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
tried using codecov.io for my #kotlin tests but after two days of being unable to get a valid report.xml to parse and their cust serv telling me to get bent, i decided to strike out on my own. in just a few hours i replaced codecov with a custom gradle task writing to a gist which is read by a runkit script to produce a badge. also learned a ton about the gradle build system
gh -> https://github.com/ssoper/Zebec/compare/57cf51b..f4862d4
runkit -> https://runkit.com/ssoper/5e22183145a0a7001a9e8ebd
Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.
Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)
If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.
Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.
Anyone wants a tsa master key?
"The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing"
About how pre-2010s Internet has basically been wiped out during the past decade.
Kdenlive 19.12 is out and it's a huge upgrade.
Mozilla just decided on Matrix for their preferred replacement for IRC. https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/synchronous-messaging-at-mozilla-the-decision/50620/2
I might consider trying that out again. At least for cases where Mastodon doesn't really excel.
Of course, I still want to create an IRC/slack-like interface to Mastodon that creates rooms out of hashtags. But, out of scope for life.
So the Verge article for which I wrote some thoughts about Jack Dorsey announcing #Bluesky is out and it used only a few sentences from what I came up with, so I wanna share the full thing...
I was asked, if Twitter did indeed adopt #ActivityPub instead of coming up with something new, would it be better or worse for the decentralized social web?
As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.
Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).
This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.
reason #342346 I hate #electron: every time I click a link in an electron app, it tries to open it in Wine instead of my OS default browser. WTF?
Arrow moved up on the thoughtworks tech radar https://www.thoughtworks.com/radar/languages-and-frameworks/arrow
And a #kotlin library created by a #Chicago local has been added: https://www.thoughtworks.com/radar/languages-and-frameworks/kotlintest
Brave is showing up in my newsfeeds again, so
Periodic reminder that Brendan Eich, the CEO of Brave Software, is a homophobe who donates to anti-LGBT organizations.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't use the browser. But you should probably be wary of any monetization attempts, since we know where that money will go.
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