About to start another short hacking sprint here. If you are just tuning in, a reminder here that I am working on a stand-alone single-player #Fediverse server with the goal of making it quite "easy" to run on a service like Glitch.
I started working on this on Friday morning. So far I have a working service that can send and receive posts, follow people, like posts, and display threads. All backed by JSON files on disk.
It aint pretty (yet) but I have figured out the basics of working with #ActivityPub and have a workable UI.
OK what's up for the next hour or two? We'll see what I can do but these are some items on my shortlist...
- ability to render incoming boosts in my timeline
- Some work to do on providing the various collection endpoints, such that your client can pull my likes, followers, etc.
- A UI for following people
- public front door
I mistakenly posted this locally, but my introduction was how I stopped being a software engineer in 2019 (some say 2018 😄) and after trying a lot of different things I settled on making bags. I make all kinds of bags, backpacks, totes, and wallets.
It’s a lot like software development—slower in some places, faster in others. But it provides me with the one thing I enjoy doing which is thinking about making things people want to use. I’m sold out of everything here but https://shop.torrez.org/
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.