I'm happy to announce that my barebones ActivityPub server, implemented in Node.js/Express, is now open source! I intend for it to be a reference implementation for developers who are adding ActivityPub to their own services, but also it is an application server that you can build on if you want.

In other words, t's a few hundred lines of code that lets you create Mastodon-compatible accounts that can accept follow requests and post stuff to their followers.

github.com/dariusk/express-act

THE BIT OF SKY

into a desk, the sound were like flowers in comparison with the substantial size
yet his thin hand is not heard

the park was like a picture , in her black satin and lace
but his natural fate is fully furnished

about the room, the sweetness was like a flash of sudden lightning
alas, her old eagerness is not unusual

might we become a refuge sustained by the woman?

@tom @shel yeah it only catches some percentage of things. The problem with an automated "delete this" is it's open to abuse. I just sign all my bots so people can file a complaint directly with me

If you're in the Portland, Oregon area and want to migrate off of mastodon.social please DM me for an invite to pdx.social.

boops appreicated

Friends, be careful of what third party Mastodon clients you use. They have different defaults than you are used to on the web client, and most of them are not as thoughtfully developed as the web client. For example: on web if your account is locked, your new posts are followers only by default. On Tootdon, for example, your locked account will default to public posts every time. This can lead to mistakes where you're federating things you'd rather not.

Hey I can finally announce that in September I'm going to be a Mozilla Open Web Fellow! I'll be working with Code for Science & Society, focused on weirding up the decentralized web. I love stuff like Mastodon, obviously, but I think the decentralized web can be more interesting and mind blowing than "big tech we already know, but decentralized".

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/08/

@adormir this is scientifically how dolphins communicate, so: yes

@Branford I mean that is presumably how the dolphins themselves do it

Just a reminder to new Mastodon folks: if you want to join an instance where the only letter you can use is "e", I run dolphin.town and registrations are open!

Saw this earlier today and I can't get it out of my head.

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Tiny Subversions Mastodon

This is a private Mastodon instance just for Darius Kazemi. It wasn't all that hard to set up! I used this guide.