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First off, I know people are gonna ask, so let me answer it up front: no, this doesn't mean Spritely is doing anything cryptocurrency based... the FFDW funds decentralized network stuff *in general*, and Spritely nicely aligns with that. (There's a separate but interrelated org named the Filecoin Foundation which *is* Filecoin oriented)

So! Let's talk about what we *are* doing :)

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YES! I'm SO EXCITED to say that the Spritely Institute (of which I'm CTO) just got a substantial amount of multi-year funding from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web! spritely.institute/news/ffdw-s
medium.com/@FFDWeb/ffdw-suppor

We also just put this lovely blogpost giving a tour of the Spritely Institute's technology! spritely.institute/news/blast-

This is really huge! I'll expand more on what it means below in this thread!

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This is an amazing program for any technologist wanting to direct change at the highest levels of US lawmaking. If you see this and are wondering if you're a good fit or not, YOU'RE A GOOD FIT. APPLY! techcongress.io/apply

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Finally got around to watching @cwebber 's talk on propagators and not sure what was more mind-blowing -- seeing a scheme function calculate its arguments from its result, or seeing the resemblance between 70s Gerry Sussman and the Eleventh Doctor youtu.be/jI8gA68OXLM

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got laid off today for such a shitty but common reason. I have more details coming up on my next steps but tl;dr: looking for work, ideally want to do something good. (jacky.wtf/2022/8/7lZt)

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Doing a project for "the good of the Internet"? Especially the Internet in Eurasia? RIPE would like to give you money -- but you only have until Sunday August 7 to apply! ripe.net/support/cpf/ripe-ncc-

app.radius.space/grants/cieOsJ

☝️ This grant is to develop monitoring infra to measure the performance of the /#libp2p Kademlia DHT from different vantage points in the IPFS network. It's denominated in FIL, but it's about €$10K

There's a bunch of other grants of interest to the independent decentralized network researcher on that site too.

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after a year of FFDW, I think we're beginning to hit our stride with connecting all the dots, especially with the network of brilliant folks we're supporting.

Latest sign-ups: Harvard's Library Innovation Lab, who have a bunch of projects to fight link rot, preserve citations, and provide open access to US law.

medium.com/@FFDWeb/filecoin-fo

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Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.
arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/0

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Mastodon servers run on free open source software, which means that anyone can create their own version (or "fork") of the software with new or changed features.

Perhaps the most popular fork of Mastodon is Glitch:

glitch-soc.github.io/docs

Glitch is full of useful add-ons, and many of them have been integrated into the official version of Mastodon.

Another common fork is HomeTown:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

Both of these forks are fully compatible with Mastodon, so their users can follow people on standard Mastodon servers and the rest of the Fediverse.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse #Glitch

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