Peter Cannon

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Currently working as a Sales Manager in IT. Co-Host of The Dick Turpin Road Show. Arch Linux user and FOSS advocate.

  • 2013-07-15T10:49:46Z via Web To: Public

    Sigh, I suspect Evan's sphincter is very moist as there's a lot of bum licking going on on today. Bit OTT with the gratitude IMO folks. :-P
    maybe some people feel like they have to make up for OTT complaining and ungratefulness of some other people

    axel668 (inactive) at 2013-07-15T10:54:47Z

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Matt Molyneaux, jpope likes this.

    I suspect Evan would prefer your money or your code tbh. I also firmly believe Evan above all appreciates my criticisms, without complaints nothing is ever fixed. :-)

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-15T11:43:31Z

  • 2013-07-14T18:59:10Z via Web To: Public

    Hmm? Trying to install pumpa on my Fedora 18 box. I've got as far as # make but I must be missing something?

    [root@localhost pumpa]# make
    g++ -c -pipe -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -O2 -Wall -W -D_REENTRANT -DUSE_DBUS -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_DBUS_LIB -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_NETWORK_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -DQT_SHARED -I/usr/lib64/qt4/mkspecs/linux-g++ -I. -I/usr/include/QtCore -I/usr/include/QtNetwork -I/usr/include/QtGui -I/usr/include/QtDBus -I/usr/include -Isrc -Isrc/kQOAuth -I. -o obj/main.o src/main.cpp
    make: g++: Command not found
    make: *** [obj/main.o] Error 127

    Not everyone uses .deb :-(
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    Build essentials and gcc aren't fully installed it seems. I was able to build pumpa but only got it to segfault on my x86 & ARM boxes.

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2013-07-14T20:25:36Z

    yum install /usr/bin/g++

    Matt Molyneaux at 2013-07-14T21:09:36Z

    Oh, and don't build as root, m'kay?

    Matt Molyneaux at 2013-07-14T21:10:07Z

    Cheers peeps will give it a go when I get home.

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-15T10:07:38Z

  • Magnum

    2013-07-14T16:42:36Z via Web To: Public

    I haz Magnum.

    axel668 (inactive) likes this.

    But if I didn't take a picture you wouldn't get to enjoy it along with me. :-)

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-14T17:40:50Z

    You are a cruel, cruel man :(

    Dylan Thiedeke at 2013-07-14T22:29:36Z

  • Three windows

    2013-07-14T15:37:10Z via Web To: Public

    So tyhe one on the left is logged in with the name Peter Cannon (You cant see that) on the right is the account supposedly logged in from using my credentials but as you can see a pretty useless page.

    The one in the middle is me logged into with my credentials and that has a timeline but of it's own.

    I take the view the window top right should refelect bottom middle which in turn should be drawn across by the left window?

    Jesus I just want one timeline with all the streams from all the servers, how hard can it be? I'm trying not to say horrid things about I really am but stuff like this leaves me no choice and folks cant say it's me or deny it's a problem, I've given screenshot evidence for Pete's sake!
    Peter Cannon is a separate account from dick_turpin, so of course your timeline will be different, because both your accounts (probably) follow different people and different people follow each of your accounts. And even if I'd follow both your accounts (which I do, maybe) I might decide to share a post with your account but not with your account. So your timelines might be similar, if you follow the same people, but they will never be identical. And even if everyone would treat both your accounts identically, your timeline will STILL be different, because your own posts will of course only appear in one account. My advice would be to use one account and leave a note on the other one, so your followers can find you again.

    axel668 (inactive) at 2013-07-14T15:54:46Z

    Peter: when you are logged in, what you see on the "Home" page is all the stuff from people you follow. Your and accounts follow different people. It sounds like you want to have a global public timeline, which we don't have yet. See

    Evan Prodromou at 2013-07-14T16:11:59Z

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    Aha Evan Prodromou you're a genius, that's exactly it. I shall now sit and eat a Magnum ice cream with a smug look on my face.

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-14T16:29:51Z

    You're like a dog with a bone. To head off the exclamation of despair that's coming. The public firehose of data will only be posts that are marked as public. Anything marked as just to people's followers will presumably not be on the public stream. And since, once again, your Identica account and your microcast account are completely separate entities you will still see different activity on the completely separate streams.

    rpcutts at 2013-07-15T08:49:43Z

  • What next?

    2013-07-14T14:31:38Z via Web To: Public

    I'm still confused, It looks like my account has logged in but all it wants to do is register a new account?
    As your friend said - 'Now you can Log in to with your credentials. From there you can only log out of' Or view/update posts/comments that you are entitled to see/update on (but you need the full URL).

    Andy C at 2013-07-14T14:35:30Z

    What do you mean "Log in"? That is logged in? I'm logged in with my details.This is mental.

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-14T15:06:46Z

  • 2013-07-14T14:06:35Z via Web To: Public

    So Paul Chambers, who has the patience of a saint by the way, wrote this "Explanation for Dummies" for me. I think I get it now, kind of. Having said that I tried his example and the Auth bombs out for some reason?

    I see an issue. are two different accounts. 

    create a new account at and choose another server instead of new login name and account. The other server info will be account.

    Then you can follow me at p37307@microca.stfrom your main account. You should only have a login logout opportunity over

    One place to post from among different services. If you choose as your main account, keeping your established relationships over there then that is where you will post too and anyone over at the other pumps, that are linked will be able to follow you from there. Make sense?

    In other words, let use the big three and assume they use

    Say Facebook, god forgive, is your main social media account. You make friends there, make posts, etc. Now you can Log in to Google plus with your Facebook credentials. From there you can only log out of Google Plus.

    But you can now go back to Facebook and create posts, upload pics, whatever. Your Facebook people will see. Now you can circle people from Google Plus. Google plus people will now be able to interact with you on Facebook and they will see your posts.

    Now throw in twitter. Go to twitter and join up using "an account on another server."

    Now whatever you post on Facebook will go to twitter and Google Plus. You will be able to make friends with people from G+, Twitter and now Facebook.

    Evan Prodromou likes this.

    I thought I understood it. Now my head just hurts.

    Andy C at 2013-07-14T14:09:37Z

    Actually so did I but It's not happening? I think I'm logged into with's details (It says Peter Cannon as opposed to the default of dickturpin) however all I'm getting is "Get started" screen that wants to create an account? But more importantly what do I do next? I mean have I got to have all the tabs open, if I close the tab does that sever the connection? This is way too much work, G+ is much simpler.

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-14T14:23:44Z

    What about those of us that "Explanation for Dummies" is too complex?<p>How about an intro to the pump-io web interface for small furry creatures. at 2013-07-14T15:32:00Z

  • 2013-07-14T10:04:53Z via Web To: Public

    That's it had enough of for a moment. Probably check it out again later.
  • 2013-07-14T09:35:29Z via Web To: Public

    I have invented a new name for users. From now on we are all pumpers. Bwahahaha
    Oh..and I thought you were a pumpinator at 2013-07-14T09:52:45Z

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  • 2013-07-14T09:17:06Z via Web To: Public

    Glad to see that pays no attention whatsoever to blocking's. :-D
  • Creative Commons

    2013-07-14T08:58:12Z via Web To: Public

    I'm all Creative Commons today.

    Tupulpo likes this.

    "all"? So... what does your wife think about that? ;)

    Mikael at 2013-07-14T09:34:45Z

    Mikael I've sent her out shopping, they seem to like that sort of thing?

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-14T09:58:17Z


    2013-07-14T05:24:41Z via Web To: Public

    It would seem I don't 'get' (Understand) this stuff? How it's Federated in any way, shape, or form is beyond me. As you can clearly see the time line on these two servers (Top left: & are totally different.

    The ability to log into A-another server with my account(s) credentials I understand but I thought the idea was to have, in effect, a mirrored stream across the servers irrespective of the server you are logged into surly that's Federation isn't it?

    So if I understand it correctly if I stay on or A-another server or have my own instance as Evan Prodromou wants us to have so that it eases the load on, for example, how the hell am I supposed to see the conversations on what are in effect hundreds of mini little communities? That's not Federated, it's not even progress in my book, services should draw outsiders in not create multiple islands on the internet.

    Just saying. :-)

    a(n) person likes this.

    When I go to another server, and use my Webfinger ID, it logs me in (as seen in the status line) but I am brought back to the login page. Are you logging in to your account which has a different following list. What I find most troubling is that there seems to be no ability to search for people. at 2013-07-14T13:44:49Z

  • shotofpal

    2013-07-13T19:55:21Z via Web To: Public

    And lets not forget the other podcast I'm co-hosting has released EP2

    Stephen Michael Kellat likes this.

    listening to ep1 now

    David Nelson at 2013-07-13T20:08:23Z

  • The Dick Turpin Road Show

    2013-07-13T19:50:46Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    EP55 "v2.0" is released.  #tdtrs

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  • Swimming pool at Castle Cannon

    2013-07-13T15:07:30Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    dick_turpin relaxes in the pool while Archie serenades him.

    Mikael, Andy C likes this.

    loook it's Moby Dick

    Theru at 2013-07-13T15:08:36Z

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    That pool could have been designed for you !

    Andy C at 2013-07-13T15:10:13Z

    For some reason Archie hates it. The wife tried to get in as well but Archie went berzerk.

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-13T15:16:20Z

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  • 2013-07-12T14:56:16Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    Drinking tea.

    Evan Prodromou likes this.

    Need some ice?

    jpope at 2013-07-12T14:57:48Z

  • 2013-07-12T14:36:45Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    Now installing Slackware on project "We cant live with throwing these 23 clapped out T42's in the bin Pete."

    Me: "But they really are knackers!"
  • 2013-07-12T12:39:22Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    You know, I don't mind the activity emails I just wish they'd say what the activity was! That way I can decide if it's worth looking at my account or not.

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    Yeah - IMHO this is the highest priority bug to fix. It can't be that hard -

    Deceased. Please use ''. at 2013-07-12T13:21:34Z

    Rule of thumb - from me - ignore it. It will be crap. Anyone else - endeavour to find the root note.

    Deceased. Please use ''. at 2013-07-12T13:51:04Z

    a(n) person likes this.

    I'd like to turn these off ... what's in the pump stays in the pump ?!

    axel668 (inactive) at 2013-07-12T13:52:37Z

  • 2013-07-12T12:22:20Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    Some low life at the Post Office has stolen the gift I sent to Matt on Monday. :-(

    I hope they do sell it all of now.
  • 2013-07-12T12:11:09Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    " _It's not the heat that kills ya it's the humidity_ " and it's certainly humid here. :'(
    Boooooo Will this work? <i>The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog</i>

    Peter Cannon at 2013-07-12T12:13:33Z

  • 2013-07-12T12:08:39Z via Web To: Public, Followers

    I do like the way effectively lets you spy on what others are doing by giving you a record of their activity.