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Has anyone figured out how to make a federated #wiki site? 🤔 #fediverse #fedi

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I don't know how that would work. Wikis and blogs have different relationships with time and post identity.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

For me, if I had to migrate elsewhere it'd be to Kbin, because of its better confidentiality and lack of a (killable) server. I don't know how it links to others OTOH, and would appreciate any advice...
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Never tried kbin, but I read it's part of threadiverse like lemmy (using threads). It was pointed out in a post here that if you comment on a Lemmy or kbin post from friendica, it lets you see who up/down voted you.


Someone should write a #Fediverse server implementation in a hardware description language like #Verilog or #VHDL. #Fedi #FPGA
in reply to Tathar makes stuff

@Tathar It's not clear to me what the scale of the ask is. Sometimes you can produce a minimum implementation that technically works, but can ignore all/most of the difficult logic. For example we have an FPGA implementation to drive gigabit ethernet with 'fake' udp, and it requires no os or processor. Just a state machine to stuff data we want in there. It's higher bw than real udp would be. Mastodon server would be more than that of course, but how much more? I don't have a clear picture.
in reply to poleguy

@poleguy I think the most-limiting factor would be storage, honestly. An FPGA wouldn't have the on-chip resources to serve anything like Mastodon, regardless of cost.

If we were talking a bare-bones web server hosting logic-generated content, maybe it could be done by someone with a strong understanding of everything that goes into a web server. That wouldn't be me; I fully abandoned web design by the time CSS got popular.



This doesn't look good. #Friendica #Fediverse #Fedi
2024-04-05T20:40:42Z app [ALERT]: Fatal Error (E_ERROR): Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 22257664 bytes) {"code":1,"message":"Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 22257664 bytes)","file":"/var/www/friendica/view/theme/frio/php/default.php","line":132,"
trace":null} - {"file":null,"line":null,"function":null,"request-id":"661061c617254","stack":"ErrorHandler::handleFatalError","uid":"75b01e","process_id":425139}
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Upped memory_limit a bit. 🤷
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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Because it's all gobbledygook and jumbled characters.


Any #Fedi friends want to do a #motorcycle tour to Moab or Capitol Reef this Summer? :3

#Fediverse #Mastodon

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Storing and serving video is expensive, I hope that won't be a problem

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

AFAIK, @stefano@bsd.cafe runs both #Mastodon and #snac fediverse instances in https://bsd.cafe , but for some reason the snac one is not announced there.
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in reply to Ángel

@angel Hi, the #snac instance is running fine. I just haven't declared it as an "official" service as I'm still considering it as experimental.
Maybe it's time to announce it and make it official 🙂


Normies keep jumping from one social network to another while I just sit here on #Fediverse servers that I run. 🤪



It's pretty wild that the #Fediverse basically replaced Twitter and Facebook for as many people as it has. Sure, it's nothing Earth-shattering, but it's come a long way since I joined in 2010 or so.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Hot business tip and/or dystopian prediction: when you try to take a screenshot, you get an ad-style pop up saying "looks like you're trying to steal our content via screenshot. We only allow that for our content partners. Would you agree to be our brand ambassador?"


When people talk about using #Mastodon versus #Twitter, but you're on the #Fediverse via software other than Mastodon.


What if centralized social networks are the urban part of the "social network landscape" and decentralized social networks are the rural part of it?

#Fediverse #Mastodon

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Irrespective of #PHP, I still prefer the #Friendica interface over the #Mastodon one. #Fediverse

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I still think the UI of #Friendica is more my style than that of #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #MissKey, or any of their forks. #Fediverse

(Posting from Friendica here.)

in reply to El Cucuy

I honestly don't remember. When the Diaspora instances I was on went down, I went with Friendica because it can communicate with all sorts of servers including Diaspora.



Let's not forget where we came from.

We Distribute, Part I: The Road to Federation by @Sean Tilley


In the beginning, there was Laconica, which later became known as StatusNet. A massive amount of the work that went into this is due to Evan Prodromou ( @Evan Prodromou ) , who is now spearheading an effort to standardize work on a communication protocol with the W3C Social Working Group.

As a networking project, it was the first public implementation of the communication protocol known as OpenMicroBlogging, which later evolved into the OStatus protocol. These technologies provided a significant building block for future federated networking projects to study and reference.

In terms of how StatusNet was used, it resembled an early version of Twitter, with the added benefit of group functionality. What made it unique is that users on one Laconica server could communicate with users on completely different servers.

#Fediverse #Mastodon #GNUSocial #Pleroma #MissKey #ActivityPub #OStatus


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Is there a guide on how to defederate Meta's #Threads servers? #Fediverse #Mastodon

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Has anyone tried to run #GNUSocial in #Docker recently? I followed these steps, by the way.

Aside from an error complaining that vendor/autoload.php is missing, I was getting this logging constantly when running `docker compose up`:

gnu-social-worker-1   | Fatal error: Uncaught LogicException: You need to add "symfony/framework-bundle" as a Composer dependency. in /var/www/social/bin/console:18
gnu-social-worker-1   | Stack trace:
gnu-social-worker-1   | #0 {main}
gnu-social-worker-1   |   thrown in /var/www/social/bin/console on line 18

#Fediverse #Mastodon
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Hmm, you didn't make any changes after running bin/configure? Nothing looks immediately off, was "symfony/framework-bundle" already in composer.json or did you add it?


in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I'd love to do some traveling, but I need a bigger motorcycle first. I don't think that Grom will cut it. 😂
in reply to Dave Heinemann 🇦🇺

You'd be surprised. There are folks who do long-distance touring on mopeds (distinct from scooters). (Photo source)
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

It's definitely doable, but I think I need something a bit more practical to preserve my sanity.

Either that, or I need to do a better job of finding good back roads. 🤔 Australian highways have low speed limits and few people speed, but the Grom still ends up holding up traffic if people can't safely overtake.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I’m planning cross Canada from Ottawa to Tuktoyaktuk in the Summer on my Zero DSR/X. Will be Spotwalla-ing if you want to join in on the odd day ;-) biggest problem is charging up there, but I got my solar panels ready and tested… electric #motorcycle touring is different (sort of slower) but a very fine way to see places.


It's funny how folks are copying the federated Web-based social network concept that the #Fediverse pioneered over a decade ago.

(Added Web-based to discount Usenet.)



Back when I originally joined the #Fediverse, there weren't enough interest-specific instances to recommend looking for such instances to join.


I honestly don't care about #Cohost or #Nostr. If the Twitter emigrants flock over to those instead of the #Fediverse, it really doesn't change anything for me.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I managed to grab a spot in the @ivory TestFlight and I've really been enjoying it. It has a high degree of customization, supports drafts, and makes it easy to switch between Home, Local, and Federated.

Search doesn't work for some reason, nor does it let you create hashtag-related feeds like you can with the Mastodon advanced web client, but maybe those will come with time.

I believe Ivory is being prepared to launch on the App Store. Looks like pricing might be $2.49/mo or $15/yr. I'm wondering if I enjoy Mastodon enough to invest in a client like Ivory, but if I find I do then I'd probably subscribe to it.

There's also @mammoth that I've heard great things about, but the TestFlight has remained full so I've yet to actually use it.

I think in terms of polish these two have some of the strongest pedigrees, being developed by teams with track records of making polished apps.



I'm honestly enjoying the #Friendica UX a whole lot more than the "birdsite" knockoff UX of a lot of other #Fediverse implementations. (Screenshotted post)

At least #GNUSocial provides something like this as well. #Mastodon #Pleroma #MissKey





Every post has a story to it. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. #Fediverse #Mastodon



I'd still like to write a #Fediverse server in #Java, but I don't have the time or energy to do so solo. #programming

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I would participate ( 10y+ java backend exp). Contact me!
in reply to Bob

Cool! Are you aware of any good JSON → Java code generators? Manually writing the AP DTOs is more boilerplate than I have patience for.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

well if then it would be openapi to Java which is straight forward; however I discovered there is already at least 1 ActivityPub-compatible Java implementations out there (https://fediverse.party/en/miscellaneous/)
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in reply to Bob

I noticed Smithereens a while back, too. Could be a good starting point for a fork. Definitely would want to port it over to Postgres, though.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

yes, totally. I'm going to check it out and boot it up to see how far it is yet
in reply to Bob

not the programming style I would do in 2022 however it seems a good starting point really
in reply to Bob

not. It's not. I'd rather start from scratch with micronaut or quarkus. This codebase is nothing we want to maintain
in reply to Bob

Thanks for looking into it. I've never worked with either of those frameworks, but they do sound promising.

Any ideas on a JSON → Java code generator for the AP object boilerplate?
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

there are so many out there we can just try some
in reply to Bob

because it's so obvious for the java implementation of the fediverse I suggest the name jediverse
in reply to Bob

See https://github.com/jediverse/coruscant which I just created. The models are there. No page is served yet, must be a config issue. http://localhost:8080/swagger-ui/ works

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in reply to Bob

Thank you for kicking this off. I can add the JSON DTOs, but I won't be able to get to it until the weekend.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I think it's already all set, see the model package
in reply to Bob

You might need something like this to handle polymorphism via the type field documented here. My code is under the BSD license, so it can be used elsewhere. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have a separate library since the other ones I've seen are very outdated.

I can handle the polymorphism, but I still won't have time until the weekend.
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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

@Christine Lemmer-Webber I saw your name on a number of things related to ActivityPub test suites. Do you know if one still exists?
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I'd help if it were Go! 🙃

But I would probably want to design a new protocol from scratch first.



> Joining a big instance.
> Not joining a small instance or starting your own.

#Fediverse #Mastodon


The feeling I get about the current state of the #Fediverse reminds me of the frenzied early days of Google+. #Mastodon

(Note: I've been on the Fediverse for over a decade and it's never been quite like this.)


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#Mastodon users should take a look at #Diaspora and #Friendica. They provide #Fediverse organization more akin to Facebook than Twitter.

Friendica is also compatible with ActivityPub implementations like Mastodon. I'm actually using Friendica here, for example.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Fun fact: #Friendica has actually been around on the #Fediverse longer than #Mastodon by several years. It was originally called "Mistpark" when it was first released back in 2010.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

My current rides, I have been riding 50+ years, on & off road.