@bea @anildash @darius Very much agree about clustering of norms and how that's reflected to some extent in the different software (and within the Mastodon world, who's running the glitch.social fork).
Conceptually there's a missing concept between "instance" and "fediverse". I think of it as a "league" or "alliance" of instances that share norms, compatible CoCs and version of software, probably honor each others blocks, etc.
how the current fediverse does identity wrong, how we can do better
Okay, this all sounds great, but how can we pull this off? First we should overview Zooko's Triangle, which says that names can be either: decentralized, globally unique, human meaningful... pick two. Guess which two we picked? You're right, globally unique and human meaningful... but notice that this means that it's not decentralized. And indeed, DNS (and SSL CAs) centralize our federated networks.
I like hearing caveats to common recommendations. For Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY), we have the Rule of Three.
The rule of three: if you use it once, don't worry about making it reusable elsewhere. If you use it twice, just copy/paste. When you use it the third time, extract it into its an independent, reusable component, like a function, module or package.
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
Hoooooly shit, SVG 2 became Candidate Recommendation *yesterday* ‽
Here, that's how I make @hackage tick: https://gist.github.com/wiz/5f704c5cb63f39c722c883d1f7dba625
Some instructions: https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2017/12/mastodon-ifttt/ And @amiloradovsky suggests using https://botsin.space
I found https://gitlab.com/chaica/feed2toot Also, it might be possible to use #IFTTT somehow: https://functional.cafe/@amiloradovsky/100440811077830451
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