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eng by education, software eng by job title. Expertise is in ++ and . I implemented in Go. I enjoy and music. From but live in . I enjoy politics but not the current partisan BS. Avid fan of video games like and but have little time to play. I enjoy with and am learning . I like writing letters to my friends. I enjoy novels.

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The go-fed/activity library (, for and in , now has a v1.0.0 tagged release! Woo hoo!

The supporting website,, is still a work in progress, though the tutorial should be mostly accurate.

Yep I'm alive, just not been doing anything related to my open source stuff recently.

@Gargron There is no easy way to say this: your continued lack of engagement on anything higher-level than Mastodon, really hurts the community at large. This is objectively an instance where your continued lack of action in engaging in ActivityPub-level anything is actually hostile to the community at large. We are losing a great community member with excellent communication and knowledge because of this.

I am forced to treat you and your as actively hostile to the principles of ActivityPub.

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@Gargron Hey man, do you ever plan on joining the community at SocialHub? Or Socialcg? Do you ever plan on joining any group that's trying to do "ActivityPub" and not just Mastodon?

You're banning a core member that actually participates in the small but dedicated ActivityPub group. They're one of the members responsible for getting interop legal language in the EU's DSA/DMA working with MPs and the EU Comission.

I'm not sure if the people choosing "genre" are doing it for the "LOL vocal frictive" or because they actually mispronounce it as "jun-ruh".

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How do you pronounce the 'g' in "gif"?

There is bad reporting going on around the news about OnlyFans. Yes it is due to the "payment processor" MasterCard but *that* reason for change was due to Exodus Cry's incessant activism against PornHub and their attempts to abolish all legal forms of pornography, sex work, Strip Clubs, etc under the guise of "think of the children".

USA & Afghanistan 

We were really there beyond Osama Bin Laden for:
1. To be able to military threaten China's Belt and Road initiative
2. To be able to secure Pakistan's nuclear arsenal if something were to happen there
3. To be able to let the CIA leverage the Uighurs to foster dissent and terrorism within China

I didn't come up with the above points. They come from retired US officers giving speeches three years ago.

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USA & Afghanistan 

I must admit, I sincerely thought we would never leave. We never should have been there in the first place. That was an unpopular opinion I've held since being a kid in 2001. Anyway, it's still tough seeing the images and hearing other people's stories.

Rambley rant, don't open 

Anti vaxxers keep telling me how low the death rate is but don't listen when I tell them about my uncle's Long COVID which has decimated his life. His career in the broadcast industry is over, he is on disability, and now has to have chronic health issues for the remainder of his life.

When I ask them "why risk it" I have yet to hear a single answer that wasn't a slimy way of saying "oh shit i didn't think about that".

Emily Dickinson & Pok茅mon 

A friend told me that Emily Dickinson wrote her poems in common meter, so it's possible to sing them to the tune of the Pok茅mon theme song intro.

So I then had to look one up and try:

LOL I am dead 馃槀 馃ぃ

US Politics & Hungary 

I was wondering why my extended family were suddenly infatuated with Hungary. It's because Tucker Carlson is there and legitimizing their far right policies. What world am I living in?

Unhelpful Vax dialogue 

I'm seeing some real life behaviors of people shitting on unvaccinated peers or grandstanding shitting on the unvaccinated by saying pithy things like "spreading plague is more toxic than telling people not to spread plague" to their faces.

I don't know where people thought that learning this unempathetic assholery behavior is acceptable but I'd have to guess traditional social media. It really sucks because I am very pro vaccination but not in that jerk way.

@Gargron could Mastodon be more rigorous in creating RDF definitions of the arbitrary assortment of properties and types it's pioneered?

For example, for practical reasons I merged this:

But it's not accurate to say "manuallyApprovesFollowers is an ActivityStreams property".

It is why we generally only support a partial vocabulary of the "Mastodon types":

I think i mentioned this to @nightpool before too.

I made an issue for Mastodon => GoToSocial database migration, just to start thinking through it and making a rough draft of a plan.

If you wanna check it out, it's here:

Very much need feedback and some help with planning how this would work.

FYI, the recent call by some folks for Eugen to step down from Mastodon, is an echo of sentiments years ago. Back then, they forked the codebase (Florence: and pursued an open-governance model.

I think Florence has since fizzled out, but it was at least a real and earnest pursuit of a Mastodon fork -- which is the way to turn those sorts of demands into real, tangible action.

The core problem is, people are more likely to simply leave Fedi than migrate to a fork.

In Pok茅mon Unite, Snorlax is secretly an attacker role.

This year's potato harvest was not great. Grew St. Gallener Blue potatoes, which are small and purply, and each plant gave me like 2 or 3. Also, it appeared several plants were blighted as when I dug up the new tubers they were squishy with something white eating away at it inside. No bueno. Not sure if it was because of the mild and super wet summer we've had so far, or because I hadn't refreshed the soil so they were struggling.

Living and learning.

I suspect all those people using Twitter crossposters to also post here, don't actually interact enough on here to really understand how they're coming across.

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