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by "absolutely astonishing" i mean "duh"

it's absolutely astonishing how much more effective writing code is when you sit and properly think, instead of trying a bunch of things one after the other in hopes that something will stick

okay but what if i got smilodon working *before* thinking about rolling my own email server

"wow, why does my wrist hurt so much, i've only been coding all day"

most recent takeaway from i really miss writing frontend

revelatory discovery of the night: i can just /tell mongodb not to send me the _id parameter/

goodbye, json.loads(json.dumps(x.json()))

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It's #BiVisibilityDay but I ain't shaved well enough for a good selfie so here's my cat playing with a fidget spinner

(it's called 'you don't get your shiny new ssl lock until i fix it for you')

there's a special place in hell for people who use absolute urls for on-site assets

are magic signatures imperative for federation with masto?

if yes, can anybody point me toward some good documentation? i've been unable to find any python libraries, and i have basically no experience with crypto...

@cwebber in webfinger/activitypub, how does masto make the leap from webfinger's response to finding the user's feed? i figure i must be missing something, because @roo doesn't show up any posts, when i think it should?

i watched bojack s4ep2-5 and i have regrets
also i stayed up until midnight and i have regrets
basically i have regrets

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Coding, mild suicide joke Show more

this was a day of "jesus christ i should just give up" and then i got some important advice and figured some things out and kicked some ass and now this feels Achievable again

having made some Good Progress on things such as webfinger today (i can find myself on mastodon! wild!!), i'm back in the place of GONNA WRITE SOME THINGS AND HOPE AT LEAST ONE OF THEM WORKS

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Whenever I read about identity theft I feel like we have the narrative completely backwards.

If someone applies for a visa in my name they haven't "stolen my identity", I'm still me and still living under my identity, they've defrauded visa.

By calling this identify theft we shift the responsibility from visa (to not give credit cards to randos) to us the public. We must now, somehow, protect an ineffable sense of "identity" based on public information that was never entirely in our control.

(where i'm using activitypub, not ostatus)

getting 0 results (but not a 503!!) when I try to search for my user on my half-baked instance. is there a part of my API that i should be exposing on .well-known/webfinger?acct:x@y.z ?