#Smithereen update. I guess I'm done with my image storage changes — it all works now, and blurhashes are calculated and stored for all newly uploaded images in posts. I also made building the JNI library easier because it's only now that I discovered the intended use for pkg-config (to return compiler flags).
So, uh, what about groups? 🤔 😏
@grishka I fucking love blurhash, glad to hear you are implementing it there. Everytime I am on a site that doesn't have it I miss it.
Can't wait for real groups! Have you made much progress on writing any FEPs?
@firstname.lastname@example.org uh, well, it's not for the web UI, that's already blazingly fast enough — JS is mostly optional and I serve downscaled webp images to browsers that aren't Safari. They're really tiny. That's the whole purpose of imgproxy actually, I stored 4 sizes in 2 formats before.
I'm including blurhash in AP objects and will be returning it in the API as well when I'll have one.
No, haven't started working on FEPs yet.
There's (lotsa) open #socialhub discussion about it.
@humanetech @email@example.com yeah and I myself started some of those discussions too.
To make it worse, there's no consensus on what a group is, conceptually. I envision them the way they are in VK (obviously) minus the ability to post on behalf of the group, but other people have other ideas. But I guess someone needs to be the first? I mean if I release something that sucks, there's no way I won't be made aware of that fact immediately 😅
Theoretical discussions are boring. Prototypes are exciting.
> Theoretical discussions are boring. Prototypes are exciting.
Yes, at this stage that might be best way to go forward.
I have future plans with groups myself. First in a relatively 'simple' community concept, and later still to implement #Sociocracy circles.
(If I ever get myself to do deep work again, instead of being all over the place 😂 )
@grishka @firstname.lastname@example.org Umm, pardon my ignorance, but what does VK stands for? You make reference to it a lot..
@humanetech @email@example.com VKontakte (ВКонтакте, literally InTouch/InContact), the most popular social network in Russia and ex-USSR, most similar to Facebook. I worked there from 2011 to 2016 on the Android app. I quit shortly after it was acquired by Mail.Ru Group.
@grishka an interesting read, and interesting company to have worked for in the earlier days.
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