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I've created the initial spec for a new federated protocol: fmrl. fmrl is status messages, and status messages only.

Check it out and feel free to make suggestions or develop some beta software!

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If you'd like to help continue Amfora (and gemget, md2gemini) development, feel free to donate! PRs also accepted 😁

Wordle: the newspaper crossword for zoomers

Midnight wordle players are ruining the Zen of Wordle!!!!!1!

When you click a link to from HN, it just redirects you to a rick roll and... won't stop. Even in a new tab, with no referrer from HN. Apparently clearing cookies will fix it, but tildeverse doesn't show up in my list of cookies. So I'm stuck with it I guess.

Redirecting based on HN referrer is one thing, but this is just childish and annoying.

Today I am worrying too much about performance. Better to write slow code the first time than never at all.

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On Wordle:

> Why only one play per day? You have the user’s attention and if they want to engage further they have to wait an arbitrary time (depending on how close it is to the following day), and during that break any manner of things will occur that may distract the user into forgetting to ever come back.

This is your brain on user engagement metrics

Well Cabinet Man is cutting in and out even with the SBC codec so I probably shouldn't go higher lol

Hate not having a dedicated Bluetooth chip. Or just inadequate drivers? Not sure

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So does the the Bluetooth codec actually make a difference for music listening?

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what if we had a world where Project Gutenberg was better,
and we had a search feature in our operating systems which was as good as a linux package manager, where we just "installed" a book

and as a result, all of us maybe better recognised the value of maintaining organisations that make sure we can access things such as self-contained books over the decades, without everyone /individually/ worrying so much about who will host or print every individual published thing and how


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The Wordle guy is such a king. No ads, no links, no accounts, no apps, no dark patterns, limited game time. Wow.

A simple and interesting take on a todo/reminder application.

No code to be found, but obviously pretty easy to do yourself. I wonder how effective it is.

Digital spaces designed to emulate physical spaces

An example of this is for video chat. Would be cool to see this applied to more areas! It wouldn't be "small" resource wise, or as efficient to use, but it would probably be healthier and feel a lot better as compared to modern social media and the web.

fmrl is a protocol for status messages. Come join us on IRC if you'd like to develop software for it or suggest things!

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Had a lot of fun today hacking on a silly little Rust program with some folks at my job. It’s an implementation of a multi-user kanban board meant to help with “lean coffee” discussions.

It’s implemented as an “SSH app”: you put it behind an sshd that lets anyone log in but force them into the application instead of the shell.

All state is on the file system with no database involved. Just plonk the code in a container/jail/what have you and it will work fine.

Hoping to open source it soon!

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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

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the NPM thing today is an interesting example of just about every actor being wrong at once

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