MacOS Pumpa build
Used the instructions at https://pumpa.branchable.com/install/ and https://github.com/pump-io/pump.io/wiki/HowTo-for-building-Pumpa-on-OS-X and got it to build with very few hiccups.
First attempt to post with an image didn't go through, but I closed and reopened, and did a plain text test. This is a second test with an image; hopefully the first fail was a fluke.
[Edit] Also testing edits (changed URLs to be links)
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Test from Pumpa on MacOS
The build process seems to have gone OK, but the first post (with a picture) that I sent doesn't seem to have been submitted. Trying a plain post, see how that goes.
2017-11-15T20:46:46Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Pretty much every day:
1. Wake up
2. Read a story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal
3. Open Twitter
4. See Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich claim that the story is being ignored by the mainstream media.
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2017-11-15T19:52:30Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I wish this were a surprise. Even more I wish this were not true. TechShopSF will be missed https://makezine.com/2017/11/15/techshop-closes-doors-files-bankruptcy/
2017-11-15T18:42:55Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
It just occurred to me that I keep $1-$5 that I'd otherwise lose every time I'm in a place that sells lottery tickets and I don't buy any.
So what they told us is a lie. You can win if you don't play.
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2017-11-15T18:12:50Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Does Pumpa exist anymore? Asking for a friend.
(Of course I am my friend.)Show all 5 replies
2017-11-15T18:03:05Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Sometimes I think about finding the source for the iOS pump.io app Social Monkeys and trying to make it build so it will run again.
But then I think about what a PITA it is to set up local app installation for iOS, and the aggravation of using XCode for... y'know, anything at all, and the open question of whether I need to pay Apple in order to tinker.
And then I get a little courage and go looking for the source anyhow. Looks like Social Monkeys was never F/LOSS anyway. Oh well.
This status has a title
2017-11-15T17:53:26Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I assume that there is some discussion somewhere about the pros and cons of including titles in pump.io's web client, and the decision not to include them in the web client. I've sort of been convinced that titles are a good thing, and I don't like posting status updates without titles.
Now, I don't want to just whinge about how inconvenient stuff that other people built for me is, but I will anyway because it isn't just a question of how lazy I am. It's a question of enticing other people to adopt federated social media as a real alternative to, you know, silos. This is a totally Stevecentric perspective, but I believe that the obstacles I encounter are obstacles other people encounter. While I am motivated to push past those obstacles, long experience shows that removing obstacles is what gets things used. This really shouldn't be controversial.
Oh well. Do I have a point? Not really. I just feel sad and tired whenever I realize that I've tweeted a bajillion times in the last month and haven't done squat here in the pumpiverse so then I think about posting and... oh dear, do I really want to spin up the VM with Linux on it?
I'm seeing how little tolerance I have for even minor inconveniences and despairing of the prospects of success convincing other people to overcome what might be a bigger inconvenience for them than for me. (I mean, how many of my non-developer friends run VMs?)
As for the "wanting to post with titles from the web UI", I imagine you know that if your post is a "Picture", you can add a title.
Other than that, there was some discussion about this, and while some were against having "note" object with a title field, there was talk about allowing a different kind of post (say "article", which is another supported type of object) with title field and more.
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Burngot a good burn on
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Is there life after snowflake?
2017-09-28T17:31:14Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
This is a doozy for me. Hopefully someday I can title this How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Abundance.
Pretty and red
2017-09-26T20:10:13Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Montblanc Marilyn Monroe looks like my Omas Emotica:
Pretty and red. Don't think I want to pay for it. And the nib really should be platinum if it's an homage to Marilyn.
Rockin' it old schoolLiterally. Phone charging so it can't be carried around. 11 year old music player works great.
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“Using the phone for music is not for me =)”
I paid what seems like a lot of money to me to have a phone with enough storage that I could fit my music library on it. I justified it because having bought it without a carrier subsidy I didn't get locked into a contract. Almost US$1000 up front for the phone, but my wireless bill went from $100/month to about $12-20/month. So even with the pricey phone going no-contract paid for that phone in the first year. I've had it two and a half.
Anyway, I almost never actually have phone calls. Basically what I call my "phone" is my music player that also has messaging, email, and other apps and which can make a phone call if I need it.
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy were the original TV SJWs
2017-09-25T01:13:51Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC: Followers
Anyone who complains about Star Trek pushing a social agenda can shove a photon torpedo up their alt-starboard nacelle.
https://splicer.com/2017/09/24/listen-snowflake-star-trek-has-always-leaned-hard-to-portShow all 5 repliesYou mean the JJ Abrams movies that have mixed-race alien first officer, take-no-shit African communications officer, Asian navigator who is gay, Russian helmsman, incredibly brave captain of the first ship we see is Indian? Kirk's mentor is in a wheelchair at the end of the movie? I saw some diversity in at least the first one....
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“I saw some diversity in at least the first one....”
Yeah, that one. So yes, you have that diversity in the crew, although today's standards are not really the same as they were in the 60s, so having one woman with a speaking role doesn't seem quite as progressive as it might have then.
But the plots haven't had any social commentary to speak of. There's been no "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield" (terrifying title considering the ending). All other Star Treks have had aesops about our present world at the front and center. I think your favorite is Undiscovered Country. That's all end-of-the-cold-war stuff.
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Pump as a comment system?
2017-09-21T00:39:58Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
This is a half-baked idea that's been bouncing around in my mind for some time. Folks here in the pumpiverse may be able to tell me whether it's worth baking.
Like I said, half-baked idea. I keep running into my own ignorance when I think about it, which means I should be learning more. I guess this would mean making the site with the CMS run its own pump node, right? Or perhaps it could piggyback on some other pump's node. Maybe automatically posting with one account and keeping track of the responses to that account.
The next thing that occurs to me is the problem I've encountered being unable to reply to a notice that existed before I followed the poster of the notice. I can reply to anything that user posts afterward, but not the notice that called my attention to that user in the first place. Is that still a real thing? I can see how that would be a monkey wrench.
Maybe I'm trying to shoehorn something I oughtn't into a space it won't fit. Just mean to toss it out there as to whether it's worth pursuing.
PS of course having some kind of decentralized federated comment system would be rad. Broadly I don't have any doubt that it's a goal worth pursuing.
PPS and also this raises the question: why not just blog with Pump? Well, slug URLs for one. Also not sure how annoying a bunch of 30-paragraph essays would be in people's activity stream. It's not a bad proposition; just something I'm not totally sure meets my use case.
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I think it's definitely doable, since Pump.io allows "remote login", and has a pretty good API. But of course, this would require work on the blog side.
We can look at OpenFarmGame as an example of something that's not really a Pump client in the traditional sense, and uses your Pump.io account from your server to login to the game. And it's a web app, meaning that this fits the website usercase, not just desktop or mobile clients =)
“[...] he problem I've encountered being unable to reply to a notice that existed before I followed the poster of the notice. [...]”
That still happens, AFAIK, but I should point out that the problem only happens if nobody on your server followed that user yet, not you personally.
So, if userFrom2016@datamost.com follows you, newUserSept2017@datamost.com who just registered right now, will be able to comment on most of your previous posts.
This is obviously a much bigger problem if you're the only user on your server, of course (for the reverse case) xDMastodon has several mitigations for this and neighboring issues:
- Fetches parents of posts that you read
- Allows you to search for a post URL and tries to fetch that post if it doesn't have it
- Goes out and fetches the latest bunch of posts from an account when you start following it