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Joined 3Y ago
Cake day: Jun 26, 2020


(…) bit of a pity that Mastodon is dominating the AP space and basically just copies Twitter.

And what’s wrong with Mastodon imitating Twitter? In fact, it’s a good thing. Do you know how many designers Twitter has working hard to make it attractive to users? Mastodon can take inspiration from Twitter and avoid so much design work so they can focus on code. Besides, you don’t have to mimic all the features, just take inspiration and eliminate obscure patterns and negative features like stories. This way, newcomers will not feel so confused. If they don’t get inspiration of those famous services, it eventually happens to them like gnusocial and they become inaccessible atrocities for the average user.

In my opinion, I think anyone who would like to start developing open source software should take a look at this site: https://opensourcedesign.net/resources/

It has very interesting resources and could help to promote open source software :')

Vivaldi’s adblocker lacks cosmetic filtering aka element blocking. Advanced features like JavaScript blocking, web logger, are not available in the browser’s built-in blocker. And some websites detect their native adblocker, and prevents you from accessing the website without disabling the feature. Not a good implementation IMO. Also, it’s written on C++ (a memory unsafe language).

Your beloved Vivaldi blocks absolutely nothing with its adblocker by default. It’s one of the worst browsers to protect the user’s privacy. I admire Vivaldi for being against cryptocurrencies and for their alliances with products that are private and trustworthy, but your fanaticism disgusts me.

And I find it very hypocritical of you to blame Mozilla for including 1 tracker on their website, when Vivaldi is proprietary software and they include a whitelist for their weak adblocker to satisfy their partners. Also, their UI is written in Node.js, that’s what makes it so slow compared to Brave and Firefox.

If you use Firefox when you visit Mozilla’s website, you don’t get Google Analytics tho.

I don’t want to sound rude, but what use are you going to give to this project? Is it supposed to be for users with older web browsers or for users with JavaScript disabled?

Something like Hexbear’s emoji selector would be nice IMO.

Interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing how it performs in the real world against programming languages like Rust.

A popularity contest is based on competition and can be exclusionary. In this case, it’s not about saying “which user is better than X user”, it’s only about thanking them for their contribution (at least that’s how I have interpreted it).

I personally don’t see it as a popularity contest. I see it more as an opportunity to show appreciation to other users of this community.

In your comments you show that you know a lot about free software, programming languages and the Fediverse in general (I have learned a lot here thanks to people like you) and you seem like a friendly person :D

You usually make very interesting comments about open source software, you are very friendly with the community, and you contribute a lot to Lemmy. So yeah, imo you deserve it :)

These are for me the most interesting users to read about (among others, I mean I would put more, but the list would be too long!)

This is useful, I will try it on my computer. Thanks!

Is a free and open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. https://wikiless.org/wiki/GNOME?lang=en

This is the announcement: https://www.hexbear.net/post/159221

And yes, Lemmy’s developers want to integrate emojis too (check this tag for more info)

Microsoft is Finally Ditching Electron
*The senior vice president of Microsoft Teams announced that Teams would be moving to their own Edge Webview2 Rendering Engine ditching Electron for seeking performance gains. It is marketed that Teams would consume 2x less memory as a result of the transition. It would be called Teams 2.0 and might ship with Windows 11 in late 2022.*

Firefox has better performance and RAM usage if you disable accessibility services!
publicado de forma cruzada desde: https://lemmy.ml/post/78544 > It's probably well known at this point, but it doesn't hurt to spread the word further. Disabling accessibility services in Firefox (both on desktop and mobile, but specially on mobile) helps **A LOT** with performance and RAM usage. > > Just set `accessibility.force_disabled` to 1 in `about:config` and enjoy the up to 20% less RAM usage and 5% less CPU usage (at least in my not so detailed testing on my laptop). > > In my case my system went from 7.9GB to 5.2GB with the same tabs and windows open and from 25% to 20% CPU usage while having one of those tabs playing a livestream. > > Quoting one [of the comments in the Reddit thread I found this out](https://www.teddit.net/r/firefox/comments/p8g5zd/_/h9t67h5/?context=1) to why this isn't disabled by default: > > Accessibility does not start by default, but it starts lazily if another piece of software on your device starts requesting accessibility features from Firefox.\ > \ > Unfortunately a lot of third-party software likes to do this even though they have nothing to do with assistive technologies. > > You can also [vote on this bug in Bugzilla](https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1726887) to help it get solved faster.

A private, cross-platform package tracking app. Track postal items directly on your device using accounts of postal services. The app respects your privacy and freedom: you don't use third-party online services. **Features:** - Free and Open Source software (FOSS) - Support for various platfroms and devices - Support accounts of different carriers - Detailed information about the postal items, carriers, tracking history - Local push notifications - Automatic tracking in the background, and also manual refreshing - Ability to add a list of track numbers - Filter and sort numbers by activity date, package status, carrier, etc - Barcode and QR code scanner for tracking numbers - Barcode generator - Archiving tracking numbers - Material Design 2.0 - Night theme - Responsive UI for different devices form factors - [Linux]: System tray support. Note: for support in GNOME, please install [gnome-shell-extension-appindicator](https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/615/appindicator-support/) or similar extension.