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SSB Log Entry 257

A pollen grain, under a microscope The tip of a ballpoint pen, magnified a billiondyseven times Just noticed that SSB has a #microscope channel. I like microscopes, too!

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Published 2 / 1 / 2020

SSB Log Entry 246

Plato grew concerned over people's reliance on books rather than memorization. I will hear on occasion a similar sentiment from people of our time. They worry that the people of today have lost something by relying on digital formats such as web search...

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Published 12 / 12 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 229

That moment when your browser asks you to enable DRM so that you can watch an ad. This is insanity, folks. How did we get here?

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Published 22 / 11 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 227

There's a lot of pressure to do useful and productive things with computers. I refuse to give in. #fun

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Published 20 / 11 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 216

How do I reset my identity in #manyverse ? I tried uninstalling and re-installing, but it's still my old ident. Is there a directory I can delete somewhere?

I haven't used the app in a while- it's really coming along!

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Published 18 / 11 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 206

An old art project I forgot about.

Desolation. A wave of loneliness washes over you. You think of the past and reflect on the silence of a place that once flourished.

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Published 17 / 11 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 199

I think I found a way to use Patchwork as a blogging client! Hooray! This is great news because it will make it much easier to insert photos into my static site generator. I can also do mobile posts via the manyverse app.

Special thanks to everyone...

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Published 17 / 11 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 192

Is there a way to get a JSON list of all local SSB messages where "type": "post" and "author": "me"? #help

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Published 16 / 11 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 172

Has this ever been done before?

A static site generator that just reads your SSB feed and builds a blog.

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Published 27 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 165

Has anyone in the SSB community created an 88x31px ("micro banner") banner ad for the SSB project? Asking for a friend.

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Published 26 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 161

bamboo is such a cool project! I was very excited to find it last night. Great work!

I had a question after reading the README.md file: Why does a #bamboo message have a backlink and a lipmaalink property? Would it be insecure / inconvenient to only

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Published 26 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 152

I've been starting to read about the idea of a merkle-tree based SSB feed and also the README for ssb-ooo. Is the out-of-order plugin for SSB essentially a delegation of trust to your peers to avoid downloading an entire stranger's (not friend-of-friend...

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Published 19 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 146

Just found an interesting public project. It was brought to my attention by Tilde Chat user dokuja on the channel \#tildetel:

http://futel.net/about/ image.png

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Published 9 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 140

Spreadsheets and relational databases are some of the greatest technologies seen in software. I'm trying to think of other technology that have:

  • Been around > 20 years.
  • Not seen much change in that time (due to completeness, rather than neglect...
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Published 7 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 135

I just noticed there is only one post in #italodisco . Let's fix that.

Current track of the week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gaymS2MhgU

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Published 4 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 122

When I use #ssb , I feel like I'm on a quieter, more intimate version of what the internet used to be.

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Published 1 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 121

Some zinnias and lettuce under artificial light. No, I did not plant the lettuce deep enough 😂 #gardening

I had to trim the lower leaves on the zinnias because they were not giving the lettuce any light.


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Published 1 / 10 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 106

What are some good articles and resources relating to gossip protocols in general? Extra points if it directly relates to SSB or delay tolerant networks.

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Published 23 / 9 / 2019

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Published 20 / 9 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 104

I'm taking @VaporSoft down for maintenance. Sorry.

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Published 4 / 9 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 101

First flowers and fruits forming. #gardening image.png

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Published 21 / 8 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 96

Since @Gaffen is posting #gardening stuff, I will join in. Been growing a Thai Chili under 200 watts of CFL. Flowers started opening up yesterday after three weeks since last harvest. I am also in the process of building a DIY COB lighting system....

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Published 15 / 8 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 90

I wish there existed a web proxy that cached all web content browsed while online (in a big external hard drive or something), and then transparently serves content when internet connectivity is lost. Or maybe offer some sort of search page of cached...

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Published 29 / 7 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 80

Part III: Questions to Ask Publishers

Software ownership, despite being a once simple concept require re-evaluation after years of degradation.

Below I've outlined a list of questions to ask when evaluating software choices. My hope is by voting...

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Published 18 / 6 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 79

Part II: Things Got Worse

Despite low bandwidth, low CPU speeds and expensive storage costs, the CD-ROM era of the 90's and early 2000's offered many advantages not seen in modern software.

  • Software licensing fees were a one-time fee, not a recurring...
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Published 18 / 6 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 78

Part I: The Dying Practice of Software Ownership

In the early days of home computing, connectivity was scarce. Some computers did not have an internet connection at all, instead acting as a secluded island of data, never connecting to another node...

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Published 18 / 6 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 77

Hello from PatchFox. What an exciting piece of software this is. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

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Published 13 / 6 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 57

Do any #ssb-implementations exist yet that are able to host a full SSB node without the use of NodeJS? That is to say, implement all of the functionality of ssb-server and at least partially implement ssb-client? I see some neat looking Python examples...

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Published 19 / 5 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 51

This is me testing the fancy new ssb-client module :) #test

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Published 17 / 5 / 2019

SSB Log Entry 34

I have a question about replication:

  • User A and User B are friends
  • User B follows User C
  • User C uses LAN discovery exclusively. No mutual friends, no pubs. Just publishes posts for their followers without following back.

Is it possible for...

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Published 14 / 5 / 2019