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@ignitionigel thank you. I also hope so, I'm not saying they should fix their frontend, because that would require a complete rewrite of the API the frontend relies on, but I would like to at least see the possibility to access chat tokens without having to know user credentials, which seems achievable in a reasonable amount of time, it should be a couple lines of code.
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Until Lain or someone else pushes a change in Pleroma to share a chat token through the common Mastodon API verify_credentials endpoint instead than the Twitter/Qvitter/GnuSocial hacked-together API the development of the development of my Pleroma Chat app for Android will be halted.

I refuse to implement an entirely extra API on top of Mastodon's for the sole purpose of obtaining a one-time Token, especially if, to access that token I need to know the user's username AND PASSWORD.

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@ignitionigel @_HellPie yes, the entire Pleroma frontend is built on what I think used to be the old GnuSocial frontend so it's understandable that the login method does not use OAuth2, but it's not an excuse and even tho my app is as of now able to correctly obtain the required token I refuse to publish something that puts ME in charge of data which even the server should never know (passwords should ALWAYS be hashed and salted). This is why I am halting development. The code works, it's a huge hack, but it works, the only issue is the way the backend forced me to implement it and given the security issues related to storing for even a few seconds a cleartext password in RAM, or the psychological effect it may have on the user when such a request is made, I refuse to publish this application because I do NOT want to be in charge of user data.
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Remember when you didn't need a Javascript-enabled browser just to view a GIF? Those days seem to be long gone.

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So learning the basics of CSS was easier than expected so now I'm onto the next step of learning the basics of OpenBSD to do static site hosting & managing my own email.

So for the first time in a loooong time I have like, a vps to play in. It's already serving up emsenn.net, now to move the rest of my stuff from neocities to it.

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Since why not: I'll be taking any questions about #GPG #PGP on this wonderful day that just discovered was #PGPDay

GPG/PGP is a way to securely encrypt your files - and communication (emails, chat, ect) between two (or more people)

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i hope that the renewed interest in bleroma will get some more people involved in dev. we have lots of small things that don't need expert programmers to fix them, but we jus tdon't have the time.
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OK, I'm kicking off the third annual #PGPDay.

What is PGP Day?

It is a day set aside by the fediverse to teach people PGP.

Why?

One day three years ago, on a server that most instances have suspended, a group of teenaged shitposters were taught how to use PGP email. As many as 8 people under the age of 20 were taught that day, a feat never before accomplished and thought to be impossible.

Since that day we have found many that wanted to learn, but felt intimidated. We want to fix that.

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"Mike Williams had a very forgettable face. People always seemed to have trouble remembering him. Not his name but him as a person. 'Excuse me, have we met?' they would say and not 'I know I have seen you somewhere before!'. At social events, people would introduce themselves even though they had already met."

Chapter 2: Not a familiar face
bit.ly/2qfWMf1

Catch up on Chapter 1: Not a normal day:
bit.ly/2IyAMDx

#amwriting #writing #scifi #freefic

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The kids from my Linux Learning Center program called Tech Remix and Gamer's Gathering. They build, repair, reuse and recycle technology every week for themselves and for others. #linux #ubuntumate #itchio #drmfree #gog #rebuild #recycle #reuse #repair

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Rant about darkmode/theme Show more

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So much of the dysfunctions I saw in this World come from that "myth of growth" being so pervasive even in the most thoughtful minds.

When something is working well, gets attention & credit, everyone usually ask themselves how to make it *bigger* and this is when things start to work not so well anymore.. (more inertia, need for communication, more opinions to compose with etc.)

Instead of growth, let's value emulation, inspiration, replication, distribution <3

#Decentralize #SmallIsBeautiful

downloading at tonight.
Trying to fine tune the carbs on using individual EGT’s and overall Lambda(AFR).
Unfortunately other issues prevented more data collection but hopefully what we have is useful.

Oops. Quick math channel in datalog viewer to correct the fact I logged in Celsius not Fahrenheit...

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The other idea I had once, instead of a federated model, was no servers.

Bittorrent based social network. Messages, pictures, whatever, all go into the swarm. If I want to follow you, my client asks around until it find a copy. The more people follow someone the easier it is to get copies when they are offline.

This would also have a sort of weird non-chronological arrival order. Messages that more people see arrive first, as do messages from people online.

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Just read about GNU Taler.. looks interesting.

"When you pay with Taler, your identity does not have to be revealed. Just like payments in cash, nobody else can track how you spent your electronic money."

taler.net/en/index.html

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