Nicd :unverified: mastodon (AP)
All those backups seemed a waste of pay
Now my database has gone away
Oh I believe in yesterday

There's not half the files there used to be
And there's a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly

I pushed something wrong
What it was I couldn't say
Now it's all just gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay

The need for backups seemed so far away
I knew my data was all here to stay
Now I believe in yesterday
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Tobias mastodon (AP)
I've blogged about the end-to-end encryption work in NeoChat but entirely forgot to tell people about it so... here it is
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Massimo Villa mastodon (AP)
You're doing a great job, thanks for your effort. I'm pretty sure NeoChat will be very popular in the "Matrixverse".
Awesome! Once NeoChat has E2EE, I'll be switching back over from Element.

Hubert Chathi friendica
Hooray! We're getting the beginnings of universal dental care in Canada. Currently only for children 12 and under, and only up to a certain income level, and there's a dollar limit per child per year, but it's a start. mastodon (AP)
Matrix 1.5 is here! As a maintenance release it's not the most feature-filled, but still worth a look.

Check it out 🔽
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Bloodaxe mastodon (AP)
@didek Wait, are you saying we could make a social media run on top of Matrix? 🤔 How would that function/scale compared to something like #ActivityPub based platforms? mastodon (AP)
@bloodaxe@didek it’d probably be better. we demo’d it with cerulean but nobody picked it up to hack on it :) mastodon (AP)
Heads up that we're continuing to work away at running Matrix over MLS (Messaging Layer Security) - the new end-to-end encryption protocol being worked on within IETF, as an alternative to Olm/Megolm. You can now keep up with progress at...!!! 🚀😱🎉👻🫶🚀
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To learn more about #MLS and why this protocol exists in the first place when we already have Signal's, here is a great podcast on the topic:

#Privacy #Security #Crytology #Cryptography #InfoSec mastodon (AP)
@doomsdayrs …but they said people would be nicer on mastodon than the birdsite!

Brad Fitzpatrick mastodon (AP)
All public transit should be free.

Kids want to go ride the monorail, street cars, and "subway" (underground lightrail) today so I'm researching how to pay for public transit, as I think my old ORCA card expired. Or maybe I lost it.

Holy crap is this all more complicated than it needs to be: which agencies cooperate, which day passes are valid for what, whether 18yo and younger need a physical free "youth pass" or not, etc.

Just make it free for everybody! Tax me & my cars! Rawrghg.
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Bob Jonkman mastodon (AP)
@rysiek I've been a big fan of #ZeroFareTransit for years! And "Zero Fare" to head off those critics who try to tell me "Nothing is free" and "It'll raise taxes". Also #FareFreeTransit

I'd effuse more, but my #Twidere app doesn't support CWs (for #Politics )
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I’d love that. I’m headed home from a long weekend in LA and several times I took inconvenient options to make use of my 7-day Metro pass because I couldn’t remember if I had enough extra to cover other agency fares or how much their fares were or how transfers affected pricing. Would’ve loved totally free transit, or at least an easier all-in pass.

maralorn mastodon (AP)
Hey #nix and #nixos people!

I wrote a matrix bot for nixpkgs pull request notifications.

It‘s like the cool https// by @qyliss, which shows you which release channels a pull request has reached.

With the bot you can subscribe and get notifications, whenever it reaches a channel instead of hammering F5 in your browser tab.

Just open a query to and send "help".

Looking forward to you all stress testing it!
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Philipp ☑️ mastodon (AP)
neat! They looks really good. What could be really useful would be a feature to automatically subscribe to all prs by a user (your own fire example) and by label, so security-discuss could subscribe to all prs labeled with security.
maralorn mastodon (AP)
@philipp The by user subscriptions have been implemented now.
Philipp ☑️ mastodon (AP)
Cool! Thanks!

Andy Balaam mastodon (AP)
IETF115 Trip Report (Can Matrix help messaging standardisation through MIMI?)

It was great fun attending the MIMI BoF at IETF, trying to fix the Internet.

#Matrix #IETF115 #DMA
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tadzik akkoma (AP)
Today on HTTP roulette:

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Lunar eclipse early this morning

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tobibot mastodon (AP)
nice, gonna visit the #golang dev room
Michal Čihař mastodon (AP)
seems like there is a good fit for Weblate this time.

This is insane. Our provincial government decided that they didn't want to pay education workers a reasonable wage, so they imposed a contract by legislation, and took away their right to strike.

I recently bought a new keyboard. My (20-year old) Kinesis was dying, so I needed something new. I opted for a split keyboard, this time, so that I could angle and tilt it however I wanted. I got a cantor remix, pre-built by BeeKeeb (because I don't trust my soldering yet). It takes a bit to get used to only having 36 keys, but it's quite doable. I hope to do a longer writeup on my blog at some point, but the summary is that there are some things that I wish were different, but overall, I'm liking it. mastodon (AP)
We're officially proposing Matrix-over-MLS to the IETF for interoperable messaging transport & message formatting as part of the MIMI (More Instant Messaging Interoperability) working group. WIP drafts at (MSC3918) + (MSC3919)🦾🚀🎉
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minecraftchest1 mastodon (AP)
What does MLS stand for in this context?
Messaging Layer Security, an upcoming IETF standard for end-to-end encryption in messaging systems.
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Prosody IM mastodon (AP)
Today @mattj
published a blog post about using the 'mutation testing' technique in Prosody's development and testing process:
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Pre-disclosure: we are planning a coordinated security release of multiple Matrix clients starting 16:00 UTC Wed Sep 28th to address some critical issues. We have no evidence of these being exploited in the wild, but please get ready to upgrade on Wed!
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Moanos mastodon (AP)
Thanks for the early communication!

Co-op Cloud mastodon (AP)
Our Matrix server recipe now supports bridging with Telegram, Discord and Signal! If you're looking to bridge online community chats, drop in to our Matrix channels to get some help setting things up. We have at least one fellow-hoster using and maintaining the bridges so far... see the configs on
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: I didn't know there is a bridge with Signal 😲 !

DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
I totally forgot, we released #nheko 0.10.1!

This release brings improvements to stability and performance.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. As a #matrix client starting with N, this had to come at some point. More seriously, we fixed a few crashes and also made it possible to create and manage your communities!

Give it a try:

Available for Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, Haiku, as Flatpak or traditional package, for small touch devices and desktop!
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n1k0 mastodon (AP)
This x1000
Tweet from the Oprah Magazine:
Introverted? Here's How to Be More

Reaction: “Just once I'd like to see an
article like "Extroverted? Here's
Some Tips on How to Be Quiet
and Reflective"”
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Wife: Our container of thyme is almost empty.

Me: Oh no, we're running out of thyme?

Wife: We have some in the basement, we just need to get it and refill the container.

Me: Ah, ok. So we need to thyme travel.
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There's been a HUGE amount of progress in Matrix since the start of 2022, so here's a Special Edition Summer Gala update featuring Sliding Sync, Faster Joins, matrix-rust-sdk, Scalable VoIP, Third Room and more. Is that Matrix 2.0 on the horizon?! 🏝🌞🏄🚀
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Adam Piggott 💽 mastodon (AP)
Great to see the project enjoy leaps and bounds in terms of features and performance improvements. The amount of work you folks put in is impressive. Congrats on the fruits of your labour, and thank you.
I wish there was an official app made by Matrix to use Matrix. If there is not, in any case unknown. 😅

vanitasvitae mastodon (AP)
#PGPainless is now available in #Debian sid!

Huge thanks go out to Jérôme Charaoui for doing the packaging work!
A terminal window showing the result of an APT package search for "pgpainless"
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anedroid mastodon (AP)
PGPainless? Is directly using GnuPG painful?
vanitasvitae mastodon (AP)
GnuPG has some difficult facets, yes. But PGPainless' primary goal is to improve the library ecosystem for Java, and pgpainless-cli is a neat by-product :)

Christian Paul mastodon (AP)
I'm looking for #Matrix community volunteers to help me organise a stand and DevRoom at #FrOSCon.

For the stand we want a small group to explain Matrix to others. For the DevRoom we want some talks and workshops. Anyone's welcome to ask me for more info or to get involved.

Tonight, I started preparing and updating my talks for the upcoming conferences. 👨‍💻
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vanitasvitae mastodon (AP)
It are diagrams like this that confuse users and cause them to make (fatal) mistakes...

You have a responsibility when writing about security stuff!

A (faulty) diagram reading
"How does GPG work for encryption?"

User A uses their *private key* to encrypt the plaintext and user B uses A's public key to decrypt it.

At most this scheme applies to signing data, but only if you squint hard enough...
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Lien Rag mastodon (AP)
Indeed, it's plain wrong !
It should be corrected ASAP.
Have you warned the writer ?
vanitasvitae mastodon (AP)
I have dropped them a mail. mastodon (AP)
Today saw the world’s first native-Matrix video conference powered by a native-Matrix selective forwarding unit, thanks to, & This is the key missing ingredient to letting native-Matrix confs scale to hundreds of users (and more!). More updates soon!
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Today is Earth Overshoot Day.

JC Brand mastodon (AP)
I was involved in an #XMPP OMEMO sprint this weekend with devs from Dino, Conversations and Gajim.

We decided to focus on modifying the various libsignal libraries used by the clients to make them compatible with the latest OMEMO version (which AFAIK no client yet fully supports).

I forked libsignal-protocol-javascript into libomemo.js

A lot of time was spent updating ancient dependencies and getting tests to run. I then started making changes for OMEMO compat.
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Russell Keith-Magee mastodon (AP)
RT @tlpavlich
I got this minifig with a wheelchair and I was so excited like "ooh look at this representation" but turns out it's also a representation of accessibility issues bc the wheelchair doesn't fit through the door frames.
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mastodon (AP)

First-ever Gitea comment on an issue from a remote instance!!! 🎉

There is usually quite a bit of similarity between words in the Romance languages. However, there's one exception that I've noticed: "butterfly" is very different in at least the four most common romance languages: es: mariposa, pt: borboleta, fr: papillon, it: farfalla Linguists of ActivityPub, can anyone explain the divergence for that word?
DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
No idea about Romance languages, but the German word for butterfly is one of my favourites: Schmetterling

That basically translates to "Smashling", i.e. a cute form of someone who smashes stuff. It kinda makes sense, but also explains why German is such a beautiful language.

Devin Prater mastodon (AP)
Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility
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Just in time for the quarter, Matrix 1.3 is here! Event aggregations/relationships, knock+restricted join rules, refresh tokens, clarifications to event auth, and a whole lot more!

Find out more from the blog ➡
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How about a thread view?
Marcus mastodon (AP)
You might want to click on the article ;-).

In order to download XCode, I have to create an Apple account, which involves giving Apple my phone number? No thanks.
On the plus side, it's taken less than 40 hours for the progress bar to make it past the half-way mark. On the minus side, the progress bar hasn't moved for the last little while, and is no longer giving a time estimate.
Finally installed. Why is macOS so hard to use? I prefer being able to just "apt install gcc".

OK, I got the strangest spam message today. It was someone asking if I performed liposuction, and claiming to want to book a consultation for their mother. I don't really understand what their scam is. Are they actually hoping to get responses from people who do perform liposuction? I can't imagine that they'd get very many responses, as a percentage of the number of messages they send out. But I guess sending spam is cheap. Or are they hoping to verify active email addresses from people responding and saying that they don't perform liposuction? It just seems like a really strange spam message to send.

Election day in Ontario today. Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to be stuck with the same government, or even a slightly worse version (stronger majority).

Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
I Wrote a guide for how to get up and going with @RocketChat and @matrixdotorg

I feel very lucky to have been part of achieving this important milestone!

Super excited to see people try this out!
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It's official - now speaks Matrix!! 🚀🚀🚀🎉🎊🎆 Incredibly exciting to see an existing flagship FOSS communication platform independently select Matrix for secure, decentralised interoperability - read all about it at Who's next?! :D
Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
@RocketChat actually does. Just need to bridge. Our marketing team I think uses a tool to schedule that doesn’t support any activitypub based
Aaron Ogle mastodon (AP)
actually just went and bridged it for them. The next tweets should come through 🙏

Oh, wow. I had forgotten that I had a recording of Copland's clarinet concerto. And by Benny Goodman, no less. Great stuff. I'll have to listen again with my headphones at some point.
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