So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.
How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
Other things you may want to know:
- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history
Offer men you know hugs. Create an environment where they feel safe accepting. Support men in creating an environment where they aren't so starved for contact and empathy that they misread any openness to their calm emotional expression as flirting. #InternationalMensDay
Federation is not finished yet of course, and you can't do much except post things, comment on them and like or dislike them.
This is a bit underwhelming for almost two years of work, but a lot of things have happened under the hood, so it's not all wasted time.
If you are interested in playing with its very basic features give it a spin at:
"A lot of times you don't get the praise until you leave. And when you throw up your hands and say 'Oh man I quit, I'm so tired of this' -- 'well you can't leave, you're the greatest we've ever had!". Really? Well why didn't you tell me that back then? Why do you wait until now?"
-Frank Vest on running a Fidonet node (~39:07)
tbh this is one reason I would never run an open reg fediverse instance. Friend Camp users are great at letting me know they appreciate my work... because we're friends!