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  • michaelmd at 2015-03-18T04:05:49Z

    GeoLocation would probably be more useful for events (for the venue locations rather than where the users are so would need to be stored separately - use locations cannot be used for that because the user might not even be in the same city when they post about an event coming up!)

    Queue Manager Started work on providing more intelligent >queue management to allow hub administrators to drill down >on potential or real issues. This work is ongoing.

    sounds interesting .. thinking I should spend some time working out some sensible way to manage those background polling processes (in friendica too - that needs it even more)

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  • Christopher Allan Webber at 2014-11-30T15:47:41Z

    512mb of ram should be fine. There are some places where MediaGoblin handles file copying poorly (working on it this week, hopefully fixed by next release) which may be an issue if you are uploading videos. Otherwise, you should be fine.

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    If working for the next version! :D.

    X11R5 at 2014-11-30T16:37:08Z in Hawthorne, Nevada

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  • Evan Prodromou at 2014-06-07T13:51:33Z

    Bradley Kuhn recently me asked me what the plan is with He pointed out that there a number of UI bugs with the Web interface, as well as some essential federation issues (for example, how comments don't get distributed to all followers).

    As most of you know, I've taken another full-time job, and has become a side project for me. A beloved side project that matters to me very much, but it's no longer what I spend all day working on.

    When I do have time to work on it, much of my work is system administration. E14N has some money still, but there's not any new money coming in, so I have to use what's left sparingly. Using cheaper resources more wisely with more efficient software is a big investment for me right now -- it means that we can keep these services running almost indefinitely.

    The good news there is that this has mostly been a success. From a peak in 2011, the cost of running the servers E14N uses has gone down two orders of magnitude. That's a huge step.

    That also means that I find myself with more time to work on the core software and supporting sites.

    Another big step is the incipient Social Web Working Group which I will be co-chairing. The group has a mandate to build a social data format, a client-to-server API, and a server-to-server protocol for social interaction. It's likely that the resulting suite of standards will bear a close resemblance to the current API, and I definitely intend to track it.

    Bradley asked me, "What's the plan?" and I'm going to take this opportunity to sketch out a plan for where is going.
    1. Over the next week, I'm going to take the current state of and release it as version 0.3 and start the 0.4 development. Yes, I realize there are still bugs outstanding, but it's probably time to just stamp it and move on.
    2. In the same time, I'm going to deal with the long list of pull requests and open issues with The PRs will either get a reply, get pulled to 0.4, or closed. The issues will get put into milestones for 0.4 or "maybe later" or "probably never".
    3. I've been working on the Facebook bridge for, and I'd like to get that operational before starting any other development work.
    4. My next project will be a Github bridge to share data about commits, issues, and pull requests to accounts on I think that will help with some visibility of the development activity.
    5. I'm going to convert the codebase to CoffeeScript. This may sound radical, but it's mostly a mechanical process with js2coffee. CoffeeScript is a mostly syntactical transformation of JS, and it's really a lot more fun to write. All the regular NodeJS libraries and modules work fine with CoffeeScript, and the installation process will stay the same (no coffee binary needed).
    6. I'm going to upgrade the dependencies -- Backbone, Bootstrap, Express, etc. A lot has changed in the last few years, and I'd like to keep up better.
    7. Start knocking down bugs in the core software -- mostly concentrating on distributed conversations and the notifications in the Web UI, but seeing if there are others that can get fixed.
    8. I'd like to release an 0.4 version by September of this year.
    Finally, I'd very much like to do a Kickstarter for the home pump server I discussed last year. I think it could be a lot of fun, and really help people get onto the network.

    I appreciate everyone's attention to I know that you've all put a lot of work into this platform, and I really appreciate it. I especially love that there are so many new clients and tools for the platform -- having that kind of ecosystem has been especially important to me.

    And everyone who's put their online social presence into an E14N server -- believe me, it's appreciated. You are literally the lifeblood of this network, and making things work right for you is why I do this.

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    >> howcanuhavemyusername (Metal Biker):

    “What about OStatus bridge with the other federated social platforms?”

    There is a bridge to StatusNet/GnuSocial. What would be great would be if GnuSocial added a Pump plugin on their side to have transparent federation, not bridges.

    JanKusanagi at 2014-06-09T10:02:51Z

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    [ Reposting this comment to make sure it appears publicly ]

    Evan, first of all, in case you didn't see my later comment after my post, I want to link to it here. My main point there is that we need to start thinking about as a community-oriented volunteer project now, and that's a good thing. Everything will take longer, but such projects have a long history of producing much better, longer-lasting results that VC-funded stuff.

    I don't have a lot to give, but I'd happily give $5 toward a Kickstarter. But, if you're talking about what I think you're talking about, I suggest you team up with the FreedomBox people and see if they have money left.

    I've been critical of FreedomBox because it took on too much. It tried to make a home server for all network services everyone could imagine where 'hard reboot' was the only sysadmin task. But, actually seeks to be what the FreedomBox said it would be on the social networking part, so you should at least talk with them about helping you with fundraising.

    Related to that, I encourage to apply to be a member project of Conservancy. (Of cousre, as a member of our Evaluation Committee, you'd have to recuse yourself of course from discussion about joining post-applying.) That would bring to bear the (albeit) meager resources of Conservancy to help with your fundraising and other efforts. We may be even able to get you gratis VPS's for if you don't have them already

    As you know from your work on the Eval Committee, no one eval committee member can assure acceptance of an application, but I would strongly support your application and I expect other eval members would to. The downsite for you is it would mean E14N letting go of the project, which may be just too painful to consider after all the work you put into.

    Evan, thnk you again for all you'e done: since we started, I truly think you are the only one who did more than "just talk" about what freedom for network services should be. You have worked for almost a decade now non-stop to make it happen. While we don't have a solution, you put a lot of great code out there and our community learned a lot. True federated social networking is one of the hardest technical problems our community has ever tried to solve, so any progress forward is impressive.

    Thank you, Evan, for all you have done. You are a true hero of software freedom. (And I'll be nominating you for the FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software, BTW, and I hope others will too. :)

    Bradley M. Kuhn at 2014-06-09T21:44:55Z

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    @Evan Prodromou Will there be breaking changes to the API in 0.4?

    Michael at 2014-06-10T13:11:25Z

    Note that pumpbridge includes a facebook bridge.

    Please make explicit flattr targets for your work on (I already subscribe to you on flattr, but this would be much more explicit that thus better to advertise for).

    Bernhard E. Reiter at 2014-06-10T16:58:59Z

  • jpope at 2014-05-28T21:49:40Z

    Playing around with Tasker on my phone. Just set a task that after you shake the phone for about a second, it says:

    “Hey!!! If you shake it more than twice you're playing with it.”


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    Tasker + rsync = backup my phone :-) at 2014-05-29T17:39:59Z

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  • Pumpa feature: @mentions in replies

    sazius at 2013-12-08T17:36:28Z

    OK, the Pumpa version in git master now adds @mentioned users explicitly to the "To" list for replies, so you can make sure a specific person will see the reply.

    There is still a potential for errors, since I'm copying the To/Cc fields manually that the server would otherwise do automatically. So only update to git master if you have your cat and kids stowed to safety :-)

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    So, if I specifically mention sazius and jpope on jpump in this reply, I should get notified of it on my other pump, eh?

    jpope at 2013-12-08T19:47:51Z

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    wait so I should be able to have this after doing a git pull?

    marxistvegan at 2013-12-08T20:57:17Z

    Will pull and recompile today then.

    lostson at 2013-12-09T15:22:52Z

  • sazius old account at 2013-11-28T22:09:44Z

    I have to say Diaspora is looking pretty nice these days. Pump2diasp would be pretty neat :-)

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    Diaspora would need an API for that, wouldn't it? :p

    JanKusanagi at 2013-11-28T22:24:08Z

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    Oh I forgot Diaspora doesn't have an API :)

    sazius old account at 2013-11-29T05:53:38Z

  • jpope at 2013-11-21T03:02:07Z

    Nice, I just noticed that when you @-reply someone in #pumpa, it add's the person to the To: section.

    Nice stuff sazius. :)

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    Yeah, I wish it would work in comments as well. That's a bit trickier to implement.

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  • jpope at 2013-11-13T01:06:10Z

    So, here is the first thing to piss me off about the current state of the statusnetiverse now that I am back. And yes, I know how to get around it but still... And a second yes, this is only concerning a single instance... has likely become the biggest SN instance currently in operation. Considering this, you can almost consider them to be the current face of statusnet (or gnusocial if you will).

    If I go to someones profile page, it even tells me "We are a federation of microbloggers who care about ethics and solidarity..." yet, if I want to follow the profile I visited using my 'federated' account, there isn't a way to do it. They give me the option to sign in, the option to sign up but, I can't subscribe. If quitter was part of this 'federation' as they state, they wouldn't hide this core functionality. Instead, much so work has been done to make it look as close to twitter as possible. Shit, even if you are not logged into twitter, the 'Follow' button is still there.

    In my opinion, #quitter has #failed.

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    I think it would be nice if Statusnet had more instances w/ attractive looking canonical Statusnet UI themes. @jpope's Statusnet theme was very attractive, I hope it's not lost. And has a very attractive Pony theme with configurable profile page design. This might be a way to get newcomers not all choosing Quitter

    McScx at 2013-11-13T12:28:32Z

    @McScx Eventually I will setup a new statusnet/GNU Social server at the address that I own as well and that is unused at the moment. The server at will be left untouched.

    Michael at 2013-11-13T13:06:22Z

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    I don't get it, isn't the whole point of decentralization to be 'unclumped' and independent? To loose the "I need to be dependent on a service" (any service) mentality?

    aether at 2013-11-13T16:04:47Z

    @aether Newcomers are free to join where they want. If I see ppl talking about Twitter alternatives I usually mention 2 different instances or Then, in most cases they either don't register a Statusnet acct at all or , 2nd most, they register at Quitter, even though other instances offer more features like no 140 char limit.

    McScx at 2013-11-13T19:26:53Z

  • Some tester 131 at 2013-09-09T18:16:48Z Replying 09-03

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  • Some tester 131 at 2013-09-11T18:43:44Z

    Replying to

    Some tester 131 likes this. Replying to you, pal :-)

    Some tester 131 at 2013-09-12T19:07:17Z

  • Evan Prodromou at 2013-05-01T14:37:03+00:00 is moving to on 1 June 2013.

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    @evan So, what you're saying is that is shutting down, right?

    Brian van den Broek at 2013-05-02T02:37:03+00:00

    I really hope groups and !bangtags will work in !pumpio exactly the same as in !identica (some time).

    McScx at 2013-05-16T17:21:38+00:00

    pump I owe, story of my life....

    Brett Jarvi at 2013-05-18T23:32:39+00:00