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Oh nice, @erincandescent is here :)

Erin is the person who transformed the Pump API into the first draft of what became ActivityPub. ActivityPub wouldn't have happened without her hard work!

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Y'all. My old crew from Birdland is slowly starting to make their way over to the fediverse.

I don't have the vocabulary to adequately express how this makes me feel. These are people I've known online for years.

People I've fussed at, laughed with, and supported each other through hard times.

It means a lot we're finding way to stay connected.

You can now challenge someone to game of #chess over toots! castling.club/ 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the #fediverse, implementing #activitypub all by itself. 😃

@hhardy01 what

petnames *is* a web of trust system, like PGP's. third parties have no control. It's related to PGP's model of trust! Third parties don't *have* control over the system, that's the point.

I encourage you to read up more before we discuss this further.

@hhardy01 Humans have to understand things somehow. Petnames allow for local understanding of a global world.

@hhardy01 This paper This appears to be a paper about implementing petnames correctly and the benefits of doing so?

@hhardy01 From the paper's Conslusions section:

> Conclusions
> The Petname Model is naturally embedded in human perception to identify different entities. Implementing it in computer networks and system is a natural
extension of human cognitive capabilities and represents a great aid for humans in digital environments. This fact has been demonstrated through several ap-
plications, experiments and proposals. A large scale adaptation of the Petname Model is therefore timely.

@hhardy01 That storage can be against some external database, or can even be on your own computer.

@hhardy01 You said it was reinventing the URI badly, I was pointing out why this was a strange statement to make.

*How* does it introduce those attacks? If you're specific, I can respond.

@hhardy01 @jalcine Also, one of the biggest advocates that I look into petname systems was Dan Connolly, one of the main people *behind* the URI spec.

So that should tell you something.

@hhardy01 @jalcine Uh, petnames aren't incompatible with URIs. Petname Tool is an example of a bookmark-based petname system designed to *complement* URIs, for instance w3.org/2005/Security/usability

Here is a tiny warthog for your troubles, fellow tooters.

If you use Debian: you're got getting the recent Intel CPU bugfixes because Intel updated the firmware package's license to state that it's not redistributable.

If use Linux other than Debian and have the bugfixes: ask your maintainers why they're distributing software they're not legally allowed to.

And in any case: next time you purchase a CPU, evaluate whether AMD might be a better choice than Intel.

wish I had time to play with WASM stuff