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Both companies are acting incredibly cynically here and I don’t think apple actually makes a good point.

Epic only has this partnership with itch so they could prove the point “it’s cool and easy to provide third-party stores.” Then they accidentally proved the point “you can’t moderate content on a third-party store and it’s content may run contrary to the first-party’s policies which may confuse users.”

Notice how Epic was like “uhh we probably won’t do this on mobile though” when they realized what had happened. They don’t actually give a shit about itch beyond using them as a pawn. Hopefully creators on the platform are getting some increased sales out of it though.

But ultimately, apple should not block additional stores. If they’re as worried about content moderation as they say they could only allow sideloading and instead of serving them via the app store.


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“New”? Also curious how their indexing works - do they feed off of other engines, index things themselves, what?


This is very important. When I first joined the Fediverse via Mastodon, there were a few really great folks kicking around on there that ended up having to leave out because they were interacting with the platform in pretty unhealthy ways.

Ethical platforms absolutely need to be intentionally designed to reduce the risk of unhealthy use. It’s especially important because people are typically coming from closed platforms that have trained them to use them in these very unhealthy ways. Ethical platforms need to be intentional to break this programming.

Also:

People who grew up playing the Wii might remember it…

Oof


One may posit that your images, tables, and formatting may be better served as an attachment or linked webpage.

https://useplaintext.email/#why-plaintext


It’s more like someone selling their Apple stock to buy a Lambo.

Sure they could keep their Apple stock and (probably unless the stock drops) buy two Lambos later. But they also want a Lambo.

Same deal here. Sure maybe in a year they’d be able to get two Teslas. But also maybe in a year bitcoin will be worthless.


I’ll admit I haven’t heard of hispagatos before so I don’t want to immediately jump to judgement and will check out some of their blog posts and stuff (to hopefully brush up on my spanish if nothing else).

But I will say it’s not really a great look having my first contact with an “anarchist hacker collective” being a shopify shop selling t-shirts/hats/etc with no information about sourcing and a link to a blog where the most recent post is supporting them by mining cryptocurrency.

Edit: after checking out some of the blog posts, I see they espouse a lot of good ideals and principles. I’m very slow at reading spanish so I haven’t had a great overview yet, but I am heartened to see what appears to be some good content.

I still have some questions about the discrepancy between the content of the blog and “visit our shopify store,” but I guess I can understand from a practical standpoint that money is generally required to further an organization’s goals.


The link to the repo is in the community sidebar. The issues page specifically is at https://github.com/krawieck/lemmur/issues

As I understand it, links should work fine but there’s an issue with lemmur 0.2.3 and android 11 that was fixed in lemmur 0.3.0. However fdroid still only has 0.2.3 so I haven’t been able to confirm that myself.


I see there’s an 0.3.0 on github and play store, but fdroid only has 0.2.3. I’d love to get my hands on 0.3.0 so I can like open links and stuff, but I’d prefer not to have to manually install the apk or move over to the play store. Any possibility of keeping fdroid releases up to date?


Ah okay. Looks like it works fine in 0.12 but not with 1.2. I’ll check into the server logs on what might be going on sometime soon


Oh weird. I could’ve sworn I’ve tried in lagrange before but maybe I’m misremembering or something stopped working after I last tried it. Thanks for the report.


I love the creativity engendered by the constraints of the protocol. I can do simple stuff for the web (and do sometimes) but building web services is part of what I do for my day job. So gemini helps me look at things from a different perspective.

Specifically, I’ve been doing some work building and refining GemIF, for interactive fiction, which has been a lot of fun.

Also enjoyed chatting with the community. There’s a lot of characters on the mailing list, but for the most part folks are nice and have interesting things to say.


In the US at least, “libertarian” implies “right libertarian” or “conservative libertarian.”

There are many anarchists on that end of the spectrum (“ancaps” often), but the anarchists you’ll find on this site will most often be - as others have suggested - more closely aligned with socialists.


Gotta get everyone back to work so they can pay off those $6k power bills.


Neat. Lagrange is such a pretty client, though I tend to find myself using Amfora more often.

Though Lagrange is if nothing else a great reminder that text of my capsules aren’t always rendered monospace and I need to make my ascii art in preformatted blocks.


Trying my hardest not the bring the drew-related drama from the mailing list to this thread based on your screenshot.


I like whatever the accepted standard is for the language I’m using at the time.

So for python and ruby we’re talking snake_case variables and PascalCase classes, for javascript camelCase variables and PascalCase constructors, for go camelCase for unexported and PascalCase for exported.

Don’t really see how one might have a personal favorite that they apply to all languages equally.


This is a really great idea! Though I don’t know of any software with these features.

As mentioned below, plume sorta fits the bill but is still early in it’s development and isn’t currently actively maintained. I ran an instance for a few months about 8 months ago and it was a very promising start, so it’s a little sad that it isn’t getting the development love it deserves.

Anyway like I said I don’t know of anything that can really do this out of the box (though I’m sure wordpress can be round-pegged into that square hole). Might be a fun side-project, though. Which, now that my interactive fiction on gemini project has sorta stabilized I am looking for a new side-project. 🤔


I tried this out like 12-18 months ago before deciding to just run my own Mastodon instance. I recall, like poVoq mentioned, having to play with my nginx config a bit to get webfinger junk behaving as expected.

But even after I got to working it was pretty bare-bones and I’m not sure it’s gotten any better since then.


What a fun little denial of service simulator.


I think certainly better sex education and access to contraception is important.

Reproductive legislation probably wouldn’t do too terribly much on any sort of reasonable timeframe given how much pollution is produced by multinational corporations versus individuals and families.

If we’re going to do any sort of sweeping and binding legislation let it be against corporations rather than people.



I started work on a very simple Interactive Fiction engine (think Twine but with way fewer features) that runs as a Gemini server. …


Interesting insights into how Kinesis works under the hood. And an interesting discussion of a failure mode it seems like a company the size and maturity of AWS should have protected against (or at least detected sooner)…


us-dumpsterfire-1 kinesis problems, taking plenty of global services with it

Looks like we were due for our yearly us-east-1 outage that takes a bunch of global services with it, impacting people in other regions. …