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adding activitypub to humungus

I added ActivityPub support to humungus using the vocabulary defined by ForgeFed so now I can follow my commits with honk. Statements dreamed up by the utterly deranged.


Posted 26 Apr 2024 06:51 by tedu Updated: 26 Apr 2024 06:51
Tagged: activitypub project

idkfa - the activitypub everything app proxy

So you’re all in on ActivityPub. You’ve got your microblog, your long form blog, your bookmarks, your photo blog, your video blog, your discussion forum, etc. Each is a different service with a different identity. As more services catch on, users yearn for a single everything app solution to replace this multitude.


Posted 06 Oct 2023 06:23 by tedu Updated: 06 Oct 2023 06:23
Tagged: activitypub

flak is activated

ActivityPub August rolls on. Now with more (some) ActivityPub support in flak.

I held off on adding it before because I wasn’t sure how deep I wanted the integration to go, and I had some doubts about how useful minimal support would be. Time to find out.

Posts are now available as activity Article objects. There’s a minimal Person actor as well, since every post needs an author, but that’s about it. I think the objects are complete enough even for fussy implementations to accept them, but one never knows.

No inbox support, no following, no replies, etc. (Strike that. we’ve got follows and deliveries and creates now. Oh my.) Getting into delivery adds a lot more code (it did) and admin maintenance (oh well). So many little commits to fix all the bugs.

Another issue is that sometimes I like to experiment with posts that include custom scripting or styling, and that’s not going to federate well. Oh well, I guess you can figure it out and click through. Or not. WASM over AP when?

Posted 24 Aug 2023 18:53 by tedu Updated: 23 May 2024 19:15
Tagged: activitypub flak web

honk 1.0

It’s been four years since honk 0.1. Before that, the preview, and shortly after the followup. But finally, after a long journey, we’ve reached honk 1.0. (Narrator: honk is a microblog server that federates with other servers via ActivityPub.)


Posted 10 Aug 2023 14:22 by tedu Updated: 10 Aug 2023 14:22
Tagged: activitypub project web

azorius 0.1

Reddit is deddit. Everybody needs to write a replacement. Mine is called azorius.


Posted 20 Jul 2023 14:48 by tedu Updated: 20 Jul 2023 16:33
Tagged: activitypub project web

ActivityPub as it has been understood

If you’re looking to move beyond the silos of social media sites run by individual companies, you’re maybe looking for federation, which allows multiple sites to communicate and interoperate with each other. You post a photo on this site, your friends on another site can share it, your family on a third site can comment on it. Assuming that’s what you want.


Posted 06 Aug 2019 15:54 by tedu Updated: 28 May 2021 04:05
Tagged: activitypub web

AP networking

Some more notes about networking between federated ActivityPub servers. A brief overview covered a fairly typical exchange to transfer a post from one server to another. Here’s a few more details, how following works, and some more notes about addressing and delivery.


Posted 01 Aug 2019 14:17 by tedu Updated: 06 Aug 2019 15:29
Tagged: activitypub web

activity notes

So you have an ActivityPub actor and you want to say something. What are you going to post? Might I suggest a Note?


Posted 17 Jul 2019 19:32 by tedu Updated: 02 May 2022 01:18
Tagged: activitypub web

the activity person examined

One of the basic objects in ActivityPub is the actor. Also known as a Person, although there’s no promise it’s a human. If you are building ActivityPub software, or curious how the network works, it’s a good place to start. The ActivityPub spec and underlying ActivityStreams vocabulary explain what could or should be here, but not necessarily what you’ll see in the wild.


Posted 08 Jul 2019 18:44 by tedu Updated: 02 May 2022 01:15
Tagged: activitypub web

what happens when you activity post

You’re out there posting on your federated status federator, and people are reading your posts, and you’re reading their posts, but how exactly does it happen? What’s talking to what? (Equally applicable to tooting, but we don’t use that word in my house.)


Posted 02 Jul 2019 21:24 by tedu Updated: 02 Jul 2019 21:24
Tagged: activitypub web