Tonight I was met with a pleasant surprise: Chris Were published a video about Bibliogram, Invidious and Nitter! CloudTube / YouTube
It's extremely frightening when someone with more of a following than you spreads the word about something that you've made, because what if they misrepresent your thing, or they explain it badly, or they present an outdated version, or their demo has unusual technical issues, or they pronounce the name of the thing incorrectly?
I was holding my breath as I watched the video, and I am incredibly happy to say that none of these things happened and that I am absolutely flattered that Chris took the time to make a video about these cool services.
There are a few things from the video that I'd like to discuss, and without a YouTube account, I can't show up in the comments to explain. Writing about it here seemed like a reasonable idea. If you're here from Chris's video, then hi!, thank you for spending the time to read this post, and thank you for appreciating free software. ❤️
The "contact the developer" page hasn't been updated in quite a while. I'm a student and I'm paying for the servers with part of my student loans, which is not as bad as it sounds. You don't have to give me money, but I'll take it if you really want to. Also, it's $11/month because I have two servers now. I need to update that page.
There's a lot of things that I ought to do to this website but I've been putting them off in favour of more important things.
Things that worked out extremely well
- The video was recorded shortly after I disabled feeds. That would be awkward if those were advertised as a useful feature.
- Chris's screen was just wide enough to make the timeline view 6 images wide rather than 5 images wide. It's less pretty when it's 5 images wide. I will probably address this in the future.
- Chris shows off that Instagram doesn't let you scroll very far, and pretty much the main point of Bibliogram is to let you scroll further. That's very nice of him.
- I like the discussion on ethics.
- Chris addresses me as "they", which is very polite, and is in fact correct.