thecanine@twtxt.net
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Czech IT student, C# programmer, pixelart artist and everyones favorite Fediverse doggo. Site and other socials at: https://flist.glitch.me

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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 This is the colse-sourced part: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/qlw1ag/signal_is_adding_a_closedsource_spam_reduction/
So far it’s only a spam filter, but it’s still code running on the server that no one can look at, so counts in my book.

Also I guess my arguments about the protocol and crypto aren’t the strongest, but the truth is that I just don’t like the fact that it’s just another similar protocol and similar crypto that I want to have absolutely nothing to do with.

It’s the same as brave browser, I’d never download it, because I want a browser, not adware, crypto-wallet, torrent client and other garbage I do not like.


#gvjiypq
In-reply-to > @thecanine Hmmm saw one of your yarns about the mobile app logging you out? 🤔 What’s going on bud? 🤗

@prologic At least when the mobile app does it, it happens rarely and only when the app gets closed. Today it happened on the website itself, two times in the row, when I was sending a response while in the Yarn.

I don’t know if it would have happened a third time, because after doing it twice, I just sent it from the app.


#6nkhrsq
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 I just thought it was trying to be too many things at once, I don’t want a new crypto currency thing, I don’t want another SMS and calling app, when I already got Truecaller to block annoying people from calling me. They also preach open-source and yet parts of the app have been close-sourced already.

Still none of this would have been that much of a problem, if the whole thing just wasn’t too little, too late. When I tried it, only one person I know was willing to give it a chance, as it’s not that revolutionary and most people already got burned by apps like Keybase in the past, so at this point the solution isn’t another app that will probably be bought by someone and go to shit like all the ones before it, but rather a protocol like XMPP, which has many clients and can’t just he bought and abused.


#rn5yblq
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

@fastidious I agree with the first part, hopefully it indeed becomes more widely uaed.

I don’t use Signal, when I want privacy I use XMPP, at best with OMEMO encryption in DMs. But that’s obviously not something I’m able to use talking to most people, so at times I have to use the garage like Facebook Messenger, MS Teams or Discord.

With Discord I still kinda like a lot of things about it and wouldn’t even call it garbage, if the company wasn’t so money hungry.

Speaking of garbage, this is the third time I’m writing this reply, it keeps logging me out when I try sending it, if it happens again, I’ll stab someone. 🔪


#mmkasjq
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

@fastidious Ah, so it is better when Google and Apple have two incompatible standards for this kind of messaging and some other companies using Android use neither and thus most messages are just basic, ancient and un-encrypted SMS? Or are you a backdoor enjoyer?


#nhoz66q
In-reply-to > 🎄 So Christmas begins! 🎄

@lyse Me when I find myself crossing an international border, close to midnight, using free bus WiFi, spammed by messages from people, telling me that the server hosting my web-apps is down. 😂
*Only happened once so far


#wqpnqrq
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

@fastidious 😂 Not really. I’m an ideal world the standard for safe messaging would be open and universal, with no potential for backdoors.
In this idea world Apple and similar companies would have already went bankrupt, over the shit they tend to push. 😂


#rmgg3oa
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

@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.


#pdogumq
In-reply-to > Microsoft Adds Buy Now, Pay Later Financing Option To Edge -- And Everyone Hates It Microsoft has decided to add "Buy Now, Pay Later" financing options to its Edge browser in the U.S. -- and the overwhelming response has been negative. The Register reports: The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) option pops up at the browser level (rather than on checkout at an ecommerce site) and permits users to sp ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic Yeah it’s crazy how fast Microsoft returned to the old IE days filled with abusing their good position in the browser space. 😒


#jujfhta
In-reply-to > 🎄 So Christmas begins! 🎄

@prologic I can’t code everyday, can’t even draw everyday either, especially during these busy, exam-filled days.
But I enjoy the YouTube channels Ashens and MrWeeble usually having advent calendar-ish video projects and the site chip.de having an advent calendar with free software, but there is rarely any good software in there. 🙃


#ywalm5q
In-reply-to > Twitter Expands Safety Policy, Bans Posting Images of People Without Their Consent Twitter updated its private information safety policy this morning to ban sharing images or videos of private individuals without their consent. From a report: The platform already banned users from sharing others' personal information without permission, like their address or location, identity documents, non ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic I don’t know if we’re on the same page, but this new Twitter rule seems kinda abusable. What if you’re recording something news-worthy, like crimes, fights, natural disasters with people in the video? Don’t the laws you mention only apply to places with reasonable explanations of privacy? How are you supposed to take pictures of literally anything someone is standing next to? And many more questions that just keep coming to my mind.


#5ozaiiq
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

@prologic There’s a Zoom link already posted in this Yarn, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t. 🙂


#qqmih7q
In-reply-to > Jack is looking for a new job! Any suggestions... 😁

@prologic Looks like he stepped donw. I never liked the guy, but I think he didn’t have that much to do with how the company “worked” anyway, so I doubt it’ll get much better with some other idiot in charge of it and the current idiot was at least unintentionally funny.


#cqevuxq
In-reply-to > Jack is looking for a new job! Any suggestions... 😁

@ionores Guess he can always be a crypto shill, he already has enough experience with that, with pumping Bitcoin and selling his first ever Tweet A’s an NFT for a completely unreasonable amount of money.


#jl5wnva
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.

@fastidious Yeah right! We’re going to make our own network of DNS servers with blackjack and hookers! 😏


#u3s3rmq
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.

@fastidious Not really, this is a network that already includes more similar minded DNS projects resolving each others domains and I really believe that there needs to be an alternative for everything and find the idea of alternative domain solutions very interesting. 🤔


#awjzuga
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.

@prologic Yeah, there are still all kinds of problems trying to make these domains work, because most of the Internet just isn’t made to work with alternative domains. It doesn’t work with some browsers at all and https seems to break it too. Using only http breaks some of the fonts on the site, but that may at least make it easier to read, so it’s something I can live with.


#t3ncmla
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.

@prologic There are also some issues with these domains relying on the browsers to automatically put “www.” in front of them, so in some browsers you may need to put it http://www.dogg.oss to get it working. 🤔


#lukpsta
In-reply-to > @lyse Yeah ~~and so do the nicknames,cause that's where the real fun begins~~. 🙃

@lyse I do. I enjoy confusing people with write emojis that look like official badges to make them think I’m some kind of a bread inspector or something. 😂


#tsjedea
In-reply-to > My fancy OpenNIC domain http://dogg.oss is now functional, so if you have a DNS that supports it, you can give it a try. But sadly most DNS servers don't, so I doubt many people will be able to use it. 🙃

@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.


#yj4so4q
In-reply-to > My fancy OpenNIC domain http://dogg.oss is now functional, so if you have a DNS that supports it, you can give it a try. But sadly most DNS servers don't, so I doubt many people will be able to use it. 🙃

@prologic It’s an alternative domain register, where anyone can start their top level domain for free (if they have what it takes) and also freely offer it to others. So I grabbed one. You can go to https://www.opennic.org/ to find out more or get the fastest DNS server for their resolving in your area. 😉


#gstwkka
In-reply-to > Finally added validation to discovered peers! The list of now-VERIFIED, discovered peers, with at least one valid message is now at 703 (out of the 1449 unverified - a lot of garbage mentions are out there). https://xandkar.net/twtxt/peers.txt

@xandkar Good to see myself on the verified list. Where can I claim my verification badge? 😄


#yrzk2fa
In-reply-to > Testing this new idea for a profile picture. 😄 Also a test of Yarns ability to support profile pictures with transparent background, but it looks like it just replaces the transparent parts with black color. 🤔

@lyse Thank you!


#6b75ygq

NFT bros: Look, our crypto NFT is so decentralized, we’re escaping the evil banks, dictating who can accept money and who’s too controversial.
NFT bros a day later: Nooooo OpenSea, you can’t just take this offensive monkey away from me, I sold my house to buy it and now it’s gone - noooooooooooooo!


#wusub6a