At the end of the day Google is becoming so dominant on the web that they practically *are* the web, so you either use Google products or you avoid touching a computer. I can't quit Google entirely (Chrome DevTools, GMaps, YouTube are the big ones for me).
How do you deal with something that builds amazing products but also does it in kind of a sleazy way? And maybe is becoming way too powerful? I suppose you become a tech vegan sneaking occasional bites of cheese pizza. https://nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tech-veganism/
@sixohsix aawwwww I was all excited to come up with something, but I personally can't stand anise in anything, so I wouldn't be able to evaluate whether it was any good.
@faethverity Can I venture to suggest that thinking on it and feeling through it are valuable in their own right, even if you don't act on it?
IT DOESN’T NEED AMP. It’s entirely static, is as fast as or faster than AMP sites, and is served from a fast global CDN with aggressive caching.
I’m INCREDIBLY tired of Google abusing their position as the global search monopoly to push their tech on sites or fear being demoted.
I launched a new blog this week. It's stupidly fast, uses zero external JS or CSS resources, is responsive, and supports modern features many sites don’t like dark style support. But Google just emailed me saying they might deprioritize it on Google because it doesn’t use AMP.
@elplatt what the Hell coast to coast flight takes eight hours!?
(Also, interesting historical note, "flyover country" was coined by a Michigander living in Montana to self-describe. "I recall being annoyed that the places I loved in America were places that air travel allowed you to avoid.)
I hear good things about Learn Python the Hard Way, but no first hand experience with it. I would also recommend having people eager and willing to talk through problems and best practices (because I'm always that person).
I also like Audrey and Daniel Greenfield's stuff, but don't know if they have a general Python intro. Mostly Django specific.
@john Glad you like it!
I have some backburner ideas for additions, in keeping with humane and privacy-first principles, but right now I'm slammed with paid work, which has its upsides and downsides!
@john Thanks for the request! Unfortunately, I'm using the icons from FontAwesome, and they don't have Pleroma, yet.
(Managing the design and licensing issues around variant-designs of all the icons would be too much for me, but if you can get them to add Pleroma, I'll add it right away!)
@clinkingdog I don't multiple monitor much, but when I do, every OS I've ever used has been terrible at it, so I don't know what user experience you're hoping for, but I haven't found it.
@InvaderXan Maitake is also sublimely, face-meltingly delicious. Like "fuck why can't I afford that every day and live and die in luxury" delicious.
@baldur I hadn't understood how addictive Twitter was until I stopped using it and used Mastodon instead; the contrast was palpable. I realized that there was no corporate interest invested in manipulating my attention here.
Transition, age, why now
What I need someone to tell me, so I tell myself. Maybe you need to hear it too:
You didn't transition late. You didn't transition early. You transitioned when some combination of necessary conditions were met for you to transition. There may have been other conditions which would have allowed you to transition at other times, perhaps sooner, perhaps later but these were the ones that did. And you're here now.
@elplatt That splinched my head.
Transneptodon is a community for people who like stories, games, games about stories, stories about games, probably also computers, cooking, language, and definitely social justice!