I don't mean this in an elitist/exclusionary way. I think it's a bit irresponsible that coding schools and bootcamps start people off by teaching them React/Angular/etc. It's as if you took a woodworking shop and they're like, "OK day one, you will architect an entire five-story building and build it from scratch."
I think that the ideal scenario to make common people use a P2P social network is to let them host a node at home just installing an Android app on their old phone, that would act also as a server for their user devices like PC, smartphones and tablets
@bremner thanks for putting me on the right track. Looks like dovecot has FTS plugins, including one based on Xapian. That might work for me. Not much of a check-my-mail-in-emacs kind of guy. 😁
Thinking about dropping Gmail, but it's killer feature is its excellent search capabilities. Looking at OSS solutions, none seem to have search that even comes close.
I can usually dig up a several year old email in a few seconds, including time to fiddle with the query to get what I'm looking for (so multiple searches completed in, like, 5 seconds.) That's hard to beat .
All enterprise software competes with Excel.
All productivity software competes with emailing things to yourself.
I mention Coke in a toot and then switch to bird site ten minutes later and the very first ad is for... Coke.
I'm using tusky on Android. Surely it's not @Tusky so it must be the keyboard?
I hear that a lot. I think that, as decentralizing technology spreads, we'll run into hurdles related to ISPs and telecoms. These hurdles will even be unique to each user's provider and home country/region.
Figuring out how to solve these problems is a step in the #DecentralizeTheWeb movement. Some solutions may be technical, and some may be political. But we'll have to figure it out together.
I'm an optimist, so I'll keep pushing forward.
-Danny at the FreedomBox Foundation
@mike Which is weird since you can find most podcasts by typing "<title> podcast" into your favorite search engine.
All other decentralized things would benefit greatly from some kind of searchable recommendation sharing thingy ala del.icio.us.
Oh, look - the @mycroft_ai site tracks you with HTML5 <canvas> tricks.
Right above their "privacy" banner.
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