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Gregory

#Smithereen 0.8 is out! In this release:

- Reposts and quote-reposts
- Post embeds
- Remote interaction popup when you try to interact with a post without an account
- New profile fields (starting to feel like a social network now)
- Comment view setting: threaded (default), two-level, flat
- Hover cards for mentions
- Mention autocomplete
- Bookmarks for profiles and groups
- Lots of minor fixes and improvements

#ActivityPub #mastodev

#Smithereen 0.8 is out! In this release:

- Reposts and quote-reposts
- Post embeds
- Remote interaction popup when you try to interact with a post without an account
- New profile fields (starting to feel like a social network now)
- Comment view setting: threaded (default), two-level, flat
- Hover cards for mentions
- Mention autocomplete
- Bookmarks for profiles and groups
- Lots of minor fixes and improvements

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BDSM-Rezo

@Buster this screenshot has a different meaning for some of us, especially on woof.group 🙃

ozeng

@mathew *immediate popup* “Subscribe for more of this website!”
“But I haven’t even seen what your website offers yet”
“Subscribe for more!!”

ozeng

@mathew also “please disable your nut protection barrier such that you will feel the full glorious force of our boot”

Gregory

Wwwwwwait, so they DIDN'T announce USB-C input devices for Macs? All they did announce was some software bullshit no one asked for?

Gregory

More iMessage features for all those 3 people in the entire world who use iMessage.

Алексей Фаянс

The only useful addition to iMessage would be RCS support. Sometimes I have to text people, mostly delivery agents, who don't have WhatsApp/Telegram.

Gregory

Imagine a world where major operating systems don't need to be updated every time our planet completes a lap around its star.

Алексей Фаянс

Once AI will be skilled enough to create an ideal vulnerability-free OS, this might happen.

Gregory

What are they going to break in macOS 15?

Gregory

But I do hope they at least introduce Mac accessories with USB-C. Those are the only Lightning devices they still sell. It's about time.

Gregory

Imagine having ads on your personal device.

Gregory

I desperately want some sort of blocker that would prevent Android apps from "randomly" popping up Google Play update sheets.

No I don't have root on my phone and no I don't want to trip SafetyNet.

Gregory

This sort of thing. I absolutely hate it. So many apps are doing it lately, most of the time for no good reason whatsoever.

Like I want to order some pizza, get out of my way ffs

Gregory

Another new feature in #Smithereen: bookmarks. Not like Mastodon ones, but you can now bookmark users and groups, and see all posts you've ever liked. VK had the same thing so why shouldn't I? Your people/groups bookmarks are private and never leave your server.

#activitypub #mastodev

Gregory

At this point I think I'm done with profile fields in #Smithereen.

#ActivityPub #mastodev

Gregory

How I imagine the user story for every large social media platform adding autoplaying videos that often can't be disabled: as an Instagram user, I want videos in my feed to start playing automatically but muted so that I always miss the first several seconds of audio should I want to hear it.

Gregory

Instagram in particular is the worst offender:
- Stories on the web are always muted. Always. And there's no seeking so you can't easily restart the video after unmuting it.
- On the contrary, in the Android app, if you unmute one video in your feed, you're actually setting a global "sound is unmuted" flag, so that when you encounter another video 10 posts later, you get startled by it autoplaying with sound.
- In the app, if you have the RINGER set to silent, stories are muted. WHY TF.

iliazeus

@grishka autoplaying anything sounds more like "user engagement metrics"-driven feature that a user story-driven one. Like, nobody wanted it, but some studies probably showed that people spend more time in the app when it has moving pictures, or something.

In a similar vein, I don't think anyone ever wanted to have stories in non-social-media apps! But like every second bank app I've seen has those for some reason.

Gregory

VK is so obnoxiously heteronormative when it comes to the relationship status on your profile.

Gregory

And some languages are more complicated than others 😅

Braw :blob_cat_melt: 🏳‍🌈

@grishka back in the day I asked their support why when you don't pick your partner it wouldn't just say smthn along the lines of ‘In a relationship’ (В отношениях) rather than ‘Has a girlfriend’ (Есть подруга), and they said it's by design and won't be fixed, and suggested to actually specify my partner

Obviously I wouldn't want to expose my ex or myself, and having him reduced to a ‘girlfriend’ was kind of yikes, so I just left this field empty, not that it matters anyway lmao

Gregory

Do I though? If the letters can be read and the images can be seen just fine without it, then what exactly do you mean by "view this site"?

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Angry Sun
@drahardja it's wrong a lot but it's still right way more often, enough that it saves me a ton of time using it for things,
erica_sea55

@drahardja inevitably pushed by people who know nothing about how it works (aka bosses).

Gregory

As someone who has a very general idea of how US politics works — does this conviction prevent Trump from running for the president in the upcoming election?

Anne Ominous

@grishka no but funnily enough, he may no longer be able to vote.

and there are countries that bar felons from entry.

felons also cannot get a secuirty clearance.

there will be complications.

Gregory

New profile fields in #Smithereen.

(totally incompatible with the rest of the fediverse, but that's fine I guess)

#ActivityPub #mastodev

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