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6 hours ago Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
juliank
Contributor

I was doodling and couldn't help it.

http://zzz.i2p/files/i2p002avatar.png

19 hours ago Automatic Update »
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

You don't need to 'set it up that way' to update by torrent. That's the default, unless, as stated above, it was installed as a Debian/Ubuntu/etc. package. In that case, of course, your package manager will do the updates.

1 day ago Automatic Update »
juliank
Contributor

Yes, it may have been inadvertently updated using a package manager.

Will update this post after the next i2prouter update.

1 day ago Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
juliank
Contributor

Thanks zzz.

Some interesting work being done over there. Joining that forum will be my next order of things.

juliank wrote:

When people run i2prouter for the first time, are they presented with a different screen than the 'I2P Router Console'? I cannot remember
FAQ page is not prominent enough on the 'I2P Router Console'

I found both the "Setup (Wizard)" and "FAQ" links on the big version of the sidebar, which is not shown on the 'I2P Router Console' Home. Only a shorter version of the sidebar is shown there. I'll be suggesting that both these items be accessible from the 'Home' sidebar. The new 'Setup Wizard' with modern imagery is great. Well done to the team.

Would you be so kind as to allow me less encumbered access to this site. When I'm not not hindered by network issues I'm often hobbled by the 429 Denied error. Similarly when I try to "select" any avatar for this account, I get the error:

The page you were looking for doesn't exist.
You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved.

Last edited: 1 day ago by juliank

1 day ago Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

They aren't online discussions per se but see the 'I2P Updates' posts on this forum: http://i2pforum.i2p/viewforum.php?f=27

There's also talk about the console and design every now and then in IRC #i2p-dev

1 day ago Automatic Update »
idk
Contributor

juliank the only place I know of where automatic updates are not enabled is on installs where I2P is updated by a package manager, such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. You probably get updates by default.

2 days ago Automatic Update »
juliank
Contributor

Thanks Qubes,

Yes, I don't remember setting it up that way. How can I trigger updates manually?

2 days ago Automatic Update »
Qubes
I2P Legend

The official headless does update automatically by torrent if you set it up that way. I personally download the new version and install it in i3p, i4p etc...

2 days ago Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
juliank
Contributor

When people run i2prouter for the first time, are they presented with a different screen than the 'I2P Router Console'? I cannot remember... if not, they may need to be. If so, there should be an easy way to trigger the "Starter Page(s)"

If not, this FAQ page is not prominent enough on the 'I2P Router Console':
http://i2p-projekt.i2p/en/about/browser-config

The above-linked site is maybe the more important candidate for improvement from a UX perspective. One obvious problem being the link color is indistinguishable from text color, until the user hovers over it.

I could do a UX audit.

Of upmost importance is that we get the identity of i2p right, which is why it would be good to have the process of developing it's identity more open to curation.

Moving forward, "Invisible Internet Protocol" is too impersonal.

"Internet 2 People" is maybe a more apt backronym, for the post internet-freedom age, even "Internet Integrity Protocol" might be a better backronym.

These are things that we need to address now. There is no shame in readdressing these things as the world around us changes. Now that internet surveillance has become so extreme we need to respond accordingly.

There needs to be a "Boost network contribution" button that a user can press to boost their traffic routing contribution for a random amount of time, 30-60 minutes, the more they press it the more time is added to the boost. They can cancel the boost at anytime. While their contribution is boosted the favicon for the router console might change such that it might be animated, to reflect that more traffic is temporarily being routed. So for example if a person goes to eat a meal they can push the button, and get a satisfying feeling of helping others while the computer is more idle. When they return to the computer the changing (or alternating and visually distracting) favicon might remind them to cancel the "boost".

Conversely, if a person reduces the amount they contribute to the network, a warning on the console sidebar should indicate that their traffic might be easier to track, because they are not routing enough packets for others.

Last edited: 2 days ago by juliank

2 days ago Automatic Update »
juliank
Contributor

Hi Team,

Does the i2p router update automatically?

I ask only because I don't remember updating to the latest version but I seem to be using the latest version, according to the 25 Feb news on the 'I2P Router Console' homepage.

2 days ago Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
juliank
Contributor

Hi idk,

It's nice to get your interpretation. Yes, the aim was for something expressive, like an album cover.

One of the things that I love about i2p is it brings the internet back to a time of limitless possibilities when the internet was freer. Maybe I was channeling the 60's and 70s when people were trying to do the same.

It is good to hear that there's others working on these things. Also excited to here about speed improvements. This is the time when people are at home and able to contribute to things that they are passionate about, I guess. I did search these forums but was unable to find anything related to visual design. Where are these discussions? Also what is the look for the i2p icon that the team are hoping to move in? If you would be so kind as to include me on discussions from time to time, ideally on this thread, then that might also prove really useful.

In terms of a zine, anything that is produced should focus on using as little ink as possible. Any zine will likely be printed by people on their personal printers. Maybe something that refers people to an online source of information? Rather than having entire articles printed out?

Yes, I'm able to help with HTML and CSS.

Yes, there's too much text on some 'I2P Router Console' pages, and maybe a good infographic would improve things.

The visual design for these forums is good. The header design and top navigation buttons could be improved a bit, but this is of tertiary importance. The important thing is to get people using i2prouter safely.

Of secondary importance, there's no instructions for adding previously downloaded torrents from another torrenting program to i2p-snark. Btw what is the reasoning behind the name, i2pSnark? I'm not a fan of the name, to be honest. It's long and feels negative.

Last edited: 2 days ago by juliank

Sun, 24 May 2020, 04:15am Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
idk
Contributor

juliank thanks for getting in touch with us, I appreciate your enthusiasm. Unfortunately you caught the UI team in the middle of working with another partner, and we're moving an a direction that's just different than the one in your graphic. It's not that I don't 'like' it per se, it's just got a bit more 'Album Cover' in it than we are going for.

We may have more opportunities to work with you in a few months. But since you're interested, I'd really like to find a place where you can help. You might be able to find an I2P app or plugin developer who could use your work sooner than us, for instance. Especially if you have web-design/css skills. Infographics are also always welcome as well! Make me a good infographic for a page on the website and post it in this thread. Also, there is a power-user I know who is setting up an in-I2P zine who I know would be delighted to include art from I2P enthusiasts as well. Let me know what you think of these ideas, I'll try to think of some more for you.

Sat, 23 May 2020, 07:27pm Researching I2P message loss »
jogger
I2P Legend

Complete browseable source here: http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/
Zipped : http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45.zip
Updater: http://i2speed.i2p/i2pupdate.zip

1.) I noted all calls blocking during high backlog and changed them here: http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/router...

2.) This one maintains separate 16k buffers for the data types most used, retrieves lockfree and locks down only once 16k are exhausted : http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/core/j...

4.) That is the updated faster SHA2.java (requires recompiling your JDK) posted here : http://zzz.i2p/topics/2887-solving-the-sha256-i.... For system properties see 5.)

5.) On-The-Fly-migration of system properties in getProperty(String propName) here: http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/core/j...
reachable check made concurrent: http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/router...

6.) This one beats the TryCache by a magnitude in terms of speed and churn : http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/core/j...
With zero to little code modification the following does the same for ConcurrentLinkedQueue and its extensions as well as the ConcurrentHashSet in many uses cases. See source doc.
http://i2speed.i2p/I2Speed.200522.0.9.45/core/j...

Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:54am Reseed Administration »
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

Update for this sticky post -

'backup' vanished about a year ago. I've taken over as interim reseed admin. You may email me zzz@mail.i2p for reseed issues.

Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:52am Graphic Design (logo/icon) »
zzz
Administrator
Zzz

inline images are disabled on this forum, so img tags won't work.