yeah it’s fine that the masto web UI experiences 60s+ input lag, sure, i love software,,

you: we need javascript to stream updates to the client

a phone, the client, running the app in a sandbox of a sandbox of a sandbox of a sandbox: hnnnngggh rrrgggghhhh

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websites are bad, you say? you don’t like opening the browser for every little thing, you say? well good on you, because we’ve just released a desktop version of our app — which is just the website plus two more levels of sandboxing, plus we get to mine your telemetry 🤡

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Grumbling about contract work 

@garbados to my undying annoyance, the next part of this contract is probably going to be taking a website that we made and making it an app.
An app that displays exactly what is on the website and uses exactly the same back-end.

If the client had listened a month ago we would have just made a native app that worked better, but somehow the client thought that doing it in two steps would be cheaper.

Grumbling about contract work 

@inmysocks @garbados Charge them with the extra "idiot tax".

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@ekaitz_zarraga @inmysocks big +1 on the idiot tax. clients need to stay the hell out of the driver’s seat when it comes to architecture and deployment.

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@garbados @ekaitz_zarraga the cost has increased each time there is something new with them. It still doesn't always feel like enough.

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@inmysocks @garbados Increase it exponentially

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@ekaitz_zarraga @garbados and now the client is asking why a feature that I said was necessary and they said they didn't want isn't working. I didn't implement it because they said not to.

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@inmysocks @garbados :D

Idiot's tax must be applied

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@ekaitz_zarraga @inmysocks big sympathies for your trouble. every freelancer faces it. someday we’ll make decent software 😓

@garbados plus a bunch of (browser-provided) keyboard shortcuts no longer work 🤡

@garbados To be fair, we've added a lot of important internationalization to the text rendering stack and moved it all into software since then...

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