I just finished the first version of my very first small #ocaml program that I am using to get started with the language.
It implements a quite custom way to update a few select records in my DNS (hosted at https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/) in order to get DynDns with my own domains. So far I have used https://www.duckdns.org/ and CNAMEs but that doesn't work if you have other records (e.g MX) on a name.
I really love the development experience in #emacs. Immediately seeing your type errors, inspecting types, and even diving into the libraries somewhere in the opam dir is just lovely.
GoToSocial, a lightweight Mastodon-compatible server
I may have to give GoToSocial a spin, just to see how portable and easy it actually is. Still early days, but it seems to be shaping up very well as an alternative to the giant jenga tower of Mastodon.
A couple points from feature list which caught my eye, too:
GoToSocial offers public/unlisted/friends-only/mutuals-only/and direct posts (slide in DMs! -- with consent).
It also allows you to customize how people interact with your posts:
+ Local-only posts.
+ Rebloggable/boostable toggle.
+ 'Likeable' toggle.
+ 'Replyable' toggle.
+ Customizability for admins
Lots of config options for admins to play around with, including:
Easily-adjustable post length.
Media upload size settings.
GoToSocial doesn't apply a one-size-fits-all approach to federation. Who your server federates with should be up to you.
+ 'Normal' federation; discover new servers.
+ Allowlist-only federation; choose which servers you talk to.
+ Zero federation; keep your server private.
And one feature Mastodon itself will never be able to boast:
"GoToSocial plays nice with lower-powered machines like Raspberry Pi, old laptops and tiny $5/month VPSes."
The latest 0.3 alpha release, Stimky Sloth, just came out, adding profiles:
Does anybody have a recommendation for a good free(*) cycling app for Android that has support for at least GPS and time tracking as well as GPX import / export and OSM support? Ideally it should also have support for route planning but I would consider this optional. I would like to avoid any other tracking than the one noted above, especially marketing and other user tracking which most apps do these days.
A very hoopy 42nd birthday to the book which 1. is slightly cheaper than Encyclopedia Galactica, and 2. has the words “Don’t Panic” inscribed in large, friendly letters on the cover. #hhgttg
"We are proud to announce the release of Nextcloud Notes Android 3.0 #apps:notes!" 🥳
Thanks to our amazing community! Read more details below!
Funkwhale 1.0 is out 🎉
As usual, the full changelog is available at https://docs.funkwhale.audio/changelog.html#id1,. New features include:
- A brand new search page
- It's now possible to launch a scan from the UI
- Themes and language are now persisted accross sessions
- A new plugin system, with a scrobbler plugin that works with Last.fm and MusicBrainz
We're thankful to the contributors to this release, as well as all our supporters, backers and members of the community who have been with us for five years!
We wish you a happy upgrade!
If you choose to delete your keybase, account and you’ve got some #stellar coins left inside that you prefer to gift away instead of deleting or knowing it will be for zooms profit, know that we do have a stellar address you can donate to.
I'm going to manufacture a batch of entropy source boards  built on the idea of a noisy diode .
If you're up for one or just curious about it, please let me know.
Note that they will cost you at least four times the Infinite Noise TRNG  and have less features so you should consider if that's a better choice.