mckinley

twtxt.net

A guy on the internet. https://mckinley.cc/

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Good call tonight, touched on some interesting topics.

  • Use cases for encrypted feeds (#770)
  • Trying to reproduce “Bad Request” when replying to a twt (#ej6bbpq)
  • Categorization of feeds (Lists) (#937)
  • Media uploads using yarnc
  • Handling NSFW content (#944)
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Great chat today on the weekly video call. We stayed mostly on topic, too!

Some things we talked about, for anyone who missed it. I hope nobody minds that I’m sharing.

  • Spoiler/NSFW tags in Markdown
  • Ideas for a potential browser extension 951
  • A strange bug in the web client regarding open ended HTML tags 952
  • What encrypted feeds might look like
  • Privacy respecting multi-factor authentication
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In-reply-to » @prologic, I think it's about time I try out Salty. I followed from the instructions on the website, and it didn't go too well. I suspect it's because the local path from my JSON file (/01G268YYHWGNYT9M1M9760KP83) on mckinley.cc doesn't return anything because I don't have a broker set up there.

I assume you created the Well-Known JSON config file on your web server at the top-level of your domain?

Yes, it was there for previous attempts, created exactly as salty-chat make-user told me to each time. I have since deleted that file from my web server, hoping it would fix the crash on the current attempt, but no dice.

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In-reply-to » @prologic, I think it's about time I try out Salty. I followed from the instructions on the website, and it didn't go too well. I suspect it's because the local path from my JSON file (/01G268YYHWGNYT9M1M9760KP83) on mckinley.cc doesn't return anything because I don't have a broker set up there.

Thank you for the thorough reply. It looks like I set my SRV records correctly and registered on your server with my domain, but I get the same error when I try to send you a message.

How can I completely remove salty-chat and its dependencies and start over from scratch?

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@prologic@twtxt.net, I think it’s about time I try out Salty. I followed from the instructions on the website, and it didn’t go too well. I suspect it’s because the local path from my JSON file (/01G268YYHWGNYT9M1M9760KP83) on mckinley.cc doesn’t return anything because I don’t have a broker set up there.

I seem to have registered mckinley@mills.io when experimenting with it, but I didn’t know until recently because of a very confusing output. That account does exist, though, because it shows up when using salty-chat lookup.

TL;DR: I want to try Salty. I’m very confused. Would you mind if I use your broker for now? Is there a way to do that and still be mckinley@mckinley.cc? If not, could you delete mckinley@mills.io so I can register it again? That private key is long gone.

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In-reply-to » What news aggregators do you all use? I am looking for one that has no integrated web engine and an easy way to open an entry in a Web browser or in mpv. I don't want to have to choose one or the other.

Thank you all for the suggestions. I settled on Newsboat. You can set a macro to make mpv the browser, open the selected item in the browser, and change it back. It’s a bit of a hack, but it works. In ~/.newsboat/config:

macro m set browser "mpv --no-terminal %u &" ; open-in-browser ; set browser "xdg-open %u" -- "Open in MPV"

It even appears in the help menu with a helpful description.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de @will@twtxt.net @lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I hope you gentlemen don’t follow my RSS feed then. It has no content because I write it by hand. :)

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What news aggregators do you all use? I am looking for one that has no integrated web engine and an easy way to open an entry in a Web browser or in mpv. I don’t want to have to choose one or the other.

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In-reply-to » @prologic It pains me to see a beautiful free software project like this collaborate using Google Meet. I can't attend the meeting, but would you like to use my Mumble server? There's no video, but there is high quality, low latency audio.

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net Teamspeak is proprietary and you’re required to pay for the software if you want more than 32 users or multiple virtual hosts. Mumble has none of those limits, and it’s BSD licensed.

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In-reply-to » @prologic It pains me to see a beautiful free software project like this collaborate using Google Meet. I can't attend the meeting, but would you like to use my Mumble server? There's no video, but there is high quality, low latency audio.

@prologic@twtxt.net

There was another Browser-based (no server) Web RTC thingy

I remember seeing that too. You are welcome to use my Mumble server, it’s been sitting idle for weeks. I’ve had success with it talking to people all over the world. The server is located in the eastern part of the US and it has plenty of bandwidth. I don’t keep logs either.
You don’t have to register to the server or anything. Just join with any nickname and it will prompt you for the server password.
Address: liberty.mck.cx
Port: 64738 (Default)
Password: yarn.social

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@prologic@twtxt.net It pains me to see a beautiful free software project like this collaborate using Google Meet. I can’t attend the meeting, but would you like to use my Mumble server? There’s no video, but there is high quality, low latency audio.

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In-reply-to » @crunched I used Windows up until XP. I originally switched to Linux because of all the security issues in Windows. Since then, though, my view has changed quite a bit. I would never voluntarily use a closed system like Windows (or macOS) again, at least not on my private machines:

I’ll bet, if polled, a vast majority of Windows users either are neutral or actively dislike that they have to connect their OS to their Microsoft account. Nobody actually likes it, except Microsoft. What legitimate features does that bring, anyway?

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In-reply-to » @crunched I used Windows up until XP. I originally switched to Linux because of all the security issues in Windows. Since then, though, my view has changed quite a bit. I would never voluntarily use a closed system like Windows (or macOS) again, at least not on my private machines:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de It is inexcusable to force people to link the computer that they paid for with a cloud service. Even if there are super hacky ways to avoid it people should not stand for it. That goes for Chrome OS too, which is arguably worse because it’s Google spying on you and not Microsoft. Although, a Chrome OS machine is much less useful than a Windows machine, so I guess it balances itself out.

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In-reply-to » What's everyone's preferred OS?

@crunched@twtxt.net I use Arch Linux almost exclusively. I like to do periodic reinstalls on my main machine, though, and I’ve already decided I’m moving to Artix next time. For now, even with Systemd, it’s a pretty minimal system. No display manager, OpenDoas instead of Sudo, etc.
@will@twtxt.net Do it, you won’t regret it.

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In-reply-to » New post: VoWiFi, about some telephone irregularities in Mexico. https://computer.rip/2022-03-24-VoWiFi.html

@jcrawford@twtxt.net Interesting read. The phone system is fascinating to me because it’s a bunch of different standards that have been duct taped together for decades and the pile just keeps growing. It’s amazing it works as well as it does.

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In-reply-to » @mckinley We are pleased to tell you that the whole link verification feature is now done entirely client-side. The original intention as @ullarah originally stated are IMO quite valid and useful in their own right. I believe you can still turn this off in Settings -- But if you use the Mobile Web UI it's probably worthwhile havnit in case some asshole decides to link to something that might exploit a device 😅 #Security #Privacy

@prologic@twtxt.net @ullarah@txt.quisquiliae.com Thank you very much, this solution is the best of both worlds. I turned it on just to try it out, and the pop up is really well done. It feels very natural.

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My good trackball will only scroll in one direction. Took it apart, blasted it with air, nothing. There was some corrosion on a few components near the scroll sensor, I must have spilled some water on it at some point. I’m trying to get used to a regular mouse again. I think I’m worse with my old Logitech G502 now than I was with my trackball when I first got it.

What are the odds I can get Kensington support to send me a new logic board?

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In-reply-to » Does anyone know of some kind of plaintext file format to store metadata on a collection of other files? My documents folder has outgrown the directory hierarchy and I would like to eliminate the hierarchy entirely, storing metadata on everything in one human and machine readable file.

@justamoment@twtxt.net That’s an interesting concept, but I need to store other information like online sources, original filenames, date retrieved, etc.

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In-reply-to » Neoboard is the Best Chrome Extensions for eCommerce sellers where you can get an inbuilt translator, save your message as templates, package tracking details, calculator, and negative feedback removal request facility all in one place. You can download our extension now from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/neoboard-lite/hlfebbnjfhjgdaomhoeeeoobkmlnbini

@neoboard@twtxt.net And so it begins. Congratulations @prologic@twtxt.net, you’ve created a real social network!

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