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**ActivityPub Conf 2020**
Using federated instances as discussion communities -
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Pixelcat is a beautiful and fast Android client for the fediverse. It focuses on images and is primarily intended to be used with @pixelfed but it works with @Mastodon and #Pleroma as well (everything that speaks Mastodon api).
#Pixelcat is free and open source (GPLv3). https://github.com/pixelcatapp/Pixelcat
Great news: #Pinephone by @thepine64 will be shipped with @ManjaroLinuxARM next. Two variants will be available:
* Regular - 2GB RAM/ 16GB eMMC
* Convergence Package - 3GB RAM/ 32GB eMMC bundled with a USB-C dock.
Pre-oders open mid September. https://forum.manjaro.org/t/18369
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/status/1300367117527773184
Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.
this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?
This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.
Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.
@asonix Thank you for your rust's crates for actix. I'm currently using the crate for forms and the AP one.
" How we migrated Dropbox from Nginx to Envoy" - Dropbox https://dropbox.tech/infrastructure/how-we-migrated-dropbox-from-nginx-to-envoy
An interesting read on cryptography http://loup-vaillant.fr/articles/crypto-is-not-magic
Rimac is one of those places where I want to work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjUoU3-TzEw To me it seems crazy what they do
@admin Hi! I'm noticing some slow-downs when posting and uploading media. Yesterday it was worse than today. I've checked the status page but the report is only for uptime. Might be an issue in some queues in the server?
The other day I foudn this video about c++ and also this comic https://twitter.com/shafikyaghmour/status/1246586278243532806 (sorry for linking twitter but is the best way to embed it)
Happy #WorldEmojiDay – apparently a thing because most emoji fonts show July 17th as "calendar" 📅. To celebrate, I'm reminding everyone that I built my own danged emoji picker: https://www.npmjs.com/package/emoji-picker-element
Mastodon -> Pleroma
I know I already bring this up before, but here I ask again: would be an issue for you guys to migrate from Mastodon to Pleroma?
Mastodon is really heavy, has a complex structure (3 different mastodon services, 1 postgresql, 1 redis) and somehow "castrated" by default, forcing #functionalcafe to switch to a fork of it (glitch-soc, which works but of course have a "use at your own risk" disclaim) and sometimes it's a real PITA to update.
Actually, #functionalcafe has 463 users registered, but only about 15-20% of them are active.
Now, an eventual migration to Pleroma will take some times, probably a day but you will keep your toots and your followers.
I'm going to make another poll on another toot for this decision, but I really hope to make the switch. It will means less maintenance, less downtime, less issues thanks to a minor complexity...
Let me know your thoughts.
Riot is now Element https://element.io/blog/welcome-to-element/
"Why TikTok is Winning (And Why That Matters)" https://youtu.be/Ii5kTNnyRRc