"Mechanical computer run by marbles"
I did not bring up Mozilla Google funding, but I'm happy to do so if there's a next time. I did criticize #Mozfest for the trackers in the Guidebook app (see "The Elephant In The Room" slide).
I very much appreciate you keeping honesty in the privacy discussion. I try to do that too.
I can assure you I don't hold back in regard to Google surveillance, in this presentation or others :) One of the slides has the @exodus stats showing Google services as the most pervasive trackers, followed by Facebook, and I recommend @fdroidorg over Google Play. etc. etc.
Also, thank you all for your feedback on macOS pricing. It does sound like there is very little difference on Mac between €1.99 and €4.99 so I think we’re going to set the price back to the latter and see how it goes. The difference may be small individually but it does really make a difference in our ability to pay the rent :)
New blocking rules! On 3rd November 2018, Laura fixed seven broken sites, blocked four blocker blockers, and blocked twenty-six new trackers.
To get the new rules, open the app on iOS, or choose ‘Update rules’ from the menu on macOS.
I totally understand your position. I also told myself that this involvement with the Decentralized devroom was my last attempt at bringing back politics to free software. I already spent a lot of energy doing it, and if there's no way to make technicians realize the situation and understand their power and responsibility, then so be it, I have other things to do in my life than fighting lost battles.
Coming soon… @better 2018.2 :)
Also wondering if we should set the price of the Mac app back to €4.99. The alternate Tier 1 (lowest) pricing we set it to with the new design has it at €1.99. I’m wondering if the difference actually affects anyone’s decision to get it on Mac (because while the difference in pricing isn’t much on its own, it makes a big difference to what we make and thus our ability to keep working on it).
Also: 2018.2 is just around the corner for both iOS and macOS apps. In code freeze.
See me in a Dutch documentary on precarious work (“the gig economy“) tomorrow on VPRO Tegenlicht. Airs at 21:05:
@garbados Theoretically we could just use NPM solely with individually-hosted git repos and git versioning. Beyond linking to other people’s repos, encouraging a culture of forking and only using your own forks would make the system less fragile (this is what I try to do in my projects). The NPM tool supports decentralised use via git. The problem seems to be overcoming the convenience of centralised package hosting. Not sure how a p2p protocol like DAT would fix that particular issue.
One (where Settings were not being saved) was actually not a bug with the app but an issue with the OS when uninstalling/reinstalling apps during development that you can workaround by rebooting or restarting the preferences daemon (killall -SIGTERM cfprefsd).
The other was the NSScrollView of an NSTextView not setting its contentInsets properly. Workaround was to set them on the Clip View inside it instead.