If you're a computer programmer and you've heard of the Dat protocol but looked at the docs and still scratched your head (I was there myself a few months back), there's a new guide that explains in very clear, very detailed language what Dat is and how it works.
Just to be clear, I do not recommend it for non-programmers as that is not the intended audience but I *highly* recommend it for programmers:
@darius ooh. can't wait to take a look @ this
@darius Looks interesting,and I'd like to play with it. What can I actually do with it right now? It's not much fun if there is no other resources available to access.
@loke It's a peer to peer data transfer protocol that isn't currently supported by any major web browsers, so that's a bit like asking in 1990 "what can I do with http?" The answer is: honestly not much, the idea is to do things with it in the future.
That said, Beaker Browser supports it and uses it to enable true serverless peer-to-peer website publishing: https://beakerbrowser.com/
Cabal is a peer-to-peer IRC-like chat platform that uses pieces of Dat on its backend: https://cabal-club.github.io/
@darius oh, when I did theatre tech in college we stored all our audio cues on DAT.
@darius every time you post this, I open it on my phone and see the following. And…nope *closes*
@paulkruczynski Yeah I will relay that, I don't know why it's there. If you scroll past that it's much better.
@darius it’s funny, b/c I feel fooled every time. “Aha, here is a guide that is simple! Ahhh! My eyes!!”
I may dat:// up a site soon though. We’ll see.
@darius This is the most beautiful technical document I've ever seen, and I enjoyed scrolling through it and not understanding anything about TCP or networks
Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!