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cyrus Simon Müller

Cat and Tech enthusiast from Germany. Account by @[email protected]

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When is a new update to ActivityPub coming?
  • Hosting data yourself wouldn't be required, but it would become an option.

    You'd have the option of leaving your identity on your home server, or a separate domain/website, or host your data and identity but use another instance to federate.

    Though, designing UX for this will be an interesting challenge.

  • I noticed a white hue on the top of the screen and ONLY on the homescreen. I thought it was a Fairphone 5 issue, but now i noticed it on my Nothing Phone 2a (photo)as well. What is it?
  • Sorry for the late reply, that shadow is present in most launchers as a default option to create contrast between the wallpaper and status icons.

    Things like Nova Launcher and Lawnchair have options to disable it.

  • Xperia 1 VI working on US T Mobile
  • Awesome to see that Sony development is still kicking <3

  • [email protected]: What are the best ways to minimize fingerprinting on Firefox?
  • use Tor Browser.

    If your concern is fingerprinting, that is undeniably the best there is out of the box.

    If you want Tor Browser without having to use the Tor Network, Mullvad is basically just that; Tor Browser without the Network.

  • Anon thinks about Google
  • What exactly does Google have left that people like? Gmail?

    Nope, not GMail either, even GMail has ads now.

  • Xperia 1 VI working on US T Mobile
  • I'd love to slap LineageOS on a modern sony

    Loved their devices back then, especially because they offer an extended range of updates specifically for developing on-top of AOSP, even including (Major) Kernel Updates

    That on a modern device? Count me in

  • Is there any permanent risk to the phone itself if you install graphene OS?
  • If anything, installing GrapheneOS on a Pixel probably reduces the risk of something happening to your phone, that's kind of the point with having an Android distribution that maximizes security and privacy.

    And because the installer is so simple that you just connect your phone, open a browser and hit three buttons, it's really unlikely that you'll accidentally brick your phone trying to install it.

  • Why is compact mode 'not supported'?
  • yes but active usage doesnt mean it was not used?

    If their criteria was "at least 1 person uses it at all, sometimes" then it would not have been removed 🤔

    likely no maintenance effort at all.

    The maintenance comes less from the code and more from making sure that every single menu added or changed in any way continues to behave correctly in three different sizes with themes and everything.

  • Why is compact mode 'not supported'?
  • It's hidden away behind a flag now because it hasn't been actively used for years on end.

    Not the other way around.

  • Why is compact mode 'not supported'?
  • It is essentially just extra maintenance of a feature in Firefox that (statistically) not many people use

    As such, it's marked as "unsupported" to make clear that if any issues arise, Mozilla won't help you with those issues.

  • What's the best messaging platform?
  • SimpleX is quite a promising project, uses Double Ratchet End-to-End-Encryption (from Signal), and has a very interesting protocol and model to provide quite strong metadata protection, especially in regards to whom you talk to and groups you're in.

    If your threat model requires exceptionally strong Metadata protection, SimpleX is probably going to be your go-to

    Though, for a more lenient threat model, where still good, but less laser-focused metadata protection is enough, Signal will probably do just fine.

    Personally I use Signal, but I also have a SimpleX Profile, an XMPP Account and Matrix. (preferred in that order)

  • Why a Half a Million Artists left Instagram for Cara Last Week
  • The "NO AI" clause is conditional, though.

    As mentioned in their FAQ, they will reverse that rule when it is "viable in terms of data privacy and ethicality"

    unless the rampant ethical and data privacy issues around datasets are resolved via regulation.

    Whilst they aren't VC-Backed, their servers already had to do nearly 10 upgrades, their "AI Detection" is backed by another, third-party AI, and it's not transparent what said service is.

    And to top it off, it's a closed ecosystem. You upload your art there, and either Cara dies one day and your following is gone, or they change their policies, leadership or anything else, at which point everyone will have to move again

    it's yet another case where the Fediverse and other Federated networks address the core issue that lead to this disaster - content ownership - better than systems like these do. I'm not hopeful for Cara.

  • FUTO Keyboard app
  • Yes, they self-implemented that.

    So unlike Heliboard, you don't need to import Google's Swypelibs.

  • FUTO Keyboard app
  • Its great, same as their standalone Speech-To-Text Application.

  • FUTO Keyboard app
  • Just FYI, Heliboard (continuation of OpenBoard) has all of the above. Just note that you'll need to import Google's Swype library once to use Swipe-To-Type.

  • Self-hosted diary
  • Syncthing does have an Android app, but I've never looked into doing anything syncthing-related on iOS because I simply don't have any iOS devices :/

  • Feature Request: More offline functionality

    Currently there is a lot of functionality that in theory does not require an account, although Voyager still prompts you to create one.

    Whilst I now have one, I initially intended not to.

    Either way, there are a good amount of features that could be adjusted to fit guest / offline accounts, including:

    • Changing the guest instance
    • Allow saving posts locally as guest (not synced, ofc)
    • Allow changing subscriptions as guest (there's already some in guest view anyways, I figured being able to change them would be nice)

    Does the MXID in Lemmy's 'Matrix User' field actually show up or get used?

    I've always found the Matrix User option that Lemmy has quite interesting, but I have noticed does not even show up anywhere?

    The fact this option exists is cool, but what is the use if it doesn't show up anywhere?