Ready for a chill summer episode of Libre Lounge? Keep cool by the pool with an episode about cool tools!
I was interviewed for this documentary (It was released in France and Germany, they're working on the English version). I think the trailer looks really good! https://www.labatailledulibre.org/en/home/
Ok, the Datashards presentation went really well! @emacsen and I did a demo where I uploaded the Death Star plans to a datashards store, converted it to a QR code, which @emacsen then scanned from my screen on his laptop and displayed to the audience.
And the web store was oblivious to the data we were transmitting!
Stories like this one fit the "western savior" narrative so perfectly. It's like Dances with Wolves with apps https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/09/02/hong-kong-protestors-using-mesh-messaging-app-china-cant-block-usage-up-3685/#1edf390a135a
If you're wondering why there hasn't been a new episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge are busily getting ready to go to two conferences in Prague!
They're going to present anti-spam technologies for the Fediverse and Datashards, which were the topics of the last two shows.
If you haven't heard them yet, now's your chance to get caught up!
New episode of @librelounge out about Datashards, a project @emacsen and I have been working on for secure, collaborative, decentralized storage primitives for the web. https://librelounge.org/episodes/26-announcing-datashards.html
Datashards is inspired by Tahoe-LAFS and Freenet, but generalized. If you remember the Spritely Magenc/Crystal/Golem secure storage/distribution demos, Datashards grew out of all that!
On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge announce their new projects DataShards, a collaborative secure communication system!
Datashards logo (hastily produced from cool-retro-term). Preferences between these two?
https://dustycloud.org/tmp/datashards-logos/datashards-green3-anim-2.gif (prompt + scan line)
https://dustycloud.org/tmp/datashards-logos/datashards-green3-anim-3.gif (no prompt, no scan line)
We believe this is (still) the best screencast for any software ever.
Dear Libre Lounge Listeners,
It appears many proprietary podcast aggregators can't handle both mp3 and ogg in the same feed, and lots of people say they can't listen to the show, which prevents them from becomming Free Software supporters.
So we're moving Ogg Vorbis to a new feed starting next week.
We'll announce again.
If you don't care which format, or prefer mp3, nothing to see/change/do.
Do you want to see spam and hate speech off the Fediverse? Think there must be a better way than continuing to click Mute and Block all the time?
On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge talk about the work they're doing to protect the Fediverse from Spam, Scams and Online Harasment.
Recording @librelounge is genuinely hard while I have some equipment in one city while I have other equipment in another.
My recording never sounds consistent.
I'd love some help in setting up a good audio setup in two places. I have good equipment but I think there are just ways I could be setting it up.
Audio engineering help welcome!
Mark S. Miller (of object capability fame) is keynoting at ActivityPub Conf 2019! We couldn't be more thrilled! https://dustycloud.org/blog/mark-miller-at-apconf-2019/
I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section https://gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/blob/master/README.org
There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.
What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.
I'm having a bit of a family emergency. I need to take time off for a while. That means no new @librelounge for a while.
I have a ton of episodes planned out with @cwebber- exciting stuff about Lisp, about adventures with Git, about ActivityPub, DataShards, Spritely, and some exciting guests.
We'll be on a hiatus, but not forgotten- promise.
In happier news, my Datashards Rationale document got accepted as a Rebooting Web of Trust pre-reading document https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot9-prague/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/datashards-rationale.md
and so did @emacsen's AP Unwanted Messages writeup (which has also informed much of the writeup I'm working on now for OcapPub) https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rwot9-prague/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/ap-unwanted-messages.md