Goodbye to the Opportunity Rover. May you rest in peace.
I think a big difficulty in building peer-to-peer search engines like YaCy is the lack of fraud resistant link graph to rank webpages. There is no way to know whether one page really links to another without crawling and parsing it yourself, and that’s too slow for real time applications.
Technologically you could store the graph in a distributed hash table but that doesn’t really solve the fraud problem since anyone could modify the data.
Just spend 3 hours trying to figure out why systemd was killing my screen/tmux processes on logout. For anyone with the same issue:
- In /etc/systemd/logind.conf set KillUserProcesses=no and KillExcludeUsers=root YOUR_USERNAME
- Run sudo loginctl enable-linger YOUR_USERNAME
I think the reason that Chromium has really taken over is that they provided a super modular system using a popular programming language (C++) that allowed smaller companies to innovate on browser UI/UX without having to spend millions reinventing the rendering engine.
There is no word in the English language that will cause me to lose interest in a project faster than “blockchain”.
Jack Bogle, inventor of the index fund, has died. May he rest in peace.
Messaging is in a poor state these days.
- SMS is unencrypted
- WhatsApp is proprietary software owned by an advertising company
- Telegram tried to roll their own crypto
- Signal is completely centralized and could roll out an update breaking their encryption at any moment
- Jabber doesn’t seem to support E2E group chats and doesn’t have any reliable free providers
- Email is slowly being replaced by Slack which itself provides no encryption AFAIK
- Matrix E2E is in beta