I'm part owner and roaster at a little coffee company in Wisconsin. Author of Typica, a popular free program used to capture and work with coffee roasting production records that's used at roasting companies all over the world. Volunteer on the Roasters Guild education committee. Available for paid coffee consulting, training, open source software development. Living with a cat who broke into my house and decided to stay. Likes: cute, travel, food. Dislikes: blinking lights.
Michabo v0.1 release (future plans)
The primary focus for Michabo v0.2 will be the Plugin system and (on traditional UNIX systems) the D-Bus interface.
The Plugin system and D-Bus IPC will build the foundation of this “bridging the fediverse and desktop computing” design goal. These systems will allow for desktop components to interact with each other.
For example, it will be possible for you to share what you are listening to on Audacious or Spotify just by clicking a share button. This is just one of many possibilities unlocked by the Plugin and IPC components.
Because all of this work is being done in the open where the community can observe, we hope that it inspires other people working in the client space to follow our design guidance and specifications to enable these same experiences in their desktop environments and clients.
Michabo represents significant strategic value for the entire fediverse moving forward: the transformation of desktop computing into a social, collaborative experience is something that the proprietary services have been unable to accomplish. They have been unable to accomplish this level of integration because their business model prevents it. We, however, do not have such business models, and that is truly our greatest asset — we are empowered to build the technology people actually want without worrying about profitability.
I intend to write more about this in a blog soon, but this is a major part of the puzzle that, if we can solve it, will give us a big advantage that should be compelling enough to cancel out the user lock-in problem imposed by the proprietary walled gardens. If users can do cool shit and it just works, then they have a compelling reason to push their friends to come join them in the fediverse.
@neal selling stacks of ebook readers painted with the book cover that can only read that single book :thdnking_face:
https://social.typica.us/ is now running Mastodon 2.9.0. Also, this is apparently my 3,003rd toot. Awoo!
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Author of Typica software for coffee roasters.
This is a place for Typica users to connect and chat, but toots need not be related to that program or coffee roasting.