Anybody interested in getting their feet wet optimizing #regex code based on a not-terribly-complicated AST? It'd be for #rakudo #perl6. I wrote a lengthy mail for how to get started and what to look for if you want, it's here on the perl6 #compiler mailing list:
might be a good idea to put the account name in here, too, even though it's in my profile already: @tmo
randomly googled for #federated live #streaming and found this: https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/636-Federated-video-streaming
It suggests discovery/announcement of streams via ActivityPub, hosting HLS playlists via a regular HTTP server, putting segments onto IPFS for VOD as well as DVR and mentions ActivityPub or IRC for the chat.
I haven't played with IPFS at all yet, though. I wonder how the $1/streamer/hour figure might have changed since then, and if maybe being "avant garde" with video/audio codecs could help things …
Game porter and Steam Play dev Ethan Lee is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/game-porter-and-steam-play-dev-ethan-lee-is-running-a-crowdfunding-campaign.13564 #Crowdfunding
Finally caught up on all the questions in our tumblr inbox and ask.krita.org...
Adobe did a price change and that naturally doubles the amount of #krita related questions people have.
(If you wanna help out, make an account at identity.kde.org and use that to answer questions at ask.krita.org or on the krita subforum at forum.kde.org. I am not kidding, this helps a ton!)
For the holidays, you could say thank you to some of the people who write free software you use, especially software that isn't hugely popular.
Those of us who write little-known software may go for months without hearing from a user, and it can be a little de-motivating.
Hearing from someone who actually uses one's software gives an energising jolt that can carry one through several weeks of darkness and cold and wet.
discord and accessibility
so, discord appears to have remade their feedback page, in the process erasing all the old issues and their upvotes.
so we're gonna make the call for people to please, if you have a discord account, upvote this issue https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360032435152-Discord-Accessibility-for-blind-users so that maybe discord's asshole devs will finally make it actually accessible for screen readers
also @ developers, make your shit accessible from the ground up
in the spirit of December and also the fact that I was dirt poor this time last year and remembering how much it sucked i couldn't do much to enjoy myself, I wanna get somebody a copy of Smash Ultimate.
You don't need to boost or any of that shit unless you want people to see it and a get chance. Just fave this status and I'll pick at random on like...I dunno, Sunday. The only caveat is that you'd get the code/copy on the 10th (Since! that's when I get paid, lmao).
It's about cellular automata!
It has links where you can run the code right in your browser and experiment with it!
I hope you'll like it. Please tell me what you think