i love meeting new crows.
they've heard the stories about me, who leaves peanuts and never harms a crow, and so they swoop down to the ground thinking they know the deal. breadlady gives peanuts when she sees you, right?
and then she SEES YOU and you're a tiny black bird only so much larger than this giant's hand, and its eyes are TRACKING YOU, its TEETH are SHOWING. the crow thinks OH MY GOD, AM I GOING TO DIE
so they back off to about thirteen feet and i toss them a peanut
but this goes for all sorts of software, too. making it safe and easy for users to own their own data without becoming a sysadmin is crucial to advancing matters like user privacy and respectful data management.
but right now i’m just writing a diary.
i believe this replication story is very good for federated software. systems like mastodon don’t have good backup or export options for users, in part because there isn’t a standard export format that would make sense to provide to users. hell, facebook exports your data as static web pages.
but i’m not just talking backups. imagine a multi-instance masto client that centers your data in the browser, making it faster, more stable, and available offline. plus, encrypted backups!
why i am i writing a diary? well,
i want to demonstrate an app that treats the user’s device as the authoritative source of the user’s data, while providing a self-hosted encrypted backup option for generic app data — which in this case is provided through couchdb. basically you can replicate your data to a backup service without that service knowing anything about your data :D
a slice of privacy; a piece of mind.
testing for the frontend is instrumented and everything, i just haven’t bothered to test anything because the app architecture is still rapidly evolving. nobody ever tests frontend code which is fucking mind-boggling, so i insisted i do it this time.
i am using preact which is like this fucking weird barnacle on the react ecosystem. it’s syntactically similar, and usually compatible with stuff, but nobody tests for preact compat so sometimes i have to downgrade to make stuff work. if this sucks long enough i’ll just use vue for my next project
so i know i was hyped about the test suite but then i got lost writing app code and none of that has tests, lol. lmao actually
it feels so good to debug my shitty code ahead of time
re-upping this fundraiser for my comrade C to get a car to keep doing mutual aid and solidarity work!
thank you so much
@garbados Crowley’s stories about about turning invisible make more sense when you realize he was just so good at dissociating out of the situation that the other people in the room forgot he was there.
astral projecting my consciousness out of an awkward situation
have you ever wanted to just wear a sheet at all times, for all occasions? i got you buddy
demoware given life and also anxiety [camp edition]
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.