Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites
People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.
Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.
If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.
There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.
Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.
Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.
Yes we've heard about and see the "DirectX ❤ Linux" post from Microsoft: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directx-heart-linux/
It's very much a bait PR title, that means nothing for desktop Linux. It's for WSL 2.
*You can stop emailing it in now.
Terraria 1.4, image heavy
before, everyone just sat in the same building (pictured bottom right)
not pictured: the Tavernkeep, because I couldn't find a suitable location for him (he prefers the Hallow acording to the wiki) so I just gave him a house in the clouds (2/2)
🎉 #Mastodon v3.1.4 is out:
This release includes many bugfixes, ability to remove Keybase proofs from your account, support for new unicode emoji, improvements around delivery to dead servers, and new options for browsing public timelines!
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it's cool how twitter doles out (almost certainly) 100% automated punishments, tells you that multiple such punishments might get you permanently banned, and then gives you the two options of:
1. delete the tweet, thereby implicitly admitting guilt and adding to some mystery permaban counter
2. appeal, wait 35 hours and counting for an actual human, and be completely unable to use twitter in the meantime. can't read it, can't DM, can't even switch accounts on android
You can now use the Discord Overlay on Linux thanks to a new community project https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/you-can-now-use-the-discord-overlay-on-linux-thanks-to-a-new-community-project.16573 #OpenSource #Video #Apps
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