Day 12 of and I’m not sure how much longer I can last. How are the rest of you doing?

Someday I will write an essay about how web products are better—to use, to develop, to maintain—when they respect that the web is a mechanism for delivering documents. The closest I’ve gotten is this script for a little talk I gave at work, but I don’t know how to turn this into something persuasive! johnholdun.com/wardrobe/stimul

Spent the morning listening to Broadback on repeat and getting a lil weepy imagining the backstory of the characters in the song. The worldbuilding on Baths’s latest album is immense. song.link/i/1261428130

Tried to plug a Lightning cable into a drinking glass. Didn’t work.

I wrote an article about why I'm excited for a flourishing of vastly different decentralized social networks that can all (kind of) talk to each other.

tinysubversions.com/notes/dece

Here’s a long explanation of this year’s Halloween project and how it relates to previous years’. If you want to watch me put it all together this month, you’ll need to sign up for my Drip 😎💦 d.rip/john/posts/RHJvcFBvc3QtN

Today is an exciting day! If you enjoy my theme park endeavors and want to support my ongoing work in this space and maybe even influence it, you can now subscribe to me on Drip! Subscriptions start at $1/month, and if you sign up any time in Spooky Month you’ll be listed as a Founding Member, which will entitle you to some exclusive stuff in the future! Check it out and watch this video of me telling you about wtf I’m doing! I had to record it so many times! d.rip/john

This essay about selfie playgrounds is brutal and I’m very into it. I love these sorts of things but I’m realizing that the glut in the last couple years has been destroying the genre. nytimes.com/2018/09/26/arts/co

Finally listened to the Mastodon episode of Too Much Not Enough and it got me real excited for ActivityPub all over again. toomuchnotenough.site/episodes

I’m convinced that the Stranger Things kid just legitimately loves FiOS and Verizon doesn’t have the heart to stop putting him in commercials

My girlfriend and I are going to Nashville this weekend. What are some truly odd things we should check out while we’re there? (I’ve pored over Atlas Obscura and I _gotta_ see their Parthenon but I want more!)

👋 ICYMI, I released a new bot this past weekend that makes new Animorphs covers: @animorphs

Milano cookies are the perfect bodega snack. Every package looks like it was put on the shelf in 2002. I’ve never purchased Milano cookies outside a bodega in my adult life.

My move was kind of a disaster but also a lot of fun, my legs ache and I’m lying in my new bedroom looking at a big tree it the window

Movers arrive in 23:10, I’m almost finished packing but I think I’m out of boxes. Need to arrange the remaining detritus into cubes of indeterminate volume in the hopes that I may wrap these volumes in cardboard.

I'm happy to announce that my barebones ActivityPub server, implemented in Node.js/Express, is now open source! I intend for it to be a reference implementation for developers who are adding ActivityPub to their own services, but also it is an application server that you can build on if you want.

In other words, t's a few hundred lines of code that lets you create Mastodon-compatible accounts that can accept follow requests and post stuff to their followers.

github.com/dariusk/express-act

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