My Among Us stats

The stats among is from the desktop though, which is why it’s less.

I have been playing this fantastic game called Among Us in the last few months. It’s a game of deception, where there are two parties working on two tasks.

  • Crewmates, who are in charge of completing tasks on the spaceship. Finish all tasks, and you win.
  • Impostors, those who fake to be crewmates, but are actually sabotaging actual crewmates’ progress, or attempt killing them. When impostors lead crewmates by one member, they win.

It’s available across iOS, Android and PC/Steam. I mostly play with my friends, but online matches are not that bad either.

Back on Tumblr 👻

The blog you’re reading at the moment was originally a Tumblr site. I moved it to WordPress when I joined Automattic. That was two years ago.

I was curious to see what has changed recently. Tumblr is very different from what I knew two years ago. I think I’m enjoying the experience so far.

On that note, I’ve a new blog called mostly for reblogs. I’ll be using it for posting thoughts on shows that I watch. I just finished season 1 of Dark on Netflix.

The current blog will continue to exist as my primary site.

Encrypted DNS on iOS

Apple announced encrypted DNS (DOH and DOT) for iOS! This is by far my most favorite announcement at WWDC 2020.

Right now, my DNS provider, NextDNS app for iOS, implements their feature as a VPN tunnel, which makes it impossible to use another commercial VPN like NordVPN/Mullvad at the same time.

A similar limitation applies to Cloudflare’s app.

However, with the new encrypted DNS model that Apple is announcing, it looks like NextDNS can be used in conjunction with the other active VPN tunnels.

I have reached out to the NextDNS developers to hear their thoughts. Future looks exciting for iOS!

Telegram stickers to Signal

I found an interesting Telegram bot last night: Signal Sticker bot helps you convert Telegram stickers to Signal. It’s as easy as it can get:

New bot alert!

The bot mentioned below is not working. Telesignal Bot is an alternative that I found on this reddit post.

  • Initiate a chat with the bot.
  • Send a sticker, one that’s not animated.
  • Wait for the bot to generate a Signal-specific sticker pack link.
  • Click on it to install the pack on your Signal.

It’s that easy to move your Telegram stickers to Signal. I found another project (SignalApngSticker) that aims to move animated stickers as well, but I haven’t tried that yet. There’s an ongoing discussion about it on the Signal community forums as well: Animated sticker conversion tool tgs (Telegram) -> apng (Signal).

GitHub repository refresh

I received new design for repositories and I like it! 💯 🚀

Particularly like the latest release section on the right sidebar. I do WooCommerce support as well, and part of my job often involves downloading the latest copy of the plugin. It must be easier with this prominent placement on the right sidebar.

As I understand, this is not available for everyone yet. This is a feature preview that you can sign up for.

Basecamp’s HEY and Apple

I generally do not like DHH’s tweets, but this case is a bit different.

Monopolies mustn’t be allowed. Apple can crush software makers, small or big, just like that. On a closed platform like iOS, software makers are pretty much at the mercy of Apple.

I am glad to see DHH voicing Basecamp’s concerns in the public. Members from the EU antitrust division are looking into this issue, other companies are sharing their stories as well, and in the event something positive comes out of this, it’s not just Basecamp that would benefit.

It’d be all software developers publishing to the App Store.