What’s really behind the EU law that would “ban memes” https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/
I've had CI set up on GitLab with every PR. It took me *five clicks* from my repo's homepage to see if the last CI build was successful or not.
Untul GitLab starts:
1. federating between the instances, so that people only need 1 account,
2. making its interface less confusing,
...#movingtogitlab = shooting yourself in the foot.
That's why my code will remain on GitHub, and so will yours once you stop fooling yourself.
That said, the rumors about Microsoft buying GitHub *are* leaving me in an awkward stage.
Not because I *must* move away from GitHub, but because I need a mirror on my own server. Sure, GitLab can serve that purpose, but gogs/Gitea are so much less confusing.
Feel free to create mirrors on GitLab or whatever, but don't shoot yourself in the foot and lose all the contributions you've had so far in the process.
I ain't #movingtogitlab until GitLab implements federation. At its current state, it's useless to move over there.
GitHub is successful because of its social aspect. I have ~100 repos on it. I have 5 accounts on 5 different GitLab servers, and <20 repos on all of them combined.
Number of pull requests on my GitHub repos from people unaffiliated with my projects: Hundreds.
Number of pull requests on my GitLab repos from people unaffiliated with my projects: Zero. None. Nada.
TIL Harvey hid an easter egg in the 128-px scanner icon for elementary OS. This is something I recall Dan posting (on Tumblr, I think?) back in the day. It's a great little look into the sate of elementary OS from several years ago, and pretty fun seeing how far we've come since. And yeah, I think it still holds true. https://github.com/elementary/icons/issues/580
Oh wow, no visual distinction that this is a reply to an update until you click it.
Not off to a good UX start.
I also don't know if the screenshot will disappear if I delete this link: https://mastodon.social/media/r6KW8TLTPrk5sfVsFLY
Some problems though:
1. I'd like to cross-post original updates (doable, takes about an hour).
2. I'd like to see all my notifications in one place (since their API doesn't handle likes, will Twitter block me if I scrape my own notifications page every X minutes?)
3. I need my main Mastodon feed to be relevant enough that I wouldn't need to look at the Twitter one often (maybe some bot to cross-post original tweets from people I like?)
4. I need to decide do I want to self-host my profile.
Nothing made me feel like I should really, *really* stop microblogging on Twitter exclusively as much as seeing these three screenshots a few days ago.
Hey @Gargron, It's kind of off-putting to potential donors that you list joinmastodon.org/sponsors as a perk on Patreon when that URL is 404. You should probably fix that.
Use public cloud they said. Nothing will go wrong they said.
Note: Dropbox doesn't have any bandwidth restrictions listed in their plans.
With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."
I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.
The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.
Nice to see half of @elementary crew joining Mastodon!
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