Day 12 of #sleepinanuprightcoffintober 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! https://johnholdun.com/wardrobe/stimulus/
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. https://song.link/i/1261428130
The Lost Horizon Night Market sounds extremely good. http://gothamist.com/2018/10/08/lost_horizon_night_market.php
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.
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 😎💦 https://d.rip/john/posts/RHJvcFBvc3QtNDQwNA
I love homemade dark rides https://io9.gizmodo.com/dad-wins-halloween-by-building-a-working-replica-of-dis-1829498282
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! https://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. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/arts/color-factory-museum-of-ice-cream-rose-mansion-29rooms-candytopia.html
Finally listened to the Mastodon episode of Too Much Not Enough and it got me real excited for ActivityPub all over again. https://toomuchnotenough.site/episodes/s01e07.html
👋 ICYMI, I released a new bot this past weekend that makes new Animorphs covers: @animorphs
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.
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!