As a fun project last night, I made a little storefront for selling JPEGs — or what I'd call NFPs (Neat, Fun Photos) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Once you've created an account, go to your blog's Customize page, and enable Federation under the "Updates" section. Then you'll be able to find your blog!

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Excited and honored to be a featured speaker at the Introvert Writer Summit, hosted by @jasraj and Lauren Sapala. It starts today and runs through March 9th — I'll be speaking on the 7th!

Read more about this free event and sign up here:

Not at all final, but here's where @remark_as profiles are at.

Each profile is associated with a @write_as blog, with data on top, so you can have an independent avatar and bio here.

"I was reading news and apparently, the Eagles beat writers are predicting that the Broncos will play in Eagle's Stadium against the Eagles. It was intriguing."

uhh... wat. Was this email written by AI?

It's not great for Web2 things like social media because... you can't actually delete anything.

Everything is a cryptographically linked list in Web3, and everything added to it is permanently enshrined there -- not just good things, but bad things: abuse, harassment, doxxing, etc. 🤨

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This is very odd... One of my instances says for an entire domain: "delivery is not available," while another Mastodon instance says the same domain can be delivered to. 🤔

Following doesn't work from the "domain undeliverable" Masto instance. I don't think there's any moderation-related reason this domain would be marked this way. So what would cause this? cc @Gargron

Made more progress on my weekend project, a tool for generating images like this for social media.

Right now, it's an open source command-line tool written in Go, with a few configurable options. You can find the AGPL-licensed code on GitHub and start using it now!

Nice, apparently now will notify someone of a mention when receiving an `Update` activity!

Just updated this page to mention my Masto account ( and got this notification.

Got our postcards in the mail today 😍 Will give these out at next weekend. And stickers!

Variable reward: questioning things
cats and ducks.

Feed me new food, News Feed.

Stream me your latest distraction.

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Yeah, $50 doesn't begin to cover what we'd lose by letting sponsored posts into the fediverse.

The answer, again, is no.

Sooo with some additional logging on my server I confirmed it's the HTTP Signature verification failing. If I cheat and disable that on my instance, posts show up! 🎉

But apparently Go's libraries don't create a valid signature -- and neither does openssl when I call the CLI with the parameters I did. If I could figure out what arguments are passed to create the digest, I could quickly make it work. But that's enough for today too.

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Follows work! Finally! I was missing the `@context` property 🤦‍♂️

Now to see about those posts.

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GETting an outbox works; correct number of posts shows up. Now I guess I need to keep track of followers on my end to know where to deliver events when a new post is published.

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