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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.

It was a ✨ pleasure ✨ to start writing code for @fedeproxy #forge #federation this week. As much as I like User Research 😍 I'm a developer at heart. πŸ’“

I would like to suggest that you follow (in the ActivityPub sense) the progress but it's not federated... yet 😜

I don't like talking about crap like this especially in places where Taras Kobernyk can't defend himself, but the Fediverse is a public forum and him choosing to go onto National TV makes it fair game for me to be able to just rant at feeling like I just got my good faith shat upon.

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And, of course, NOT go onto mainstream media and become a complete tool.

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I hope if I (for whatever crazy reason) write a low quality opinion doc at work another Google employee is nice enough to reache out 1:1 to me and gives me that kind of cordial and structured feedback so I can either delete the whole document like a sane person or actually absorb the feedback and make changes.

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I talked 1:1 with Taras in private in a friendly conversation because his document seemed very out of character for him, given my previous experiences working with him.

Yet despite my multiple, specific, actionable feedback he did nothing. Not even when I pointed out "your verbal words and written words don't match up". I also tried to close any cultural gaps.

IDK why he was fired but the document was horrible. I'm unsure if Fox has published the original copy.

I respect Taras way less now.

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Well that now makes 2 former co-workers I've been acquaintances with, who decided to get into Fox News and cry into the conservative narrative. This time onto the Tucker Carlson show.

I guess with their chat app the FBI really captured the market

I re-downloaded Stepmania. I don't think that community has really survived the past decade or two, sadly.

ActivityPub, Python 

If I don't want to implement ActivityPub from scratch, and I need it to be S2S compatible with Mastodon, is there a nice Python library I can use to quickly stand up a server and play with it?

Shouldn't bring up nuclear things in a discussion of viral research, IMO. Too different.

The only interesting shared discussion is the "what is natural" philosophical debate. Clearly everything humans touch is unnatural. *pokes finger on himself*

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> In a discussion about SARS-CoV-2 research lab theory
> Talks about gain-of-function research being unnatural
> Wants to ban the technique
> Uses Demon Core as example of scientific technique no longer in use

Criticality experiments are very much still practiced scientific techniques my dude. We just have safety precautions for it now. No more rodeo-style hands, shims, and screwdrivers while putting your face near a weapons-grade core.

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