Refactoring code for this app I'm working on and some of the things I wrote are just embarrassingly bad. 🤦‍♂️ Repetition all over the place and often not taking advantage of various functions I wrote to make things simpler.

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CloudFlare mixing things up again with a VPN service for improved mobile connectivity

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I browse through various feeds around the web hoping for informative insights. But honestly most of what I find is just illogical noise. Makes it feel like I wasted my time looking at all.

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now THIS is epic

(exactly what it says on the tin: a visualization of orbital satellites, etc - VERY cool)

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Anyone have opinions on wiki platforms or similar? Looking for an organized way to transcribe information that may need to be updated occasionally and is well structured for easy topical browsing.

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I hate notification spam even more than junk in my inbox. First reaction was to just disable notifications. But then I just removed the app completely because why bother with any app crappy enough that it needs to annoy its users into launching it.

Wtf is going on with this UI? There are lines all over the place and so few elements are actually aligned with anything. Also, why is there a search button on a chat window?

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I miss when it didn't feel like I needed to actually read privacy policies in their entirety. Lol. I've been especially wary of any free service lately.

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‘You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook’

“The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook…”

Also on our forum:

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Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:

There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.

Can you help?

(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance :blobaww: )

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS

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i liked the first dot com bubble, though. i think a lot of people get excited about services like Mastodon and privacy-centered, independent services on the WWW these days because it reminds them of what the Web *should* have been before Google, Apple, FB, etc. took it over and ruined a lot of it.

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