I have been a bad open source maintainer. It's not one of my usual hats, but now that I have it I will endeavor to be better at wearing it.
I'll get some docs together tomorrow around a code of conduct for the project and contributor guidelines and such.
If you are a brutaldon user and/or a python programmer who would like to see some changes in brutaldon, swing on by!
Forgot to toot my over-long exposé on how browser competition on mobile has been systematically undermined:
I get the sense that some Apple employees have *actually* bought the idea that it's healthy for the web to prevent all engine competition on iOS. Amazing.
Not that it matters, but I've always thought the local timeline is a useful concept. It probably makes more sense for a small, purpose built community instance of some kind with a common theme or purpose. I'd imagine it's useless for mastodon.social or the like.
I never understood the purpose of exposing people to the federation hose, and it seems like that has too many downsides.
Year 3 of my bonsai tree. https://www.flickr.com/photos/isagalaev/51347683932/
Keep forgetting I can just introduce myself as owl instead of elf. Nobody needs to know my legal name.
To those upset about some design decisions in the iOS app: Nobody’s forcing you to use the iOS app. I’m fully aware that it takes a different turn from all other existing apps in some aspects, and that’s the point. If it makes the fediverse larger by retaining more new users, then I’ve succeeded and everyone benefits. If not, nobody except me loses.
The utter incompetence & uselessness of my university in responding to the pandemic is driving me to rage. What a tepid bunch of time-wasting bureaucrats.