It's even worse than it appears..
Sunday December 3, 2023; 3:36 PM EST
  • I wrote this as a Mastodon post to a bunch of people who somehow I got cc'd to. I figured I should share it here too. #
    • Let's start with feeds and build as much of a Mastodon as we can, without inventing anything new and see what we come up with.#
    • That way we know at every step we're standing on a solid foundation of interop.#
    • At the same time invest in the feed support of every contender, no matter what "verse" its part of. #
    • John Spurlock has done an exemplary implementation of RSS 2.0 feeds for Bluesky. That format should be copied everywhere. He did it in about a week in July and it's great. We're building all kinds of stuff on it. Wish it were in Mastodon, and wish Bluesky would bake it in.#
    • Forget about clubs, what we want is interop, maximally as widely as possible to force the silos to get on board. They won't unless they have to.#

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You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)