When you work with open source software in your company or project, you should work with upstream (either your distro or the software developers directly) on problems. This sounds easy, but doesn't happen in many projects. Often issues are opened that are related to upstream issues, but the upstream is never informed that this issue exists.

We have an issue for this management on CodiMD:


#CodiMD #upstream #FOSS

@aral This feels like a new low: mandatory activity tracking to be covered by life insurance from John Hancock.


(For context Odysseus is the web browser I'm developing)

Don't get me wrong, I'm a proponent of freedom and openness and I consider Apple's AppStore policies to be a totalitarian nightmare for their software ecosystem, but:

I wonder what Apple's rationale is for prohibiting custom browser engines (“Apps that browse the web must use the iOS WebKit framework and WebKit Javascript.”) but letting custom GUI frameworks through.

One of them actively harms user experience, the other could lead to faster browsing. 🤔

I just an idea!

What if I had Odysseus scrape unvisited external links off websites in order to serve them up to you on it's topsites display as "personalized suggestions"?

Sometimes I think all of computing comes down to 'what is the most efficient way of searching an infinite-sized dictionary'

(that is constantly changing)

(and is written by the Devil)

(for a word you don't know)

(while on a train that is derailing and on fire)

What they say: we've implemented our app using <a cross-platform framework in a JITed language>, it turned out to be very robust and flexible to the point where it incorporated our designer's wildest ideas

What they don't say: our finished product looks and behaves nothing like proper apps for any of the platforms we're targeting, takes up hundreds of megabytes of RAM and can barely maintain 20fps while scrolling even on flagship devices

@englishm @DialMforMara there’s the Web Annotation stuff that Genius and Hypothesis were pushing on standardizing but not sure where that is at right now or how useful it is en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_an

@freakazoid And I don't know that I'd use the word inexauhstable.

I have nearly every TV show and film from archive.org that's worth seeing, and it works out to about 100 GB of ogg videos.

They are way over-compressed, and original quality is rough. If I was to be able to get higher quality/earlier generation copies, it'd still only be about 100GB of h264 (or less of 265.)

It's a quantifiable, consumable amount of media. It'll take some time, but I've been working on it for a few years.

@freakazoid There are ~20 episodes on Archive.org, IIRC.

And 10 or so Space Patrol.

But it's not organized at all, and So Many are completely lost, and a bunch of others are just missing from the web.

I'm working on changing that, but it's a big task.

Is there an open standard for sharing book highlights like Amazon’s proprietary Kindle highlight-sharing system?

Hello from Seattle! I've been lurking here for a few weeks and thought I'd say hi.

My interests include programming languages, soccer, vegetarian cooking, and economics.

I'm curious to see how this community evolves. I think the federated model is excellent. Thanks to the folks that run fosstodon and all the other federated instances.


It's not much of a leap from this to people finding themselves unable to get approved for a mortgage because they're not allowing themselves to be sufficiently tracked by the surveillance capitalists.

We can't burn this thing to the ground fast & hard enough.

This doesn't appear to have gotten much notice, but the guy who created TempleOS, Terry Davis, died last month. t.co/eb405luVgD

More media!

This time, in the form of some ancient damn software.

Way back when I was a kid, I stumbled across some people trying to make their own Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

They called it Project Galactic Guide. From what I've gathered, they got started on IRC and usenet.

You can view their website through the wayback machine: web.archive.org/web/2007110216

Good morning Fediverse☀️

I’m trying to save my family’s home $5 at a time. We’re going to need A LOT of help spreading this. Have you got $5 or time to share this all over the place? This really is our last chance and we haven’t got any place else to go.

Thank you!! 💖


@staticsafe They've reached the power/price point where they're effectively an extra computer. No longer a "small, pocket computer;" They're a full powered computer. The fact Apple/Samsung/everyone else treat them as disposable still is because they still get away with it. So long as people can be wowed by a single feature they won't really use, they continue.

It’s official. With the latest ChromeOS update and Linux Apps support, this Samsung Chromebook Plus has become the least stable computer I’ve owned since the days of the O.G. iBook running System 9.

Granted, it’s fine as long as you stay away from Android and Linux apps.

@alcinnz 100%

They were about getting you to come back.

The new series makes it especially obvious, IMO.

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