emma

emma wrote

For Raddle's purposes, I'm not sure what problems federation would solve.

Federation is never going to be a part of the Postmill core. Currently I'm planning a version 3 of Postmill that's framework-independent and extensible via plugins. Once that's done, then potentially there can be a federation plugin. But for many of the same reasons /u/ziq mentioned, I'm not that motivated to make it happen.

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emma wrote

I silently unbanned 127.0.0.1 last night. It was banned for the same reason it's been banned previously: by accident.

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emma wrote

throwing out the descriptor ableist

I didn't use that descriptor.

implies and assumes that the covid vaccine makes one able and independent over unable or dependent

This was not the implication.

Feel free to ramble on about things you have no basis for understanding, but don't put words in my mouth.

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emma wrote

I'm not anti-vax, but here's a bunch of conspiratorial thinking that's completely identical to shit anti-vaxxers says.

Also, when a vaccine that's voluntary to take becomes available, that's fascistic somehow.

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emma wrote

I agree with your point about JS frameworks doing weird stuff, and this being inaccessible. I'm currently doing a React-based frontend for a customer of the company I work at, and getting it to behave right takes an incredible amount of time that we simply don't have.

i think we can agree JavaScript is a plague for end-users?

Eh, I don't think it's good or bad. The web's evolution as an application platform was pretty much inevitable (if not the web, then something else which would have gobbled it up like what happened to Gopher), and the user-hostile stuff is a symptom of a larger problem.

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emma wrote

Yeah, my thing was doing a whole bunch of small, unstructured projects. Like I made some clones of 70s/80s arcade & puzzle games (essentially things that didn't require me to do graphic design) which are really simplistic, but taught me the basics of the language I was using, and was a great way to learn the basics of game programming. Seeing as you're interested in making a game some time in the future, couldn't you attempt something similar?

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emma wrote (edited )

This makes it harder to use the websites with assistive technologies (screen readers)

This is a myth. The web browser makes the structure of the web page available to the screen reader, it doesn't matter if the server gave you raw HTML, or the HTML was added to the document with JavaScript after the fact.

I've just tested both sites for myself, and Google is incredibly easy to use through a screen reader. Twitter less so, but that's due to poor choices on their engineers' behalf, not a limitation of dynamically loaded content.

Edit: also tried searching Google with JS disabled, and it still works lol.

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emma wrote (edited )

I was never able to learn anything from programming tutorials and courses. What ultimately worked for me was being determined to make something very particular, then working on making that particular thing for years through trial and error. Now I do software development for a living.

Which is to say, you can still succeed in programming even if courses don't work out for you, but if neither the abstractness of courses and theory, nor the concreteness of making something appeal to you, it's not going to make for a good hobby.

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emma wrote

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Get any ad blocker off the app store (one that uses the content blocking abilities in iOS) and just use Safari. Also be aware that vulnerabilities aren't being fixed.

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