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sazius 2 days ago Friendica
I'm toying with the idea of installing Red... please tell me I don't need another social network :-) Otherwise I could replace Friendica with Red, but I don't think it supports Diaspora and StatusNet...
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stefan 1 day ago OStatus
@windigo @heluecht The same argument could be used to stick with Microsoft Windows for desktop applications.
windigo 1 day ago OStatus
@heluecht @stefan It could. I'm not saying PHP is superior, it's just an understandable choice of language. :)
sazius 4 days ago Friendica
I just sat on the balcony in a t-shirt. First time this year I've been able to do that :-) Brace yourselves! Summer is coming! :-)
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Zurich is flat? Not in my eyes. Where I come from, we practice this "starting your car at a slope" in car parks, because we don't have slopes here :)
Where I come from we get a lot of practice in starting at a slope but we don't practice stopping at a red light because we don't have any traffic lights.
sazius 5 days ago Friendica
@mmn @bobjonkman I think the problem is that replies from Friendica only go to the server of the person I reply to. This post is written as a new post (not reply) so it should go to everyone :-)
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sazius 5 days ago Friendica
I think I once figured out the different Friendica <-> SN scenarios. It has also changed a bit since I added the PuSH support. If the thread originated on my instance, I think any reply will be pushed to every follower. When I reply to a thread originated e.g. on quitter.se, I think my replies only go to quitter no matter what I try...
Tobias 5 days ago Friendica
Yes, your node only supplies the node of origin with a reply, as friendica nodes then take care of delivering the replies to all the other listeners of the conversation.
sazius 6 days 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 6 days ago OStatus
@sazius PING PONG PING PONG
sazius 6 days ago Friendica
@mmn That works :-)
@mmn
sazius 6 days 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 6 days ago OStatus
Free time is the best time! (as long as one can find things to do with it)
sazius 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago Friendica
Hehhe, maybe that's it :-)
sazius 6 days ago Friendica
Just installed my second computer upgrade: a 30€ Nvidia card for my desktop. So far runs great with the nouveau driver! :-)
sazius 6 days ago Friendica
Now compiling newest minetest for more 3D testing :-)
sazius 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago Friendica
Well, that was fast! :-) (Just booted up my old Thinkpad X61s for the first time with the new SSD :-)
sazius 1 week 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 :-)
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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 6 days ago Friendica
OK, great :-)
sazius 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago Friendica
OK, my new SSD is installed in the (old) laptop. Next step: installing Debian :-)
sazius 6 days ago Friendica
@ghostdancer Wheezy, at least to begin with :-)
sazius 1 week 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 1 week 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.
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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 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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.
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@sazius The books style is quite mixed, which Tolkien himself admitted. Still, e.g. Radagast is a bit too wacky imho
sazius 2 weeks 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.
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nds 2 weeks ago OStatus
Though I'm not clear on the source for the article...
sazius 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago Friendica
Listening to Goblin's Suspiria sound track. I need to see that crazy movie again soon :-)
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sazius 2 weeks ago Friendica
Thanks! I've got it on DVD, but a good tip for everyone :-)
sazius 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago Friendica
Good Friday evening / TZAG fediverse and pumpiverse! :-)
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sazius 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago Friendica
I'm thinking about getting an SSD drive to rejuvenate my Thinkpad X61s. Any experience with similar operations? Good or bad idea? :-)
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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 3 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.
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@sazius I wish you success!
sazius 3 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 :-)
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@windigo @sazius *ouch* hey who's lobbing stuff at us?!
@sazius @jonkulp lol, you're just proving my point, Dr. Kulp! :)
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
zoowar wrote the following post 3 weeks ago:
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/03/brendan-eich-steps-down-as-mozilla-ceo/
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kuro 3 weeks ago OStatus
@sazius @zoowar @mcnalu I am glad too! Good serious people have build up enough pressure!
sazius 3 weeks ago Friendica
@mcnalu @kuro @zoowar Yeah, it's good news!
sazius 3 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 :-)
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sazius 3 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 2 weeks ago Friendica
@sazius thank you for the link. I'll take a look on it. :-)

And even trivial things deserve to be published. ;-)
sazius 3 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 4 weeks ago Friendica
Fun to see how the ice recedes out on the bay. Spring is coming :-)
Stephen 4 weeks ago Friendica
I did not, glad they are finally acknowledging in their reports which all their employees have been experiencing
sazius 4 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 4 weeks ago Friendica
Now listening to a Goblin album. Reminds me a lot of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
sazius 4 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.
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