@maiki I think this person was me... I think what I was saying was "it turns out that Slack mostly showed that nerds had the right design with IRC and XMPP MUC (which, while less popular, can do the things Slack can do that IRC can't) right all along, but what we didn't do was make it accessible to the general public, which is what Slack managed to do really well."
I'll put this out there: I don't consider #IRC to be a candidate for team chat.
* How does IRC develop?
* External system for archiving and search
* File sharing is weird
* Clients are weird
* Prefers commands over clicking
Super fun tech! But the teams that use it either depend on a third-party (which is fine in many cases), or have an engineer (or likely an IRC fan) to run the whole stack for them.
Team web chat is manageable. If your storage starts to fill, let folks know, add more disk, good to go. Grow a bunch, kick it up, because you are making money.
But in order to offer team web chat to a larger community, to provide the same level of service, you have to plan on scalable storage. Can anyone do that without monetizing?
This makes me think that the web-based ones work for teams (as a shared space for ambient documentation and file sharing), but not as a public service.
Of course #jabber exceeds at scale due to federation. Like email.
Tried to stay with #waterfox cause of #firefoxquantum update but screen tearing in yt videos reminded me the horror of constant bugfixing. I guess I'll have to learn how to live without proper tab management (which btw even #palemoon has). I like the speed but I'd be happier with "just" better version of FF56 with legacy addons
Ok, I played with #firefox57 yesterday evening and... I have mixed feelings. It is faster, but so what? 56 is already fast enough. Does it really make a difference to render a page in 3s rather than in 5? I save hours in the long run, I get it, but I loose tens of them by not being able to manage my tabs poperly. How people do that without extensions like tabmix plus or panorama? How can people have 50 tabs open and find their stuff? Please enlighten me.
#Linux now powers 100% of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers.
Some facts about me:
- I am a #scicomm #writer about #planetaryscience
- I ❤️ space robots
- I'm a week away from submitting a manuscript of a 400 page book about #Curiosity #Mars rover
- I will answer any question about our solar system and how we explore it as long as you're not being a jerk
- I should be writing
Can anyone recommend self hosted open source todo list? I'm looking for an alternative to rememberthemilk.com
However, if you do, there's always Citadel BBS software. It offers a web-based UI as well as classical text-mode interface, live chat, supports file uploads/downloads, et. al. It's actually pretty neat.
But, again, I only need the ability to chat. I tend to send files over e-mail, and important information tends to get archived on wikis.
Your usecase may vary.
If you think google will save us all, that's probably not going to happen but their project zero efforts are helping us all indeed. If they have released all their findings.
When you have too many secrets https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/12/us/nsa-shadow-brokers.html https://t.co/zr6m4cRqbJ
All of Silicon Valley today:
"What do you mean, 'somewhere', that's us, exactly what we've done! The world's saved now. We solved all the problems. There are no more problems. Computers fixed them all. And that's why our next app is a startup that delivers snack foods only starting with A to your door, by a robot pony which is actually a poor person with antennas wired into their skull.'
Me during the day: whoa mastodon moves fast, this is getting hard to keep up with
Me staying up instead of sleeping: yo mastodon where's my content give me cOnTeNt
The blogosphere suddenly became aware of the existence of Intel ME "spying at you" to paraphrase some catchy titles. If some authors seem to discover that technology, the truth is it is here for almost 10 years!
So, in order for you to make your own educated opinion, I tried to summarize the facts concerning Intel ME and the current state of the community knowledge about that technology.