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Clever Code? Sounds like a company 🫣

Never heard of them. What do they do?

With a separate notebook in the following format:

pagenr:linenr - note

I expected a whole gtk/qt theme, but it looks like it’s just a wallpaper?

I ordered several times from https://stickerapp.com/ and was always very happy with the result.

“Why did you do this?”
“Because I can” 😂

I would say so too, if it was more than just a hobby. Nevertheless, anybody can add the Creative Commons license to their work as long as it is their own work.
Hobby bloggers like to make this their own. But I understand the point you’re making.

And I’m running several lawsuits against individuals because of copyright infringements. So it definitely matters enough.

Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you. Copyright infringement also matters when private individuals are affected. E.g. when a private person uses CreativeCommons, MIT, or GPL license. CreativeCommons is mostly used for text.
In addition, you need to read the TOS of the platform to see if they do not take the rights, as Facebook does, for example.

Simply ban the IPs & the accounts of the abusers while enforcing the rules, and it shall be clean after a while.

That would work. But banning the IP would mean banning whole instances, because spam does not only come from the local instance. Banning the user by username does work for 5 minutes, before they register a new account.
Since nobody who’s hosting a Lemmy instance is paying a professional moderation team, which is 24/7 available to ban spam, it’s almost impossible to react in time.

I don’t know how it works in lemmy, but each instance could go and have a word filter (if the post contains a blacklisted word, it would be held for review).

This word filter is called slur-Filter and is available. Nevertheless, this has been criticized by outsiders very often and Lemmy as a whole was made bad.

I am Not Talking about the software feature, I am talking about why the 5,000 or so users who have an account at lemmy are unable to speak & interact with each other.

I don’t think it’s particularly beneficial to criticize Lemmy because some instance blocks others, but applaud Mastodon for “moderation”, on which a hashtag is highly valued that “recommends” blocking entire instances because one person has a problem with another on another instance.

As for moderation, mastodon is going to pass 8,000,000 users soon, and they have gab and truth social there, yet they are still able to moderate it.

With what I’ve experienced on Mastodon so far, the “moderation” consists almost entirely of overblocking by distributing blacklists, which are primarily controlled by bigger instances.

Do you mean that you do this to have a static IP pointing to an admin page? Why does that increase security?

Exactly this. You can configure nginx/apache this way, that specific pages, like an admin interface, are only reachable from a specific IP range. If it comes from another one, you can return whatever you want.
It increases security in this way, that crawler don’t even get known about such administrative pages and there’s no way to brute-force the login.

Edit: Thanks for the tip with Nyr OpenVPN.

I’m running 2 OpenVPN server. One on a VPS in Canada and one in Germany. The main purpose is to lock admin pages to a fix IP to increase security.
I always avoid the supposedly secure, paid VPN services, because you never know what is really recorded there. At least, you run your entire Internet traffic over it. And with these prices, you can almost lease a small VPS, install OpenVPN and browse through it.

He killed Chewbacca? :o …
I currently have only read the Drizzt saga, but was not really convinced by it. My next plan was the Dark Elf Trilogy, but I heard that’s the same as Drizzt?

I was always happy with the combination of transmissiond running on a file server and transmission-remote as client, available for Linux, Windows and Android.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to get a small SSD instead of a USB stick and connect it via USB using an external enclosure? There shouldn’t be much difference regarding performance, but there should be in lifespan. You could also split partitions up and use the free space for other things.

Mastodon - Who blocks whom
cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/161886 A few days ago, a page was published in the Fediverse where you could check which Mastodon instance is blocking whom in the Fediverse. This was made possible by a programmer who used the new Mastodon API introduced in 4.0 and automatically read out the blacklists of the instances. The information about who blocks who is in many ways more than just interesting for those who want to choose an instance. As it was already written in a German thread about the topic, it would be helpful to know whether you reach your target group at all, if you register on an instance.

Why is it so hard to send a correct UserAgent?
Especially with the rush from Twitter, there are more and more bots and crawlers coming up from the Fediverse that just can't manage to send a correct UserAgent. Many apps, which want to make usage of several platforms, just submit the framework they use for their connection. Like `python/1.2.3`, `Dart/1.23` or `http.rb/1.2.3`. The biggest problem with this behavior is, that I as the operator and administrator want to secure the system, but I would lock out legitimate software by targeting only the UserAgent. Especially the `python/1.2.3` in particular, but has also attracted malicious attention many times in my log files. I'm really grateful, that Lemmy developer decided to use a customized UserAgent, so that I as admin can directly see what request it is and where it comes from. That makes it so much easier to make the decision of harm or no harm. On my servers, I started to block all requests with a “default” or empty UserAgent, but I wonder, how it's possible to fix this issue in general? Any ideas?

I prefer distro packages, because they don’t need to install dependencies, which are already installed. But for testing out a program or in need of several versions of one and the same one, it’s a great deal.
But even for testing or running multiple versions, AppImage is the better solution, in my opinion.

LibreOffice is great. I used their offline tools since release, and I really should take my time to take a look at their online version. Currently, I’m using ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud at home.
Thanks for the hint.

They’re only talking about the clouds. So, it’s not allowed to use e.g. Microsoft Skydrive or Google Drive. But as long as it’s possible to use Microsoft Office also offline, they’re doing it here.
Banning the clouds is a good start, but politics stopped there, without thinking about the offline software.

Did they? If so, then way too many schools don’t think to switch. I have way too many friends who are unhappy that their children still bring docx documents home, if at all. Because digitization here is seriously stuck in the Stone Age, many schools aren’t particularly equipped.

Let’s hope, other countries do the same with MS Office and Google Docs.

Was it ever, when you don’t use it for advertising or hate-speech?

More interesting question would be, how to deal with incoming messages from other systems, which doesn’t support a karma system? 🤔

uff … Already this old? It feels like last year that I’ve seen it the first time.

As I see the downvotes on this, but not on the real stupid ones, I’ll don’t open such a safe space. I think, that many still will not understand, until they suffer by themselves. I hope, the down voters will never need to find a safe space. Good luck!

EDIT: I see, that all of a sudden the traces are quickly erased. This shows how much a safe space would be needed. However, I will discard my idea!

Why not? I could ask the other way. Why creating new Mastodon/Pleroma/Friendica/… instances, when already many exists? A lot of them even without a clear topic and a lot of spam.
And why shouldn’t I use the Lemmy software? Should I prefer an old BBS, which have no apps? Or should I use a static homepage with a disqus like comment option?
The Lemmy software offers a private option and a clear, topic based structure. And federation is optional. Or do you use all functions of the Friendica instance you are? Do you use any option in your phone? If not, why have you bought it? Reinventing the wheel?

Utopia has always been just wishful thinking and will always be.

ahh. Thanks for clarifying. I only know this as AI.

What’s an AGI?
Sorry for my stupid question, but I read it the first time now.

Thanks to Vaultwarden, better said Bitwarden these days, I was able to move a company from a very, very old Wiki software to store passwords, to a properly usable alternative.
Privately, however, I stay with Keepass, because the effort with Vaultwarden is simply not worth it for just one single user.

I do not understand, why chat apps are in need for “social media” features to blow the clients up as fuck. Instead, they kill the SMS compatibility to include other crap.

It would. But Tweets with a link to an external social media site are down rated by the algorithm and don’t reach that many followers as it should.

I’m running a Gotify installation on https://push.nsa.li with open registration if someone wants to test before installing by themselves.

Any books where an ancap nation protects itself from international law by having nukes?
Cross posted from https://fapsi.be/post/111920 Please reply on the original post at https://fapsi.be/post/111920

cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/64476 > Found this little helper today, tried it, and I'm really happy. Finally, I can write with Markdown and still have an overview of plot, characters, notes, …

There is also a mobile app for iOS. But in general I am always skeptical about software that advertises itself as “Based in Luxembourg (Germany, …), secure by design”. As if the country in which a software is developed has any influence on how secure a software is. 🤷

What if … Cross posts were only symlinks?
I see it very often, especially with Linux, Libre Culture and Open Source, that one and the same is discussed in 2 or more threads. In one a consent was found, in another not, and in the third are only posted links to one of the other discussions. So I asked myself, what if a cross post would only link to the original instead of creating an own entry?

I think I need this 😂

I've managed to include lemmy.ml and fapsi.be search results in my public searx instance on [search.bka.li](https://search.bka.li) To do the same, open the `settings.yml` file of your searx installation, search for the `engines:` part and add the following lines: ```yaml - name : lemmy engine : json_engine search_url : https://lemmy.ml/api/v3/search?q={query}&page={pageno}&type_=Posts results_query : posts url_query : post/ap_id title_query : post/name content_query : post/body categories : general, social media shortcut : le paging : True disabled : False ``` After restart, you're able to see and select lemmy at the searx preferences page under the tabs `general` and `social media`. A search would look like this: ![](https://fapsi.be/pictrs/image/VWLCpbKSIk.png) Source: [search.bka.li](https://search.bka.li/search?q=what%20is%20lemmy&categories=social+media&language=en-US) You can also add comments: ```yaml - name : lemmy comments engine : json_engine search_url : https://lemmy.ml/api/v3/search?q={query}&page={pageno}&type_=Comments results_query : comments url_query : post/ap_id title_query : post/name content_query : post/body categories : general, social media shortcut : lec paging : True disabled : False ``` As well as communities: ```yaml - name : lemmy communities engine : json_engine search_url : https://lemmy.ml/api/v3/search?q={query}&page={pageno}&type_=Communities results_query : communities url_query : post/ap_id title_query : post/name content_query : post/body categories : general, social media shortcut : leco paging : True disabled : False ``` User search is possible too, but adding this would only support bullying and stalking. For ethical reasons, I decline to post an example of this as well. **Be careful:** Never use the same `shortcut` for different engines. When your searx will not load or time out, check the `shortcut` first.

Lemmy’s search as JSON
Is it possible to get Lemmy's search result in JSON format? E.g., to include the search in search engines like searx. That would be really awesome.

TinyList – OpenSource Note-Taking
cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/2397 > Source code is available on [GitHub](https://github.com/baggachipz/tinylist)

TinyList – Note-Taking PWA
Source code is available on [GitHub](https://github.com/baggachipz/tinylist)

cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/1930 > **[German book]** > > Deutschland existiert nicht mehr. Nach einem mysteriösen Erdbeben ist fast das ganze Land mit seinen Bewohnern spurlos verschwunden und zurück blieb ein mysteriöser, außerirdischer Urwald, der von der NATO zur Sperrzone erklärt wurde. […]

Self hostable report-uri collector
I'm looking for a self-hostable report-uri collector like report-uri.com for CSP and Expect-CT. I already found some very minimalistic ones who only log onto stdout or are not updated for years.

I loved this book when I was a child and I still have a printed copy here 😊

Easy Ways to Be More Private on the Internet
All you need to know about the Internet and what you can do in under 30 minutes to use it more safely and privacy-friendly. Including 20+ worksheets and checklists to help you improve your own Internet safety and privacy. Pop-ups, cookie notices, password rules and data scandals everywhere. Who are those who do have our data? And what does that even mean? Learn, why so many data flows are problematic and what you can do in just a few minutes to be safer and more private on the Internet. --- Edit: I've updated the link to the authors own shop

Fated to Meet You by Kemeridou, Despoina
"I love you with every fiber of my being, Eleanor, but this love won't keep me alive, nor will it be able to protect you." When Nora finds herself in the past, away from her mundane life, she chooses to take the place of a dead Princess. An arranged marriage with the soon-to-be King of the neighboring kingdom will help her discover love, friendship and hidden secrets. An ancient curse has been haunting the royal family for ages. Will she be able to break it and save her loved ones from the cruel hands of death? Time is already running out...

"He pressed his thumb against her bottom lip; her breath was heavy and enticing. Her mouth was like a magnet drawing him closer with every breath she took, making him a slave to her touch." #quote by Jupiter Rose