#Mastodon v2.4.0 is 🎉 finally out! 🎉
The changelog is long, but here are some highlights:
- Better offline support
- DMs column
- New profile options
- Hide who you follow if you want
- 120% better report UI for mods
- High contrast theme
- Web Push API opened up to app developers! Easy push notifications possible in all apps now
- Performance improvements
- Various fixes and improvements 😋
Said yes to hold a 5 minute lightning talk. Obvious first step: spend weekend creating web based slide deck powered by web components, gamepad API, and webassembly.
I miss being able to use third-party clients for messaging apps 😞
I'm not sure it's a good way to choose a mail service provider, but the way that the CEO of Fastmail is to be seen participating in every email-related hacker news story gives me confidence. These guys are _passionate_ about email.
SF Bay Area Web Devs:
Join is at Samsung Create coming up later this week in San Jose. We have a great and diverse speaker line-up (including @ada, @tink, @diekus & @reybango) and we're giving away 100% of ticket revenue to charity! Check out https://samsungcreate.com for details and to sign-up. I hope to see you there! #SamsungCreate
OK, this is just awful and disgusting. A coal power plant is being reopened to mine flipping bitcoin. https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/australian-coal-power-plant-reopened-blockchain-bitcoin-applications/?__twitter_impression=true
New blog post: "Introducing Pinafore for Mastodon" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/04/09/introducing-pinafore-for-mastodon/
In my journey to rekindle my love for RSS I discovered feedbin.com. Killer feature: ability to subscribe to email newsletters and twitter feeds.
I have a hope that those two could make it hit my personal sweet spot between a firehose and a (semi-) humanly curated stream of things to read.
I've finnished transcribing one of Cory Doctorow's most important talks: How to break the Internet, destroy democracy and enslave the human race (or not).
Do you care about a free and just society? Then you need to watch/read this! Software rules the world https://corydoctorow.miraheze.org/wiki/How_to_break_the_Internet,_destroy_democracy_and_enslave_the_human_race_(or_not)
PS: I'd love your help on the wiki! Read how here: https://corydoctorow.miraheze.org/wiki/Meta
It has the word "Web" in it, I guess.
Strong urge to buy the new Raspberry Pi 3+ and put WebOS on it. For what reason I don't know just yet.
If you haven't seen the documentary, "The Internet's Own Boy" you can see it here on PeerTube. If the constant dwindling of our privacies concerns you, watch this: https://peertube.cpy.re/videos/watch/04af977f-4201-4697-be67-a8d8cae6fa7a
#DeleteFacebook: Perspective from a platform that doesn’t put democracy in peril