.htm). We should establish some nice FLOSS groups somewhere... NNTP is such a nice technology :-)
9 comments show more
luke 3 weeks ago OStatus
@sazius slrn has a cool feature of slrn face: tiny ascii avatars
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
@luke Ohh, nice, I didn't know that :-)
@luke
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
The good news: my first soldering work in (maybe?) 15-20 years worked perfectly, and both my Arduino shields seem to work. The bad news: they don't work at the same time, I suspect it needs MOAR PWR. I guess I'll have to get a power supply for it and not rely on USB.
mmn 3 weeks ago OStatus
POWAAHRRRRR!!!
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
Seems gitorious already has an issue tracker, I wonder when they will enable it for other users :-) https://gitorious.org/projects/gitorious/issues
5 comments show more
It would be great if they added some frontend support to one of the existing distributed bugtrackers (I believe the most developed one is bugseverywhere): they are almost ready to be used, but it's a big almost.
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
Yeah, in my case the most important thing is that the bug tracker is easy to use for end users. If it's too hard they won't submit that bug :-) Having it built in to Gitorious (where I host the git repo) is ideal for me.
older