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I am so quiet it is, almost, as if I am not here.

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In-reply-to > @deebs Yeah, it's a story as old as time, I remember when I joined KeyBase. It had private messages, place to link and verify your social media and keys, later they also added some weird crypto integration and than it got bought by some Chinese company and the privacy went right out the window. So I don't really trust these new services asking for a phone numbers and offering weird crypto integrations that no one ever asked for. I gave Signal a try and didn't really like it. Telegram was a tiny bit better, but still think it's not even work to keep it installed on my phone.

@prologic “philatelists” err, philanthropists. 😂


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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

Competition is good, @thecanine. SMS/MMS is still very compatible for both (Google and Apple), and it will eventually get better when RCS becomes mainstream. I don’t sweat over encryption (though the encryption and privacy provided by Apple works well for me) and what nots, I leave that to you, seemingly stressed with backdoors.

I am sure you have carefully analysed all of the Signal code (client and server), and keep a close tab on their servers, as to rest assured nothing “backdoory” is happening, right? 😉😂


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In-reply-to > Updated and renamed peer set files: https://xandkar.net/twtxt/peers/ The superset is all.txt and the verified subset is downloaded-and-parsed.txt

@xandkar I see on this list linked, in downloaded-and-parsed.txt:

fastidious https://twtxt.net/user/fastidious/twtxt.txt

That one is gone long ago. The feed itself is 404. Should I question the verification process?


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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

@thecanine dear lord! Is a good thing you are not in charge of anything. You just described hell. 🤣


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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

I will stick to using the good old SMS/MMS when interacting with non-iOS users, and Messages when interacting with iOS users. It works fine. It is instant with other iOS users, and it is carrier delayed for non.

In an ideal world, all my family and friends would be on iOS—which almost is, with the exception of two of my jerks brothers, and their wives—but we don’t live in one. 😩


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In-reply-to > The tipping concept, action, habit, in the States is endemic and it must be abolished as is. If offering an extra remuneration---either small, or big---for services well rendered is to have a true meaning, one most not do it as an obligation, nor should it ever be added to a tab as a default.

@jlj yes, in the States is completely out of control. People forgot, or simply don’t know, the original reason for tipping. That is not so in many other countries; only if they don’t know you are American. If they do, a tip, all of the sudden, becomes an expectation 😳.


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In-reply-to > Actually if some of you wouldn't mind running the version on the pod_peers branch for a few hours today before we merge that PR that'd be great 👌

That’s weird. Maybe it has to do with network latency? I have been running the pod peering code for over one day already, and everything shows just fine and dandy. No twins, no ghosts, just A-OK.


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The tipping concept, action, habit, in the States is endemic and it must be abolished as is. If offering an extra remuneration—either small, or big—for services well rendered is to have a true meaning, one most not do it as an obligation, nor should it ever be added to a tab as a default.

Employees must get paid without having to count on tips as a source of income. It is not. It is a reward.


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In-reply-to > @fastidious I think this is pretty good social equity personally myself 👌 What prompted you guys to discuss this and to come to this conclusion? 🤔 -- My only worry is the Edit/Delete must be supported for various legal and privacy reasons and "right to forget" type stuff, so whilst you may choose to avoid deleting/editing, that's fine, but we should not expect others to.

@prologic the set of “rules” I wrote are my very own, and personal ones. I wrote “I”, not we. That is, consider what I wrote the result of my often pedantic personal behaviour, and not something that I, even remotely, want someone—or anyone—to subscribe to.

Oh, how often written communication is a double edged sword! 😅


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As I said to @lyse today on IRC, I shall not:

  1. Edit a twt.
  2. Delete a twt.

I am further challenging myself to:

  1. Twt with substance or, at least, with certain verbosity. That is, no one liners.
  2. Reply twts in kind, following what’s stated on 1.
  3. Use emoji sparingly, only when their use would help clarify or convey the message stated.

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In-reply-to > Bringing an issue I just created here for exposure, at the very least: Ability to disable/select external feeds.

@prologic I am not sure. Right now I can subscribe to any feed without having to find it on a shady list. I really find absolutely no use for it.

Now, granted, I can edit the template and get rid of it, but experience tells me it is a hard and laborious task to keep changes on templates fresh, with the many changes in code still happening. Hence my proposal to make the showing of the external feed configurable via a setting.


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In-reply-to > So on Friday I will be giving a talk and workshop on twtxt and yarn.social at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Ironically it is only being promoted on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2791193627840528

@darch pretty neat! Is the workshop going to be videoed? If so, please follow up later with a link, so we can take a look!


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In-reply-to > The “Recent…” header font is too big:

You also used a slightly older template to modify, as @prologic had changed the anonymous profile not to show non-sensical information. The screenshot above is me browsing anonymously in your site. The “does not follows you”, the follow icon, and the block/report do not make sense for anonymous users.


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In-reply-to > @prologic It is new, the domain has been registered for about a month now and left the testing phase yesterday, when the records were updated to the correct site, so it might take some time to get to the other servers. But it already WorksForMe TM. And yes, you should absolutely start your own, because I think that if you run it for some time you get the right to claim your own too level, so you could make ".yarn" a thing, or something else that you'd like.

@thecanine alrighty, have fun! 🐩😊


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In-reply-to > @prologic It is new, the domain has been registered for about a month now and left the testing phase yesterday, when the records were updated to the correct site, so it might take some time to get to the other servers. But it already WorksForMe TM. And yes, you should absolutely start your own, because I think that if you run it for some time you get the right to claim your own too level, so you could make ".yarn" a thing, or something else that you'd like.

This is as good as anyone setting up their own DNS, and using whatever they want 😂. It is rather worthless.

I do something similar with WireGuard (.wg TLD) for all my WireGuard connected hosts.


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In-reply-to > @lyse LOL 😂 -- No, apparently these guys come around every 2-3yrs to check the Fire hydrants in every location. We must have missed the last one 😅 Friendly guys, even gave our girls stickers and everything and showed me where our nearest Fire hydrants is in our street! 👌

@prologic in the States we use a blue reflector on the road (same as those used to divide lanes, but instead of yellow they are blue) to signify a fire hydrant. So, you see the blue reflector, and look at the side, and you will see a fire hydrant.


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In-reply-to > Does anyone know if there's a way to Blur Faces on an iPhone on-device without sending any data off to some random privacy eroding garbage services? Is there a builtin way to do this or an App that can do this on-device? 🤔

@prologic auto blur, or pixelate? I don’t know if any tool that will automatically do it. There are plenty of editors which will allow you to do it manually. Pixelmator comes to mind, but there are plenty more.

As I have no use for it, I don’t know which will send data to a server or not.


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