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September 18, 2012

JAXL produced by hardcore XMPP evangelist

Filed under: open source — Sagacious Himself @ 11:45 pm
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https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/jaxl/d1KabzbvfZE/8YWidy1f4UkJ

by writing an open source library i haven’t signed up to solve problems other are facing or even to teach others what XMPP is. I am an XMPP evangelist and i do my very best to promote XMPP whenever and wherever possible

home of JAXL: https://github.com/abhinavsingh/JAXL

Jaxl is an asynchronous, non-blocking I/O, event based PHP library for writing custom TCP/IP client and server implementations. From it’s previous versions, library inherits a full blown stable support for XMPP protocol stack

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November 10, 2011

yahoo privacy policy: viewing equals consent? adblocking only opt out option?

Filed under: AdNoyances,open source,privacy — Sagacious Himself @ 9:34 pm

I see… or rather opt not to see via adblocking [AdAway]

Yahoo! does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/nz/yahoo/details.html

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coming soon to a blog I own near you soon:

comparison matrix of yahoo privacy policies by int’l domain/region

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April 1, 2011

malware-foss contradiction reedemed by fdroid community .. as drm fosters piracy.. or re-engineering.. so does malware-foss foster fixing

Sick of the malware dominated “freeware” section of android market?  Irked by “malware-foss” contradiction?  F-droid to the rescue.  A fine group of programmatically inclined heros edit away malware infecting f/OSS and compile actual-freeware for the educated. Kudos to CiaranG and those who want no spotlight.

Sadly the vast majority of android market users in their gross ignorance WRONGLY tolerate malware.

Sure ads can be easily blocked (root et al) but why trust an intellectually dishonest developer?  What other evil lurks in that black heart?  What other nefarious ends await the use of the malware?  Yes, malware: undesired code that harms the user or abuses his resources [for profit].

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“But programmers gotta eat”

Yes, they do.  But if eating is unlikely daily perhaps said programmer should ply skills commercially and not futter away hours on a f/OSS project.  You can’t eat a cake you don’t have.  People don’t owe you cake.. nor do you have the right to another’s food. When you have enough food THEN worry about baking a cake.  Let them eat your cake or sell it!  You ought not pillage food from gift recipients.

When you give your cake away it’s irrational to whine that no one bought it.

Beware of cake indian givers!

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* http://F-droid.org

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January 1, 2009

GroupDAV for thunderbird with lightning

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,open source — Sagacious Himself @ 12:14 pm

GroupDAV for thunderbird with wcap flavored lightning

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http://inverse.ca/contributions/sogo_connector.html

This extension transforms Thunderbird into a full DAV client for
groupware servers such as SOGo, OpenGroupware.org or Citadel. It does
this by adding support for remote DAV address books and by adding
features to be used along with the Lightning calendar extension.

http://sogo-demo.inverse.ca/

Alternatively, you can access SOGo with a GroupDAV and a CalDAV client. A typical well-integrated setup is to use Mozilla Thunderbird and Lightning (make sure to fetch the wcap-enabled version) along with Inverse’s SOGo Connector plugin to synchronize your address books and the Inverse’s SOGo Integrator plugin to provide a complete integration of the features of SOGo into Thunderbird.

:: servers

http://sogo.opengroupware.org/index.html

http://citadel.org/doku.php

http://scalix.com/enterprise/technology/swa.php

:: clients

http://groupware.openoffice.org/glow/

:: standards

http://groupdav.org/implementations.html

http://calconnect.org/calendaringstandards.shtml

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October 12, 2008

hazaa Chromium Iron Fork new first: now with adblock built-in

Adblocking is essential to privacy.  SRware‘s fork of Chromium, is the only way to use the google (evil ad serving empire) open source web browser.  A few bytes closer to ideal:


11.10.2008: Adblocker integrated in Iron


The wish of many users comes true: We integrated an
Adblocker in Iron!

With a filterlist so nearly all online-advertising can be
blocked. A working list can bedownloaded

here
and just has to be copied to the Iron folder (e.g:
C:\Program Files\Iron Fork\). Note: You must first get the
latest version of Iron you can find under “Downloads”.


So Iron is the first Chromium based webbrowser worldwide
which has an adblocker included.

It does not fully support the AdBlockPlus format; it is a loose implementation borrowing from http://fanboy.co.nz/adblock

Hopefully SRware Iron Fork will soon tie into the context menu to take advantage of the built in inspector, whitelisting, and element hiding

If one plans to use Steve Pellegrin’s set of scripts to strip down rick752‘s AdBlockPlus list, The EasyList, originally intended for BFilter, with SRware’s Iron Chromium Fork some adjustments might be needed

Otherwise manually ditch the whitelist, convert ! to # for comments, and dump $ and following per line.

Portable Iron Forkeat the web safely

update.1:  Fanboy now authors an ablock list for Chromium likely in response to this well read SRware forum post (Iron adblock.ini documentation request not yet answered) — this thread has the highest number of views in the English forum.

Similarly minded posts request element hiding capability for Iron’s adblock engine, GUI features (right click / context menu) to control adblocking in Chromium starting with the Iron fork — similarly remarked as possible in a variety of (free) addons for Internet Explorer.  Interestingly only AdBlockPro for IE, seemingly approaching abandonware for lack of updates, offers context menu for blocking (plugin) objects like flash; the firefox implementation in AdBlock Plus relies on irksome object tabs.  Ie7pro could likely offering context menu blocking for flash as it has been suggested in their forums and received well by IEpro developers.  The BEST example of adblocking for IE8 is unfortunately questionableware “simple adblock“: all of the power of AdBlock Plus with fewer ethical restraints.

[adblock list for Chrome, adblock list for Iron]

September 29, 2008

thanks google! your google alerts feature helped us find the first non-google Chromium Fork: Iron … less creepy, more power

Filed under: AdNoyances,All Your Base,DARPA,open source — Sagacious Himself @ 11:57 pm
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http://www.srware.net/software_srware_iron_download.php

Coralized to protect the finances of the generous:   http://www.srware.net.nyud.net/downloads/srware_iron.exe

all the speed… less of the creepiness… ahhh open source.  Iron: less glamor, more power. 

Chrome is seen by some as a google fork of Chromium

still requires loopback webproxy to strip out ads 😦

On first launch of Iron I was surprised to see the sites I most frequently visited in a software package that had never run on this XP SP3 box.

update server taking a pounding?  😦

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