⚠️ Federation Update ⚠️

We have identified several issues with remote following and the network timeline. The issues require significant refactoring and will take some time.

In the current state, we do not feel full federation meets the standards of the community.

We are delaying the release until May 17th or later.


Six Stages of Debugging

Step 1 : That can’t happen.

Step 2 : That doesn’t happen on my machine.

Step 3 : That shouldn’t happen.

Step 4 : Why does that happen?

Step 5 : Oh, I see.

Step 6 : how did that ever work?

I can't even begin to tell you how much I hate it.

Jesus fucking Christ; Shibboleth is the absolute pits. I hate having to work with it.

#privacy is the freedom to act without being watched and thus, in a sense, to be who we really are — not who we want others to think we are. nytimes.com/2019/04/10/opinion

reminder that https://animal.church is always open to new, friendly vegans, vegetarians, and anyone concerned with animal welfare into the fold. please contact me for an invite.

we are broadly leftist in orientation, and according to statistics, have a 99.0% uptime rate -- 1% higher than mastodon.social!

animal.church is one of the few fediverse instances that does not rely on any cloud infrastructure. it does not use cloudflare, wasabi, or amazon s3. all media is instead stored on an encrypted, sticker-clad server in the middle of my living room. & we want you!
Nifty free software news: the imaging software used by the Event Horizon Telescope, which was able to record the first
picture of a black hole, is licensed under the GPLv3! #blackhole #copyleft https://u.fsf.org/2sm

Matrix.org publishes timeline after security breach:


– the attacker exploited vulnerabilities in Jenkins
– the attacker had full database access, including access to unencrypted content like private messages, passwords hashes, access tokens
– Matrix.org recommends changing your password (including NickServ password)

#matrix #breach #infosec #cybersecurity #security

@cris Closest match is probably OSVR, though I have no idea what the status is, whether you can easily buy it, how useful it is, what the specs are etc.


Next-best bet might be something SteamVR-based, maybe the upcoming Valve Index device. Very likely NOT open-source, but IIRC there's some support for Linux at least (compared to Oculus, where there's no Linux support at all, AFAIK).

Does anyone know if there is a FLOSS-friendly VR headset?

RT @thecrunsher@twitter.com

Quick guide to HTTP Status codes:

1XX: Wait a sec
2XX: There ya go
3XX: Fuck off
4XX: Fuck you
5XX: Fuck

🐦🔗: twitter.com/thecrunsher/status

Also today discovered searx.neocities.org
which is a searx redirector that sends your search to one of the other publically hosted searx instances. Very cool!

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