Manuel Jiménez Friaza
 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:17:38 +1100 
@Tobias Why it does not like you? The execution perhaps was too fast, but the Gipsy Airs of Sarasate are like this, a dance...
 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:49:56 +1100 last edited: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:51:08 +1100  
Oh no, that was just an errornous touch while on the move. That's the danger of mobility.  :)
I corrected it. Indeed her playing is awesome.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaFri, 27 Nov 2015 12:05:43 +1100 
@tobias (I don't have comment permission)

Quick question: Does the RedRed connector also work safely for HubHub?

It should work fine.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 25 Nov 2015 06:27:17 +1100 
@Channel One+

I'd like to solicit some community input for the (approaching) hubzilla release announcement. Consider this thread your chance to tell the world about hubzilla and what it means to you. Some or all of these comments may be republished.

 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:48:33 +1100 last edited: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:51:15 +1100  
Sure, I'll try a few.

For users: "Who you are doesn't depend on where you are."

For technologists/developers: "It's like Git but for the entire web".

shrug Back to fixing bugs...
Extinct Orlando Furioso our hero; covered in feculence, nude, his wits lost.
 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 01:16:42 +1100 last edited: Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:21:41 +1100  
Hubzilla is your free software with gnu/linux and the likes. but to be truly free each peice of hardware of the "same brand name same marketing name hardware" needs to be run at all instances in a vacuum and weighed to .000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000x+ points of specifity . I don't know how much a calculation energy weighs but vacuums can single out elements of the periodic table interacting as fast circuits?
Mike Macgirvin

Hubzilla 1.0 code freeze

 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:38:59 +1100 

Hubzilla 1.0 code freeze

Code freeze begins for hubzilla 1.0 release. No new features added after this time and until release. Bug fixes only. All checkins (with the exception of daily version updates) must be thoroughly tested. We encourage all checkins after code freeze to also be reviewed by at least one other developer. Bug fixes which touch lots of code should probably wait until after release; depending on their severity and impact.

Starts: Friday 4 December, 2015 @ 8:00

Mike Macgirvin
 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:57:16 +1100 
Also as of this moment automatic and/or manual merging between the redmatrix and hubzilla repositories has been terminated. If something needs to be fixed in both projects, it needs to be patched separately in both projects. This mostly affects DB updates which will now be allowed to drift independently of each other.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:37:04 +1100 from Friendica
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaSun, 15 Nov 2015 14:58:51 +1100 
The Fate of Empires

A familiar theme in the collapse of historical empires has been the rise-up of the conquered, and their infiltrations to the heart of the conquering empire to exact revenge. The affluent cities of the empire are no longer affluent at this point, the environment has been destroyed, and the ruling cities of the empire are not only unhealthy but unsafe places to be as they continue to be attacked and revenge extracted.

The empire is not able to defend itself at this point as the populace has been fed large doses of entertainment and vice under the pretext of offering a better life and they no longer have any loyalty to the state. They have been conditioned to seek pleasure and to not confront power, nor promote the values of independent thought, initiative, and bravery which created the empire. At this stage these qualities are deemed to be rebellious and must be crushed.

Following these revenge attacks on the heart of the empire, the cities of the empire are often abandoned. The people return to a much more pastoral existence and the quest is for increasingly smaller centers of power to help ensure survival; a return to tribal and ethnic alliances which existed prior to the subjugation of empire. The state is now gone and its power vanishes with it.  

See also
 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:15:21 +1100 last edited: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:57:34 +1100  
This actually sounds like a brighter future than the current present.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaFri, 13 Nov 2015 12:04:46 +1100 
Happy Birthday @Fred
giac hellvecio
 UcanalSat, 14 Nov 2015 01:04:03 +1100 
já te dei  os parabéns com o meu alter-ego  que se  lamenta sempre , mas para não parecer antipático para quem não conhece o outro, vou lhe dar aqui também :
parabéns Fred pelo niver  e, como disse Sérgio , continue espalhando a semente do conhecimento livre ... no Brasil  e no mundo ;-)
 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:35:38 +1100 
Duplamente obrigado, meu amigo @giac hellvecio ! :like :-)
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 12 Nov 2015 13:22:17 +1100 
This woman made an alarm clock that slaps her in the face


Simone Giertz says, "I built an alarm clock that wakes me up in the morning by slapping me in the face with a rubber arm. I picked apart a clock, wired it to an Arduino UNO and controlled a 165 rpm...
Seth Martin
 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:14:38 +1100 
I'm a bit surprised. I didn't expect her to snort my time like that.
 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:47:43 +1100 
Reckon THIS clock will get Obama's attention?
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 11 Nov 2015 20:30:22 +1100 
Something to add to the issues list.... if you decide to become a directory server, it takes a month to get all the data. However, directory servers always use themselves as a directory server. I think we need to figure a way to use somebody else's directory server for your own site  during the month that yours is initially populating and isn't very useful. We can't give you a feed of everybody in the network even if you've got fast dedicated hardware, because the other directory servers don't and your initial sync would kill all the other directory servers in the network.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 11 Nov 2015 16:04:25 +1100 
Wollongong, Australia 11 November 2015

Announce: Hubzilla beta3

This is the third and final beta before the final release of version 1 of Hubzilla, our open source decentralised identity and community platform. We've taken decentralisation and community websites to a whole new level.  

If you are interested in building online community websites or services, please check out what we have to offer. Our communities and their members can all connect together easily and share nearly anything simply and privately with anybody in the larger global space, yet each member and each community has control over their own privacy. Our cutting-edge nomadic identity, cross-domain access control, and global single sign-on brings you a range of enhanced community building services unlike anything you've experienced before.

Find out more at
Mike Macgirvin
 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:09:11 +1100 
I haven't been able to test. Can you fix  and pull request?
Waitman Gobble
 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 02:11:55 +1100 
yes, will do. thanks
Mike Macgirvin
 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:06:41 +1100 
I've dug up some more historical screenshots and stuff and loaded them at

What a long, strange trip it's been.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaMon, 09 Nov 2015 09:33:14 +1100 
@Mario Vavti I've been trying to track the nefarious "no comment permission" bug and it seems to be related to the refactoring of the connedit page (with the connection approval popup).

In the original implementation (if I recall correctly), approval used a slightly different form or form structure and now the approval is combined and integral with the regular form. As a consequence, we're getting permissions settings from the form and these are over-riding the perms we assign "if approving and no permissions have been set".  Since the comment permissions aren't pre-populated on the form and the popup is "usually" submitted before viewing any other form elements, they remain disabled. We can't really calculate the union of the role permissions and any that have been manually set because some of these involve inheritance. We also can't pre-populate the form with the new-connection settings because those permissions will be installed even if we don't approve the connection.

I'm not sure of the best resolution of this issue; just thinking out loud while I try to come up with  a plan.
Mario Vavti
 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:07:24 +1100 
IIRC the popup does nothing different than the "Approve this connection" checkbox we used to have before the refactoring or we still have if the popup is dismissed. I don't recall that i changed the form structure...
I did a lot of testing and did not find any issues... There might be edgecases though...

You sure it's related? I don't remember anyone having issues before people started migrating their channels from redmatrix to hubzilla...

Anyway i won't have a chance to have a deeper look into it upcoming week...
Mike Macgirvin
 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:17:56 +1100 
I'll try and sort it out.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaMon, 09 Nov 2015 06:59:23 +1100 
Open issues: lessons learned building an open source business


The first time I ever visited South Park, the tiny patch of grass in downtown San Francisco that the Matter garage would later back onto, Biz Stone bought
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaSat, 07 Nov 2015 16:41:54 +1100 
What’s behind the odd couple Microsoft-Red Hat partnership


In a collaboration that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, Microsoft – the purveyor of the mainstream and proprietary Windows OS – has partnered with Red Hat, the champion of an enterprise-class iteration of Linux.
Tazman DeVille
 CoruscantSat, 07 Nov 2015 22:22:39 +1100 
I was an RH->Fedora guy from 2000 until about 2006 when I got sick and tired of yum breaking stuff all the time, tried Ubuntu briefly, then PCLinuxOS for about 1 year, eventually landed on Debian Stable at the Squeeze release, and have been a Debian guy ever since.
Back in about 2000 I had tried to install Debian but could never get X to function, but that was resolved by the time Squeeze was released.
I once tried Corel Linux, but couldn't get the networking to function.
Have played with Arch, Gentoo, YDL (on an old iBook), and numerous other distros (DSL, Vector, Canaima, etc.) at various times, sometimes just briefly in liveCD systems or Vboxes to play.
Have toyed with HaikuOS and GNU/Herd (only in Vbox).
Debian is definitley home now, and I don't see that changing any time soon or late.
Tazman DeVille
 IegoSat, 07 Nov 2015 22:24:29 +1100 
Have played with gNewSense and Trisquel, too, as well as #!CrunchBang, which I ran on a laptop for a good year once.
Mario Vavti
 Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:07:23 +1100 
wired... it says secure here...
 Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:14:37 +1100 
@Mario Vavti yes say today but two days ago I notice in Firefox possible they change already. Anyway like I say after one month the type SSl1 can't be issue any more
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaFri, 06 Nov 2015 09:16:00 +1100 
Just a heads up. I'm going to let (the redmatrix "project page") expire in a few days. I can't justify the luxury of maintaining a .me name at premium rates and it's currently just a pointer to anyway. If you see any flak on the interwebz about the redmatrix project page being unreachable please point the flakkers to
 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:02:05 +1100 
@Mike Macgirvin The two last domains no sound very nice
Jeroen van Riet Paap
 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:11:57 +1100 
@Mike Macgirvin Great. I can live with that ☺
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaThu, 05 Nov 2015 13:57:30 +1100 
There will not be a Hubzilla version of Redshare (the Firefox plugin) forthcoming. The project has been canned.

Before you get upset, pull a fresh update and visit
 Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:22:03 +1100 
I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of that. Thanks.
Andrew Manning
 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:22:44 +1100 
This is cool. I like how you use the "menu" webpage element for the bookmark list. That should be a nice example for plugin developers.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 04 Nov 2015 15:57:01 +1100 
That was a really hard slog but I think we may be finally nearing the end of the "channel doesn't work very well; oh by the way, I re-installed the hub" related issues.
 HyrstmillWed, 04 Nov 2015 22:47:10 +1100 
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaWed, 04 Nov 2015 14:12:43 +1100 
You mean the same security wherein the NSA was able to tap into your private corporate fibre loop and siphon off all your data in plaintext? Yeah sure, sign me up...

Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, AustraliaFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:52:41 +1100 
Why More M&As Is a Sign That Scale Is No Longer an Advantage


Small companies are competing with big businesses in whole new ways.
Marshall Sutherland
 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 03:15:11 +1100 
LOL, the first couple of times I read the title, I would have sworn it said "More M&Ms" and all I could think of was some sort of specialty candy makers competing with the big boys.