All launching in 2020 and beyond will receive automatic updates directly from for at least 8 years since the device platform release.

I wish that was the norm with phones, TVs and other electronics as well.
Longer warranty, support and SW updates especially should be the subject of next big round of legislative push around the world.

aboutchromebooks.com/news/goog

This week's @tag meetings included:

• Web Transport, to improve games and live streaming
• Proposals for APIs to measure clicks (like on an ad) -> conversion (like a purchase)

github.com/w3ctag/meetings/blo

What copyright maximalists do: publish rare #RollingStones recordings in a crippled way on YouTube for a few hours so they can claim another 20 years of ownership? theguardian.com/music/2020/jan

The clean room engine launched in May 2018 is already able to render most of the full desktop Gmail.
Apparently, it's still possible to develop a browser from scratch. And not just possible but useful, since Flow claims to "deliver over twice the frame rate of other browsers".

ekioh.com/devblog/full-google-

It turns out that since Mastodon 3.0.1 only the first four hashtags in a pinned hashtag search column actually work.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

There's no warning, no error message, and no limit to the number of hashtags you can put into the box. It just... fails silently.

#mastodon #meta #github

I got reports that a couple of instances where their federation stopped working. I suspect others also might have a slower federation because of jobs stuck in their Sidekiq queue.

I have done some debugging and came up with a patch github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ that I will start installing in a minute.

You should expect around a 15 second downtime during the patch installation.

This patch will strip metadata from audio files. This was the only way I found to solve this issue until a fix is issued.

🇨🇿 in czech 

🇨🇿 in czech 

So 🇨🇿​ people, what to see in Praha in the beginning of the september?

#Praha #Prague

When even after several years large portion of the general public still doesn't understand the benefits of , recruits for their new ad campaign to talk about irrationalities involved...

youtu.be/DS0H0XDDotI

As a model for micro-payments to sites (which can replace the need for ads), I find this compelling: discourse.wicg.io/t/proposal-w

Explainer: github.com/adrianhopebailie/we

Disclosure: I have chatted with a couple folks behind it.

already started selling to customers, inviting those who pre-ordered it for test drives. (It still has to be imported from Vienna.)

Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2019! September 7th & 8th in Prague, immediately following Rebooting Web of Trust. dustycloud.org/blog/activitypu

Space is limited, see post for details. We are also soliciting talks.

Hope to see you there!

I have convinced the European Parliament administration to add this fediverse account to my official profile page (though they don't have a fediverse symbol yet): https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/197431/PATRICK_BREYER/home

@marketkag, Mikuláš Peksa, @patrickbreyer, and I officially formed a delegation of European Pirates in the European Parliament yesterday. Now, I have the honor to be the head of a delegation that spans across two countries, which is unconventional in the European Parliament.

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