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A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.
I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:
This morning I've been thinking about floating point dates; this idea that I'm less interested in precision as events recede into the past (or for events that are far enough in the future). I don't need to know the time of day of a checkin made three years ago; I don't care about the particular day of an event in 500 CE.
(This is already implicit in, say, "ls -l", which shows time of day for files touched in the past year, and hides that information for older files.)
a game like Papers Please where you are a bureaucrat in cybersyn. it’s your job to call factories, schools, etc., to get daily reports and to pass those along to the appropriate parts of the system. the whole UI is your desk, a phone, and a pile of notebooks.
but as the CIA ramps up efforts against chile, the data you gather becomes strange, and the system to which you report grows populous and complicated. the consequences of your banal choices multiply over and over again.
Hardware, hackerspaces, retrocomputing, sketching and occasional weird tasks. Personal toots @phooky
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