I don't think tech folks quite understand how pervasive remote work has become. It's not even a debate anymore, it's a full on revolution. Hard to do any recruiting these days and not constantly run into talented folks who will never go back to working in an office again.
The Times front page two years ago today.
Yes, I need to update the logo :D
Did you try setting the particular domain instead of just `true`?
What if you're embarrassed by the most recent version of your product as well?
Thin-skinned interviewer with a short attention span.
Quite an annoying and embarrasing interview to watch in the first minutes.
There will be more sprints coming!
Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’
Scientist Brad Lister returned to Puerto Rican rainforest after 35 years to find 98% of ground insects had vanished
> UI, e.g., removing the Group Chats part, or getting rid of the filter box in the Contacts section?
You can disable groupchats completely.
Other than that, you can always hide something like the contacts filter via CSS. Not as easy as a configuration variable, but still quite easy.
Yes, the XMPP server is somewhat out of my control, but I do want to make available a Docker instance that sets up Converse.js, Prosody, external file upload and perhaps a few other things.
This could then be well documented, making it much easier for people to set up a working system.
However, I have limited experience with Docker and limited time as well, so things sometimes go more slowly than I'd like.
On the 30th of January the #XMPP community is organizing a development sprint focused on #UX and #UI in the XMPP ecosystem at OSP new office.
Getting a demo up and running is pretty easy IMO and other people have complimented me on making it easy.
There's a "quickstart" section in the docs and there are multiple live demos in the repo.
Converse can be used in various different ways and therefore has many configuration options which can be daunting to people.
But it has IMO sane defaults.
I'd be happy to hear suggestions on how to make it easier for people.
Fashionable names and words Show more
Each generation or age has certain fashions wrt names and words
When I was born, double-barrel names were in vogue.
Certain uncommon names associated with older people used to be fashionable when they were born.
Similarly, some lesser known words become popular for a while (until they're overused and lose their appeal).
"Leverage" is one. Nowadays people leverage things, instead of just using them.
Another one is "plethora".
Devices are now marketed as “smart” if they are unable to function unless in contact with a remote command and control network that tells them what to do, which seems like the opposite of “smart” to me. https://twitter.com/gdead/status/1083714843834761219
BTW, MUC-OMEMO is coming to Converse.js in the next release (soon) and there's a good chance that support for XEP-0374 OX will also be added this year.
event on design for libre federated chat ecosystem Show more
XMPP is a long standing protocol for federated chat which in recent years underwent impressive technical modernization that brought the ecosystem modern mobile clients, cross device chat and end-to-end encryption based on Signal.
The XMPP community organizes so-called sprints where developers gather from across Europe to work on the ecosystem.
Even though the ecosystem saw many improvements in recent years, the UX across the ecosystem still leaves a lot to be desired. To begin addressing this, the next XMPP Sprint will be focused on UX and UI, particularly in regards to naming conventions.
That is why we’d like to invite members of the open source design community to join us on the 30th of January in the offices of Open Source Publishing. On february the 1st we will also do a smaller meetup in the margins of FOSDEM.
If you already have an account on the XMPP network, join us in our Sprint chatroom:
If you don’t, the room is also accessible without an account via:
For more information have a look at:
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