Literally binged 7 episodes in 2 days.
And to be clear I am still super excited about ActivityPub and the Fediverse! There's definitely a future where I do more ActivityPub projects. Just not right now - first I gotta see where this database thing takes me.
So it's been a while since I've been on the Fediverse. I stopped working on Pterotype - some combination of burnout, not managing expectations and getting really tired of writing PHP. And I was embarrassed about that. I had spent so much time talking up the projec that it felt like it had just become my Fediverse identity.
So that's that. But I'm going to give it another shot. I'm not working on Pterotype anymore! I've moved on to something new: I'm building a database! Intro here: https://jeremydormitzer.com/blog/unifydb-dev-diary-0-intro.html
Heart of #Clojure talks are up https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhYmIiHOMWoEgJEvgkmUe8D0agxy_T2vR
Ah, they are so good. And their lighting designer deserves an award.
S.O and I were talking about it earlier. It's pretty impressive considering the multigenerational Van Damme split they had to do to make it engaging for both the original fans and their kids.
More than JSON: ActivityPub and JSON-LD
In which our hero discovers the power of normalization and JSON-LD The problem with JSON I’ve been doing a lot of research for my current side project, Pterotype. It’s a new kind of social network built as a WordPress plugin that respects your freedom, encourages choice, and interoperates with existing social networks through the power […] https://jeremydormitzer.com/blog/more-than-json-activitypub-and-json-ld/
Spent several hours today watching Rich Hickey fix databases (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cym4TZwTCNU). And now I'm implementing a Datomic-like immutable RDF store on top of SQL so that I can use it in ActivityPub-PHP... I think I've learned more about cool corners of computer science in the months I've been working on this project than I did during my whole CS degree!
Software engineer in #Boston.
Currently working on #Pterotype, a WordPress plugin that puts your blog onto the Fediverse.
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