Imagine running for president on a "nothing will fundamentally change" campaign slogan in America 😂

A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

@switchingsocial Don't forget's a great piece of software,especially if you only need a single user blog with not that much features which works just fine to deliver your information but nothing more.I use it for my blog and I'm very happy with it.You can find the repository at and I have a fork of it with another design which is optimized for longer posts at

you might say that the Count from Sesame Street is part of a counter culture movement

My 11 year old sister is getting a hair cut and this is the picture she's showing the hairdresser 🕷️

@Gargron A huge problem with this is that Americans have forgotten what the first amendment actually means.

It protects you from being arrested by the government for what you say. It really doesn't mean we have to tolerate everything anyone says as a society.

@lain I think it was a convoluted thought path (on HN? Really?) that lead there. Somehow an argument broke out about the Java ecosystem and how terrible it is, something something look at Elixer vs. Erlang,

Really I think everyone in that thread had lost the point.

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'Moomins' creator Tove Jansson illustrated both the Swedish and Finnish editions of J. R. R. Tolkien's classic book 'The Hobbit' in the 1960s #womensart

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