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Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

seeing if quill still works with my hosted known

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Replied to a post on werd.io :

I thought that part of the point of this is that you can't tell who (or where) just when and which bits of the podcast.

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Yes: Looking forward to it.

Kevin Marks

One very nice thing about TCP is that it has got very robust over the years - I have had a big file copy running, shut down my laptop, got on a train 300 mies and 3 hours to a different office and network protocol, and had the transfer resume transparently to the apps involved.

Long polling is another example of this - because an active TCP session doesn't send packets, but can be torn down, it is very efficient on the network. This was a used in DAAP for the iTunes sharing originally - you connect to the sharer and get a track listing, then send another request which sits open silently. If they add another track, it returns with the new data. If they shut the lid of their powerbook, you get a teardown.

There has been some interesting work on tweaking TCP where you control both endpoints too which lets you rely on everyone else who is expecting it. Rebuilding flow control with UDP needs a lot of care - µTP is the best I've seen so far, but it was fields tested on lots of shonky connections in a hostile environment.

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That place really messes with your time sense - I have given myself jetlag there before.

Kevin Marks

sending webmentions for all links in mention.tech #indieweb #yesvember

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A while back I built mention.tech which is a webmention sending tool with a couple of differences - you can set it as your webmention endpoint, and it will pass through webmentions, but it will also cache the mentions itself, in case the linked URL doesn't have an endpoint.

What it didn't have was a way to look for all outbound mentions and send them for a post, so I added that tonight. It may need to work more carefully wiht h-feeds, but with an h-entry it should be OK.

Try it out at mention.tech/mentionall

 

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

Rel-me, mastodon and browser plugins

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If you go to an account on mastodon.social, like mastodon.social/@kevinmarks you can see that it now verifies rel=me links:

However not all mastodon instances have updated to 2.6.1 yet, eg xoxo.zone/@kevinmarks

Help is at hand though - with the verify-me chrome plugin it will check when you click the green tick:

And if you go try this on the mastodon.social version, you can check their checkmarks should be checked:

Which is helps see if aral is being sneaky.

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The verify-me plugin is now approved at the Chrome store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/verify-me/nnefkajddpfponfnmaflddipljfdlcjb/related?hl=en-G...
Not sure how to get the firefox version updated.