mastodon is written in ruby, which is supposedly a garbage collecting language, and yet my toots pass through unscathed
Another cool Mastodon app I've been using is Mast by local user @JPEG: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mast/id1437429129?mt=8
It feels "the most iOS" of all the Mastodon apps I've tried, nice polish 👍
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, recently unveiled Solid, a new initiative to try to give people control over their data:
Solid official site:
Any thoughts on this?
If anyone's wondering what the #alternatives are to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android, here's a couple:
https://lineageos.org/ Lineage OS: A version of Android with Google's services stripped away as far as possible.
Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web? https://twobithistory.org/2018/05/27/semantic-web.html
Stock portfolio tracking Show more
For a long time I've wanted a very simple system to track my stock portfolio gains. The brokerage apps are all terrible, and because of work grants, wealth management apps like Personal Capital can't track my gains correctly.
I've finally found a system that seems to do what I want with minimal data entry, and of course, it's a spreadsheet. https://www.oldschoolvalue.com/blog/investment-tools/the-best-free-stock-portfolio-tracking-spreadsheet/
Earlier this year, I started working on an idea that would make node_modules go away and, apart from making things fast, would change the very nature of package managers.
The project was announced today! https://blog.npmjs.org/post/178027064160/next-generation-package-management
That said, please direct qs and such elsewhere cause I'm still on vacay.
Loading images in iOS apps faster with progressive JPEGs https://www.airpair.com/ios/posts/loading-images-ios-faster-with-progressive-jpegs
Another Friday, another #FollowFriday
@bob 🖥️ Bob Mottram, developer of FreedomBone: Helping people to self-host on open hardware
@gcluley 🔒 Graham Cluley: Computer security pundit
@greenpeace_ch 🌍 GreenPeace Switzerland: Official account for Swiss branch of the environmental group
@bigben 🔔 Big Ben: For fans of bongs
Previous #FF posts:
LE FRANÇAIS: fifty
ME: okay c'mon now
ME: fuck you
What if Steam is sold to Microsoft? Show more
Notch denied he would sell Minecraft, then sold it to Microsoft for $2.5bn 💰
What if Gabe Newell sold #Steam to MS (or Google or FB) for $Xbn?
The new owner would gain control over most of the PC download market. Not just market share but actual control: you have to install their app, otherwise your #games stop working 😟
Give an open equivalent, #OpenNMT (Open Neural Machine Translate) a try! There's a live #translation page (similar to Google Translate) at:
Please link me cool/unique/interesting indie games on Itch.io as my library there is pitiful and I want to fix that.
Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )
500px -> @peerpx
Statistics site for the Fediverse / Federation Show more
IMPORTANT NOTE: The site is opt-in, so it only includes figures from servers that have chosen to be part of the stats. Actual user numbers are probably larger.
If you run an instance/node/pod and want to be included in the stats, enter your site's location in the following address: