It's been a long while since we've put out an episode, but it will be at least a few weeks more.
This is just a very stressful time for the Libre Lounge crew and it's just not possible to put out a podcast right now.
It sucks, but the meanwhile, go outside and enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather. Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case enjoy the Spring!
On this episode of Libre Lounge, @cwebber and @emacsen talk to @falsemirror about the CyPurr Collective, a digital security group in Brooklyn focused on bringing the lessons of digital security to everyone!
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.
@niconiconi That's right, mp3 is no longer patent encumbered and there are Free Software implementations.
Some of our listeners felt very strongly that we support Ogg Vorbis/Opus, so we began supporting both formats in our feed.
Sadly this breaks most rss aggregator implementations, hence our need to change and move the ogg vorbis media to another feed.
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.