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
@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. 💅🏼
We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability
techpol, colonialism, public comment opp Show more
amazon is trying to get the .amazon domain over the objections of every country in the basin. ICANN approved it but it's in a public comment period now.
place you have to sign up to tell them to fuck themselves: https://gtldcomment.icann.org/createuserprofile
Google faces first investigation by its European lead authority for “suspected infringement” of the GDPR, following formal complaint from Brave
@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: https://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."
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.
Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) Show more
NoScript Security Suite: blocks content loaded from other domains
uBlock Origin: blocks ads
Privacy Badger: detects and fights attempts are cross-site user tracking
TrackMeNot: sends garbage data to various search engines known to track users to mask your real searches
HTTPS Everywhere: uses SSL/TLS by default with sites known to support it
Decentraleyes: it replaces Google tracker-laden scripts with compatible, trackerless local versions
Privacy Settings: allows access to various privacy settings without needing to dive into about:config
P.S. Instead of NoScript, you may wish to use uMatrix. The two are functionally similar, but some users prefer the interface of uMatrix and also the fact that uMatrix allows you to allow and disallow content of different types from different domains, exclusively on the current domain.
I replaced a recommendation to use an extension called AdNauseam with TrackMeNot because AdNauseam is not compatible with popular ad blockers. TrackMeNot is similar in sending garbage data to mask your legitimate information, but doesn’t rely on loading ad trackers to do so.
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