Well… here’s mine: https://hacdias.com/ Pretty sure it will trigger some people, some negatively, some positively 😅
It’s really good and fun to browse. Very personalised. Cannot find anything bad to say about it.
That’s really nice of you! Thank you so much :D I’m really into personalization. I think it’s a great way to show personality!
With all of what’s been happening, decentralized technologies might be getting a new light. I think it’s really hard to settle a line between a platform’s power over what users say and censorship. That’s always questionable and debatable and will always raise questions from all POVs.
I think the decentralized technologies will play a relevant role in the future of the web and the web3: from the need to have more resilient platforms to avoid requiring to trust on a certain platform. A fully decentralized web would perhaps allow for an harder to censor web where all of us play an active role.
Mastadon has this problem where a lot (most?) of the users in the mastadon universe are on mastodon.social, so in a way there is some centralization in this decentralized platform. I can’t help but wonder if things will naturally gravitate towards centralization because there will always be inequalities in quality of service, advertising of federated instances of a service, or just who happens to set the thing up first. XMPP doesn’t seem to have this problem, but possibly because it has been around for ages. I can see this being a much larger problem for new platforms/services just starting out now…
Also, LOL at the links next to the article to share the article on facebook, linkedin, and twitter.
Definitely, and user’s adoption is probably going to always be one of the hardest points of this kind of platforms because usually centralized services work better just as you said. However, I think some kinds of decentralized services might work best if they are used by many people which kind of creates a loop. One of my favorite decentralized social networks is Scuttlebutt which has an interesting concept: at first, you need to know someone or at least know some “pub” to invite you. From there, you start connecting to more and more people and pubs, working like an IRL social network. Unfortunately, the problem’s, once again, is arguably the quality and, above all, user adoption.
This may be the most stupid thing ever but I just don’t use Firefox more because it doesn’t support macOS dark mode natively. There’s a bug on bugzilla opened 2 years ago and still no action was taken. In addition to that, I think Firefox has some unnecessary features. Even Chrome feels cleaner right after installing. Despite all of that, I like Mozilla’s support of the decentralized web and their take on extensions.
What’s missing exactly? The default* theme has automatic dark mode and web pages with the correct CSS work perfectly fine as well.
* sadly, it seems to be the only one. Though it can be modified with userchrome.css
The native UIs (context menu, save, other dialogs) all use the light theme from macOS. It kinda feels out of place, you know? All other applications I use fit well into the operating system but Firefox (https://imgur.com/a/T5WkXbw). I believe it’s just a matter of using the latest SDK and updating a line on the plist file. At least according to what I’ve read.
Oh! I’m suprised to say I’ve never noticed that. Now I guess it’ll irk me until it’s fixed.
Once you see it, you can’t unsee it! 😂
That’s a really nice post 👏 I remember reading somewhere - I believe on WordPress website - the sentence “Code is Poetry” and, even though it is really simple, I felt it was really inspiring at the time.
This is quite an interesting idea. However, there are some editors that will show those characters. I love it though!
Yup switching it notepad++ to ANSI,pasting in terminal or vim usually shows it, other than that it’s invisible in other editors like vscode, atom, edit, windows notepad the usual ones.
Interestingly enough, I don’t hate the trackpad and I actually think the palm rejection algorithm works quite well for me. We most likely have different ways of setting down our hands on the laptop.
I have a 2018 MBP and I would pay to switch to the new keyboard. There’s some keys that don’t work sometimes and I always need to be cleaning the keyboard to make sure nothing breaks. I agree with you about the touch bar though: I can’t find a use for it. Sometimes it’s useful to quickly turn on/off or change the volume but I’m pretty sure that key combos wouldn’t make the experience worse.
I believe macOS has been getting worse and worse with each update. This laptop is quite new but it hangs a lot of times for 1/2 seconds when switching tabs on Chrome, for example. I’m pretty sure the hardware’s great. Unfortunately, the latest OS updates haven’t been the best…
Thanks for the review! It’s hard to find honest reviews like this nowadays.