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If you don't like how FB moderates its platform, interop would let you leave - and still stay connected to the family, community and customers you leave behind.

My article sets out a taxonomy of interoperability:

* Cooperative: When you interoperate through an API or a standard (like web browsers and servers)

* Indifferent: When a company takes no steps to help or block interop (like when you plug a USB adapter into a car lighter)


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Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@fyksen Bare at Fedora ikke er Debian-basert, og dermed ikke kan benytte seg av alt som er tilpasset Ubuntu, som tips og råd og support på nett og litt programvare som bare er tilgjengelig som .deb

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@evilroda Haha! Thanks! With "supported" I just mean that I can rely on updates coming regularly, that the whole organization won't disappear tomorrow and that I can be reasonably sure that their updates aren't being compromised. Things like that, not that I can call them for support.

About installing latest version of Gnome myself: I tried that via a PPA some time ago, and it stopped my PC from booting – which I didn't think was possible.

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@wilmhit That's not meant to be used as your day to day OS

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

@owl Both the Ubuntu version of Gnome and the vanilla Gnome (gnome-session) uses the same Gnome packages.

Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

I want a distro that's well supported, reasonably light weight, stable, and lets me easily use vanilla Gnome DE with the latest stable version.

Also I want to be able to use all the Ubuntu related resources online whenever I might have any issues.

Is there an ideal distro out there for me?

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Rant about Ubuntu using old versions of Gnome 

It seems to me like I'll have to switch away from . The 21.10 beta is out, and it's using 40, so I'm guessing the final version will have Gnome 40 too. I'm already tired of being so far behind not having Gnome 40 on my Ubuntu 21.04 box, and now I'll have to go another 7 months without getting Gnome 41? When Ubuntu 22.04 will Gnome 42 already be out, and Ubuntu just have Gnome 41?

@stannard Hey, no problem, I appreciate feedback! :)

But it seems to me that you're talking about linking to a pdf, while I'm talking about showing the full pdf on the website.

@katnjiapus Well, yeah, of course it's useful for that. But there's a lot of tools that are useful for things, without being built into the browser… :)

So, how long has Firefox come with a built in eyedropper? And also, why?

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They've just opened their onboarding site at:

("Onboarding" is when you make it as easy as possible for people to join something.)

BookWyrm and its instances are currently still in beta testing, but you can join now if you want to try it out. Instances marked as "closed" mean you can join but you have to request an invitation.

#FediTips #Fediverse #GoodReads #BookWyrm

@aral I've always likened it to health isues: It doesn't matter a whole lot for me personally to get vaccinated, if almost no one else around me does it. We need herd immunity.

Like BookStack, for example. Looks pretty sweet. But you have to have your own server and know how to set stuff like that up, keep it safe from hackers, fix all issues yourself, etc to be able to use it. Why can't I, or my company or org, just pay them to do that for me?

Just one of a million examples, ofc

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Why aren't more awesome free/open source cloud based software projects offering paid hosted services?

There are a ton of businesses and organizations out there that gladly pays for good tools, but have no way at all of hosting things themselves. So they go for Google or MS, because that's the easy solution, when there's probably better tools for them out there.

Isn't this an obvious first step to solve the financing FOSS development problem?

Why do we need to use a third party service to embed a pdf on a website? Shouldn't there be a HTML tag for that, like img for images?


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