2016-11-18T11:51:53Z via Choqok To: Public
Somewhat depressing but interesting fact about "users" https://www.nngroup.com/articles/computer-skill-levels/
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Debian switching to GUIX
How realistic would that actually be? I mean there is no law that dicates .deb has to stay forever. Just pondering what it would actually take to do such a switch.
Ben Sturmfels likes this.Show all 5 replies@Christopher Allan Webber I agree. That does seem a bit like moving a mountain. So much infrastructure (social, technical, and knowledge) built around a packaging formats. But your own efforts demonstrate that there could be a way forward if a distribution was motivated.
I was referring to moving the project over. I know it sounds grotesque, but it opens the question of: Is Debain bound to grow old and die with this one package manager - or will it renew that part of its OS some day eventually? If so - what would it take, what would it be?
Pumpa crashes - always
Don't know why or how. It just started crashing on me every time I try to post. Even removing chache files and configuration files didn't change a thing. :/
Unless it's a new bug that I don't know about, it should be fixed now in the release I made yesterday: https://pump.saz.im/sazius/note/7Dri4WFlR9evFmtZBKlIfg.
If that's not the case please give me some more info to help debug it, for example using debug mode: http://pumpa.branchable.com/debug_mode/.
trying to click on the "Login" button in pump.io's web interface seems broken for me right now.
Why use the web interface at all? - because Pumpa can't seem to post stuff after follwing a persons thread.
pump.io feels unready :'(Show all 6 replies
It is beyond me what matrix is trying to achieve. Even after reading their "FAQ".
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) shared this.Show all 8 repliesTheir rationale visavi XMPP is here:
HTTP-nativeness, identity model, richer mandatory minimum protocol and a model around message history as state, rather than live message passing.
Sounds like a lot of NIH, but given the results they've had, it seems to make sense. I'm happy that people are trying things, and as they've got this far in less than two years, they seem pretty capable.
I read about that rationale there but some things speak for themselves.
They don't explain the difference, they just ramble about shortcomings of XMPP -WTF!
they point out that XMPP vs. matrix seems to bring out the worst in people.... irony?
I wonder if matrix has to offer anything comparable to OMEMO/Signal encryption.
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2016-09-25T09:07:56Z via Choqok To: PublicThe recent unavailability of identi.ca made me have a look at gnusocial. My experience of setting up a client "Choqok" to post anything there failed:Show all 9 replies
“to see replies i have to click a non-obvious button in the right bottom corner that does not even hint IF there are comments at all.”
Well, Choqok is a microblogging client, so its structure is designed for that, where every post is equally important.
They're about to release 1.6, which might improve things, but they'd probably welcome your feedback.
Are reproducible builds in any way integral part of snappy, flatpak or guix? Looks like that might be a basic requirement in the long run of maintaining your software.It appears to be an important consideration for guix: https://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=8407
I almost instantly close any HTML-only page that thinks CSS is "Eye-Candy" and forces 250 character long lines on my eyes – with a line height of "1". And that is on a browser that has the tabs on the sides! I feel a bit bad about being so ignorant. A tiny tiny bit.
People, it isn't 1996 any more!!!I sympathize. It can be a readability problem. I'll either quickly use inspector to at least set some max width and auto margins, or I'll hit the "reader view" in Firefox. That works pretty well for most places that I run into that aren't using CSS. Didn't the browsers used to support a "user" style sheet or some such, or otherwise let us establish default CSS?
It's too bad that CSS is yet another language tacked on top of HTML. People go to the trouble of learning HTML only to find out there is another level of detail they are asked to worry about. It took me a long time to add CSS to my own site.
I've also started to use Stylish to take care of the sites that I regularly visit that have styling that bothers me in some way.
>> Charles ☕ Stanhope:
“[...] Didn't the browsers used to support a "user" style sheet or some such, or otherwise let us establish default CSS? [...]”
Konqueror supports that.
Firefox has a native option (View > Page Style > No Style) to ignore styling and render the page in a very basic way. That helps sometimes.
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Think Penguin Design
Looking at the general design of think penguin makes me wonder if they make money after all.
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OMEMO looks like a great benefit to the XMPP world, fueled by Signal. Unfortunately I could not get the plugin of the only desktop client (gajim) that would support it running.
Where would be a good start to look for used smartphones that run decently on cyanogenmod?
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) likes this.The S5 is a really nice phone. The camera is awesome, better than my actual camera (Panasonic Lumix, so it's not a crap camera), which I never use any more, and the CPU+RAM performance beats my newer but cheaper Moto G2 by a wide margin.
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Makes me sad.
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