Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 27 Feb 2015 21:03:41 -0600 
"If they weren't fighting for liberty, they were fighting for independence or democracy or freedom or decency or honor or their native land or something else that didn't mean anything.

The war was to make the world safe for democracy for the little countries for everybody. If the war was over now then the world must be all safe for democracy.

Was it? And what kind of democracy? And how much? And whose? Then there was this freedom the little guys were always getting killed for.

Was it freedom from another country? Freedom from work or disease or death? Freedom from your mother-in-law? Please mister give us a bill of sale on this freedom before we go out and get killed. Give us a bill of sale drawn up plainly so we know in advance what we‘re getting killed for and give us also a first mortgage on something as security so we can be sure after we've won your war that we've got the same kind of freedom we bargained for.”
-Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'


Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals creeping aspects of war on terror in US city as accounts describe shackling and brutality without basic rights
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:27:47 -0600 
This very well may be my next. #Ubuntu #Phone #Meizu

Octa-Core Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone Confirmed


The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will make its debut at Mobile World Congress early next month.


  • 5.3-inch IPS LCD display (1920 x 1152, 418ppi)
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chipset
  • 2GB RAM
  • 20.7 MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing
  • 16GB built-in flash storage
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:06:52 -0600  from Friendica
Reading about 8 cores in a handheld computer looking like a telephone always makes me think about how many space stations we will run with those. But then we listen to 10 songs and make selfies...
Mario Vavti
 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:53:19 -0600 
Does it ship with LAMP and redr#matrix preinstalled?
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:37:14 -0600 
@Channel One+ Has anyone had any issues with their hubs not sending out emails for user registration / approval / email recovery? I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong here.

A couple of things: hub is currently approval-only for user registration. I can approve accounts as the requests come up, but there's no indication of an email going out. As it stands, there currently isn't a way for new users to log in and start using it.

I've tried looking in my logs, but only have found entries such as this, and I'm not entirely convinced that it's related: 2015-02-24 21:30:10:5qflpbdlqipi2cv1tncs1k68l2 security.php:431:stream_perms_api_uids: stream_perms_api_uids: 2 2015-02-24 21:30:33:m1q71oa4pij70uf9a6uvbfi9a2 admin.php:86:admin_content: admin_content 2015-02-24 21:31:28:5qflpbdlqipi2cv1tncs1k68l2 security.php:431:stream_perms_api_uids: stream_perms_api_uids: 2 2015-02-24 21:31:30:5qflpbdlqipi2cv1tncs1k68l2 security.php:431:stream_perms_api_uids: stream_perms_api_uids: 2 2015-02-24 21:32:40:kgvo4k38719bqdsmgijjk3mcs2 security.php:431:stream_perms_api_uids: stream_perms_api_uids: 2 2015-02-24 21:32:42:kgvo4k38719bqdsmgijjk3mcs2 security.php:431:stream_perms_api_uids: stream_perms_api_uids: 2 2015-02-24 21:32:49:kgvo4k38719bqdsmgijjk3mcs2 security.php:431:stream_perms_api_uids: stream_perms_api_uids: 2 2015-02-24 21:32:50:m1q71oa4pij70uf9a6uvbfi9a2 admin.php:86:admin_content: admin_content

Any ideas of things I could try?
Giaco Jazz
 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:41:18 -0600 
"but 80% of them are for @Giaco Jazz -...."

I do not know if there is a connection, but my email is of a site that has been off-line for a week plentiful.
Thomas Willingham
 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:49:56 -0600 
Yeah - that would explain it, and make it a complete coincidence.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:04:36 -0600 
So depressing. :(

#^The truth about Purism: Why Librem is not the same as libre
Purism Librem is an interesting project which promises to produce a completely libre laptop, designed to respect the user's privacy and the user's rights. The indivduals behind the project seem so confident as to "promise that a Purism system and all its components will be free according to

#librem #coreboot #libre
Will Hill
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:14:22 -0600  from Diaspora
That is depressing, but what I thought. Gluglug is still the only Respects Your Freedom certified laptop on the market.
William Mouck
 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:35:21 -0600 
I agree depressing
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 24 Feb 2015 02:22:04 -0600 
Occupy SocialOccupy Social wrote the following post 5 days ago
A social hub for Occupy Activism. The emergence of #OccupyWallSt caused a significant stir in terms of media attention and public opinion. Many people involved in the worldwide protests were able to collaborate with one another so that the world could hear their voices about the socioeconomic and political issues that affect all of us.


It's been nearly four years since the initial protests started up. From that point on, people in protests across the world have come together and exchanged ideas. Local chapters in many cities all over the world have grown as attempts to tackle problems on both a local and global scale. As the movement has grown, so too has the need for disparate groups to stay in active communication with one another.


The nature of #Occupy is a decentralized one. It is a network of groups capable of working on local problems independently of one another. We want to help members of these different groups communicate together more easily; so we're working to help the Occupy movement make the most of the free web.

Occupy Social is a social platform for activists in the movement. It is powered by RedMatrix, a next-gen communication platform that gives end users the power to tailor their own online experience. Members of OS can connect to friends that use Diaspora, Friendica, and #RedMatrix. It has events, groups, polls, photo albums, statuses, hashtags, and private messages. It lets you push posts you make here to most known social networks.

This platform is rapidly evolving and growing, with the goal of bringing occupy members together. An initial wave of invites will be sent out over the course of the next few weeks and months to any members that are interested in using OccupySocial to upload media, organize events, share stories and links, send messages, coordinate groups, and hold votes; just drop us a line at
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 23 Feb 2015 21:39:58 -0600 
This is what I'd like to see more of.

AnonymissAnonymiss wrote the following post 5 days ago
 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:15:21 -0600 Neat, those littlebits kits.
Letter Bomber
 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:59:53 -0600 
I still want one with handcrank. And where's my flying car while we're at it?
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:08:18 -0600  from Diaspora
 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:07:18 -0600 
much easier on the eyes than most stuff these days
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 19 Feb 2015 01:02:59 -0600 
I'm looking to be better about managing my personal time, specifically because I have a lot of hobbies and want to pursue them further.

For those of you who have hobbies and are proficient with them, how do you keep up with it? How do you find balance against a daily grind?
Thomas Willingham
 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:44:39 -0600 
Did Hitler sit around all day writing time charts, and waiting for his girlfriend to tell him what to do?

Did Stalin sit there wondering what the world would be like if only he could find more spare time to put his plans in motion?

Did Genghis Khan waste his life working as a florist because there was nothing else to do around here?
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:00:57 -0600  from Diaspora
i dream of having a big red "Super Intergalactic Pause" button on my desk....

i push this button and the universe remains in the the quantum state util i push it again,

thus giving me an eternity to arrange things to my liking before things are required to proceed to the next moment :)
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 17 Feb 2015 18:35:06 -0600 
Brace yourself! This is a test! :O
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:04:32 -0600  from Diaspora
one odd thing i notice on d

usually i can access a public post with GUID

but in case of red having guid like

even if i URL encode this https://some.pod/posts/892dbd78f8b2ee24535f30a9791686f3b4dcca230e43fdd5d04401b165ff31c6%40deadsuperhero%2Ecom it tosses a 404

in the production log i can see that it has truncated the GUID at the period between deadsuperhero and com

{"id"=>"892dbd78f8b2ee24535f30a9791686f3b4dcca230e43fdd5d04401b165ff31c6@deadsuperhero"} 404 Not Found
Giaco Jazz
 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:58:11 -0600 
yes,  I can not see MixxZine (comment)  here in the matrix  #^ , but I figured, he is not connected to you.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 17 Feb 2015 18:00:37 -0600 
@Channel One+ I had kind of an interesting usability question regarding RedMatrix. I have a channel with a lot of public posts that get federated out to Diaspora. Due to the nature of the posts being public, users that I'm not connected with on Diaspora can like and comment on it.

If a user that I'm not connected with comments on the post, it looks like the comment doesn't appear on my hub.

So, basically what I'm asking is this: can you only have comments / likes from people that you're connected with? If so, why? I think there could be a lot of value in making public posts and accepting likes and comments from strangers; it's not a bad way to make conversation with people who might connect with you in the future.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:12:16 -0600  from Diaspora
i kind of like the ".red" TLDs for red servers, for example ""

but it really depends more on what makes sense to your audience
Alexandre Hannud Abdo
 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:54:07 -0600 
Oh crap, that server's down again...
Well, well, I've added my e-mail to my redred%23matrixmatrix profile ;D and thanks for the notice!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 17 Feb 2015 13:19:26 -0600 
Say what you will about #Muse, but I think this song is brilliant. #NowListening.

Muse - Map Of Your Head
by Immianthe on YouTube
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 17 Feb 2015 11:44:27 -0600 
Normally, I don't care for content from Collective Evolution (it's in the same league as Natural News and The Mind Unleashed, two of the biggest psuedoscientific bullshitters around), but this was good.

Uncle MeatUncle Meat wrote the following post 2 weeks ago
Sean Tilley
 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:58:01 -0600 
Trying to explain where morality comes from is somewhat difficult. Although I do agree with some points of cultural relativism, I think it can turn muddy pretty quickly depending on what you're talking about.

I would make the argument that morality is not derived from law or the state. I think part of it is innate, and part of it is derived through cultural norms and classical conditioning.
Thomas Willingham
 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:43:07 -0600 
Trying to explain where morality comes from is somewhat difficult.

Only if you're into shifting the blame.

You are responsible for your own morality.  No excuses.  Excuses are how we got into the mess we're in now, where anybody rational has to fully agree with God in Genesis 6:5-7.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 19:46:51 -0600 
Facebook's advertising model is increasingly looking like a scam. Any subscription model that suggests you pay thousands of dollars just so that your subscribers have a better chance of seeing your content is not a very good one. It's crowded, and doesn't lend itself to a very organic method of distributing and discovering content.

About Face: How Facebook Drove Us Away


Two weeks ago we made the decision to delete our Facebook presence. Unlike some companies that have left the social network in a huff, we aren't angry. We aren’t bitter or resentful. No angst. We approached our decision from a business-like perspective, carefully analyzing the return on investment. The same way we do for other forms of marketing and advertising; you know, the way any company should evaluate the channels it uses. We saw it just wasn’t worth it.Like many companies, we fell into the category of those who feel that time and money spent on Facebook is a waste.


(Thanks to @Aaron Seigo for originally sharing this)
Thomas Willingham
 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:50:37 -0600 
It was Demon here.  Then they got bought by Scottish Power some time around 98 or 99, and I switched to CyberDuck (which now appears to be a remote filesystem viewer), which was awesome - every third week, you got free hours based on the average of the first two weeks....which meant you spent your entire life online in the first two weeks to get the most out of the third week.
Marshall Sutherland
 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:24:09 -0600 
I was able to read it from work (where the anti-malware software won't let me redirect popular host names in my host file). What they describe was one my biggest non-privacy gripes with facebook. As a user, they give you all these controls to let you configure what you want to see and not see, but then they show you things you asked not to see and don't show you the things you asked to see.

I guess when your communication system is designed to be unreliable, it makes a lot of things easier. My job would be a lot easier if I only had to worry about keeping some of the software working some of the time on some of the systems. And that whole incident yesterday where an electrician caused the server room breaker to pop and brought down the entire freaking server room. No biggie! It was up some of the day!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 17:21:28 -0600 
This was a good read, but since I work in a crowdfunding company (BackerKit), I think it's fair to point out that there are more successful Kickstarter projects that deliver than projects that don't deliver. Out of the 600+ projects that I've worked with, only 2 or 3 were faced with particularly horrendous post-campaign problems.

On Kickstarter, everyone is Peter Molyneux


The structure of crowdfunding encourages overpromising and under-delivering.

#Crowdfunding #Kickstarter
Anime Machina
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:07:05 -0600  from Diaspora
When reading the whole article I personally think the article writer did had his point. But in my opinion he is also totally wrong personally I cannot agree more then this in the comment section:

Comment by Nessuss:37% Fully deliver? that's an amazing amount! and 8% partially deliver is great too. For a form of angel investing, I think that's an excellent return. The problem isn't so much Kickstarter but the public perception of what Kickstarter is. It's not a store, but a type of investment. And companies fail all the time, shareholders lose everything, and that's OK because the reward is worth it when they succeed.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 16:49:47 -0600 
@Gimp Dojo+ What is the most ideal way to share our GIMP knowledge? Should we post articles with screenshots to the group? Video tutorials? Link to posts somewhere else?

I've come up with a number of self-taught techniques; I'm just trying to think of the most useful way to articulate them.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:18:39 -0600  from Diaspora
Sean has done some awesome radio presentations to my recall :) , GIMP works is a very visual thing, maybe an audio narrative with slides might be effective
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:33:59 -0600  from Diaspora
I had a Isuzu Sunrunner, best thing ever, go anywhere, good on gas, it was later called a GMC Tracker
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 03:17:45 -0600 
Charles RothCharles Roth wrote the following post 2 weeks ago
I have re-opened parlementum.NET as a public redred%23matrixmatrix site allowing new registrtations.
Parlementum Admin
 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:00:26 -0600 
should work now.
Giaco Jazz
 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:06:45 -0600 
@Davide Pesenti  da un'occhiata, ora dopo che Charles ha fatto qualcosa, io posso di nuovo commentare.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 01:59:57 -0600 
Wheels are turning in my head. It would be fun to find a way to turn this into a #RedMatrix addon; in the sense that it could provide a home page that puts localhub posts into a jquery timeline. If done right, it could be a nice landing page for visitors. I could see the use-case being handy for organizations running their own hubs.

Responsive Vertical Timeline Demo
A cool, responsive, animated timeline built with jQuery and CSS3 that shows & animates event blocks when they're scrolled into the viewport.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:04:22 -0600  from Diaspora
i could script something like that except that the parameter for selecting a time frame on the stream does not seem to work outside of the rails console
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:02:20 -0600  from Diaspora
just thinking you could implement this in server side PHP with redmatrix, there might have to be something new in the database to indicate what should be visible on the timeline
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 00:53:15 -0600 

Made in GIMP. :) Maybe this will be a real thing someday. #AcidSugar #MakeBelieveBands
Sean Keene
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:59:19 -0600  from Diaspora
Dope dope dope.
Adam Robertson
 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:16:10 -0600 
Very nice use of Gimp!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 16 Feb 2015 00:40:37 -0600 
Just backed this on #Kickstarter. Looks pretty fantastic; the style reminds me a lot of #SpaceQuest. I think a space setting is a great twist on #OregonTrail.

Orion Trail


A science fiction space adventure game where you must rely on your wit, your officers, and your spaceship to survive.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSun, 15 Feb 2015 21:20:01 -0600 
@Channel One+ Is there a route that shows public posts made just by members of a particular hub? I was thinking that it might be interesting to show the latest public posts from hub channels on the front page.
Thomas Willingham
 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:11:39 -0600 
No, and it doesn't make much sense.

Try to think of a way to implement it, and you'll find the more you think about it, the less sense it makes.  That's why you got random channel home instead.

But it could be done by joining the author_xchan on channel_hash or by matching against the hubloc table, or from an array of channels you like, or as a collection, or...

You could even do something really fucked up like creating a channel that added other channels as an RSS feed, sourced them, and then made that the home fact, that's probably the easiest way at a member level, and doesn't restrict you to items from a single hub...except adding a restriction is what you wanted to do.

TL;DR, where there's a will, there's a beneficiary.
Mike Macgirvin
 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:28:00 -0600 

git pull
util/config system site_firehose 1

This assumes that by default you're showing the freeweb firehose (I believe this is the current redmatrix default), which we'll over-ride with just public posts from the local site. Otherwise you'll have to disable whatever other thing is configured to display on the front page when you're not logged in.