They: If GPS is not available or the user denied the permission, we should get the location by their IP
Me: But that would be going against the user's will if they explicitly denied the permission...
They: Yes but it is so they have a "nicer experience"
Please, don't ever go against the user's will and privacy because that's your idea of "good UX".
A simple A* implementation in Unity creating a random world of blocks.
And today's award for the best song goes to...
Yorushika's "Say It."
Today's twitter migration to mastodon is just another reminder that:
a) Many people came here just to get away from twitter and the people there. All twitter coming here is certainly not something everyone is eager for
b) There is still a lot to be done regarding moderation
c) Many people are not willing to respect simple codes of conduct and they think they can say whatever they want because "it's a joke"
d) Humans suck
Sólo en #México puedes hacer 2 horas y 20 minutos para recorrer 19 kilometros
Moore's law stopped in 2005. Since then, a new computer has not been faster than an old computer with the same cost.
Those new capabilities that *can* be used to speed up software (such as multiple cores) require modifications to that software: in other words, new computers can only run software faster when application developers put effort into optimization.
Dear everyone: If you are going to record a video or take a photo of someone, ask for their permission.
If you took a picture or a video and you captured someone because they were passing by or just accidentally, please blur their faces if you are going to upload it somewhere.
Respect everyone's privacy. Respect the fact that some people would not like their pictures to be uploaded, even if they are in it by accident.
Respect is the key here, have some.
I ❤️ this:
@HyuchiaDiego talks about using visual novel (#VN) authoring platforms for presentations—very retro-futuristic, very Alan Kay, who does his brilliant presentations in Smalltalk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg_ToU7m1MI).
2018, they finally got Linus.
To be fair, Linus is just the first of many people who have "promoted" the toxicity present on the #Linux community. From #kernel mantainers to distro and app developers, the toxicity list is a long one.
This may be a first step but will it really weed out all these people? highly doubt it.
You can read the whole thing here: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFy+Hv9O5citAawS+mVZO+ywCKd9NQ2wxUmGsz9ZJzqgJQ@mail.gmail.com/
We are living the future.
I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. https://mastodon-de-mob.codesections.com/
Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.
It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.
If by the end of my life I was able to help at least someone, then I'll have succeeded.
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!