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Year Progress:

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@fribbledom I kinda want to build a "progress clock" that shows the time/date as a collection of progress bars :blobthinkingeyes:

death 

@Khaosgrille @fribbledom sounds like a wonderful way to enhance my daily anxiety :blobcatsip:

@polychrome @fribbledom it puts things into perspective. another day wasted? not only but also 0.0002%of ur lif. and i think i am currently at 28% or so

@fribbledom yas, my birthday be coming, muesliiii
@fribbledom also I know you're not a shitposter but I'd be grateful if I could set an alarm for 69%

@fribbledom
@YearProgress ;)

(Unfortunately the bot still has a few issues because go-mastodon isn't working as expected, I always get invalid_grant after a few days)

@KopfKrieg @YearProgress

Hah, nice!

Is this open source? How do you auth with go-mastodon?

Maybe file a bug with go-mastodon. Using this library and contributing to it myself, I may look into it eventually.

@fribbledom
Yep, it's open source (link can also be found on the profile page of the @YearProgress bot): gitlab.com/pencorde/yearprogre

We're using username and password for authentication, but it's not optimal. It seems like go-mastodon lacks a better auth mechanism (and also doesn't export the access token, which is weird and would help a lot here), but we're working on it.

@KopfKrieg @YearProgress

Oh, but it does! Check out initClient() in my little project statootstics:

github.com/muesli/statootstics

Let me know if there's anything I can help with!

@KopfKrieg @YearProgress

You know what's weird: I can see all the bot's posts on mastodon.bayern, but not when I check out the profile on mastodon.social :thaenkin:

@fribbledom That's actually a "feature" of mastodon. Mastodon instances only fetch/cache all the posts after the instance knows about an account (and maybe one of the instance's users has to follow the [remote] account, not sure on that).

Tl;dr: You'll only see new toots, not the old ones on mastodon.social. To see everything ever posted by an account you have to open it via the account's instance.

@jellypotato
Since both use the same protocol, maybe it's related to this? Or maybe it's just easier to implement :)
@fribbledom

@KopfKrieg

That sounds reasonable, but doesn't explain why I only see one old toot and none of the newer ones. I also don't see the metadata changes you made to the account in the meantime.

Still confused 😂

@KopfKrieg

I wonder, does federation stop again, once there are no more followers from a particular instance?

Started following this bot now, we'll see if that triggers future updates.

@fribbledom If an account has no more followers the server probably stops fetching new posts, but I'm not sure on that.

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