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I wonder if there are companies that are a good fit for people who are good at programming but bad at programming alone when it comes to the 95% of the workaday tasks that aren't naturally engaging in their own. So, lots of pair programming and close collaboration of 2+ developers on even fairly small projects. I also wonder if there are any shops that have perfected the art of doing this remotely.

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I think the next release of #mastalab will offer the ability to follow instances.
Currently, I need to set by default cross-account actions but an important part already works.

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mastodon.social/media/N8jGOaGK

mastodon.social/media/FfgvyJs4

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Has #forkoff forked yet? I'm not really interested in their politics but #mastodon really needs a fork. Instead of polishing existing features that have been clunky since they were made, mastodon is continually adding new features. And these features are destined to end up like the existing features, unfinished and not really usable.

And despite talking about new user experience a lot, the feedback from new users (which are pain points for existing users) is ignored. The main UI is complex, columns should flex, why can't I interact with public pages, etc.

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@mayel @aral @deadsuperhero @aaronpk @cwebber @bhaugen totally. We need an ID that we can migrate from service to service. OpenID plus more.

Right now my data is spread. My identity is spread. And frankly I don't own my ID. If I wanted to migrate instances I'm at the mercy of the instance admins.

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look when i first heard "the sharing economy" i thought it meant "a cooperative end to scarcity" so i am extremely disappointed that it just means "worse jobs for worse pay"

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Here’s a survey about the social network #Mastodon. You are invited to take part regardless of your level of involvement or how often you use it or how long you've been here.

goo.gl/forms/SgYhAnqNmaF95qoz1

I don’t work for them, I’m just curious.

#meta #survey

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This company wants you to have a bachelors degree to make memes lmao

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@drixse @jz @deutrino There are several other options but they are all flawed in ways such as usability and limited popularity. Tor messenger is not mobile yet, Matrix is plagued by latency issues and poorly implemented trust systems for encryption, XMPP is just bad for normal everyday people and the clients suck, there is LibreSignal and Chatsecure which are derivative of Signal but have tedious support. Matrix (the main app for it is called Riot) has the most promise as of now.
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I've got SSD taste, but 5200 RPM HD wealth

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Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)

= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.

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@jz

The Better options all require advanced skills to use. Non-technical users deserve privacy too.

* Non-federation means users not giving up at server selector dialog and no one-off hostile servers.

* Phone numbers are mediocre IDs but hard for users to screw up.

* Google prevents third parties (e.g. abusive ex, corrupt local sherrif) from tampering with the apk.

* Funding is funding; the USG funds lots of stuff, some of it good.

Signal is imperfect but the perfect is the enemy of the good.

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I feel like instead of decrying all content recommendation systems as evil spyware, we should work on ethical alternatives.

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@starbreaker @pertho @daycode @h3artbl33d @mulander

The preliminary interplanetary internet designs are based on UUCP.

Seriously.

The trick for me is to time my UUCP book to cut off the next edition of the O'Reilly book. If I do it right, I'm gonna make a fortune!

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There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.