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Best description of BFTs I've seen so far.
@Luke or the cheapest way for clickbaiting by using the word NFT.

There is also the italian version, if you like :D

The name is inspired.

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Friendica 2021.04 Released

With a slight delay, we are happy to announce the availability of the new stable version of the Friendica communications server: Friendica Siberian Iris 2021.04.

Photo of a Siberian Iris by Kristine TannePhoto of a Siberian Iris by Kristine Tanne

This is mostly a bug fixing release, stabilizing the new features we introduced over the Red Hot Poker cycle, but also finishing some long time restructuring work on the database structure, which results in a greatly improved performance of Friendica. This release bundles 196 pull requests fixing 53 filed issues. For a detailed overview of the changes, please have a look at the CHANGELOG, some of the highlights
  • The reworking of how items are stored in the database was finished, which results in a great improvement of Friendicas performance. Please note that the needed upgrade might take hours depending of your database size.
  • Admins can now block tags from the trending tag widget.
  • We removed the Flash based addons from the addon repository.

And a heads up for developers, we moved some endpoints in the API to normalize the endpoints.

How to Update

Updating from old Friendica versions

If you are updating from an older version than the 2020.03 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version.

In that version we introduced views to the database and some node admins reported that they had to adjust their MariaDB configuration (table_definition_cache). Also setting pdo_emulate_prepares to true in the Friendica configuration might be necessary.

Pre-Update Procedures

Ensure that the last backup of your Friendica installation was done recently. Despite the long duration of the database upgrade we had no reports of unaddressed problems during the RC phase.

Please make sure to use Barracuda as MySQL DB file format for your Friendica database. Change your database settings before you proceed with the Friendica update. This change will take some time depending on the size of your database.

Using Git

Important: We removed the master branch and are using the stable branch instead.

Updating from the git repositories should only involve a pull from the Friendica core repository and addons repository, regardless of the branch (stable or develop) you are using. Remember to update the dependencies with composer as well.
cd friendica
git fetch
git checkout stable
git pull
bin/composer.phar install --no-dev
cd addon
git fetch
git checkout stable
git pull
Pulling in the dependencies with composer will show some deprecation warning, we will be working on that in the upcoming release.

Using the Archive Files

If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive (friendica-full-2021.04.tar.gz and friendica-addons 2021.04.tar.gz) and unpack it on your local computer.

As many files got deleted or moved around, please upload the unpacked files to a new directory on your server (say friendica_new) and copy over your existing configuration (config/local.config.php and config/addon.config.php) and .htaccess files. Afterwards rename your current Friendica directory (e.g. friendica) to friendica_old and friendica_new to friendica.

The files of the dependencies are included in the archive (make sure you are using the friendica-full-2021.01 archive), so you don’t have to worry about them.

Post Update Tasks

The database update should be applied automatically, but sometimes it gets stuck. If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script
bin/console dbstructure update
from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned below.

Please note, that some of the changes to the database structure will take some time to be applied, depending on the size of your Friendica database.

Known Issues

Please note, that one of the dependencies of Friendica is currently incompatible with PHP 7.0. If you are still running that version of PHP, please have a look at this forum thread for a workaround.

How to Contribute

If you want to contribute to the project, you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at github or let us know in the development forum.

Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with Git(Hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.

Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun!
@Roland Häder I don't think that the PRs to development so far have destabilized the version compared to the stable release.
@Tobias Done the upgrade. So far no issues. :-)

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720p vs. 1080p vs. 1080i vs. 4k
Thank god its not 3K
@Jordan Petridis @LittleAlex Good heavens that took me a few hours to catch.

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Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

Quote from the linked article:<br><br>Today, Google launched an “origin trial” of Federated Learning of Cohorts (aka FLoC), its experimental new technology for targeting ads. A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. A random set of users have been selected for the trial, and they can currently only opt out by disabling third-party cookies.
I will worry about this if there's no preference to turn it off by the time it launches for real.
large software projects must not be controlled by for profit companies, but by democratic organizations.

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#Bitcoin runs on green energy, they said ;)

#Bitcoin is decentralised and globally distributed, they said.

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well, why do you believe currency does or should exist?
@hex @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose

> well, why do you believe currency does or should exist?

Isn't several thousand years of existence a sufficient proof?
No it is not. As humans we’ve killed each other over trifles for thousands of years and it still isn’t a good look.

You’ll have to do better than “this is how we’ve always done”.
@Hypolite Petovan @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose @hex Ok, strictly speaking you are right - if the question is "should we ...". We should not kill each other. Will we do it? Definitely yes. For another "trifles for thousands of years" :)
You are most probably right, but it still isn't a sufficient proof we should do it. There are good arguments in favor of currency but "it's been there for thousands of years" isn't necessary nor sufficient.
@Hypolite Petovan @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose @hex You can't prove you "should" do something. It's a value proposition/statement, unprovable.
You first used "suffcient proof", do you want to retract your earlier words?
slavery was considered a good idea for thousands of years. No, thousands of years of people agreeing with an idea is not sufficient proof that it should continue to exist.
@hex @Jan 😷 Wildeboer @Hyolobrika @Steven Roose Do you thing slaves considered slavery a good idea? :)

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Clicca per aprire/chiudere#tiramisu della casa
@Fabio per colazione? 😂
colazione, pranzo, merenda e cena! invidiosi, eh? :-P

no, ieri dopo pranzo.. mi è rimasta la foto in giro :-)
@Fabio non sono invidioso perchè sono appena uscito da 4 giorni di zuppa inglese 😜
apperò! icomplimenti! :-D
purtroppamente è finito.

time to upgrade the home server...

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Lago calmissimo, come uno specchio #Lecco #Lake
vista del lago di lecco

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Sarebbe fico fare un bot con i valori delle altezze idrometriche del lago
E chi lo sa fare? Io no... Magari @valhalla oppure qualcun altro
esiste un RSS di queste altezze da qualche parte?
troppo facile :)
va bene, ma se dovessi scrivere un bot da dove prenderei i dati?
di cosa?
boh, forse? ma raise TooManyProjectsError, sorry

però sì, sarebbe figo se qualcun'altro lo facesse :)

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17. Friendica - A Trade-Free Social Network

Have you ever heard of the trade-free social network Friendica? I guess not, that's why I want to show it to you. It is one of the coolest social networks out there. Why? I will explain in this video :) You can watch the "The Social Dilemma" here: The Fediverse: The Beginner's guide to Friendica: The social ad-networks, the Fediverse, and my Live is back: The Fedilab App for the Phone: Check out our work at: What we do is: We do it with: Support us: Follow us on: Music: Music by Chillhop Music j'san - Movie Scene Blue Wednesday, Shopan - Murmuration Philanthrope, Moods, The Field Tapes - New Day junior state - Nice and Easy Nymano - night walk Sitting Duck, Otaam - Nights At The Beach Yasper, Louk - Nightwatch
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So today I took my time to read SQLite docs about window functions and changed 3 queries (written copy&past-ing without really understand) which took almost 3 seconds to run, to one query which runs in 0.1 seconds.. nice :)

"Lazy afternoon"
Result of an afternoon of playing with Blender.
Models by me following techniques from Ian Hubert's Lazy Tutorials, except the two plants and pots, which I found on Blend Swap
Textures from Ikea catalog, except for the floor, which comes from an image search, and the two comics (by Leo Ortolani)

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Let's keep the #GNOME40 celebration going with a brand new release video!

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Another great video @freehive. 👏
Nothing like MATE + Compiz. Thank you guys for building such an awesome desktop

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ChromaCam test

ChromaCam is a Python/Gtk/Gstreamer experiment to show a chroma-keyed webcam stream on desktop. Could be useful for screen-casts and screen sharing in video conferences.
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GNOME: releases 40.0
the internet:

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A cult classic Italian adventure game "Nippon Safes Inc." has been declared FREEWARE. #DOSGaming
Download DOS/Amiga versions here:
Blog about Dynabite & the game:
ScummVM announcement:

on #mobian unstable.
"danger" is the middle name of a friend of my former neighbour.

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experiment of the day:

Vala bindings for Zint barcode generator library , with a simple Gtk UI to generate barcodes

How did you know I need this! ?

My meagre attemt is here:
and also, can it get a Gtk.Image somehow? I was able to a) either save it to a file or retrieve an in-memory bitmap which could not be easily squeezed into a Gtk.Image.

Going to check it out.
You can load the bitmap into a Gdk.PixBuf, then you can do whatever.

I wanted to have the bitmap field as uint8[], mostly because looks vala-y and because it's what is in Gdk.PixBuf.from_data()'s signature).
I found that it needs a length to works with Gdk.PixBuf.from_data(), so I added the get_bitmap() method to set the length.. It works but I don't know if it's the correct solution... there so much things I'm not sure about and docs are useful only up to a point...

(as a side node, the zint.h header I have on disk has a bitmap_byte_length field which would be so good to use as length value for bitmap (setting it directly in field's annotation in vapi) but looks like is not used and docs doesn't mention it.....)
Oh for Vala's sake! I spent a day on this (vala is not a language I really know) and now there are already at least two vapi files ready 😃

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Linux distributions in a nutshell
Have to wait for Fedora to develop it, Arch to document it and Debian to package it. Only then can Ubuntu market it.

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Vorrei fare un ringraziamento all'inventore del Casera stagionato.

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A Demonstration of Modern Web Bloat

Soydevs are destroying the internet and now preventing me from eating. The internet is becoming so prohibitively bloated that doing very basic normie life things has become a huge affair and inconvenience. I just want to consooom informational content on the internet without being overburdened by trackers, ads, server-side scripting and other trash. My website: Please donate: Get all my videos off YouTube: or Odysee:$/invite/@Luke:7 BTC: bc1qk2dz5x6m3sjnkzf0mhlz9pmsz4xfjtjmfrgm9d XMR: 48jewbtxe4jU3MnzJFjTs3gVFWh2nRrAMWdUuUd7Ubo375LL4SjLTnMRKBrXburvEh38QSNLrJy3EateykVCypnm6gcT9bh OR affiliate links to things l use: Get a VPS and host a website or server for anything else. Get a cheap and reliable domain name with Epik. Get the Brave browser.$/invite/@Luke View my videos on LBRY. Get a bonus for joining. Get crypto-rich on Coinex. Get reduced exchange fees for 3 months. Get crypto-rich on Coinbase. We both get $10 in Bitcoin when you buy or sell $100 in cryptocurrencies.
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#wip icon for a (not really) new #wip project: Collector, an app to organize collections of various kinds, built on top of lesana

(symbolic icon is still to do...)
symbolic icon done 👍

quick test:

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#TIL there are #ZIM files for entire #WikiBooks collections as well. This is the English language collection, for example:

That's a 4.6 GB download (just over a few HD movies) for 3100 books, free for use and available offline for reading in your phone or computer, anytime.

Magnet here:
Thank you for sharing!
you're welcome! There many other ZIM dumps in the Kiwix wiki if you're interested:

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A coworker¹ just pointed me to

🎵 The PEP 8 Song 🎵

¹ who is currently suffering through a (non blocking! I'm not evil) flake8 check I added to the CI of a project.

YouTube: 🎵 The PEP 8 Song 🎵 (Python Discord)

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Sospesa nel nulla, una barca sul lago #Lecco
barca in lontananza sul lago nella nebbia

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grazie 😃
Vidi una volta un paesaggio simile attraversando in auto il Chott el Jerid, da Tozeur a Kebili (un rettilineo di 80 km), dopo una giornata di pioggia.
Praticamente vedevi solo la strada e non c'era alcun orizzonte: impressionante!

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