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My blog is on Mastodon! Check out @blog. It would be a bit hypocritical of me to not use when I am asking others to use it... 🤓

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Officially announcing Pterotype, a WordPress plugin that gives your blog an ActivityPub feed. Show more

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Oops I lost my old #introductions post in the last instance fandango but enough has changed I'd might as well make a new one right?

Hi, I'm fluffy! I'm a software engineer by day (working at an HIV research lab as of December, 2018) and in my spare time I make music, games, comics, and bad decisions.

See my bio for various links!

Also for a somewhat fuller bio I guess.

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Still no documentation and not anywhere close to done, but my library is open source at

My goal is to provide a well-tested, flexible library that handles the complicated parts of ActivityPub (JSON-LD, persistence, addressing, etc.) in a way that can be plugged into an existing PHP codebase with no hassle. That'll help me refactor , and will also make it easy for other developers to make developers to make plugins for Joomla, Drupal, etc.

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#Briar is an unusual kind of messenger for Android devices: there are no servers, messages are stored on your phone and sent directly to your contact's phone through TOR, wi-fi or bluetooth.

It's designed for journalists, activists, people working in disaster zones and anyone interested in "off the grid" communication.

The official site is here:

The app is free, open source and available through @fdroidorg and Google Play.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Privacy #MeshNetworks

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Good mornin, and happy American Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the Americans’ “wtf?” reactions to the the phrase “American Thanksgiving” – I look forward to it every year.

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Stormlighttech is finally on Mastodon! This is only until we have our own instance, which we will. our blog is also in the fediverse; (thanks @jdormit!)

question - is it semantically valid for an item to show up in a Collection more than once?

@cwebber @kaniini @pfefferle

Another cry for an expert to help me. I think I'm holding mod_cache wrong - it keeps caching a my site's directory index at / instead of the output of index.php. If anyone could help, or knows someone who could, I would really appreciate it

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Thanks to the recent additions of both Pterotype and WordPress-ActivityPub plugins for WordPress sites, we can now post articles to the fediverse! Mic Check.  1. 2. 3. 4. I’m following instructions here and wondering if this post will federate Show more

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#ActivityPubForWordPress are plugins for WordPress sites that add support for the ActivityPub standard.

This means people can follow the WordPress site from ActivityPub-powered services such as Mastodon etc.

There are a couple of such plugins right now:

"ActivityPub" by @pfefferle

"PteroType" by @jdormit

#AlternativesAtoZ #ActivityPub #WordPress #Fediverse

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I'm almost finished writing a blog post with a very brief tutorial to and to do machine learning with it by using

Stay tuned!

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You might find this interesting, it's a list of official Fediverse / Federation accounts belonging to various organisations:

If you see an org you're interested in, maybe give them a follow to encourage them to spend time on here?

(Note that it doesn't include official crossposting bots such as @greenpeace_ch )

#Fediverse #Federation

I'm thinking about making a generic PHP library to support . Should I bother worrying about JSON-LD? To be honest, I don't really see what it adds to the ActivityPub spec...

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How to verify your account on Mastodon (sort of) Show more

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a key issue with funding fediverse development is ensuring that donation money or donated time is used in an ethical way, this is really complicated stuff.

for example, many people who donate to gargron's patreon feel they are entitled to special treatment (maybe to a minor extent this is true since donations should be appreciated), such as helping to define development cycles and feature design.

this is problematic for a few reasons: many of the people who try to define these parameters don't understand the technological feasibility of the proposals they make, but the supply of donation money puts pressure on Gargron to deliver half-baked solutions when there is no way to really solve the problem.

if you're wondering why some of mastodon's features make no sense, it's because they are built around trying to satisfy those people to keep the money flowing while also knowing that there is not really any proper way to do it in activitypub (or any other federated protocol).

this is probably something for me to blog about eventually.
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This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!