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Zachary Dunn

zack@start.hubzilla.org

Zachary Dunn
  
Whoa! itshappening.gif #mastodon is actually learning from #hubzilla! They're exploring nomadic identity by researching hubzilla's implementation.

Support account migration · Issue #177 · tootsuite/mastodon
What you're describing is the live migration / mirroring, or "nomadic identity" system that Hubzilla uses: #177 (comment)

Under zot, any linked accounts are effectively mirrors of each other, passed back and forth between servers. Any server that is hosting your identity will share basically everything back and forth -- mentions, permissions, post history, etc. And yes, if one goes down, then everything is fine as long as any other clone is up.
Andrew Manning
  
Cool. This guy nailed it:

https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177#issuecomment-354634232

Pretty neat to see one of my articles being used in an informed discussion.
Zachary Dunn
  
!Gaming Forum I'm hearing a lot of good things about the upcoming God of War. I thought the older games were alright, but this one sounds way more up my alley.

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mrjive
  last edited: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:22:38 -0400  
oh sorry, I didn't get what you meant...
Jamie Eyes
  
it seems that the forum  is died
Jamie Eyes
  
oh NO...now is alive again :)
Zachary Dunn
  
!Gaming Forum
Zachary DunnZachary Dunn wrote the following post Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:08:05 -0400
This article is about Mafia III, but features hints about a new #Bioshock game. This is very exciting. Bioshock is one of my favorite franchises of all time. But Bioshock: Infinite was the weakest game in the franchise, in my opinion. So I hope they don't go that route again.

#gaming

How The Makers Of Mafia III Lost Their Way

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In the midst of all this confusion, some employees of Hangar 13 couldn’t help but look with envy at their neighbors. Next door, a small group of people were working on a project code-named Parkside, quietly recruiting from across the video game industry for a game so secret, they wouldn’t even tell their colleagues at Hangar 13 about it. Word got out, though, that it was in fact a new game in one of the most interesting shooter franchises of the past decade: BioShock.
Zachary Dunn
  
This article is about Mafia III, but features hints about a new #Bioshock game. This is very exciting. Bioshock is one of my favorite franchises of all time. But Bioshock: Infinite was the weakest game in the franchise, in my opinion. So I hope they don't go that route again.

#gaming

How The Makers Of Mafia III Lost Their Way

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In the midst of all this confusion, some employees of Hangar 13 couldn’t help but look with envy at their neighbors. Next door, a small group of people were working on a project code-named Parkside, quietly recruiting from across the video game industry for a game so secret, they wouldn’t even tell their colleagues at Hangar 13 about it. Word got out, though, that it was in fact a new game in one of the most interesting shooter franchises of the past decade: BioShock.
Jamie Eyes
  
I don't remember if there is a good 'forum' about gaming here in hubzilla. You can create ONE ;)
elmussol
  
People doing stuff for themselves? What an idea.
Zachary Dunn
  
I hadn't thought about that, thanks for the push. It doesn't have a creative name, but !Gaming Forum is on the grid now
Zachary Dunn
  
Jumping back into #HorizonZeroDawn. Maybe I'll actually get to #TheFrozenWilds this time.

#gaming
Zachary Dunn
  
I really wish Gargron and co would take a look at the #Hubzilla source code. Most of the largest issues with #Mastodon have been solved over here. Users are constantly complaining about mastodon's lack of support for multiple accts. Hubzilla has that solved with multiple channels per acct. Nomadic identity would solve the acct migration issue. This was especially notable after mastodon.rocks went down and witches.town declared it was closing. Hubzilla's ACLs would be a much better system than mastodon's opaque 'privacy' system. User's are constantly asking for more things to be hidden and mastodon adds another one-off option to fix it instead of using a holistic privacy system like Access Control Lists.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Interesting, thank you. :-)
Andrew Manning
  
My position in the choir seating makes it really easy for me to hear your preaching.
Sophie
  
My position in the choir seating makes it really easy for me to hear your preaching.

Haha, made my day!
Zachary Dunn
  
I'm hoping to get into #Hubzilla development eventually so I've started learning #PHP. I'm reading the PHP Manual. Are there any other good resources I should check out?

!Hubzilla Development
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
PHP: The Right Way
An easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP best practices, accepted coding standards, and links to authoritative PHP tutorials around the Web
Andrew Manning
  
I am afraid that is already fixed

That is quite all right. He could help with the approximately 5843 other things we want to improve.

Also, thank you Mario.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Learning the language is one thing. One of the most prolific developers early on (many old-timers here will be able to pick up who I'm talking about) started by watching every git commit and reading the detail and what was changed and why. It's like learning a foreign language by total immersion. It teaches you the entire culture and way of thinking and you'll find useful information and little bits of code tucked away that are incredibly valuable but you might never learn from just browsing or grepping the source tree.
Zachary Dunn
  
Imagine Spalding Owned Basketball, That’s How Esports Works - The Esports Observer

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Sports are unowned but governed, esports are owned but ungoverned. Esports are based on a commercial product first, with sports its the other way around.


The quote perfectly sums it up and this is the main reason I cant get fully in to #esports. They're fully controlled by their owner and team owners/players/fans have no power to change anything. And game publishers then want to use the game itself as an advertising venue for the esport, which detracts from the game for those not interested in the esport and takes focus from development of the game itself.

#gaming #gameing

Zachary Dunn
  
Mastodon.social is having trouble federating right now because another instance is lagging and m.s's delivery jobs are stuck in a queue.

I'm looking forward to #Pleroma, and hopefully other implementations, taking off. Maybe #Mastodon could improve by taking a look at how other implementations solve their issues. I'd like to see a reference implementation for #ActivityPub that takes more ideas from Pleroma than Mastodon, i.e. a small, light server with pluggable frontends. And I don't want to see new projects like #PeerTube and #FunkWhale and any others base everything they do on the quirks of Mastodon.
Jamie Eyes
  
I for example, without going too far from the topic, I do not really love microblogging style, I think today we are very forward and microblogging technology was more useful when there was no internet broadband .. I feel absolutely incomplete using a microblogging. Hubzilla absolutely, although it could be used in all ways, is not a microblogging. Thank God! :D
Zachary Dunn
  
That's why I don't think Mastodon is a good implementation to lead the way for the ActivityPub side of the fediverse. It's specifically for microblogging. Pleroma is a more general social server, so it could support any of the standard activities, and different frontends could provide different feature sets
0x1C3B00DA
 
@zack hey I'm on mastodon and I agree
Zachary Dunn
  
framaskyframasky wrote the following post Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:57:42 -0400
Dear #Mastodon, #PeerTube and #FunkWhale, could any of you produce an #ActivityPub 101 tutorial? Like :
- respond something like this to .well-known/webfinger (I know that webfinger is involved but I don't know a thing about it)
- in the user page, include this, that
- here's how to publish users profile
- here's how to declare endpoints to receive activityStream message
- etc

(just trying here to guess things people need to implement to federate)

poke @Gargron @Chocobozzz @eliotberriot
Zachary Dunn
  
!Hubzilla Support Forum

Does #Hubzilla support any #indieweb features? I'm especially interested in #h-feed, #micropub and #webmentions.
  
Regarding the plugin: The plugin throws an Exception when it tries to parse the HTML code, it does not find the class HTML5_Parser. There is no require_once('library/HTML5/Parser.php'); inside the plugin file.
Mike Macgirvin
  
I've added the missing include (I think this used to be autoloaded but I'm not going to try and track it down now). The fix should find its way into Hubzilla dev in the next few days.

Our interactions with some of the indieweb folks have often been a bit terse. I work for my "customers".  Total strangers popping up on the issues list out of the blue demanding we do stuff for them get low priority; because based on my years of experience doing this stuff, they'll just vanish again and all my effort on their behalf will have been in vain. Sorry for venting.  

One guy just popped up out of the blue with a pull request that added indeweb microformats to a bunch of our structures.  This is open source working correctly. The other way isn't much fun.
Zachary Dunn
  
Thanks Mike.

I'm sorry to hear that your interactions with that side of the community haven't been pleasant.
Zachary Dunn
  
Some good talks here. I can't wait to watch all of them and learn some good #webdev and #design tips. I've been learning a lot more about #CSS lately so this is very timely.

An Event Apart: Seattle 2018 Web Design & UX Conference

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An Event Apart Seattle: Special Edition is a three-day conference with 18 sessions and an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more, giving you deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next. And thanks to our sister company A Book Apart, every attendee will receive free e-copies of The New CSS Layout by Rachel Andrew and Conversational Design by Erika Hall!
Andrew Manning
  
Looks interesting. Any fun social events, or strictly business?
Zachary Dunn
  last edited: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:06:27 -0400  
I didn't actually go, unfortunately. This was an event in Seattle but I live on the opposite coast. I'll be watching the videos over the weekend once they post them.
Zachary Dunn
  
!TV series point

Zachary DunnZachary Dunn wrote the following post Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:53:09 -0400
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Season 2 of #ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents dropped on #Netflix today! My wife and I are starting our watch through. She read and enjoyed the books and we both really enjoyed the first season. We've been looking forward to this for a while.

#TV

Zachary Dunn
  
Season 2 of #ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents dropped on #Netflix today! My wife and I are starting our watch through. She read and enjoyed the books and we both really enjoyed the first season. We've been looking forward to this for a while.

#TV
elmussol
  
So I looked it up and realized that I have at least some of the books on my eReader. I am going to "acquire" season 1 later today I suspect.
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
 
Looking forward to season 2! :-)
elmussol
  
Watched S01E01 last night. I'm in.
Zachary Dunn
  
The coolest part of working from home is that as soon as 5pm comes, I can hop on #Overwatch!

#gaming #gameing
Adam Robertson
  
Clearly you do not have small children
Marshall Sutherland
  
I remember doing lots of fishing and similar things in World of Warcraft while holding a baby in my non-mouse arm.
Zachary Dunn
  
Does anyone play #ElderScrollsOnline? I'm not a big fan of #MMOs, but I really enjoy the Elder Scrolls universe. I'm wondering if I should jump in with the new expansion.

#gaming #gameing
Zachary Dunn
  
Zachary Dunn updated his cover photo

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Zachary Dunn
  
This is a picture of the Liberty Bridge over Reedy River in Falls Park, which is in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. This image has a slightly better resolution than the last one I uploaded. Both are from the park's website, but I think I'll have to go one day and snap a picture myself so it looks better.
Zachary Dunn
  
Wow. The cloning feature here on #hubzilla is amazing. I updated my profile photo on my main at Hubzilla ⟩⟩ Start and when I switched back to the open tab with my 5py.de alt, my profile photo was already updated there without a reload.
elmussol
  
Welcome to wonderland.
Jamie Eyes
  
another thing that I like in hubzilla is the magic authentication.
You can enter the sites of your contacts (in the pages / walls of your contacts) without being logged in first on your site.
So for example if you have to leave a quick message in a friend's wall, you go directly to your friend's page, without having to go to your site first.
Zachary Dunn
  
Zachary Dunn updated his profile photo

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Zachary Dunn
  
@5py Admin Images on my channel show a link instead of embedding in the post. Any idea why?