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present is a function that consumes a stream of future and outputs a stream of past

unfortunately most of us are stuck with the imperative implementation

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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:

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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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!

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

Updated the mega thread where I've been documenting learning about and implementing CapTP with some of the necessary toe-dipping into VatTP (or MachineTP) which seems necessary with 3-machine handoffs. Still excavating information from the past...

So, because a lot of @spritelyproject's architectural design stems from the work on Electric Communities Habitat, I've done a lot of spelunking about its history...

But "why did it die?" I've been saying ".com crash" but... this post claims more:

well I read through most of the old vattp docs and not sure I absorbed all of it (also looks like it was cobbled from several old EC Habitat internal documents) but there were some useful points there, especially re: the "crossed wires" bit

I'm pretty spent today coding-wise anyway. Gonna print these docs out, make some tea, relax, and go over them with a pen... the only good way to read documentation as dense as this...

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Given what an enormous amount of time I've spent reading, how did I not read all the VatTP pages before I started this work...? :\

Also, unearthed an old review of the protocol from Hal Finney

Breaking: Thunk escapes its closure, wreaks havoc in tri-state area

vaguejoke, gab 

Still amazes me that Gab decided to leave the fediverse all over a pink and rainbow covered copy of SICP though

@cwebber @fossandcrafts @mlemweb @craigmaloney

aww :blobcatheart: ! That was really nice to listen your interview of @vickysteeves ; and a big thanks for the end note! You can't imagine how it helps to hear that during my long days of production 👍

Is 2021 the year of too many old teacups on the desktop???

(gonna clean them up later I promise)

@cwebber yup, by June we'll all be running EXWM exclusively :ac_joy:

I guess in my first implementation of handoffs, if Alice is handing a list of 5 references of the same Carol to Bob, each of those Carol refs will manifest as a *separate* handoff..

Resisting temptation to pause and try to implement the optimization. Do a thing that works first.

(I mean all of those steps always have some level of overlap, it's more what the level of focus is)

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My work has been a cycle of co-building technical foundations, getting people excited, then community development (as people build stuff better than I would have on top), repeat?

I've been in steps 2+3 for ActivityPub for ~3 years; starting to move from 1->2 for @spritelyproject...

oh well I post what I like to post, and posting about progress keeps me excited about the work... even if it's deep in the weeds...

but making *tangible demos* is what gets most others excited (well, me too!)... so, really looking forward to what I'll be able to show off soon

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This year's public domain day was a doozy, with a flood of works from the 1925 entering the public domain, including vast swathes of the Harlem Rernaissance and F Scott Fitzgerald's classic Gilded Age/coming-of-age novel The Great Gatsby.


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