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Jason Robinson đŸđŸ»Jason Robinson đŸđŸ» wrote the following post Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:34:05 +0200

#Japan to add millions of new nodes to #federated #Nextcloud network – Nextcloud


https://nextcloud.com/blog/japan-to-add-millions-of-new-nodes-to-federated-nextcloud-network/

Nextcloud on đŸ”„
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Bruce Perens kritisiert Intel wegen Benchmark-Verbot

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Paul GehrkePaul Gehrke wrote the following post Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:26:04 +0200
Was fĂŒr ein #Drecksladen.

In unserer aktuellen Hardware-Ausschreibung wird #Intel nicht mehr berĂŒcksichtigt. Ja, ich weiß, der andere Laden ist so viel besser nicht, aber hier ist die rote Linie deutlichst ĂŒberschritten.

Ich sehne mich nach echten Alternativen...
â™Č Linux-Magazin ():
Bruce Perens kritisiert Intel wegen Benchmark-Verbot
Open-Source-Urgestein Bruce Perens kritisiert die anscheinend geÀnderten Lizenzbedingungen von Intel zu Microcode-Updates gegen Spectre und Meltdown. Perens findet besonders die Passage, die jegliche Benchmarks untersagt, inakzeptabel.

Prozessorhersteller Intel muss zur Abwehr der Angriffsszenarien Meltdown und Spectre seine CPUs mit Microcode-Updates versorgen. Die Updates fĂŒhren bei den Prozessoren zu Leistungseinbußen. Dieser Umstand ist fĂŒr den Hersteller alles andere als gĂŒnstig. In einem Update seiner Lizenzbestimmungen verbietet der Hersteller deshalb anscheinend kurzerhand die Veröffentlichung jegliche Benchmarks. Bruce Perens findet dieses Vorgehen ein Unding. In seinem Blog schreibt Perens, dass der Microcode schließlich bei jeder Instruktion im Spiel sei, weshalb das Verbot sich auf den gesamten Prozessor auswirke. Ein Entwickler könne so wohl nicht mehr den eigenen Code testen und diese Tests öffentlich machen, ohne gegen die Lizenzbedingungen zu verstoßen, schreibt Perens.

Es sei fĂŒr Kunden nicht hinnehmbar, dass sie ĂŒber die Leistungseinbußen nicht informiert werden. Der richtige Weg wĂ€re, so Perens, den Schaden einzugestehen, Lösungen zu veröffentlichen und den Kunden einen geeigneten Weg anzubieten, damit umzugehen. Das Ausmaß des Schadens verbergen zu wollen sei nicht akzeptabel. Perens bezieht sich auf ein bei Ubuntu veröffentlichtes Lizenzabkommen von Intel, die entscheidende Passage, die die Veröffentlichung von Benchmarks verbietet ist unter Punkt 3, „License Restrictions“ zu finden. The Register berichtet ĂŒberdies, dass Debian sich wegen der Lizenzbedingungen weigert, den Microcode zu verteilen.

Der Beitrag Bruce Perens kritisiert Intel wegen Benchmark-Verbot erschien zuerst auf Linux-Magazin.

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A statement by Purism about Meltdown and Spectre (I'm still trying to understand all this tech jargon...): Meltdown, Spectre and the Future of Secure Hardware – Purism
Meltdown and Spectre are two different—but equally nasty—exploits in hardware. They are local, read-only exploits not known to corrupt, delete, nor modify data. For local single user laptops, such as Librem laptops, this is not as large of a threat as on shared servers—where a user on one virtual machine could access another user’s data on [...]
Intel, AMD, and ARM seem to suffer from the same issues that proprietary software suffers from: a lack of transparency that results in an unethical design which shifts us further away from an ethical society. RISC-V is something we are closely following in the hopes that it can create a future where processor hardware can be as ethical as Free Software—meaning that the user is in control of their own hardware and software, not the developer.
Displaying/Editing offline AND in the Web UI of data stored in Hubzilla (inkl. comparison with Nextcloud)

 Basel last edited: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:18:15 +0200  
The bold Y marks a quality offered by the technology (Hubzilla vs. Nextcloud) while the other one doesn't offer it.

Data stored on Hubzilla

Data type (dis)playable in the Web UIeditable in the Web UI (dis)playable on remote machine outside webbrowsereditable remotely offline
CalDAV events calendarYYYY
CalDAV task listnnY (1)Y
CardDAV address bookYYYY
Photos (2)YnYn
Hubzilla metadata of Photos (3)YYnn
Hubzilla wikiYYnn
Hubzilla websiteYYnn
Hubzilla articleYYnn
Hubzilla cardsYYnn
Hubzilla private messagesYY (4)nn
BookmarksYYnn
.pdfYnYn
.txtYnYn
.svgYnYn
Audio/video (5)YnYn

(1) synronizing data between two remote machines is possible!
(2) tested with .jpg and .gif
(3) title, tags, orientation. The orientation is really just metadata, it doesn't affect the photo file.
(4) compose; delete
(5) tested with Firefox 61.0.1: .mp3 and .mp4 can be played. .3gp, .flv and .mkv cannot be played.

Data stored on Nextcloud

Data type (dis)playable in the Web UIeditable in the Web UI (dis)playable on remote machine outside webbrowsereditable remotely offline
CalDAV events calendarYYYY
CalDAV task listYYYY
CardDAV address bookYYYY
.txtYnYY
PhotosYnYY
IMAP mailsYYYY
IMAP notesYn (6)YY
BookmarksYYnn
.pdfYY (8)YY
.txtYYYY
.csvY (7)Y (8)YY
Audio/video (5)YnYY
Etherpad/EthercalcYYYn

(6) deleting is possible
(7) not formatted though
(8) with add-on
The Nextcloud app store lists furthermore apps which promise online (dis)playing and editing of draw.io-files, mindmaps, a password manager and a ebook reader. I didn't test them though. I did't check neither if offline editing of the used data types would be possible. But it would be worth thinking about bringing those features to Hubzilla.

Data types missing on both Hubzilla and Nextcloud

Out of offline editable data which can be neither (dis)played nor edited yet on both Hubzilla and Nextcloud, I mention those which I find interesting (non-exhaustive):

    [* ] Anki cards package (for learning languages, GNU Affero General Public License. A syncing service including online displaying/editing is offered by ankiweb.net.)
    [* ] Tiddlywiki (If syncing and offline editing of the native Hubzilla wiki would be impossible). But it looks like syncing is not a feature of Tiddlywiki until now: Saving after editing your html-file doesn't overwrite the file, but forces you to download a new html-file.

Needs

Recently I've been on a 8 hours ride on a train in a country where I have no cellular carrier data plan, and the WiFi offered by the rail service which I expected to use was turned off on that train. Thus I wasn't able to work on my wiki which is stored in #Hubzilla. This is just one use-case for the need of having a syncable #offline copy of a file stored in Hubzilla. Others cases would be i.e. when working with my laptop somewhere in the nature where there's no carrier network (it's actually what I am longing for these days since it's so hot in the city). To avoid misunderstanding, I like to mention here that #syncronizing is not the same as importing/exporting.
I dare to give a simple statement: In the chart about #data types in Hubzilla each field should contain a green Y (=yes), except for image/audio/video editing. This chart will help developing the necessary apps or changing the data organization. It summarizes my evaluations of the enabled features on hub.disroot.org. I know there are other features that can be enabled, but I couldn't test them (I don't run my own server). I'm not aware of a list of existing features/plugins/apps. (Is there a such list?)
In the second chart, I added the same information for #Nextcloud (non-exhaustive; just main data types for comparing reasons). In this discussion @Mike Macgirvin brings up the vision of turning "all the extra features etc. into apps" similar to Nextcloud. When getting closer to Nextcloud in terms of features, Hubzilla needs to become competitive in terms of features. Together with the nomadity and the superiority in privacy, this will make Hubzilla unbeatable.
Please comment below about if you agree or don't agree with my statement and my evaluation (if necessary case-wise).

A related question I'm wondering about is:
Is the synchronizing frequency depending on the server? If yes, Is it set by the hub administrator, or can it be set by the cannel user?
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  last edited: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:32:30 +0200  
On Hubzilla, only CalDav events and CardDAV addresses can be edited on both the Web UI and remotely.

I tested them in sync conflicts like this:

    [] deconnect the remote repository
    [
    ] edit the remote entry
    [] edit the entry on the server
    [
    ] reconnect

The result is always: The edit of the Hubzilla CalDav event and of the CardDAV address which was made on the server is kept while the other edit is dismissed automaticly.

When I edited Hubzilla CalDav events and CardDAV addresses on two deconnected remote machines (laptop and phone), one of the version is dismissed (laptop), even if i reconnected the laptop one second earlier than the phone (maybe the phone can sync faster than the laptop).

I wanted to do a sync conflict test with a Hubzilla WebDAV file (deconnect both remote machines, edit the same file on both machines, reconnect), but then I realized that my remote machine (a Mac) seems not to be storing a local copy but to access directly the server. Is this the same for other operating systems? If yes, I need to correct the chart in the initial post: Except for CalDAV and CardDAV, none of the Hubzilla files can be edited remotely while being offline...
  
I think you'll be interested in this Github issue 8459....
Allow federated storage to be stored locally
  
I edited the initial post:

    [] I renamed the fourth column from "syncable to/from remote machine" to "(dis)playable on remote machine outside webbrowser" because, actually, accessing data with other tools than the browser is what I sometimes like to do.
    [
    ] I integrated @sunjam's Feedback about Nextcloud.
    [] I removed in the Hubzilla table the ability to edit in offline mode: photos, pdf, txt, videos, audios and csv (because the WebDAV access procedure doesn't store a copy of any file on your remote machine).
    [
    ] I removed in the Nextcloud table the ability to edit in offline mode: Etherpad/Ethercalc (because the system doesn't store a copy of the file on your remote machine).
Publicity campaign for the communication protocol "zot"?

 Basel last edited: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 17:58:56 +0200  
Maybe it's time to start an offensive campaign for #zot on different pertinent media channels, to increase the awareness of it. Please consider this post as an initiative of a brainstorming. It's addressing those who know most about the communication protocols, and I'm unfortunately not one of them (yet).

What could be the content of the publicity campaign for zot?
Maybe the zot-relevant part of the interview by Sean Tilley with Mike, which could be summarized and added with a comarison chart of the different existing protocols?

What do you think about:

I'm not technique affine, so I don't know which are the IT and FLOSS relevant channels, but maybe
https://www.computerworld.com/
https://www.heise.de/
https://fsfe.org/
https://www.wired.co.uk/
https://www.cnet.com/
https://phys.org/technology-news/internet/
...

It seems again another protocol for a #decentralized network appeared, called #LBRY (lbry.io). It doesn't seem so interesting to me, but I mention it anyway.

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A reasonable number of reliable sources are already linked to in the discussion page. I did not include them in the article myself because I am the author of some. The article was rejected a long time ago, with those references it would likely stay this time.
  
I included all references provided by @Alexandre Hannud Abdo with citations into the draft article on Wikipedia about Hubzilla. Some of the citations might be shortened in future versions of the article. I'll gladly consider advices by the hubzilla community. I didn't verify all cited content on its up-to-dateness. Please verify and give me some feedback. Not yet existing parts in the article are: Themes and layouts; Plugins. Can they be deleted? I will resubmit the draft for review in a week.
  
Please check the new changes on the Wikipedia draft article.
For all the external links, I mentioned the source, the date and the author. And I organized them as follows: sort: source; order: publishing date. And I added more external links.
Matrix.org: Towards an open governance

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We obviously want to ensure that the proposed governance model is going to work for everyone, so we’d like to introduce the first draft of Matrix Spec Change 1318: a proposal for open governance of the Matrix.org Spec. This is quite an early draft; the idea is to gather feedback over the next few months and we’ll then incorporate the Foundation and deploy the new governance model to coincide with the long-awaited stable release of all APIs of the Matrix Spec (assuming the release doesn’t slip).

Jason Robinson đŸđŸ»Jason Robinson đŸđŸ» wrote the following post Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:10:53 +0200
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Blender videos on PeerTube

 Basel last edited: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:09:46 +0200  
#Blender .org is doing a #PeerTube test on https://video.blender.org. It is running on one of their own servers, in a European datacenter. !Free / Libre Open Source Softwares !Zot universe NEWS
Chaos Singularity

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#ChaosSingularity ( #CoSin ) ist ein jĂ€hrlicher Event des #Schweizer #ChaosComputerClub. Der Inhalt erstreckt sich ĂŒber Technik und Politik zu Kunst und Kultur. Der diesjĂ€hrige Event ist jetzt zwar schon vorbei, ich hab den Post von @Beni Grind erst jetzt gesehen...
Beni GrindBeni Grind wrote the following post Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:02:53 +0200
One day until I'm off to #Cosin in Biel. See you there!

https://www.cosin.ch/de

@Linux User Group Zentralschweiz+
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 Basel last edited: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:45:19 +0200  
#Microsoft Words Silbentrennung:
Best-immungen

So ein Quatsch
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noch so was in der Art:
Mas-snahme
  
Einer der wenigen Punkte, die am Tolino wirklich störend sind, ist die ebenfalls miese Silbentrennung. Da tauchen auch des Öfteren Sachen wie oben auf.
 
und noch einen fĂŒr die Sammlung:
Nor-dende
:-)
Nextcloud-Notizen vs WebDAV-Notizen

 Basel last edited: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:29:30 +0200  
Ich beschĂ€fttige mich momentan damit, eine fĂŒr mich geeignete Technik fĂŒr #cloud -basierte #Notizen zu finden. VorlĂ€ufig vergleiche ich Nextcloud-Notizen und WebDAV-Notizen. Ich werde auch noch die Cards in Hubzilla zu einem spĂ€teren Zeitpunkt fĂŒr diesen Verwendungszweck testen (siehe eingebettete Diskussion unten). Ein Fazit kann ich also noch nicht ziehen.

#Nextcloud kann ĂŒber eine Web-BenutzeroberflĂ€che wie auch ĂŒber eine (Native-)App fĂŒr mobile GerĂ€te bedient werden. Über beide BenutzeroberflĂ€chen kann die Nextcloud-eigene Notizen-App verwendet werden, um Notizen anzusehen und zu bearbeiten.

Gleichzeitig ist mit #Rainloop eine #WebDAV -BenutzeroberflÀche in die Web-BenutzeroberflÀche (jedoch nicht ins Native-App) von Nextcloud integriert. Mithilfe eines WebDAV-Kontos können auch Notizen verwaltet werden.

Die beiden Anwendungen sind nicht miteinander verknĂŒpft. Sie greifen auf komplett unterschiedliche Notiz-Daten zu.

Die Nextcloud-eigene Notizen-App greift nur auf Textdateien (.txt) im Nextcloud-Dateienordner "Notes" und dessen Unterordnern zu. Es mĂŒssen Textdateien sein, und sie mĂŒssen im besagten Ordner liegen. Einen geteilten Notizen-Ordner realisiert man mit einem Unterordner im besagten Ordner. Die Notizen-App in Nextcloud zeigt nicht an, in welchem Unterordner die Notizdatei gespeichert ist, auch nicht, mit welchen Tags die Notizdatei versehen ist. Der Dateiname wird nach einer Textbearbeitung automatisch ĂŒberschrieben, und zwar mit den ersten paar Dutzend Zeichen aus der Textdatei. Das Umbenennen der Datei ist ĂŒber die Nextcloud-DateiverwaltungsoberflĂ€che möglich. Die Bearbeitung der Textdateien ist ĂŒber die Notizen-App (Web oder mobile App) oder direkt ĂŒber den Computer, auf welchem der Notes-Ordner synchronisiert ist, möglich. Das Taggen von Notizen erfolgt genau gleich wie mit allen anderen Dateien in Nextcloud: Auswahl in der DateiverwaltungsoberflĂ€che -> Details -> Tags. Dasselbe, wenn nach Tags gesucht werden soll: DateiverwaltungsoberflĂ€che -> Tags -> Filter eingeben. Existierende Tags werden in Dropdown-Form im Eingabefeld angezeigt, auch Tags von anderen Usern derselben Nextcloud.

Die WebDAV-Notizen sind Daten in html-Form. Sie sind in Rainloop aufgefĂŒhrt, können dort aber nicht bearbeitet werden. Zur Bearbeitung stehen je nach Betriebssystem Anwendungen zur VerfĂŒgung. Deren Eigenschaften habe ich nicht abschliessend getestet. In der Notizen-App von macOS und in Rainloop können beispielsweise Unterordner erstellt werden. Diese werden in der Notizen-App von iOS dargestellt, sobald sie nicht leer sind. Neue Notizen können in Rainloop nicht erstellt werden. Tagging ist, soweit ich dies testen konnte, nicht möglich.


https://hub.disroot.org/channel/emir/?f=&mid=f37f35c267600746e601fde04d9737a7da6709cdd3d0c1df70f5df748dcfd916@hub.vilarejo.pro.br


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FĂŒr mich muss es ganz klar eine cloud-Lösung sein, weil ich unterwegs von verschiedenen GerĂ€ten darauf zugreifen will/muss, sogar von GerĂ€ten, auf welchen ich keine Administratorrechte habe. Somit kommt fĂŒr mich #Turtl leider nicht in Frage. Obwohl ich das Projekt cool finde. Oder gibt es vielleicht eine portable Version von Turtl fĂŒr Windows? WĂ€r cool. Hab keine gefunden
 P.S. Diese Diskussion fand ursprĂŒnglich hier statt: Libertree
Tabular ohne tabcolsep-Abstand in LaTeX

 Basel last edited: Sat, 07 Apr 2018 16:44:41 +0200  
In #LaTeX entfernt @{} den durch \tabcolsep definierten #Abstand links und rechts einer #Spalte in der #Tabular -Umgebung.
https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/205087/133427
#floss #foss #open-source #indent #tabcolsep #column !Free / Libre Open Source Softwares
RGB-Farben in LaTeX

 Basel last edited: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:47:23 +0200  
In #LaTeX mit dem Paket xcolor werden mit \color{RGB}{} #RGB-Farbenwerte im Intervall [0,255] angegeben, mit \color{rgb}{} im Intervall [0,1], das heisst mit 1/255 normalisiert.
https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/239463/133427
#floss #foss #open-source #xcolor #color !Free / Libre Open Source Softwares
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Das waren noch Zeiten, als ich alles getex-t hatte.
Python console in Blender

 Basel last edited: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:55:40 +0200  
By pressing Shift-F4 in any #Blender Editor type (3D View, Timeline, etc.) you can change it to a #Python Console Editor.
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Internationalization of Blender

 Basel last edited: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:56:24 +0200  
How to change the #language of the user interface in #blender:
User preferences -> check "international Fonts" -> choose #language -> activate "interface"
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Thank you
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after seeing your python console tip, then this post, i cant help but think:

can haz haskell?

;D

n_n
free / libre open source digital audio workstations (DAW)

 Basel last edited: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:07:40 +0200  
@Music A friend using MacOS asked me what #foss #DAW alternatives I know. She uses an Adobe program but has issues with it sometimes


I used Logic Pro for a long time, now I prefer Ableton Live or no DAW at all, making music just instantly with real acoustic / electric instruments (drums, guitar, Continuum Fingerboard, Tetr4, Soma Lyra 8, 
)

Sometimes I program music with Pure Data and Axaloti

So here's the updated list:

Ardour:
ardour - the digital audio workstation

Image/photo



Grab yourself a nice audio interface. Plug in a microphone or a keyboard. Add a track. Press record. Got it. Import audio or MIDI from your hard drive or the Freesound database. Cut, move, stretch, copy, paste, delete, align, trim, crossfade, rename, snapshot, zoom, transpose, quantize, swing, drag, drop. All with unlimited undo/redo. All in the sa...


Audacity
http://www.audacityteam.org/download

LNX_Studio
http://lnxstudio.sourceforge.net

free, but not open source:
https://shop.presonus.com/products/studio-one-prods/Studio-One-Free

For programming:
http://puredata.info
An easy patch example, for recording: http://puredata.info/Members/justinrobert/patches/wav-recorder.pd/view?searchterm=record

MacOS's Quicktime Player can also be used for audio recordings: File -> new audio recording !Free / Libre Open Source Softwares