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
Me: "That was the best SocialCG meeting we've ever had!"
@rhiaro: "You say that every SocialCG meeting..."
okay, that's enough staring blankly at my screen, definitely sleppytime
I'm back on my captp bullshit, this time preparing to do a 3-machine/vat handoffs implementation https://groups.google.com/g/cap-talk/c/-JYtc-L9OvQ
birdsite, social antipatterns
Every now and then while using Twitter, I feel pressured by hovering over other peoples' avatars to play the "oh, they have more followers than me" game.
But that game doesn't really matter, ultimately. I'm known by the people I want to collaborate with the most, which is more meaningful to me.
(I'm better known on here unsurprisingly, and Mastodon's UI *does* display this antipattern, but it's not as in your face as on Twitter as it's not on hover.)
After some mulling over new-to-me languages, I decided to take inspiration from @cwebber and attempt to do #AdventOfCode in #Racket this year. Save for some very rudimentary Gnu IMP scripting over a decade ago, I've never really used a #Lisp family language, so this should be fun 🙈
Day 1 is up, and I'd be glad to hear any constructive feedback on the terrible things I'm doing to this language 😅 https://gitlab.com/cincodenada/advent-of-code-2020
Further indication that DRM is more a legal threats tool than a technical impediment tool in the general case: Google sending DMCA takedown notices against repositories that cirvumvent their Widevine DRM system https://torrentfreak.com/google-takes-down-repositories-that-circumvent-its-widevine-drm-201113/
HT to @alcinnz for the link
Google Takes Down Repositories That Circumvent its Widevine DRM: https://torrentfreak.com/google-takes-down-repositories-that-circumvent-its-widevine-drm-201113/
Stuff I'm working on today:
- Previously: Some of the CapTP interop converstaion https://github.com/Agoric/agoric-sdk/issues/1827
- Previously: Thinking out loud about types of / optimizations for serialization systems (including Spritely Aurie) https://groups.google.com/g/cap-talk/c/O5omoBifH1o
- Currently: CapTP handoffs
Guix on Goblins on Guile on SeL4 on RISC-V when
Really happy to finally get out this update about goings-on in @spritelyproject https://spritelyproject.org/news/state-of-spritely-december-2020.html
tl;dr RacketCon talk up, progress on the serializing-a-running-world system (Aurie), making progress towards textual virtual worlds.
Enjoy! And thanks to @davidrevoy for the INCREDIBLE character artwork!
State of Spritely, December 2020! https://spritelyproject.org/news/state-of-spritely-december-2020.html
RacketCon talk on Goblins, progress on Aurie (running-world serialization system), preview of the textual virtual worlds plans, and more!
(Amazing character art by @davidrevoy!)
Working on a blogpost with some @spritelyproject news/updates...
Avatar by David Revoy (based on a tiny sketch by me)
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