Since the whole #HackerNarratives blogpost would be unseemly long, I decided to publish the first chapter - on popculture:
"For years, we've been accepting the capitalistic and individualistic narratives on technology, painting an invention as a work of a single, exceptional individual - not years of work of the whole scientific community or a group of engineers."
With newly learned #ruby I started working on Mastodon #rails server. After several days of research I discovered that there is NO automated solution to generate OpenAPI / Swagger documentation for Rails REST endpoints.
The same takes literally `one line` in #django : https://django-rest-swagger.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
Now a 3-points ticket turned into 21.
Seeing how much worse is its automated endpoint support, is there anything that Rails is better than Django at?
Hey @mastohost ! I contributed some code do Mastodon which was just merged to `master`. Do you have any schedule of upgrading your instances? I'd love to see new features live!
Is there any group of Mastodon designers I should run my #mastodondev ideas through? I can see that the Issues on Github aren't that active.
Right now there is no way to tell when an action happened based on the information in the Notifications column. It took me a few days to realize that the date displayed now is the date of the original post, not the action itself. I imagine it is similarly confusing for other newcomers.
The code is ready at https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/9423 . Please comment there.
We could create a mechanism to allow people to import their existing tumblrs on Mastodon. Could work well with mechanisms like https://mastodon.social/gallery/ which transfers #mastoart into a single "stream".
The current issue is that we want to avoid line overflow for longer languages. Do you think that icons + tooltips are readable? Or should we change to text-only?
Do you know any artist / reporter / social researcher who would like to go to #35C3 , but didn't get a ticket?
I have one to sell / trade and I would love to pass it to someone who will help the general population to understand hackers better.
The lib was written for fun years ago and the maintainer handed it to the next person interested in taking care of it.
JS has no standard library to speak of, so every project relies on hundreds of such near-anonymous libs.
Isn't it time to start talking about a consortium-maintained and audited standard lib for JS?
For me the Storybook is one of the most important tools for React, allowing to develop the components and test them against each other without generating fixtures on the backend.
Right now starting to develop Mastodon frontend is... tricky, even with the little docs we have: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/development/development/
What do you think about it?
In terms of hardware, re-use the SoC from the Librem5, since it would already have mainline support, cut out all the cellular stuff, like 4G modem, GPS, Bluetooth etc. to reduce the cost of the finalized PCB and speed up development time significantly.
On the software front, make a minimal Linux-based firmware, capable of booting https://github.com/koreader/koreader as the GUI.
Added a Gitlab Docs issue: https://source.joinmastodon.org/mastodon/docs/issues/8