@jwildeboer @tpheine Except they blocked most (in cooperation with #PayPal) of the VPNs and region-changing services. I vividly remember the #Netflix CEO justifying it by saying: “The basic solution is for Netflix to get global and have its content be the same all around the world so there’s no incentive to [use a VPN]."
@jwildeboer FWIW, it appeared 3 days ago in my (Czech) account.
@baldur Push notifications are the key functionality for a lot of potential web apps. It's hard to judge when there's basically only one other browser engine suggesting which APIs are worth implementing... I simply don't trust #Apple with these decisions. I think you'd agree that #PWA support is definitely low on their priority list.
Who knows, maybe if other browser engines were allowed on #iOS, PWAs would have already been majority of the App Store... Apple keeps making sure we'll never know.
@baldur I'm not suggesting they have to support all of them. The problem is that by not allowing other browser engines they are deciding which of these are allowed on iOS devices. And as a result often which of these APIs (hence #PWA platform in general) will gain any traction at all. All while most of their revenue comes from their own proprietary platform mostly overlapping with the web’s potential functionality. Their market strength is too high for that.
@baldur Push notifications, web share, background sync, web bluetooth, web USB...
@velartrill "Chinese mathematicians discovered algorithmically efficient prime formula"
@nolan The workaround is to divide followed accounts into smaller lists (with the same limit).
@nolan Yes, specific accounts' timelines go as far back as your server's database but if I for example didn't see this post of yours yesterday, it may have gotten pushed out of my Home timeline by 500 (or what's the actual limit) other posts in the meantime.
Even if I'd have time to skim through the whole timeline (and beyond) over the weekend for example, I'd hit the end of the timeline. The rest of the missed posts is in each account's timeline but you'd have to check them manually.
@nolan But I'm aware this can quickly turn into a philosophical discussion about value of information and how it declines over time and that this is a fundamental design "flaw" of #microblogging. But maybe being able to increase this limit so people can spend couple of days away from #fediverse without fear of missing interesting posts would go a long way.
@nolan I understand this is more of a Mastodon server-side decision but the most stressful aspect of using Mastodon/Pinafore for me is the limit on a number of posts on the timeline. Depending on a number of posts by accounts you follow, they can disappear in a day or so. (Even one account going wild for a moment can wipe interesting posts out of your timeline basically forever.) This creates FOMO which forces people to check back every so often whether it fits their priorities or not.
Ondřej's personal fediverse server instance.