A trip down the memory lane with Bel Canto - Spider Dust:


It evokes some bitter-sweet past memories of being very close to someone. And its power is a bit overwhelming for a late morning on a Thursday.

#WriteFreely v0.9.0 included a new bit of information in an instance's NodeInfo: whether or not it has user invites enabled.

You can now see which v0.9+ instances are invite-only vs. completely closed on the Instances page: writefreely.org/instances

There’s a neural network that generates technical death metal, 24/7 to infinity

You can listen to the livestream here:


#Music #Metal #MachineLearning

That doesn't really convince me.

I agree with some of the statements that Mr. Barnard is making, like overwhelming beaurocracy and overcomplicated political aparatus in the EU, but I still think that it is something that can be made better, not ditched all together, but maybe I'm a victim of the "sunk cost" fallacy.

Personally I would attribute the failings of the EU to incompetence not malice and definitely not deliberated actions to strip individual country governments of "power".

We've reached a point where we'd like to start #hiring developers to work on the #WriteFreely roadmap 💻 :writefreely2:

This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.

I'll have more details soon, but especially if you're a #Go / #Golang developer and want to work on a growing #fediverse project, I'd love to hear from you!

#FOSS #job #jobs

Finally unified the code for OAuth2 and HTTP-signatures authentication based on C2S or S2S requests in the same go middleware for .

I spent most of today adding OAuth2 authentication for the C2S actions in .

I kinda need a shower now.

Though I must admit that github.com/openshift/osin is not half bad when developing the server part.

Implemented activity delivery for #ActivityPub-PHP! Just need to put in inbox forwarding and write tests for both and the library will have a complete AP implementation! Still lots of work to do after that, but I'm really excited to reach that milestone.

How does one go about commissioning or licensing work from creative folks (musicians, digital artists) in a way that is fair to both? Any handy resources or guides? I'd rather not go to massive content-farm-factory websites.

For what it's worth I'm in need of some music for a technically minded #ActivityPub podcast idea I have floating in my head and what better way to support the Fediverse than to actually look at paying for a license for some intro music and B roll music.

Reading through the reddit thread about Assange's arrest makes me really sad... and I haven't gotten to the controversial section yet.

So why do I want to build a reddit look-a-like with activitypub, again? Sigh...

Remote desktop support was just merged into wlroots

mpris-scrobbler, the user daemon for scrobbling to listenbrainz.org, libre.fm and last.fm has released v0.3.2.

It includes improvements to validating songs to submit to the services.


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