Figuring out authentication for ActivityPub has been sorta tough (at least for someone with very little experience with security stuff). It's taking a while to make sure I'm doing everything right.
Cool thing about working at the Internet Archive: folks working on super high-level decentralized web stuff just hanging out on the couches and/or asking me for help setting up NodeJS.
Reading Fred Schodt's Astro Boy Essays on the bus. Two kids on a field trip saw it and started talking to me about the 2009 CG movie!
I thought that movie was completely forgotten by now, but these kids seemed to have really enjoyed it.
Is it a bad sign that every time I go grocery shopping I end up walking around humming "Lost in the Supermarket"?
Still more tech journalism on Mastodon: "Mastodon cannot survive with such a silly name. It needs a more serious and business-friendly name, such as Google, Yahoo, or Hulu."
More tech journalism on Mastodon: "Mastodon is currently a free service, but soon it will bend to the iron will of Silicon Valley, which is that you either sell out to investors or become irrelevant like Wikipedia."
Tech journalists on Mastodon: "Mastodon Inc only has 50,000 users, but with adequate venture capital funding it may stand a chance"
Ugh the scene where Frodo spots the Ringwraiths converging on the road near Weathertop in Fellowship (the book) still gives me chills.
1. A fresh take on Twitter-style interaction with a focus on tight-knit community-building.
2. It should serve as the harbinger for a new generation of federation, and a trailblazer carving new paths (via standards & extensions) to enable a greater variety of federated services. It should be a PART of the network, NOT the network itself.
3. I emphasize its localized instance cultures and what it means for the interconnected future of social media.