Rude opinion about DuckDuckGo
I've basically given up using DuckDuckGo.
Why? Because the average results are - at best - questionable.
It's not about skimming through results to find the thing you seek, it's about getting back results that are pretty much outside of the searched context.
All this to say: it's pretty much shit.
"Forget is a service that automatically deletes your old posts. Shouldn't databases forget too?"
(and there has been MastoPurge for a while: https://github.com/ThomasLeister/mastopurge)
But there's something even better coming: Native Mastodon auto-deletions: https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/pull/16529
Awesome Git afecionados, fyi there are two new porcelains in town:
* git switch: to move (switch) across HEADs
* git restore: to restore files (eg pick/restore file from a specific revision in the working copy).
The TL;DR is: they kinda/sorta do whatever git checkout used to do, but with a tiny bit clearer semantics.
They're available in git-2.23 and onwards.
About the whole discussion about @Gargron's comment about the "Local" timeline that might go away : personally I love(d) Mastodon BECAUSE OF the local timeline.
The local tab is where I spend most of my interactions with the rest of the community: x0r is not a big instance, and that's why I like it so much.
It's like that pub on the corner where you meet your pals. There may not be anybody around, so yes: let's check the plaza.
But the "pub" is where I'll head.
I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline : https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon-ios/issues/221
Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.
Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.
Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.
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