Today's random idea Show more
Someone may already have done this. But...
It'd be awesome if there was a server that converted ordinary RSS feeds into ActivityPub.
To sign up you simply provide a link and how often per day new posts typically crop up for that feed into a webpage. The server then does magic behind the scenes to create a new ActivityPub actor and poll the RSS link at a timed interval to create new posts.
You then follow and promote said bot accounts from your normal Mastodon profile.
I've heard people in talks be excited about a future without filesystems. It never excited me, but now I don't think I like the idea.
I can see it feeling pointless, but having to write the code that persists a program's data forces us to think about the issue. And it pushes us to make our data accessible long after our software goes extinct.
Because data reliably outlives software.
tired: gender binary
wired: building gender from source
RT @CommitStrip@twitter.com: Are you any good at it?
RT @HarshilShah1910@twitter.com: “If I had asked developers what they wanted, they would have said faster Objective-C.”
Defending Google again (Youtube) Show more
So it appears Youtube wanting to get paid for hosting peoples' video content is exploitation now?
People are so used to getting things for free, they think they're entitled. Reality check time!
Yeah, yeah, Google is evil, blah blah fucking blah. Sure they could have done it differently, I'm sure random Internet complainers know the business details way better than the YT staff. Obviously.
So by all means, host it yourself - and pay the bandwidth bills. Meh.
The point wasn't that Chrome sucks, or that having many tabs open sucks.
The point is that the web browser sucks. The web, HTML, the DOM, and an immense hodge-podge of largely unused code cobbled up together code sucks when you need to work on non-trivial tasks.
It's fine for reading toots and email. *Maybe*
But for reading non-trivial text, and doing anything that isn't consumerist internet applications... all other knowledge work suffers.
@schlink it's very simple, just add your duration in days to the start date: https://play.rust-lang.org/?gist=773d7969f8f293e02301b372462eaade
Or just... "Do whatever you need to do in the background and tell me when you're ready to restart"
No 30 minutes of doing stuff after reboots please.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org Hey Apple, I fixed it.
of course "memory safety" doesn't solve everything but if we can remove most of the stupidly predictable flaws let's fucking do it
and if someone wanted to bolt a magical static analysis tool that removes half the bugs to a c compiler let's fucking do it too
it's just that rust is made for that to work nicely from the start
@federicomena it's true for any kind of libraries, isn't it? The only thing different about Rust (and by different I mean different from C, most other languages, including objc and JS, have figured this out already) is how painless it is to use (and create) libraries (crates).