What is a p2p database?

Why are "delete", "block" and "private" so difficult to implement in the fediverse?

Find out at my talk !

A happy ending to the Better Blocker saga

TL; DR: Apple have been in touch and offered us a way to migrate to our new not-for-profit without impacting the experience of existing Better Blocker (@better) customers.

ar.al/2020/01/20/a-happy-endin

Is there anything other than MSSQL which supports *synchronized* materialized views ?
I want to have a view on a table, computing it will be slow so I don't want it recomputed every SELECT, however it is not ok for it to be desynchronized from the underlying data, and when I issue a COMMIT, I want the table and all views to be atomically updated together.

Imagine being an Erlang process.
You are created just to serve a single purpose. Your life is short. If you‘re done or can‘t do your job right anymore, your supervisor will kill you.

Doing this seems like it will, over time, do the opposite of what it's supposed to do.

It removes the sense of something being marked as sensitive for a good reason and therefore removes its power.

Instead we all just get incredibly used to clicking through the shroud just to see content that's actually fine and doesn't need to be hidden, and greatly increases the chance that you're going to click through and see something inappropriate or explicit by accident without even thinking.

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What exactly is with the absurd trend here of marking non-offensive/non-explicit pictures (e.g. of pets, memes, screenshots) as sensitive content?

Yggdrasil module for NixOS 

There is now a #NixOS module for joining the #yggdrasil overlay network.

Be warned, sometimes there is an issue with pinning the Go dependencies to the active Nixpkgs revision.

https://github.com/ehmry/yggdrasil-package-nix

I'd like to extend the notion of whether a falling tree in a forest makes a sound if nobody is there to hear it and ask that, in the computing sector, if you write a program in anything but Rust, have you actually really written it at all?

Yggdrasil Network v0.3.7 is released! 🚀

This is mostly a bug-fix release to fix a number of issues that were introduced with v0.3.6. Performance should be significantly better with this release, as well as some improvements with flow label handling and link aggregation.

Please upgrade and pass the message onto your peers!

Builds: yggdrasil-network.github.io/bu
Changelog: yggdrasil-network.github.io/ch

Yggdrasil Network v0.3.6 is released! 👋

This is a massive refactoring release to clean up our codebase and to draft our first API, plus lots of other fixes and minor changes.

Please take the time to upgrade, tell your friends and let us know if there are any issues!

Builds: yggdrasil-network.github.io/bu
Changelog: yggdrasil-network.github.io/ch
Blog post: yggdrasil-network.github.io/20
Matrix channel: riot.im/app/#/room/%23yggdrasi

Just updated my Philadelphia-based network infrastructure exploration site with new things I found on the street, networksofphilly.org

It also keeps an index of various surveillance-based info requests open with the city police.

Consider starting one for your city!

Delighted to see the release of the new privacy-friendly keys.openpgp.org keyserver, which finally fixes a number of serious issues in the aged SKS network. The new server finally lets you replace or delete your keys and has separation of key and identity data!

keys.openpgp.org/about/news#20

Breakdown of the price of a cup of coffee. Owner of the retail land/space gets 88x more than the coffee bean grower, and the cafe owner 25x more. The chart doesn't bother to break down the split between the owner of the land/plantation and the actual workers though.

I've seen quite a few posts recently about how ActivityPub clients or instance are blacklisting certain domains/pubs.

I can't help but feel like this violates some core principle of the "fediverse", especially when the goal generally seems to be to reduce barriers for user choice/adoption and not to create unexpected complexities and censors?

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