me: *uses accented letter in project name*
software: "you can only use letters"
me: fuck off you north-american centric piece of shit á IS a letter
My main motivational driver is just people using my software. I live on that shit
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“The 600+ Companies PayPal Shares Your Data With”
It’s the small things that make software / products delightful
Great blog post on Slack's "bait and switch".
"The reason email is federated, is because it was developed before surveillance capitalism was a thing and because it was established and entrenched long before these companies came around.
There's a reason why your email address is still the de facto way to sign up for any service on the web (sometimes with one or two degrees of separation), and it's because of federation."
Complaining about instructional videos <rant> Show more
I have lost countless hours to people publishing videos that say, "hide the tab bar and file browser, use just your keyboard, I guarantee you will be faster as a result'. I always try it and I never am.
Why can't people say, "this worked for me and the way my brain works, try it you might like it"? Phrasing it in the 'I guarantee you' sound friendly but it make sit my fault when I try it and it slows me down.
The Welsh word for 'Twitter' is Trydar.
Twt could work for 'Toot'. But something a little more unique and creative would be wonderful.
I love that 'screenshot' in Welsh is sgrinlun.
Beth yw'r enwau Cymraeg am 'Mastodon' a 'Toot'?
I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's
Translation: "As Slack has grown in market dominance, we no longer need interoperability to be attractive. Like so many corporations have done before us, we'll focus on users lock-in, and shut down our gateways." https://twitter.com/genehack/status/971404236490620928
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"(...)Google is announcing that it’s formally embarking on a project to convince the group in charge of web standards to adopt technology inspired by its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) framework. (...) it would mean that virtually any webpage could gain the same benefits as AMP: near-instantaneous loading, distribution on multiple platforms, and (...) more prominent placement on Google (...)"
Seriously guys, this is literally the last thing we need on the web right now