Böse 2015-11-12

loweel2015-11-12 12:14 You can now try Firefox OS on your Android phone http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/11/firefox-os-android-preview/
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2015-11-11 18:55 In the past I was programming in C, C++, and ADA95. Recently, I studied golang. Sometimes I feel like to join some opensource project. Then I go to the homepage, I give a look, and I give up. I realize why. The problem is that I don’t agree with the design. Take by example gnusocial. Ok, a nice web interface showing a service which is “federating”. “Federating” means that each pod is sending messages to other pods. Now, we had plenty of protocols able to do send messages between pods. One was SMTP. Robust, pretty everywhere, easy to install and mantain if selfhosted. Also the couple SMTP+IMAP would have permitted to anyone to use its own (even self hosted) email address to use a gnusocial pod. So basically we can think a social network like a very sophisticated web mail, where groups are mailing list and the messages are pushed via SMTP.

If this is not enough “realtime”, and we wanted to use something different, we had IRC and XMPP: also, we can see a gnu social instance as a sophisticated web chat, like SLACK is doing. Even SIP would have been good.

This would have been a design which made sense to me: robust, tested, stable protocols. What comes instead? I tried to give a look to Ostatus protocol on W3C consortium. It is terrible.

It is like reinventing the wheel: you just end in a wheel, after wasting lot of your time. The only thing which can make the same of a wheel, is a wheel. And often is very hard to explain that reinventing the wheel is not “innovation”: is just a waste of time with a nice dress.

And I know when I don’t approve the design, work to something is very , very hard for me. Maybe I should find some project which is starting and help to design it….
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2015-11-11 18:21 Even if, given the I/O of the USB port on the Raspberry, and given the fact the 16/MBs of I/O available is shared between all the USB AND the Ethernet (which is actually conneced to the USB bus) , I suspect is better to buy a bigger MMC memory.
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2015-11-11 18:09 I was talking about classic USB keys you plug in into the USB port. I tried time ago to put a spool directory there, and I had a very sad surprise, because when the load was going load, the usb device disconnected. Of course, if you connect something with its own power supply, this is not a problem. But if you want the Raspi to power it up, a USB key could be too much if there is load.
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2015-11-11 13:05 RT @osbn Freies WLAN in Adlershof – http://open-it-berlin.de/aktuelles/freies-wlan-adlershof
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2015-11-11 14:30 Be careful, since this is consuming power on the USB. In a situation of high load, the USB may detach. This is true also for Raspi2.
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2015-11-11 14:28 Elisa Anfuso !Art

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2015-11-11 12:55 There is a couple of questions I would like to ask to the guys of “Letsencrypt”.

1)Being a USA-based entity, you are forced by law to provide everything is requested in the name of national security. Which means you are due , by law, to give the NSA your caroot and your ca-key. This would permit the government to MIM anyone they want generating certificates at your name. Why you choose USA for doing that?

2) When the national security is involved, you can be asked to give them caroot and cakey, and to don’t mention this request neither to disclose. Why should I trust you, since I don’t trust your government?

I think I have little chance to see an answer to those questions.
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  • PS: questo pezzo e le altre magnifiche elargizioni di saggezza di Uriel Fanelli LowEel sono analizzate su un altro blog degli Untermenschen che curano questo specchio.
  • PPS: pezzo automagicamente caricato da Fornello! Se sembra frammentario è il bello dei microblog, bellezza! E mancano le foto sì; d’altronde non è che potete pretendere granchè da uno scriptino buttato giù in fretta e furia…
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4 pensieri su “Böse 2015-11-12

      • L’esperto di reti distribuite e di telecomunicazioni, sta dicendo “perché GNU social, invece di inventarsi un protocollo di federazione da zero non usa SMTP/XMPP/IRC?”
        La cosa ha grosso modo lo stesso spessore tecnico di uno che, vedendo per la prima volta un treno, dica “perché dobbiamo mettere tutti questi binari e far bruciare tutta questa legna a quel coso, invece di usare semplicemente le diligenze?”

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