The Stochastic Game

Ramblings of General Geekery

Posts with tag 'indieweb'

    The Missing Element in the Fediverse

    Today, Eugen, the creator of Mastodon, the Fediverse’s probably most popular instance implementation, tooted this: He’s basically quickly explaining to newcomers how to find someone whose account lives on a different instance – something that might be understandably foreign to people used to silos like Twitter or Facebook. But then he adds: It’s very similar to how e-mail addresses work. That’s something that’s been bothering me for a while about the Fediverse: it’s not clear how a Fediverse service like Mastodon relates to someone’s online identity.

    Announcing SiloRider

    Lately, I’ve been spending my free time making PieCrust (the static website generator powering this blog) support Indieweb things like Micropub and (incoming) Webmentions. But while being on the receiving end of things requires intimate knowledge of a CMS’ storage format, other Indieweb concepts put your website on the sending end, and that generally doesn’t rely on anything else than the final HTML markup… it’s therefore CMS-agnostic. To implement that side of the Indieweb coin, I decided to write a new tool, independent of PieCrust: it’s called SiloRider1!