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I got this wacky idea during a sleepless night that the web platform should not be a platform at all, it should be more like a shell.

So instead of having web browsers baked with all the tech of the platform, it should just be a small utility that offers low-level APIs for painting on the screen, showing text, emitting sounds, etc... and the ability to load WASM modules that can leverage these APIs.

"web pages" specify the WASM module they want to use and provide the data for them.

Social networks invented an entirely new mode of communication - broadcast, but without the regulation broadcasters had, and on a totally different scale and velocity than we’ve seen before in human history.

in other linux news, alpine is being ported to risc-v which is cool

TFW you create a Linux VM on VirtualBox with a 10Gig hard disk and you spend the next 45 minutes resizing it to something sensible.

That's when you find out how many layers of abstractions there are in storage and you have no idea how those 0s and 1s get to where they're supposed to go.

I like that JS is flexible enough that I can use both 'just enough OOP' and functional programming .

One particularly nice/evil little functional programming trick I am using is higher-order functions for search queries.

I love this little beast:

parser.startsWithAny = function(...leaders) {
return function(s) {
return leaders.some(l => s.startsWith(l))

No, fediverse, I am not going to use Gopher.

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It's been a little over a year of working on go-fed. It's been tough thinking about how best to put #ActivityPub on #golang. While v0 works and has had a few awesome adopters, I'm really looking forward to the next year and enabling go devs to build Federated apps. My wish list of things Id like to do:

- Release v1
- Get a better website up
- Advertise it to the Go community
- Get my blog federated
- Reexamine ForgeFed
- Play with the federated wiki idea
- Look at the federated fanfic doc again

Sad that Brave us the fastest browser on my tablet.

FF is just really slow these days.

What is the best browser for ?

I want performance and privacy.

Brendan Eich's 'Brave' seems to have just walked into a world of hurt due to its habit of soliciting donations in the name of people who have NOT given permission for it to do so (using their photograph without consent, even)

@natecull WTF!!!
From inventor of JavaScript to altcoin scammer.

And it's not the first time that Brave has questionable business ideas, like replacing website ads and taking a cut:

Yes, I totally installed Ghostery so that I could get popover ads from them. That was totally the idea.

I want to see the inboxes of the people who say email could totally replace

The few emails I get from friends are quickly buried in notifications and other junk. I move them to a personal folder but it doesn't help in the end. I can never linger in front of email and enjoy conversing with friends. Email always feels like a chore.

I'm looking for an IM solution to replace Facebook Messenger, does anyone have suggestions? Onboarding needs to be nice to non-techies, work on Android and iOS. App needs to not look like crap or crash. Decentralised is appreciated. Group chats required, but not in the same app as non-groups. End to end encryption mandatory.

Yo so I just started using #MycroftAI at home. Like set up on my laptop. And this _BASICALLY_ does what I want from things like Amazon's Alexa and Google's Home and what not.

They literally just need to ship devices and get more partnerships going to get that home support. DIAL is an open(-ish) specification so Chromecast support is possible. Spotify Premium lets you play music. Only white walled gardens blocking us now.

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