why should you write CLI & terminal software in 2019?
well, there are plenty of reasons, but a really good one is that desktop computing is in a state of relentless decline (backed by megacorp fiat that it be murdered ASAP) and the terminal will still be cockroaching along decades after it's impossible to use any of the GUI paradigm stuff that worked just fine in like 1998-2010.
Pinafore v0.17.0 Show more
Thanks to some awesome community contributions, Pinafore has some cool new features!
- Keyboard shortcuts (thanks Stephane Zermatten!)
- Long posts are automatically CW'ed (thanks Will Pearson!)
- Themes are now labeled as "dark" or "light" (thanks Nathan Minchow!)
You can see the list of keyboard shortcuts by typing "?" or "h". They can also be disabled in the settings.
Release notes: https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/releases/tag/v0.17.0
oh maaan, federated git hosting would be dope. shame the project seems kinda dead
GitHub now gives free users unlimited private repositories https://thenextweb.com/dd/2019/01/05/github-now-gives-free-users-unlimited-private-repositories/ -- Pretty big day in the source hosting business!
I wrote up some Opinions™ about iterating on the #ActivityPub protocol and how we can continue improving it without sacrificing compatibility or fracturing the network: https://jeremydormitzer.com/blog/activitypub-good-enough-for-jazz/. Comments welcome here or on the post.
Wow, according to that article only 1.5 to 2.2%. A very poor performance.
The only bright spot is with the developer segment:
Where the tech insiders lead perhaps others will follow. maybe.
What is ActivityPub, and how will it change the internet? – Jeremy Dormitzer
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The main benefit of standardisation in any field seems to be integration. If you don't need to integrate, why standardise?
Example: the difference between "industry standards" in office design (that employees hate) vs. Web standards which allow disparate applications to talk to each other.
Why use "industry standards" for office designs? Why not pick something that works for your team?
I'm actually interested in an answer for the above.
GitHub is now offering unlimited private repos for the "free" tier, s/th to keep in mind. My previously "academic" tier has apparenly been converted to "Pro".
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