Yarn.social Online Meetup 25th May (See: #fcghsma for details)

prologic

twtxt.net

"Problems are Solved by Method" 🇦🇺👨‍💻👨‍🦯🏹♔ 🏓⚯ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧🛥 -- James Mills (operator of twtxt.net / creator of Yarn.social 🧶)

Recent twts from prologic

For anyone else that can’t login to twtxt.net and believe they had an account, please reach out to me. I suffered a recent database corruption. Your feed is likely still there, so just reach out and we can sort out any mess 🙏

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In-reply-to » #QOTD : If you could redesign a fundamental internet protocol from scratch, which one would you choose and how would you improve it?

@mckinley Oh well in that case, I’d redesign the IRC protocol to be more like a combination of what Signal is today but with SMTP like capabilities. A bit like what we’ve been trying to do with Salty IM – So-called “federated” instant messaging, with group support and fully e2e encrypted.

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In-reply-to » #QOTD : If you could redesign a fundamental internet protocol from scratch, which one would you choose and how would you improve it?

@mckinley@twtxt.net Define “fundamental internet protocol”? Do you mean fundamental things that make the Internet work like IP, TCP, DNS, various routing protocols like BGP, OSPF, etc? Or things more like application protocols like IRC, HTTP, etc?

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In-reply-to » Cut my following list down to just a mere ~47 feeds. ~11 rss/news feeds, 23 local feeds from my pod, and 13 external feeds.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de To be fair Twtxt has always been quite niche. Yarn picked up interest a bit a few years back, but then things died down a bit. I built yarnd for me, I continue to use it and improve it every now and again. But I guess the only uses we’ll continue to see and that includes new folks are folks that give a shit about simple things, and see value in a slow, privacy focused medium? 🤔

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In-reply-to » New feature (not a great UX, sorry 😞) that displays the last fetched feed status, last error (if any) and error count in your "Following" list. Check it out and cleanup your feeds for "hunk" 👌

@news Err I meant “junk” 🤣 (too late to edit, cbf editing it manually or via the API/CLI 😅)

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In-reply-to » One thing I’ve learned from locking down my Android phone (see #pknsrda):

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Well I used to have a handheld GPS device, probably before I lost most of my sight. I didn’t really feel that it took ~12m to get a fix, it was usually much faster. You may just find that all this A-GPS thing is all just bullshit anyway and just an excuse to collect and store your GPS location on some random web server that someone else owns 🤣

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In-reply-to » OpenAI's Sam Altman Wants AI in the Hands of the People - and Universal Basic Compute? OpenAI CEO Sam Altman gave an hour-long interview to the "All-In" podcast (hosted by Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks and David Friedberg).

If Sam Altman really wanted “AI” to be in the hands of the people, he a) Should not have made deals with multiple devils that turned OpenAI into a proprietary company. b) Sold most of the company to Microsoft.

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