Hello all! Just a reminder that I'm giving a Spritely AMA ("Ask Me Anything") at the top of the hour: https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/rc3-chris-ama-spritely-project/1214
We'll also have a FOSS & Crafts live episode tomorrow: https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/rc3-foss-and-crafts-live-recording/1223
Hygiene for a computing pandemic: separation of VCs and ocaps/zcaps https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2020Dec/0028.html
Maybe the most important thing I've ever written (at least about computing) is this long mailing list post. I should probably clean it up and put it somewhere more general.
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!
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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 out an input syntax and set of UI patterns for @spritelyproject's Fantasary textural virtual worlds (graphical also planned, textual comes first) that's also "safe". https://groups.google.com/d/msg/cap-talk/Wa6VR-k3bLo/NXAugow8AgAJ
Most ocap security patterns have actually already been "solved". UIs are the big frontier. Trying to make some headway, a step at a time.
Distributed secure programming with Spritely Goblins https://share.tube/videos/watch/c08afc11-16eb-4d56-8aef-bd19089db65e
If you wanted to see my RacketCon talk on #Spritely Goblins but missed it, I'll put it up someplace more permanent but at the moment you can watch it at https://dustycloud.org/tmp/racketcon-goblins-take2.webm
Thanks everyone to your friendly response to my RacketCon talk! Now if you want to participate in live Q&A about Spritely Goblins I'll be in the upper left corner of https://gather.town/app/POxm4HbriLKltrzP/racketlang
RacketCon presentation on #Spritely Goblins is about to start! You can join the gather world here: https://gather.town/app/POxm4HbriLKltrzP/racketlang
Or watch the live stream (without virtual world) here: https://www.youtube.com/racketlang/
This morning is RacketCon! https://con.racket-lang.org/
Right now is the keynote. In a couple of hours is my talk on Spritely Goblins!
And you can join in this virtual world thingy https://gather.town/app/POxm4HbriLKltrzP/racketlang
The best way to learn is by doing. If you'd like to learn how Spritely Goblins works, first you need to know a bit of Racket; the tutorials on the top of https://docs.racket-lang.org/ are a good way to get your feet wet.
Then you might want to read the Goblins tutorial: https://docs.racket-lang.org/goblins/tutorial.html
And then the best goal would be to make something! Here we could do a better job, having a tutorial where you can "do something cool" faster (as opposed to just learning the machinery). Soon maybe....
Nice work in the video explaining the long game and how you've been working on the background aspects a long time, especially the liberated pixel cup example (https://lpc.opengameart.org/). My family and I recognized the style from Stardew Valley, a much loved and potentially restful game
Added a page listing about the sponsorship of Spritely's work at the bottom and finally added a news section (along with a "hi we have a website now" news post) https://spritelyproject.org/
Thank you to NGI Zero, NLNet, Samsung Next Stack Zero, and those who have donated to @cwebber's Patreon/Liberapay! You've helped make this work possible.
Haters gonna hate in the comments but I've learned to not let that stop me. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24631299
When we started working on ActivityPub, the most common thing I heard was "This will never happen." Now ActivityPub is the most successful federated social network web standard of all time.
I didn't give up then, and I'm not giving up on @spritelyproject
Yall should go follow @spritelyproject now while the following is fresh!
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