Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:38:54 -0500  
Panem et circenses.

En del saker förändrar sig aldrig.

Some things never change.
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:21:54 -0500  
Om du vill hitta en nål i en höstack är det ingen bra idé att lägga till mer hö.

If you want to find a needle in a haystack it's not a good idea to add more hay.
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:45:08 -0600  
Så styrs svenska trollfabriken som hatar på nätet


Sajten Granskning Sverige sprider främlingsfientlighet och hat – Eskilstuna-Kuriren har kartlagt propagandacentralen inifrån.

The secret Swedish troll factory

Eskilstuna-Kuriren goes behind the scenes at Granskning Sverige - one of the country’s leading centres for xenophobic propaganda.
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:49:32 -0600  
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum) wrote the following post Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:04:25 -0600
Behold - Hubzilla 2.2!

Behold - Hubzilla 2.2!
by Haakon Meland Eriksen on YouTube
Dr. Tony B. Katz
Is there anything other than Tchaikovsky that would have fit so perfectly?
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:38:08 -0600  
Deppig och avundsjuk? Du kanske använder sociala medier för mycket


Enligt en ny undersökning kan sociala medier förstärka känslan av ensamhet och avundsjuka

Too much social media 'increases loneliness and envy' - study

Facebook and Instagram help us to stay connected with family and friends, but spending too much time on social media could actually make you feel more alone, a new study suggests.
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:26:20 -0600  
A little something about multiple profiles:

Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
Takk, takk! \o/
Thank you, thank you! \o/
Maria Karlsen
Trying to download this gives me a 500 error :-(
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
All koalas were red like Zot once. Koalas today eat cyanide every day - cute and tough. :-D
Mike Macgirvin
This does appear to be related to lastauth's troubles recently but I'm not able to pinpoint the exact source of the problem. When one clone is down intermittently during a period of moderate to high activity it can potentially result in a bit of sync confusion.

For traditional 'sync' services there is always one master that is always right. In this case, you can have two masters and if they can't communicate between them which is holding the most recent information, we have to just do the best we can.
Seth Martin
There were many problems getting lastauth back up and we're not out of the water either. four or five db tables were repaired in the process.

I've decided to go bare metal from here forward since Xen tweaking isn't working so well. I think my additions to the Xen command line aren't working because raid1 isn't working for a reason yet to be determined.

Must get sleep now before another stressful workday. Keep your clones handy.
Andrew Manning
I incorporated these into a slideshow on my Hubzilla project page prototype:

If you imported the webpage from, you can edit the hubzilla-project-screenshots block with the code below and uncomment this block from the hubzilla-project-layout layout to try it out on your own hub. You'll want to copy the images locally so that you're not relying on though, because I may delete those at any time.

  1.  <style>
  2.  .carousel .item img{
  3.      margin: 0 auto; /* Align slide image horizontally center */
  4.  }
  5.  .carousel-indicators li {
  6.      background-color: #000;
  7.  border-color: #000;
  8.  }
  9.  </style>
  10.  <div class="bs-example">
  11.      <div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel">
  12.          <!-- Carousel indicators -->
  13.          <ol class="carousel-indicators">
  14.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
  15.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="1"></li>
  16.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="2"></li>
  17.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="3"></li>
  18.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="4"></li>
  19.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="5"></li>
  20.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="6"></li>
  21.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="7"></li>
  22.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="8"></li>
  23.              <li data-target="#myCarousel" data-slide-to="9"></li>
  24.          </ol>  
  25.          <!-- Wrapper for carousel items -->
  26.          <div class="carousel-inner">
  27.              <div class="item active">
  28.                  <img src="" alt="First Slide">
  29.              </div>
  30.              <div class="item">
  31.                  <img src="" alt="Second Slide">
  32.              </div>
  33.              <div class="item">
  34.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  35.              </div>
  36.              <div class="item">
  37.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  38.              </div>
  39.              <div class="item">
  40.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  41.              </div>
  42.              <div class="item">
  43.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  44.              </div>
  45.              <div class="item">
  46.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  47.              </div>
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  49.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  50.              </div>
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  52.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  53.              </div>
  54.              <div class="item">
  55.                  <img src="" alt="Third Slide">
  56.              </div>
  57.          </div>
  58.          <!-- Carousel controls -->
  59.          <a class="carousel-control left" href="#myCarousel" data-slide="prev">
  60.              <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left"></span>
  61.          </a>
  62.          <a class="carousel-control right" href="#myCarousel" data-slide="next">
  63.              <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right"></span>
  64.          </a>
  65.      </div>
  66.  </div>
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
Nice slideshow in the page! :-) I am not sure if adding more moves added to the explanation.
Manuel Jiménez Friaza
Nice. nice! :-)
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:04:18 -0600  

Fyra saker som gör att du går på lögner på nätet
by MetroSverige on YouTube

Summary in English:

Four things that make you believe lies on the internet.

Four occasions when there is a big risk that you will like or share something that isn't true. (When it's your gut feeling and not your brain that decides.)

1. Affinity - you're more likely to believe someone you know or like.
2. Social - if others like it you automatically think that you like it too.
3. Confirmation of your own experiences: "That's exactly how it is!"
4. Titles. You automatically trust titles and experts.

When someone you know
share an article
written by a professor
and where many have liked the article
and you also call out: "That's exactly how it is!"
That's when you need to be cautious.
That's when you are at the greatest risk of walking into the trap
and believe a message that is not true.
Maria Karlsen
Svenska utrikesdepartementet svarar på den senaste tidens rykten om Sverige (på engelska):
The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs respond to the latest rumours about Sweden:
Marshall Sutherland
  last edited: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:34:20 -0600  
Nothing about Sweden's "Bowling Green Massacre"? :-)
Maria Karlsen
We don't have a Kellyanne Conway afaik:-)
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:23:23 -0600  
Tänk vad man kan göra med växter.
To think what you can do with plants.

Plant your Mac! | Monsieur Plant        

Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:02:13 -0600  
(Svensk översättning nedanför)
Swedish translation below

Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:24:34 -0600
I've had to answer a lot of questions about nomadic identity recently. It's not that hard. Let me try and bring it to an easier conceptual level.

For our example we'll start with email since it's a concept many people sort of understand.

You've got a friend named Bob. Bob has two email accounts. He has a home account at bob@home.server, and he has a work account at bob@work.server . Now most people instinctively know that if they get an email from either address, that they've received an email from Bob. They usually don't even think about what server he is using.  

Nomadic identity just means that when we send an email, we will send to both of Bob's addresses any time we send an email to Bob. This way he'll get the message no matter if he's at home or if he's at work.

Simple enough? Good, let's continue.

Now let's take this into the decentralised social networking space such as provided by Hubzilla. What's different? The only thing is that if Bob posts a picture while he's at work, his work server send a copy to his home server so he'll have the same picture in his photo albums in both places. If he makes a new friend, the friend will be added on both servers so he has the same friends no matter where he goes.

Now if Bob loses his job and his account gets removed from work.server, Bob's onlife life still goes on and he still knows the same people and still can post the same things. He'll just use home.server; and then when he gets a new job, he can send you stuff from bob@newjob.server. Your software will instantly notice - "hey, this is my friend Bob!" even if it has never heard of newjob.server before and update some stuff internally to indicate that Bob can now be reached at newjob.server.  

None of this matters to you, because as far as your software is concerned, it's just 'Bob'. You don't care what server he uses or what job he has this week.

That's what nomadic identity is all about..

Jag har fått svara på en massa frågor om nomadisk identitet på senaste tiden. Det är inte så svårt egentligen. Låt mig försöka ta det till en mer lättbegriplig nivå.

I vårt exempel börjar vi med e-post eftersom det är ett koncept som många människor på sätt och vis förstår.

Du har en vän som heter Bob. Bob har två e-postkonton. He has a hemmakonto på bob@hemma.server, och han har ett jobbkonto på bob@arbete.server . Nu förstår de flesta människor instinktivt att om de får ett e-postmeddelande från någon av adresserna, så har de fått ett e-postmeddelande från Bob. De funderar vanligtvis inte över vilken server han använder.  

Nomadisk identitet betyder bara att när vi skickar ett e-postmeddelande, kommer vi att skicka det till båda Bobs adresser varje gång vi skickar e-post till Bob. På det sättet kommer han att få meddelandet oavsett om han befinner sig hemma eller på arbetet.

Enkelt nog? Bra, låt oss fortsätta.

Låt oss nu förflytta det här till ett det decentraliserade sociala nätverksutrymmet som Hubzilla erbjuder. Vad är annorlunda? Det enda är att om Bob postar en bild while medan han är på jobbet, kommer hans jobbserver att skicka en kopia till hans hemserver så att han kommer att ha samma bild i sitt fotoalbum på båda ställena. Om han får en ny vän, kommer den vännen att läggas till på båda servrarna så att han har samma vänner oavsett vart han tar vägen.

Om Bob nu förlorar sitt jobb och hans konto tas bort från arbete.server, kommer Bob's uppkopplade liv ändå att fortsätta och han känner fortfarande samma människor kan posta samma saker. Han kommer bara att använda hemma.server; och sedan när han får ett nytt jobb, kan han skicka dig saker från bob@nyttjobb.server. Din programvara kommer genast att lägga märke till - "åh, det här är min vän Bob!" även om den aldrig har hört talas om nyttjobb.server tidigare och uppdatera en del saker internt för att påvisa att Bob nu kan bli nådd på nyttjobb.server.  

Ingenting av detta spelar någon roll för dig, för att vad gäller din programvara, är det bara 'Bob'. Du bryr dig inte om vilken server han använder eller vilket jobb han har den här veckan.

Det är vad nomadisk identitet handlar om..
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:12:01 -0600  
Det här är allvarligt. Jag hoppas verkligen att vi får tillräckligt med regn i år.
This is serious. I do hope we will get enough rain this year.

Brist på vatten

Grundvattennivåerna i de stora magasinen är för årstiden under eller mycket under det normala i stora delar av landet.

Vattennivåer fortsätter sjunka

Nu uppmanar Länsstyrelsen i Jönköpings län både lantbrukare och privatpersoner att vidta åtgärder för att spara på vatten. – Om det fortsätter vara så här torrt räknar vi med rekordlåga nivåer framåt sommaren, säger Anna-Karin Weichelt, vattenhandläggare. om vattenbrist:

(News articles about ground water levels in Sweden being much lower than usual for the time of year and possible shortage of water unless we get a lot more rain.)
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:11:42 -0600  
"Det ligger i molnet"
"Vilket moln?"

"It's in the cloud"
"What cloud?"
"Out there..."

Hur vi förställer oss "molnet" - och vad "molnet" verkligen är:
How we imagine the "cloud" - and what "the cloud" really is:

Image/photo Image/photo

Frågan är: Vem anförtror vi våra privata uppgifter? Vem litar vi på?
The question is: To whom do we entrust our private data? Who do we trust?
Beni Grind
One day I had to explain to someone that "in the cloud" doesn't mean their data is somewhere floating in the sky. I also gave them a FSFE "There is no cloud" sticker ;)
Mike Macgirvin
It really means that instead of it just being somebody else's computer, that basically, we aren't sure of the exact whereabouts of the computer in question or who we might have to talk to in order to reboot or upgrade it or add memory to it. We'd have to ask a few folks and they may or may not tell us.
Marshall Sutherland
  last edited: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:38:14 -0600  
It means not knowing what jurisdiction's laws govern the protection (or lack thereof) of your data. It means having possibly multiple layers of service providers (possibly adding additional jurisdictions) between you and the owner of the hardware, making the application of those laws even more confusing. I cringe every time someone starts talking about moving our company's data into the cloud. Accounting, Payroll, and HR systems have already moved their data off-site, so employee data is already out there. Customer data is still in-house, mostly because of the size.
Maria Karlsen
  last edited: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:43:35 -0600  
@ ChannelOne+

I have an idea/suggestion for Hubzilla:

Let people be able to create a "ForumUser" kind of channel/account. Logging in would land you on a particular forum. You would have a profile but no channel.

I am guessing you would have to go to the forum channel page for a link to "Create a user for this forum".

You are on Hubzilla and want to create a meeting place for family/workmates/hobby/whatever.
You create a forum for it.
You invite people.
They get confused. They don't see why not all servers are named hubzilla.something or something.hubzilla. They get suspicious. And they are in a hurry because they are just taking a 5 minutes break from what they were doing so they don't want to spend much time setting up an account/channel.
Even if you help them set it up, they only log in once or twice and then forget about it.

What I am thinking is: Make it possible to create a forum/meeting place in Hubzilla that could attract people that only need just that. And then, after a while, if they're interested, they could go on and create a real channel and start exploring the full potential of Hubzilla. (There could be a link to "Create my own channel to discover the Hubzilla network")
Mike Macgirvin
We've had for several years the wishlist item to provide moderated comments from unknown visitors much like Wordpress and other blogs/forums. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to do everything so we pick and choose where to spend our time and resources - and this particular feature has never quite made it to the top of the list. But I completely agree.

We do now have 'access tokens' and I could easily imagine a plugin which let unknown people auto-create a token with a certain set of permissions if the channel owner allowed it. It doesn't provide the 'moderation' ability of course. We'd probably still need that because otherwise the forum is going to drown in spam.
James Lamentus
giac says; "private hub" and not a "private forum", this means that the friends who see a public group, but in a site where they can not create an account (and not accustomed to decentralized networks such friendica hubzilla gnusocial) become crazy in the first minute.imho
giac hellvecio
in my clone  I just see 1 comment by Maria...
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:06:36 -0600  
Maria Karlsen
 Sweden last edited: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:48:45 -0600  
Ibland är jag tacksam att jag inte är tjugo år yngre. Eller trettio.

Sometimes I am grateful that I am not twenty years younger. Or thirty.
Instagrammer beautifully rips these online pervs to shreds


A Swedish handball player has told The Local about the threats – but also praise – she has received since she decided to start shaming her online abusers on social media.
Mario Vavti
@Mike Macgirvin does that work with australian cows?
Mike Macgirvin
My voice isn't quite as seductive, I'll admit. However If I walk into the paddock, the cows always come running to greet me. I'm the human who brings them food.
I have a similar relationship with the chickens.