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Open source e reader ( lemmy.ml )

I recently got a Sony prs 600 e reader from 2009. The battery is at the end of its life (It lasts about 3 days with heavy reading, and a couple weeks without reading). No backlight, no Wi-Fi, just an SD card that I can load epub files and small PDFs. The screen is slow and the contrast isn't the best. The "touch screen" is the...

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I'm also watching the open book project.

If it just had epub support it'd be perfect

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The creator is a nebula employee. Don't believe it's officially sanctioned, but they aren't distributing videos, just notifying of new releases. Should all be in the clear based on my limited knowledge.

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Well my own usage so far consists of a mastodon list with my favorite peertube, nebula, and other video creators. Since it's chronological, it roughly serves the same purpose as the OG YouTube subscriptions page.

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I think there's some pretty low hanging fruit here, but most of it is platform specific.

On Mastodon, I think this looks like a revamp of the for you section. As it stands the posts are mostly human curated and the people section is mostly a static list. That is, if you've scrolled through the list once, that list will not be different next time unless you've followed a significant number of people outside of it. It would be nice if it at least showed you the next 20 or so by the same metric.

On lemmy, I think making the functionality provided by the trending communities community a first class feature would go a long way.

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Love the idea is a "similar communities" button but I don't know if I'd say searching communities is really that hard.

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Unmanic to optimize your library in the background. Encoding things to x265 can buy you a huge amount of space.

Edit: Reading again i see that you're on a pi. Not at all sure what the video encoding performance is on those.

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Seems to me the most likely explanation is they got caught and fixed it.

Decentered Podcast: Interview with creator of Blacksky ( wedistribute.org )

This ended up being such a great interview. I know some people will shrug it off, because it’s Bluesky and not Mastodon, but Rudy’s a super smart dude and an amazing guest, and he shed a lot of light on building a community space for black people on an emergent platform. There’s so much good info coming from this man!

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is a thing. I think there's also a guppe group?

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I think it's worth considering a model where one might be expected to provide hosting for their own video. Certainly not necessary now but probably will be if/when video on fedi takes off

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There are a couple of prpeertube creators that make short form content

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Regarding Sup: dansup has mentioned that he's put the project on hold until the new EU guidelines around interoperability (targeting whatsapp) are available.

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This is super exciting. I think one of the things a lot of people are missing here is the potential for wikis to augment existing fediverse communities. Reddit's killer feature has always been the massive treasure trove of information for hobbyists and niche interests. There is huge potential in the fediverse to take advantage of that sort of natural collaborative knowledge building process.

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It’s normal that there will be forks and alternatives

This is not the sentiment you have previously expressed in direct response to these forks and alternatives. Thinking specifically about your activity in the sublinks announcement posts.

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I honestly don't remember but I do recall it's way more of a process than it used to be

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I think the big reason that nobody's mentioned yet is simply that they were earlier. Back when projects like Tox and Matrix were first starting to pop up, telegram was already fully formed. Signal didn't come until at least a year later and didn't have feature parity until several years later. Telegram by contrast was a much closer experience to WhatsApp and Messenger, making the transition much easier, particularly for low-tech knowledge users.

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for users to migrate it could be dead on arrival

Sublinks isn't meant to appeal to users, it's meant to appeal to admins.

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A cohesive culture has definitely formed distinct from the rest of the fediverse. I think microblogging as a paradigm kind of lends itself to this but Lemmy certainly has a distinct culture as well.

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The biggest problem with traditional forums is the fact that participation requires yet another account. This is the most significant thing that discord has going for it, nearly everybody already has a discord account. Federated forums mostly solve this issue tho

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the more convinced I am that the AT protocol is better than ActivityPub.

That's because AT was very deliberately designed to solve problems with ActivityPub.

I wonder what sort of bridging can be implemented between AT Protocol and ActivityPub implementations.

The folks over at https://fed.brid.gy/ have been working at this. Much to the chagrin of the folks over at Mastodon.

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I thought they fixed the a.gup.pe groups recently?

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Mastodon really does seem to rally around braindead takes and misinformation. The culture over there can be hard to stomach sometimes.

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You're absolutely right and I definitely shouldn't be making broad statements like that. Another thing I've found is that if you can stomach the effort (or do this from the get go), it's a good idea to put all your academic or professional accounts into a single list. It's nice to check into a slightly smarter feed from time to time.

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Yes but if you want to do just want anything more advanced than putting users in a list you're out of luck.

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The Verge has been all in on the Fediverse, and they're probably the biggest advocate in the media. They're also going through the process of switching their entire backend for direct fediverse support. If you have a mastodon or kbin consider boosting this at their official account (@verge) here: https://mastodon.social/@verge/111891107107406018

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So, you won't see Mastodon content on Lemmy unless a Mastodon user has posted in a group (the generic term for community, subreddits, etc). For example, here's an exchange I had with some Mastodon users. Groups don't always come from Lemmy and as a Lemmy user you can subscribe to more Mastodon centric groups like !histodons or even PeerTube channels like !veronicaexplains_channel. Direct user-to-user microblog style interaction with Mastodon users is not supported, and that's mostly a design choice of the devs. Projects like kbin/mbin seek to bridge the gap and directly support both experiences.

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Does anybody have any recommendations for FOSS RSS readers with actual content surfacing features? So many RSS feeds are full of junk (this is particularly a problem with feeds with wildly disparate posting frequencies) and I've always felt they'd be a lot more useful if people were putting more effort into a modern way to sort through extremely dense feeds.

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Really I mean anything more advanced than keyword filters. Performance friendly NLP has come a long way since the advent of RSS

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We don't need to use that word here

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Posted elsewhere: Really I mean anything more advanced than keyword filters and grouped feeds. Performance friendly NLP has come a long way since the advent of RSS

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Material You is increasingly a requirement for me to even use an app on a regular basis.

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This is a great project and I'm surprised by the tone of the response here. I think most folks are forgetting that most of the people dealing with configuration are not programmers by trade. They just need to setup a tool for their use case. To that end, the gap between the existing configuration paradigm and extending their software is practically insurmountable. This language bridges that gap in a robust and purpose built way and that is going to make a lot of people's lives and jobs easier.

Think about homeassistant and how much less fidly it'd be to get advanced functionality or interfaces if the gap between programming and configuration were closed? There is an absolute fuckton of enterprise and scientific software that will improve in the same way.

What Meta’s Fediverse Plans Mean for Threads Users ( www.wired.com )

Meta is treading carefully, doing a phased implementation while continuing conversations with Fediverse leaders. This will give the company more time to iron out some of the integration kinks. “Do we adapt the protocol to be able to support this?” Lambert asks. “Or do we try to do some kind of interesting, unique...

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Pretty sure it's not. Wired is just talking about the wrong thing. Currently threads voice posts federate fine.

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It's not so crazy. Most people choose a DE for the defaults

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Some of the apps will struggle with higher ping rates. I have some issues on thunder

Lemmy needs better integration/federation. Too much content is hidden. A community on the biggest instance was not visible to me on another large instance.

I did a search from shitjustworks for "reddit die" and did not find https://lemmy.world/c/watchredditdie so I made https://sh.itjust.works/c/watchredditdie (unnecessarily). This should really not happen. When someone makes a community there should be a "ping" sent out to notify all other federated instances....

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They actually talked about this in the AMA from a couple of days ago. Sounds like the current plan is to have all federating servers send their entire list of communities to each other on a regular basis.

The other thing that I think is worth mentioning is Lemmy Community Boost which is basically a bot that serves the same purpose.

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There was a fair amount specifically upset that the creators had not decided to focus their efforts on contributing to lemmy directly. I personally think that's silly as it's not hard to find folks who've tried and had a terrible experience.

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Great project! I wish y'all the best

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Might just be one of those closed dependencies they have you opt into at install time

Sublinks Aims to Be a Drop-In Replacement for Lemmy ( wedistribute.org )

Seems like an interesting effort. A developer is building an alternative Java-based backend to Lemmy's Rust-based one, with the goal of building in a handful of different features. The dev is looking at using this compatibility to migrate their instance over to the new platform, while allowing the community to use their apps of...

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hashtags have better use in platforms like mastadon

Says who? Because that's how the old platforms used it? I think we should really be moving past the direct influence of these corporate platforms and on the fediverse that probably means something of a well understood common language (like @user or !group). Hashtags were only ever a thing on twitter because the users just started using them and full text search was sufficient to handle it (this is more or less the position we're in on lemmy). Direct support didn't come till much later.

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This is not hobby software, this is public good software. They are paid in large part by grants

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