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Cake day: May 15, 2019

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Hmmm, so how does that work with federating with instances with different moderation policies, especially around banning? I’m thinking about setting up an instance to have a home for Reddit’s /r/moderatepolitics in the Fediverse. We would presumably want to federate with lemmy.ml, but it’s unclear to me whether we would get a chilly reception given the more lefty inclination of the Lemmy community.


I do! I mainly use it to commute in non-COVID times and do errands, with the occasional bit of fun. I live on a hill and have knee problems, so the electric drive enables me to tackle trips that would leave my knees aching for days otherwise. Good luck with yours!


This has been getting better with Flatpak, at least for GUI applications that have been packaged on Flathub. You can get a stable base system with full upgrades every so often, then get quick upgrades to the Flatpak software. However, that leaves behind CLI applications and unpackaged applications so it’s not a full solution yet.


I’ve never used Snapcraft, but I’m not sure where the criticism of Flatpak is coming from. If you don’t want to upgrade, then don’t. If you want to customize a particular package, all Flathub packages are available on Github and can be pushed to a custom repository. In terms of user control, it’s no worse nor better than the Linux packages that have been ubiquitous for a long time.


I ran into a lot of trouble with Nix and one package, Apache Directory Studio. In the end it was easier to just make a flatpak.


And GMO crops can mean less land used to produce the same amount of food, leaving land that would have been fields as wilderness instead.


I like type hints, but they can be more trouble than they’re worth to get right when working with a lot of libraries. Take a Django project. When using class-based views, I have to track down the correct types, which are often undocumented. Some types are also impossible to express or clumsy, like JSON or its generics support.