testbeta testbeta@identi.ca


  • 2017-03-12T21:41:47Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    Your old CD-ROMs are probably rotting
  • 2017-03-09T05:40:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    pump activity reduced significantly, people have moved on. Social is boring when there are other things to take care of.

    I still think it would be nice if more of the different federated networks could federate with each other

    the fediverse/federation out there is bigger than each network is alone

    Michael at 2017-03-09T17:46:41Z

    @jan you follow a lot of people, ones on my lists have moved on it seems.

    testbeta at 2017-03-10T19:32:59Z

  • 2017-03-05T22:58:56Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

  • 2017-03-02T20:02:11Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    So many things happening, giving up on lot many things.
  • 2016-08-01T19:49:22Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    My id ricochet:xg3zamgpcur6lkar
    dead no longer using it.

    testbeta at 2017-03-02T20:01:25Z

  • 2016-06-28T09:48:14Z via Dianara To: Public

    posting from Dianara.

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    >> testbeta:

    “No, not the recent v1.2-dev.”

    Oh wow, that is OLD xD

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2016-06-30T12:09:28Z

    A lot more flexible, does it come as minimalistic command line interface maybe ncurses?

    testbeta at 2016-07-01T10:20:37Z

    No, you could use 'p' for the command line.

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2016-07-01T10:27:10Z

  • 2016-06-27T14:56:12Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    There should be unshare.
    For a comment there is no delete button, but if you share your own comment, then that becomes 'pseudo note' which you can delete from your profile, if go for deletion, instead of unshare, the comment is deleted from original note/comment thread.

    Deleting comments directly is perfectly possible.

    And as I always say, you wouldn't need such tricks if you used a more capable desktop client =)

    (Plus, you'd be able to edit things instead of deleting and re-posting, etc.)

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2016-06-27T14:58:52Z

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  • Freemor shared by testbeta at 2016-06-27T14:40:50Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public, Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) CC: Followers

    @clacke@microca.st Honesty the subtext I'm hearing in these posts is "If you want to have loads of captive users and make a shit load of money off exploiting them..."

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    testbeta, Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this.

    That's not what I'm reading at all. I'm reading that he's tired of not making popular software.

    It's Free Software vs Open Source deja vu all over again.

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2016-05-24T13:30:26Z

    Federated systems are still centralized at end points, who here are using identi.ca, quitter.se, microca.st or gmail, yahoo, apple's or likewise. My point is people put trust in major players that trust is justified. In the end major players have most of the userbase. Federation is still in infancy.

    testbeta at 2016-05-24T20:44:06Z

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    Federation isn't dead, but it has to evolve into something beautiful. And that can be reached if people are working on/with and improving core principles of federation and distributed systems.

    testbeta at 2016-05-25T08:19:00Z

    There are reasons he got away from free software.
    Updates. Security can be ensured (ethically) through patches and that patches go through is of prime importance and time not lost is time gained. Google Play comes to play. He talked earlier that there be a system which nags the hell out of the user. Build alternative.

    While free software is great. The idea and people behind are awesome and cool, we as nerds try to control by not controlling, we set the system which isn't welcome to new changes >> federation. We free software people tend to resist change (which is natural for introverts, geeks, hackers), which is natural (change is). While pump and discourse are good enough for us, name one who isn't nerd, geek, tinker kid or hacker who is using diaspora, pump.io, or status.net
    Federation is great but securing a federated system isn't easy. Where do trust come from? Well in theory it has to be one and only that who can authenticate, key servers into play >> centralized.
    There is bitmessage who is using that?
    It takes awful lot of time to connect and downloading data and subsequently the real messages I am waiting for. Maybe developers aren't doing it better. Maybe.
    Why libresignal people insist on using signal's servers? Why moxie denying access to third party apps (libresignal) is looked down upon? 
    I think he is right, there is signal which offers security they claim. There are others who if he supports bears his name, a layman like me be like they must be same which they aren't. They didn't make same decisions moxie did. The signal he represents should be the one he put his best work in. The code he released under GPL. 
    There are us who think there isn't no one who be dictating what I name my project, Right. Then him >> I don't want it as law but as goodwill or norm, for people like me i.e layman would know signal is what he is saying is than derivatives. For someone like say me libresignal looks > Signal plus free software, all good there. I be using libresignal than signal.
    Who knows people who don't know much about computers or aren't from nerd, geek, hacker culture, who are converse via xmpp? All those running their emails, xmpp, pump, status or diaspora or discourse servers are almost entirely those for whom computers is where fun starts. Yeah there are people who have got started hosting their wordpress site themselves, but they are there because shared hosts like bluehost, dreamhost made it possible for them via their control panels. Again something moxie is doing bringing benefits of technology to those who aren't fluent. Read his GPG post.

    There are things I wish moxie hadn't done like say being too critical of project naming or going closed source with redphone. But I am not dejected by him. I can understand/sympathize where he is standing or his position on certain things.
    Yes, I have been inspired by moxie a lot, him being a sailor in same class as Moitessier, anarchist, his work on cryptography protocols. Signal. sslstrip and like. Hell, I wanted to be like him.

    Call me an apologist or anything. This is something I think is how it is. However I would like to know what evan@e14n.com thinks.

    testbeta at 2016-06-27T14:50:28Z

  • testbeta shared by testbeta at 2016-06-27T14:38:59Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public, Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Freemor CC: Followers

    Federated systems are still centralized at end points, who here are using identi.ca, quitter.se, microca.st or gmail, yahoo, apple's or likewise. My point is people put trust in major players that trust is justified. In the end major players have most of the userbase. Federation is still in infancy.

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    @testbeta@identi.ca As much as possible I do run my own servers (SMTP,IMAP,XMPP,murmur,davical,etc) I also use Bit message for what it is worth. None of my life is on the 'Major players' servers (with the exception of Identi.ca and freenode). Once I get off my butt and get a 'let's encrypt' cert. I'll probably look at running my own pump. Having a freemor@freemor.call webfinger is an appealing thought.

    I could not do this in the world imagined by Moxie and the 'major players'. I grew up on the federated Internet (irc,uucp,nntp,smtp,xmpp,etc) and have watched with dismay as things like hotmail/gmail and other centralized things have messed it all up. I'm not saying federation is perfect but it is much more robust then centralized services (to things like government linking etc). A short while ago (before all this began) I wrote a blog entry talking about the three models central,federated,P2P and pointed out that they all have their strengths and weaknesses. And pointed out that the most important consideration is right tool for the right job.

    I would never say all things must be federated... That's just silly. But some things work better federated just as some things work better P2P, and others centralized.

    If Moxie believes central is the best tool for what he is making I won't argue.. But to say that federation is bad/useless/dead/unworkable is just plain incorrect. It may not fit for what he wants, fine. But don't blame the drill because it makes a poor hammer. Just use the right tool for the job and move on.

    Freemor at 2016-05-24T21:19:03Z

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    @testbeta@identi.ca as to the trust point question. A federated service let's me change whom I trust very easily without loosing contact with people. Or even let's my friends and I take our chips and cheesies, set up our own servers that only talk to our own servers and go play in the corner by ourselves.

    Neither of these things can be done in a centralized service. You have to trust the silo

    Freemor at 2016-05-24T21:30:38Z

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    Yes that's true because you can run your servers. You know what you are doing. People who aren't well versed with server administration or even computers rely on such trust which has its origin in fear and reliability. Like there is chance zoho might go away but not gmail. That sort of trust.

    testbeta at 2016-05-25T08:06:15Z

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    It all comes down to usable, accessible freedom.


    I heard another term this week that I associated with userops, but it was more immediately understandable for people not in the loop, and it was less technically and more freedom-focused. Something like usable freedom, but with even more pathos.

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2016-06-01T15:38:43Z

  • 2016-02-25T18:51:08Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    showing old avatars #pump #bug
  • 2016-01-23T08:13:07Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    Stallman is rightfully advocating lesser use of oil, but putting a tax wouldn't solve it.
    A major portion of petroleum is used as fuel that is a reason to be alarmed, we are literally burning oil for fuel value, which is a low value use & that too in engines and boilers (coal) that waste 20-60% of it for nothing, just waste heat owing to entropy. We could use petroleum and coal better for high valued petrochemicals, not just for basic disposable polymers uses. Newer materials should be synthesized with better use cases than what plastics have come to. Like kevlar, yes it is synthetic but on similar lines. I believe petroleum use as fuel should be stopped completely so now we have like a 100 years of oil left? Remaining reserves be entrusted to research use only.

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    A tax could work to discourage use, if it makes it sufficiently more expensive than alternatives.

    Jason Self at 2016-01-23T16:24:16Z

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  • 2016-01-22T09:57:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    Anyone! What is stallman's hard disk firmware? #fsf fsf@microca.st

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    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠), Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this.

    hackaday http://hackaday.com/2016/01/13/stallmans-one-mistake/ had this article which got me thinking again, Earlier I believed if there is libreboot (coreboot) for bios, there must be some alpha version networking and hard-drive firmware. But I can't lay my finger on anything free for HDD. 
    Or Stallman doesn't use hard-disks, maybe flash?
    Keyboard firmware based on AVR are available, anyone know any other?
    SSDs are new beasts, free software people have to work with free hardware.

    testbeta at 2016-01-23T08:19:42Z

  • 2015-12-04T04:52:30Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Let's Encrypt is in public beta, invitations no longer required. We have been looking forward to this day since let's encrypt was first announced a year ago. TLS on.

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  • 2015-11-22T01:12:13Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Anyone working on a free software implementation of bittorrent sync? p2p sync, encrypted (possibly end to end) transmission, based on bittorrent.
    @testbeta@identi.ca SyncThing is the closest free software thing. They won't release the full specs of the BT Sync protocol which is why no Floss version and why some security minded people are withholding comment on the effectiveness of its security.

    Freemor at 2015-11-22T11:20:09Z

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  • 2015-10-26T16:27:24Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    Got myself a mechanical keyboard and it has got retro looks like Commodore 64 or space cadet keyboard! First time ever I used one and it cost just 30 bucks. It feels great, very soft and tactile.

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  • 2015-10-05T19:41:37Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    A new team of volunteer admins has formed within the CCC. http://jabber.ccc.de  will be continued. https://ccc.de/en/updates/2015/jabbercccde
  • 2015-09-12T09:17:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Error: socket hang up
    Every f*ing time I use oauth for connect to other servers. identi.ca hasn't recovered fully it seems.

    This is why I use a client for pump.io and not the web site :-)

    sazius at fmrl.me at 2015-09-12T09:41:02Z

    I didn't want a dedicated program for it, because I don't use it extensively, but now I figure I will have to. I liked p, but it too ain't full. I would switch to impeller or Puma.

    testbeta at 2015-09-12T10:53:11Z

    I agree, I sometimes just want to check the web site... and its many problems are irritating.

    sazius at fmrl.me at 2015-09-12T11:38:41Z

    >> testbeta:

    “[...] a dedicated program for it, because I don't use it extensively [...]”

    Maybe you would if you used one ;)

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2015-09-13T16:01:10Z

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  • 2015-09-11T15:23:25Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    So, tmux or screen! why?
    I use dtach for detaching sessions, it's small and light. I like both tmux and screen but still have to explore them in depth, over-reliance on dtach is inhibiting learning them.

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    Knowing screen is stopping me from learning tmux. If I would pick one today, it would be tmux. I may switch yet.

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2015-09-11T18:39:40Z

    I use both screen and tmux, but I'm not using all the features of either.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2015-09-11T20:07:38Z

    yeah both are full-fledged and more, I suspect if anyone is using them all.

    testbeta at 2015-09-12T08:53:24Z

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    5 months ago, I switched. :-)

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2016-05-25T07:05:53Z

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  • 2015-08-08T14:19:24Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Optical discs are vulnerable to dust and dirt.
    Hard disk drives are vulnerable to mechanical shock and jerks.
    Solid state drives lose data if power isn't provided over time.
    All in all serious archiving is dead.

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    If you want it archived, write it on parchment.

    gdk at 2016-05-25T09:22:56Z

    All matter is fragile, given sufficient time scales. However, unlike with text on paper, perfect copying is possible and requires many fewer scribes to do.

    Lars Wirzenius at 2016-05-25T11:23:47Z

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    "Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe" :-)

    Tyng-Ruey Chuang at 2016-05-26T02:09:29Z