(#h2h7f3a) I’m getting progressively faster reach day! 😂 We had a very bad water and power problem this afternoon where our laundry flooded and water got into a bunch of electrical equipment and fried a few circuits 😳 So I wasn’t able to complete Day 2 “on time” 😅 Oh well! Better luck tomorrow!


So… I lost power there for a few mins… 🔌 Did anyone notice? 🤔 No? 😅 Good! 😂 Man that super expensive UPS I bought is good! 🤣


(#qlgzvmq) This is why if I want to read a subreddit I used something like Teddit.net as a frontend. If I absolutely HAVE to log in and want to post on something for some reason, I’ll open up regular shitty Reddit in an isolated browser profile.


(#qlgzvmq) @prologic@twtxt.net

Was there a time when it was not? 🤔

Probably true. I just remember when it was the simple old interface where you simply upvoted posts/articles and there would be a community subreddit for pretty much anything or any topic.

I can’t remember, however, how long they’ve had all the trackers and whatnot running on the webpages, probably much longer than I realise.


My Open Letter to Signal:

Hi Guys and Gals 👋

I just wanted to bring to your attention that Signal is being talked about openly on Yarn.social (https://yarn.social) – An open privacy focused and decentralised micorBlogging social media I launched in July 2020.

Please have a read of https://twtxt.net/conv/wt5j2xq

This Yarn (as we call it) has numeric forks (sub-topics) already and is becoming quite controversial.

A couple ofthose controversial topics are Signals’s plans for:

  • Introducing some kind of SPAM filter.

At first I thought to myself, this is utter BS; since you can’t do SPAM filtering on ciphertext where the keys on with the client, not Signal. But then I read a bit more and it seems you’re attempting to solve a problem I’ve also been a victim of, but not that often.

Can we talk about this one in the open and potentially persuade you guys down a different direction?

  • MobileCoin

I’m not even sure what this is why Signal feels the need to be in the “Mobile Payments” market.

Care to explain why we need this? In the spirit of openness and transparency, I wholeheartedly believe Signal should continue to remain being good at one thing and one thing only

Protecting the privacy, security and freedoms of individuals and groups to communicate with one another.

Finally I am a big proponent of Signal and what you guys do. I encourage all those around me to be on Signal and use Signal in their daily lives.

Let’s continue down this journey together 🤗

Kind regards



(#meatppa) Hmm here’s a link to the Blog Post on the Spam filter being implemented by Signal. The arguments sounds plausible, and I have been the victim of such SPAM myself; but OTOH it was few and far between. I would go a different route myself and opt for “Block inbound calls / messages” option.

I wonder if we can go change Signal’s minds on this one? 🤔


(#x4m654q) @fastidious@arrakis.netbros.com That’s why we don’t log you out if you’re a registered user and using the mobile app 😂 The risk here of doing this on the web is it’s an attack vector. You could have a malicious bunch of assholes register tonnes of accounts and keep the session “permanent” and eat all your system resources 😅


(#hmtxdza) @thecanine@twtxt.net THe mobile app logging you out is weird, it should almost never happens as we don’t have the concept of “refresh tokens”.

The website OTH has an option called “Remember me”. If you don’t tick this box, your session will only be held in-memory and only for about an hour. If you tick the box it’ll be held in the database for much longer (honestly I can’t recall how long! 😜)


(#pdogumq) @prologic@twtxt.net This is the colse-sourced part: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/qlw1ag/signal_is_adding_a_closedsource_spam_reduction/
So far it’s only a spam filter, but it’s still code running on the server that no one can look at, so counts in my book.

Also I guess my arguments about the protocol and crypto aren’t the strongest, but the truth is that I just don’t like the fact that it’s just another similar protocol and similar crypto that I want to have absolutely nothing to do with.

It’s the same as brave browser, I’d never download it, because I want a browser, not adware, crypto-wallet, torrent client and other garbage I do not like.



Reddit said on Wednesday it would launch several real-time features, including voting animations and typing indicators, […] to boost engagement on the platform that has fueled a ‘meme-stock’ frenzy in the recent past

Recall when I’ve talked about how big-tech social media platforms work and how they fund their business? 🤔

Very simply:

More engagement == More audience reach == More advertiser spend == More revenue == More profits

Remembers folks:

You are not a user, you are the product!


(#hmtxdza) @prologic@twtxt.net At least when the mobile app does it, it happens rarely and only when the app gets closed. Today it happened on the website itself, two times in the row, when I was sending a response while in the Yarn.

I don’t know if it would have happened a third time, because after doing it twice, I just sent it from the app.


(#pdogumq) Lastly but most importantly, Signal is a Not for Profit company. It has no interest in making a profit. It is backed by some very rich and philatelists (kind people that give money away for good causes) and the open donations by it’s uses (I donate yearly) 👌 – It’s parent company Whispers Systems is a commercial entity that does make commercial products for profit – And AFAIK are also in the same market –cryptographicc software and hardware products.


(#pdogumq) @thecanine@twtxt.net I’m afraid your arguments are a bit weak there 😅

  • Signal AFAIK is 100% open source
  • Signal is also been audited, both it’s crypto and protocol
  • The protocol (also called Signal) is also an open protocol and open source
  • The protocol has a wide variety of implementation languages that can be used, including Go, Javascript, C/C++, Python and probably others.

To your statement of:

They also preach open-source and yet parts of the app have been close-sourced already.

Please provide evidence 😂 For if true, I may have to reconsider using Signal 😅


(#pdogumq) @prologic@twtxt.net I just thought it was trying to be too many things at once, I don’t want a new crypto currency thing, I don’t want another SMS and calling app, when I already got Truecaller to block annoying people from calling me. They also preach open-source and yet parts of the app have been close-sourced already.

Still none of this would have been that much of a problem, if the whole thing just wasn’t too little, too late. When I tried it, only one person I know was willing to give it a chance, as it’s not that revolutionary and most people already got burned by apps like Keybase in the past, so at this point the solution isn’t another app that will probably be bought by someone and go to shit like all the ones before it, but rather a protocol like XMPP, which has many clients and can’t just he bought and abused.