I am working on a #javafx desktop app for Mastodon. Key goal is to have a seamless experience for multi accounts across multi instances. It is still in alpha stages. So far you can login with multi accounts, view the main 3 feeds, boost, favorite, and view notifications. Help would be greatly appreciated. I will be building out GitHub issues for all the features to get parity with the webapp. It is written in #kotlin using the #tornadofx framework https://github.com/wakingrufus/mastodon-jfx
On Encryption Apps in the White House
#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked
It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".
It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.
a list of jobs whose major responsibility is maintaining or developing open source projects https://github.com/t9tio/open-source-jobs
Found in #IRC:
"apparently people are getting around Chrome and Firefox telling everyone that non-HTTPS password fields are 'not secure' by just using regular text fields. they change the font on the text field to 'text-security-disc', which is apparently a font that exists of all bullets and looks just like traditional password fields."
How about instead of investing time and effort into schemes like these, you just ROLL OUT #HTTPS FOR FSCK'S SAKE!
#kotlin continues to gain in popularity
@fool are you familiar with this essay? http://www.metareader.org/post/agile-labor-union.html
Proper agile software development makes a development team (not just the programmers, but every worker involved) more powerful relative to the enclosing structure of the organization.
This creates tension in a commercial context: an autonomous self-organized team 1) can use their proximity to the problem to solve it better, faster, and cheaper, which is obviously valuable; but 2) can better resist decisions imposed from above, which is a threat to the organization's control of its employees.
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please don't equate Electron and Java
Electron always involves a huge bloated and slow runtime
Java can be shrunk and bundled, and is one of the fastest and most mature runtimes available
especially don't say C#/.NET is good in the same breath, .NET runs on the CLR which is *identical* to the JRE
Why do have most modern #programming languages the types on the right? Short answer: because of type inference and appealing code style. Long answer: read this article https://medium.com/@elizarov/types-are-moving-to-the-right-22c0ef31dd4a 😎
goo.gl is shutting down: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-goo-gl-url-shortener-closing-25532.html
I'm not here to bash Google, I'm here to say:
Consider whether you actually need a URL shortener. Using them in any kind of long-lived document (or even a toot if you leave yours up) makes them more fragile.
There might be a need for them in some contexts where input is confined, or if you expect someone to have to type in the link manually, but overall they're best avoided if you don't specifically need them. Not only are they fragile, but they remove whatever information about where a link might lead that the URL would provide.
If a link is TOO long, consider cutting off all the UTM metadata or other tracking information that doesn't serve to locate the content.
Ok, so I have a tweet that's getting kind of popular on birbsite and I want to share the essence here too:
A guy tweeted that MySpace had lost all the music uploaded to it from 2003-2015. " An entire archive just... gone, forever."
So... this is your periodic reminder that uploading stuff to a website isn't an archive.
Lollypop 1.0 is out!
- Spotify/YouTube back from hell
- New application menu
- Many bug fixes
Coding my own RSS feed (and a rant about the modern web) https://share.tube/videos/watch/2a8a9d07-692b-4cfa-bbab-90c72c39e1e1
If a web application doesn't work in all mainstream browsers it doesn't work.
Move to E2E encryption for serious work-related discussions - also, if you don't want your employer spying on you https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/18/slack-hands-over-encryption-keys-to-regulated-customers/ #privacy
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