@gdroid I'm using and developing for the last nine years. I'm listening to my users in order to figure out, what would be the next feature to implement. But of course I'm making the app good for me also.
And for me personally AndStatus is much better than other Fediverse /Twitter clients. In particular, I like :
offline work support
syncable search timelines
ability to merge in one view notes from different instances
backups

@tpheine
You can't share note between users but sync between multiple devices should work very well, you also have an online editor on the nextcloud app store and an app for linux desktop, and the Android app (fdroid and play store)
@Mamie

One of interesting discussions with a volunteer translator. This time - on usage of "we" in the phrase "We have these settings..." and on posting one's thoughts to the Internet in general https://crowdin.com/translate/andstatus/16/enus-da#1670 (looks like you need an account there to see the discussion...)
@emacsen Oh, I understand now. Regarding following different Actors (located at one or different servers) of the same User/Person in one #ActivityPub network.
The problem is only with Actors ("identities" as you called them) that were originally created mostly because networks didn't communicate with each other, and so one person created duplicating Actors in order to be a part of a larger community.
This is exactly why I worked with #ActivityPub W3C working group to clearly separate notions of a User and of an Actor:
E.g. in a data model of #AndStatus client I created separate entities for a User and for an Actor, allowing one User to be linked to more than one Actor. Currently this feature is used to automatically identify and link actors in different networks, having the same WebFingerId (e.g. on different instances of GNU Social or Mastodon), but it can be extended to link (manually for the start...) e.g. Actors that are known to represent the same Person...

PS: Replying to you from my "personal actor".

@thefaico @eliotberriot @andstatus @trwnh @cwebber

Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

Early unit of computing power: one "kilogirl" was equivalent to a thousand hours of manual computing labor

Very interesting discussion about collection of anonymous applications takes place in forum. It's actually broader than F-Droid and applications :-)
forum.f-droid.org/t/does-f-dro

@switching.social

You can call it a Facebook alternative if you need to call it something. I just don't know whether that's true or not, because it may have been true back in 2010, but I *don't use Facebook*. So I don't really know whether or not that label might still apply.  For all I know they've now got a fizzlewig feature and people will resent something being called a Facebook alternative if it doesn't support fizzlewigs.

Next I tried free and Open Source Live on USB flash drive - and it worked from the first attempt!
clonezilla.org/liveusb.php
Now I'm enjoying a speed of a new SSD with all my apps and data from HDD preserved :-)

I spent two evenings (officially) trying True Image to migrate from HDD to SSD. And it failed three times!
1. Failed to create backup image (invalid copy of main Windows partition), but told that backup completed successfully.
2. It told me that it couldn't restore that image to a new drive only after 2 hours of Restore process.
3. It refused to proceed with Backup, when I launched it from a boot device that it created, telling me that this is not available in a trial version...

After a long break I tried Profiler in Android Studio looking for a way to optimize performance of #AndStatus. And now it not only works, but allows me, at least on #Android emulator, to see most lengthy operations. As a result, a timeline loads at least three times faster. To be released in AndStatus v.39.
Profiler allows you to record your application's activity and present it as "Call chart", where you can see durations of execution for each method in the stack and easily figure out most lengthy.
Clicking on the method's bar in this call chart brings you to its source code...
I found out that Regex-related methods are the most time-consuming, and optimized them both via using compiled Pattern instead of regex strings, and by executing lengthy operations once only (i.e. I store result of such checks and reuse it later instead of repeating costly operations).
Doc on the #AndroidProfiler : https://developer.android.com/studio/profile/ https://loadaverage.org/attachment/4309407
@jaller94 Thank you very much for the contribution. The https://github.com/fastlane/fastlane really looks like a unifying way to store metadata for both F-Droid and Google Play, both of which #AndStatus uses.
I was especially impressed by the tool's (advertized...) feature "fastlane supply init: download metadata for an existing app to a local directory", which I understand as ability to initialize metadata with what is already stored in Play Store...
As you may know, AndStatus already has quite a lot of screenshots in Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.andstatus.app plus several (duplicating them...) - in AndStatus Wiki repository, see: https://github.com/andstatus/andstatus/wiki
It would be good to synchronize them, store in a single location and make available for all usages.
This is why I think that I should start with importing existing images / metadata from Google Play Store, and only after that update that images (if necessary) with your contributed screenshots.
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The industrialisation of healthcare has made healthcare less about healing and more about treatment. The same thing can be said for the cybersecurity industry. nytimes.com/2018/02/24/opinion
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Just finished reading Thinking in Java Fourth Edition by Bruce Eckel published in 2006. Although the book describes the state of Java of more than ten years ago, it still contains many valuable observation, explanations and advices. Due to the book's age, it should be read with a caution, more as a philosophical and historical book than as a student's textbook.
Anyway I didn't find any new book comparable by its quality with this one. Amount of work and mind put in it shows.
Thank you, Bruce!
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