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I have just released Hometown v1.0.5+3.4.0! This release adds no new features, it simply brings Hometown up to date with Mastodon v3.4.0.

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool gath.io

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon: patreon.com/posts/organizing-o

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I finished my stint as a Mozilla Fellow and now I'm relaunching my Patreon with a focus on, well, fixing social media.

This means I'm going to continue my concerted work trying to make the fediverse a better place, in the form of best practice guides for running instances, external advocacy, and technical tutorials and training so that more people can contribute software to the fediverse at large.

You can read a partial summary of my work so far at my new Patreon page!

patreon.com/tinysubversions

reading: Clever vs Insightful Code 

Almost every interesting generator requires some insight to come up with. That’s a big barrier to people just starting out with [Property based Testing], which hurts adoption.

https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/cleverness/

what an… insightful aside by Hillel Wayne.

i did find property based testing really painful to get into, didn't realise the pain came from having to think

work, jira 

that feeling of pressure when your jira tickets are normally in the 4-digit range and you are assigned a feature ticket with 2 digits

Looks useful, especially for reading technical PDF documents (where you need to do a long of referencing and jumping around). On HN, the developer promises MacOS and Linux versions soon.

"Sioyek is a PDF viewer designed for reading research papers and technical books "

https://sioyek.info/

Via Hacker News [ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27893303 ]. For Windows at the moment.

#Software #Documents #Research #PDF #Reading

RFC 8984: JSCalendar: A JSON Representation of Calendar Data

Beaucoup d'applications gèrent des agendas, avec des réunions à ne pas oublier, des évènements récurrents, des rendez-vous précis. Le format traditionnel d'échange de ces applications est #iCalendar/#jCal. Ce #RFC propose une syntaxe #JSON mais, surtout, un modèle de données très différent, #JSCalendar. (Et, non, #Mobilizon ne semble pas le gérer encoe.)

https://www.bortzmeyer.org/8984.html

S06E12: Manic Pixie Nightmare Dinosaur

Johnny Joestar min-maxed his character sheet and put all his knowledge points in "horse". Araki can still only draw three faces, one of which is Britney Spears (not a criticism!). Diego Brando slowly turns into both a dinosaur and also the worst possible plus-one to a Tinder hook-up. Eliz and Courtney remain unapologetic Dio stans. Johnny's stand looks different now when he uses it and so of course we have to Explain that. Gyro is growing and developing as a character, which we can see by how he wads Johnny up into a tiny ball. And hope you weren't too attached to that dead bear because it's a dinosaur now.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Explainer

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure! Either you love it, or you've never seen it. But what exactly is JoJo? Why is everyone talking about it? Why is it so great? Whether this is your first foray into Hirohiko Araki's decades-spanning masterpiece, or you're a seasoned JoJo Opinion Haver looking for more of your kind, JoJo's Bizarre Explainer is here for you! Hosted by Elizabeth Simins, Courtney Stanton, and Darius Kazemi, this podcast will tease out the running motifs, fascinating weirdnesses, occasional dog deaths, and ineffable charm of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure—anime-episode by anime-episode, with stops along the way for the manga, the videogames, and whatever else we can get our hands on. Join us as we attempt to do the impossible: Explain JoJo!

explainjojo.com

@explainjojo

@explainjojo@crazynoisybizarre.town

Here’s where to find the gang on the internet!

Eliz:

eliz.abeth.net

@elizsimins

Courtney:

superopinionated.com

@courtney@friend.camp

Darius:

tinysubversions.com

@tinysubversions

@darius@friend.camp

https://explainjojo.com/episodes/s06e12.mp3

New idle fantasy: being the camp cook for a bunch of rebel fighters

atlasobscura.com/articles/what (cw for food stuff at the link)

dudes who talk about Tame Impala are returning to the bars

Nature is healing

"npm audit: Broken by Design" by Dan Abramov https://overreacted.io/npm-audit-broken-by-design/

I'm so glad someone finally said this. The current situation is a huge mess.

Narrabase
Narrative + Database
https://www.narrabase.net/

"To read Uncle Roger, a narrabase or narrative database about the microelectronics industry in Silicon Valley, the reader searches for narrative information in three separate files which disclose the story. Each file is a pool of information into which the reader plunges repeatedly, emerging with a cumulative and individualized picture. Thus the narrabase form uses a computer database as a way to build up levels of meaning and to show many aspects of the story and characters, rather than as a means of providing alternative plot turns and endings."
"From Narrabase to Hyperfiction: Uncle Roger" by Judy Malloy 1991

new type of guy: watches asmr videos at 2x speed

A person 🤝 jimi
being able to experience pleasure

Holy Moly, the way https://gath.io seamlessly creates a new mastodon account for your event that all your invitees can follow is extremely cool. @darius , believe you had a hand in this? I am using it for the first time and very impressed so far

the university of milan has released over four hundred meows for non-commercial and research purposes zenodo.org/record/4008297 (via data-is-plural.com/)

LOL, looks like I'm getting some new followers due to twitter making terrible UX changes again.
Welcome! In case they're interesting, here are two of my ongoing mastodon-exclusive threads:
No Man's Sky visual travelogue, going since summer 2018: https://mastodon.social/@jplebreton/100920861813591323
My trip through Doomworld's 100 Most Memorable Maps, currently paused at #65: https://mastodon.social/@jplebreton/104765559869626072

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

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