The author shares their experience with Twitter and the shutdown of third-party apps by Elon Musk, highlighting the impact on the community.
They accidentally joined Mastodon, a unique service called omg.lol, offering various features like email forwarding, web page creation, blogging platform, pastebin, and image hosting.
The author appreciates the sense of community and active involvement of the founder, Adam Newbold, while promoting the idea of creating personal websites. The summary ends with a mention of the Twitterrific app's contribution to Twitter's mascot, the blue bird.
The conversation touches on various topics including the decline of creative online communities, the changing perception of freedom of speech, and the importance of archiving online content.
Discussions also revolve around the challenges of decentralized platforms like Mastodon, the future of social media platforms like Twitter, and the impact of PHP creator Taylor Otwell. Additionally, conversations explore storing media in shared storage systems and the affordability of VPS plans for web hosting.
The author is frustrated with a recent change in the Emacs master branch that has had a negative impact on user experience.
They criticize the Emacs maintainers for accepting the change despite objections from users and developers.
The author has created their own fork of Emacs called the "main" branch, where they have reverted the problematic change and made their own improvements. They are encouraging others to join and contribute to their branch.
The Emacs community is currently experiencing a debate over a recent software change that some users find disruptive to their workflows and incompatible with previous versions.
Users are discussing whether the default behavior should be reverted or if the new behavior should be optional for users to choose.
The discussions delve into the development process, the value of user feedback, and the behavior of certain individuals, with suggestions including forking the software or finding a compromise to address the concerns.
The summary covers various topics including limitations and improvements needed for speech recognition systems, challenges of streaming input data, and skepticism towards AI technologies and deceptive marketing practices.
It discusses the role of deceptive practices, Potemkin Villages, and the principal-agent problem.
Users in the comment section express skepticism about Google Gemini and discuss the disconnect between marketing claims and actual product value. A company called Greg is mentioned, along with a discussion about the authenticity of a live demo.
French startup Mistral AI has reached a valuation of $2 billion and is gaining attention for its AI models.
The availability of open source AI models at the level of GPT-4 is anticipated to emerge soon, but concerns exist regarding the lack of diverse datasets for training these models.
Discussions cover a range of topics including potential job automation, cost reduction possibilities, different AI models and coding assistance tools, Mistral AI's decision to open-source their model, and debates around their valuation and potential government support.
A Linux malware named Krasue has secretly infected Thai telecommunications companies for two years undetected.
Krasue is a remote access trojan that allows attackers to control targeted networks remotely.
Krasue uses various rootkits to hide its activities, disguises "alive pings" as RTSP messages, and contains a rootkit that intercepts the kill() syscall to survive shutdown attempts. Possible installation vectors include vulnerability exploitation, credential theft, or trojanized software updates.
The author encountered difficulty finding RSS feed links on different websites.
Many sites were found to be missing this feature, hindering web accessibility.
The author advocates for website owners to include RSS links to support RSS and enhance web accessibility. They suggest using standard link and RSS auto-discovery methods to make it easier for browsers and software to locate a site's RSS feed. The author also recommends including multiple link tags for multiple feeds and emphasizes the significance of displaying a recognizable RSS button.
Employees who log off at the end of the workday are 20% more productive than those who continue working after hours, according to a survey conducted by Slack's Workforce Index.
Taking breaks during the workday is crucial for productivity and well-being, yet half of desk workers rarely or never take breaks.
The study suggests that around four hours of focused work time is ideal, and spending more than two hours in meetings is considered excessive. Additionally, the late afternoon (3-6pm) is the least productive time for work.
The article examines the connection between after-hours work and productivity, emphasizing the importance of timely and reliable results over the number of hours worked.
It highlights the negative effects of working late on health and well-being, using Amazon's culture and its unrealistic after-hours work expectations as an example.
The debate also explores the impact of fatigue on productivity and discusses various programs for creating resumes and CVs. Overall, it delves into the complexities of productivity and the importance of work-life balance.
The summary discusses discussions and forum threads about the iconic game DOOM and its impact on the gaming industry.
It covers topics such as the development process, prioritizing fun and player experience, the release of the source code, and DOOM's influence on other games.
The discussions also touch on AI in games, monster infighting, AI-controlled allies, the legacy of DOOM, its impact on the indie game industry and modding community, and technological advancements in game design.
Ratatui is a lightweight library in Rust for creating terminal user interfaces (TUIs) and is a fork of the tui-rs crate for ongoing development.
It uses immediate rendering with intermediate buffers and requires terminal initialization and restoration.
Ratatui supports multiple backends, such as Crossterm, Termion, and Termwiz, and offers features for UI drawing, event handling, layout creation, text styling, and various built-in widgets. It has an active community with a Discord server and a GitHub workflow for contributions.
The U.S. government is requesting information from tech companies related to push notifications to identify specific devices, as revealed in a court record and a letter from Senator Ron Wyden.
Apple and Google receive various types of information, including metadata and sometimes unencrypted content, when push notifications are sent to users' phones.
Senator Wyden is advocating for transparency from tech companies in regards to government surveillance requests, and Apple and Google have responded by updating their transparency reporting and committing to keeping users informed.
The conversation discusses government surveillance and privacy concerns in several areas, such as push notification monitoring, encryption, parallel construction, ISP network sniffers, and artificial intelligence analysis.
Participants express worries about privacy, potential abuse of power, and the importance of public awareness and due process.
Countermeasures suggested include disabling notifications, using encrypted services or VPNs, and reducing reliance on consumer electronics.