There's a fairly new development in fedi software, that I haven't seen discussed by the people I follow here.
Akkoma is a hard fork from Pleroma, and is very much going its own way. To quote from the blog post announcing the project:
> Pleroma has ever been an uneasy alliance between “free speech” people and free software people, and as the project’s creator aligned more with the former group over time, it was only really a matter of time before something acted as a catalyst to break the alliance.
It's been a bit more than a month, and the project looks like it's going to do fine. It's distinguished by a focus on personal expression, better moderation/federation tools (to keep the gross bits of fedi at bay), and a focus on community instances as opposed to single-user instances.
✅ Edit source code from within the app
✅ Edit source code for source code editor from within the app
✅ Create graphical debug experiences for source code editor from within the app
I'm not sure if it's better to sort cards by author or title, tho. I lack the patience for both.
My shelves sort by subject, and within each subject books sort by author, so I thought an author's books would already be grouped together. But some authors spread across subjects.
Ok, I have a tentative format. Title of the book on the first line, then shelf location on the 2nd line. I think I'll put non/fiction + subject first to describe the shelf, then the house floor and room that shelf is in, so the latter could be struck out and changed more easily.
Some skills may be obscure enough that tracking down someone to learn from is its own project. Consider this list of skills that are endangered in the UK: https://heritagecrafts.org.uk/redlist/categories-of-risk/
One criteria for "Critically endangered" is "no mechanism to pass on skills and knowledge"
Have someone else learn weird skills? That's risky. If they don't already know, how can I be confident they can learn?
This also applies to the "if you want it done right, learn to do it yourself" approach. What if I invest many hours into learning a skill, but fail?
People who already have weird skills often aren't hireable:
- don't care about money (or would have learned something more marketable instead)
- have a day job, and don't want to monetize their hobby
- are scratching their own itch, don't want to work on someone else's project
If you have enough business making stuff you're familiar with, why make something new?
Some may be convinced by a lot of extra money, charging a "making me think" tax. But I have a limited budget, so I can't do this too often. And often no amount of money will suffice.
So aside from my top priority projects I may learn to DIY, I must find people to build the rest.
- Convince people w/ relevant normal skills to apply them to weird projects
- Find someone w/ the weird skills I need
- Get someone else to learn weird skills
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