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There are only 14 possible calendar configurations. You can reuse your 2013 calendar in 2019.

Anyone typing in ? Two friends are making a physical keyboard for the Georgian script! You can follow their project over there: facebook.com/wwwharyge/posts 🇬🇪 ⌨️

We launched that at work the other day: factourism.com — a ongoing collection of random facts with illustrations! Everyone in the studio is putting their hands to it, it’s kind of fun to work on, so I thought I might share it here :)

Also I made a mirror of our Twitter feed on Mastodon so that it is followable from the Fediverse!

Here it is: :mastodon: mastodon.xyz/@factourism

There should be around 3 facts a week until we run out of ideas (hopefully never!).

@crossposter Hi! Question about the cross-poster, does it support alternative text on images? If something is posted on Twitter with an image description, is the description also available on the image in the Mastodon feed?

And eventually itself might be based off that. Or maybe something like GeckoView but for all platforms including desktop.

Maybe something that can also be used as an Electron alternative, but it is another story.

I’m just afraid to get to a point where “web standards” becomes “what works in Blink” which would be extremely worrying and we’re not far.

With Edge abandoning Trident for Blink, we’re getting to a critically low “biodiversity” of rendering engines, that can’t be good for the future of the . Plus it gives a lot of power to Google. I hope they’ll free the source so that we don’t loose an important piece of software like it happened with Presto.

In the meantime, everything is in the hands of . They should quickly release some Chromium alternative, a Gecko-based browser in kit that can be used to base new from.

Moons are nothing without planets, pancakes are nothing without pans.

Two photography projects that work so well together: ‘Alternative Moons’ by Robert Pufleb and Nadine Schlieper, ‘Devour’ by Christopher Jonassen.

alternative-moons.com
christopherjonassen.com/devour

Mot en français qui me manque en anglais (et danois) №102: «hop». Je ne sais pas comment faire un mouvement près de quelqu’un ou croiser ou doubler une personne dans un espace étroit sans dire «hop». En silence ça sonne presque malpoli, comme ne pas prendre en compte l’autre.

Mot en français qui me manque en anglais (et danois) №216: «décidément». Un adverbe qui marche seul comme interjection. À part faire une phrase plus contextuelle comme «you again!», «it’s not my day» ou quelque chose, il n’y pas aussi simple.

Mot en français qui me manque en anglais (et danois) №375: «débrouille», «débrouillardise», «débrouillard⋅e», «se débrouiller». Encore le verbe, il y a moyen de se débrouiller (haha) avec «manage», «make do» et autres, autant ça ne réfère jamais au concept plus général de la débrouille.

By the way, I think its name and copy should be Christmas-free so it can be used for other festivities and other situations when you have to randomly match people secretly (yet to invent).

And with optional options it could do the matches:

— 🔀 Not crossing: each participant gets another participant that can’t be the one that got them.

— 🔃 Mutually: the pairs created go both way, creating duos.

— 🆓 Freely: sometimes people gets someone who don’t have them, sometimes people who have them.

Mastodon/Fediverse idea: secret Santa. 🎁

— Send it a message, public or direct, with a list of @-handles.

— The bot takes care in secret of making santas→recipients pairs from the mentioned participants.

— It sends to each participant a direct message with the name of their secret recipient.

Someone interesting in building this before December? I’m afraid I can only contribute with that concept and a profile picture 🎅

This is such a cool idea, I‘d use that all the time instead of remember shortcuts or going in subsubmenus! — From Marcin Wichary’s newsletter aresluna.org

If you fancy getting a part in :mastodon: ’s development without being a regular contributor, the new account @ThumbsUp offers a selection of interesting and non-technical feature requests and bug reports, ready for you to vote for or comment on.

Si ça vous dit de participer un peu à l’évolution de :mastodon: sans pour autant être contributeur⋅ice régulier⋅e, un nouveau compte, @ThumbsUp, se propose de sélectionner les plus intéressantes suggestions de fonctionnalités et rapports de bugs en cours, avec les liens qui vont bien pour aller voter ou commenter.

@switchingsocial By the way, for “Ethical alternatives to Google Search”, two more that are qualitative and based in Europe:

- qwant.com
- startpage.com

Those are the ones I use daily and they’re good.

@dansup @wakest @elih @Curator

I’m quite busy these days with other projects, but I’ll try to open a repository soon enough to have a space for initial sketches, mock-ups, and issues tracking.

And eventually I might be able to work on some concept, ui, html/css, and branding, but no serious js or back-end work.

Technically, I guess the best is to have Mastodon’s back-end and offer an alternative front-end?

@dansup @wakest @elih @Curator

Thanks for the interest!! For now it was really just a quick idea late at night, but I’m sure there is something to do along these lines.

It would be a decentralised Dribbble/Vimeo/Deviantart/others. With a UI/branding more welcoming to designers/artists than Mastodon is.

Also the codename “Patchwork” is a reference to Elmer the Patchwork Elephant but we probably can’t use that.

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