Announcing LearnAwesome.org - an open-source, ActivityPub-compliant alternative to GoodReads, Coursera etc.
The goal is to build humanity's universal learning map by tagging learning resources with rich metadata such as topics, format, length, cost etc. There's a companion browser extension, a mobile app and peer-groups for project-based learning, mentored by selected experts and more.
The webapp is built with Ruby, Rails and PostgreSQL. Inviting devs: https://github.com/learn-awesome/learn
Ran into minor gotchas because SQFlite doesn't natively support Windows or Linux, but it's solvable: https://github.com/tekartik/sqflite/blob/develop/sqflite_common_ffi/doc/using_ffi_instead_of_sqflite.md
#introductions New to Mastodon, ready to abandon other social streams. Hoping to find like minds. I'm into Astronomy, RC racing (in a big way), model engineering, cars, IT (particularly hardware) and science in general.
Following a successful inaugural conference in 2019, we have expanded APConf 2020 to a four day event that will occur entirely on line.
The Q&As and Sessions happen via Big Blue Button.
If you do attend and never used BBB why not watch a short introduction video
Please add ideas, sessions and hackathon proposals to the forum
Why is Google & Android so bad at audio latency? It's 2020 and they have been at it since v4.1: https://source.android.com/devices/audio/latency/design
They still can't beat the original iPod Touch from 2008. And this is when the underlying Linux OS has been shown to achieve latency as low as 1ms.
AMD and Nvidia are kicking ass lately! Amazing what a bit of competition can bring. A machine with Zen 3 CPU + 3070Ti + USB 4 + Wifi 6 would be really sweet.
New feature! 🎉
You can now subscribe to topics and learning resources right within your existing Slack channels by adding our Slack bot: https://learnawesome.org/join_slack
This Hachi projector with Android and multi-touch built-in is super cool! https://youtu.be/5NNO5Kb-PZo?t=186
"Better" can be subjective. So, eventually, the users will be able to subscribe to multiple lists maintained by different communities using different parameters.
This is why I released early: To be able to attract more contributors. 😉
LearnAwesome.org now has RSS feeds for each topic. Users can get updated whenever new learning resources on their favorite topics are added. For eg, here is the one for Category Theory: https://learnawesome.org/topics/22eca164-ba03-4334-8a9e-4894f2a89426-category-theory.rss
Haven't added a subscribe button/icon on the topic pages, but the auto-discovery works.
I made a thing! 🎉
It's a browser extension that recommends "better" alternative products and services via in-page popups, based on community-curated lists. Available for all Chromium and Firefox-based browsers.
We live in times where the distributions costs are hampering the adoption of higher-quality (which could mean security, privacy, ethics, local etc) products. I am hoping that this extension can eventually be managed by orgs like IFF, EFF or FSF.
Building https://learnawesome.org as Google Maps for learning
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