1. The OID login for changing my account settings is gone… which means I can't login to it at all because I don't have a normal login here.

    Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:41:58 UTC from web
    1. @toksyuryel Law of unintended consequences. Let me turn it back on.

      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:42:42 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
      1. @ceruleanspark Thanks ☺

        Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:43:33 UTC from web
        1. @toksyuryel Give it a refresh now.

          Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:44:43 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
          1. @ceruleanspark Alright thanks, it works now. And I can now confirm that my background color design setting is being ignored.

            Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:47:55 UTC from web
            1. @toksyuryel background /colour/?

              Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:50:02 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
              1. @ceruleanspark Yeah, I have my background color set to charcoal but I am seeing some form of blue on my personal page instead.

                Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:52:44 UTC from web
                1. @toksyuryel Can you get me the hex code?

                  Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:53:43 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                  1. @ceruleanspark #

                    Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:56:07 UTC from web
                    1. @toksyuryel Bizzare. That color doesn't occur in either the custom color settings OR the theme CSS file.

                      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:05:39 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                      1. @ceruleanspark I'm using it in my profile design settings for the background color. It was working fine until I woke up this morning.

                        Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:06:46 UTC from web
                        1. @toksyuryel Oh, so it's just been uncovered by the failure of the background tiling.

                          Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:07:33 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    2. @conventrix I actually have to be able to get into account settings to do that, so even if I wanted to I'd still need OID turned back on XD but, I very much prefer to use OID. To be honest the whole username/password system used across the web is something that annoys me because it's something that should have been made obsolete a long time ago. OID isn't the solution to it but it's at least a step away from it and I use it wherever I can.

      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:46:09 UTC from web
      1. @toksyuryel What would YOU suggest instead then?

        Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:48:05 UTC from StatusNet Android
        1. @redenchilada The same thing SSH does- use asymmetric keys. Your "password" never has to actually be revealed to prove that you know it, so that the only way someone's going to get it is if they either figure out how to crack the asymmetric key encryption protocol (which would screw over the entire internet as it is right now anyway, because https relies on it) or mange to get your private key off your computer.

          Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:55:04 UTC from web
      2. @toksyuryel @greydragon412 The problem with usernames and passwords is what now?

        Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:49:39 UTC from web
    3. @conventrix That's why it's not the solution.

      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:49:13 UTC from web
    4. @greydragon412 It is a simple system that does not need fixing.

      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:51:43 UTC from web
    5. @greydragon412 You end up with a ton of them because every single site needs its own, and every time you want to use it to login you have to send it over the internet where it can potentially be intercepted. Since you're not going to remember so many passwords, you're either storing them in a file somewhere or you're being insecure with them by using the same one. If you're going to be storing your passwords in a file anyway there is a much better method that already exists and is used by for example SSH.

      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:52:10 UTC from web
      1. @toksyuryel you only have one account on here. That's all you need .password/s/? What are talking about.

        Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:54:31 UTC from web
        1. @luminosity I have no idea what you're even talking about now.

          Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:57:12 UTC from web
          1. @toksyuryel Same here. I dont see the problem you are trying to express. Explain it.

            Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:58:14 UTC from web
            1. @luminosity I did explain it. I can't talk to all these people all at once, sorry.

              Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:59:59 UTC from web
              1. @toksyuryel your worried about open id, why? Your worried that the passwords will leak?

                Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:02:14 UTC from web
                1. @luminosity You haven't been reading my posts. I'm not talking about open id, I am talking about the notion of using a username/password pair for logging into websites on the internet. open id is not the answer to this problem because it's still a username/password pair, but at the very least one can expect an open id provider to at least focus more on the security of their service so that they are far less likely to get cracked.

                  Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:04:31 UTC from web
                  1. @toksyuryel Has there been a time where the username/ password failed on this site? I have not noticed.

                    Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:07:56 UTC from web
                    1. @luminosity I have not been talking about this site. I'm talking about the web as a whole.

                      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 11:08:50 UTC from web
    6. @greydragon412 Like I said, OID is not the solution. It's just a step.

      Wednesday, 28-Mar-12 10:56:31 UTC from web