So, uh. You know Invidious, the privacy-focused front end for YouTube?
Someone made the same thing except it's for Twitter. And it has RSS support.
Mycroft finally opened up it's backend code using the AGPL. They cover their reasoning here:
"<video> tag doesn't play in iOS Safari unless you add type="*" for some reason" is a good example of where web development is still not fun https://stackoverflow.com/a/28361053
In one word, how would you describe the typical mood on Mastodon?
For me it's "anxious".
For some reason every time I check in I seem to get an avalanche of toots with angst in them in some form or another.
There are others of course, like a lot of light hearted stuff, and references I don't get, but those just seem like a diversion.
Sorry it's just something that's been bugging me.
- long time might go by before you do
- having different parts of your code on different generations is a huge barrier to making sweeping changes when you do need to do that.
- want to evolve again? Congrats you now have 3 generations in one codebase.
Lesson: take the time to go back and migrate the whole codebase soon after you have a new arch that you like.
I deleted my Facebook-account years ago, but my latest job (not tech related) uses Facebook for communication.
I created a new account, I have no photos of me there and I share nothing, no posts or anything.
A few days ago they suspended my account for no reason at all and required me to upload an ID of me. I ended up creating a new account days later.
Even though I have nothing of value there I have never felt so powerless. It made me appreciate the ethical fediverse even more.
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