@kensanata I've enjoyed the series, very nice.
I've been pushing XMPP a lot lately. Signal is a fantastic bit of software that's FOSS and best for privacy, but the platform isn't really open. It's ultimately controlled by Moxie and the Signal Foundation. They don't want it federating with other servers, the client isn't designed to handle multiple accounts for possible multiple servers, and they don't want any other clients connecting to their server.
I'd rather just stick to XMPP and help it improve.
@doenietzomoeilijk I typically test on many phones/configs. In the end it's almost always possible to get it to work, but with certain inconveniences (magisk hide / limited features etc)
I dont mind that, but want to know which ones!
They dont tell you, so it's hard to decide without trying (and they change their mind along the way)
if only they were upfront, and not use the vague "for security reasons" argument..
atm, it just stops working at some point which is a #pita when travelling
@doenietzomoeilijk rabo, bunq, knab and revolut
first selection criterium on chosing a bank today: does their app work on rooted phone without google services?
I'm on my third bank app now, the last one functioned till a week ago with help of #magisk, but stopped working today.
customer service didn't care much (they did suggest removing root and installing google services though)
@matt ....and it's gone again 😜
@musicmatze ...it scores a bit low on pronounceability though
@kensanata I use ansible in some cases where I want 'non-packaged' packages to be better manageable.
Basically, for those machines/projects I have an ansible playbook that I run which makes sure the state is what I want it to be, which often includes having the latest or a specific version of some package.
The #trekarta app is truly a joy to use.
Quality of the app is top notch. Especially the interface design is worth a look.
- every ui element gets introduced on first use
- good use of tap and tap-and-hold (roughly: toggle vs configure)
- a very interesting widget design to fine-tune showing amenities without losing oversight
- the interface stays very clean which is important for mapping applications.
a rare #foss gem
@berkes I bet there is a snippet of text somewhere saying they are in the process of preparing their own dogfood for consumption ;-)
It's been a while, but I'm letting spam callers again listen to the screaming monkeys.
Trigger was a 'Infinity inquirer' (?) series of calls on "investment advice survey" which would only stop after i took a survey (so they said. Obviously, I didn't take the survery)
@doenietzomoeilijk combinatie van beiden gok ik. En ja, zeker leuke ontwikkeling!
I'm working on a document "what should Qua be?" which outlines some of the (automated) rules I would like to put in place.
For example, a rule I am considering is: "empty accounts/blogs get deleted after X weeks"
The obvious clickbait articles are harder to automatically control within a free registration type system.
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