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Alright, I might have gotten a *little* excited when I learned about the `.buzz` top level domain, because I just bought readlebee.buzz πŸ˜ƒ

Right now it just forwards to the project repository on GitLab, but in the future it just might be the domain for the first hive! πŸ˜„

The renewal rate is currently about $30, so I'll have to figure that out next year, but hopefully by then the project will be viable enough to justify the price! πŸ™‚

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's goal is to keep only community interactions and reviews in its database and just pull book information from external sources. Currently, it's using @inventaire 's API as its source for book information.

Since there's a lot that still needs to be set up before coding contributions can be really helpful to the project, one great way to contribute to the project is to actually help clean up and expand 's database!

See this page to learn how:

wiki.inventaire.io/wiki/How-to

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And that concludes my stream for the night! Thanks @Amgine for hopping in to keep me company! πŸ˜„

I was able to finish user login and token verification on the front end, AND I added the language picker, though it's only English at the moment because that's the only language I know lol

Anyway, the music was really good, and it makes me wish I could play Skies of Arcadia Legends again, but that's way too long an RPG to play through at this point in life haha

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Alright, friends, I'm gonna get streaming! Hop in for some cool tunes and some #Readlebee code!

twitch.tv/robbieantenesse

I WAS going to play the Megaman 25th birthday remix album "For Everlasting Peace" from folks on OCRemix in the background, but it's the first one I've encountered that's not a free album! I can't just drop $10 like that, so the tunes for this stream will be "Arcadia Legends", a Skies of Arcadia remix arrangement album instead! Pretty orchestral and chill. 😊

#liveCoding #music

Heads up, @Alamantus is going to do a stream of some development a little after 7pm Mountain Time (about a half an hour from this post)! If you'd like to hop in and join the chat, he'd love to have you!

twitch.tv/robbieantenesse

Tonight, the goal is finishing user accounts and getting started on bookshelves!

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I'm planning on streaming some #Readlebee development on Thursday at around 7 or 8 pm Mountain Time, so stay tuned if you're interested! As it gets closer, I'll post the exact time and the link!

#liveCode #webdev

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This project on GitHub is intended to help people learn how to contribute to projects on GitHub (and other Git-based repository hosts in general like GitLab and others) by making pull requests!

If you're interested in learning how to contribute to open source projects, take a look at the page and read through the resources provided! It's an interesting experiment, and could be valuable knowledge. :)

open-pixel-art.com/

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Hello Fediworld πŸ‘‹

most of the #switchingsocial website is restored - have a look:

switching.software
(or swiso.org for short)

I want to thank @gemlog for preparing the web-archive version and @LuKaRo for extracting the missing pages from the Google Cache. Would have taken so much longer without you two πŸ™‚

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Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon πŸ€”

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks πŸ™‚

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Hey there #webdev Fediverse friends! When it comes to #frontend (or #node) #coding, what do you prefer?
ES6+ #JavaScript (aka EMCAScript) or #TypeScript?

Also, which might make you more likely to contribute code if you're interested in the project?

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Alright, Sequelize is turning out to be something of a lifesaver for offering the ability to use whatever type of relational database admins want. I'm not a huge fan of abstracting database queries, but this will really help streamline things a lot!

Never mind, BookBrainz is not ready for prime time and doesn't appear to have a public API (or if it does, there's no documentation on it that I can find yet)...

Ugh, I'm planning on allowing users to choose what source they want to search for their books from (Inventaire, Open Library, and BookBrainz for now), but that means I need to have a books table with links to each source.

I'm going to try to streamline it by matching title and author (case insensitive) when someone adds to their shelf and have the server silently search the other sources in case they exist elsewhere.

The db will be slightly larger, but by only storing IDs, I think it'll be ok.

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#Glimpse (:gimp: #GIMP's fork) is I think a step in the right direction and a cool project.
This new name isn't yet carved in stone (until GIMP 3.0) so I recommend you all to vote on this public shared document, even if in favor of Glimpse (but please at least give it some thought and look at the other ideas too):
chameleonscales.owncube.com/in

Feel free to ask me about the spreadsheet (I made it)

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[EN] Hi there,

I set up the new domain http://switching.software which currently redirects to the web-archived version of #switchingsocial.

More to come :-)
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I'm going to be without a computer for the next 5 days, which means I won't be able to work on #Readlebee at all 😭

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Is there any really excellent reason to use PostgreSQL over MySQL/MariaDB for an app like or any other federated app? I know MySQL much better and could develop for it much faster, but if PostgreSQL is inherently better at storing and retrieving records concurrently or something like that, I'd be willing to stick with using it.

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Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: ec.europa.eu/digital-single-ma .. Please speak up!

@inventaire How are the (short) descriptions for a work generated? Is there a way to force them to be added (or to add them manually), or are they always only pulled from WikiData?

I have a lot of books I imported that I would love to have a short description of (i.e. "a book by X Author"), but there's not enough data (I guess?) to try to copy it to WikiData with the button on the edit page. Would it be possible to auto-generate something like "A work by {{specified author name}}" if missing?

Alright, I might have gotten a *little* excited when I learned about the `.buzz` top level domain, because I just bought readlebee.buzz πŸ˜ƒ

Right now it just forwards to the project repository on GitLab, but in the future it just might be the domain for the first hive! πŸ˜„

The renewal rate is currently about $30, so I'll have to figure that out next year, but hopefully by then the project will be viable enough to justify the price! πŸ™‚

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