just heard a hiphop track on the radio by an artist calling himself Mastodon

I wonder if theres a connection :-)

#hiphop #mastodon #fediverse

I REALLY need a way to more easily test in a few different web browsers.

Why does it have to be so hard to do a safe non-root local install of some of the most popular browsers?

Installing, updating or using a web browser should NEVER need root!

looks like https for my site works on an old phone with Android 2.3.3

I wasn't sure if it would

maybe the ciphers are new enough and tls issues with old Android browsers are only about SNI?
(using a multi-domain cert - one cert for three domains so on all of them the server default would be the right one anyway)

or maybe something on the phone updated itself?

anyway its good that it works without problems or warnings.

the old app for Friendica and Hubzilla that is on it still works too
(and now over tls)

not so lucky with the fdroid client app though.
There was an ancient version of the it on there
(which I had installed on it years ago)

after trying to get it to update failed I tried downloading and installing the current version.

but now when I try to start it the screen just goes blank and nothing happens :-(

not the end of the world though - could still download apps from there via browser/https if I can't get the client working.

maybe time to have another look at updating this
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Andy H3 Friendica
Looks like it: https://spraci.info/friendica

Make sure both addon and core are on the same branch. You also need to run composer install: bin/composer.phar install

There's a linux script here that can help with all this:
btw both Friendica and the addons were freshly cloned to a new directory
(so that if anything went wrong I could quickly switch versions by renaming dirs)

the addons look like they are working
though I probably should still check that they are on the same branch just in case.

what's the git command to see the branch name?

not planning to change branches though, I like what I'm seeing in this one.
Andy H3 Friendica
git branch


do any Diaspora sites support this yet?

It looks promising...

"location" could specify a city
.. so it could probably work for spraci's events listings!

Maybe I should look if I can add support for this in Friendica and Hubzilla somehow. (both support Diaspora protocols)

I've noticed this in Friendica's Diaspora class
/// @todo enable support for events

I probably should look into how the protocol works and look at adding something there.

Sick of the FAKE battery trouble on this phone but THERE IS NO WAY In HELL i would spend a single cent on a phone that does not have ROOT out of the box bilkying will only make me shove back HARDER its a BOYCOTT


☠️ Grumpy Oldman 6 hours ago OStatus
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A radical proposal...

it won't let me post a comment so posting it here:

regarding transport cards:
Here in sydney they have the Opal cards,
but you can add credit to them at local stores and pay with cash, which is what I prefer anyway, because I don't like giving out credit card credentials willy nilly to strangers and don't want those credentials sitting around in everyones databases. (I never understood why so many people take such risks)

now have tls working

image upload from android app not working?

obviously it did work

but at the time there was a problem here displaying them, which turned out to be caused by a space after a php closing tag at the end of a config file.

removed the closing tag to fix it.

if its a recent version of php it isn't needed.
(anything newer than php4 doesn't need it)

Phone app still works might keep this a while longer

if people are so worried about privacy why do so many people copy/paste links with ?utm_ query strings into their posts?

you'd think they would want to remove stuff like that in those query strings first


major server failure - something in the old debian 6 couldn't be fixed apparently (it went to 100% cpu on boot and not possible to log in)

so now have to set it all up from scratch on a fresh debian 9 vps

starting with the main parts of spraci of course .. every hour downtime is critical

the Friendica and Hubzilla instances will have to wait till I get spraci's events working again at least the basics.

if anyone has any tips about new things and gotachas I might encounter on debian 9 please reply (the old vps instance was debian 6)

first things first .. have nginx and php (7) on there already .. need mysql .. should I have another look at Maria or not?

(ram usage was a worry a few years agi but not sure if thats still an issue)

will also need to set up a fastcgi thingy for perl .. possibly the same one as before (can't remember what it was called - it was on cpan and did the job pretty well)

it will be a long night

Stompiing Goats party last Saturday

here I am in Austria :-)

ok found a workaround

turns out it doesn't really need that to work.

but still don't know whats going on with those paths

please don't abstract so much that it becomes obfuscation!


can't stop playing with this!


I dobn't want to hear any more nonesense about tls psudosecurity as long as there are g.evil.corp censorship upstreams in all the major browsers.

first those obvious threats need to be removed!

the cartel and all its badness needs to be removed from everyones lives and those resposible for its badness be put behind bars where they belong.

Jappixmini (xmpp webchat) is now working again on the Friendica instance

though i still have to redo local customisations such as the local chatroom list I had in there.

so many always people talk about setting up a "studio" (for audio production)

but few of them bother to think about speakers.

whatever else is used I would think having some decent speakers is the most important thing.

In this context by "decent" I just mean reasonably accurate, smooth rollof/etc

If you are doing any kind of music production you would want to be able to hear what you are are doing and not be guessing too much about any idiosyncratic colouration or eq in your listening setup.
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