It's even worse than it appears.
New term: Inter-outline inclusions. 0 matches.#
I once designed a JSONified version of RSS. Wrote about it and even put up a demo. I was surprised that somewhere in my sprawling ecosystem is a piece of code, still running, that maintains my JSONified RSS feed. Geek pride. #
When someone says "X is part of the problem" that's wrong in so many ways. Useless. They're actually the problem, not part of it even. Working together is how we get ahead. Unite rather than divide. I don't care how you got to the party, I'm just glad you're here now.#
I saw a snarky thing in a friend's Facebook feed that said women don't need men telling them what to do with their bodies. A recent Gallup poll shows that 43 percent of American women are pro-life and 45 percent of men are pro-choice. I thnk everyone should be pro-choice, but it's wrong to blame men for the current situation. #
Most people in America don’t get how slavery is what we’re still fighting over. Colin Kaepernick is black, in America that means he’s a slave. Our country has yet to settle that question. Most of us have decided to grow out of it, but for a sizeable minority, they’re going keep fighting it. What Kaepernick is to them, a slave who forgot his place.#
If you want to make a long-term contribution to tech, make your users' data accessible through open file formats. Software comes and goes, lots of planned obsolescence, but users' files tend to stick around.#
I'm using Twitter to explore options for listening to my collection of MP3s without using Apple's official iOS music playing app.#
  • A query for Electron devs. #
  • I have been developing Electron apps for five years at least.#
  • I have an Electron version of Drummer for the Mac (to start) almost ready to go, but there are problems with the File dialogs. It feels like a versioning thing? These routines worked fine in earlier software. So I figure what I need to do is get this app building using the latest versions of Electron and the latest build tools. If I recall correctly they change a lot. And it's been a while since I figured out how to do it. When I read their docs for building stuff I feel as lost as I felt when I was just starting out. #
  • Okay, so here's how I build the app currently:#
  • sudo electron-packager . "Electric Drummer" --platform=darwin --arch=all --overwrite --icon=drummer.icns --electron-version=7.1.10 #
  • What should I change to get my build process up to date? #
  • It works, it builds the app, and I've been using it, it's just not the current Electron release and their are quirks with the file dialogs. #
  • Ideally I'd like to not have to learn too much about the Electron release process or versions -- just give me something that works and I can get back to my sprawling codebase. #
  • Here's a thread for comments. Thanks in advance. 😄#
  • I've written about JSON Feed a few times. Summary: it was a bad idea. I don't know why devs want to come up with new names for well-established concepts. It makes all our lives more complicated if the format catches on, and if it doesn't, it just makes a mess.#
  • If you absolutely had to have a JSON feed format, which no one does, it's easy to encapsulate anything you don't like about a format behind a simplifying API, and anything you can represent in RSS can be represented in JSON and vice versa, the best thing to do was a JSONified RSS. But they didn't do that either. #
  • Okay, so four years later this thread appears in the support repo. #
  • I might have been vaguely aware that Apple has a new format, obviously its own reinvention of RSS, also a totally bad idea, and another developer thinks JSON Feed should adopt its features. He is correct. That is the right move. Or even better, just leave JSON Feed behind and support both Apple's new incompatible format and RSS 2.0. Given that they're rooted in the Apple world, probably both. But the sparsely supported format they put out there was a bad idea and today it's an even worse idea, and it's only going to get more so. #
  • People keep doing this, thinking that starting over is the thing to do. Apple will have trouble with their format because publishers will see it as the trap that it obviously is and probably will forever tell Apple it would be better if they didn't go off and blaze a new trail when there already is a well-worn path. No one wants to get locked in the trunk, they want to ride up front with you. And in publishing, thankfully, Apple still is not dominant. And hopefully it stays that way. And the rest of us have to circle the wagons and reduce the number of formats we have to deal with, not add to them.#

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