I’m considering implementing DMs in a future version of Mastonaut to behave exactly like chat messages from a UI perspective (with chat bubbles and all that jazz), but I’m afraid it might be disruptive to the expectations of a Mastodon client. Thoughts?

@shadowfacts Try checking how the official web client does it using the inspector. That's how I figured out a bunch of undocumented stuff for Mastonaut. :cate:

This is the most comprehensive response I've ever gotten for a radar.

tl;dr for backwards compat, URL intentionally tries to clean up malformed URLs which can cause crashes
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I’ve finally switched my iTunes account to Germany. The last time I switched countries, it completely fucked up my Apple Music suggestions. Now it has immediately surfaced a Paul Simon album I have never seen before (I know), and there seems to be a lot more nice music in the For You section.

Is that it? Is the suggestion curse lifted from me?? I can’t believe it.

specific lukewarm take 

Good news: The Microsoft Flight Simulator alpha testing program is out now, and open for anyone to sign up.

Bad news: They require you to run a spec-measurer app on the PC you’ll be running the game, and I was planning on building a gaming PC only if I got invited.

😞

Best YouTube video of the decade, in my opinion. It will be hard to beat perfection like this by the end of this year.

youtube.com/watch?v=gYOEyzBFYa

@mdszy I just accepted that I don’t own my luggage from the moment I drop it off to the moment I pick it back up, and so I got a TSA-lock equipped bag. At least they won’t damage it if they decide to open it πŸ˜•

rms 

I’m considering implementing DMs in a future version of Mastonaut to behave exactly like chat messages from a UI perspective (with chat bubbles and all that jazz), but I’m afraid it might be disruptive to the expectations of a Mastodon client. Thoughts?

@shadowfacts I really dig the visual markdown usage, very cool. Kinda brutalist in a way.

@Tom On the other hand it is much easier to resize files to fix this limit than a byte count limit, so Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

@Tom Yeah… I had to implement a whole file resize logic in Mastonaut to accommodate this rather arbitrary way to limit file sizes [which is not documented anywhere, btw].

@tonyarnold I may be going out on a limb here, but I think it might be because Windows made lots of non-tech people think that computer software is inherently unreliable, glitchy, slow, and hard to use, so they don’t expect more from software in general.

Working on Mastonaut means I’m constantly launching and quitting the app to test stuff. And every time it launches, I get a brief glance of the latest shitpost on my timeline.

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