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Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 
What if any options are there for running Federated social networking tools on or through #OpenWRT or related router systems on a single-user or household basis?

I'm trying to coordinate and gather information for #googleplus (and other) users looking to migrate to Fediverse platforms, and I'm aware that OpenWRT, #Turris (I have a #TurrisOmnia), and several other router platforms can run services, mostly #NextCloud that I'm aware.

Is #diaspora itself viable on these systems? I'm thinking that may be ambitious.

If not, what are considerations for running a small node through a router? Primary considerations would be capacity planning, bandwidth and load impacts, and configuration and security considerations.

Hoping there's some expertise here.

#openwrt #networking #selfhosting #servers #linux
 
Programming vs. Software Engineering? Or why I think that "Software Development" best captures the essence of what we do.

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus

Originally posted on Google+ on Sun Apr 15, 2012
 

Diaspora is going to need more pods


Based on @Di Cleverly and @David Thiery 's experience and estimates, Pluspora is not going to be sufficient or sustainable for the anticipated G+ exodus.

They see 20-40 pods of 1,000 - 2,000 users each being likely needed. Not necessarily all at once, but this is something that should be getting considered.

Operating costs are on the order of $25/mo using cloud services, or about $0.025/user-month, give or take. A quarter per year.

This works out to roughly 50,000 users migrating over. My previous estimates of user activity, backed by independent analysis by Stone Temple Consulting suggested 4-6 million publicly-participating G+ users as of January - March, 2015. The active core of that may have been as low as 50-100k, which seems generally sensible based on other indications.

The numbers are much squishier than I'd like but at least establish a starting point.

There are other alternatives, such as protocols / servers which have lower per-user overhead, but we have no data on this presently.

#googleplus #gplusrefugees #podAdmin

See:
 
Interesting pov: puritan yankees vs. ante-bellum plantation-owners struggle for the cultural soul of the American elite. And this time, the south might be winning. - H/t to Tom Limoncelli

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus #reshared

Originally posted on Google+ on Fri Jul 06, 2012
How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America
 
Interesting pov: puritan yankees vs. ante-bellum plantation-owners struggle for the cultural soul of the American elite. And this time, the south might be winning. - H/t to Tom Limoncelli

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus #reshared

Originally posted on Google+ on Fri Jul 06, 2012
How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America
 

Markdown Quick Reference


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#markdown #quickGuide #tips #googleplus #newhere #formatting

Source: https://pastebin.com/raw/HiVi5cYS
 
JONI MITCHELL: Night Ride Home
First time posting "here", but an annual post for me, over the years, on #googleplus

Night Ride Home - Joni Mitchell


My favorite 4th of July/Summertime song, probably.

Listen loud in a quiet spot, and enjoy the crickets!

LYRICS:
Once in a while
In a big blue moon
There comes a night like this
Like some surrealist
Invented this fourth of July
Night ride home
Hula girls
And caterpillar tractors in the sand
The ukulele man
The fireworks
This 4th of July
Night ride home
I love the man beside me
We love the open road
No phones till Friday
Far from the overkill
Far from the overload
Back at the bar
The band tears down
But out here in the headlight beams
The silver power lines
Gleam
On this fourth of July
Night ride home
Round the curve
And a big dark horse
Red taillights on his hide
Is keeping right alongside
Rev for stride
Fourth of July
Night ride home
I love the man beside me
We love the open road
No phones till Friday
Far from the undertow
Far from the overload
Once in awhile
In a big blue moon
There comes a night like this
Like some surrealist
Invented this fourth of July
Night ride home
Night ride home
Night ride home
On a night ride home
On a night ride home
Night ride home

(crick-crick, crick-crick, crick-crick)

#summer #summertime #été #sommer #verano #music #musica #musique #musika #jonimitchell #classicrock #gplusrefugee

YouTube: Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home (sonicboy19)

 

G+ Migration Post Mortem: What went well, what went poorly, what are lessons learned?


We're now well into the post-Google+ period, and I'd like to open up the question of how things went.

I've got my own mental list of things which went well or poorly in the process, of the latter, many of which involve myself.

This is open to contributions and discussion.

Discussion here or at PlexodusReddit.

There's a Plexodus Wiki Post Mortem page open as well.

#Plexodus #GPlusRefugees #GooglePlus #PostMortem
 
Get ready to set your watches! Today is a second longer to account for the slowing of the earth's rotation and to catch up on some of the drift between atomic time based UTC and solar time based UT1.

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus

Originally posted on Google+ on Sat Jun 30, 2012
 
Get ready to set your watches! Today is a second longer to account for the slowing of the earth's rotation and to catch up on some of the drift between atomic time based UTC and solar time based UT1.

#gplusarchive #repost #bot #googleplus

Originally posted on Google+ on Sat Jun 30, 2012
 

A set of 604 curated "locally notable" G+ profiles


https://pastebin.com/raw/0Wh4BJah

This list comes from a set of contributions from +Eli Fennell's listing here:

https://plus.google.com/110619855408549015935/posts/XrZkNKam1Jo

Though not strictly-speaking "signal flares", I've submitted the profiles to the Internet Archive's Wayback machine (scripted via the "Save" URL) -- that part took about 90 seconds. Sorting out grabbing all the profile names and IDs from G+ HTML (and wrestling with local systems) a couple of hours.

A really good reason to pin a #signalflare post is that that pinned post WILL SHOW UP IN THE INTERNET ARCHIVE when saved.

(I'll schedule another save or few of this through April 2.)

This'd be a good set of folks to keep tabs on and through whom to find others.

I'll be adding this to the #PlexodusWiki Notable Names Database (NNDB) ... eventually:

https://social.antefriguserat.de/

https://pastebin.com/raw/0Wh4BJah

#GooglePlus #GplusRefugees #Plexodus #SignalFlare #GplusContacts
 
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Rescued/Relocated from Google+ Collection due for extinction April 2019
Photographs Taken and Posted August 2018

Bodie Casino


Bodie is now a "ghost town" - said to be the largest intact example of life during the early gold-boom era. Bodie was a late-comer after being written off as a loser - until a mine collapse in the early 1870's revealed huge deposits of gold..

For a while this was a big boom town. Hard work in the stamp mill (pounding the gold out of the rock and separating it), but with good union wages. Worked hard, played hard. Sunday the mill closed. Frontier life.

Rowdy on the North Side of town. In the end most of the town was burnt down by a toddler. Interesting history, now preserved in "arrested decay" by the state historical park system.

This is an actual saloon/casino exactly as it was when the last hand was dealt and Bodie became the "ghost town" it is today. Cashed out, now a lot of dust.

More "here" (album and group) and at http://www.fenichel.com/americana.shtml
Flickr Album: http://bit.ly/AmeriFlickr

#ghosttown #goldrush #Bodie #casino #California #historical #fujifilm #americana #monocounty #vintage #piano #bar #dust #saloon #myphoto #mywork #gplusrefugee #googleplus
 

Song for the Day

Things We Said Today - Beatles


Released around the time G+ announced our demise. This is an official (HQ) version from the Beatles, "here to stay"
Timely.

LYRICS:
You say you will love me
If I have to go
You'll be thinking of me
Somehow I will know
Someday when I'm lonely
Wishing you weren't so far away
Then I will remember
The things we said today
You say you'll be mine, girl
'Til the end of time
These days such a kind girl
Seems so hard to find
Someday when we're dreaming
Deep in love, not a lot to say
Then we will remember
The things we said today
Me, I'm just the lucky kind
Love to hear you say that love is luck
And, though we may be blind
Love is here to stay
And that's enough
To make you mine, girl
Be the only one
Love me all the time, girl
We'll go on and on
Someday when we're dreaming
Deep in love, not a lot to say
Then we will remember
Things we said today
Me, I'm just the lucky kind
Love to hear you say that love is luck
And, though we may be blind
Love is here to stay
And that's enough
To make you mine, girl
Be the only one
Love me all the time, girl
We'll go on and on
Someday when we're dreaming
Deep in love, not a lot to say
Then we will remember
The things we said today

#googleplus #gplusrefugees #gplusexpats #today #beatles #music #thingswesaidtoday #musica #musique #60s #classicrock

YouTube: Things We Said Today (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 


ArchiveTeam uploading of Google+ content to the Internet Archive


So it turns out that fetching data from Google was only part of the archiving process -- the other is sending that to the Internet Archive. That's what this image (and link to the tracker) shows. About 2/3 complete by my eyeballing here:

https://atdash.meo.ws/d/3-kDz8Emz/telegraf-aggregated-stats?orgId=1&fullscreen&panelId=9&from=now-15d&to=now

(That's going to be relatively current for the next day or so, given it's a relative date offset of about 15 days.)

I've also heard that the Communities fetch may not have been as successful as hoped. Again, that was intended to capture effectively the paginated views of G+ communities, though it was an additional goal, and started late in the process. The contents should (mostly) make their way to the Archive, but it may not be easy to navigate by Community there.

And there is an Archive Team Google+ Archive Collection at the Internet Archive which makes navigation a bit cleaner: https://archive.org/details/archiveteam_googleplus

#ArchiveTeam #GooglePlus #internetArchive #plexodus
 

For the Newbies: Markdown Quick Reference


My most popular Diaspora post to date has been my Markdown Quick Reference, which shows both the raw and formatted text for various Markdown features.

New arrivals from #GooglePlus and elsewhere may appreciate this.

(Posted as a link as I cannot reshare my own posts.)

#Markdown #Tips

https://joindiaspora.com/posts/54c680b0b40801366b870218b798024d
 

Friends+Me Google+ Exporter can still access images & video


If you're like me, well, first, my deepest sympathies, but you've used F+MGE to capture your posts and other text content, but were saving images for later, only to be caught by the Google+ shutdown.

Turns out that googleusercontent.com is still serving up those images (this may be data that's harder for Google to remove), so you can still fetch media content through Google+ Exporter.

Hop on that now if you're interested.

#GooglePlus #GplusRefugees #Plexodus #DataExport #FriendsPlusMe
 
You can't make this up... when the plug was pulled (finally) today and people slowly started getting whack-a-moled from Google+, I logged in on my laptop and was met with this little question:

Image/Photo

Like, for real? You really wanna know the answer to that question right now?

Image/Photo

I choose "Very Dissatisfied" for the record. And I was apparently not the only G Suite user getting this stupid message.

#GooglePlus #GooglePlusRefugees
 
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Even Spotify is playing with my #GooglePlus emotions.
 
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Sad Note: 1PM Mountain View Time, 4PM New York Time - my last post (photo of a ghost town and report of functional failings), and suddenly I could see only my last post, and then only 2 communities, and then poof... this. Have some screenshots and a 30" vid of it falling apart. :(((((((((( Rest in Peace Google+

#gplusrefugees #googleplus #gplusrefugee #myphoto #gplussunset #googleisevil #goodbyegoogle #goodbyegplus #RIP
 
You are of course welcome over at sister sites like friendica too!
diaspora* HQ - 2019-04-02 17:15:10 GMT

Hello and a big welcome



to everyone new to diaspora\*



With Google+ closing today, you might have just signed up to diaspora* looking for a new home. We're so pleased that you've decided to give diaspora* a try. It's fantastic that you've joined us! We have a big existing community of former G+ users, and you could try tags such as #gplusrefugee and #googleplus to connect with people you know from G+.

We hope that you quickly find your way here, and enjoy getting connected with people and content.

Here's a few tips for getting started:- There are some step-by-step tutorials on our project website covering the basics of how diaspora* works, and how to get connected with people. There's a link to these in the side-bar, should you ever want to read them in future, and there's also an in-app Help section you can access through your user menu (at the right-hand end of the header bar).
- You can search for people by name or by diaspora* ID (which looks like an email address), if you know it, from the search field in the header bar. You can invite people to join you in diaspora* by sending them a link to our project website, from where they can choose their own pod to register with. Your friends don't need to be on the same pod as you in order to connect and communicate with you.
- One good way to start getting connected with people is to start following some #tags of subjects that interest you (maybe #music, #photography, #linux, or #activism ... whatever interests you) so that you will see content on those topics in your stream. You can then start following people whose posts you find interesting, by placing them into one of your aspects.
- If you have any questions, post something with the #question or #help tag, and people will try to help you. Make sure to make your post public so anyone who can help is able to see it!

diaspora\* has some very simple community guidelines, which we hope everyone will feel able to follow so that all members can have the best possible experience here.

We're trying to improve diaspora* all the time, fixing bugs, honing performance and adding new features. But how fast we can do this is limited by the time developers have. To improve diaspora* faster, we need more developers! If you've just signed up and can code, or know someone who can and who might be interested in joining our team, get in touch!

❤ diaspora\*

#newhere #neuhier #nouveauici #nouvelleici #nuevoaqui #nuevaaqui #nuovoqui #nuovaqui #nuovoutente #nuovautente #nieuwhier #новичок #νέοςεδώ #diaspora
 
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss

#GooglePlus
 

Hello and a big welcome

to everyone new to diaspora\*


With Google+ closing today, you might have just signed up to diaspora* looking for a new home. We're so pleased that you've decided to give diaspora* a try. It's fantastic that you've joined us! We have a big existing community of former G+ users, and you could try tags such as #gplusrefugee and #googleplus to connect with people you know from G+.

We hope that you quickly find your way here, and enjoy getting connected with people and content.

Here's a few tips for getting started:
  • There are some step-by-step tutorials on our project website covering the basics of how diaspora* works, and how to get connected with people. There's a link to these in the side-bar, should you ever want to read them in future, and there's also an in-app Help section you can access through your user menu (at the right-hand end of the header bar).
  • You can search for people by name or by diaspora* ID (which looks like an email address), if you know it, from the search field in the header bar. You can invite people to join you in diaspora* by sending them a link to our project website, from where they can choose their own pod to register with. Your friends don't need to be on the same pod as you in order to connect and communicate with you.
  • One good way to start getting connected with people is to start following some #tags of subjects that interest you (maybe #music, #photography, #linux, or #activism ... whatever interests you) so that you will see content on those topics in your stream. You can then start following people whose posts you find interesting, by placing them into one of your aspects.
  • If you have any questions, post something with the #question or #help tag, and people will try to help you. Make sure to make your post public so anyone who can help is able to see it!
diaspora\* has some very simple community guidelines, which we hope everyone will feel able to follow so that all members can have the best possible experience here.

We're trying to improve diaspora* all the time, fixing bugs, honing performance and adding new features. But how fast we can do this is limited by the time developers have. To improve diaspora* faster, we need more developers! If you've just signed up and can code, or know someone who can and who might be interested in joining our team, get in touch!

<3 diaspora\*

#newhere #neuhier #nouveauici #nouvelleici #nuevoaqui #nuevaaqui #nuovoqui #nuovaqui #nuovoutente #nuovautente #nieuwhier #новичок #νέοςεδώ #diaspora
 

Archive Team are 59% through their stretch goal of archiving G+ Communities


"Googleplus2" a/k/a G2 is a project to archive all public G+ community content. This was a "stretch" goal of the Google+ archiving project.

The tracker here shows the full project, there are 81,270 or so work sets of 100 communities, and as of a few moments ago, the project was at 59% complete, with about 6 hours left to run at present rates.

The contents should appear at the Internet Archive in about a month or so, it'll take time to move it all there.

Tracker status below:

https://tracker.archiveteam.org/googleplus2/

#googleplus #gplusrefugees #plexodus #archiveTeam #internetArchive
 

CLOSING TIME at Google+


I spent weeks trying to salvage content from G+, mostly photos, a few threads with photos and music links/discussions...
Now the countdown clock say one day left.

There is a still-active G+ community sharing memories, tributes, music, and more - "Lights Out", now an Irish Wake, until "The End".

Reverting to my DJ days, I've posted several musical picks, and today compiled them all into one post (on Google+).
So here I'm going to attempt to replicate that, since G+ is set for demolition beginning in about one day +/-.

Songs about the end of the road - end of the line - leaving - journeying to new lands - remembering the good...
All-purpose song list (from my vantage point of "classic rock") - but a special tribute to the wonderful residents of the land, R.I.P.

~~

Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills & Nash


Go, take your sister then, by the hand,
lead her away from this foreign land,
Far away, where we might laugh again,
We are leaving - you don't need us.

And it's a fair wind, blowin' warm,
Out of the south over my shoulder,
Guess I'll set a course and go...

End of the Line -Traveling Wilburys


Well it's all right... sometimes you gotta be strong.
Well it's all right, even when push comes to shove.
Well it's all right, everything will work out fine.
We're going to the end of the line.

This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths


I'm not happy and I'm not sad...
She took away your troubles but then again she left pain.
Could of been a poet or could have been a fool..

Hey Jude - The Beatles


Take a sad song and make it better...

Ground Control to Major Tom (Space Oddity) - David Bowie


Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you "Here am I floating 'round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do"

Two of Us - The Beatles


Two of us Sunday driving
Not arriving
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel


Time it was, and what a time it was, it was....
Long ago it must be, I have a photograph..
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you.

Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell


They paved paradise and put up a parking lot....
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?

The End - The Doors


This is the end, beautiful friend.

The End - The Beatles


And in the end...

#music #musica #musique #closingtime #goodbye #googleplus #RIP #gplusrefugees #gplusrefugee #tribute #gplus

YouTube: Closing Time Semisonic Lyrics (Marina Rae)

 
**LAST WEEKEND / WATCH PARTY TIME - Google+ **

This Night Has Opened My Eyes


**"I'm not happy and I'm not sad" - The Smiths***
I am numb. Not necessarily comfortably.
More sad. And this song rolls in among the tunes and memories....

LYRICS:
In a river the color of lead
Immerse the baby's head
Wrap her up in the News Of The World
Dump her on a doorstep, girl
This night has opened my eyes
And I will never sleep again
You kicked and cried like a bullied child
A grown man of twenty-five
Oh, he said he'd cure your ills
But he didn't and he never will
Oh, save your life
Because you've only got one
The dream has gone
But the baby is real
Oh, you did a good thing
She could have been a poet
Or, she could have been a fool
Oh, you did a bad thing
And I'm not happy
And I'm not sad
A shoeless child on a swing
Reminds you of your own again
She took away your troubles
Oh, but then again
She left pain
So, please save your life
Because you've only got one
The dream has gone
But the baby is real
Oh, you did a good thing
She could have been a poet
Or, she could have been a fool
Oh, you did a bad thing
And I'm not happy
And I'm not sad
Oh...
And I'm not happy
And I'm not sad
Oh...
And I'm not happy
And I'm not sad

#gplusrefugee #gplusrefugees #theend #gplussunset #googleplus #gplus #ending #sad #numb #music #musica #musique

YouTube: The Smiths - This Night Has Opened My Eyes (TheCosmiCInterlude)

 
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