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Oh my god, it's that guy!

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Decentered S1E3: Ryan Barrett Has a Bridge to Sell Us (wedistribute.org)

For our third episode of Decentered, we talked to Ryan Barrett, the creator of Bridgy Fed! Ryan has a lot of experience in working with a variety of decentralized social web protocols, including IndieWeb, ActivityPub, AT Protocol, and Nostr, and has a lot of interesting thoughts on making them talk to each other.

Sublinks Aims to Be a Drop-In Replacement for Lemmy (wedistribute.org)

Seems like an interesting effort. A developer is building an alternative Java-based backend to Lemmy’s Rust-based one, with the goal of building in a handful of different features. The dev is looking at using this compatibility to migrate their instance over to the new platform, while allowing the community to use their apps...

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@ono Yeah, fair point. It's more geared towards patron support and donation prompts, but it does support things like redeemable codes, which could be paired with some kind of recurring donation system.

It does make me wonder what it would take to build in a checkout system, and whether that goes way beyond what a static site can handle.

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@donuts I'm biased, but I run We Distribute. @news@wedistribute.org 😁

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@donuts Kbin and Lemmy support is a little bit janky at the moment, it's also kind of easier to view this from the microblogging / social side of the Fediverse.

https://firefish.social/@news@wedistribute.org

How to Follow WordPress Blogs From Anywhere on the Fediverse (wedistribute.org)

Integration between WordPress and ActivityPub has been a long time coming. It's existed in several different iterations over the years, but the latest attempt is directly sponsored by Automattic, the owners of WordPress. This article covers some basic how-tos and explains some various quirks in the integration.

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@BraveSirZaphod Hey, I'm the guy that wrote this. While I absolutely hold negative bias towards Meta, the point of the article was not to produce a piece of propaganda, but instead illustrate that their policies have updated to acknowledge the existence of third-party accounts on other servers, that they will be collecting data, and that this is likely a sign that federation may be happening sooner than expected.

Not everybody is happy about that, and some developers are working on hardening their applications to protect against unauthorized access for edge cases related to this.

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@fazalmajid Maybe so, but Mastodon historically has only allowed users to look up other users, search hashtag indexes, and depending on the server, search your own posts. A lot of this was done under the pretense of protecting users from harassment, but it's a bandaid covering over insufficient tooling for post-based interaction capabilities.

Anyway, the bigger problem is that it's harder to find stuff in federated systems, which can be a big headache for getting new people into the Fediverse. Search isn't a silver bullet, but it goes a long ways towards making discovery easier.

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@stopthatgirl7 lmao, looks like we literally posted at the same time 😅

Introducing The Mixtape – Hot Music from Radio Free Fedi (wedistribute.org)

We Distribute is bringing in a new feature - The Mixtape! We create playlists of songs that broadcast through Radio Free Fedi, and share it with the wider fediverse. It’s an opportunity for people to discover music by Fedizens, and help support artists on the network....

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@nevernevermore It's honestly an awesome concept. The fact that the creator ported JavaScript to DOS first just blows my mind.

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@DrChickenbeer The guy's write-up that we linked is really something, just absolutely wild what he was able to do. Apparently he tests his app in MAME before actually running it on his Apple IIc.

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@Mishmash2000 Well, get crackin' and code something!

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@RobotToaster You know, that's fair, maybe I should add a section on how to check who blocks who?

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@RobotToaster Added a new section towards the beginning, telling people to check the server details and read what policies are towards particular instances. Thanks for the tip!

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@0x1C3B00DA Yeah, I'd be more than happy to do that. Usually, when a new platform pops up, I try to review the ins and outs with it in screenshots.

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