Continuing the journey to becoming #EmojiOS, the latest iOS update adds photorealistic bagels: https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/10/15/17981324/apple-fixes-bagel-emoji-cream-cheese-ios-12-iphone
This is pretty crazy and shows how serious Microsoft is about Linux (on the server) now. I still remember Steve Ballmer’s “open source is a cancer” line. https://twitter.com/natfriedman/status/1050035501569167362
For a sense of how much mobile data India’s big two mobile carriers serve up, here’s a stat for one of them: https://twitter.com/akothari/status/1027781340014555136?s=21
India’s mobile data price war has taken data charges to crazy low levels. On a short visit, 1 GB of 4G data *a day* cost £1.60 for 28 days’ service. Calling and texting are of course included.
𝙰𝚕𝚕 𝙼𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚃𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚝(𝚠𝚎𝚎|𝚘𝚘)𝚝𝚜. (All right, I’ll stop now.)
𝕋𝕠𝕠𝕥 𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕒 ‘𝕗𝕠𝕟𝕥’ 𝕗𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖! 𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕚𝕤 𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 ℙ𝕒𝕘𝕖𝕄𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕕 ℂ𝕠𝕣𝕖𝕝𝔻𝕣𝕒𝕨 𝕓𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕕𝕒𝕪 — 𝕤𝕠 𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕗𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕤!
If you’re a developer and use Medium - why? There’s no shortage of static site generators with beautiful themes (Jekyll, Hugo) and you can publish straight from a commit. Medium’s becoming a terrible reading experience these days.
Neat: Stellarium, an excellent open source planetarium, now has a web version (https://stellarium-web.org/). It’s actually written in C and targets WebAssembly. https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium-web-engine (via HN).
Mastodon t-shirt spotted on morning commute train.
New blog post: "Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/
TIL my high school now has a building called the Inigo Building. We’d have absolutely mined this for Princess Bride jokes had we still been in school.
Can’t believe there isn’t yet a Mastodon client app called Toot Suite.
The problem with Mastodon, is that you are stuck in the instance you fall into. There is no easy way to migrate, no easy way to belong to multiple instances. Until Mastodon decides which of those two directions to head in, your instance choice is basically meaningless, and the whole platform is unstable.
Hi, this instance is a private instance just for kicks. It's by invitation only. Thanks for visiting. 😀