- My personal email server has been running on a cranky old leased dedicated server for almost 8 years.
Tonight, I took the plunge and moved all the data and functionality to a new cheap SSD server at Digital Ocean.
It's working great, but just going through the motions made me pretty glum. Setting up an email server is a real pain in the ass, and if I didn't have working config files from the previous server, I'd have never got it working.
Email is something that everyone uses, every day. It's intrinsically federated.
We should really be working harder to make it easy for every family or individual to run an email server at home or on their own cloud server.Show all 9 replies
- "Hi #pumpio. I'm #newhere. I'm thinking about moving from #StatusNet to #pump. Do you think it is a good idea?"
Let's make one thing very clear, pump.io is not F***book. This is not a mature, end- user ready product run by a billion dollar company.
Pump.io is the bleeding edge of free as in freedom, security- aware, distributed social networking. Pump.io is developed, run and used by a small but growing number of enthusiasts and volunteers, which means of course you will have to make some compromises if you want to use it now.
We are like the old Pioneers who went West - for a while they had to put up with living in a small wagon and fend off wild animals and stuff, before they would reach California ... and like those pioneers we know there will be freedom and fertile lands at the end of our journey (and we even have the fertile lands already, when OpenFarmGame is not down).
Of course it's a good idea to join pump.io. Be a pioneer. Be a part of the next big thing in social networks, participate in the social media revolution. Be one of the first 30000. Join now !!Show all 8 replies
Insult for email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org, Thou fawning, ill-breeding measle!
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- Five incredibly handy, yet underuser Firefox feaures
Found on #Diaspora (which was posted there because it was found on #Friendica)...
How many Linux users are needed to change a light-bulb?
1 to post a thread in a forum telling the bulb has burnt. 1 to suggest to try to turn the lamp on through command lines. 1 to complain that the user broke the thread. 1 to ask what new bulb will he install. 1 to advice that we shouldn't use the word burn for meaning a broken light-bulb, because it would mean that the bulb was set on fire and that it wold be right to say that the bulb broke due to an excess of electrical current. 25 to suggest to install all the kinds of existing and imaginable light-bulbs. 5 who say that the burnt bulb is an upstream issue that doesn't belong to the distro. There's an open bug on the bulb's developer mail list. 1 noob to suggest to install a Microsoft light-bulb. 250 to flood the noob's mail address. 300 to say that a Microsoft light-bulb would turn blue and that you'd had to reboot continuously to get back to normal. 1 former Linux user who still frequents the forum, to suggest to install an Apple iBulb, which has a fresh and innovating design and it costs 250 $. 20 to say that iBulbs aren't free, and that they have less functions than a 20 times cheaper standard light-bulb. 15 to suggest to install a national light-bulb. 30 to say that national light-bulbs are re-masters of foreign light-bulbs and that they don't bring nothing new. 23 to argue if it must be a white or a transparent bulb. 1 to remind everyone that the right name is GNU/Light-bulb. 1 to say that light-bulbs are a Winbugs users thing and that real Linux users aren't afraid of the dark. 1 to announce finally which will be the model of the installed bulb. 217 to discard the chosen model and suggest another. 6 to complain that the chosen light-bulb has proprietary elements, and that another should be used. 20 to say that a 100% free bulb, isn't compatible with the lamp switch. The same previous 6, to suggest to change the switch for a compatible one. 1 to yell out: “STOP ARGUING AND CHANGE THAT LIGHTBULB FOR GOD'S SAKE!” 350 to ask the previous user what God is he talking about, and that if he has scientific proofs of his existence. 1 to say that we can't trust in corporation-made bulbs and that we should trust in community-made bulbs. 1 to post a link to an ODF file explaining how to build a light-bulb from scratch. 14 to complain about the format of the previous file and asking to send it in txt or LaTeX. 5 to say that they didn't like the taken decision and that they'll fork the house's electric installation and install a better lamp. 1 to post a series of commands to put to change the light-bulb. 1 to comment that he executed the commands and had an error message. 1 to advice that the commands must be executed as root
And finally: The father of the first user, who while everyone were discussing, he went to the shop and bought the cheapest light-bulb.
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- Nobody's pointed out that identi.ca is 100% SSL now.Show all 6 replies
The insecure warnings will be coming from pumps which don't do TLS. Something I don't think should be supported anyway, when you can go out and get free class 1 certificates these days. Especially when WebFinger says you must *only* do requests over TLS
- Combat Alpha/Big Dog concept - We are so doomed right now!
- I just got caught up on requests for new passwords for people who had no email address, or an out-of-date email address, on identi.ca.
If you or someone you know is still having trouble getting onto identi.ca, please have them email me at email@example.com with their username and any other info. I will try to set up a new account for them.
Also, if anyone you know had an inactive account that didn't get migrated, please have them email me, too. I'm going to set up stoi.ca for identi.ca orphans who missed the first wave.
- I just did a security release of StatusNet 1.1.x and 1.0.x. There's a SQL injection attack in the lists functionality that can get unauthorized data or on misconfigured servers can damage the file system.
Security releases suck. You have to do them immediately, as soon as you hear about them. You have to verify the error and make sure that it's actually exploitable.
Then you have to push everything out the door. I usually push the whole stable branch, so that means a few extra features and bug fixes go out with it.
You also have to check to see if earlier versions are vulnerable. For this one, the 1.0.x versions are vulnerable, so I had to cherry-pick and patch that one, too.
Make tarballs for both. Upload to status.net. Make a blog post.
Note on forum.status.net. /topic on #statusnet in Freenode.
Post on freshmeat.net.
My last task is to send out updates on update.status.net, but... the *.status.net wildcard SSL cert expired last Thursday! I have to upgrade that before sending anything out on update.Show all 8 replies
- Snowden finally applies for asylum in Russia
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- My blog post about pump.io and the new identi.ca ...
http://axel668.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/pump-io-identi-ca-the-next-federated-social-network/Show all 6 repliesReally wish the new devs all the luck, hope they can clean up some of the mess the old devs left. D* really was a great place to be in for a while, which is why I'm so mad at the inital devs for neglecting it in favor of a website that lets you type stupid texts over lolcatz- gifs, and is, of all things, connected to f###book ... man, I was REALLY mad at these guys !!D* is better now in the hands of the users, that system got the right direction from the start. Not focusing on people but on content, using hashtags as filters. tent is also focused on content but too young, devs dont care much about promoting the framework. pump, for now, feels more about who does what in a frozen stream and people dont care much about what other people does but what says. But is too earlier to judge, I remember how where the youngs KDE SC 4 and GNOME 3 and how evolved
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- Folks: if you've been using one of the E14N servers (pumpdog.me, pumpity.net, etc.) for the last few months, won't you please consider keeping that account for a while?
Having everyone on one server hurts federation -- badly. It helps a lot if we spread things around.
I promise to work on features and services to help you move if you can hold tight on your new place for a while.Show all 9 repliesI oscillated wildly but now I quite like my new identity and avatar on Pumpdog.me. New start and all that. Plus, for me, it carries some kudos that you were an early Pump adopter who didn't just bag his namespace 6 months ago and go away again. You tried to help.
- Happy 20th Birthday, #Slackware #Linux! You're almost old enough to drink! :-D
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- One thing I almost forgot to mention: pump.io is supposed to be part of a network of software. There are a lot of things you probably want to have, and they're not here.
I feel like a few hackers have jumped in with both feet on this recently, and I admit that I've had a lot of fun building sites like ih8.it and openfarmgame.
If you're at all interested in coding for social networks, you should scratch the itch and give it a try.Show all 5 repliesI'm not a developer. Using an API is too hard for me (so it's useless, at least without a dedicated lib for my favorite language)), RSS is way better cause it's simple. I also have many people reading my dents without having an account here. They use RSS readers for this. RSS is needed like hell!
Christopher Roberts likes this.Please NO mult- level comments, it's confusing and usually leads to an endless tree of comments in comments of comments, because everyone presses the comment button on the last comment and never on the post. It's a big feature of Pump.io to have just one level of comments and sharing comments if you share a note. Please don't change this.