1. Brennan Novak: Thank you @WillardFoxton for referring to my people (software devs) as "exceptionally dull weirdos." You sir, have a way with words and are clearly aware of what's going on in the world. Thank you for your valuable insights.

    Brennan Novak is that a reply-context I see there?

  2. Aaron Parecki: Here are some photos from today's @playmapattack game at #realtimeconf! http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronpk/sets/72157636700537984/

    Aaron Parecki looks like it was a success :) Feedback after using the map creation UI: the path tool is amazing for quickly filling up maps, it would be great if it had the option to automatically insert staggered higher-point points, maybe a 20 every 5 and a 30 every 15 or 20. 50s are most fun to place by hand.

  3. Barry Frost: I've installed Barnaby Walters' clever Weave browser extension for Twitter.com to expand truncated POSSE tweet copies of #IndieWeb posts. If you're viewing this on my site or on the Twitter website with Weave then you should be reading my whole post, not just the ~140-character summary.

    @barryf it worked! Thanks for the mention and great work on !

  4. John Nye: @BarnabyWalters last time I used mozilla it was poor experience (2011), but validation of extensions was a manual process by someone.

    .@john_nye all the stores I’ve submitted extensions to do manual reviews. Mozilla:

    • gives two review options (fast and slow),
    • runs loads of automated tests in a web interface to suggest things to fix,
    • gives you the choice of which review to use, and creates a public URL from which the extension can be installed while the review’s in process

    Safari and Opera have fairly basic, boring forms for uploading stuff, and are extremely picky and unclear about exact image sizes for screenshots and icons. There’s also no “review in progress” page, but otherwise acceptable.

    Obviously I’ve not been able to actually submit an extension to the Chrome store, but I’d hope that it’s a damned good experience for $5. If they are doing automatic reviews, then the price becomes even more counter-intuitve. If they’ve automated it, surely it’s cheaper and quicker for them?

  5. Jack Way: @BarnabyWalters I think it's to authenticate devs and reduce spam.

    .Jack Way no other extension store (mozilla, apple, opera) demands payment, or requires it for verification. Also, Mozilla offers a far superior extension upload experience. Google has no excuse :)

  6. Charles Stanhope: @BarnabyWalters Is Facebook's behavior different from Twitter's t.co in this regard? (I don't use Facebook, so genuinely curious.)

    @cstanhope Twitter do indeed shorten all links, they’re just a little bit more honest about it. But I’m certainly going to make the extension unshorten them all too (there’s enough info in the HTML do to that without extra HTTP requests).