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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

WireGuard removed from Google Play Store due to donation link

And apparently, andOTP has also been removed by Google recently due to a donation link.

It's just a page that says you can click this link to support the developers, there is no in-app payment. yet the Google overlord banned them from Play.

This is just pure evil.

Congratulations to the people of Berkeley, CA. You showed up, you wrote in, and your City Council heard you.

Berkeley’s City Council has voted unanimously to ban government use of face surveillance.

Dear @gitlab, after reading this, I am ashamed to be using your product:

We will stop using it as soon as we can manage to and I will stop recommending you to others. Unlike you, we don’t associate with folks incompatible with our values.

Shame on you.


Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.

In our next session on #kotlin #coroutines with Olmo Gallegos, we will give away this book, generously donated by the Ray Wenderlich team.
Just sign up in the #meetup platform and show up for a chance to win. It's massive at nearly 700 pages and packed with examples! 🤓

Whoo boy, this is the most public statement I've ever signed:

Let's hope some good for #GNU comes of this all.

think the next time I give a presentation on agile methodologies I'll call out unionizing as a thing to consider during retrospectives

but then you get,
"Octopus, why are you saying 1?"
"Because I can't remember the last time we've met our estimates, or even come close. Every sprint we estimate more conservatively, every sprint we assume more blockers, every sprint we think *this* time it's gonna be different and every sprint we are wrong. I think this workload is reasonable but I thought that the last 8 times, too. Something is broken and I don't know what it is or how to fix it."

"K, but we can't end the meeting until you go to a 4."

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

♲ I dig @kotlin. What do you think of the language? Not familiar with it? 👇

Learn how to build an app with @springboot and Kotlin in our latest @oktadev tutorial!…

#java #springboot #kotlin…

Thoughts on software freedom:

1. the freedom to collaborate in community without feeling excluded for who you are
2. the freedom to define what ethical use of your work looks like
3. the freedom to be compensated for your hard work
4. the freedom to enjoy #3 even without code

If you largely missed the RMS/Stallman drama, this WIRED article from Steven Levy (author of "Hackers") is a good summary.

What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us 

What RMS, Torvalds and the like cost us 

Danah Boyd’s raw and heartfelt EFF Barlow award acceptance speech.

“I am here today in-no-small-part because I benefited from the generosity of men who tolerated and, in effect, enabled unethical, immoral, and criminal men. And because of that privilege, I managed to keep moving forward even as the collateral damage of patriarchy stifled the voices of so many others around me.”

#Kotlin for #Javascript is quite interesting! Seems to have problems with frameworks that use a lot of static members, like #Stimulusjs.
Dukat (a tool for converting Typescript declarations for Kotlin headers) is a bit broken though.

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