TRANSCRIPT OF CALL BETWEEN MATT CHRISTIANSEN AND JACQUELINE HART OF PATREON, 12.20.2018
JACQUELINE: So I wanted to reach out to you - we’ve had a lot of creators on Patreon with concerns. And there was obviously a lot of concern last week, so I wanted to follow up with creators on the platform. So even though you didn’t reach out to us, we had others that reached out, so I wanted to make sure that we heard directly from creators about what their concerns would be and so that’s really the reason I set up this call.
MATT: Sure. I’ve definitely got a lot of notes and a lot of questions that I’d like to ask. I wanted to begin by just noting the scale of the loss on my account, if you’re comfortable with that.
JACQUELINE:: Yes. Yes.
MATT: I did the numbers this morning. I am down 39% of my total patrons, 42% of the money on my account. I’ve been on Patreon 2 years and 3 months now, so over 2 years of work on Patreon at stake here. I don’t know for sure - I’m estimating that roughly an entire year’s gain has been wiped out. Everything that I was able to grow over 2018 is gone now. I just hope everyone at Patreon understands the scale of the damage that the decision that they made has caused to uninvolved creators. And I hope you would understand why almost half of my patronage would leave given the decision that you made.
JACQUELINE: Yes. And that’s obviously one of the reasons that I wanted to set up this call, because - sorry, one small thing. I just wanted to make sure that we’re not recording. Like, I’m not recording on my side.
Today is a special day, since we can expect up to 5 launches over the next 24h window:
|ISRO||GSLV-F11||GSAT-7A||2018-12-19 10:10 UTC||Report||Launched|
|ESA||Soyuz||CSO1||2018-12-19 16:17 UTC||LIVE||Launched|
|Space X||Falcon 9||GPS III-2||2018-12-20 14:03 UTC||LIVE||Investigating|
|ULA||Delta IV||NROL-71||2018-12-21 01:31 UTC||LIVE||Investigating|
|Blue Origin||New Shepard||NASA Experiments||2018-12-21 14:30 UTC||Investigating|
At this point, 12 PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface nodes are in active deployment at TDRM, helping to monitor the environment independently and so far reliably. Additional 12 nodes are on the current roadmap. That is a great success story and just in the spirit of the idea, development and open-source model of it.
Now the TDRM Working Group at Karel-de-Grote Hogeschool, Campus Hoboken in Antwerp pushed it even further and developed a LoRaWan based TTN (The Things Network) Adapter for the PiGI, to have it connected to the Internet of Things:
This project was never intended to generate profit, but to free people from having to rely on government/military based radiation monitoring data. The incidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima showed very clearly how this data is suddenly unavailable or if presented, showing only measurements which can't be trusted, to calm people down.
PiGI was meant to be a cheap, available and easy to replicate solution, serving educational as well as practical monitoring purposes. Something to copy, not encumbered by old “intellectual property” ballast and secrecy. To spread and inspire new developments. Congratulations to the TDRM Working group, for succeeding admirably.
Christmas came a little early: The guys over at TDRM are extending their monitoring network and ran a small scale PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface production batch with a little surplus, in the hope to find more people, who would like to get a pre-assembled, ready-to-fly module for themselves.
If you're one of them, go and check out comment_70982ca4d6f076c8990ebe773023f72c
Nordrunner produced and shared PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface PCBs on pcbs.io, which are now available for everyone. If you haven't had a chance to get PCBs from fehlfarbe or shipping from Germany wasn't an option for you, you can check it out on https://pcbs.io/share/r1Dq6.
Happy Hacking and tick counting.
For the last 24 hours a couple of users may have encountered TLS connection problems to this wiki, especially with latest browsers as a result of an unfortunate combination of problems. The last certificate expired yesterday and a new one was rolled out but the new certificate (from STARTSSL) seems to have been signed against STARTCOMs root CA, which was already kicked out by mozilla and google in latest firefox and chrome/ium. As this wiki is only accessible through HTTPS and ensures this by setting HSTS headers, there was no quick fix to mitigate the problem.
Since the whole TLS/HTTPS/CA business is totally broken by design, we either have to live with it or make a conscious move to https://letsencrypt.org/ with https://certbot.eff.org/, which will provide our certs from now on to be more independent from commercial CAs and their leaks and implementation problems.
Sorry for the inconvenience if you were hit by this problem.
Darkmatter is an alternative HTML5 theme for LuCI that has evolved from luci-theme-bootstrap & luci-theme-material, in an attempt to bring a more concise, clean and visually pleasing UX to LEDE/OpenWRT. Check it out, help testing on different devices with different configurations and submit fixes if you can. All is welcome and needed to improve it further.
More Screenshots below. Source: https://github.com/apollo-ng/luci-theme-darkmatter
The Radio Lockdown Directive threatens user rights and Free Software, fair competition, innovation, environment, and volunteering – without comparable benefits for security. Many organisations and companies are joining up in proposing measures to EU institutions and EU member states to avoid these negative implications while keeping the Directive's goal intact. Please read the in-depth and constantly updated analysis and support the efforts of the FSFE where you can.
More and more devices connect to the Internet and each other using wireless and mobile networks. These include countless devices such as routers, mobile phones, WiFi-cards and laptops. All of them, as well as all Internet-of-Things devices, today and in the future, fall under the regulation of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (hereinafter ‘the Directive’), adopted in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the European Council. The main purposes of the Directive are harmonization of existing regulations, improving security of radio spectra, and protection of health and safety.
We support the general purpose of the Directive. However, we express our concerns over the far-reaching consequences of Article 3(3)(i) of the Directive, which require device manufacturers to check each device software's compliance in order to comply with the Directive.
It's truly awesome to see how the PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface, born under ghetto-style conditions with zero prior knowledge or budget, has not only spread to hackers and other individuals with a sense of independence and prudence worldwide, but was now adopted by a special working group of Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF) called Tihange-Doel Radiation Monitoring Network.
More Details about the implementation: https://tdrm.fiff.de/messtechnik.php
It's also great to see so many people actually looking at the details and following the link over here to get background information about it. Welcome everyone.