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First post from Ubuntu touch

hokay. I finally managed to install ubports. my first impression? I hate the keyboard. the overall performance is not bad though feels a bit sluggish. what I fell in love right away is ability to create webapps. just quickly made one for hubzilla which is great. I need to find a way to get xmpp notifications otherwise its impossible for me to work (server monitoring alerts and most of my communication is done with it)
#fairphone2 #ubports
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@muppeth if this is an answer to me ... your hubzilla answers just show up as normal statuses in my home timeline...if i was away a while, i'd never have noticed this reply...
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@muppeth however, any fastboot hack is impossible as oem unlock was not allowed in the system which i can't access
@Milan This was not an answer to you. Pity masto breaks the thread. I will remember to always mention people on mastodon side. Bit annoying.
Flashing UBPorts on Fairphone2

And so it begins. Made a backup of my current LineageOS and proceed to flash #ubports. Lets hope it all works well and I'll be testing new OS in few moments.


#fairphone2 #ubports
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How'd it go? I have the BQ M10 tablet with Ubports Touch. The recent update with new Ubuntu base, and new browser, made things much nicer.
I had problems with the installation (installing fomr lineageOS15.1 was for some reason giving errors). Now doing my first steps. Any idea how to get notifications going on movim?
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Notifications are in Systems Settings, but it doesn't look to me like Movim is connected to Notifications... You might need to put in a feature request.
Phone distro hopping

I decided to go experimental the next weeks and do some distro hopping on my phone. But not one android for another. Thats boring. I will be playing around with #UBPorts and #sailfishos

Not sure what goes first, but generally the idea is to use them as a daily driver for a while and note what are the advantages/disadvantages of both, and see whether they are good enough for daily use. I'm selfhost (floss) extremist with no google, facebook, whatsapp accounts so won't be missing those.

My approach is to check whether sailfish or ubuntu-touch could be used as "disroot" phone.
Lets find out.

(Ps for all activitypub folks seeing this)
Please boost it so I get more coverage on mastodon.
I was running Sailfish on my Oneplus X for awhile. I really like how fast it was, and could boot in half the time it took Android.
Big downside was the native app selection. Many abandoned, or half functional applications between the official store and Openrepos. Unless you are running an official SFOS port, you don't get the android VM to fill the gaps.
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My father had (probably still has) a speech problem with aspirating voiceless plosives, for example at a cub scout meeting he said puffets instead of puppets and all us kids were like what the hell is a puffet. He avoided words with such plosives. It was the first time I recall recognizing that my father had an imperfection.

So, @muppeth would be like a double whammy tongue twister.
I got a really cheap second hand Nexus5 the other day. If I find the time I'll try

I tried Ubuntu Touch back when it was still official on my now broken Nexus4, funny how the one great feature (easy webapps integrated into the UI), was never taken up by other OS, otherwise it was just too sluggish and locked down for my taste.
Donating through liberapay

!Hubzilla Support Forum
Have you guys considered opening up account for donations? We're planning to start monthly contribution and of course want everything under one hood for convenience. Also i think liberapay is much closer to the FLOSS/Fediverse values (active on mastodon) so it feels more like "our" thing.
Currently there is no other option then salt.bountysource, thats why I asked.
I "subscribed" here (you should have an "Support Hubzilla App" on your hub, getting you to the page):


Die Redmatrix/Hubzilla Projekte werden hauptsächlich von Freiwilligen bereitgestellt, die ihre Zeit und Expertise zur Verfügung stellen - und oft aus eigener Tasche für die Dienste zahlen, die sie mit anderen teilen. Es gibt keine Finanzierung durch Firmen, keine Werbung und wir verkaufen Deine persönlichen Daten nicht. (Wir kontrollieren Deine...
Thanks @BOET As always hubzilla devs thought of everything. This is great.
SinDome - Cyberpunk MUD

Ok. I think I finally found my game. The best climate, best, features, best graphics and amazing sound. Playable on any platform (even commodore 64 if you like).
If you feel like trying totally new approach to #gaming and like #cyberpunk you should totally check it out:
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Uh, a real MUD like back in ye olde days? Dang, I'm not even sure if I have telnet installed :-)
Hah. you can use built in client on their website. Its actually recommended because of ansi colors etc.
This one is different because its purely based on Role play. So no running around dungeons killing 'Giant spider" :P.
I havent spent much time in-game as I was mainly reading stuff abotu the world, but form what I experienced so far I was totally blown by the complecity and realism of the game. it really feels like reading a good scifi book.
Cyberpunk MUD

I'm looking for a MUD set in cyberpunk world which is still active with many folks online. If there's none, anyone feels like joining and building one?

#mud #gaming #gamingonlinux
Compressorhead at ADM Festival 2018


Yesterday at #adm festival I finally managed to see #compressorhead Very impressive as well as the entire festival.

Compressorhead-Ace of Spades-Now with 350kg Singer
by Compressorhead on YouTube

ADM - the free haven of Amsterdam
by Lisa Keome on YouTube
Uh! :-)
Bye Bye Free internet

AFAIK its curious that the term 'third world country' actually means russia and other anti-US nations, 'second world' is China and India, 1st world are NATO and countries which align with US. somehow this term gets thrown around as some sort of economic or racial definition.. by the way what makes a country "Third World"?
You mixed that up slightly:

But I guess you are right, it is a bit of an outdated term by now ;)
oops a bit. lol.
Mastodon relay servers in relation to hubzilla

!Hubzilla Development

Since mastodon released their relay servers, I was wondering if that could improve the federation between those. As it is now for example one cant see posts from hubzilla channel on mastodon unless its sharing with that account already etc. I was wondering if we would post / get posts from relay would that change? Meaning that posts from hubzilla would be seen on mastodon side without prior sharing with the channel and the same way public posts on mastodon would be seen on hubzilla too.
It's sort of the same concept as the Diaspora relay servers, except for the ActivityPub protocol. FYI Pleroma has a competing implementation (which isn't compatible). Since ActivityPub is an addon, a relay driver would probably either need to be an option to that addon or self-contained (like we do for OStatus and PubSubHubbub (now Websub) and which is also a relay server).

Anyway, yes it has certain advantages much as you have described. I have no interest in firehose implementations personally because the basic concept tends to work against the decentralisation movement - leading to larger servers and concentrations of content and growing clusters of people around them. As optional services, sure. Do whatever you want.

Such mechanisms will surely find adherents. I'm not personally interested as it goes against everything I stand for and have worked toward, so I'm going to bow out. If you want it, #makeithappen.

I've  been working on what I call a 'hyperdrive engine' for decentralised networks which takes a completely different approach to the problem. Instead of working from the top down and distributing all content to all servers, it works from the bottom up. and can bring in orders of magnitude more content to your server - but only content which is relevant in particular ways to you or your site members personally. This is working today and will come to Hubzilla with Zot6 but requires a different implementation for every protocol and a couple of protocols make this incredibly difficult. FYI, it does work with ActivityPub.
MassimilianoMassimiliano wrote the following post Sun, 09 Sep 2018 13:47:54 +0200
Logo for Nomad poll
!Disroot Community

Thanks to all. We have now a few logos to make the poll possible.

Here you find it:

apt-get shirtapt-get shirt wrote the following post Sun, 09 Sep 2018 12:20:02 +0200
New workspace

Hi guys.

Finally, we are back on track. We are starting our shirt printing production in our own place. 100% DIY. As you can see on the picture its a huge mess. A lot of work is still ahead of us, but once its all done it will be a joy to start printing again. We cant wait!

But first, big cleanup!


Nice writeup about #movim #xmpp client with social network capabilities by it's author Jaussoin Timothée
(Psssst... looks like OMEMO support is coming to movim afterall)

 movim  xmpp
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This got me thiking about it at least. Maybe I'll take it for a spin a little. Let us know how the server setup goes when you do it. :)
Movim is cool, I had it deployed for a while but are currently waiting for the new 0.14 release that will come with many changes to re-evaluate if I want to use it again. It's a nice XMPP web-client, but if you arn't really using all the additional pubsub blog community like features it is a bit overkill (for example because that's pretty much covered by HubZilla, and Movim doesn't federate outside XMPP).
Also, despite being php, due to the zeroMQ dependency and the need to run a special php-deamon in the background, it is not possible to host it on a normal shared web-host (and there also isn't an official convenient docker image AFAIK).

Regarding OMEMO: I followed the discussion the developers of Movim had on their XMPP channel. Strangely they want to implement  E2EE encryption in php on the server side.They seem to have their architectural reasons for it and also they have a point that E2EE encryption done by server delivered JS on the client is hardly better... but that really isn't E2EE encryption then anymore, but just a way people on Movim can talk to others on OMEMO implementing clients with reduced security.
@poVoq yes the omemo part is true. However if someone wants to use it that way why not. I know a popup informing of security issue will be implemented so that people are warrned.
I will continue to do mockups for conversejs and try to make it as pretty as movim. Probably will endup serving both. From what i heard from the dev movim RAM footprint is about 10MB per user.
!Disroot Community

disrootdisroot wrote the following post Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:55:09 +0200
👋 Announcement

If you want to follow info about issues, downtimes, scheduled maintenance of disroot platform, check with your favourite tool:

🍇 web:
🍏 mail:
🍑 RSS:
🌽 Matrix:
🥦 Diaspora/hubzilla/mastodon/fediverse:
also best way is to send email to
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It was on webmail.

However, we have "good" news for Disroot. The problem seemed to be related to FireFox, since it has worked on another web browser (Vivaldi).

Thanks for the information about support and for your answer!
Thanks for the info I will have a look regardless.
in case you want to follow it and poke us if it takes too long to resolve:
Drinking beer, eating chips, watching "Snatch" and fixing mailserver.
Good movie!
one of my favourite. havent seen it for a while. I think next it the queue is 'Lock stock and two smoking barrels". Last 15 min of snatch, and i think the mail server is fixed.
For lock stock I think I will do some work on xmpp bot.
Nextcloud 📱☁️💻Nextcloud 📱☁️💻 wrote the following post Sat, 25 Aug 2018 11:13:43 +0200
Japan will add millions of Nextcloud nodes to our federated, private cloud network!

Fresh announcement, follow the stream on

Seems to hard to manage for the everage joe...
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If build into the router, and every router gets a dynamic ""  or so subdomain for free by NEC, that would be quite hassle free.
One of the NEC Platform router/server models will have 8GB RAM, 4-core Atom, Hard drive/RAID option in a size of router+. It will have a built-in DDNS providing a hostname. It also has features like NAS, VPN gateway(IPSEC/L2TP), virtual desktop, VM, SSL, and much more. You can install/setup apps like Nextcloud, Mattermost, Wordpress etc in minutes. TURN server enables you to run TALK over firewall.

NEC platform plans to start selling the router/servers early Feb.,2019.
AntilopaAntilopa wrote the following post Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:05:30 +0200

"When algorithms judge everything we do, we need to protect the right to make mistakes."

@Jason Robinson 🐍🍻 I'm trying to figure out why we arent getting all the public posts from diaspora relay on our hubzilla hub. We seem to be failing the ultimate Dr Roy Schestowitz test :P

Our hub url is Could you have a look in the free time if you can see anything that could give us a clue on the relay side?
Slowly regaining control.

Last few days I've closed myself at home and worked on all the pending things to re-gain control over the servers I take care of (personal, disroot, work, etc). In recent months things became a chaotic mess where automation scripts were no longer applied due to undocumented custom changes here and there, some procedures became complex and manual work due to neglect and manual changes etc.

Basically everything became a mess that created situation where I wouldnt touch certain things anymore, or would postpone things forever because instead of simple script to run it, it would require a lot of manual additions and felt like too much to focus on and do.

However, last days brought some stability. I've updated some of the crutial and basic ansible roles, and re-wrote some scripts. I added some extra templates to my zabbix monitoring to have better overview and generally started documenting the work. Its still far from perfect, but i alreaqdy see improvements, I hope by the end of next week, the total control will be regained.