Boris Mann

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Dec 19, 2020

  • December 19, 2020

Microblog Sidebar

Got the Micro.blogMicro.blog
sidebar installed on the front page. Yeah, my username is boris, even though Boris Jabes has the boris.micro.blog blog name :)

Hmm. Not really usable. It doesn’t include permalinks to the entries. Going to embed it on the Micro.blogMicro.blog
page as an example, along with requests for what I’d like to see.

PostHog

Also installed PostHogPostHog
Open source [[Product Analytics]]
From their Github: “We are an open source alternative to [[Mixpanel]], [[Amplitude]] or [[Heap]], designed to be more developer friendly.”
They have a DeployToHerokuDeployToHeroku
[[Heroku]] has a “Deploy to Heroku” button that lets people deploy apps using just a browser and the Heroku dashboard.
Creating a ‘Deploy to Heroku’ Button
The two base requirements are that the source code is on [[Github]] and that it contains an app.json file.

app.json schema is

they recommend as the easiest way to [[selfhost]].
They consider themselves [[OpenCore]]: the core product is [[MIT License]], but they have proprietary extensions and a proprietary enterprise license for a certain directory. They also maintain a mirror of just MIT code at posthog/posthog-foss.
which I’m going to use for FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
[[Discord]] chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

but just testing it in the header of this blog now :)

Forked the FOSS repo (none of their proprietary enterprise code in it), so that I could edit the README so that the DeployToHerokuDeployToHeroku
[[Heroku]] has a “Deploy to Heroku” button that lets people deploy apps using just a browser and the Heroku dashboard.
Creating a ‘Deploy to Heroku’ Button
The two base requirements are that the source code is on [[Github]] and that it contains an app.json file.

app.json schema is

could deploy the FOSS version.

Bandcamp Request for Design Change

I’ve been using Bandcamp more. Whenever I’m using it on the web, I get tripped up on how small / hidden wishlisting an album / track is.

Look at this screenshot:

Bandcamp Screenshot

Rather than that little heart that says Wishlist / In Wishlist, I always hit the big heart at the top of the page…which takes me to my favourites, and doesn’t heart the page at all.

My brain has been conditioned by Instagram and other systems that I can double-click on the big image and/or somewhere top right of the page to “heart” a page.

So: hide that heart at the top that is actually “my favourites” and stick it under my avatar or otherwise more than 1 click away on an album page.

Make it so that I can “heart” by double clicking the album art! Clicking to get a big album view

…sure, give me a magnifying glass icon to embiggen it. Or, give me an “invite to heart” on that embiggened album image. Let me look at this album…oh yeah…favourite, wait, I need to cancel at top left, and then navigate alllll the way back to that tiny Wishlist under the album and click again. Wait what, there is ALSO a “view” link here once it is “In Wishlist”? And that pops open my wishlist in a new window?

Have another giant heart top left? next to album name? or somewhere else that gives me a nice big target.

Come on Bandcamp! Make hearts better!

BTW, this particular screenshot page is a recommendation from @bgins, Drum ‘n’ Space, by Elaine Walker / ZIA.

MIDI Keyboard

The same @bgins from above makes Moon Forge, an app with FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
[[Discord]] chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

webnative integrated, that connects to music keyboard synths with WebMIDI.

He recommends the Arturia KeyStep.

I found it on local Vancouver music store Tom Lee Music. Purchased!

Maybe I do music now?