An example of how whitelists are incompatible with decentralization: There is ruby gem for OEmbed called Onebox, used by the Discourse software. OEmbed is an open web protocol with discovery built in - pages announce that they have embeddable content. But Onebox is whitelist-based - with URLs like youtube, vimeo, twitter. Even though Mastodon supports OEmbed, Discourse won't embed Mastodon toots because of this. It would take submitting every single potential instance URL to the whitelist.
This kinda brings me around to: Sometimes people want whitelist-only federation in Mastodon. Sometimes they want a silo completely without federation. It's free software. You can do that, but you cannot expect me to be on board with that. I heard someone say that it's authoritarian - for me to build & optimize around a One Official Way. I don't see how a software project could thrive if it *doesn't* focus like that.
Upgraded my version of #kodi last week. The interface was pretty good before but looks even better now.
Had to fiddle around with the PVR plugin but it's all smooth sailing now. The link to the mythtv skip advertising feature works better now.
I think it was previously Gotham or Isengard before the update.
#RSA """a complete break of RSA-1024 as implemented in Libgcrypt.""
Cuss those Boffins :)
Excellent work though.
Cough. Do note the VM paragraph and the L3 caveat.
Predators have traditionally gathered near water holes , and other choke points.
Deb based systems: patches are already out.
1.4.7 improvements include:
- swipeable tabs on touch devices
- disabling 2FA now requires 2FA confirmation
- keeps track of your logged in sessions and displays a list under "security"
- each session now has a different access token, which is revoked when you log out, which is a big security improvement
- "favourites" in web fixed
Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service
“Google has been fined €2.4bn ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.”
Good morning. I feel embarrassed again because I *did* forget to bump the in-code version string to 1.4.5 yesterday night. I was asked about the performance regression in 1.4.4 by a friend (I didn't announce 1.4.4 for this reason - didn't want anyone to upgrade to that yet, since I discovered the regression only after releasing), so I was like "yeah, I know, we have a fix for that, let me tag it real quick" 😩
Yo yo yo!
#Mastodon v1.4.6 is released. I have not announced 1.4.4 and 1.4.5 (for a reason) so most will probably be upgrading straight from 1.4.3. For the full changelog, I do recommend looking through those two releases, but upgrade instructions are simple:
Notably, the "NSFW" button has been replaced with an eye icon for consistency, hashtag timelines now update in real time as they should, and spinny text is gone