Do you remember when the last programming language arrived, in 1981, and it was literally called The Last One, and every program ended in a line saying 'TERMINATE' and how we all laughed
and then came the nuclear fires of Judgement Day
•Do early design work in small, invested groups
•Design in the open, but away from the bright lights of the big stage
•Iterate furiously early on because once it’s in the web, it’s forever
•Prioritise interop over perfect specs;
https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-2-threading-the-needle/ #indieweb #microformats
Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. Alex has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/ #indieweb #microformats
When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,
"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes
I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."
rel-me decentralised verification now works for mastodon - yay! Shame Google Plus broke it, and twitter needs a hack.
Why don’t we call them post-partums? The project is not dead, to be buried; it is born, to be supported.
Tell us: What are your tips for conducting a positive post mortem at the end of a project? How do you talk through the weak points without assigning blame? Responses go in the magazine.
People fret about webmentions being spammy here (they're not, and can be mitigated when you have a follower model already) https://mastodon.social/@Gargron/99798025215868039
meanwhile in that thread
@maloki exactly. This is super important. It's not either-or.
Even setting an account here as an addition to one's walled-garden accounts means that it becomes easier for other people to move here 9since more of their friends are already here).
Had an idea for "Prison Break Day" a while back:
Perhaps it's a good moment to resuscitate this idea. ;)
Greg McMullen: “You can't have a contract with [all] the nodes on the Ethereum network. It's unfeasible.” https://iapp.org/news/a/blockchain-technology-is-on-a-collision-course-with-eu-privacy-law/ - isn't that pretty much the entire point of Ethereum - that you have an executable contract that every node runs?
Unread counts are bad and the NYT is on it! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/magazine/red-dots-badge-phones-notification.html?smid=tw-share
previously: “A temporal flow with no unread count that you could dip into was freeing compared to the email-like experience of feed readers back then. Now this is commonplace and accepted. Twitter has backtracked from the pure flow by emphasising the unread count for @'s. GnuSocial replicates this, but Mastodon eschews it, and presents parallel flows to dip into.“ http://www.kevinmarks.com/mastodontheory.html
podle.audio is a nice combination with Huffduffer.com, @ada @adactio https://podle.audio/v7/feed?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhuffduffer.com%2Fkevinmarks%2Frss - similar typography too.
I find it absurd that people cannot differentiate public and private rights.
It's like... I have certain rights on my own property... I can throw you out for any reason. It's *my property*.
People don't get that. The same people who advocate for property rights advocate for the right to say whatever you want under my roof and I can't throw you out, when it's *my place* I pay *real money* for and *you don't pay a dime*.
My server is not easement either. It is not a sidewalk.
And yes I stand up for my freedom to do what I please on my server because it is the right thing to do.
And I am outspoken about it because I do not want others to feel bullied into complying with demands of a few who insist on absolute freedom of speech in private spaces. Because they don't. No one has to do anything because they're told to.
I do not consider harassment "protected speech" either and I think anyone who does is a fucking idiot.
Set *your* own policies on *your server* dammit.
Socialising around mastodons has a very long history https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/unknown-humans-were-in-california-130000-years-ago-say-scientists/