I work for a #WiderWeb, a near-future responsive web with:
🌸 3 display modes: flat, portal & immersive
🌸 3 control types: page, overlay & spatial
🌸 new inputs: wands, gestures & voice
🌸 more hugs, fewer thugs
Handy guide: https://trevor.smith.name/publish/exformation/10300/
I'm thinking about making this wee lappie into a matrix node (matrix.org) with a riot.im web client, using ngrok to give it a stable public endpoint. I have Slack group fatigue (so many!) and am generally interested in federated networks. I worry that the docs say little to nothing about moderation of harassment and abuse, though.
Shout out to every meetup and conference organizer. Every collaborator who jumps into issue trackers and constantly answers questions. Every docs writer. Every person crafting and scaling project processes. Every person who QAs (pre-!)releases as they go out.
I found instructions for stopping it from going to sleep when the lid closes so now I can tuck it away and treat it like a wee server with a ~10 hour battery backup. I have an SSD that I'm going to attach for bulk storage. Next I want to find/make a web-based photo library so that I can escape Google Photos.
The only slightly hacky bit was removing a screw to turn off write protection of the bios. It required just a screwdriver but for folks who aren't used to poking around inside electronics it could be a bit stressful.
I still thrash around a bit with lifetime notations so I need to read more about them and look at more OSS Rust code to see how more experienced folks use them.
I just received a first-hand report in a private channel from one of the union organizers who was just fired from Kickstarter. It sounds like clear union busting.
Some details here:
Super interesting to see Apple add a relative spatial relationship detecting capability to the iPhone, especially in light of the leaked existence of "starboard" AR glasses. The handset and glasses will know each other's location opening up a lot of neat interaction patterns (wave the phone) and augmentation of the phone display itself.
I haven't looked at the source but in principle I 💖 this cyberpunk CSS kit:
Eternal newbie. Tall with floofy hair.
#WiderWeb @ Transmutable.com
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