- as of today, software users of the world have had a Free Software Foundation to defend their rights for 33 years. happy anniversary, FSF, thank you, and keep up the great work!
Whoa, Unicode really did get a Copyleft symbol? https://glitch.social/@a_character/100155946276956781
- Let's do a little experiment. It's obviously biased by my relative participation in each, but I'm comparing the reach of twitter, facebook, Diaspora, pump, G+, and GNU Social (plus anything that can talk directly to it...that is not via NavierStokes).Please like this if you see it. Obviously, if you want more people to like it, then you share it, but I'm only going to count likes.Show all 12 repliesHere are the final numbersGNU Social/Mastodon: 49pump.io: 31Facebook:26Diaspora: 15G+: 7Twitter: 0What's interesting is that on Diaspora, pump, and GNU Social, I all got actual comments about how the study was being conducted. I got literally zero comments on twitter or G+. There's all sorts of bias in this, but I have more "friends" on facebook by an order of magnitude and significantly more on twitter than the free platforms. So, it seems like people join the proprietary networks and just don't use them very much.GNU Social up to 97: https://nu.federati.net/conversation/510099#notice-1072972
ActivityPub is a real standard now!
Let your social networks be free!
ActivityPub was basically 3 years of my life, and there were points were I wasn't sure if the time and energy I was spending on it was worth it. I'm sure it was today. Thank you everyone who participated in the standards process, have implemented... or are going to implement! You made it all worth it!Show all 5 repliesCongratulations!
On a related note, I stumbled upon a progress report of the FreedomBox project. In it they talk about integrating distributed social networks and in particular about Diaspora and GNU Social. How about someone bringing ActivityPub and accompanying implementations to their attention?
email@example.com ❌ likes this.
- https://icannwiki.org/Root_Zone#Human_rights_and_the_root_zone: "The root zone does not censor queries for any reason. Any user's queries are responded to regardless of their intentions."
BTW, today ActivityPub got voted to go to Proposed Recommendation in the Social Working Group!
Which means that at this point it's up to W3C membership and management to move it to the space of it being an official spec.
The implementation reports page is looking pretty good too!
Now I really need a rest...
Coffee grounds for seed raising
I'm experimenting with waste coffee grounds for growing vegetables from seed. Not sure how it will go, but the benefits are that they hold water well, are finer that the commercial pine-bark potting mix I've been using, fairly sterile (from fungus and bacteria), hopefully nutritious since they're crushed seeds, plentiful, free of charge and smell quite pleasant. :)
Downside may be that the pH is too low. My pH test kit say the grounds are about pH 5 and the kit notes recommend 5.5 - 6.5 for potting mixes, so not too far off. Some quick experimenting seemed to suggest that adding dolomite limestone at 1:8 gave me a pH of about 6. Seems like quite a lot of dolomite, so I might have to test again later and see if the pH settles higher as it breaks down.
pump.io denial-of-service security fixes now available
I've just published security fixes for several denial-of-service vulnerabilities in pump.io. All admins are impacted and should update ASAP. http://pump.io/blog/2017/10/denial-of-service-security-fixes-now-available
Please share this widely.
Mastodon is rolling out ActivityPub support this week & a new AP CR coming out. I feel like years of work are finally proving themselves. 😌Show all 5 replies
I'm not claiming I did any work on AP implementation in Mastodon of course, that's thanks to a herculean effort on Gargron and friends. But standards stuff unexpectedly occupied 2.5 hard years of my and others' life; sometimes I laid in bed wondering if it was worth it. Feels like it was now, and I'm grateful for that.
Quiet talk starts slow and grows exponentially. My head stopped hurting at all the maths and started blowing off at the awesome around minute 30. Then at minute 56 he shows one slide of code that uses a SMT solver on a regular haskell functions, to find inputs that produce a desired output. Angels descend, singing, etc.