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Dove into some #diaspora code for the first time in forever to help someone figure out how to do something. I do enjoy that code base immensely even if I haven't worked in it for many months #programming #ruby
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I have big hopes about the coming hackathon in Berlin. I really wish your API PR will be merged then, or at least have significant progress done

Storing passwords in plain text is one of the biggest security smells I look for when studying a new system. It’s a junior software engineer mistake. WTF!?!

hackernews commenter guessed that bits of facebook software was logging all http or api requests. It's a bad, but understandable, mistake to make.

I was thinking that may be the case. Still egregious.

Holy shit. But sadly, I assume 99.9% of its users does not care.. But the more they fuck up the more people leave.

Wow! Friendica's Twitter bridge is bi-directional? I was on Twitter proper and reshared a post. I came over to Diaspora to check a Friendica-to-Diaspora connection and saw it. Hat's off #friendica developers!
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When Google launched Android they had speeches saying they needed to because a single vendor controlling everything was a dystopia they couldn't stand. Now they are the one company that controls 90% of installed browsers and growing and almost nobody far...

@Roy Gardiner My preference is Debian (similar to Ubuntu); what I do is use my laptops for everything. I have a basic Android phone, but I mostly use it just as a phone.

My hope is to transition as much away from standard telephony as much as possible - using e-mail and web based chat rather than phone calls.

That said, I generally use Chromium and Chrome web browsers, which I know are pretty much garbage for privacy/security. I don't really know what alternatives are decent and practical, though.

@Isaac Kuo My current phone is over ten years old and has the now defunct Symbian OS. So, like you, I just use it as a telephone, as a podcast player, and for text messages. The latter, by the way, are still very valuable to me, for various purposes.
However, although I don't really need a mobile solution I am aware that most of the rest of the modern world seems to be completely living with banking apps, etc.
Maybe I should should just stay in my low-tech bubble. It's rather comfortable, after all.


Friendica Dev Environment

Alright! After many hours getting up to speed on #PHP #phpstorm and #LAMP in general finally got a dev environment running with #friendica ...I think I'll celebrate with a little Stardew Valley before moving on :) #fediverse


FOSDEM 2019 Was Awesome

Just landed back in the states from my first #FOSDEM #fosdem2019 I'll be doing a long blog post on it later but it was great meeting people from across global the #fediverse and #opensource community.

@hankg was great to meet you in real life!