Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  últim editat: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:43:19 -0800  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+

Is it possible to set Hubzilla to use SMTP to send its mail rather than phpmail?
 mail
Camron Bickford
 
Poor mike ;) He gives awesome support though.
paulfree14
  
paulfree14 tagged Adam Robertson's post with ⋕mail
kris
  
That would be good to keep that somewhere. In the documentation
Web Pages

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
Sorry to be a pain..
New install of Hubzilla 3. I am trying to setup a basic webpage.

The docs say:
To activate this feature, enable the Web Pages feature in your Additional Features section.
Once enabled, a new tab will appear on your channel page labeled "Webpages". Clicking this link will take you to the webpage editor.


Ok. I have activated Webpages under Admin>Features>General Features   and submitted that, but there is not tab, or link to the Webpage editor, neither in my Channel, or under Admin.   Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

@Hubzilla Support Forum+
Mario Vavti
  
What we really should do is auto-star the webpages and wiki apps (and any other similar features) when those features are enabled. Or (probably easier) star them by default knowing they will only be displayed when the feature is enabled.

Right, that would be wiki, webpages and cards iirc.
Mario Vavti
  
Probably also pubstream...
Andrew Manning
  
I don't understand the complaints about your difficulty, so recurrent every time the subject comes up, honestly.

Sometimes a "devil's advocate" is a constructive way to hone an argument. Between Mike, Haakon, and Manuel's responses, I see a concise advertisement for Hubzilla Webpages. (1) The reality is that popular CMS are not really point-and-click; to make any website beyond the simplest static pages you still need to edit HTML, so Webpages is not more difficult to use on a technical level. (2) A key advantage of Hubzilla Webpages over the alternatives is that ordinary members can participate as equals in page layout and site creation in an integrated platform. (3) Manuel's comment is perfect for a "satisfied customer testimonial" about Webpages.

If someone would like to stitch those pieces together, we'd have another Hubzilla article to share.
Directory Server

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
It used to be, in RedMatrix, that one could set an install to be a directory server, and then set other installs to have that server as the main directory server.

Is this still possible in Hubzilla?  I see in the docs that you can set a hub as a standalone, but nothing is jumping out at me about directory servers.
@Hubzilla Support Forum+
Adam Robertson
  
Just the thing. Thanks!
Github Contributor wants extra tools folder

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
This sounds like a Dear Abbey Letter, but I need some advice from other developers:
a project I am contributing to on Github has another contributor I am working with. He keeps adding a folder named "utils" to the repository, which has some .bat scripts (for Windows) and some js scripts that he uses.

I find them completely unecessary since I work on a Linux machine. I have been asking him to remove the folder and make a seperate repository for his tools, but he is beating around the bush about it.

Am I being too persnickety? Or is he corrupting and otherwise clean repository with cruft?  We are hoping to soon have other people contributing to the project, so in his mind his utilities will be useful. In my mind they are clutter and are specific to his workflow.

Any thoughts?

@Web Designers Guild
@Linux User Group+
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
I think you should reconsider and allow it. utils might be in need of a subdirectory for his stuff, like utils/adam. However, if it is generates stuff, then only the scripts to generate stuff with, not the results.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Be thankful for any help you can get. As the project grows you'll find everybody has opinions about stuff like this, and you'll probably have wars over spaces vs. tabs and licenses and free javascript and a number of other things. Pick your battles carefully as each such decision will likely involve somebody leaving in a huff or forking and you simply can't make everybody happy or find middle ground. If there are expected to be a lot of utilities, you might win by creating a project utilities repository to maintain your core focus, but while the project is small a util/contrib directory is probably the most suitable place.
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
@Mike Macgirvin

Are you experiening brutal heat where you are?
Sydney swelters on hottest day since 1939

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Temperatures around the Australian city reach a high of 47.3C (117F), prompting severe fire warnings.
Adam Robertson
  
The four-year drought we recenly had was like that: loads of trees dying and the intense heat making it almost impossible to have a garden (at least in our neighborhood).
Mike Macgirvin
  últim editat: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:38:57 -0800  
Where I'm at is a lot like the California central valley when it comes to climate. I recall we had 45c days in Antioch during the 70s.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Gasp. Thirsty just reading about it. Here winter is not coming, winter is here.
Coming soon to a home near you...

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
I can see why people would like this, but I cannot imagine ever having one in my own house.

How smart speakers stole the show from smartphones

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Amazon and Google believe they’ve struck gold with their voice-controlled speakers while Apple and Microsoft struggle to catch up
Adam Robertson
  
I have started wondering if (down the road) we will see versions that can be flashed with an OS that is privacy minded...like Android phones with LineageOS and Cyanogenmod
Mike Macgirvin
  
As the article suggests, the free web doesn't have the training data that would be needed to support voice assisted products. A few years ago, I had hoped that by this point in time we would've been able to provide "ethically collected data" in a large enough quantity to begin implementing some of these emerging learning technologies. We had plans for such a thing in 2012, but we simply don't have enough data in 2018 to even begin assembling such a thing. I was going to start with something small like intelligent agents and porn filtering. The only other way it can happen is if the corporate powers amalgamate their data and provide it to the commons as a globally available resource (open source their collected data). I don't see this happening in the current political and business climate but it is interesting to ponder.
Andrew Manning
  
I am not optimistic about free and open source gaining traction in these applications requiring large computing power and huge data sets currently acquired through fiercely proprietary means. But, there is this hopeful example from Mozilla:

https://voice.mozilla.org/
Jupiter

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
Beautiful images of Jupiter taken from the recent NASA Juno Mission

Juno

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Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Wow, Juno has a selfie-stick! ;-)

But, seriously, those are some wild looking clouds!
Sean Tilley
  
Juno's surface looks as if it's hand-crafted out of metal by a skilled artisan.
Adam Robertson
  
Planet is Jupiter, Satellite is Juno
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
I am looking nervously at San Fran for 2018

Sloshing of Earth’s core may spike major earthquakes

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Duo forecasts increase in quakes over next 5 years
Maria Karlsen
  
Ouch.
Jake Moomaw
  
Oklahoma's quakes have all been due to the huge amount of fracking in the area.  There is a failed rift that goes through Oklahoma, so the crust is rather thin in places.  Combine that with the fracking and you've got a recipe for smallish earthquakes.
Marshall Sutherland
  
We could see twice as many big earthquakes next year, scientists warn — because the equator has shrunk

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The Earth is spinning a little slower than usual right now. That could mean a lot more deadly, 7-plus-magnitude earthquakes ahead in 2018.
Opinion Shapers

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
New term of the day: Opinion Shapers
Thirty countries use 'armies of opinion shapers' to manipulate democracy – report

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Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report
Gnome or KDE

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
After using Unity for some years now, I am (sadly) having to consider switching to either Gnome or KDE desktop.

Canonical has announced via Mark Shuttleworth they are ending their development of the Unity 8 desktop environment and will be switching back to GNOME desktop by Ubuntu 18.04.


I know many of you despised Unity and all that, but I quite liked it. It worked well for my flow, is all I can say about it.

I tried Gnome on my laptop for a few weeks and did not quite get the feel for it.  I have been reading some good things about KDE. I used it for a while several  years ago but something or other was not working on my then laptop (an IBM Thinkpad).

Any KDE happy users?  What has your experience been lately?


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mrjive
  
gnome :)
giac hellvecio
  
I used a lot in the past KDE and Gnome, i liked.
But in the last years I don't like.
I have now in my debian: XFCE Mate KDE Cinnamon. What I use more? Mate, 'cause remember me the old gnome.
when i want a week of  'special effects' I use kde.
After the changes in Gnome and KDE in the last years , I used a lot XFCE, was good for a time, but now sometime has problems...
Really, today no DE is perfect. I liked more in the past.
Klaus
  
I am a happy KDE user since KDE2. KDE Plasma 5 has developed really nice. Always liked all the nice small power user features and the possibility to configure nearly everything you want. KDE-Connect is a wonderful integration of your phone and I always used Kontact the PIM solution.
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
(One of) the scary things about this article is:  who gets to decide what is "terrorist material". I can see this getting out of hand very quickly.


Amber Rudd: viewers of online terrorist material face 15 years in jail

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Tightening of law around viewing terrorist material is response to increasing frequency of UK attacks
Marshall Sutherland
  
I'm sure some consider things I have posted online to be "terrorist material."
Adam Robertson
  
Reading blog posts is not how I thought I would be taken down in the end...

But seriously, this is at the line of "thought police": people arrested for thinking about a thing.
Hubzilla Dreams

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
I had a dream last night that all of the Hubzilla people I know were hanging out.

It was night and we were gathered around a wood shed and @Mike Macgirvin  was telling us to burn the shed down, but it started raining so I poured lighter fluid all over it and there was a small explosion. A neighbor started complaining.

I have no idea what it all meant.
Mike Macgirvin
  
I thought you were all coming to els Mussols...


Can we blow up your woodshed?
elmussol
  
No. Is that a deal breaker?
Mike Macgirvin
  
I'm OK with that, but Adam's the pyro. I think if you set him in the corner with something else he can burn he might quiet down.
Linode

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
I am signing up for a Linode Account. Does anyone want to give me a promo-code?
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
Thank God we have people watching out for us, otherwise we would have complete privacy, which is obviously too dangerous:


Theresa May Wants to Deprive Extremists of 'Safe Spaces Online' After London Attack

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“We need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online.”
Marshall Sutherland
  
When privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy
Marshall Sutherland
  
comment from someone at work: "presumably they'll also ban meeting together in groups larger than 2 as well"

Two or more makes it a conspiracy, right?
Adam Robertson
  
Sports Channels will resume as normal..
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
Do any of you Germans out there have a good Sauerkraut recipe you would mind sharing?
Mike Macgirvin
  
Don't know that I've ever made pure or traditional sauerkraut but a quick look online says 'cabbage, salt, and time' so I stand by my original comment.
Adam Robertson
  
Apparently Sauerkraut recipes are handed down through families for generations (..so said my German friend Martina, whom I am no longer in contact with).

The differences are varied, with things like carroway seeds, apples, onions,  carrots,  wine, etc.
giac hellvecio
 
in @Zot universe NEWS  you have some answer
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  últim editat: Sat, 13 May 2017 09:11:12 -0700  
I really like the Hubzilla layout in mobile-view, but for desktop I preferred the RedMatrix layout.

Is there a theme or plugin that can revert me back to RedMatrix-style desktop view?

@Hubzilla Support Forum+
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+

If I go to the directory, I do not see anything. If I try to search for a channel, I get a red indicator/pop-up thingamajig that says "Channel Discovery Failed"

Has anyone had a similar issue? Know if a fix?
Marshall Sutherland
  últim editat: Fri, 05 May 2017 20:06:36 -0700  
I don't get the pop-up, but I also get no results. The channel suggestions link also comes up with no results.
Ah, I see the directory url selected goes to a dead site. I guess I will try others until I find something that is working.

Edit: and having found one, I see things again.
Adam Robertson
  
where did you change the directory url?
Marshall Sutherland
  
Admin -> Site, then about halfway down, right before the Registration section. (in v2.2, anyway)
Atom Editor

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
..still loving Atom Editor. It is amazingly customizable, and I just installed a settings-sync package that uses github to backup all of my settings and add-ons and lets me sync that to wherever else I use atom.

Now my home computer and work computer have identical settings at all times.

sync-settings
Synchronize package settings, keymap and installed packages in atom using a Github Gist
Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  últim editat: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:42:53 -0700  
I am seeing @Thomas Willinghams comments on posts, but am not able to connect because it says "protocol disabled"  ..looks like he is on Friendica. Is there a plugin for connecting with Friendica?

@Hubzilla
Rex Mundi
  
I didn't have diaspora plugin enabled. I don't know anyone on diaspora so I didn't figure that I needed it on.
cer
cer
  
Ah! I thought it was system wide, but you are right, it's a personal setting.
giac hellvecio
  
you need of course the admin action ( for the plugin in the hub)  but is also a personal setting, if you don't have the plugin in the hub you can not connect with friendica, but, when you have,  you need to look in your personal setting, 2 steps, one with the admin, and more one with you.
Thinking outside of the box

Adam Robertson
 Copperopolis, California,  
My son has started doing word-problems, so I gave him the old one:

A man needs to bring a wolf, a goat, and a basket of cabbages across the river.
The boat is tiny and can only carry one passenger at a time.
If he leaves the wolf and the goat alone together, the wolf will eat the goat.
If he leaves the goat and the cabbages alone together, the goat will eat the cabbage.
How can he bring all three safely across the river?


There is a logical way to do it, but my son came up with an unorthodox answer:

Feed the cabbages to the goat, then feed the goat to the wolf. Then carry the wolf across.
mrjive
  
A sort of "Martioska". Or "food chain, in practice".
Marshall Sutherland
  
I guess it is safe for the man... :-)
mrjive
  


Kaspar Hauser: A Problem of Logic
by Dan Hassler-Forest on YouTube