off_grid_living
 (19 hours ago)

Well I figured out with moto E6s help on www, to change my settings for charge cord to FTP file transfer
and transfer brand new files, thanks to my Son for this gift.


prologic
 (22 hours ago)

Sooo… It turns out I can make a very quick ‘n dirty “Web Browser” using this nifty webview library 😎 📷 And twtxt.net works beautifully in it 👌 Comes in at a nice ~4MB binary. And ~30 lines of code! 😂


prologic
 (23 hours ago)

(#s7u5gmq) all I can remember is that when I opened the link it had a rather green branding/theme to it…


prologic
 (23 hours ago)

A few days ago I posted about signal being one of the only e2e encrypted messaging apps that I trust and it happens to be convenient for most people to use without being too technically minded. Someone suggested in a reply that there was an alternative based on the same protocol that was also open sauce that used the tor network as a broker. Can anyone remind me of what that was?


felixp7
 (23 hours ago)

@prologic (#r3ztadq) So people still start browser engines from scratch, how cool is that. I wonder if it supports my sites better than the HTML widget in Qt5.


prologic
 (23 hours ago)

@felixp7 (#fo5xm2a) I heart / read that too, but not sure from where… Any chance we can dig it up and do some independent investigation to uncover the truth? Is it even open source?


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 What do you think about the Brave Web Browser? (I haven’t tried it):

The Brave browser is a fast, private and secure web browser for PC, Mac and mobile. Download now to enjoy a faster ad-free browsing experience that saves …


prologic
 (1 day ago)

Hah speaking of cross-platform Web Browsers… Managed to get this to build successfully on my macOS dev machine! 😎 📷 Sadly twtxt.net doesn’t work very well in it though 😢


prologic
 (1 day ago)

(#kbibs7q) although to be fair it’s been that many years since I’ve used Linux on the desktop that things may have changed… I’m not sure they are 🤷‍♂️


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) although I do have to make sure that they run OK on Mac iOS that’s not as my primary desktop operating system these days has canonical the company and a Ubuntu l successfully destroyed the only decent accessibility on Linux for a vision impaired/blind person 😥


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) Yes! now that we have Goryon finally on both upstairs and a half decent API plus several clients the biggest thing that we need to focus on now and something that I will personally struggle with his marketing, advocacy and expanding the network as these skills skills I don’t really have. on the bright side however there are in fact actually 10 different pods in existence today one of which we don’t actually manage or have anything to do with at all!


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) yeah I actually like Lynx/ELinks/Links myself,
I only wish it understood some very basic CSS and how to render images. JavaScript in my opinion can just die or swift death 😂


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) I assume your last statement is a good thing? In order for something to be generally and more openly useful I think it has to have a much wider target audience in my opinion…


felixp7
 (1 day ago)

@prologic (#kbibs7q) Lynx runs on friggin’ DOS. Which by the way also has its own low-tech browser, Arachne, which is great and has never been ported to any other operating system far as I know.


felixp7
 (1 day ago)

@prologic (#kbibs7q) Your work gives me reason to be hopeful. But look how twt.social is succeeding: by taking a step back towards a system that doesn’t assume people have shell accounts on a tilde server and the knowledge to use them.


felixp7
 (1 day ago)

@prologic (#kbibs7q) But we already have alternative, low-tech browsers! Lynx is actively maintained. So is Links 2 (while its fork ELinks is long-abandoned). Dillo had its last release a few years ago, but it could be revived. And NetSurf is still chasing a unicorn, but whatever. They’re still at it. All these only need more visibility and love.


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) well the thing is about Twtxt I think in general it ran out of steam and enthusiasm waned across-the-board years ago back in 2016 only months after it was initially launched. I am however trying to revitalize it once again and get it to a point where it can become more useful to more people not just an inner circle of hackers… whether or not we will actually succeed remains to be seen… But we have a wonderful team behind everything that we have built so far 🤗


felixp7
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 @prologic (#kbibs7q) Truth is, most of these “great ideas” aren’t. I’ve heard it said that sometimes the wheel has to be reinvented. I’m yet to see a halfway decent example to support this thesis. Nope, mostly we suffer from the “not invented here” syndrome and/or we just want to fool around. People need reliability. Heck, even toys shouldn’t break.


felixp7
 (1 day ago)

@prologic (#kbibs7q) If this personal project of yours runs out of steam, that’s understandable and forgivable. You’re just one person, doing what you love. But Gemini as a whole, or twtxt for that matter, is bigger than any one of us. If enthusiasm wanes across the board, that signals a real problem. And it happens all the time in our circles.


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) so I just finished reading the blog post you linked, and if all of those references are true that is really disgusting Mozilla! The problem I have is that the Gopher and Gemini protocols whilst are of cost simpler they have course have their own sets of problems. Pros/Cons. The real solution IMHO here is for someone to write a decent cross platform web browser that a) doesn’t suck and b) works like the original web browser should have.


prologic
 (1 day ago)

@felixp7 (#kbibs7q) why do you think that is? Why do you think these great ideas invented and or reinvented by hackers eventually run out of steam? even this project of mine runs the risk of running out of steam too, but I damn well am sure going to try to keep the level of effort and enthusiasm behind the project!


felixp7
 (1 day ago)

@prologic (#dcielwq) Minetest has been around for years, and it’s not the only one. But people don’t want a clone. They want the brand they’ve become loyal to. They don’t play a game, they play a brand.