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minor point: measuring by pure volume of code, MS had enormous power to shape how code was made for most of the history of mainstream computing. their OSes and development tools were monopolies. the last 10-15y have been an exception in that sense, not the norm.

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“Have you ever heard of hard socks?” “Wow, no. Are they like shoes?” “No no no. Ok let me explain. They’re flappy but they don’t flap. You wear them when you ride a bicycle but only at night.” “Whoa. Have you ever worn hard socks?” “Of course not. But I really want to someday!”

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the short answer is microformats, which let the recipient interpret the mention as a reply, like, repost, event rsvp, etc, instead of just a generic page. aaronparecki.com/2018/06/30/11/…

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heh. @kellan may be alluding to the downloadable HTML + JS archive from twitter.com/settings/accou…. it can be served by a web server directly, as is. works great, renders your complete tweet history, nothing else needed.

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of course. plan ahead, anticipate likely problems, and prevent them. eg premortems are great! however. resources are finite, possible problems are infinite, and we’re not great at predicting the future. too much time is wasted on unlikely, rare, or unimportant imagined problems.

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curious why you think twitter claims ownership of tweet contents? that seems wrong. from twitter.com/en/tos : “You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services… [Y]ou grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license…”

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eve is so great. consistently one of the most interesting, underappreciated phenomenons in gaming. also arguably one of the only games to realize the true promise and potential of MMOs.

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also, interestingly, anyone can send a webmention! if you get a native webmention, you can check that the source post links to you, but you don’t actually know whether its author or someone else sent the webmention.

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