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In-reply-to » Vote/opinion: which is the preferred or correct render of block quotes - yarnd or the yarn app? Media Media

@darch@neotxt.dk I guess preferred is different than ‘correct’.

My preference is this one:

> Text 1

> I'd expect this quote to be separated
> And for this case
> I'd expect these blocks to be together

But since I moved from Markdown to Gemtext, I always forget how it works.
That said, I don’t generally like splitting the blocks as those are connected on the same idea.

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I found a Foosball with a digital scoreboard.

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In college I wanted to make one of these with electronics and PICs, but it was a bit expensive as a student, so never I finished that.
Later I made one with a tablet and an online ranking system.

I wanted to build one for table tennis, inspired by one I say online which recognizes a RFID chip in your racket 🏓

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In-reply-to » I've started playing with Go today, just understood the basics and still a bit confused about the module and goroutine parts.

@justamoment@twtxt.net I haven’t touched the goroutines yet (I played with these like 10 years ago), but I haven’t found a case where I need these.

About the modules, those were very non-intuitive to me, coming from Python, C#, and JS. I think the official documentation from Go is not clear enough and has no simple examples…
After a few searches, I reached Stack Overflow and blogs with tips for Modules and subdirectories. Now, I can replicate an MVC model with templates.

This project helped a lot: https://github.com/J7mbo/go-subdirectories-with-modules

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In-reply-to » I'm making some training videos, and I'm feeling the pain of taking care of every detail 😅

@justamoment@twtxt.net Well, those are for a private university in México, so won’t be publicly available.

And they told me that the format is gonna be different from what I recorded previously, so next week I’ll have to make new shots. 😅

In fact, I don’t have videos in English, so I guess I’ll have to practice recording a few 🤔

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In-reply-to » I'm working on this PoC to vote on the best time for an international call, showing the multiple timeslots in your local time, and getting numbers on preferences among people. The UI could be vastly improved, but this is what I have so far... I want to see it in action since it's very different to choose between 1, 2, or even 7 days (24 hours each). If you want to help to test it and give some comments send me a reply!

@darch@neotxt.dk I agree! Doodle.com is a great inspiration. Instead of Emojis, using standard symbols like (✓) or , with the standard traffic light colors, could be a better idea.
Thanks for the feedback!

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I’m making some training videos, and I’m feeling the pain of taking care of every detail 😅

Having the right illumination, sound, background, camera…
I hope the outcome is great 😃

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I’m working on this PoC to vote on the best time for an international call, showing the multiple timeslots in your local time, and getting numbers on preferences among people.
The UI could be vastly improved, but this is what I have so far… I want to see it in action since it’s very different to choose between 1, 2, or even 7 days (24 hours each). If you want to help to test it and give some comments send me a reply!

At least I’m learning a lot on the topic…😁

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In-reply-to » Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books

@marado@tilde.pt Well, I can’t agree on that one. It’s a ‘maybe’ since is hard to measure, but IMO we can’t say Zero evidence. There are some numbers showing that artificial scarcity has some impact on sales, and obviously, DRM devs want to sell their services, although they are biased. (I’m playing devil’s advocate here, making both positions to collide to reach a useful compromise)

My position is that DRM helps to prevent piracy among mainstream users, which would decide on renting Apple Music or Spotify vs using hipster alternatives. We as power users will find the best ratio between convenience and control.
https://www.idealog.com/blog/drm-may-not-prevent-piracy-but-it-might-still-protect-sales/

I assume you’ve read this one: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Information_Doesn%27t_Want_to_Be_Free
I like it as my reference on the topic. Doctorow as a creator has skin in the game, so he knows about it and is a good influence on me as a creator as well.

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@marado@twtxt.net yeah, obviously monetary interests shape the products availability and regulations are useful for control those interests. (Although my anarchist friends are not that happy of fighting companies with state power, but that’s another convo)

Recently I watched this video on Apple not replacing Lightning with USB-C, being the main reason licencing fees. And that only changes until EU requires it by law.

I worked for a few industries putting walls on the ecosystem, by design, and I think lack of competence makes it even harder. Mainly for B2C.

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In-reply-to » Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books

@mckinley@twtxt.net I don’t disagree… It’s like the difference on owning a house vs renting, and basically renting anything where you can get kicked out almost in any moment. it depends on the contract you are signing.

That said, you can own DRM-free content, being hosted in a marketplace, or saved on your devices.

DRM is a long topic for a twt, but as a creator I don’t want my content to be pirated that much, at least not being extremely easy to pirate making the people prefer one click for a free download vs paying, let’s say, 2 dollars.

I don’t know about the marketplaces you mentioned, only GOG and Humble Bundle for games, and some others for games. I’ll take a look, that’s for sharing!

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In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net hmmm… After programmed obsolescence, limiting the lifespan of the products you buy, now with Subscription paywalls you get limits during the lifetime of your product.

So basically you are buying a restricted product, and most people can’t do anything due to a lack of options at reasonable prices… What can be done?

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In-reply-to » Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books

@marado@tilde.pt I don’t agree completely with the concept of wearing out (like audio CDs vs LP or audio cassettes) degrading quality over time.

But in terms of accessibility, I fully agree. Now I can’t play either CDs or LPs since I don’t have a player. I’m using digital media like YouTube/Spotify for my old music. But I also have SD with music from 20 years ago…

Basically, I like both media.

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In-reply-to » An only 50% joking idea: an SMS gateway to post twts/yarns

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci I received and sent tweets by SMS, I guess in 2008 or so…

Today, here, SMS are practically dead, only used for 2FA and marketing (both use cases wrong IMO)

Even when they are free, no one uses them, I think due to the lack of images and attachments in general.

I vaguely recall a project of Internet of Things sending control commands by SMS but I think they moved to AM radio frequency being cheaper and more reliable. Interesting question of how SMS are used nowadays…

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In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

@prologic@twtxt.net I see the opposite here, copying and pasting lazily instead of creating reusable code.

I mean, having a dependency to know if a number is odd or even is excessive https://www.npmjs.com/package/is-odd-or-even

But at the same time if your language or runtime gives you these quick snippets is usually better that your own code, due to those “things you didn’t know you don’t know”. That’s why I have mixed feelings on copying and paste vs using a dependency vs reimplementing it yourself.

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In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

@prologic@twtxt.net hmm… I have mixed feelings… Like reinventing the wheel to learn vs using an already round one…

It’s a hard conversation, and as with education it depends on your context and ideology but you can and should ‘force’ it in your organization

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Holiday here (Revolution day) and a good time to cleanup the house, put up the Christmas tree 🎄, and not working that much…

How is your Monday going?

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