Another exciting addition to Converse.js 6.0.0 is support for message retraction (i.e. removal) by the author (XEP-0424) or by a groupchat admin (XEP-0425).
These are brand new XEPs that I helped author and I'm not aware of other #xmpp clients which already support them. Hopefully they will do so soon.
I've just released Converse.js version 6.0.0.
The biggest change is support for storing data (e.g. messages) in IndexedDB which has no size restrictions. It's not yet the default store, but will be eventually.
people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020
"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."
"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."
And you think working for free is bad, freelancers?
Try "reverse financing"
"Smoke weed every day" - Nate Dogg
"Write code every day." - John Resig
As it is tradition by now, Conversations is available for free on the Google Play store for the remainder of the year.
Happy Holidays. Have a great #36c3.
Thank you for the donation! <3
Once I'm back in Germany at the end of January, I'll send you some stickers.
I'll take some of what she's having.
Explaining your new crypto startup
Things that are illegal to build in most American cities now, a thread:
Important and terrifying thread. It’s hard to know where I stand on this, but I can’t help thinking that we technology and privacy die-hards have helped to polarise this issue by taking a too-hard line and will end up hurting ourselves and the people we aim to protect. https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/1204424679286591488
Nothing makes me appreciate cryptocurrency more than having to deal with banks. https://twitter.com/dan_ballard/status/1204529561163030528
Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out." - Chris Pine
I remember the days when I used to work contract and at the end of my interview they ask me if I have any questions for them. My questions were always the same:
Will I at any point have to use windows?
Do any of my co-workers in IT choose to use windows on their work laptop?
If the answer to either of these were yes I'd always refuse the job.
Luckily now a days employers got the hint and usually go out of their way not to expose their programmers to windows.
Bitcoin's price chart is insane, now I know why they call it a bubble.
Software development and electronic music.
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