Urbit's New Blogging App, Developer Metrics, Realm DAOs, and More
Plus Elon Musk's new $50M Urbit phone
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First of all, it’s happening. DAOs are migrating to Urbit.
Realm for Windows and Linux is now officially shipping to the waitlist.
Urbit developer activity, in general, is up only.
Urbit Developer Activity is Up Only. Via @aaronwright.
The Port app is no longer recommended. We don’t know the backstory but we know Port was giving many of you problems. So we’re not surprised to hear this. For a while, it was a cool tool for letting people use Urbit from their local machine quickly and freely. But as hosting gets smoother and better, and we’re seeing more powerful desktop apps like Realm, this makes sense. At the present moment, to enjoy Urbit from your local machine at zero cost, just use the command line! It’s not hard. Even if you’ve never used the command line before, it’s just a few simple directions. If the words “command line” give you a panic attack, just bite the ~$15/month for hosting like the rest of us.
"~dachus-tiprel built his own %blog software in a weekend just to prove it could be done,” reports Uqbar. It’s different from %studio in many ways, but one thing is that it stands alone and is not built on Group notebooks. Another thing is you can customize the css/html. It’s just a different approach, and it’s fun. Download it from the developer ship
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“How many downloads does your app have?” via Assembly Capital.
|install ~nodmyn-dosrux %vita
Marc Hochstein on The Network Age. "The boys are joined by esteemed CoinDesk reporters Marc Hochstein (~fodrex-malmev) and Tracy Wang to discuss the major crypto narratives of 2022."
Breaking news via @w0000CE0
Neal Davis counted all the runes ever. I imagine him using an abacus. The most frequently used rune is by far:
Event log truncation is here. "And it works great! Just do
$YOUR_SHIP/.run chop. Now your ships will just take up a couple GB, instead of dozens."
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