I don't want to overburden you with all the details too much here. However, I really do want to advocate for this platform/protocol and the many open standard extensions it has available. It's actually kind of upsetting sometimes to see so many people using unfriendly insecure closed platforms with no choice of client for doing this instant messaging stuff.
If you have ever used IRC before then a lot of things about XMPP should make sense to you, I think.
Don't hesitate to bother me there!
Really? You should at least go give it a try, in my opinion. It's standardized/open and can be federated (anyone can run a server that can connect to other servers/hosts sorta like in email). IMO though, the biggest folly with it is probably picking a good client. However, if you have an Android device then I highly recommend the app Conversations or the mostly identical fork Pix-Art Messenger. Both of these come with support for OMEMO (E2EE) built in. I could explain more.
To my surprise, this thing is actually working incredibly well for how I am abusing timers and OS task scheduler process interrupts in order to gather entropy for a reasonably random number source.
I've been experimenting with these types of tricks for a while. Maybe I will build it up into a proper -- somewhat cryptographically secure -- mixed random number pool source. I will have to look into how people go about doing that I guess.
function collectTimeEntropy ()
function cte (n)
function t ()
return( (cte(7)^cte(5)^cte(3)) );
// Anyone wanna test this? //
You can get some of those fx via extensions if you're a GNOME user but really I agree that tweaks tool at least in GNOME under wayland should really have a lot of the options from compiz brought back into the fold. Some of them were just eyecandy but others were actually great enhancements of the experience and for accessibility of the desktop experience.
Oh, well then, never mind, the *account* still works.
@aladar : IKR. Throw it in the bin labelled "art".
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