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Two Rust crates to interact with a PostgreSQL database:

postgres: A simple blocking API.
diesel: A complete query builder and ORM.

Their dependency trees tell a very different story.

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Because I love the stylesheets on @sir websites and #Sourcehut, I decided to extract them from the sr.ht source code, so everyone can use them in their websites! The CSS framework is called "devault css".
devaultcss.avalos.me/

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Russia asked #decentralized messaging platform @delta for access to data on their servers #facepalm

Their response is in this blog post

delta.chat/en/2020-05-01-roska

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Did you know that #Zoom uses #XMPP for their chat? Isn't it ironic that while large parts of the software freedom movement consider XMPP as outdated and refuse to use it, companies building commercially successful proprietary and centralized solutions on top of it... 🤔 #OpenStandards #FreeSoftware

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Many times, I've seen arguments made like this: "I'd try Mastodon, but I already have Twitter followers", or "I'd like to use OSM, but Google Maps has better data for my city", or, in my case, "I'd like to use sr.ht, but GitHub has better discoverability".

Platforms for which popularity improves the utility of the service are skewed in favor of the incumbents. New platforms face a chicken-and-egg problem. You have to decide - will you help it, or exacerbate it? Those are the only two choices you have.

Don't let that cool new platform die in obscurity while you wait for it to become popular.

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I'll always use a web app in browser over an electron/any other kind of customized chromium client if given choice, despite missing some features or functionality. no I don't want a dozen copies of the same runtime and have them running at the same

also limiting what web apps can do is a good thing if you ask me
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sometimes RMS says things that are really good, and sometimes RMS says things that are really bad. it's funny because he's so consistent with his rightness (on certain topics) or wrongness (on certain other topics).

on this one, he's correct:

stallman.org/articles/dont-wat

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> If you can see this text it means that your email client couldn't display our newsletter properly.

No, it means you couldn't be bothered to provide a plain-text version. :blobcatfacepalm:

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Proud of the fact that my website looks the same in Firefox as it does in Lynx.

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"This is what end-to-end encryption should look like!" - Jitsi jitsi.org/news/e2ee/

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