This has been one of my favorite projects this year. If you haven’t checked it out yet head over to matrix.org and take a peek. It’s grown a lot over the last year but now faces funding challenges. If you are able to help support the core team. Patreon, Liberapay, and bitcoin details are in the linked blog post.
TL;DR: if you like Matrix (and especially if you’re building stuff on it), please support us via Patreon or Liberapay to keep the core team able to work on it full-time, otherwise the project is going to be seriously impacted. And if you’re a company who is invested in Matrix (e.g. itching for Dendrite), please get in touch ASAP if you’d like to sponsor core development work from the team. And if you’re a philanthropic billionaire who believes in our ideals of decentralisation, encryption, and open communication as a basic human right – we’d love to hear from you too O:-)
Messing with my cross posting bot again because reasons.
Hmm… The one meeting I had on the schedule today is with someone who is out of the office. Perhaps I can sepnd this morning converting #coffee into code.
In the mood this morning to work on some bots.
As I alt-tab between my various chat clients this comes to mind once again. Still a favorite.
It looks like I might actually get to spend some time this weekend coding. At least I don’t have anything on my calendar that says otherwise. 😃
Finally took BitlBee (https://www.bitlbee.org) for a test drive. I must say I rather like it.
Busy weekend comes to a close. Tonight I shall sleep and then begins another busy week. One day things will slow down. One day.
Quick micro.blog test post.
This week I’m saying goodbye to an old network as App.net is shutting down.
I joined App.net back in 2012 with the promise of a social network with a different business model from Twitter. It was a service focused on benefiting developers and users who were willing to pay for a better experience rather than advertisers and data mining. Unfortunately that idea wasn’t enough and App.net couldn’t become a sustainable business. Rather than breaking their promise and becoming yet another advertising network they scaled back the service and ultimately had to close the doors.
As another social network fades into the background I’m taking some time to reflect on what I’ve gained rather than lost. I’ve met some amazing people on App.net and have been lucky enough to keep up with them as they’ve moved on to other places. I’ve also gained some useful development experience. For those reasons I’ll remember App.net with fond and happy memories rather than mourn it’s loss. As far as I am concerned, App.net was a success.