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I am working on a 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 using the framework github.com/wakingrufus/mastodo

@Are0h actually hiring based on merit would get you a lot fewer of those dudes, because the ones who say that are consistently the mediocre ones who are scared of being found out. 💅🏼

@denikombucha @Are0h “hire based on merit” but all their metrics for “merit” are predicated on predicated on racism, classism, sexism, etc.

Ha white dudes always get me with that HIRE BASED ON MERIT bullshit.

As if the grand majority of the American tech game isn’t a flaming dog shit pile of mediocrity and repetition.

They just get chance after chance to keep trying after they fuck up again and again and again.

🤔 Somehow the more GitHub gets into those integration things, the less I like it.

Package registry, donation platform, github actions for CI/CD, …

Sounds like all eggs into one (proprietary) basked to me. Please make sure you don't lose to it.

#GitHub #freeSoftware #openSource

We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to 's new program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for projects related to funding. sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/ma

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In the past week, Github has made moves aimed at taking over both free software packaging and now free software crowdfunding.

This is utterly scary, and I'm surprised nobody is talking about it.

Google faces first investigation by its European lead authority for “suspected infringement” of the GDPR, following formal complaint from Brave
brave.com/dpc-google/

@ethan the closest thing i've gotten to that is (surprisingly) on windows, by installing a program called AquaSnap that basically extends the native aero snap feature by letting you resize multiple tiled windows simply by dragging their common border (or even a common corner!)

like, if i could have that on linux i would be so happy

Why is it such a trend for people who don't use Linux to loudly complain any time anyone recommends Linux and act like it's sooooo complicated and you have to use the command line for every single thing. What do you have to gain

For most users, Linux is no more complicated than Windows - often even less thanks to the package manager. I've never had to use the terminal outside of very technical things that'd require it anyway. And even installation is just following a few simple instructions

Property based testing for kotlin. Concise and nice little library: github.com/jcornaz/kwik

Boy, this is worse than I ever imagined.

At some point in time in the past we all pushed towards standards and flamed Microsoft for not respecting them (for example, IE6).

Nowadays, we don't give a shit about standards and unilaterally decide which standard to respect. Yet we keep complaining about incompatibilities and providers or services breaking.

This is not how the Internet works you guys. Standards should be the single most important thing you follow here. This is how we got here.

"WhatsApp had a huge security flaw that lets attackers call you and install spyware to collect messages, location data, and even enable a phone’s camera. It’s patched now, but the update notes don’t even acknowledge it! wild."

twitter.com/tomwarren/status/1

All mobile and web developers should be forced to use 5 year old phones with poor reception. Maybe then they’d remember what the word optimisation actually means.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS:

Hi everyone we should run all the world because we are hyper-rational beings and computers, if programmed correctly, are incapable of error. We don't like to brag, but we're just... better than you.

ALSO COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS:

FIX our bugs?? BEFORE release? I'm sorry, that is silly. It is mathematically impossible for any software to not have bugs! And mathematically impossible for us to find them when they do exist. In conclusion, give us all your data and your economy.

#Javascript is the motorcar of the web. It enabled many things to be done in a web browser that couldn't be done with just HTML/CSS (although some like media embedding now can). But like cars, it came with a whole bunch of negative externalities. Too often URLs now point to 'scriptsites', not websites, where even text and static images can't be browsed with JS turned off.
#MakeJavascriptOptional

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Dear conferences organisers,

Don’t write to potential speakers asking them to submit a talk proposal for your conference. Take the time, do your research, and if you’re going to invite someone to speak, invite them to speak. Or just issue an open call for proposals.

Web developers should be required to test in Lynx before being allowed to publish.

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This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!