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RE: https://eli.li/entry.php?id=20180318015703

Anyone with me? Am I totes off base?

You are certainly not; the tools provided right now are indeed technical. However, you have to keep it in mind, that none of the specifications are finalised in any form - only webmentions are in W3C recommendation stage. As it has been pointed out, my wording and knowledge was off: recommendation is the final, released stage, so I fixed it.

The vast majority of users aren’t going to read the spec., nor care to ever do so. […] This should be our (the IndieWeb’s) holy mission — empowering all sorts of folks to post content that they get to control.

This is where we disagree. There are other, interesting movements, two of them with very similar goals: Repair Café and Restart Party. As the name suggests, it’s about repairing things, instead of throwing them away, but both of them share the ideology of teaching people to fix their own things; to learn about their tools, to value, to own them.

Owning the content is the first step, but it shouldn’t be the only step. I wholeheartedly disagree with WordPress’ attitude, making people avoid technical responsibility1 - people should care, they should be at least be aware of what’s happening when they press a publish button. They needn’t have to be capable of doing it from scratch, but providing the tools only is not a goal I can align with.

If we keep up the attitude of making everything so simple that people don’t have to understand, we’ll very soon find ourselves in the chapter of The Foundation, where the priests keep running technology, without anyone understanding it.


  1. https://www.rarst.net/wordpress/technical-responsibility/

2017-08-21 08:40

I had a long though of the whole re-decentralize the internet1 idea, and I came to the conclusion many are approaching from the top, whereas the problem, in reality, is underneath. It also applies to email, for which’s future I’m even more worried.

Facebook, Google, etc. are trying to swallow the internet. Have they succeeded? Partially, maybe, truly never will.

In reality who’s actively devouring everything is Amazon with AWS. Remember the last AWS outage and how many sites were knocked off the internet?2 It knocked off half of the internet, including cloud based smart things at home. There’s your real problem. Companies go for AWS, because it’s simple and cheap - both are lies, it’s neither simple, nor cheap, but it’s impossible to convince the brainwashed. Apart from a few exceptions and the paranoid, nobody dares to buy and own their hardware these days, nobody hosts their own services, they just go for “the cloud”.

Take a look at email, because it’s the future of the web: it’s more or less in the hands of 4 big provider. I don’t know if the process can be reversed, but I believe we need to start from the bottom up, by running our own services, on our own, owned (or at lest rented) hardware, and not from the top, by decentralising services.

Here’s a reminder why keeping services out of centralisation so important:

[…] People seem to hate email for the same reasons they once loved it. Email’s underlying triumph, the quality that made it revolutionary, was that you could instantly deliver a written message to someone even if they weren’t there to receive it. […] Email is neutral, meaning that anyone can email anyone else with an email address. If you have a person’s email address, your message will be delivered no matter who you are - whether the recipient is your oldest friend, your granddaughter, your boss’s boss, or Beyoncé. The year the web was born, this flattening effect was astonishing. Anyone in an organization could communicate directly and immediately with anyone else, “regardless of rank” […]

- Adrienne LaFrance34

And we should all set up mesh networks within our cities to avoid the tyranny of ISPs, but that is indeed and unfortunately, very hard.


  1. http://redecentralize.org/

  2. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/01/aws_s3_outage/

  3. https://www.theatlantic.com/author/adrienne-lafrance/

  4. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/what-comes-after-email/422625/

RE: http://altplatform.org/2017/06/20/building-a-blogroll-in-2017/

Richard: Blogroll, as name is mostly dead - nowadays you probably want to call it following. If you think about it, it’s the same thing, the difference is that following is more common within silos1.

I’m thinking of displaying all my publicly followed entities - let it be blogs, Flickr accounts, Twitter handles, or indie websites - on a page, which would resemble an oldschool blogroll but would make more sense in 2017, in my opinion.

Sidenote: Dave is misunderstanding2 approaches and philosophy about IndieWeb3 regarding RSS: we encourage to build sites with microformats4, so you don’t need to maintain a separate file and format, but if you want to, sure, go ahead. However, in addition to a website itself, one would need an RSS, an Atom, and a JSON feed just to be backwards compatible and forward thinking - whereas just applying a few CSS classes to the relevant HTML elements could replace all the hassle. That is the reason why RSS - or anything similar - is not recommended within the indieweb community, but many of us still using them.


  1. http://indieweb.org/silo

  2. http://scripting.com/2017/06/21.html#a060651

  3. http://indieweb.org/

  4. http://microformats.org/

Szubkulttalanul


Hol volt, hol nem volt, volt egyszer egy kis különc. Szegény kis különc, hiába is próbált tartozni valahova, sosem találta társaságát: egyesek szerint nem öltözködött megfelelően, mások lenézték, mert oly zenéket is szeretett, melyeket csak köcsögök hallgatnak.

Szegény kis különc élt, éldegélt, kereste helyét; vándorolt egyik csoporttól a másikig. Néha, egy rövid ideig úgy érezte, tartozik valahová, de ez sosem tartott sokáig.

Felkerekedett hát, vállára vette a világot, és elindult felfedezni az Internetet. Friss volt még az Internet ekkor, tele csudákkal, tele olyanokkal, mint a kis különc: gondolkodókkal, szomorkodókkal, meg nem értettekkel. A kis különc végre talált társaságot, ahonnan nem nézték ki, nem taszították ki - amit az otthonának érzett.

És boldogan éltek, amíg be nem zártak a weboldalak és a kis különc hiába keresgélt: már nem talált annyit sem, mint régen: a csodás Internetet felfalták a mindennapok.


Minden csoportra, minden “kultúrára” jellemző, hogy leszűkítik a világot: a zene, a kinézet, a művészet csak egy adott vödörből válogathatóak, és ha más vödörből is venni merészelsz, eláshatod magad. Kaptam olyan bejegyzéseket a Vendégkönyvembe 17 évvel ezelőtt, hogy nem lehetek igazi fantasy rajongó, mert nem csak(!) metált hallgatok.

Az ember idővel megtanulta, hogy sehova sem tartozik igazán; amolyan megtűrt bútordarab, néha még észre is veszik, néha még hívják is valahova, de inkább nem - legalább ellenségesek nem voltak vele, csak közömbösek.

Pár évvel ezelőtt bezárt egy szokatlan weboldal. Egy weboldal, ami szembement az említett kultúra-töredezettséggel és csodálatos módon egyesített rengeteg, helyét a világban kitartóan kutató különcöt - azokat, akik sehová sem tartoztak igazán, akik egyszerre több helyről mertek meríteni. Gyanítom, hogy nem szándékosan történt így, nem ez volt az oldal eredeti célja, de mégis ez lett belőle. Adott nekik egy otthont, ahol mindig volt valaki, ahol úgy érezhetted magad, mintha találtál volna egy fogadót a fantasykből, ahol mindig történik valami; egy lakást, ahova Jóbarátok-szerűen betoppanhatsz, és valaki otthon lesz. Tette mindezt ráadásul nem csak a neten: bulik, összejövetelek szerveződtek, valódi barátságok, kapcsolatok szövődtek; sokszor talán életre szólók, hiszen az idők végezetéig lenne miről beszélgetni, ha a megfelelő emberekkel teszed.

Időközben az alapítók, az eredeti, belső kör javarészt felbomlott: mindenki továbbindult a fogadóból, új kalandokat keresni. A fogadók már csak ilyenek; ahol mindig ugyanazok vannak, annak késdobáló a neve. Az eset szokatlansága az, hogy maguk a fogadósok is elindultak kalandozni - a fogadó meg bezárt, mert eladni nem akarták. Most ott áll, üresen, mint Mória bányái, csak ebben nincs balrog. Azt hiszem.

Volt egyszer egy japán-amerikai kollégám; mesélt egy kicsit a faluról, ahonnan származott. Tömören úgy írta le, hogy “na, az egy olyan hely, ahova ha tíz évvel később visszatérsz, nem változott semmi, de még a tehén is ugyanott áll”. A mostani 30as kelet-európainak ez mesének tűnik: a mi életünkben semmi sincs, ami 10 év alatt ne torzulna felismerhetetlenné. Sokáig azt hittem, ilyen menedékek legalább online megmaradhatnak, de tévednem kellett: aki elég ideje használja az internetet, mostanra megtanulta, hogy a mítosz, mely szerint ami a netre felkerül, az örökre ottmarad, egy nagy, gennyes hazugság. Töredékek maradnak fenn, hangulat-pillanatok, régi fényképeket megvilágító fénycsóvák a padlás szálló porában.

Itt vagyunk, a kis különcök, a harmincas éveink elején-közepén-végén, és minden, ami valaha ismerős volt, romokban: a társaságoknak se fizikai, se virtuális helye nincs; a próbálkozások, hogy újraépítsük, elhullanak, olyan indokokkal, mint “már nem hallgatok iyet”. Ha mégis van, akkor fokozatosan fakulnak, mert új emberek nem jönnek, a régiek pedig sorra kopnak el.

Tudom, hogy “felnőttünk”; hogy számlákat kell fizetni; hogy ha ma olyan minőségű alhololt fogyasztanánk, mint akkor, akkor egy hétig lennénk másnaposak; hogy 8-10 órát kell egy számítógép előtt görnyedve a semmivel úgy foglalkozni, hogy elfoglaltnak tűnjünk; hogy imádott ivadékaink lettek, akikre nyilván az ember rászánja az élete java részét; hogy ezrével érnek minket érdekesebbnél érdekesebb “40 fotó ami”k.

Ezek (majdnem) mind jogos indokok arra, hogy az ember ne üljön naphosszat egy fórum előtt, de nem arra, hogy az alapjaid változzanak - pedig vagy ez történik, vagy azon vagy, hogy változz, és csodálkozol, hogy nem érzed magad ideálisan egyetlen vödörbe gyömöszölve. Elszörnyedve látom, hogy a világomat, a gondolkodókat, a sehová sem beilleszhetőket bekapta, megrágta és nyálasra rágva kiköpte valami - valami, amit talán a konformizmus szó ír le a legjobban.

Szerencsére azt is látom, hogy amikor valaki rájön, hogy irányt tévesztett, leül gondolkozni, és hirtelen visszatalál egy korábbi önmagához. Egy összetettebb, megalkuvást csak óvatosan piszkáló önmagához, és elkezdni azt újraépíteni.

Évek óta próbálok rájönni, miért volt pont ennek az oldalnak a széthullása ekkora érvágás; miért viselt meg jobban, mint más fórumok halála, és azt hiszem, végre kezdek rájönni.

Két irányból keveredhettél ide: a net és a bulik irányából, a fikikai lét felől és virtuális irányból - de jelen esetben az egyik a másiknak a szerves kiterjesztése volt. Beszélgethettél az előző esti bulin történtekről online, csendben, álnévvel, egymást érthetően; és fordítva: lehetőséget adott hogy találkozz azokkal, akikkel tényleg megértettétek egymást. Hogy az oldalon megismert feleségem szavait idézzem: “ez nem egy társkereső, hanem egy társaság-kereső volt” - és mint ilyen, talán egyedi volt.

A mostani net lehetőségeinek férge az, hogy zártak. Lehet csoportokat nyitni, de kegyetlenül ritka az, hogy egy ilyen csoport kitüremkedjen a valóságba. Ugyanilyen ritka, hogy egy offline csoport életképes vergődést mutasson be a netre zavarva. Egyik sem lehetetlen, csak kivételesen ritka.

Itt vagyunk 2016-ban, és úgy érzem, rengeteg ismerősömtől zakatoló sebességgel távolodok. Elköltöztem, messzire, és ebben hibás vagyok, nem vitatom. Meg voltam győződve róla, hogy a zsebemben ketyegő internet az akármikori videó- és hanghívásával megelőzi ezt, azonban leegyszerűsítettem a helyzetet.

Sokakkal, akikkel szétválni látszanak újraim, társaságban ismerkedtem meg, társaságban (is) beszélgettem, fórumoztam, vitatkoztam, és talán ez tartotta össze hosszú távon a folyamatot: a folytonos külső inger, a kettőnél több jelenlevő.

A felületek, amik ezt segítették, teljesen felszívódtak: a Facebook gonosz trükkökkel rejti el a beszélgetést ( az a bizonyos “more” link, illetve az az egy szintű mélység, és még mindig elképzelésem sincs, miért, hisz ha valami, ez engagement ); a többi hálózatot inkább meg sem próbálom erre használni ( bár elvileg egy-két üzenetküldőt lehetne tematikus csoportbeszélgetésekre kárhoztatni ); a valódi életben tartott szeánszokat pedig egyre nehezebb két-három embernél többre szervezni.

Persze lehet, hogy mint oly gyakran, csak siránkozok, és nem teszek eleget. Ha 15 évvel ezelőtt a net volt a menedék, most, hogy mindenki ott van, talán a “való életbe” kúsztak vissza a lehetőségek; talán ott gyűlnek valahol azok, akiket keresek. (Néha próbálkozok, de általában elrettenve pattanok vissza, mert valamiért lehullott a kis naív lebergnyeg a szemem elől, és bár nem vagyok straight edge, az elfogyasztott szerek mennyisége és milyensége nekem erős visszatartó erő.)

Azért is nehéz, mert meglenne az igényem a pár nappal későbbi partyfotókra, a szerves hozzászólásokra, hogy mi volt jó, mi nem; a beszélgetésre, ami egy eseményt kellene, hogy kövessen. Ez mára gyakorlatileg eltűnt: a következő eseményre koncenrtál mindenki; a múlt heti az nem a jelen, és a jelenben éppen elég dolog történik éppen; köszönjük, live streaming. Lehet, hogy itt rontom el, és a nekem is inkább ezeket kellene fogyasztanom. Felejteni az igényt a kétirányú eszmecserére, megtanulni közölni és közlést emészteni.

Remélem tévedek, és rossz helyen keresgélek; ha így van, segítsetek, kérlek. Hol vagytok?

RE: http://www.stephenfry.com/2016/04/off-the-grid/

Encouraging read, thank you very much.

I’m living abroad, far from a lot of friends, whom with my ties are getting weaker and weaker, even though most of them are present on the mentioned services.

There is a plethora of options in front of them, in front of us, and barely anyone is using it to actually connect, to talk, to communicate with someone. Most of them are expressing themselves toward a faceless crowd of imaginary people, represented by numbers of followers, believing to be heard.

There are exceptions, a few, when the crowd reacts and you get to know a “stranger”. It’s so eerie for me, who regularly connected with “strangers” out there, on faceless, nameless chats and forums. Sometimes this still happens, but it’s becoming rare.

So I mostly agree.

I’d still love to see blogs; entries like yours: biased opinions, real world narratives of adventures, without the hidden adverts; personal entries, written by people.

Going off the well-paved grid, to towns or villages from the neon LED lights of the cities; that would work for me.

As closure, I have a quote, but this is mostly a response for the initial few paragraphs:

They’re pathetically pretechnological or brilliantly post-technological.

Stargate Atlantis ep. 14: Sanctuary

We should all aim to be post-techological.

RE: https://www.rarst.net/wordpress/technical-responsibility/

It is often stressed in WordPress circles that plugins and themes should be compatible to obsolete 5.2 version of PHP programming language. Why? Because otherwise you will break people’s sites. Why? Because people still run their sites on PHP 5.2. Why? Because they don’t know they should update. Why? Because we won’t tell them. Why? Because they don’t have to know. Wait, what? It took me a long time to grasp that “they don’t have to know” is one of the most important and least obvious WordPress principles. I don’t agree with that.

Hard, cold, sad WordPress truth. And I fully agree with it. “You have to know.” But how to do make people care? They will only want to know if they care about their site.

RE: https://aaronparecki.com/2016/07/16/8/

I recently batch-geotagged photos of mine for the first time ever; I ended up using http://www.carto.net/projects/photoTools/gpsPhoto/, it is quite handy.

If you’re planning to make an API I suggest you make it gpx compatible; in case you ever obtain anything that is gpx already, it would save you a headache.

RE: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/headphones-everywhere

The reason for this trends is significantly easier to answer than you think, Amanda: noise.

That 35 years from 1981 introduced noise everywhere: the streets are crowded are noisy; the cubicles are gone, so our open-space trendy workplaces are noisy; malls and shopping centres play different noise in each and every shop.

Listening to your choice of noise at least suppressed the crushing reality of harsh sounds.

RE: https://tinokremer.nl/2016/everyone-is-trying-to-be-the-next-facebook-while-facebook

There must be a good way to find interesting original stuff on the web and present it to people who are interested without them needing to actively search for it or “follow” a bunch of people to maybe find one or two good pieces in between a pile of crap.

There are a few, but most of them are relying on passively gathered information and are limited to content within their entity.

For example, Spotify is learning fast, but their folksonomy engine is still ages behind last.fm. WordPress.com has a tag based recommendation engine, which excludes gathered information, but is limited to wordpress.com posts.

What you’re mentioning is what superfeedr could be used for; the big question is: how to you make this user friendly?

The gathered information (based on what was consumed) is easy for the user, but it’s also highly unreliable, constantly restraining the interest circle of one.

When the user needs to provide the information, most of them will simply not bother.

Netflix is trying hard to do both: a minimal initial information provided by the user and gathering based on consumption; I’m not yet convinced, but this looks like a good alternative.

I think the technology is already there, but it’s hard to monetize and therefore not receiving attention.

This is indeed a problem; monetizing this in my opinion is only possible with subscription to a service.

RE: http://stream.boffosocko.com/2016/peter-molnar-mentioned-this-post-in-his-article-on-extending

Chris, I’ve disabled Pingbacks on my WordPress due to an extensive and annoying amount of spam.

However, I did send a webmention at 2016-03-10 16:01:01, which I’ve checked now. The response was:

error: no_link_found
error_text: The source URI does not contain a link to the target URI.
code: 400
message: Bad Request

This is a problem. The source was https://petermolnar.net/press-this-indieweb/, the target was http://stream.boffosocko.com/2016/sharing-from-the-indieweb-on-mobile-android-with-apps-and and that URL on my site does contain an href attribute with this exact URL to your site.

Any idea what could have gone wrong?

cc http://werd.io/

RE: https://dogada.org/e/118ZupYo13916

Peter, https://www.subtome.com AFAIK just redirects you to a RSS/Atom reader and such buttons exist for ages.

There’s a little more to that. subtome could include h-feed parsers as options as well.

RSS is dying and I prefer #IndieWeb h-feed because it’s part of web-site instead of an invisible XML-addition. RSS is dying for an simple reason — it’s one-directional publisher->subscriber technology. With rise of social networks with their #P2P communications RSS is really “walking dead” if we talk about human-to-human communications. RSS still used for one-directional public updates (news, announcements, etc) distribution.

Valid reasoning, and I’m not going to deny the truth of it. However, for me, a reacji is not interaction - which is currently rising on the silos - so while the option of interaction is important, the content of these reactions are becoming less and less relevant and significant.

The ‘Subscribe’ button I miss should allow to subscribe to an private h-feed (like family or company feed) and allow bidirectional communication: I should be able to send comments to feed’s owner and receive replies back.

I totally agree that we need a solution for the missing Follow/Subscribe option. However, I think this is more of a missing service/infrastructure than an actual missing #indieweb feature.

Similarly to this, my greatest itch is content discovery1 as I’m dealing with RSS & Mf2 by sending them as mail from a list of URLs as subscribed for sites. To think of it, it may not be impossible to add a little glue system that handles reply email for those posts sent as one and let my site post them as actual replies…

You’ve just given me an idea, thank you!


  1. https://petermolnar.net/how-i-misunderstood-an-aspect-of-indieweb/

RE: http://fusion.net/story/244545/famous-and-broke-on-youtube-instagram-social-media/

It took me a while to realize what the problem is.

For a long time, we’ve seen sponsored content as a bad, evil thing, that is driven by greed and capitalism. ( See corresponding Wayne’s World moment1 )

This still stands for many situations but it seems like there are people out there only accepting and promoting things they: - believe in - have no issues with ( neither moral, nor technical ) - or even actually use them.

All these cases are, in my opinion, valid cases for accepting money and is pretty far from evil.

Image a world where all the commercials are done by people actually believing in the product - and not the money behind it.


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjB6r-HDDI0

RE: http://scribbling.net/2014/10/16/short-form-blogging

If it’s a paragraph, it’s a post. Medium-sized content gets short shrift these days. Don’t go long. One or two paragraphs count. Then press publish.

I disagree with this just a little: “If it’s a paragraph, it can be a post.”

Negotiate a comfort zone on two axes: personal and public, tech and everything else (feminism, musical theater, MMA, parenting, etc). 2001-era Scribbling.net was too personal, Lifehacker/Smarterware too tech. There’s something in the middle.

Yep. Totally agree.

Traffic is irrelevant. Don’t even measure it.

+1

Simplify, simplify. No comments. (Maybe G+ or Disqus later on?) Use Markdown and Draft to write. No pages, no requiring an image every post. No categories, tags, footnotes, special post styles, pages. Virtually no plugins. Default WordPress installation with the most stripped-down theme possible.

Somewhat agreed, somewhat disagreed. No comments, that is ok - but receiving pingbacks and webmentions1 in my opinion are important; that is how you keep the web alive.

Categories and tags are only useful if you actually use them for anything, so if you don’t, forget about them; that I agree with.

Virtually no plugins: yes. Also, find a lightweight - as in computing requirements - theme. It’ll do miracle to a WordPress site.

Ask for trusted collaborator feedback. Clarify ideas when you’re not sure how they come across. Run a draft by people you trust.

For example, a spouse for proofreading is always helpful :)

Have fun. Blogging is not your job. Don’t add it to your to-do list. If it’s not fun and you’re not done? Screw it. Take the baby to the park instead.

YES.


  1. http://indiewebcamp.com/webmention

RE: http://rhiaro.co.uk/2015/07/digital-memories

Collectively, the Web-privileged world is recording an insane amount of unstructured personal data; so many fleeting thoughts and feelings and desires and needs. Where did this come from? Didn’t we used to manage fine without?

A bit to read: “We, the Web Kids by Piotr Czerski

If we’re not going to do that, we should probably focus on living in the moment a bit more. I feel like that is healthier, but it goes against my impulse to (at least try to) record and permanently store everything.

We, as living beings, are ephemeral. Some of our data might worth to outlive us, but most of it probably doesn’t. It is indeed important to live and enjoy those moments. Some would say those are the moments dreamers refer to as happiness, so the struggle to archive them could easily invalidate that happiness factor.

If you manage to archive without effort ( see: The best interface is no interface by Golden Krishna1 ) that is probably best of both worlds, and might take the burden off. Thought in my belief, it’s still futile: you can’t re-live everything you forget, since after a while it’d take longer to revive the memories than the time you have left in this world.


  1. https://www.theverge.com/2015/3/17/8103593/golden-krishna-best-interface-is-no-interface-excerpt

The Unix philosophy

  1. Small is beautiful.
  2. Make each program do one thing well.
  3. Build a prototype as soon as possible.
  4. Choose portability over efficiency.
  5. Store data in flat text files.
  6. Use software leverage to your advantage.
  7. Use shell scripts to increase leverage and portability.
  8. Avoid captive user interfaces.
  9. Make every program a filter. - Mike Gancarz1

Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. - Henry Spencer2


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy

  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Spencer

2015-05-05 11:47

Ford Után 107-ben járunk.

1932:

A szóma, ha mondom / segít a gondon - http://www.huxley.net/soma/somaquote.html

2015:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/the-end-of-the-war-on-drugs-and-the-emergence-of-the-venture-backed-cannabis-industry/

Miértek

Rájöttem, miért haltak ki a klasszikus blogok. Az eredeti, naplót webre helyező, keserédes, sokszor nyavalygó, néha idétlen blogok, és az ok egyszerűbb, mint gondoltam.

2015-öt írunk, de én is azok közé tartozom, akiknek a gimi pár éve volt 12 helyett, akiknek 1990 10 évvel ezelőtt volt - nem vettem észre, hogy ez alatt a 15 év alatt, amíg évtizedet váltottunk, mennyi minden változott.

Átéltem a különbséget a 80as és 90es évek között, de valamiért nem akarom látni, hogy a 2000res és 2010es évek közé is ugyanekkora váltások és változások ékelődtek, és a korábbiakhoz hasonlóan elsősorban gondolkozásban.

Ma nem írjuk le a valódi énünket. Egyrészt védelemből - viszlát, arctalan, névtelen, régi internet -, másrészt mert valójában alig akadnak néhányan, akik érdeklődnének. Ha az ember a bánatait, a gyengeségeit is megmutatja, sebezhető - és amíg 10-15 éve névtelen voltál, most már ez sem véd, ott is rádszállnak, csak mások, hogy legalább ne ugyanazok korbácsoljanak, akik a mindennapokban.

Még ha le is írnánk, meg is mutatnánk azt, úgy, ahogyan sok évvek ezelőtt tettük, ma más lenne a hatása, még inkább kilógnánk a sorból, még magányosabbá válnánk, hisz még azzal a lehetőséggel sem élünk, hogy minél szélesebb réteghez jusson el a mondanivalónk. Ördögi kör ez, mert amint tényleg azt szeretnénk, hogy megismerjenek minket, hogy látszódjunk, hogy jelen legyünk, hátra kell hagyni minden nem pozitívat és erőtől duzzadó, eresen dagadó vidámságot kell képekben, 6 másodpercben, live streamben, videóban közölni, mert a hónapban éppen így kívánja az online közönségérdek és a trend.

Hogy eközben valójában mi történik bennünk? Nem kizárt, hogy tényleg elégedettek vagyunk a pillanatnyi utunkkal, az úttal ami körülvesz minket; ugyanakkor felettébb valószínűtlen, hogy ilyen mértékű zent ennyi zajjal az életünkben felszínre tudunk hozni anélkül, hogy beleőrülnénk.

Így tehát marad egy elfojtáshoz hasonló álarc; egy álarc, ami észrevétlenül facsar a szélrózsa bármely irányába attól függően, hogy mely orcádra kíváncsibb éppen a világ - tökéletesen függetlenül attól, hogy szíved szerint mit mutatnál.

RE: http://www.tv.com/shows/avatar-the-legend-of-korra/community/post/legend-of-korra-season-4-episode-11-kuviras-gambit-review-141833942213/

Holy crap, this was bad.

First of all, a giant mecha. Really? A giant mecha? My only guess is that they want to buy their way into the Gundam fans. And it’s not even an effective shape. Apart from this: “OMG, a big METAL thing, what shall we do?” ask the metalbender and the lavabender. Maybe open a pool of lava beneath that army, end of story? If only lava would melt anything in minutes…

We saw truly powerful benders fighting side by side and against Aang - have people forgotten bending, or what? Where are the master benders, like Bumi, Jeong Jeong, Master Pakku, Iroh?

The whole Legend of Korra is sad. It’s depressing, it’s turning a beautiful, strange, unique world inside out; giving us a realistic “show”. On top of this, Season 4 is predictable and boring.

Can I please have the real Avatar universe back?

Sony DD-8 Data Discman Electronic Book Player

RT @aliszewski I desperately want this Sony Data Discman from 1993. An e-reader that accepts floppy disks.

sony_dd-8

2014-11-20 12:18

tény: egy pokémon mindig csak a nevét mondja. következtetés: Hodor egy pokémon.

torony

Aki megmondja, mi van a képen és hogy honnan van a kép, kap egy sört, amikor legközelebb találkozom vele.

torony

RE: http://www.neurope.eu/article/say-ello-wave-goodbye

Fifty years ago, the future was going to be full of technology, it would make work simpler, mundane tasks around the home would be automated and there was serious talk of people working only two or three days a week, having their time freed up for the important things, friends, family, home life and so on.

That cannot be said better. Unfortunately, that was before the distopian sci-fi take over; after Gibson, things have changed.

Instead, technology has enslaved us. We work harder, longer for lower wages, pensions and benefits.

Truth again, but I’m experiencing this, I’ve heard this already. I would be very interested on ideas to get away from this, to solve this instead of pointing it out.

People aren’t designed for written communication […]

This is not entirely true. There are certain areas and times, when there is nothing wrong with written communication. IRC is a good example of this, but I would add, that knowing those people for real, as in having met them in person makes a big difference using these systems.

The real story of Ello, is not yet another silly idea, under-thought and over-funded, but that it might provoke us to look at how we live our lives and decide to switch off smart devices. It’s the smart thing to do.

It may very much be the smart thing to do, but it indicates more then this:

  • it indicates people are fed up not being able to use alter-egos online, that they always have to behave, to care about what they say and how they say it. It’s incredibly unhealthy that recruiters are able to look at Facebook profiles which was intended to be private, share with friends only.
  • it indicates that people want smaller communities, exclusive, invite-only communities. They do not want to be part of a faceless mass anymore but part of much, much smaller groups.
  • and it also indicates, that people would mindlessly jump on anything that looks different.

Altogether I believe the Ello-phenomenon is an early indicator that the internet is looking for it’s core, for it’s roots, to be free and a bit faceless, nameless again.

[…] and if anyone can get a version up that treats users with even slight respect, it could join the other internet greats, like Altavista or Psion.

And you just made my day by mentioning those two :)

2014-09-29 13:24

Es meg nem kotoztek teged a legkozelebbi Starbuckshoz a derekuk kore csavart, szigoruan csakis levagott kormanyos fixihez hasznalhato biciklilancukkal es probaltak meg halalracsikizni a kis kackias bajszukkal mikozben alternativ folk-indie-melodic-rock-techno dalszovegeket himeznek a mellkasodra a bokaig felturt szovetnadragjukbol kihuzott szalakkal, amit free-range bio-birka gyapjubol otthon keszitettek sajat szovoszekukkel (mert a konfekcio ruhazat az annyira 2000-es evek…)? Szerencsesnek mondhatod magad. :) - Don Kartasch

RE: http://werd.io/2014/dont-keep-your-opinions-to-yourself

I even disagree with the Thanksgiving day example; share and defend your opinion, debate and argue, because otherwise the world will never solve problems.

Avatar - 3 books of The Legend of Aang vs 3 of The Legend of Korra

I’ve finished watching the season finale of Legend of Korra yesterday, and I still have this massively unrelieved feeling which never before happened to me.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. You’ve been warned.

I’ve finished watching the season finale of Legend of Korra yesterday, and I still have this massively unrelieved feeling which never before happened to me.

The story with Aang is going from a certain point to somewhere with a goal. All the characters gaining and loosing during the show, there are important moments describing the world and building background story, with lots of surprises during this time. Zuko is a brilliant character, so is her sister, Azula; Aang is learning a lot, we meet very unique and special people. Skills are not just appearing; they are results of logic, hard work, teachers, let them be humans, dragons, badgermoles. The final battle is probably the most intense battle scene I’ve ever seen ( including lots of animes ) and even if we have unanswered questions at the end, the series is complete in three seasons with huge lessons and a giant story.

Korra is focusing on the society aspects rather then a story from A to B, due to it’s nature of not having a setted table in the beginning. All the questions raised ( the Equalists, the origin Good and Bad, the original natural order ) are important questions but all of them are left opened, more importantly left unopposed. The Equalists questioned the benefits of the benders - not a single solution for the problem was proposed. When Korra “argues” with Zaheer about chaos, as the natural order, he tells a complete theory which for Korra replies practically nothing apart from a pathetic “but it’s wrong” type response. If a theory is raised, it should be at least opposed, but not left opened, because it will leave the feeling it’s true and that it is the way. My other big issue is that skills are just coming out of nowhere. At the end of season one, suddenly, within a few minutes, Korra can repair bending powers out of thin air. At the end of season three, Boulin can lavabend without any former indication or thought about this. Lavabending, for gods sake, the whole lava-bending is an “eeer…no”, since even Avatar Roku, a full fledged, all-four-elements master was only able to do it properly in the Avatar state, during the Winter Solstice. Eh.

Compared to the months Compared to what Zuko needed to succeed in redirecting the lightning (which he was thought by the one who watched and learned from the ways of waterbending), this is like the D&D levelling up in the middle of a battle. Korra can metalbend for her first try even though she seems to be pretty far from the earthbending skills Toph had when she unlocked them.

Legend of Korra is also incredibly dark and depressing compared to the Aang series. Some of the prison gear, the way P’li dies, the thing that people actually die by protagonist hands (!)… I know, times change, and I’m not against being a bit more realistic or intense but do we really need this in Avatar? Especially after what Aang tried to teach the world: there is always another way.

I will not say Aang was superior in all aspects, but Korra, in my opinion, will need to find a final target, a goal, where things are going to. It will need to state answers or at least arguments against brilliant but disturbing questions and and it will need to prepare the skill-gaining of the characters much, much better.

Do not leave us with a sad, empty and “there is something wrong” feeling at the end of a season. Even a cliffhanger is better.

UPDATE

This has been brought to my attention lately; and they have a really good point. Korra may never had walked the same path as Aang, rather one like Akira, Elfen Lied of Rahxephon did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc0W7PbobdM

UPDATE 2

I came across a review and speculation on where the Korra series is headed to; this is a good writing, putting my concerns into words much better I could ever done it.

http://comicsalliance.com/legend-of-korra-review-finale-spoilers/

UPDATE 3

I re-watched ATLA with my wife, and I will say the original series is superior and is miles ahead of Legend of Korra in all possible way. Especially with the depth of the characters and with the taught lessons. Just watch “Tales of Ba Sing Se” again if you have any doubts. Some said that this is due to the lack of time: the Books of Korra have 13 episodes, while Aang had 20; true, but Aang had 3 books while Korra is 4. Do the math.

2014-08-12 22:09

RAGE ON Amikor egy cyberpunknak álcázott animéről kiderül, hogy dráma ÉS NINCS VÉGE, csak hogy NA MAJD MOST JÖN A NAGY HARC, na annak az íróját pofozza meg valaki nagyon. Silent Möbius amúgy. Nem, nem éri meg megnézni. Főleg, hogy 26 rész.

RAGE OFF

2014-08-12 12:35

I can’t find things on the internet from before 2002. Is there limit like for Kelly Bundy, new pushing out the old?

kullancs

kullancs

Alphabetical Order Dragon

I’ve found this in our puppet repository:

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# Alphabetical Order Dragon says, 'PUT STUFF IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, DUDE'

You were gone forever. I counted.

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Game of Thrones is crippled

During the past week, on every single news site I regularly visit, I’ve come across George R. R. Martin’s fundraising offer: $20000 and you can die in his books1.

The cause is good ( the money is for a wolf sanctuary ), and there are other options to support, all of them would be fine except the highest prize.

I was a fairly early reader of the original Game of Thrones book and it was something new, something no one did properly before: a fantasy with very life-like happenings and twist. I’ve later learned that the original first book was such a massive success that Martin altered his plans to continue the story five years later with book 2 and 3 for the trilogy; instead he started writing 7 books, filling in all time. That is how the fascinatingly boring A Feast for Crows and nothing-is-actually-happening A Dance with Dragons born.

And now, his offering to alter the storyline that was supposed to be the original trilogy. The story that he said he’d written parts of a decade earlier, according to his words.

Most of the best books I’ve read are stories that were a whole ( more or less ) before they were written; or at least this was what their writers told about them. ( Just search for the reasons why only 7 Narnia books exist, for example. ) They offer the possibility that Star Wars did: a long, long time ago…

But not Martin. This move is clearly ruining the last remains that The Song of Ice and Fire was ever a complete story, with a beginning and an end, that was waiting to be told. No, it’s something Martin decides.

It would have been nice to have the illusion.


  1. https://www.prizeo.com/prizes/georgerrmartin/a-wolf-sanctuary-tour-and-helicopter-ride

How to block LG smart TVs from phoning home on OpenWRT

Edit /etc/dnsmasq.conf

and add the following:

address=/ad.lgappstv.com/127.0.0.1
address=/yumenetworks.com/127.0.0.1
address=/smartclip.net/127.0.0.1
address=/smartclip.com/127.0.0.1
address=/smartshare.lgtvsdp.com/127.0.0.1
address=/ibis.lgappstv.com/127.0.0.1

A not-so-hidden London walk definitely worth trying once

On Google Maps.

2014-05-12 13:04

Ha vannak 10 évnél régebbi blogbejegyzéseitek, olvassátok vissza őket és gondolkozzatok el rajta, mennyit változtatok. Ahogy nézem én nem sokat: megtanultam kicsit finomabban véleményt formálni ( általában ) illetve egy-két téma aktualitását vesztette.

Viszont beigazolódni látszik, amit Nóri említett rólam: tényleg látens gót vagyok, nincs mese.

2014-05-06 10:01

Have fun. Remember that GeoCities page you built back in the mid-90s? The one with the Java applets, garish green background and seventeen animated GIFs? It may have been ugly, badly coded and sucky, but it was fun, damnit. Keep the web weird and interesting.

Build for the long web1. If human society is are able to preserve ancient papyrus, Victorian photographs and dinosaur bones, we should be able to build web technology that doesn’t require us to destroy everything we’ve done every few years in the name of progress. - Indie Web Principles2


  1. http://adactio.com/articles/1522/

  2. http://indiewebcamp.com/

2014-05-04 16:08

For the very first time in my life I think I’m starting to understand why one just wants a computer which “just works”: I’m looking for a car, which “just works”.

I know I’m a strange male, but I don’t like cars. There’s no particular type, not even preferred company, but I do want reliability and long lifetime. Also my only reason for having a car is to be able to visit places and locations impossible otherwise, and this is where hiring is failing due to opening times.

Anyway, I think I have bit more tolerance now that I see how frustrating can it be when something’s eating away a significant amount time and you don’t even enjoy it.

inspiration

It’s all clear now; you just need to find the source of the inspiration.

legfur

2014-04-16 13:46

Ilyet minden nappaliba. Princessfairytalehorse.

princessfairytalehorse

2014-04-12 07:21

Mindent elmond a mai popzenéről, hogy szinte bármelyik szám refrénjét nyugodtan lehet üvöltő kecskékkel helyettesíteni.

thereifixedit bus station

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Esik

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