It's even worse than it appears..
Saturday December 31, 2022; 1:02 PM EST
  • I have a strong feeling that ActivityPub can be factored to a relatively simple programming interface with a few basic operations. Probably something equivalent to the MetaWeblog API we had back in We Blogging Days of Yore. #
  • To find out if the intuition is correct, I'd have to do it, and it looks like a snake pit to me, and I expect I'd get lost in there for months, trying to find the right strings to pull to get interop with other apps that use ActivityPub.#
  • I would love to use such a package. I work in Node.js. I like clean and simple APIs with good example code.#

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