Fun projects I've worked on:
A #webring: https://hotlinewebring.club
The Rouge website: http://rouge.jneen.net
A book on #dns and domain names: https://domainnamesanitybook.com/
A site to track GitHub PRs: http://pullfeed.co
#processing sketches: https://github.com/edwardloveall/processing-sketches
A macOS #screensaver: https://github.com/edwardloveall/colorclocksaver
Lightning Talk on #supercollider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzspylL9Bh0
Ligthning Talk on #dwarffortress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QoH2B_huUU
Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites
People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.
Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.
If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.
There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.
Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.
Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.
Sketching out some #pixelart today
Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?
because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon
If you're using #firefox, I can highly recommend the Multi-Account Containers extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/
It separates cookies and sessions so you can log into different accounts on the same site. Or use it to quarantine Google/Facebook stuff!
If you, like me, dislike tons of before blocks in a test, then this article is for you:
@frspmusic Hi, I'm from Hotline Webring. We saw that you added yourself to the ring but I don't see any links on your page. Did we miss them? Was it a mistake? Thanks!
BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .ORG their home online. #SaveDotOrg https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir https://t.co/sFLcwZqU1B
Where does the Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji come from?
We just had to ban a couple questionable sites from https://hotlinewebring.club and I tell you what it feels awful to have to ban people! Shoutout to moderation teams out there doing the right but hard thing.
I've used and can recommend Handerpants. Also their site is full of treasures:
Software Developer at thoughtbot Boston
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