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OK, so in modern, sensible development platforms you have a means to specify dependencies and install them.

From what I’ve seen, the world of Linux/C/Vala development currently doesn’t have such a thing. Folks list their dependencies in readme files and you’re supposed to install them one by one, e.g., using apt. (Please someone correct me if I’m wrong, as I’d LOVE to be wrong on this.)

So, question, before I shave yet another yak: do any dependency management systems exist for this?

There's an alternative version of Mastodon called "Mastodon Glitch Edition" (aka "glitch-soc" or just "Glitch"). Glitch is totally compatible with normal Mastodon, but adds experimental new features.

For example, Glitch instances let the admin alter the character limit, allow local posting, text formatting and lots of other stuff.

Many features in Glitch have eventually made their way into normal Mastodon after proving themselves stable and useful.

You can find out more at:

glitch-soc.github.io/docs/

If you run your own Mastodon instance you can switch to Glitch, and switch back again if you don't like it.

(You may be wondering how this post is so long? It's because FediTips is on an instance that uses Glitch, and the instance character limit has been extended to 1000.)

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon #Glitch #GlitchSoc

“Came to a bar to have a nice beer, like any reasonable person would on a Friday. The waitress asked me to order through a QR code which would take my order only if I have a Gmail account. I left and found another bar because: I don’t want to have a beer through my Gmail. Jesus fucking Christ.” – Vjosa Musliu

Please don't come to Hawaii right now. We Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders are disproportionately getting sick & dying as our hospitals overflow, and gov is just building more morgues. Don't participate in ongoing genocide.

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I am setting up a new @peertube instance for myself. Was wondering if there are sensible code of conducts, terms etc someone has that they don't mind sharing with me so I can use on my site? Many thanks for all help with this all. #peertube

If you want any legitimacy in privacy whatsoever you must have ZERO tolerance for privacy-washers.

Do not associate with them. Do not be funded by them. Do not legitimise them in any way.

@aral
That's why I became a Data Protection Officer myself and hope to make an impact. But still, day by day, I feel useless and unappreciated and nobody ever said "thank you, Thomas". The "dark side" did a great job as usual.

Heads up for the fediverse folks (part II): also take note of the people behind the Facebook-funded Future of Privacy Forum:

twitter.com/aral/status/143661

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Heads up for the fediverse folks: Future of Privacy Forum is a privacy-washing operation funded by Facebook.

mobile.twitter.com/aral/status

Do not trust on privacy. Do not legitimise.

The problem isn’t Google and Facebook: there will be asshole corporations that exist to fleece you for every fibre of your being for as long as we allow them to exist. The problem is that the people and institutions that should be protecting your rights are not doing their jobs: either because they’re clueless and inept or corrupt – paid by those very same corporations or full of folks hoping one day to work there (see lobbying, revolving doors, public-private partnerships, etc.)

@aral When I worked at G****e in 2012-2013, what I saw was developers drinking coffee from a $15000 coffee machine while the people who worked in the cafeteria hustled all day and struggled to pay rent. It was disgusting. Classic have and have-not.

GNOME Software 41 has Context Tiles showing the security risks of installing certain applications - that's a great addition: blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2021/ #linux #desktop #gnome #application #contexttiles

@aral You're going to like this one: all of the 5 "third party" "privacy" and consumer groups facebook consulted to validate their camera glasses are funded by... facebook! mobile.twitter.com/RMac18/stat

Revealed: Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers across dozens of countries

inkl.com/a/XMZEdRCYwaY

Trust them with every intimate detail of your lives; they’re good people.

A single Bitcoin transaction consumes more electricity than the average American household does in two months. digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energ

“I will herein refer to Ray-Ban Stories as “Facebook glasses,” … The words “Facebook” and “glasses” are making the hair on the back of your neck stand up, right? The phrase “secret spy camera glasses” is making your heart race. The phrase “and it’s made by FACEBOOK!” makes you emit a blood-curdling scream. Knowing that Facebook is discussing building facial recognition into these things curdles the stomach.”

buzzfeednews.com/article/katie

Can we please outlaw these in the EU?

Aren't you tired from writing your Rust programs in English? Would you like to try something different, exotic and funny? Do you like saying "merde" a lot?

Here's my contribution to solve this problem: Rouille, a French Rust programming language.

github.com/bnjbvr/rouille

@aral We should call them by the name of our politicians who refuses to waive the patents. Can't wait to catch the Bojo variant or the Macron variant.

@gert @aral Is it okay now to call Twitter a "proprietary and centralised alternative to Mastodon" ?

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