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.

techpol, you gotta be shittin' me 

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