Aral Balkan @aral

Web+ on a phone

Just like on my Macbook, I have a full copy of my source under git. I'm running Hugo and a Node.js-based rsync watcher. It's offline-first and I have both local offline live reload and streaming updates when online in live mode.

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@aral You have a typo in the "It's a great time..." section, the Purism link was closed with a `]` instead of a `)`, so the markdown leaked through. :)

@algernon @aral Thanks :) Ivan told me about it also; should be fixed now :)

@aral How is termux with the miracast mirroring?

I have a dex which can connect my note 8 to an external monitor, but I had to use a questionable app to rebuild the termux package to support resizing the window.

@_tj @aral It's not silky smooth; there's a definite lag.

@aral You forgot the dat-link (not that I have beaker browser open, but, uh, what was I trying to say?)

@BartG95 @aral Noticed that. Old habits die hard, I guess. Will send another update soon :)

@aral You may want to look into BitWarden for syncing passwords. I use it with LineageOS on an old Nexus 5 as well. I self-host the sync backend using: It's been pretty great (I also used to use 1Password in my Mac days)

@aral Hey Aral, now you've been playing with Dat, is there any way to use Dat from a standard browser?

I mean: is there any library I can use in my WebApps to deal with Dat addresses and downloading Dat files from the browser?

@ekaitz_zarraga @aral There's half-baked work on WebRTC. It was abandoned as it doesn't perform well. Still might be worth looking into. Also see Jim Pick's Shopping List app for a different approach.

@aral Thanks mate, I'll take a look.
I think IPFS works better on that regard but I don't really like the "permanent web" idea.

I have to dig more.

@aral @ekaitz_zarraga Didn't know that. It would explain why they seem to have so many developers.

@aral Yeah, I know but I don't really care about that if the software is free software.

Most of the things in this world are made by corporations or VCs. I'm not into that for myself, but if I were really strict about that I'd never use anything.

IPFS is interesting, it works fine and it's free software. It's ok for me. What I don't like is Protocol Labs, but the technology itself is fair IMO.

Get what I mean?

@aral you've inspired me (and described in excellent detail) and im going to set up a web+ site over the weekend. being able to edit from your phone is amazing!

@0x3F @aral w00t! Let me know how you get on :)

@aral I highly recommend spacemacs as a macro package for emacs, it is made with discoverability in mind and it shows you how you can continue with your keypresses. And Emacs itself is really well documented if you know where to look, that's what made it hard before I discovered spacemacs. :)

As for suspend/resume, I use emacs --daemon

And for split-windows inside emacs in addition to tmux, try C-x (0=close, 1=single-window, 2=split-horiz, 3=split-vert, 5=prefix for "emacs frames" commands).

@aral I've been trying to get mastodon.el working ;)

Example for discoverability, after pressing C-x I get this:

This is pure awesomeness. Added your blog's RSS to my reader (Nextcloud + nextcloud rss app + android nextcloud rss app:D, to add to plethora of cool stuff:)

@kokan @aral Hah, thanks! Baby steps… excited to see where it all leads :)

@aral and if you really really want a generic, small and efficient file system watcher that you can easily hook into any shell script (rsync, replace nodemon etc.):