Nice work on the new features, robogato! Thank you.
If anyone wants to test the spam rating feature, eastshore4jon is a spammer of some kind, and so is every user they've cert'd and been cert'd by, they're all part of a failed attempt to beat the trust system. linkman and balls are definite spammers too, along with their "friends" JH, Moor, Grad etc. Unleash your spam flags, advogatans!
The only change I don't like so far is replacing "diary" with "blog" ... but I can live with it.
Update: hoorah! eastshore4jon is deleted - start from necromnium instead if you want to flag that ring of fake accounts as spam. Update: another piece of the ring has disappeared - start at Dreamwielder instead, or alphajrr, or shinobi44 or Hak or Blink or Bill1 or Ball, Doomer, Spacewalker Akira01, 0dragoon0, browniephae, crucio, deadeye2004, Dreamrender, gabby2010, homiekun, jquchiha
The end of Advogato?
Like many others, I don't blog anywhere else (I barely write anything here!) and have always enjoyed advogato's recentlog. I've found it very educational, entertaining, and a great way to learn about lots of projects that I would never have actively sought out. I would be very sorry to see this site go - for years it's been the first website I visit when surfing. As for the minimal interface, I've always thought it's perfect -- the content has always been more important.
Thanks to raph and to everyone who's ever posted something that I found interesting. It's been a fantastic demonstration of the trust metric and a fantastic resource for free software developers and evangelists. I hope it will continue to be.
Due to a sprained ankle confining me to the sofa I've done some open-source hacking for the first time in nearly a year ... finishing the rewrite of PStreams I've been threatening for aaaaages. I still haven't got paperwork in place from my employer to work on open-source projects though. I really really must sort that out.
As for lost personal details - on the several occasions it happened to me I noticed that my certs no longer appeared on my personal page, but were still applied in the trust metric (I was still a journeyer, despite no certs being shown on my page). IIRC the certs you've received are denormalised on your personal record, but as long as the person who gave you that cert hasn't been wiped the trust graph will still use that cert. Or something like that, I haven't looked at mod_virgule for years. I've recorded some observations on lost accounts in the diaries for redi and returnoftheredi
There's a large attack going on, with dozens (maybe hundreds) of new accounts (see front page) created and cert'd as Apprentice by 3 other names, linked alphabetically, check out persons Alyhlftye25 - xdbenjidx and all the names in between (not linking to their pages to deny them googlejuice)
I don't even have my computer at the moment, let alone a FSF copyright assignment, so no non-proprietary code from me this year :-(
And VC6's asm output has what to do with Free Software? htonl() on real hardware's a no-op anyway ;-)
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