Dave Winer asked me to take a look at the document What is a document? I decided to put my hat on as co-editor of ActivityStreams 2.0 (AS2) and co-author of ActivityPub (AP) to see how well our definitions met the features of a document. Most of the "things" in AS2 are types of Object. … Continue reading Documents in ActivityPub
Help us Start A Co-op Mastodon Server for Canada
I am part of a group trying to start Canadian member-run cooperative to run Mastodon servers in Canada. Similar to social.coop but Canadian. We're calling it cosocial.ca. Here's how it will work, we think. - 1 co-op membership gets you 1 Mastodon account with guaranteed allowances (file uploads, API use, toots per day, etc.) plus a co-op vote … Continue reading Help us Start A Co-op Mastodon Server for Canada
I set up a family server on Mastodon today. It wasn't too hard; Digital Ocean has a one-click Mastodon install. I tried messing around with Docker Compose but it wasn't happening for me. If you're using the network, please say hello!
I have not been this excited about federated social networks since we published ActivityPub. The shift has started. Get a Mastodon account as soon as you can. Set up servers for your companies, your clubs, your families, your friends. We're doing this. Don't be on the wrong side of history.
It's so good
Amita got home late from her job at school, so I put on the next episode of Atlanta for her and I to watch while she ate. It was a great 40 minutes of television.
Vote to Fight Climate Change
If you are an American and you haven't already voted in the 2022 mid-term elections, please get out and vote tomorrow. Now, more than ever, we need to vote for politicians and parties who will bring down emissions, set aside land for reforestation, and adapt to existing temperature rise. We can do this, but we … Continue reading Vote to Fight Climate Change
How to Buy Things Online
I often buy things online. Here's how I do it. I hope my technique is helpful to you! For normal stuff So, let's say you want to buy some chalk for your home chalkboard, where you share notes ("buy milk") with people in your household. We can assume: There's a baseline level of quality, after … Continue reading How to Buy Things Online
Quit Twitter Now
It's well past time to get off Twitter. One thing that's hard about leaving Twitter is that people look for an identical (😉) experience somewhere else on the Internet. But there isn't an identical experience somewhere else. That's a good thing. The experience you're having right now is bad. It's bad for you and it's … Continue reading Quit Twitter Now
I'm in Ottawa talking at FWD50!