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Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to MeetUp.com.

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:

github.com/GetTogetherComm/Get

There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.

Can you help?

(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance :blobaww: )

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS

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Need to get a system running by the end of the day, MORE CAFFEEEN

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i liked the first dot com bubble, though. i think a lot of people get excited about services like Mastodon and privacy-centered, independent services on the WWW these days because it reminds them of what the Web *should* have been before Google, Apple, FB, etc. took it over and ruined a lot of it.

@JPEG Mast handles maintaining scroll position very nicely now. Well done 👍

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We have merged a dozen bug fixes today and are working on improving performance and finishing the mobile APIs! #pixelfed
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Youtube won't stop recommending me jordan peterson videos.

I have never watched one.

I keep saying I am uninterested in them.

The rest of my recommendations aren't any better, most of them are the equivalent of clickbait advertisement "articles" on the bottom of websites.

A huge company full of people far smarter than I will ever be has put countless hours into making an algorithm that just vomits up junk recommendations to me that try to waste my time and get me upset..

The future is now.

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Any other devs here struggle with ADHD? What works for you? Web searches have proven unhelpful.

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Amazon acquiring Eero is a nice reminder of the risk of the technology players getting too big. It becomes extremely difficult for any small players to survive -- the limited set of 5 companies compete in every space. It's bad for innovation, everyone works towards acquisition.

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Hello, World!

This is the first blog post about Marmota, a distributed and Free Software alternative to Spotify (and by extension the majority of the music streaming services)

blog.marmota.nefixestrada.com/

Boosts and feedback appreciated!

@andrioid Yes, everyone needs to eat. The challenge of being a well informed consumer extends far beyond food. But all you can do is try to pick the best option, which I'm certain does not always involve pollution or the detriment of a species. Anything more would mean taking on a role other than consumer.

I find myself often wanting to post about the things that bother me, but less so for the things which delight me. I should try to be more conscious of this, taking time to actually appreciate the good things.

@fifonetworks Only if you actually consider one of their cars to be a status symbol, which it seems Volvo themselves do not. Lol. Point still taken though.

@Chaos_99 That's kinda sad if someone knows their popularity is an artificially inflated number based on how often they post to some unknown ratio of bots vs humans. What's the point of keeping it up?

@andrioid Is the food just a hypothetical example? If I knew something was that bad, I might consider that is not necessary and find something else entirely.

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