Human Lv. 35, Engineer 🔧, scientist 🔬 and co-founder 🌱, living in México 🌎, working with teams all across the world 🗺️ and enjoying life! More stuff in [eapl.me](http://eapl.me)

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In-reply-to » Long term, Bitcoin is an appreciating asset. This discourages debt and therefore discourages slavery.

As with the example of the gun, designed to kill people, vs the knife to cook, that could be used to kill someone. Money is not moral, but the monetary systems are. That’s the tricky part.

As a scientist, I always have to remind: “Scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” That’s where ‘good’ intentions like Google with the “don’t be evil” motto, suddenly, get evil. A search engine is cool. A whole company designed to sell users’ data, not so much. The same thing with anything to store value, it’s tightly connected with power, and that may show the worst part of humans.

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Well, we’ll start driving for 10 hours to arrive home 🏡

And in the meantime I’ll be thinking about appealing stuff to work on for the next few months.

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After a few hours driving to the North 🚘, we are gonna take some rest before the last part, to return home 🏡

How is your Monday going?

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Now I’m connecting from the Android client Goryon.

It seems the latest version is from 2020 but at the same time looks like is fetching the Twts correctly. 🤔

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In-reply-to » Hello @prologic, I saw a little bug on the /post api. I can force the hash (sending "(#hash) text" ) that is good to choose my hash and to reply and I end up having in my twtxt file : 2022-10-01T05:49:32Z (#f6yb3ma) second tentative (posted from twx through yarnsocial posthook plugin) 2022-10-01T05:53:15Z (#f6yb3ma) Some adjustement needed but it works well (posted from twx through yarnsocial posthook plugin) 2022-10-01T05:56:46Z (#f6yb3ma) I can go to bed happy, good night everybody

@tkanos@twtxt.net BTW what would happen in the case of a hash collision?

Once I calculated that it’s remotely possible, but with a massive usage, it could occur 🤔

#prematureOptimizationFTW 🙄😁

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Related with my current conversation, what do you think of using twtxt.txt as a format for feeds?

Indeed I knew the format since it was used in Gemini capsules as a sort of Atom alternative

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In-reply-to » Just noticed that Firefox now downloads feeds (Atom, RSS), which is a little less than helpful. 🙄

For people born after the 90s (no one here I suppose), this was Active Desktop: Instead of a static image, show a Dynamic Web page refreshed every X minutes. Good memories of the old .com web portals of that age

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In-reply-to » Please don't test it for now BUT just to announce that the version 0.1.0 alpha (not yet tested) of my future twtxt client twx has been pushed.

@tkanos@twtxt.net a quick question, I’m using twet (thanks for the recommendation), how do the clients announce between them that you have replied to a previous twt?

You have to follow the other person and the clients look for replies for each of your twts?

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In-reply-to » Se me está ocurriendo hacer una visualización de twtxt.txt en HTML para que sea más fácil de observar... pensando

@~eaplmx@eapl.mx 👆 this is amazing! Thanks to the designer of this extension: https://dev.twtxt.net/doc/twthashextension.html

BTW I’m using the Python twtxt CLI which doesn’t support the twthash, I’ve seen some ports to Go, but I wasn’t able to make them work, mainly due to my lack of knowledge in Golang. Any suggestions for a better client?

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Yesterday I had a conversation about reducing the amount of digital ‘objects’ we store and bytes used. For me, that’s part of a Digital minimalism, but it seems that’s not the mainstream definition, more related with the amount of time we use our devices. Interesting 🤔

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#stupidIdeaOfTheDay (based on one I found randomly on Reddit)

To avoid using Static passwords + TOTPs (like Google Authenticator codes), have a dynamic Single-factor authentication: Sign the time (in blocks of 30 seconds like with TOTPS) with your private key, so you have passwords valid for 30-90 seconds. Allow at most 10 attempts every 30 seconds. Obviously, the server checks a valid signature with your registered public key. For this, you can use an extension for your password manager as you are already doing to manage your static passwords + your TOTPs.

Similar to what Yubikey originally did. There are many weak points like Man in the middle, and phishing, and possible attacks over a known message, that were solved with WebAuthn, but it’s a nice exercise to think about. Disclaimer: Don’t roll your own crypto Disclaimer 2: Don’t implement 1FA, if you can do 2FA or MFA =P

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Today I was looking for a ‘Random Group Generator’ for my class, and found this interesting claim

This Random List Generator uses an advanced algorithm to split a catalog of entries into the required number of teams or groups. The high-grade artificial intelligence allows it to convey a unique, exclusive, and unbiased result.

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In-reply-to » Today I was playing a bit with 'useless stuff' like Client Certificates, S/MIME email encryption, email certificates, passwordless ideas, and static web generators.

@justamoment@twtxt.net Thanks! So far it’s looking awesome. Congrats on making it with PWAs, it has been an idea from my side, but haven’t found time to do it. Kudos for including OTPs.

If I can suggest something, I started changing my passwords to Passphrases, since these are easier to type in some situations when I can’t copy-paste them, and due to the length/entropy should be more secure

from SHCFELe-WpSjR*Zv9VCaFqc2t%Wq7HAvjrG?Ug6mB to Empathy-Move-Busybody-Tamper9-Curdle-Kilowatt-Vest-Unsaved

I’ve seen BIP39 from the cryptocurrency world for deterministic creation of the phrase, but perhaps there is some open alternative for it https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0039.mediawiki

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Today I was playing a bit with ‘useless stuff’ like Client Certificates, S/MIME email encryption, email certificates, passwordless ideas, and static web generators.

Aaaand also learning Ruby with the fantastic series of books Head First (I learned C#, I think, in 2008)

Was a nice Tuesday, he

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Writing on paper, and typing on the computer or the phone at the speed of speaking has been appealing for me although I came in a generation where that is not important anymore… You can use an AI to transcript voice to text, and such.

That said, I’ve been researching as a hobby on the old ‘trends’ like http://www.fordshorthand.com for handwriting, and http://opsahl.github.io/yash/ when you use a keyboard

Stay tuned…

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In news you already knew, Stack Overflow is amazing. Instead of reinventing the wheel with trigonometry for half of an hour trying to remember random stuff from college, you can try one of the multiple solutions in a few minutes.

The tricky part is in naming what you are trying to find, ha!

A quick example of what I was trying to achieve today: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10301001/perpendicular-on-a-line-segment-from-a-given-point

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I’m thinking of starting (another) Side project / Hobby project. Also, I’ve been writing about my projects (mostly games) in the last few years. For me, it’s a source of learning, validation and portfolio, but I have bitter-sweet feelings on the results.

I have mixed feelings, since when it’s a Hobby project is not a big deal leaving it ‘incomplete’, without users, and such. But as a Side project which could at least earn some bucks to pay the expenses, there is some pain in not having traction as a product.

Any general advice?

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In-reply-to » Hey everyone!

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Hey, it’s nice to hear that :D

I guess there are already many tools to do that (my brother uses one when he’s riding a bike, with fancy animations and a 3D map), but when you make your own tool, it tastes differently.

Share with us if you revive it!

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Hey everyone!

I’m making a simple bot to record my weekly exercise in a Fake League like Duolingo does. If you want to try it, and share some feedback with me, join here: https://t.me/GemuFitBot

What would be more useful to me, is if it worked to motivate you to exercise more every week

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In-reply-to » Buenas noches, no entiendo la relación entre TWTXT y YARM.SOCIAL ?? ---> Lo que me gustaría hacer es instalar en un servidor un POD de YARM.SOCIAL

I don’t know why there is an interest from Spanish speakers. Having the front page in English could help?

Also, for me as a geeky developer, twtxt and twtxt are clear. (Yarn extensions were confusing at the start tho) Maybe an adaptation for Twitter or Mastodon users would be helpful?

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On Mastodon and Podcasts (in Spanish) there was a discussion about consuming blogs on RSS. Besides podcasting, RSS has been dead for me, or at least I’ve had many years without actively using it.

Today for research purposes I opened The Old Reader with my account of 2010 and it was a blast of nostalgia, old blogs, content creators and even relatives sharing their content about 12 years ago… #dontTryThisAtHome

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What Web browser are you using currently?

Over here my main one has been Brave (after ditching Opera for not supporting the chrome’s Dark Mode). But lately, I’ve been using a bit more Edge, Firefox, Libre Wolf on Windows 10, and Firefox Nightly on Android

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In-reply-to » Keep the Web Free, Say No to Web3

There is the web3 and Web 3.0 (as a successor for Web 2.0), one more oriented to distributed and federated content, another with everything on top of a currency, so every stored bit costs some gas.

And although I don’t dislike the good parts of cryptocurrency, being the cryptography behind it and the potential of decentralized power behind it, I’m not too fond of the interests it brings. Since it’s designed from the core for monetary value, it attracts people aiming for the best Return on investment not caring for the environment (there is a debate about green energies by 2022).

I know that a Hobbyist net, an Indieweb, and a Hyper profitable net are going to be different between them, their core values are different, and there is a space for all of them. I don’t think Web3 is going to be self-sustainable since there is no balance between losers and winners.

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I’m thinking of operating a ‘twtxt . es’ pod (for content in spanish/español)

It’s gonna cost something like 100 USD/year (domain + hosting), nothing excessive, but I have some weird feeling about paying on stuff not being used that much. Thoughts?

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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.

Some other errors when using register

salty-chat register me@eapl.mx
error registering account: unable to find broker for me@eapl.mx: error looking up _salty._tcp.eapl.mx : lookup _salty._tcp.eapl.mx: dnsquery: DNS name does not exist.

salty-chat register prologic@mills.io
error registering account: error registering address: non-2xx response received: 409 Conflict

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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’m getting this error on Win10 (I could try on WSL/Ubuntu)

I’m not a great Go programmer, so I don’t have a clue what to do next

lookup seems to work fine

salty-chat lookup me@eapl.mx 


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In-reply-to » TikTok-Famous Doctors Are Getting Into NFTs And It's A Mess A group of TikTok- and Instagram-famous physicians say they have a solution for the "red tape" of the current medical system: NFTs of cartoon doctors. From a report: These NFTs, called MetaDocs, are supposed to give buyers access to real doctors, almost like a Web3 telehealth subscription. When MetaDocs launched in December, it claimed that its legion of ... ⌘ Read more

Most of them, but yes… Proof of Work is a Proof of Wasted energy

I don’t have data on how bad it is compared with anything else, but that cool technology is now an environmental problem, as many technological solutions create further problems

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A quote that made me think a lot this morning:

Why are many talented software developers drawn to solving impossible problems, drinking unhealthy amounts of coffee, neglecting their sleep and personal lives, and constantly trying to fix everything and everyone around them while ignoring their own psychosocial needs?

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