this evening I switched Nerdica to the current release candidate 2019.03-rc of Friendica.
The migration took a little longer as the database upgrade failed again and again with a strange error. It took a while until I figured out was the problem was and fixing it.
Sorry for the unexpected long downtime, but now it should be running just fine again. If you experience any issues, please report here or in the Friendica Support Forum, where the developers are also reading...
I found the Social Networks page, and the Wordpress Export section. But I can't find any documentation anywhere that explains what's being looked for in the key "WordPress API URL" field. Anyone have an answer, or know where I can dig up more information on this?
"All (friendly) creatures welcome! Free registration. Server located in Germany. As a registered user on Nerdica.Net you are also able to use XMPP (Jabber) under the same address and with your password. Get the best of free and open networks at Nerdica.Net! "
I received a mail from Google about the closing down of #Google+ :
Hello Google+ Developer,
The email below contains your most recent usage of Google+ APIs. Note: It includes Google+ OAuth scope requests, which are also affected by the Google+ shutdown. A prior email sent to active API callers did not include information about OAuth requests. One final reminder email will be sent in February to users who still have active API or OAuth request activity.
What do I need to know?
On March 7, 2019, all Google+ APIs and Google+ Sign-in will be shut down completely. This will be a progressive shutdown, with API calls starting to intermittently fail as early as January 28, 2019, and OAuth requests for Google+ scopes starting to intermittently fail as early as February 15, 2019.
What do I need to do?
Please update your projects listed below by March 7, 2019 and ensure they are no longer using Google+ APIs, or requesting Google+ OAuth scopes. The data below shows which Google+ API methods your projects have recently called, as well as Google+ OAuth scopes it has requested.
Note: If you see calls to people.get, these can be the result of using the Google+ Sign-In feature in your application, which is now fully deprecated and is being shut down. Developers should migrate from the Google+ Sign-In feature to the more comprehensive Google Sign-in authentication system.
Project Google+ API Name Version Method or OAuth Scope
Friendica (friendica-19xxxx) plus v1 plus.activities.list
So, everyone on Nerdica.Net using the Google+ addon: please prepare now that this addon will not work anymore. As advised by Google the shutdown has already started on January 28th.
I'm not sure if Nerdica.Net is already affected or not. I do see some errors like this in the logfile:
2019-02-01T20:21:17Z@40ns7opdru3pcmj7849e2e0lt5 [Info]:CurlResult.php:143:checkSuccess error: https://plus.google.com/.well-known/host-meta: 404 - 2019-02-01T20:21:17Z@40ns7opdru3pcmj7849e2e0lt5 [Info]:CurlResult.php:143:checkSuccess error: http://plus.google.com/.well-known/host-meta: 0 - Recv failure: Connection reset by peer
When I have proof that the G+ addon is not working anymore, I'll deactivate it without any further notice.
There is a small nasty bug in newest Friendica release 2019.01:
When enabling "use browser location" the modal for writing the post doesn't appear
So, when you're using browser location you might not be able to post anything on Nerdica.Net. As a workaround I've followed the tip to disable this function on SQL level:
MariaDB [friendica]> UPDATE user SET `allow_location` = 0 WHERE `allow_location` = 1; Query OK, 10 rows affected (0.01 sec) Rows matched: 10 Changed: 10 Warnings: 0
As you can see there were 10 users affected. In the development branch this bug has already been fixed, but I still await a fixed release version. As soon as this fix is available you should be able to enable "use browser location" again.
As yesterday already pointed out, I worked on enabling XMPP for all Friendica.Net users. A short test showed that this was successful, at least as far as I could test it.
So, what's this XMPP stuff is all about?
What is XMPP?
XMPP, or formerly known as Jabber, is a protocol for instant messaging. You can read the XMPP article in Wikipedia if your interested in details.
XMPP is similar to Friendica in that it is a federated protocol as well as email is. So, there is no central server infrastructure like for Facebook, but basically everyone can run his/her own server, if wanted. But you don't need to! There are hundreds of free XMPP servers out there where you can register an account. As an user of Nerdica.Net you already have an XMPP account with the same address as your Friendica account: <username>@nerdica.net.
How can I use XMPP?
There are multiple options.
1) Within your profile settings you can find XMPP addon in Friendica. Just activate it and enter your login/password again. You'll need to enter the BOSH URL as follows:
2) You can also visit this site which is my main XMPP server on the same server, but a different virtual machine. There you can also enter your Nerdica.Net account in the format of <username>@nerdica.net and your password to login to use an XMPP client in your browser window.
3) On your PC or laptop you can install a XMPP or multiprotocol client like Pidgin, Gajim, Jitsi or whichever client you like. Again, just enter your <username>@nerdica.net and password and have fun!
4) For your mobile usage you can install ChatSecure from Apples AppStore on iOS devices or Conversations from Googles PlayStore. Both a state-of-the-art clients for mobile.
Why should I use XMPP?
You are already using a free, open and federated network when
you use Friendica on this node. You are doing this because you enjoy the benefits of it. Not being dependent from a big company that just want to sell your personal data is a good thing in itself. Google, Facebook and others have also used XMPP for their instant messengers in the past, but decided at some point to close it down and make proprietary messengers out of this to lock you in their own infrastructure. From then on you needed a Google Talk account if you wanted to chat with your friends at Google, or a Facebook account when your friends used Facebooks messenger.
With a free, open and standardized protocol like XMPP you are no longer locked in by a company. Instead you have the freedom to choose the best solution for your secure communication with your friends! Help to keep the Internet free and open by using federated, open and standardized protocols and software!
Ok, but what's the downside of this?
Honestly, I can't imagine of any downside. Maybe the only one is that there is no central directory of contacts and you cannot easily find your friends by looking up their names or phone numbers in an addressbook. But from the privacy aspect viewed even this is more a positive thing.
So, feel free to test it out! You can even have a group chat, a so called multi-user conference (MUC). I've setup on for you at firstname.lastname@example.org - feel free to join!
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Today I worked a little bit on connecting Nerdica.Net and my XMPP server. In the end that would mean that every user of Nerdica.Net would automatically get an XMPP address as well (XMPP formerly known as Jabber).
If there's anyone willing to test this, please drop me a private message!
When I woke up this morning I realized that the webserver was not reacting anymore. In general the machine was rather unresponsive and had a load of >240.
The issue began after 3:17 CET according to the last log entries. You can see that the disk utilization graphs get a peak at that time:
Even rebooting via SSH was not possible anymore. So I had to kill the virtual machine and restart it.
Now everything should work again.
Today I sent a Samsung NVME M.2 disk to the hoster in order to have that put into the server and to speed up the underlying database of Friendica on Nerdica.Net.
This is somewhat strange... Although I bought that server, I've never seen it personally. It was directly sent to the colocation hoster and now I'm somewhat curious whether or not everything fits into the box.
So, expect some downtimes of the server in the next 1-2 weeks. Until everything is settled and tuned, it will need some reboots and such.
Maybe some interesting facts for the techies of you:
- database size: 19 GB at the moment
- mem/pool size: 16 GB
- current disk setup: 4x SATA disk RAID10
- 6x Xeon cores
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I joined G+ a long time ago due to me and my wife using the Ingress AR-Game. Since then I have used the Google services a lot (G+, Blogger, Drive, ...). About five years ago I also became data protection officer (#Datenschutzbeauftragter) in our company and learned a lot about do's and don'ts, recently regarding the new general data protection regulations (#gdpr) that are in effect since May 25th 2018.
Google has its flaws but after all they were certified by the privacy shield standard applied to US companies that are working personal data of EU inhabitants which is acknowledged by gdpr as a legal standard.
Looking for a new way to connect to people over the internet (due to the recent news that G+ is shutting its service down next year) I joined #friendica a few days ago and I thought I would find some informations of it (at least when run by EU citizens on EU servers) being compliant with gdpr standards. But I am unable to find any informations about how the technical and legal aspects work together at friendica.
I hope someone can enlighten me.
#privacyshield #dsgvo #dataprotectionofficer #privacy #privacypolicy
i am a sailfish os users and wanted to try out Friendly, the native friendi.ca app. Thing is i cannot configure the app, maybe someone can give me some hint? :)
After the message came in today that Friendica 2018-8rc1 has been released I upgraded Nerdica to that version. The database conversion took a while, but in general there was no problem during upgrade.
Only thing that seems a little bit odd is the rendering of Umlauts, which seem to be broken, but I guess that this issue can be solved shortly. So, stay tuned!
Hi, ich bin neulich mit diesem Account von Libranet hierher umgezogen. Der Umzug hat auch ganz gut funktioniert. Mit einer Ausnahme, die vielleicht auf einem Missverständnis beruht, dass ihr vielleicht aufklären könntet. Und zwar lässt sich der Nerdica-Account nicht mit anderen Instanzen föderieren, die zuvor schon den libranet-Account kannten. Und dabei geht es nur um den Libranet-Account (nicht um die ganze Instanz!).
Warum ist das so?
Vielen Dank für jede Antwort!
Does Friendica allow formatting of text in posts? Am I to use HTML or Markup to do that? Is there some sort of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface for posting?
To all of our new users a friendly welcome!
There are lots of new users in the last days apparently coming from that #deletefacebook campaign.
Maybe you are wondering why there is no traffic in your timeline after joining. #Friendica is working a little different than Facebook and you actively need to search for your contacts to connect to. There is no automatism finding your friends via uploaded phonebooks or similar. This is by design for the sake of privacy and data protection.
So, please don't be disappointed when your timeline seems to be empty in the first days. Start posting stuff, experiment with your profile settings who can see what and connect with other users in the Fediverse.