Christopher Allan Webber at 2014-10-30T21:37:48Z
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine stopped replying to my messages over IM. However, I would occasionally get messages from her, but very rarely. It seems I could reply to those.
Today we met up for lunch, it turns out she thought I was ignoring her, despite me having left a number of messages, and she thought I was upset with her (I wasn't). Neither of us could communicate, and both of us thought that each was upset at the other! What happened?
Well, she's a Google/GTalk user, and apparently she got a message to "upgrade to Google Hangouts", and did. Around that time, federation seems to have broken, and I'm no longer allowed into the party. (I run my own XMPP server.)
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Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso, Douglas Perkins, Stephen Michael Kellat, Olivier Mehani shared this.Show all 10 repliesI run my own XMPP server and you might find odd that I don't use it to chat to any humans. Although I do use it to chat with my bot jeeves_mobile who is alive and well, at least in 1s and 0s.
Google Hangouts are it for chat on the Google silo now? Well, that sucks.
Thankfully old fashioned SMS still works for reaching me...
Have you noticed how it's always the people defending the open/libre/federated systems who end up using the crappy silos, because others refuse to go open/federated? Why don't WE REFUSE, for once?”
Actualy, I don't use the silo, I don't have a G$ account that I use, I refuse it for all the good reason there is... I STILL have my XMPP client open but I just have nearly all my contact list in the "real world" (outside of FLOSS knight friends, which whom I more use mail than IM) that did changed and used gtalk, so practically it's dead for me ... :'/
in a fit off irony, Microsoft complained about the lack of federation when Google did this. as I recall, Google's response was ,make Skype free and we'll make hangouts free.
Máirín at 2013-02-25T16:13:54+00:00hm, i have no idea why we have trouble encouraging women to join our community. http://ur1.ca/cwkpj
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Darren Maczka, Darren Maczka, zoowar, zoowar and 14 others shared this.Show all 11 replies@mairin I think it's offensive with both, for men: it's assuming that any part of my body is disgusting and it can be used in or as a insult@mairin I fail to see the problem here. It's obviously childish to use such profanity and innuendos, but it isn't really sexist or anything.Why don't people admit that Linus can be an asshole some^H^H^H^H often? As a community leader, he should act as such or keep it to himself.It's time to abandon the hero worship and give people the respect (or lack thereof) they're due because of how they behave.