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
I think @spritelyproject is already going in a lot of the right directions to make social networks a safer place. But maybe that information ought to be re-collected and re-presented for the current world context in a separate video.
Or maybe I should just keep coding.
CRDT based library for live collaboration in emacs https://code.librehq.com/qhong/crdt.el
Week in review: 4th - 10th Jan
Got elected to the W3C TAG!
Started back at Co-op work.. New UK lockdown == everyone is very stressed.
First run of the year.
Started reading Heretics of Dune.
Watched loads of Fullmetal Alchemist.
Greatly enjoying new Expanse.
Didn't pay attention and had to convert my fosdem video from the output and resolution I had after my (second!) obs recording to the strict video format requirements.
Figured out an ffmpeg command, in case it helps anyone else:
ffmpeg -i fosdem-2021-goblins-distributed-journey.mkv \
-acodec copy \
-vcodec libx264 \
-r 25 \
-vf "scale=1280:720:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,pad=1280:720:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2" \
STOP EXPLAINING TOPOLOGY TO ME I DID NOT WANT THIS INFORMATION
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