Around the end of June and early July I took some time off from coding. Partly it was because the weather made me disinclined to code, partly it was because I wanted to do some gardening, and partly it was because my twelve-year-old Cinema Display finally stopped working.
Over the years, I’ve realized the quality of Apple computers isn’t that great when compared to computers from other companies, but that 30″ Cinema Display was probably the best monitor I’ve ever had. Last week I purchased a Samsung 28″ 4K display for about ⅓ the price of the Cinema Display. I also had to upgrade to a new video card for the 4K resolution. Hopefully it’ll last as long as its predecessor.
For the past few days, however, I’ve managed to crank out some code and Federama 0.1 is beginning to take shape, as is seen in the Featured Image. The image is of the dashboard/homepage for logged in users. There is still a lot to do, such as making pages for all those sidebar links, and fixing a few other issues, but then I’ll start working on the federation aspect.
I’ve been waiting for the ActivityPub test suite to come back online, but it’s possible to test federation without it. All it requires is setting up two or more domains with Federama, then trying to get them to talk to each other. If that works, then I can test it with Mastodon, Pleroma, and others. “Easy peasy,” as Bob Newby said.