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Serious question for the /#DecentralizedWeb.

What kind of content do y'all want to see produced in the realm of media?

@deadsuperhero's video really inspires me to get on that boat of content creation (outside of other things) and I want to know from y'all. video.jacky.wtf/videos/watch/6

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Information about my "instance" presence is available here: jacky.wtf/faq/mastodon/

I'll keep that updated (and might evolve to be a general place about my ActivityPub hubs).

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Lemme do a longer .

I'm a software developer. I also like to cook, dance (hip-hop largely, step), read, write, TV crunch and be outdoorsy. I'm a lot ;). I <3 my dog!

I like giving people tools and the notion of autonomy. Especially over data. If you have questions about me, check my faq at jacky.wtf/faq. If it's not there, let me answer and add it for others to find!

Never feel afraid to ask me anything. I'll do my best to answer - or find someone who can.

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Flaregames lays off 45, CEO steps down
gamesindustry.biz/articles/201 Company to create new, separate entity for its development studios apart from its publishing services

One of the things I really like about indieweb is how it fosters meeting in real life. Local meetings once or twice every month, IndieWebCamps dotted throughout the year, and an IndieWebSummit once a year. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these, whether you founded the movement, or have never had your own website before.

Without counterbalances I find social media is weirdly and paradoxically alienating, so it's cool to have community baked in.

#indieweb

So I don't go reinventing any wheels; if I wanted a minimal ActivityPub gateway between a mostly-static blog, and the Fediverse, are there (self hosted) tools that handle the plumbing?

To phrase it differently, I'd like something that can talk to the Fediverse, but isn't responsible for the user interface, presentation or data storage.

I'm not even sure this makes sense, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

WriteFreely (an ActivityPub-using authoring platform) is high up on Hacker News right now news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

All these people still not getting the concept of singular "they" despite it being a thing since the 14th century

Let's bring back the royal "one" to really fuck with them

Reminder / PSA. If your a mastodon admin and your thinking about shutting down please reach out. I will take over your instance (I would even be willing to purchase it from you).

#mastoadmin #mastodon

A close friend of mine suggested that since I'm in research mode on future of the fediverse stuff, I should look at doing that research as a PhD.

I dunno. Maybe that could work out... maybe it would be a lot of extra layers of distractions from actually publishing things. It's hard for me to parse how that might affect things.

I do live in the right area finally for that I guess :P

The intent was always to support federation, and there is some very basic event federation already using simple JSON feeds.

Fully ActivityPub support (needed to interoperate with Mastodon) is more complicated, and while the data export is working, we need contributors to help with the pub/sub part of the protocol.

There's an open issue for it here: github.com/GetTogetherComm/Get

Also: Known 1.0 will be out pretty soon. Open source versioning is crazy to me - the project has existed since 2013. But there's a lot to come. withknown.com

@jalcine Making something easy to use is a hard problem! Much of the libre software I write would be considered hard to use by some, but drop dead simple by others.

It all depends on what approach your trying to use software from, what knowledge base you have, how bad your dyslexia is (eg: Wow, I just skipped that whole sentence or example picture that would have saved me so much time). Some will consider a website hard to use, others would balk at a QT app...

"I'm just going to look this one thing up real quick on wikipedia"

Are there any good, trusted VPN services that are not based in the 14 eyes or whatever the fuck it's called?

👉 Your dose of curate weekly links: accessibility tools for colors, to design for colorblind, accessibility general tips, CSS and HSL, CSS grid area, notifications and UX, building design systems and more. stephaniewalter.design/blog/pi

This sausage brand is definitely good. First time actually having a vegan sausage.

#vegan

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A lot of stuff is _hard_ to use out of the box. I want more open source producers to read material around usability and see how the effort to make something simple can make all of the different.

goodreads.com/book/show/840.Th is a good starter read. I've been learning about typography from goodreads.com/book/show/69736. and also considering how phrasing and language can affect users.

I really want people to consider using more open systems. I think the act of using them and endorsing them aligns a lot of activism in other regards. Open source software can be very communal and most of the forms of activism I stand behind requires communism (not the American-tainted concept of it but the act of centering communities over everything so maybe communitization?) over everything.

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