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Too many sideprojects, too little time.

Huh, I just stubled over the Way Cooler project ( project and it seems to be written in Rust?

IIRC @sir was the original author of this. Hasn't he at one point expressed his disregard about Rust? Or was his opinion on Rust different at earlier times? (Or am I just wrong about his opinion?)

Btw. the project is officially dead. sadly.

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Firefox tried to kill Servo.1

They failed.


Not really; but, they did lay off the team.

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English very much seems to be the JavaScript of human languages.
Very popular, everyone uses it, you can't escape it, and the nerds hate it because it has terrible construction and way too many quirks/exceptions.

Why would you put that as a review about your addon??😂

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I’ve provided my notes on the #Honey extension issues to #Mozilla, making sure they can reproduce everything. While their investigation is ongoing and it will certainly take a while for the issues to be resolved, at least the “Verified” badge is gone now.

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Today, we get an announcement for a new community edition , the Edition.

By my count, including the Brave Heart edition of last year, this makes it the 5th batch.

I wonder if @PINE64 have kept the 3,000 number of devices per production batch. That would mean soon 15,000 Linux phones in the hands of users and tinkerers.

If that's not a resounding success, I don't know what is!

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XMPP feels like a mess to work with, IRC is great but too limited for what many people want out of a chat application, and Matrix is big bloat with no truly good production-ready server/client software.

Myself and another friend have an idea to make something which features:

* Fediverse-like federation (not activitypub)
* E2EE as a first-class citizen
* message storage (unlike IRC)
* file transfer capabilities (basically just transfer whatever data, encode with mime type, and client decides what to do with it)
* multi-line messages
* ability to message people who are offline
* encrypted group chats

It will NOT be designed to be extensible nor will it be made to replace or stand-in for some pre-existing proprietary platform such as Discord. I would want to have a very Gemini-like philosophy in the design of the system.

If one was to build a new chat application without the bloat of Matrix but with some of the features many people feel IRC lacks, what do you think the best encryption library would be to use?

Key and device management can be kept mostly separate from the protocols.
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I just realised what it is that I really like about this place.

I initially thought it was mostly because of shared interest with people here, but recently my interests changed dramatically and I still wanted to come back.

Now I see it’s something much more fundamental. People here actually listen to each other. Like, properly.

Everyone pays close attention to what others have said and they do their very best to provide thoughtful discourse. And that is something we all need much more of.

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Respect people and their time.
Respect your craft.
Be sincere.
Create genuinely useful things. by Brad Frost

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re: your regularly scheduled copyright post 

@z428 @papush_
I think it's a legitimate position.
I consider it wrong, but other people are allowed to be wrong (at least, I think so).
I believe that this kind of work (i.e output knowledge, anything immaterial) cannot be owned (same as land, actually). Further, I believe that the copyright-ish restriction systems actively achieve the opposite of what they set out to do (in the US that's "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." ).
I have demos of that but it's in the works.

But tl;dr I acknowledge that my goals are not your goals, and that's fine. I encourage people to look at things my way, but if you act differently you're not evil or anything.
The true evil are the people *actively trying* to promote progress (rather than protect their own work (in their eyes)), imo, and you don't really fit in that category.

This is the reason why we can't eradicate the Adobe suite and the Autodesk tools. They were taught as the first preference and although they might not even be the best, people know how to use them, so they have a sizable userbase.

It doesn't even matter if our class hates , it doesn't matter if no one proceeds to use it in their life afterwards, just that if somebody asks if they knew some program, that would be the first to pop into their minds.

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Today I had an amazing music lesson. Bc of we can't sing (like, wtf??). So our teacher gave us an introduction into composing with...

This is the way Open Source Software can win, be being taught at schools, which will later make them the tool of choice.

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Here's the really bitter pill we need to swallow to start moving past monopolistic capitalism: there is no replacement for Amazon, Github, Twitch, and Google. Period.

Their ease and usability are the result of monopolistic privilege.

The things they do are technically, logistically impossible without a trillion dollar mega-corp doing them. For the average use-case, your QoL will drop, significantly, moving to a smaller or self-hosted solution.

You need to accept that, and do it anyway.
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I've been a professional web developer for over two years now, getting a new job is super taxing, especially in COVID times.

If you're a new bootcamp grad, share your portfolio below and I'd be happy to take a look and share it out!

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