It's even worse than it appears..
I moved the FeedLand roadmap to its own place. #
Arguing with people is usually not productive and it wears you out.#
David Frum: "I'm doing an experiment. On my computer, I am checking the latest tweets by people I follow. On my phone, I'm checking whether their most recent tweets are showing up in the 'Following' column. I'm just getting started, but even in the first dozen cases, Twitter failed."#
Twitter should have been an operating system. #
I just had ChatGPT write some docs for me -- how to set up Node.js and Amazon SES.#
The best feature of Mastodon is that you can edit your posts.#
Another problem with people getting upset when something they depend on on the internet goes away, for whatever reason, is that it's all going to go away, probably sooner than you expect. If you want things to be long-lived, then we need to make some major changes. And no one, absolutely no one, is working on making a long-lived net. #
  • I was hoping that people would see RSS as a key to decentralization, but it's hard to draw the picture because people have the wrong idea about RSS.#
  • I had a similar problem explaining why a Pub-sub company should support RSS without thinking of it as a "third party opportunity."#
  • Pub-sub could use a "really simple" interface. You could send any kind of message with RSS, and the knowledge of how to find the new stuff in a feed is totally established in developer-land.#
  • And that's what the Pub-sub people wanted. Ideas for new simple APIs. They look down on RSS as beneath them. I've seen "serious" devs do that over and over and it's a mistake. Simple is better, not trivial. Microsoft, for example, had something "much better" than RSS coming in the late 90s. Eventually they did get on board with RSS, to their credit.#
  • Sometimes the answer is so obvious you can't even see it. #

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