@darius Have you read this? I think it aligns nicely with your CSVConf talk https://www.manton.org/2019/06/02/open-gardens.html
What does the #indieweb make of syndication versus content negotiation when it comes to microblogging with ActivityPub? Given that I have a microblog on my personal website, should I add ActivityPub alongside RSS as another way of consuming that content, or should I cross-post to e.g. this Mastodon account, in the same way I might cross-post to Twitter? I am torn.
My latest themed attractions pops up for one weekend only, April 18-21 in Park Slope! It’s about a dog and a cat who are roommates, it’s an art show AND a little story AND a place for you to hang out with me and be cute AND I am excited to see you! https://variablestage.com/attractions/bobbys-birthday
Also the sequel to this spec would swap JSON for HTML and provide a new perspective on building MVC-style websites.
Basically I was excited that JSON-API was so respectful of hypermedia in theory but then underwhelmed by how little it delegated to hypermedia in practice. The popularity of GraphQL has emphasized how powerful hypermedia is (by reinventing it) but we still have this whole other thing that's more mature and deployed everywhere that I think we should use more powerfully and thoughtfully.
One of these days I want to draft a API specification that is like JSON-API (https://jsonapi.org) but…
- URLs are determined by resources (strictly /:type/:id)
- Relationships have required URL counterparts (i.e. /:type/:id/:relationship is a 301)
- Resource objects are less strictly defined (the nested attributes/relationships with a shared namespace thing never felt right to me)
- filter, order, and pagination schemes are MORE strictly defined (a weird oversight of the spec imo)
I gave a little talk at work today that tries to explain what ActivityPub is; I also turned that talk into a blog post! I blogged!!! https://johnholdun.com/articles/what-is-activitypub/
I did not expect TechCrunch to get this scoop, but the more I learn about the new Star Wars land at the two US Disney Parks, the more maybe excited I am to visit it. (I just can’t help thinking about it being slammed with crowds.) https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/27/how-disney-built-star-wars-in-real-life/
I had a sick day today so I spent some time burrowed on my sofa making some little changes to my NYC subway arrival times web app called Train Approaching. I use it almost every time I take the train. Maybe you’ll like it too! http://train-approaching.johnholdun.com
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