@fence Ich habe keine Ahnung!
@grumpy_developer I'm just following the instructions of a rabbit that told me to "use the boost to get through".
@mariusor Haha I had never heard of that word until moving to Switzerland. In English calling someone an Otolaryngologist is almost unheard of, we just say "ENT" for ears-nose-throat. So I've only come to know it within the past year when I had to look it up.
@mariusor Very true!
I guess I was more focused the glue keeping the extension compatible between the two paradigms than the substance of the extensions themselves...
@heluecht Maybe this post helps?
Another interesting property of #ActivityStreams extensions is how a scheme like object capabilities -- that lists the permitted URIs to do conduct certain actions on an object -- is in deep tension with the extensibility of the #Fediverse.
New extension Activities cannot *ever* act upon the previous corpus of ocap-protected data. I'm not sure whether that's a feature or not. And the obvious "fix" (spamming a ton of Updates with the new capability) seems wasteful.
Going back to point number 1, there's a chance that extension authors will collide their favorite `@context` alias and then bicker about who was first or more deserving of it.
That's one of the reasons I want to devlop a tool like Adlis, since federating extensions would permit easy discovery of aliases already in use conventionally.
That means the latter apps can hardcode an ActivityStreams Note to be a "Note" string literal and MyPetExtension's (aliased to "mpe") Note to be "mpe:Note".
And since this is inviting re-usable middleware logic between different types, I also highly recommend non-linked-data implementations treat properties as first-class types as well. It's key to building a robust application that can progressively handle more data.
IMO, extensions to #ActivityPub should as a convention:
1) Define a conventional alias for the `@context`
2) Actually host a definition of their extension at the IRI value for their alias
This preserves the intersection of the linked data world with the world of "just give me JSON". Linked data users can complain about how little of the linked data features are being used. The other side can complain when conventions are broken.
Nobody's happy but everything just works.
@cwebber This is why I am a proponent of the following convention: Never aliasing the ActivityStreams context, always aliasing its extensions.
@rick_777 Awesome! Looking forward to seeing you bring new features to it!
Don't mistake the #Fediverse of the now for the potential it still has locked away under mountains of effort.
@fence Most of his recent stuff progressed to genres I don't understand; I like the atmospheric stuff. His older stuff like Galactic is definitely DnB though.
He also makes some meme-y songs which IMO are pretty good too.
@fence Do you like UK DnB? Rameses B is my recommendation.
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