Since Ilya died it’s really hard not to notice how joindiaspora.com pod slowed down and it’s kind of annoying and frustrating. From obvious reasons after information about Ilya and his work on Diaspora hit the mainstream media, its first and official pod started to be overloaded with new users.
As I written on my D* account:
Ability to move account from #Diaspora one pod to another would be awesome. Most new users while trying out D* uses joindiaspora.com, they make friends and post stuff. Once they discover how D* really works it’s kind of too late to delete one and create new account on a pod that suits you.
Recently joindisdpora got much slower and it’d be great to move my whole account to another, faster and less loaded pod without creating completely new account. Just transfer all my posts, aspects and still be in aspects of those who are following me already and sharing with me.
It’s sth between #feature request and #bug report.
I’m in that state, building new account as useful as current one will take definitely too much time and I’m sure that it’s not only my problem.
After making this kind of decision to implement account transferring there are many more problems to be solved in order to achieve this. What to do with the data on the old pod? Should we keep it? How long?
But I really feel that we need to start to discuss about it and find a solution for this problem.
I was invited to Open Radar Conference in Szczecin to speak about Diaspora* project. This definitely wasn't my best presentation but here are my slides:
I have to say that I'm really proud of the feedback I received at the after party. I did also an interview for Polskie Radio Szczecin, they really want to help us spread the word about D* in Poland. After this short - not so good - presentation we've got now many new possibilities as diaspora.pl to promote Diaspora and it's just going to be an awesome experience, but I'll post more news on that later.
I'll post the video of me stammering about D* when OSworld.pl will put it on YouTube.
So here is a video with my presentation... yyy... yyy... yyy... yyy...
Looks like after reddit effect of users requesting CDs with their data Facebook allowed them to request download of all their published data. So for now there are two ways to get your data, but to have them all you still have use both.
Download all the data you’ve published so far.
This is simple, log-in to Facebook and go to your Account Settings. You’ll see there the option Download a copy of your Facebook data.at the bottom of the page. After gettin» there you have to click on request and wait patiently a few hours for your email with download link.
A few days ago, Google+ project had its premiere. It brings a nice breath of fresh air, but also presents a few elements that we already know. I think the most important message so far is that we are dealing with the first social networking Google service which has been well thought out and has good chances to go into mainstream.
Public, all, extended
Circles – a perfect solution to help take care of our privacy, indisputably better implemented than a group of friends on Facebook. Many see in them as an innovation, but once I saw them I knew they found this idea at Diaspora* project. The difference is, that G + presents it in a form that aspects should be done from the beginning. Firstly, management – in the Diaspora* has always been for me simply inconvenient. G+ presented two ways to manage contacts, but we have seen them both in Diaspora* already. You can see who has the gurus of usability, and who still have a lot to learn… The current way of contact management from Diaspora* can be found in notification system and former based on moving contacts into and between aspects can be seen on your circles page.
Alter Bridge @ Ursynalia 2011 by Marcin Jarecki
Alter Bridge was for the first time in Warsaw. As Myles said they expected to play in some small club, but it turned out to be one of the biggest Rock festivals in Warsaw this year (Ursynalia). So I’m proud to be a part of their one of the biggest surprises in their carrier – great concert, hope to see them soon again, because from now they’re one of my favorite bands. (;
Myles & Mark @ Ursynalia 20011 by Marcin Jarecki
It was also great to hear Guano Apes live. They’re much much better on the stage! They are coming back to Poland later this year, so I think I’ll be there.
Henning, Sandra and Stefan @ Ursynalia 20011 by Marcin Jarecki
P.S. – As I can see on Alter Bridge Facebook fanpage this surprize was really big for them (, ,  and ).
If You’re having troubles with Bazaar plugin for Eclipse on Ubuntu resulting in following message:
bzr: ERROR: exceptions.TypeError: _escape_cdata() takes exactly 2 arguments (1 given)
You should install one of these daily builds of bzr-xmloutput. After that it should be working without restarting anything.
Other site that I’m managing is Polish Information Center About Diaspora* Project. The idea of creating this site originated in Diaspora* code release and big promises for first alpha release. We (as in me, Paweł (email@example.com) and Michał (firstname.lastname@example.org)) have met at #diaspora.pl IRC channel at started planning what we’re going to do to make Diaspora popular in Poland.