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I know this is a super garbage question, but what tech stack should I be using to make a web app?

I'm looking for... (in this order)

1) code simplicity / I want to maintain as little code as possible
2) some sort of existing webapp that uses it (there are SO many frameworks with basically 0 users)
3) speed

I can pick up any language / framework quickly, so that isn't an issue.

If you think about it, *everything* can be described as moving things from one place to another. Electricity is moving electrons, feelings are the moving of electrons or certain molecules from one place to another in your body, etc.

You can't (really) have a "change" that doesn't involve matter physically moving in some capacity.

Time to distro hop again, any suggestions for where I go?

Considering trying out Void, Ubuntu (haven't used that in years), or Elementary.

I like having the latest packages (even if that means stuff slightly breaks), so I might have to stick with Fedora/Arch.

The wifi setup configs of Raspbian/DietPi never work for me and I don't know why :(

Is there a Raspberry Pi (0W) image that lets me
- setup wifi
- setup a user account with a pubkey
- enable ssh on a nonstandard port
without ever turning it on?

I have a bunch of Pis that I need to setup in different locations (where I'm not present), so Ansible isn't an option :(

Unless every eligible voter gets a keypair, and voting is done through some form of anonymous-yet-verifiable scheme, voting should be done on paper. Computers don't actually work when you need them to.

(Even that has it's own set of problems, like finding a place to securely store keys, keys effectively being a national ID card which some people don't like, how to prevent someone from phishing votes, etc etc. Basically, just use paper.)

"A major problem with the current voting paradigm is that the voting machines are privately owned. What kind of sense does it make for our voting infrastructure to be privately owned? This is insane because every time someone wants to inspect voting machines to ensure the results of an election, they’re rejected on the grounds that the software is proprietary."

- @zmitchell on

Has anyone figured out how to give users private keys (that they can actually use) yet?

Browser extension maybe?

this is professional-looking now, it used to be a random github repository with some files in it

This was pretty cool but is currently discontinued (it needs a maintainer).

It's basically a media player that stores *metadata* about music, and then figures out where to play it from based on the best possible linked source. (So if you like a song but can only find it on YouTube, but then later buy a FLAC from Bandcamp or whatever, then it will automatically switch over to that one.)

Basically, no lockin to a single music service.

Been living in a cloud of butterflies for the last few days. They fly around people (and don’t land or do anything annoying to humans) and look really cool.

I’d take a picture but it’s really hard to capture the feeling with one. I’m estimating somewhere around 1000 butterflies/min through a given square kilometer of space.

(Yes, I know the actual reason for the amount of webdevs is because of demand.)

html is the easiest (and therefore best?) ui library

no wonder most developers are webdevs

CSS is also super easy, just use flexbox and everything just works (TM)

Just wrote some vanilla JavaScript (no libraries, for web, used the way it was intended) for the first time a while.

It's actually not that bad. I may add some (optional) JS to my rails apps now for niceties.

To websites with length/complexity maximums on passwords:

Let me have my password be as long as I want it to be. Even if I send you a 1MB password, it shouldn't affect storage because you ARE hashing it... right? Please tell me you hash your passwords...

Nikhil Jha boosted

Southwest airlines has a *maximum* password character limit of < 18. They also only allow certain symbols, which obviously my password manager won't generate for me.

Most frustrating signup I've done in a long time.

List of things named "Outline"

- outline. com is a website that declutters news pages
- getoutline. com is a markdown notes pad
- getoutline. org is VPN software
- outline. ws is a notebook
- theoutline. com is some kind of news site

Are mariadb databases always a minimum of 2XX MB? I'm running two (one for miniflux, one for nextcloud). Miniflux just has a few feeds and I've never touched Nextcloud past initial setup. Both databases are over 200MB.


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