Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 22 May 2015 15:38:25 -0500 
Would it be possible to distribute content (images, videos) through an architecture similar to torrenting, but specifically for the purpose of replacing traditional Content Distribution Networks? Or rather, would such a thing be able to work reliably?

I know there's some stuff that does something along those lines, like PeerCDN (wtf, they got bought out by Yahoo?), but I'm curious to see whether there could be a way to have the advantages of a CDN for things like federated content going to many servers, but without the "huge centralized cloud service" part.
Thomas Willingham
 Fri, 22 May 2015 15:48:50 -0500 

Downloading chunks of stuff from different people is going to get messy.  There's lots of error correction in torrents that would probably be somewhat annoying for loading content to display now.

If you're just want censorship resistance, you've got most of it - create a clone.  We don't clone files and photos, but it's not fundamentally different.  Then just stick a reverse proxy in front of it.
Mike Macgirvin
 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:20:35 -0500 
The shot of Stanford took me back to a time when Yahoo! themselves were bubbly-eyed kids in red. From my reading, you're spreading the load from your primary content server or server farm - and spreading it amongst your visitors. That would work well for public content. It doesn't work so well for private content. The distribution nodes aren't going to be able to verify who is accessing their chunk which makes it entirely possible for a rogue to bypass permissions by assembling chunks from the peers.  Sure you could encrypt the chunks, but you would be encrypting "for many" with a shared key and this presents a key distribution problem; where again you could easily lose control over who has access.

But your post isn't entirely without merit. While answering I did some poking around and it appears at first glance that we can now do something zot-like in javascript and it may in fact be relatively simple. This ability wasn't available without using undocumented hacks when I created the protocol. One could in fact do something like peercdn but using servers (the entire zot network) instead of true p2p. It also makes "libzot" something that could be much more package-able and universal. This could be a game changer.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 22 May 2015 13:04:49 -0500 

We went to #MakerFaire this year, and it was all-around amazing! I took a bunch of pictures and will be gradually uploading more of them throughout the day. You can see the gallery of them here.

(Also, unrelated, I will push a fix to my theme when I get a chance so that corners are not so rounded on photo show pages)
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 22 May 2015 11:57:07 -0500 
I need to start posting on the federated web more often. It's fucked up that I keep selectively posting things to Facebook.
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:52:16 -0500 from Diaspora
Most of my friends are in facebook too. I'm not. I communicate with them face to face, on the phone or through email. The fact that I didn't know the people I interact with unexpectedly made diaspora more interesting. I've made new frienda here and I've already met a few of them IRL.
Marshall Sutherland
 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:01:25 -0500 
Now that my Friday night dinner group has abandoned the email list and coordinates entirely via Facebook, I find myself less interested in going. It isn't that I don't know what is going on, since my wife keeps me informed. It was my turn to go tonight (we alternate weeks), but I find myself not interested.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 21 May 2015 12:20:36 -0500 last edited: Fri, 22 May 2015 13:03:26 -0500  
I gave a presentation to 1 Million Cups Peoria about BackerKit, the nature of #crowdfunding fulfillment, and some of the lessons learned from product development, starting a small business, and supporting a highly specialized niche.


#^1 Million Cups® Peoria - BackerKit
by Startup Peoria on YouTube

#BackerKit #Crowdfunding
Giaco Jazz
 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:05:22 -0500 last edited: Fri, 22 May 2015 18:06:49 -0500  
senti , tu non mi conosci caro Jason, io sono italiano, e il mio commento è un classico italiano commento, senza  offendere nessuno, noi italiani non offendiamo quando facciamo questi commenti, noi  capiamo che una persona ha mangiato un po' di più ultimamente,  e io ho capito  perché io ricordavo altre foto di Sean.
La prossima volta  non  nominare il mio nome invano per favore, io non ho bisogno di persone come te  che fanno commenti ai miei commenti. ok ?!!
Thomas Willingham
 Fri, 22 May 2015 18:12:43 -0500 
For what it's worth, I got it - but it was lost in the translation.  Very, very badly lost in the translation.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 14 May 2015 14:29:51 -0500 
Been hanging out in San Francisco this week. I feel like I finally know how to find my way around the area without a map.
Mike Macgirvin
 Thu, 14 May 2015 21:07:09 -0500 
Lost in translation...

#^Human Be-In - Full Program - 1/14/1967 - Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park (Official)
by Docs&Interviews on MV on YouTube
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSun, 10 May 2015 14:09:36 -0500 
The lyrics to this are absolutely incredible. #Profit #Zebbler-Encanti #NowListening

#^Profit - Zebbler Encanti Experience
by Tim Carpenter on YouTube
 Sun, 10 May 2015 23:54:16 -0500 
yes, i liked those lyrics too but not the robot singing. the video was somehow strangely appropriate, capitalists doing strange things in the shadows
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 08 May 2015 16:04:13 -0500 
Kind of surprised to see so many outdated #Ruby gems for #ActivityStreams implementations. You'd think someone would be on top of this!
Fri, 08 May 2015 19:22:27 -0500 from Diaspora
the guys that are working on that keep mysteriously disappearing... some say it is Alien abduction and others say it is a Human Conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of government :)_ it's very odd.... :)_
Haakon Meland Eriksen
 Sat, 09 May 2015 03:50:48 -0500 
Numbers might help explain this - this not about the quality of any given technology, just about usage:

Fri, 08 May 2015 04:21:49 -0500 
Hey Sean
I blocked you accidentally a few weeks ago (wanted to delete a post, but clicked on "block" :facepalm ). Tried to reconnect, which basically worked, but I don't see you in my contact list, no tagging possible, also no posts from you.
Maybe you blocked me too, or something went wrong with the connection.
If I'm not blocked on your side, can you please delete my contact and I will try to reconnect after 24 hours again.
I have no idea what went wrong here :-)
 El ChorroSun, 10 May 2015 03:42:16 -0500 
ok, looks like it's only my main hub with issues. My clones are working well, I see all posts and comments....
@Sean Tilley Do you see this thread?
Sean Tilley
 Mon, 11 May 2015 20:48:56 -0500 
I do.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaWed, 06 May 2015 15:08:30 -0500 
Hey @The Cafe , is this post showing up properly for you?
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaWed, 06 May 2015 11:56:11 -0500 
Even the warmest Hot Pocket can have ice at its center.
Thomas Willingham
 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:09:52 -0500 
I missed mine.  It was in a hole behind the chest, but I didn't find out till too late.
ᴊᵢₘ ʀ « Համիշ Ռոբերտի որդին »
Wed, 06 May 2015 13:10:25 -0500 from Diaspora
Baked Alaska pocket
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 05 May 2015 23:53:19 -0500 
The ball is in our court, #Diaspora community. Mike is willing to help make pieces of the federation puzzle work, but he shouldn't have to do it all himself. A more collaborative effort and process is necessary for us both to mutually grow. This applies within the scope of #RedMatrix and #Friendica as well.

Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post 2 weeks ago

What am I looking at?

This is a redmatrix consensus item (e.g. a voting decision) converted to a Diaspora poll and displayed on that network. Before anybody gets excited, there's still a lot missing - such as processing the response. I know exactly how to craft a response (because I reverse engineered it) and could have this working in an hour or two; but I'm going to stop there.

[rant] There are a lot of people talking about federation and how cool it would be if all these networks could seamlessly communicate with each other and calling me a jerk - because I find it incredible that they could talk about federating complex social activities such as this with other projects, without ever actually having seen the other projects in question and figuring out what they do and how they work at the most basic level. We've got activity streams on the redmatrix side, they've got signed poll_participation things on the diaspora side. I've done half the job for you. Here you go - let's see what you've got.

This is just one complex thing. I've got a huge list of complex things that don't federate well, and that's just with this one network. Feel free to jump in and help out any time you want. [/rant]
William Mouck
 Tue, 19 May 2015 10:39:37 -0500 
In the big scheme of things lets get things done good so that I can be confident that communication channels can be open or closed towards the people who sometimes grace me with driving by with one hand on the wheel and one on there silenced pistol (true stories no airball nerf here) ummm what's up with the whole namespace icann thing that's one thing I think ties in right alternative dns and lastly i don't know
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:47:46 -0500 from Diaspora
Pointless frenzy is pointless
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSat, 02 May 2015 14:25:13 -0500 
This is a pretty big deal to me. One of the historic issues that prospective podmins have had with Diaspora is the fact that it is a Ruby on Rails application; for many people that are used to working with a LAMP stack on their server, deploying a Rails application can seem backwards, daunting, or sometimes outright unintuitive.

@Pirate Praveen** (j4v4m4n) has been instrumental in spearheading efforts to package up Diaspora for DEB-based distributions. I'm very proud of how far this effort has come; one day setting up and configuring a pod will be even easier yet. Thanks for everything!

Pirate Praveen** (j4v4m4n)Pirate Praveen** (j4v4m4n) wrote the following post 3 weeks ago

diaspora installation in #debian asking for #diaspora pod name. Diaspora can now be installed with Next Next clicks like Install Shield Wizards on debian.


#debian-diaspora #debian-diaspora-month
Nikita Ignatovich
Sun, 03 May 2015 08:32:50 -0500 from Diaspora
DE on server? It's not funny
William Mouck
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:32:36 -0500 
This convo is more then 3 days old .... I've been spun out but not that spun out
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 24 Apr 2015 13:25:52 -0500 

You come across a reputable scientist who reveals to you with absolute certainty that the universe is going to end in less than a minute. How do you react to this piece of information?
Letter Bomber
 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:50:00 -0500 
I didn't say it's fiction, I said it's an illusion. If you look at a cylinder from the top it's a circle. Quantum Entanglement looks like quantum entanglement because it is being looked at as quantum entanglement. It's simply a description. Quantum engtanglement is also very rare, and if you'll read your own link it talks about conservation of momentum which also applies to the conversation at hand. There's simply no reason to believe what you say is possible, it's a leap of a leap of a leap.

More to the point, if a force were to only tangentially interact with the time dimension ("The Event" occurs at a point in time), why would it interact with all of the local mass in an instant? Why wouldn't it still be a shockwave with the inverse square reactivity? Makes no sense on any level, sorry.
William Mouck
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:46:36 -0500 
We'll I'd say baby I don't know about you but I'm happy that it's in out in out and bliss I'm sure you can make it if you do your finger thing while I......  

On the Scientific side of things the universe going to end in less then a minute.  I like geometry and wonder if that could mean that the description of the geometrical instrinsics present during the time less then a minute will never be the same again ?  

when I think of a slit experiment and gravity and then consider volume vs plane I wonder about the plane as a condition of no volume but still substance?

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this is a blast  .....  My mouth muscles are contracting drawing my skin upward " having fun" and my diaphrams convulsing!!!!!!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 21 Apr 2015 20:31:59 -0500 
I wonder what a language would sound like if every word in it were a palindrome.

So, let's say that the word for person is "lilil", and the hyperfix (it's a prefix and a suffix wrapped around the base word simultaneously) for a descriptor like "elderly" would be "ehe". So, "elderly person" would become "ehe-lillil-ehe".

Verbs follow the subject by being wrapped around the subject word in a sentence. Running, or in this language, "uttu". "Elderly person running" would amount to "uttu ehe-lillill-ehe uttu."

Linguistically, a literal translation of the sentence would be "running old person is running". Translating the meaning of this exactly requires a certain keenness in listening skills and an understanding of palindromic empathy. Pronouns exist, but articles generally do not.

It's over-simplified and overly complicated at the same time!

#MadeUpLanguage #Palindrome
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:35:16 -0500 from Diaspora
?Whatahw arera youoy ono aboutuota Seanaes?
 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:32:18 -0500 
Heh, compression and fractals was what I thought about, too. Damn us nerds.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 16 Apr 2015 18:51:37 -0500 
Had good fun at the solidarity protest yesterday!

Fight for a Living Wage - Peoria, ILFight for a Living Wage - Peoria, IL wrote the following post 1 month ago
Photos from Yesterday's Solidarity Protest Yesterday, volunteers protested outside of the McDonalds on the intersection of University and War Memorial. A few volunteers and a few members of the press took some pictures of us!






#protest #solidarity #raisethewage
 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:05:27 -0500 
tzag comrades. capitalism is so greedy it has us geese that lay their golden eggs on a near starvation diet
Bob Mottram
 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:43:40 -0500 
On the @Tazman point about maximum pay one way to implement that might be to allow employees to vote on the pay levels of management. There might need to be thresholds to avoid the absurdity of a two person company and so on, but those details could be worked out. It's unlikely that employees would vote to have the pay of managers/directors/CEOs be hundreds of times greater than their own. This might set up a more virtuous situation in which it makes sense for management to treat the employees well for fear that their salaries would decrease otherwise.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 16 Apr 2015 15:13:48 -0500 
@Fight for a Living Wage - Peoria, IL+

All right! This channel should be set up and working properly now! Let's see how it all pans out.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 14 Apr 2015 16:48:36 -0500 
Just backed this on #Kickstarter. Can't wait to get my penis soap!



CLEANIS, the world's sexiest soap! Have fun coming clean. Perfect for BACHELORETTES, BACHELOR/BACHELORS, and BIRTHDAYS
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:20:04 -0500 from Diaspora
It's sad because, as you will be using it, it will look less and less like a penis :p
 Wed, 06 May 2015 05:41:22 -0500 
The demonstration video....... Can't ... stop... laughing... :rofl
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 13 Apr 2015 01:17:03 -0500 
@Art Up Peoria+

Note: All of my work is licensed under a permissive Creative Commons license; allowing anyone to share, remix, and reinterpret my work for free.

AbHuman is my upcoming art series. It follows in my previous works of Disreality, Picked Apart, and The Not Exactlies, all of which have proven to be rewarding lessons to me regarding form and how the brain makes up images when it can't understand what it's looking at.


The primary focus of AbHuman is to examine the form of hallucinogenic visuals and examine the essence of the hallucinogenic experience. The sketching process is largely a spontaneous one that focuses on incorporating mistakes and not overthinking the outcome of the form. Colors will involve colored pencils and some digital adjustment.

#art #mywork
Sean Tilley
 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:35:15 -0500 
Aw, thanks Daniel! I've always felt that Geometric Soul was a little under-appreciated.
Daniel Mynd
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:42:52 -0500 from Diaspora
It's minimalist, straight and well-ordered. I like that. And the colour compilation ... beautiful!