this would allow for a web that talks amongst itself better, that can better promote taking care of your own community, and could even integrate with an operating system on a very core level.
another great tool would be to have a sort of "meta-account" that could attach to accounts designed for specific purposes, meaning that it could be followed on any implementation, but could grab what's most important and point towards another viewer for other content, if desired
...then letting platforms build their own implementations for these types of layouts etc., instead of using their own layouts.
e.g. declaring the type of content the acct holds (microblog, forum, chat messages, etc.), which pieces of the content are the most important (image, longform text, shortform text, audio, etc.), and preferred layout (grid, chat scroll, tweet scroll, etc.)...
To be something of a worthy force compared to a centralized service, i think the ecosystem needs to build a way to, instead of building services then creating a platform type w/in them, it needs to be the community defining abstracted platform types, then services around those
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Just upgraded to @gnome 3.34, no words can express how absolutely butter smooth the shell is now. Amazing work from everyone involved!
Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.
I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.
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