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I actually can't wait to put this on a Pi.

Even though I think it's the best to be skeptical about the hardware for the actual phone, I have no doubt the software is going to be really fun to play around with.

My main issue with matrix right now is how much work is put on client developers.

Because synapse does so little, features are developed on Riot with no regard for clients. I see many possible issues arising through this.

"Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement."

-- Richard Stallman

As someone with limited design skills, I found this brief overview of color palette selection to be inspiring. buff.ly/2zCN0It

I've made a mock-up to illustrate my ideas about the next-gen terminal experience!

Featuring:
β€’ the pathbar
β€’ username, hostname and git branch displayed in the UI, shrinking the shell prompt back to just a $
β€’ commands as cards
β€’ syntax highlighting, including graying out the output a bit to differentiate it from commands themselves
β€’ autocompletion (displayed in a native widget)
β€’ built-in error handling options
β€’ the time each command took (on the right)

All the widgets are interactive! You can click on the pathbar to `cd`, and the popovers on the bottom bar let you basically do `ssh`, `su` and `git checkout`; the git one additionally allows you to open the current repo in Gitg or in Builder.

Just wondering, is it more practical to use Docker for the services I self host rather than manually managing them myself?

I'm seriously considering getting Comcast Business internet. 150 down and ~25 up, no monthly usage limit, dedicated frequency so no interference from neighbors, 4hour max downtime SLA, 4G fallback during downtime, plus a static IP address.

Then I can donate all my unused bandwidth to the tor project.

everyday I walk away with a feeling that I'm center stage

@kiri programs are an iceberg, people only see the tip and not all the planning, sketching, storyboarding, debugging, and backend support of all these technological tools we use.

@tootbrute
Very true. The general public only finds out about big things once they become big. They don't see all the time spent grinding against a tool that doesn't work yet. Hell, in my first quarter in uni, 3 other people and I spent about 70 hours each on a very small project and barely managed to get it up and running.
@mooshoe

It seems like some people just assume they can throw ActivityPub on what ever they want and then suddenly be just like Gargon and work on a project that they at least like in the comfort of their living room.

I don't think they are giving Gargon enough credit. The only reason mastodon is as big as it is right now is because of how smart he played his design decisions.

Synapse has a new release candidate - 0.33.9rc1 - If you'd like to help us test it, you can get it here github.com/matrix-org/synapse/

Cool to see @rich_harris's Svelte get a shout-out at the Chrome Dev Summit day 2 keynote: "already super fast... so fast, what do we even say about them?" πŸ˜„
youtu.be/SbUAkQ_s7Os

Svelte is being used by @nolan's @pinafore which is a great Mastodon client, if you haven't checked it out already: pinafore.social/

If you're interested I also shared some more about Svelte and Pinafore in this post back in June: peteroshaughnessy.com/posts/di

"It is unlawful to burn reserve notes. So that means they are legal tender but illegal tinder."

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