Going Luddite :-)
I turned off my Nextcloud some time ago. I plan my work in a paper notebook, and use an old fashioned paper calendar. My address book is just locally on my devices (of course backed up). I don't use email on my phone so that works out surprisingly well.
I use Syncthing for syncing a few files between my phone and laptop, which doesn't require a server. The only thing still running on my server is this pump.io instance. I'm afraid when my server dies (it's a pretty old computer) I won't be replacing it.
I guess I'm getting old and going Luddite :-)
Still miss my n900.
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I still wish I had something like that
hadn't heard of the n900 but a friend had an n800.
Those were even available locally years ago
(and the n9 was too)
but not at a price I could afford
and none of those models look very likely to turn up second hand.
not surprisingly people who have them tend to want to keep them.
Cost will be $1900, of which $800 is panels, $400 is shipping, and rest is roof racking, wires and a breaker box.
That's doing my own installation and with the house already having suitable gear inside (fuse box, charge controller, inverter). An equivilant system including the inside gear would probably be $4000-$6000, not including batteries. With professional installation, probably some percent more..
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2,000 Veterans Just Arrived At Standing Rock To Form “Human Shield” Around Protesters
- @email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
identi.ca is back!
Identi.ca is back! I missed you, pump.io friends!
If you havent yet felt the need to fully disable JS, all cookies, and several other HTML5 things you probably will after reading this paper:
It would have been nice if they had seen how effective LibreJs is. Tho I've been to the point of blocking all JS and other HTML5 feathures for a while now thanks to things like Xombrero, Privacy browser (android), Links (love my text only browsing), etc and those are usually funneled through Privoxy for further protections.
“One of our more surprising findings was the discovery of two apparent attempts to use the HTML5 Audio API for fingerprinting.”
The findings suggest that “the number of third parties that a regular user will encounter on a daily basis is relatively small.”
“The effect is accentuated when we consider that different third parties may be owned by the same entity. All of the top 5 third parties, as well as 12 of the top 20, are Google-owned domains. In fact, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are the only third-party entities present on more than 10% of sites. ”
- This is why I start twitching whenever I begin to look at some nodejs projects.
A moment of nostalgia…
Inspired by a comment from one of our reader, Ivan Petrushev
the trouble is that nearly everything anyone does for nodejs these days seems to require npm which refuses to install on some platforms (such as android) and then also a crazy number of dependencies (making it rather dfficult to install if there's no npm to do it for you)
- I just updated like 10 domains to use LetsEncrypt SSL certs. Really easy, and free. Why doesn't everything work like this?
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“[...] Time to encrypt "all the things" people. [...]”
I think that time came long ago =)
Hubzilla Plugin enables PubSubHubbub subscriptionsA recent plugin was added to the Hubzilla Plugins Repo called Pubsubhubub.
PubSubHubbub is an open protocol for distributed publish/subscribe communication on the Internet. It generalizes the concept of webhooks and allows data producers and data consumers to work in a decoupled way.
PubSubHubbub provides a way to subscribe, unsubscribe and receive updates from a resource, whether it's an RSS or Atom feed or any web accessible document(JSON...).
This protocol is used as the subscription component of OStatus, which #GNUSocial supports. I enabled the plugin on my personal channel, which required no setup or configuration of any kind. After entering my handle into GNU Social's remote subscription form, my name and avatar appeared instantly.
I decided to take things a step further by sending over a test post. At the moment, it appears that old posts created before a connection is made don't get federated over. Still, it can correctly reflect any status I post on #Hubzilla.
Unfortunately, comments do not appear to federate back or forth at the moment.
Still, it's clear that this plugin is showing a massive amount of potential in connecting different parts of the federated web together.
How Billionaires Use Non-Profits to Bypass Governments and Force Their Agendas on Humanity
As wealth becomes concentrated in fewer hands, so does political and social power via foundations and non-profits.
“It is an enclosure of the commons,” she continued, “which are ‘commons’ because they guarantee access to the commoner, whether it be seed, water, information or internet.”
with our powers combined....
I'm kinda bummed about using so many styrofoam cups at work.... brought my steel water bottle today to help the ol' earth and whatnot.