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If I were to start a concept instance it would be strictly for iambic octameter rhyming couplets

friendship ended with ostatus
now rss is my best friend

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Guy proposed to his gf in Turtle Talk with Crush at Disneyworld dljfalskdfjjlkadfadf

Wikipedia taking our elephant friend to the melt zone:

> The Mastodon mascot is a sitting Proboscidean using a tablet or smartphone; however, the distribution of fur is more suggestive of a woolly mammoth than the mastodon.

I wrote a Ruby script that takes a Mastodon toot permalink and generates a one-line plain-text output, for added convenience when sharing the good toots in your IRC channel:

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My birthday is tomorrow, holy shit
It's going down tomorrow ? Who y'all got
Just got into a random laughing fit
I sat in jail and thought about a lot

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one day @johnholdun and I will duet some rap karaoke and you'll all be transported to a world of disbelief

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You can add GY!BE to any old man talking and it immediately works

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So now that you're using Keybase to sign and validate your identity (à la, I've whipped up a couple of macOS Services with Automator to make this a bit easier.

A Keybase Sign and Keybase Verify Service are both available in my Keybase public folder:

Services are contextual menu items that allow you to to do some action. Here's a gif of the signing service in action.

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Scuttlebutt, a truly decentralized, peer-to-peer, secure social network:

wooaah give it a read! kind of technical, highly fascinating. as long as we're having meta social network discourse here \o/

I don’t understand the existence of a public timeline and I cannot imagine ever looking at it?

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Mastodon: *paints beautiful wall mural*

Twitter: Who's gonna buy that? You can't even transport it?

Mastodon: *does an elaborate interpretive dance in front of the mural*

Twitter: Wait, is that part of the art?

Mastodon: *group meditation chanting "awooo"*

Twitter: Ok but how do you monetize?

Mastodon: *stretch*

Twitter: ...?

Mastodon: *a thousand voices sing a hymn to diversity as a million weirdos dance*

Twitter: We're, uh... we're going home now...

Mastodon: *builds space ship*

Haha um @Gargron boosted me and now I'm thinking I ought to open a PR for toot muting 😅

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If you are interested in establishing a way to verify that you are who you say you are on Mastodon, you can do that with!

With the keybase command line tool, sign a message that states your identity:
keybase sign -m 'I am @mw and wunsch on keybase'

Post that message.

You can verify someone else's message with:
keybase verify -m '...'

or piping it in like
message | keybase verify -i -

Now you know!

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In my latest Tinyletter, I wrote a bit about Mastodon and my social network fatigue before talking about Racket/C interop:

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I really like the ideals and theory of Mastodon / GNU Social.

I'd like to try my hand at using the same set of protocols to build my own implementation. The possibility of building different front-end experiences to the same publishing/syndication network is way more exciting to me than hosting my own instance of stock software.

I kind of want to fork Mastodon so that I can be without turning into Mastodon, and also hard-code it to throw away any toots it receives that are not from my follows, and then save just those preserved toots on a static page somewhere, and then publish from my existing indie microblog, probably via RSS. This seems like a fun project and a supreme waste of my time so you KNOW I'm gonna do that thing.