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Sean Tilley
sean@lastauth.com
Seth Martin
  
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Alexandre Hannud Abdo
  
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Adam Robertson
  
Hi Sean!!
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
I haven't been posting here nearly enough.

How are the #Hubzilla folk?
Sean Tilley
  
We're all doing well. Glad to hear you're staying busy. Don't know if you caught this from several weeks back, but I added a plugin called diaspora_reconnect which can help you reconnect with all your D* friends after your channel moved.


You never cease to impress.

I fell into the social media hole for a while and let it dominate my life. I still use Facebook somewhat actively, but for the longest time it's just been one long chain of resharing content without creating any of my own. To some extent Facebook feels like a place in which one becomes devoid of their own personal narrative.

Recently I've been thinking about making more interesting content online by interacting with it differently. I think federated networks and blogs tend to facilitate that well. I'll probably take to blogging rather than status updates at some point.
Michael Meer
  
good mornin, enjoy the day!
Jake Moomaw
  
Doing OK on my end.  How's San Francisco treating you?
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
Man, #MinorThreat has been my jam recently. Something about this song is great for physical exertion.


Minor Threat- I Don't Wanna Hear It
by beatles61 on YouTube
#NowListening
Adam Robertson
  
Fugazi
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
Hey #federated web, what's up today?
Sean Tilley
  
It's a good day to be on the federation as a lot of centralized services experience problems....


Yeah, the DNS / DDoS issue was driving me nuts earlier. I wasn't able to get anything useful done at work for a few hours. Ordinarily, this might be the cause for celebration ("Yay, I don't have to work!"), but it's maddening if you're trying to get a bunch of time-sensitive things done on a Friday.

The larger concern here (that seems to be getting glossed over by media outlets reporting on it) is that these kind of outages are the direct result of mass centralization, in terms of the kind of platform architecture that many web applications and companies are embracing. We're all relying on larger, hardier providers, and when those providers get hit, everyone gets affected by it. This is true for DNS as well as the backbone of PAAS systems, such as Heroku (which basically piggybacks on Amazon's architecture).

It makes me wonder whether distributed DNS or DNS-agnostic server architectures are in any way practical to implement.
Carolus Rex
  
DVR's! It was a case of zombie DVR's tied into a botnet.
michaelmd
  
that wouldn't surprise me ..

(I don't know what happened there but thinking of the most likely weak point.. the one where hear about pretty much every week with all sorts of gadgets)

how often do gadgets ship without instructions or ship with the wrong instructions (eg for a different model) or the text is so tiny users end up needing to look for a maginfying glass to read it (and don't bother) ?

its pretty likely there would be some important settings users need to change when they set it up .. such as a password?

if it was that then "zombie" is probably not much different to how it left the factory

I don't know about dvrs (didn't know they were so common) but thinking most likely suspect..

thers an obvious problem if the user doesn't know there is an important setting they need to look at when they first set up their device .. especially if when they plug it in everything looks like it works and they don't see any other hint of something important they still need to do!

especially when its non-tech folks who probably won't often think about settings without being told to look there or no other hint of there being a problem.

user education needed and probably a case where a tiny amount could make a huge difference like making a hint of something important more noticable so users are less likely to miss it!

and yes .. centralisation does make things more vulnerable, that's why early internet protocols (well before dns existed) did not depend on a single centralised server .. and that was a military decision... (ie cold war scenario .. what if they blew up some of the servers? .. obviously they would still want everything else to work!)

though before dns was rolled out worldwide entering an email address was sometimes a little more complicated...

anyone here remember uucp bang paths?
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
This is the best demonstration of feature creep I've ever seen.



Saturday Night Live - Taco Town
by alyssa sarfity on Vimeo

#TacoTown
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
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Picture on a screen. Trying to screenshot work degrades other parts of the image. Anyway, this is a new digital composition technique I've been playing with. All colored using a Wacom tablet and #Krita!
Andrew Manning
  
Are you saying that the final rendering of the art is to take a photo of it on a computer screen?
Sean Tilley
  
No, quite the contrary. However, I pack in a lot of detail at a high zoom level, and taking a screenshot of that and uploading it seems to utterly destroy the picture quality due to image compression.
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
I can now safely claim to be a city dweller. After an argument over my taking of a parking space, I have returned to find that someone smashed out all of the windows of my car.
michaelmd
  
I don't drive to work. its way too hard to find anywhere to park all day near there,

I usually take the bus.
Jake Moomaw
  
I'm so sorry, @Sean Tilley .  I'm just glad to hear that they only manifested their pathologies on your car instead of on you.
satipera
  
if they tried that in britain it would have been caught on at least 10 surveillance cameras connected to a facial recognition system. by the time he got home he would have been sentenced ;)
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
One of the many perks we offer at #BackerKit: office dogs! :D

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Jake Moomaw
  
One of our faculty has a Pug named Lily Grace that has become our unofficial therapy dog.  I love having pets in the office.
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
Burritos have been my life recently. I can't believe there was a time in my life where I was eating less of them.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Where I come from a burrito is at least 4 inches (10cm) in diameter and 10 inches (25 cm) long and can feed a family of four for a week. That looks more like a traditional soft shell taco. You really need to get your butt down to Sunnyvale where they sell the real thing.
Seth Martin
  
I'm a burrito fan too, in all sizes. Spicy is the general theme but I make 'em with whatever is available. Fortunately for me, there are Chipotle restaurants everywhere around here that sell 'em in Mike's favorite size..
sasiflo
  
Size matters. In this case, I think ;-)
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
Hard-pressed for things to do in his spare time, this 21st-Century self-loathing meta-double-ironic hipster bourgeoisie stoner pauses from an acerbic diatribe on the state of broken things to contemplate whether he, the proverbial byproduct of a culture that shaped him and millions of other men just like him with the same mold, could in fact be beautiful to himself or anybody else.

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hewiak
 from Diaspora
you're f*ing gorgeous~strocks~
Mike Macgirvin
  
meta-double-ironic


Sounds like somebody may have discovered emacs.
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
When I started @We Distribute , I did so in the hopes of covering all of the exciting development going on in the federated / distributed communication space. I somewhat envisioned the channel to serve as a topical analogue to the likes of OMG! Ubuntu or WebUpd8.

Coverage has always been somewhat spotty, due to my own personal time constraints, as well as the fact that I am sometimes behind on covering announcements from various projects. While I hope to once again get back in the saddle soon, I'd like to take the opportunity to reach out to my contacts within the space.

In #Hubzilla, it is possible for multiple people to administrate a channel. This includes collaboration on the integrated wiki (found here, in its sparse form) as well as post creation and scheduling. From there, We Distribute federates to Diaspora and Friendica, and cross-posts to Pump.io, Libertree, and GNU Social.

In short, I am looking for volunteers who would like to write updates for their projects of interest (#Diaspora, #Friendica, #Hubzilla, #Pump, #Libertree, or anything else), and help coordinate on putting together regular updates for the rest of the federated web to read. We Distribute is something of a meta-syndication, in the fact that it is leveraging the federated web to report on the state of the federated web.

If anyone is interested in this undertaking, please shoot me an email: sean@deadsuperhero.com
クリストバル
 from Diaspora
I would like to help, but my English is too bad, hahahaha
Sean Tilley
  
I would like to help, but my English is too bad, hahahaha


Hey, that sentence was pretty good.
hewiak
 from Diaspora
I wish I could say my English isn't good enough: decent excuses are a hard to come by
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA (Map) 
In 1958, computer scientists at University of Moscow developed a computer that ran on, not binary (0's and 1's), but balanced ternary (-1, 0, and 1). The latest version was developed in 1970, and made use of a stack-oriented programming language called DSSP.

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Setun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Setun (Russian: Сетунь) was a computer developed in 1958 at Moscow State University. It was built under the leadership of Sergei Sobolev and Nikolay Brusentsov. It was the most modern ternary computer, using the balanced ternary numeral system and three-valued ternary logic instead of the two-valued binary logic prevalent in other computers. ...


#computing
Sean Tilley
  
Got it! Made this my primary, dropped sean@deadsuperhero.com. Thanks for the tip! :)
Mario Vavti
  
You're welcome...
sasiflo
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Stack-Machines, Yeah. Makes me dream on my times learning real modern programming techniques. Using FORTH in the early 80ties. A tip for all developers: Read "Thinking Forth" from Charles Moore!

It is free unde CC!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of America (Map) 
One of my favorite game engines #Godot just released a framework for point-and-click adventure games. This is huge!

Godot Engine - Our point & click framework is finally out!

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A while ago, we had a Kickstarter for The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy®, and during the campaign we1 promised to release the framework we had made to develop the game as a standalone package. It took a while to finish the game and find some time to put the framework together and publish it, but it's finally here :-) Escoria i...
 
Godot is an unstoppable force
Sean Tilley
 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA (Map) 
I got to see #Cake perform yesterday afternoon at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park! :D

I loved them madly, reluctantly crouched, building a religion with a short skirt and long jacket.
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA 
Going to see #DeathGrips tomorrow night in SF. I am absolutely beside myself.
Mulk
 from Diaspora
I miss the bay.......
Sean Keene
 from Diaspora
Masonic Ave

Illuminati confirmed.
Alien (A23P)
 from Friendica
I'm jelly
Just ordered a #NextCloud box for my home! Now I can have a private cloud in my room for file storage.

Nextcloud Box | Nextcloud

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Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share and communication app platform. Access  & sync your files, contacts, calendars  & communicate and collaborate across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it!
Sean Tilley
  
The only thing that's disappointing is that the box itself does not ship with a Pi - you have to buy that separately. Apparently bundling the two together would subject the product to FCC regulations, which could delay the release.

It doesn't look like it yet supports the Pi3 or ODroid yet. The landing page for marketing suggests that only the Pi2 is supported right now, but they intend to offer support in a future update.
Andrew Manning
  
Cool. I hope it generates enough revenue to help keep Nextcloud thriving.
Aija
 from Diaspora
It depends. I have one Pi2 in the drawer just waiting to be put in use.
Sean Tilley
 San Francisco, CA last edited: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:30:38 -0500  
Just paid the deposit and signed the agreement. I'm living in the wonderful neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco! :D

#SF #Moving
Carolus Rex
  
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Harald Eilertsen
 from Diaspora
Congratulations!
goobgoob/goobgoobgoob
 from Diaspora
Hurrah! Fabulous news - really pleased to hear it, Sean.
Sean Tilley
 Oakland, CA 
Got to see #FlyingLotus last night in Oakland. He's an absolutely amazing performer, and the opening acts were every bit as amazing in their own rights. I was particularly impressed by FlyLo's visuals and storytelling abilities.

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Sean Keene
 from Diaspora
<3 Flying Lotus
YA ∵ ⁹⎷π ⟶ ⧝
 from Diaspora
second Sean!
This is interesting, but the utter callousness Uber has towards replacing its human drivers is kind of sickening. It's basically a huge dismissal to the workers that actually make the entire service function in the first place.

Should self-driving cars become a thing, millions of Uber drivers may eventually find themselves out of a job. Given enough critical mass of adoption, these drivers might have trouble finding work elsewhere in the industry, because it's a sector that could be entirely boxed out by automation.

Behind the wheel of Uber's new self-driving car, which hits the road today

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Over the course of the morning, there was a lot of talk about safety and innovation, but very little about the future of the millions of drivers across the world that are currently working for Uber. what happens to them? Do they have a future as testers in Uber’s self-driving cars?

Unlikely, an Uber engineer told me; those jobs will probably go to employees with special training. Uber drivers are independent contractors with few protections or benefits. The faster Uber gets its driverless cars on the road, the faster all of those drivers will be out of work.


#Uber #Automation #Self-Driving
Tesla's Moustache
 from Diaspora
How's that different from any driver who isn't me?
Jim R « Համիշ Ռոբերտի որդին »
 from Diaspora
It was YOU! You're the one that cut me off on the freeway! (now I know)
BlaBlaNet
  
What is clear here robots will take humans in 10 years times start now with cars and trucks of Uber and Volvo and soon they will replace humans in factorys and wHarehouse.
Farming is near now to be take over to with automatic tractors with gps can prepare the land and put the seeds.
Is near little to do in the world very soon with a population grow in numbers. We not have solutions for deal with this news industrial revolution advance year by year and not decades. We are running for the III WW
Tear down the echo chamber! #Facebook #Censorship

Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored

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The Associated Press reports today from Jerusalem that “the Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.” These meetings are taking place “as the government pushes ahead with legislative steps meant to force social networks to rein in content that Israel says incites violence.” In other words, Israel is about to legislatively force Facebook to censor content deemed by Israeli officials to be improper, and Facebook appears eager to appease those threats by working directly with the Israeli government to determine what content should be censored.
BlaBlaNet
  
@Sean Tilley Possible because you are not Jewish or Israeli no understand what go in on with Israel and Facebook.
What is not possible is Facebook become a Free Space for Anti Semitic Attacks , Nazi groups and Radical Muslims Organizations.
Why is Facebook Enabling Anti-Semites?

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Father Coughlin is alive and well. He resides in an underground bunker he shares with Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh. The trio works for Mark Zuckerberg, responding to complaints about anti-Semitism on Facebook. When the three aren’t doing their job (which is most of the time), they’re collaborating on a “new and revised” edition of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. They’re shopping it around and are having a tough time finding a publisher. Pluto Press said no and […]