Got my spacesuit pants on and chopping ice to get water. #winter
You have to use npm to upgrade npm to a version that can install it.
I looked at the update bug report, and it's a mess.. apparently packaging a new npm version for debian is difficult enough that it will require crowdfunding.
magic-wormhole is a great piece of tech for simplifying this kind of distributed connection bootstrap problem. It lets you send a file to your friend by only telling them a 3 word phrase over the phone or whatever. The file can contain whatever crypto information you need to bootstrap the connection.
For scuttlebutt, it would make sense to send a file containing your ssb public key and a pub for the friend to use to get in touch. Or you could even send your whole scuttlebutt feed as the file.
If you wanted to connect up without using a pub, you could run your ssb on tor, and include that address in the file sent through magic wormhole. Although you'd probably then want your friend to do the same and exchange wormhole codes to get connected bidirectionally.
I built something similar for git-annex using magic-wormhole and tor to set up bidirectional git repository syncing between friends. https://git-annex.branchable.com/assistant/share_with_a_friend_walkthrough/
@Dominic I think that may have done something like that. Perhaps not accidentially though; they could have seen subsidising the cost of small transactions as worth it to corner the market. (see Uber)
I stopped paying attention to bitcoin when the fork happened. Not worth the drama.
Except, I forgot about a wallet from 2013 with some dust in it that was not worth transferring, which I found today. That will now end up paying for at least 4 months of groceries. Maybe a bit more if I can manage to cash out the bitcoin cash fork too.
I'm feeling pretty ambiguous about this unexpected windfall.. Could have held bitcoin and made an almost life-changing amount of money rather just just this leftover dust, but I was not given the money to make super risky speculations with, but to fund my living expenses, which I did.
Money is one hell of a drug isn't it?
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