Very interesting talk with Tom Hacohen, developer of EteSync and Etebase. Interesting points on end-to-end encrypted services that are user friendly, I'm now looking forward to see what else he develops
I just discovered AntennaPod, a FOSS app to listen to podcasts. It's very nice and works wonderfully (so far). Check it out if you listen to podcasts!
What's the catch with #XMPP? It is more mature than Matrix and, as far as I know, less resource-hungry, so why is Matrix so recommended? I'm guessing it has more features, but I'm not sure.
Migrating password managers has made me realize the absurd amount of passwords I have. Are we really expected to memorize those?
What are good solutions to this? I can think of using client certificates (which ends up being very similar to just having a password managers, and most people wouldn't like the inconvenience) or domain sign in (like on the IndieWeb), but not everyone wants to set up a personal domain—that'd be great though...
You can create a shell function to make it simpler:
echo -ne "gemini://$address\r\n" | ncat --ssl $domain 1965 | tail -n +2 | /path/to/gemini-to-html.py
And then call "gmi example.com/path > file.html". You can also add additional checks for the gemini response code if you want 😃.
I created a small script to parse text/gemini files to HTML (to be able to add them to Wallabag). If you are interested, it's here: https://git.oscarbenedito.com/osf/file/gemini-to-html.py.html
It works well with pipes so you can download files and parse them easily from the command line, for example:
echo -ne "gemini://example.com/path/to/file\r\n" | ncat --ssl example.com 1965 | tail -n +2 | ./gemini-to-html.py
will output the HTML content (assuming the gemini header is "20 text/gemini").
If I want to subscribe to a blog and it doesn't have a web feed (RSS/Atom), I normally just forget about. Add web feeds!!
However today I really wanted to follow one of such blogs. Luckily I found https://kill-the-newsletter.com (first link I found), which seems to work quite well. Maybe it can help you out as well if you are ever on the same position :)
@amolith do you know anything about feeds not loading properly on ttrss? Some posts don't appear on "all artciles" unless I specifically go to that feed's page and reload.
It is a bug hard to reproduce since I must know that the person has posted by other means (normally I see it on the fediverse). This happened for instance with @sir's last post. I forgot about it for 2 days and it didn't appear. The moment I refreshed that feed specifically, it worked.
Does anyone know a program to design keyboard shortcut cheatsheets?
The output should be something like the top half of this picture:
Without the need of being fancy, just something that shows a keyboard and a word for each key. Bonus points if it can all be configured through plaintext instead of a GUI.
Also, if you like it and think it's lobste.rs worthy, please share it there! I thought it would be good (and the feedback), but it won't allow me to publish because I'm new 😅
I wrote a post about setting up a minimal Git server with a simple website.
Anyway, this was all due to this post https://rusingh.com/articles/2020/06/04/keeping-myself-motivated-to-write/ where I found a new blogroll which was also due to "right time right place", since it doesn't look very discoverable otherwise. Now I have 3 blogrolls to check out when looking for new blogs :)
So what I do is hope that those two blogrolls have been updated. Is there a standard "/blogroll" page so I can easily automate looking for blogrolls in the blogs I follow? Or maybe a site listing some? https://indieweb.org/blogroll seems a bit outdated.
I might investigate all the blogs I list on my blogroll and see if they have one and link to it next to the RSS link (if you are there, you'll probably want to see more).
Also mine is an example of hard-to-find blogroll, I should fix that
I find that sometimes I want to follow some more blogs, and blogrolls are a good start to discover new sites, but I don't want to go through all the blogs I follow looking around if they have a blogroll - maybe it's listed on the footer, maybe on the navbar, maybe there isn't a direct link but it exists.
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