In this post I would like to write about how I would like to change the function and design of my blog.

While I do not dislike the current design, I do not like it either. As an Utopia, I would like to create an framework for blog html designs. This framework could contain the different kinds of elements each blog needs, for example posts, comments and sites. That way a designer could create a template in HTML (and JS, if required) and that template could be used for more than just Wordpress, Jekyll or whatever blogging framework is out there.

I also see the site of my blog as my personal domain, so I would also like to include fediverse stuff here. For example I would like to be able to have a micro-blog that one can follow via ActivityPub (and maybe OStatus?). And where I also can follow other people. (So my own small one-person AP instance.)

My landing-page could have a short description about this site (I am site. What are you?) and then my most recent blog and micro-blog entries. And maybe some further information (Who the fuck is criztovyl?) and links to other networks and platforms. (eMail, GitLab?)

The company behind Fortnite decided to distribute it’s game outside of the Google Play Store. While I neither like Google, the Play Store, Android nor Free-To-Play Games that finance themselves via in-app transactions, I would like to pick out the issue that bugs me here: (Presumably) Not being able to verify the security of the software you download outside of an (app) store.

I refuse to accept that the only way of ensuring malware-free software is to use an non-free store. (Which in case of Google additionally even belongs to an privacy-invasive corporation.) I think there is at least one better way, which I will go forward to describe here now.

The issue I see here is that if you download an App from any website, for a normal web user it’s not easy to verify if the app is legit because everything outside of the store is untrusted. While I think it’s right not to trust any random website, I think there should be a way to make an application that comes from outside the store trusted.

Simply put, I would like that it is possible that a trusted corporation or an trusted individual verifies that my application is legit and that is then being accepted as “trusted” outside the app store.

Now, the important bits here that need to be explained further are when a corporation or individual is trusted and when an application is legit.

For establishing the trust I would create an organization which purpose is to act as an trust anchor and would finance itself by membership fees. I would differentiate between two kinds of memberships, where the first one woulds like to trust and the other one wants to be trusted.

While there should be no barriers for members that would like to trust, the other members need to be verified that they can be trusted. The trust into organizations and individuals should be verified regularly.

Now, I as an application developer could look for an organization or individual that is trusted by that organization, go to them and they can verify the legitimacy of my application. This verification I now can use to prove my applications legitimacy.

But wait, isn’t that just code signing, with an open organization instead of the current CA model?

What I don’t know if Android has any certificate trust model outside of the Play Store. Looks like it does not.

So, is it a Platform problem of not providing any means to verify the authenticity of a package? I guess so.

A draft I’ve created some weeks ago. I’ve polished it a little bit and published it now.

God is Dead, Individualism won’t save us, Socialism is Bad™ and Evolutionary Humanism isn’t the solution. Also, AI is around the corner, with a 50/50 chance to kill us all.

So, what to do until then?

I am currently employed at an large (large large) IT solutions company, and nothing I do there has any greater meaning to me. At the one hand there is a Public Sector project where managing the requirements seems very complicated to me and unnecessarily complicate the project. On the other hand a project in the Media Sector where the customer decided to make and not buy. While from the business view this might be okay, I dislike that the customer builds it’s own proprietary solution instead of the sector joining efforts. It’s this market lead thing, I guess? Meaning the single business in the sector won’t like to share with the others b/c improving anything only makes you more money if you are first? Well, that gets to complicated now and you don’t know the details so let’s stop here. Anyway, I would like to make the world better. Not do something utterly meaningless.

But the risk of doing meaningful things is just such high. (???) And I hate myself for that. I am very freedom orientated person, which makes all this very hard. But if you fight your lonely war against business-as-usual people you loose yourself. (WTF do you want to say?) Uhm, not sure. But I am very angry currently.

I just want to do Good™ but it’s not wanted. (You know that’s not exactly the truth.)

But it does not make any sense at all! Have you ever thought this through? There is no way for me in this situation changing this world: I can’t barely manage my own life, how should I change the world? (Well, you can barely manage it because you fight against yourself each single day. Let’s start by fixing that.)

Well so what do you suggest? “Doing one step after another”? I don’t have time for that. (You’re funny.) Well, okay. But it’s so hard to relax. Very hard. (You know we already talked about meditation?) Yes, but, you know, with barely getting along with life, it’s not exactly easy to look into that. (Nobody said it will be easy.) Well. So, what about starting to search for meditation advise right now? (You already excluded YouTube, didn’t you?) Yes. Let’s see if I find some friendly non-commercial website. (See you!) Be right back. :)

Let’s start by browsing Wikipedia about Meditation.

Oh nice, I found a Non-Profit about meditation, Mindful, that have some nice steps for doing Meditation. I listened to Last Lights while reading the steps and more then one time nearly broke down into tears. (Well, fuck?) Yup. I am currently thinking about meditating just now. (But the washing machine is very noisy?) Well, let’s try anyway, I want to relax now. (Want?) I even want it even right now! (whatever…)

(See you.) cu.

While you can set a preference in your profile configuration to allow Firefox (Waterfox in my case) to use the dark variant of your GTK theme, this preference logically does not affect the Profile Manager.

While you can use env MOZ_ALLOW_GTK_DARK_THEME=1 waterfox -P, it’s a little bit inconvenient because for your desktop application you would have to change your .desktop file that will be overwritten by the next update.

But, if I’m right, you can use /path/to/firefox_directory/defaults/prefs/allow-gtk-dark.js and set the preference there via pref("", true).

There you go!