Strangely enough- desktop might be an even better target for this. Google themselves would be crazy not to do it, especially since the apple app store has been such a failure for so long. Chrome PWAs on mac are stellar with the exception of a few stray bugs. Shame google shot themselves in the foot by inexplicably eliminating the insane real estate they had with the chrome app store formerly living on the app dock on macOS

The tech is far past ready for many applications. All that's missing is for it to be productized and for some major player to have immediate financial incentives in line with getting people used to installing PWAs. I feel like a critical component is for users to not even know that's what they're doing and for them to just think they're installing native apps

I wonder what catalyst could spark progressive web apps becoming the default. Maybe some current android manufacturer wanting to escape google will make make a mobile OS where the "app store" is really just a browser built entirely around PWAs. I wonder if you could fork an existing android browser and do this- like a browser fork presented as f-droid but for PWAs

I've now worked at 5 different coworking spaces in Minneapolis, and all 5 have cleared out daily around 5pm. Rarely a single straggler. Having started my career in San Francisco this is still so bizarre for me

@carbontwelve Please add me to Digital Rights, Fediverse, Gaming, Linux, Makers, Mastodon Moderators, Music, Musicians, Technology, Travellers, Video Games.

Ubuntu 19.04 update: I didn't even realize it but multiple monitors can have independently controlled scaling factors! My 4k monitor is at 200% and my 1440p is at 125% :D :D :D :D

I keep having the feeling that not posting on twitter/insta/tik tok/etc. is effectively a multi-year obliteration of countless professional and creative opportunities I'll never know would have existed. I keep feeling I need to go back, but 1. I currently just can't picture posting and 2. Just posting isn't enough anymore. The people bending themselves around what optimizes visibility on the platforms are seeing exponential returns while those that use it like normal people are being buried

It's an unfortunate phenomenon that the tech orgs that get closest to equitability tend to attract the audience that is most vicious when things aren't 100% perfect. Mozilla today is a perfect example of this. I'm guilty of it too (holding good tech to standards that are too high)... keeping them honest is great but it's all tradeoffs and sometimes they make a tough call for the right reasons

Nakata not-deep-cut of the day - his IG post from Rock in Japan

World of Fantasy and Flashback looked LITTT

I've been trying to change my twitch username from kevinflor to kevinflo for ~8 years now. I had created a account with that name and locked myself out of it. Contacted support once every few years to see if it could be done.

Today it just randomly worked ❓ 🎉❓ 🎉

Nakata deep cut of the day landing early today
Perfume - Imitation World
A reworking of his classic from probably about 15 yrs before. The old shibuya kei era changes sound so great with this era's production sound. That chorusssss 🤩

My 16.04 install got borked so I made the leap to 19.04... wow I'm shocked. So stellar. Fractional scaling (for one scaling at a time at least) is working great, graphics drivers good to go out-of-the-box, and the ubuntu software store has gotten so good I really didn't have to use anything else. Plus it's subjective but gnome right now is just... pretty.

Year of linux on the desktop???

One of the biggest things that kept esports photography so compelling for the years I did it was the explosion of emotion at the end of an intense match. These players are in some of the most intense moments of their lives but can’t break concentration for a millisecond. The instant release when the game is over is overwhelming

Congrats go1 😭

I've thought for years that if spotify/soundcloud et all allowed tipping the entire music industry would be transformed overnight. I hope something pushes them towards this.

Techmeme has ninja going to mixer as the top story of the day and another story about faze clan counter suing tfue. We've reached this weird tipping point where gaming/esports news is just... news. Was fun watching that industry grow but it's definitely a big kid now

Such a cool and unique move by Skrillex to release his new songs using a screen cap of the actual Ableton project files as the video great tracks

Let's just go ahead and call these "The Nakata Changes"

Nagisa Cosmetic - Life Balance

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Massive news - is now on the main instance picker 🎉 🎉 🎉

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