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    1. password: a game about key presses and reaction time

      A simple web game I made to combat depression. To play, go here. Warning: the game starts as soon as you enter the page. To view source, visit the GitHub repo. How to play: Press the keys you see...

      A simple web game I made to combat depression.

      To play, go here. Warning: the game starts as soon as you enter the page.

      To view source, visit the GitHub repo.

      How to play:

      • Press the keys you see before yourself. The key turns green if it's been "solved".

      • Once all keys are "solved", you start a new round automatically.

      • If the timer runs out before all keys are "solved", the game is over. Press [Space] to start over.

      • There's no score. Play whenever and for as long as you like. Quit whenever you've had enough.

      24 votes
    2. What are some pointers for managing repositories?

      Take a look, for example, at the youtube-dl repository. Now, compare that to the Tildes repository. youtube-dl, currently, has 2,667 issues and 584 pull requests! How in the heck would the...

      Take a look, for example, at the youtube-dl repository. Now, compare that to the Tildes repository.

      youtube-dl, currently, has 2,667 issues and 584 pull requests!

      How in the heck would the developers, directly involved with that repository, get organized enough to handle all of that?

      6 votes
    3. A bunch of updates and fixes from open-source contributors

      Over the last week, a number of updates have been made by people other than me contributing code to Tildes through its open-source repository. I wanted to make a post to highlight some of these...

      Over the last week, a number of updates have been made by people other than me contributing code to Tildes through its open-source repository. I wanted to make a post to highlight some of these changes and let everyone know about them, since there are some great updates and fixes in here:

      @deing made it possible to create links that will pre-fill the subject and message for private messages. For example: https://tildes.net/user/Deimos/new_message?subject=Test+Message&message=Please+don't+actually+send+this+to+me

      @blitz saw me make an offhand comment about a rare bug when someone submits a link to an IP address, and got a development environment set up and fixed it right away.

      @Bauke has been on a tear, fixing a lot of long-outstanding issues and adding features. So far:

      • Added a way for users to view their two-factor authentication backup codes (previously you could only see them at the time you activated 2FA).
      • Added "View Markdown" for comments and text topics. This is inside a new "More" dropdown menu, and will show you the markdown that the poster used, so that you can check how they did some formatting or copy-paste if you want to use someone else's post as a template of sorts.
      • Added new settings (under "Site behavior settings" on the Settings page) to always open links to Tildes groups and users in new tabs.
      • Fixed a few issues with inconsistent interface elements and styling.

      There are multiple more merge requests still waiting for me to review, and I'll probably be making some other posts soon once some of those get merged in as well. Thanks, the contributions are greatly appreciated! If anyone else is interested in looking into contributing, the CONTRIBUTING file in the repo is probably the best place to start.

      And as usual, I've topped everyone back up to 10 invites, accessible on the invite page.

      53 votes
    4. I had an idea for an app and I'd like to talk about it

      Simply put, I encountered a practical problem a several weeks back. From that experience an idea for an app came to mind so I went online looking for what I thought would have been offered by...

      Simply put, I encountered a practical problem a several weeks back. From that experience an idea for an app came to mind so I went online looking for what I thought would have been offered by several organizations. Surprisingly, I only found one solution being offered but it didn't quite cover everything that I thought would be possible.

      I'd rather not let the cat out of the bag yet. So, I'd prefer that we talk about it through private messages with the understanding that you won't shout it from the rooftops. If this is a good idea (which I believe that it is), then I'd like the app to be developed with the GNU-GPL3 license (open source).

      5 votes