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The tbh app basically has you add your friends and then asks you questions like: who's really good at being a friend? You choose someone, and it tells them someone said it about them, but not who did. Anonymous compliments. One of the few apps I know which actually tries to create a positive vibe. It has a network problem, though; most people aren't on it. I wonder if a similar thing could work where your friends are those you follow and are followed by on Mastodon? Could be lovely.

Random idea for an app: Tinder for cocktails. Show someone a cocktail -- nice picture, short description -- and then swipe left or right. Attempt to learn the sorts of things they like, and tune stuff you show so they'll like it more, and have a list of "stuff I swiped right" which you can try out in the next cocktail bar you're in.

@grumpygamer for "testing" real games (not pointless unit testing), Zarf's PlotEx ( and stuff like it is useful to me -- map out the decisions, rather than low-level boring detail

@si hey! how have you got a little raining circle on your avatar? are animated gifs allowed?

Ported canute to Qt/QML, so I can make it look pretty. Quite pleased. Now I can launch stuff again.

massively annoyed with Gtk. Why can't I put box-shadow on loads of things? ListBox: nope. EventBox: nope. TreeView: nope. Entry is fine. And CSS applies to these things; I can set borders and background colours, but if I set a box-shadow, it's just not there. There is no indication of why this is, or anything. I've got plenty of margin room for it to show up in.

Baffled. How do I apply a drop shadow to a Gtk3 TreeView? If I set box-shadow in CSS it applies the shadow to each row in the TreeView. And I can't just put the TreeView in a Box and put a shadow on the Box, because Boxes aren't visible. This is really annoying!

I got interviewed on Destination Linux, who fatally failed to put a time limit in and so we chatted for two and a half hours. Covered lots of bits; Bad Voltage, Ubuntu, the changes in 17.10, revenue for software, loads. It was fun!

Seeing love for Tootdon. What in particular is good? I’ve only ever used the Mastodon web app.

OK, since iOS doesn’t do web apps properly, I need a Mastodon iOS native app. Currently trying Amaroq (which is not a media player! that was Amarok), but if you have love for another one, now is your time to shout at me about it

yay. Moved my LXD containers to my slow old hard drive and got 108GB of space back on my SSD! Nice one for explaining how, on Ubuntu 16.04, without using some mad enterprise version of LXD which sets up zfs storage pools and all that.

Ah, ok. I got it now. Actually I have not been able to find a good source for ant Ubuntu App Center news or any other Linux based App Center/Store news. It would be nice to see what is coming out or being fixed and updated.

where does one get Ubuntu news from, these days?

editing files in container from my real editor Show more

I keep thinking I want a decent font manager for Linux. But I think what I want is a decent font manager for Linux where categories I invent in it actually show up in font selection dialogs in other apps. That can't happen, can it?

Episode 2×22 of the Bad Voltage tech podcast, featuring Google Play Store and Tasker and LastPass and accessibility APIs, Mozilla crowdsourcing speech, Firefox Quantum, Android ROMs, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Compuserve (!), Intel and Minix, Open Access academia, Reddit, disturbing YouTube videos, and Eddie the Head. Hope you enjoy it.

Today's experiment: playing with web components to make a small version of the Twitter text counter without needing a library.

The Progressive Web App support of Firefox Nightly on Android is pretty good!

Hit the button in the header bar and I've now got an icon which behaves roughly as you'd like it to.

With new frontend features landing in Mastodon I'll try using this as my mobile interface for a while. Twidere, while excellent, doesn't yet let me do this: :icosahedron:

(Ping out to @sil who I'm sure we'll be interested 🕺 )

People who know Mexican cooking, is sopa de luz a thing? Is there a recipe?