I actually missed the article being published in the ft:pedia, but now it's also on my blog with a more explanation about what fischertechnik is doing in the smart home space: https://humanoids.be/log/2019/03/sustainable-smart-home-with-the-txt/ #iot
I just used Android Beam for the first time (noe that it's dying?) and it's great. I think its main issue is that it only works between Android phones. Imagine being able to tap your laptop to transfer photos. Or more importantly your parents being able to transfer photos from their phone by touching their laptop. Most importantly transmitting without any involvement of any cloud service.
As a more positive outlook, I hope browsers end up using compositor provided PiP features. Not only will that lead to a more consistent PiP experience for the user, it also avoids having to invent your own PiP system (Firefox's lacks screen snapping, for example).
Another big hope of mine is that #Mozilla will see the PiP web API as a discoverability enhancement of their pip feature and not a competitor.
I really don't like how dismissive this is on using existing systems and solutions. It feels a bit like in the early days of web notifications where browsers wouldn't use system notification systems because they were missing a feature or two. In the end it helped notification systems, but some of it was also just pure arrogance from browsers.
"How we built Picture-in-Picture in Firefox Desktop with more control over video"
https://media.ccc.de/v/36c3-10795-ngi_zero_a_treasure_trove_of_it_innovation drops a bunch of interesting federated projects. Especially ones solving issues I've talked about on here before. Namely xwiki adding activitypub to their wiki software (https://nlnet.nl/project/WikiActivityPub/) and Forgefed trying to expand activitypub to work for source code collaboration (https://forgefed.peers.community/ and @forgefed )
The "subito" self-service cash registers at Migros Bahnhof Bern have exposed USB ports. #nomaliciousthoughts
The 2019 Matrix Holiday Special is here!! Our very own festive attempt to review everything that happened in 2019 while looking forward into the mists of 2020. Thanks all supporting Matrix through a crazy year - here’s to the next decade! https://matrix.org/blog/2019/12/24/the-2019-matrix-holiday-update/
For a fun view into contemporary web standards making, walk backwards up this thread.
Or call toll-free:
@bz_moz @BrendanEich @tomayac @yoavweiss @chrishtr @DanielBratell @slightlylate I look forward to seeing Mozilla’s comments and this may affect Apple’s viewpoint.
I'm super stoked about Mozilla announcing they are going to use @matrix as their open real-time communication platform starting next year. https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/synchronous-messaging-at-mozilla-the-decision/50620
I wasn't aware of https://wiki.gnupg.org/WKD - that's very cool!
Not only should we federate more things (my gotos here are wikis, code hosting with issue tracking etc. but there's also things like collaborative todo lists) but also try to get interop between different federation standards. I don't think it's reasonable to expect federation between every matrix usage to activitypub. But some sure could. And the other way around should work for sure
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