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cakeCake day: Dec 23, 2020


I’m keeping a close eye on the Snikket project (which bundles Prosody as the server). They are trying to provide a suite of similarly-branded XMPP clients and server which provide a common set of features and experience across platforms. In other words, provide a more “product oriented” XMPP platform. So far it uses:

  • Prosody as a server + a new web UI for managing users and handling invites to create accounts on servers,
  • An adapted version of Conversations for their Android app,
  • An adapted version of Siskin.IM for their iOS app.

While I’m a huge fan of what they’re trying to achieve, I’m a bit worried about the strategy. Using preexisting code for each component seems like a win, but they are all made with very different sets of technology. Lua, java, swift, and python projects all need to be worked on simultaneously to add support for any new XEPs because of how important it is to maintain parity of experience on the different platforms. That’s quite a heavy lift if you ask me, but maybe working with the maintainers of those projects is easier than I expect it to be.

It’s true, I do love ignoring these. Easily my favorite part of the day!

Edited to add: Generally, the more stuff I can ignore the better my day is.

PaleMoon is really old, slow Firefox code with poor add-on compatibility. I personally don’t think anything Mozilla is doing with Firefox bad enough to make that compromise, but YMMV. Maybe something more focused in scope and more tightly bound to upstream Firefox like LibreWolf is a solution?

I’m most interested in Plasma Mobile primarily because of my strong preference of the Plasma desktop. I really need a web browser that can integrate with Bitwarden, though. I wonder how hard it would be to add it to Angelfish. (Firefox was a no-go last time I tried it.)

The twin-potentiometer design just seems to be the industry standard for some reason. Even crazy expensive controllers like the Xbox Elite controller use it, although that controller at least uses a different homing mechanism.

Right, that’s what clued me into the fact that downloading the spotify-exclusive podcasts wouldn’t work. 😋

Does this work for spotify-exclusive podcasts?

Edit: So I did the bare minimum of reading, and no, no it doesn’t! haha

Yeah, I backed this. It’s bad news, but I’m more disappointed by the delay than the chip change. Oh well, I guess.

I’d like to stop using Android and the pinephone I have is simply not powerful enough for me to rely on. I don’t feel bad supporting any initiative that provides a mobile linux option.

I’m considering switching from Synapse soon. I’m the only user of my home server anyway.

My job gave me a Visual Studio license but I still use Rider with a license I bought myself. It just seems more… nimble? I’m sure it’s just a matter of what one is most used to and therefore best enabled by, and in my case that’s the JetBrains toolset.

For IDEs I use Jetbrains stuff mostly. For work, I use Rider for .Net Framework stuff. I’ve been learning Rust lately using CLion with the Rust plugin.

Well you don’t actually need to. I refuse!

Realistically, the fediverse is niche, but I like it that way.

I think even if the fediverse wasn’t niche, your corner of it could still be. Unlike something like twitter you’re not forced to share one big silo with everyone.

And if you’re self hosting, consider using bitwarden_rs. It’s a drop in replacement for the official Bitwarden server. I used to use regular bitwarden, but it was pretty resource heavy for a single person, and it’s nice having just one docker container instead of… four?

Can we all just take a moment to feel good for Donny 🥴

I think I might have misunderstood the scope of the conversation- if we’re talking about lemmy.ml vs. any given lemmy instance vs. any online community, I mean.

the only thing I have asked developers is not to add shadow banning, cause I believe it goes against the spirit of transparency and opensource software.

I don’t understand this. I don’t think the use of open source software has any implications about how you run a community, you can be as transparent or as opaque as you like without any contradiction.

Shadow banning is a moderation tool like any other, in my experience used when an actor keeps creating new accounts when they are transparently banned. It’s not inherently cowardly, and I don’t think a chronically misbehaving user is owed a confrontation. I know it’s possible to use shadow bans to manipulate a community for other reasons, but this is something easily noticed and an instance ran by someone doing that could easily be abandoned.

That said, I’m not championing the creation of this feature, I’m just not especially worried about it. An instance admin already has the power to do anything with the users, posts, votes, etc. on their instance whether the software intentionally enables it or not, that’s just the reality.

What on earth could the ESA have to offer over game publishers just running their own digital events like Nintendo and Sony have already been doing? What’s the point?

I love FF6, but it does fall apart a bit in the late game especially and as it is it’s probably not worth playing more than once. I really, really recommend playing the Brave New World patch of the SNES version. This mod, in my opinion, fixes pretty much every game-play weakness of the original. Notably, each character remains uniquely useful and there is no need to grind at any point. The battles are not unfair, but you can’t sleepwalk through them anymore.

From their Beginner FAQ:

How is BNW different from Vanilla?

The biggest difference is that the characters are more individualized. Espers are now restricted by character, so everyone has their own spell list and access to specific stat boosts which allow them to be built in a number of different ways. Every major bug (i.e. the evasion bug, sketch, vanish/doom) has been fixed as well as most of the minor ones, and every mechanical aspect of the game (i.e. all enemy scripts, damage formulas, etc) has been addressed while largely retaining the look and feel of the original.

Nothing has gone untouched. Things that weren’t useful before now serve at least some purpose. Brave New World operates by a different set of rules than the original game and should be treated as a completely new one. While it looks the same and feels similar, it is very different under the hood.

On a related note, I have enjoyed the Worlds Collide open world randomizer quite a bit as well. Check that out if randomizers are your thing.