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@Shine_McShine al final las estafas piramidales están hechas para vaciar los bolsillos al que ya tiene poco. El “get rich quick” funciona muy bien entre las clases obreras. Mira si no en que barrios estaban la mayoría de casas de apuestas. Siempre regiones empobrecidas.
Lo malo es que el altavoz de la estafa se amplifica por esos chavales que se creen que “tú no lo entiendes, es que estas anticuado, esto es el futuro, adaptarse o morir” y cuantos más caen a mas arrastran con ellos.

@moritz I heard about the not asking for refunds. I don’t know how Apple processes refunds but I’m kind of in between. I canceled my Tweetbot subscription when Elon bought Twitter because I saw the end coming. I also understand the struggle tapbots and Ivón factory are going through due to the radical changes of the past months. It’s very risky set up a business based on a service that can shut you down anytime they want. But I also love to see how the app market thrives these days with Mastodon

@Shine_McShine y eso que esos serpientos venían de familias acomodadas e incluso después de irse empiezan la vida con un empujón de sus papis. Y aún así les cuesta adaptarse. Ahora que imaginen alguien que haya tenido que trabajar para pagarse la matrícula de la carrera en la pública (🙋‍♂️) o tener dos o tres trabajos para poder pagar alquiler. Y todavía te vienen defendiendo a Rallo después de todo.

@moritz and some still maintain the same business model: Alfred, DEVONthink, ia writer, Omni apps (although they’re switching to sub, at least as an alternative), the Affinity suite, keyboard maestro… But a lot of good software comes also from subscription-based models. The problem in iOS with the App Store is that a new app version gets charged 30% by Apple, a subscription renewal just 15%. that’s a lot of money that ends up in the developer pockets instead of Apple.

@moritz @paul that’s true and it’s valid criticism. They could include the disclaimer in the app description. I guess having a rushed launch because someone decided to cut their main revenue by shutting down Twitter’s API didn’t help. Also users of Tweetbot knew already their business model. And in the end you have your right to skip the sub and jump to other client such as Ice cubes (free with tips), Metatext (although o think it’s not maintained anymore), Tusker, etc.

@Shine_McShine No hay más que ver la progresión de incendios en California. Vortex polares en la costa este. Huracanes de grado 5 en el sur. Desde que vivo aquí (2018) la progresión da miedo. Este año en San Francisco hemos tenido una tormenta que ha traído registros inéditos de lluvias. Barrios enteros inundados y vientos con rachas de 110 km/h. Pero como el término común aquí es “global warming”, cosas que traigan frío y lluvia no pueden estar relacionadas con el “global warming”!

@moritz @paul Other option I’ve seen that I like is charge for the app and a year of updates. Then after the year you won’t get new features, but the app will still work will all you got. You can then pay for another year of updates if you want. That’s a nice compromise and business model. Streaks, Hookmark and others do that.

@moritz @paul Well, devs need a constant income to be able to survive as a business. The other option is charge every few years for a new app version. Then people that bought the app 1-2 months before the new version would be mad, understandably so. And instead of rolling new features constantly, they’ll save them for the new version, so we’ll get big jumps in features every 1-3 years. They can’t sell for a one-time payment and maintain the app and keep up with new OS features for free forever.

@TrueSnowBuddy @paul I agree. But they hurt a lot. I remember when Fantastical turned to subscription and whoever paid for Fantastical 2 they still had all the features they paid for. Just no new features. And they sank the app to 2 stars with hundreds of negative reviews. I know it’s free speech, but the negative discourse just fills every part of our lives lately. We could do so much better if we managed to amicably talk with each other and try to reach common points.

@paul I understand people not wanting to pay monthly or yearly. They have the choice to do it. They also have the option to not use an app and let others that prefer to pay a small sub to allow a small dev team produce and maintain an app. But those downloading and reviewing 1 star, I really don’t get it. There are several options, they can just go somewhere else.

This is super crazy and at the same time looks extremely interesting. It looks great for checking what your favorite people you follow did on Mastodon the past few days.

From: @terhechte

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I've had the idea for a weird kind of Twitter client for years. With Mastodon being all open, I've decided to do the experiment:

What if your Timeline looked like iMessage. A normal timeline confuses me to no end because everything is out of context.

My experiment, Ebou, is a Mastodon client that looks like iMessage. Conversations are grouped by friends and sorted by recent postings.

It is super basic right now, but this already feels much more natural to me 😀

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Hello Friends,

Wanted to make a note that our current roadmap is on our website:

We are a small company of 3 people and only 1 of us replies on this account. Between all the emails and messages here, it's hard to always answer everyone, but we do our best. If your question doesn't get answered here, it's not because we don't care. It's just impossible to always be around to answer everyone. Feel free to send us an email if you don’t get a response here. Thank you! 🙂

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some people don’t want to climb the corporate ladder, even if they used to.

some people don’t want to go “above and beyond.”

some people want less responsibility, not more.

some people want to do the job they were hired to do and be done.

there is *nothing* wrong with this.

we need to normalize language like this. you don’t have to work 90 hours a week to be “dedicated.” you don’t have to love your job. you CAN be in it just for the paycheck. that’s literally what a job is: payment for services.

this rhetoric of “what success looks like” is a falsity we have been tricked into believing to maximize corporate profits. success looks different depending on who and when you ask… sometimes success is getting up in the morning, and sometimes it’s getting promoted. it’s all relative, and we need to remember that.

#Friday #Thoughts #Work #Life #BeKind #Success

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#Podcast Exclusivity Is Quickly Becoming an Outdated Strategy

I love how much podcasts hold on to RSS and the open web (for the most part).

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Que esto se produce al mismo tiempo que DeSantis ha ordenado la retirada de los libros de las escuelas.

No de libros, no. De TODOS los libros hasta que el comité censor (no es coña) pueda evaluar cada uno de ellos y aprobar la nueva visión purgada de la realidad.

Pero luego somos unos exagerados por calificarles de nazis

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@brentsimmons @gruber I have to say I miss your voice in the Omni Show. I really liked your style there, half playful half serious. The podcast is still interesting, but it’s definitely not the same.

@charliemchapman maybe it’s time to update this to change twitter for mastodon? That by itself will be worth the subscription 🙃

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We now actually have confirmation rent isn't being paid at Twitter HQ (previous headlines mistook a different SF office where rent wasn't being paid for HQ). HQ is where Elon himself works.

I cannot for the life of me understand how the landlord is resisting the temptation to physically have Elon Musk, second richest man in the world, thrown out of their building in front of news cameras.

@simonbs @film_girl re:toot in Ice cubes shows a toot in a toot in a toot 😀

PS: tooted from Ivory. I just love Mastodon’s community of developers right now.

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