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Sean Tilley

dsh@deadsuperhero.com

Sean Tilley
  
I'm overjoyed to say that I've accepted an offer for a new job! I will be helping Sentry in building out their Customer Success department, and working with customers who are getting set up with our product. We're developer-oriented, and on top of that, we're Open Source! :D <3

Sentry | Error Tracking & Exception Handling — JavaScript, Python, PHP
Open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Iterate continuously. Boost workflow efficiency. Improve user experience.
Jason Robinson
 from Diaspora
Yay, congrats!
Jason Robinson
 from Diaspora
Sentry is a really awesome product, happy for you. Wishing I could score a job at an open source company one day. Unfortunately here the options are pretty much: work remotely :/
goobgoob/goobgoobgoob
 from Diaspora
Hey, congratulations, Sean. That's wonderful news! You deserve it.
Sean Tilley
  
There are a lot of things I love about #Mastodon, but there are a lot of things about it recently that are just killing my enthusiasm. I really didn't want to admit it to myself for the longest time, but I can't bear much more of it.

The shitposting is cancer, and there's so much of it - the GNU Social half of the fediverse actually does it pretty well, but the Mastodon half is mostly awful. Post-ironic-memes aren't funny. Slightly misspelling words intentionally doesn't mean you're part of some elaborate in-joke. The hidden content jokes are stale and everyone's using the same joke templates from Tumblr circa two years ago. On top of that, the meta-discourse and moderator drama is getting so bad that it sucks the fun out of the entire timeline.

I've met a lot of great people through Mastodon, and I think it's a great app overall. I particularly like that it works well on my phone, so that I can engage with the fediverse on the go. That's awesome!

There's just too many goddamned hipsters, and they're the worst offenders. They''re just perpetuating the worst parts of #Twitter and #Tumblr, and the political discourse on there has all of the depth of a Facebook comment thread.

I shouldn't feel this crotchety. I'm sorry.
moonman
 from Qvitter
@dsh I wonder if there's an age difference between the GS and the MTD sides that may account for this.
cyberpotato
 from Qvitter
@moonman @dsh I'm 12 what is this?
roka
 from Pleroma FE
@cyberpotato @moonman @dsh well, i'm an 8 year old loli
Sean Tilley
  
#Mastodon 's layout kind of ruins the experience of embedded images in a timeline. The view of each post is too skinny, and every thumbnail is ultimately cropped.
zatnosk
 
@dsh I agree. I even made a half-assed instagram-like client for seeing only image posts:
http://zatnosk.dk/playground/mastogram

(The source is on github: https://github.com/Zatnosk/mastogram )

I tried getting it to display any combination of images (up to four) without cropping, while still minimizing weird whitespace.
kai
kai
 
@dsh sounds like someone needs to write a client ?
maloki
 
@dsh I do agree with this. It's a work in progress. It'll get better, eventually :)
Sean Tilley
  
This makes my heart happy:


One year of diaspora*
by denschub on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJsEHiJTsBE

#diaspora
Sean Tilley
  
From the man himself:

Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:11:37 -0700
I will be bringing Zot nomadic identity to ActivityPub - just as I brought it to Diaspora and OStatus (you probably didn't know that). Other systems/platforms can choose to ignore it (as they currently do), but everything they require to process and deal with nomadic identity will be there for them to consume if they ever wish to join us in the 21st century.
Sean Tilley
  
If you want to see what a multi-protocol conversation thread looks like, you can see it on this end here:
http://bit.ly/2wuKHHm


Put it in a bitly link because I'm not sure how other federated systems read our URLs.
zatnosk
 
@dsh Ah great :)
And now I'm annoyed that the different networks use two different methods for distributing replies.
And I fear it won't be resolved just because we move to ActivityPub. :/
Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)
  
Example command line Zot app with just a few lines -  https://github.com/redmatrix/hubzilla/blob/master/util/zotsh/zotsh.py
Congats on the new release, Diaspora!

Sean Tilley
  
I'm overjoyed to see that #Diaspora has made a major new release - 0.7.0.0. It always brightens my day to see a new release, and I'm glad to see that the project is making some big changes.

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Important reminder to podmins: This new federation protocol is incompatible with versions of diaspora* older than 0.6.3.0. If you are still running an earlier version, your server will no longer be able to fully communicate with servers running the latest software.



There are numerous improvements that made it into this release, some of which have been in development or quite some time.

Two immediate things jump out at me:


  • Support for Account Migrations - this has been under investigation for quite some time,  I will have to test it out when I can.
  • New federation protocol - it's crazy to think that we'd get to this one day. I think the situation with Diaspora's federation architecture may actually be greatly improving. The whole system's been cleaned up, federation's in a gem, and now the protocol functionality is being versioned and extended.



A big shout-out to Benjamin Neff and Comrade Senya, who have dedicated themselves to a lot of grueling work in improving the federation system and adding in functionality for account migration.

I'm also really happy about the functionality improvements (mentions in comments!) and the inclusion of a formatting UI will likely make the interface a little more accessible for some people.
Jelv
 
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Sean Tilley
  
Really interesting (lengthy) read about the rise and decline of the Simpsons, along with some theories about why it was initially successful, and how it gradually fell apart after about 9 seasons.

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1 – What Is Zombie Simpsons?
by Charlie Sweatpants on Dead Homer Society
Sean Tilley
  
Yay! My app #Askwise is now up to 100 commits, and I was able to merge this feature branch: https://github.com/DeadSuperHero/askwise/issues/21

Lots of trials and tribulations, and I still have 11 issues to go. But the basic functionality is there, and I haven't given up yet!

Don't forget, it's #FreeSoftware #AGPLv3
kai
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Sean Tilley
  
Sean Tilley updated his profile photo

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Sean Tilley
  
Last night's dream featured a shady theme park, a strange fast food chain, disgusting food, and a deep fryer in a swimming pool.

What does it all mean?!
Sean Tilley
  
Regular-sized fryer inside of the pool, off to the side. The grease would cool by the time it came into contact with the people playing at the other end.
Marshall Sutherland
  
So, no deep-fried swimmers, :-)
Jim R « Համիշ Ռոբերտի որդին »
 from Diaspora
All of that stuff sounds like Austin on Barton Springs Rd. Except Shady Grove is a restaurant, and I don't know if anyone threw their fryer into the pool.

https://goo.gl/maps/cfRQyd2oMzC2
Sean Tilley
  
Looks like I have my work cut out for me. :)

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Sean Tilley
  
I think I'm up against a polymorphic association in #Rails, and Jesus Christ, is it ever daunting.

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Trying to fetch all answers made by a user for a particular question. Fetching the answers works, fetching the questions works. But I can't seem to do this in a way that question.query and answer.body are displayed together in a coherent fashion.

What I need is to display a question title with a  link to the question, then display the body of the answer.

Here's the gnarly display that I'm working with. Answers are a nested resource of Questions: https://github.com/DeadSuperHero/askwise/blob/departments/app/views/users/show.html.erb

So far, I'm just faking it by displaying the question body instead of the answer body.
Sean Tilley
  
Man, it doesn't take long for HTML erb views to start looking like hot garbage. I should probably invest in HAML for the short term or something.
Sean Tilley
  
Good afternoon, federated internet.

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Mike Macgirvin
  
You need seat belts in front of the monitor? Dude, what crazy game are you playing? ;-)
Sean Tilley
  
"React to Emails", an exciting browser game powered by the mundane details of everyday communication.
kai
kai
 
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Sean Tilley
  
Kind of bummed at the state of FSDaily. @Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊) is this aggregator maintained anymore? It was a great channel for news for the longest time.
Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)
 from Diaspora
it's still on the sidebar on techrights (all pages), but no longer updated and sometimes down for days. It's on borrowed time I think, expect all the posts/comments to be gone within months/years...
Sean Tilley
  
I wish the situation could be improved somehow. Was my go-to aggregator FOSS news source for years. I feel like it wouldn't be that hard to write a clone in Rails...
Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)
 from Diaspora
You could get their source code still (David)
Sean Tilley
  
Get it while it's hot - my #Librem review is here:

The Price of Freedom — A Review of the Librem 15 v3

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Purism is a wild startup located in South San Francisco. Their mission? Providing a superior hardware experience for people who love privacy and software freedom. Purism is building and shipping GNU/Linux laptops, and is interested in developing a phone as well.


(Link for OStatus people: https://medium.com/@deadsuperhero/the-price-of-freedom-a-review-of-the-librem-15-v3-901035cec575)
Tomy Tani
 from Diaspora
Congratulations on getting that laptop! Great review, thank you. If I may add (just checked on puri.sm): Screen resolution: 1920×1080p, Matte @ 60Hz. Info about battery time while surfing, listening to music, etc. would be welcome.
Sean Tilley
  
Hey Tomy, I've actually cleaned up the article and added a lot of information.
Tomy Tani
 from Diaspora
Nice article, thank you. Still no info about battery time though...
Sean Tilley
  
Deanna Troi's mom in Star Trek TNG is one of the most infuriating characters in the show. I've seen her come aboard the Enterprise 3 or 4 times now, and she's the perfect character foil to anyone that's trying to get something done.
Marshall Sutherland
  
I just finished watching the entire 7 years of the series with my 15 year old son. It probably took us 3 years. Now we are watching ST:TOS. Maybe we will finish before he graduates high school.
Amy ☣
 from Diaspora
She's much better written on DS9, but honestly most of the women didn't get the greatest writing on TNG and poor Deanna got the worst of it, with Lwaxana being dialed up into the caricature of horrible mother with a heart of gold.
kai
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Sean Tilley
  
My last day at #BackerKit has concluded. These past few years have been some of the best years of my life, working with some of the best human beings I've ever met. I've learned so many things, and have come so far from where I started.
estebanm
 
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Jason Robinson
 from Diaspora
What's next for you Sean?
Sean Tilley
  
I'm still figuring that out. :)

I've got an in-person interview with Sentry this coming week, and will be applying to build out their Customer Success department. I also have a handful of other places that I'm talking to, but no timeline. Financially, I am in a position to search for work for two months before funds become a serious concern.

For my day-to-day, I'm going to work on my Rails app, write a bunch of articles I've been meaning to get around to, and start going to the gym.
Sean Tilley
  
In terms of usability, #iTunes sucks in all the way that #Rhythmbox does not. That's actually kind of a low bar, but being able to easily search and play music is actually a strength in Rythmbox's overly simplistic layout.
#BackerKit put my face on a cake today, and I couldn't be more happy.

Sean Tilley
  
#BackerKit put my face on a cake today, and I couldn't be more happy.
cwebber
 
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Jake Moomaw
  
That is gorgeous!