Samuel M-squire I like the idea of this community. The problem with content is that few people are willing to pay for good quality, well researched, tech news, so I pay for medium and use Hacker news and then spend some time on lobsters occasionally. I would like to read tech blogs, so if you have any recommendations, I would appreciate them.
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🤦‍♂️ Patrick Williams What do you think about web3 platforms like hackernoon or
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😁 James Hall Hey subreply! I've been looking for a simple alternative to twitter, and I think this just might be it. This community feels slow, but thoughtful and personal. Better than the hecticness that is most of the internet
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🏒 Lucian Marin You're not the only one. Paul for example on wants something simpler than Subreply. I don't know how that can be possible while remaining usable.
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Nenad Golubovic Just discovered this platform, very nice, fast, minimalistic and what it seems - unbiased. Good work.
Pieter Kuiper Really liking the aesthetic on subreply - clean and fast. Can somebody point me to the subreply use case? I'm guessing it's scoring interesting links and building a community of commenters?
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Sagar Kava is a web-RTC company that looks into creating lucrative Video SDKs and APIs for their clients. It looks for better engagement of their clients by supporting them with providing the best products for the end-users. stands in the real-time community creating its image as the ideal platform for video conferencing due to its flexible and scalable SDKs.
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🏒 Lucian Marin There was a public IRC/Slack but I shut it down. In addition to Unfeeder and Subreply, there are the 3 macOS apps which you can download for free. I will constantly improve Subreply because I enjoy it myself.
🗿 Jonah cool, thanks for building this community!
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😃 Javier Truly interesting interaction from the Linux OSS community:
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🤘 Matthew Are you talking about the Local feed? That doesn't solve the problem of trying to have a conversation with people on your instance only to have some troll from or jump in. Mastodon provides public, unlisted, followers-only, and direct--but not local-only, and unlisted isn't an adequate substitute because unlisted toots are still accessible from the open web.
🐢 Keb Ah yes, I see what you're saying. Although I think that's one of federation's greatest strengths -- I personally have not experienced trolls derailing conversations, but I reckon that can be an issue on any large enough community. Mastodon and Pleroma can definitely find better ways to help isolate users that want to be isolated.
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🐢 Keb I am starting to think that any new microblog should have federation support at this point. There's too many social networks; things are too fragmented. It's definitely nice having a small community of likeminded folks, but the paradox is that every community in its early stage wants *more* users until the point where old users reminisce of the good old days when the site had "personality", and then leave to another smaller community.
🏒 Lucian Marin They said the same thing about app distribution. We have both systems: package managers and app stores.
🤘 Matthew I disagree. Federation is one of the reasons Mastodon/Pleroma are unpleasant; it contributes to context collapse and makes it harder to compartmentalize across forums. If I'm on server X, I don't want to hear from anybody on servers Y and Z (or see their untagged loli porn or alt-reich memes). If I wanted to interact with people on servers Y and Z, I'd create accounts there.
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Cole Hudson Filed under 'emerging satellite internet phreaking community':
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Nick Silvestri Bit of both. Professional software dev as a junior (just started 2nd job, 1 yr experience) has so much friction setting up fragile environments that regularly break and understanding complex build processes and libraries that I can never get into the flow of things. It's a far cry from my personal projects (and even school assignments) where environments are easy and building is as simple as 'make'. I love to code when I actually know what I'm doing.
☝️ Jean-David Moisan That's been my experience too working as a professional software dev. Going in, I expected everyone to have their own side projects, but most people seemed to not care about programming outside of work. Though going back further, while in university I was surprised how few people had done any coding before joining. (Not that there's anything wrong with any of that.) If you want to try something fun, join the MonoGame community, and try to make a simple game with it.
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😃 Javier Yes, there is a tipping somewhere in social discourse from book-club -> peers-conference -> concert --> mob. There is diversity and low echo-chamber effect here and that's appreciated.
Adsr "Diversity and low echo-chamber effect" - that really describes this community. Almost seems impossible for the two to exist together, and yet here we are.
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🐢 Keb Does anyone use Lua predominantly? I'm currently learning it (along with Love2D) and admit I actually really like the syntax and the everything-is-a-table design. Admittedly it has its quirks. I'm wondering why the Lua ecosystem and community is so small compared to other dynamically typed programming languages? I tried installing LuaRocks and installing packages via it on my Windows machine and surprised how it just does not work, and how little support their is.
Miso I learned about it while having fun with PICO-8. It's a lovely language, good design and simple.
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🗨️ Fui I have been thinking about the pains of relationship break-ups and their possible causes. What's the evolutionary path to responses like these? I theorize that the reason lies on our social nature, more specifically on our deep dependence on strong community ti in order to survive. In an atomized world like ours, where we belong to no other tribe than our immediate family, breakups easily trigger the fear if death response of being outcasted from the tribe. What do you think?
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🧐 Nrmn Sounds reasonable. There's also a power question that we didn't overcome yet.
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👨‍💻 Matthieu V. Hello ! I come back from some holidays and now I'm wondering if it would be worth it to learn vi/vim keybindings (maybe change my IDE when possible with some vim/neovim, install keybinding in other editors) ? If yes, what method would you recommend to me to learn them ?
🧐 Nrmn I used vim for over a decade and also neovim for a bit when it cam out but ended up with Kakoune. I absolutely recommend you vim if you feel like you will need the support of a strong community and lots of ready made extensions. Otherwise I'd suggest you to check out Kakoune.
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Adsr I like how wholesome this community is. I haven't seen any trolls or anything even close to those Twitter flame-wars. I've always felt that every social media platform has its own personality, and I really love Subreply's. Or perhaps it's because there's only a handful of people here and a social network is doomed to be toxic as it gains popularity.
🗨️ Fui You're right on both accounts. Whatever personality this has is just the sum of all the people active here. So, if subreply's is the way it is because individually we're cool, level-headed people. And yes, if this grew exponentially, with it coming new and more conflict-seeking people, subreply's personality would change accordingly. The world is messy, and the more of the messy world you have in one place, the noisier it gets. Past a certain point it's just deafning.
Anon T. Text alone can convey the message its all you need. I like this place everyone seems nice and chill
😃 Javier Yes, there is a tipping somewhere in social discourse from book-club -> peers-conference -> concert --> mob. There is diversity and low echo-chamber effect here and that's appreciated.
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Miso I'm more happy on subreply than on the fediverse side. I think people in here are more happy to engage and discuss with one another, but it feels like people on fediverse are more there to broadcast.
🗨️ Fui That seems an acute observation. The bigger the platform, the less likely it is to engage in meaningful exchanges. When broadcasting something, who are we talking to? We're either trying to reach someone or simply throwing words into the wind. With a smaller community we have the advantage of being more grounded. If we shout out something, there's a higher chance someone will hear. And that ends up demanding we're overall more thoughtful in what we say.
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