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Quintessentially Celtic, vehemently Viking, passionately European, unashamedly, proudly Scottish, craft beer and single malt whisky lover, enthusiastic cook, vegan, perpetually exhausted dad, pronouns: he/him

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It took a bit of work today (amongst a hectic day at actual work) and a fair amount of help from tobi, but I can now post to my personal website from Indigenous and have it syndicate to my #GoToSocial account. I still have to test liking, sharing, commenting via this method so not completed this part of the “write” activity quite yet.. good progress though.

From an API interaction perspective writing the “read” activity scripts to integrate likes, shares and comments from others back into my account SHOULD be easier.. but from a logic perspective there is a lot more to work out and I’m starting from scratch as this functionality is provided by brid.gy on at the moment on my other site.

Earned a beer!

Now that I have GoToSocial up and running (easiest fediverse instance install ever!), I’ll need to work out how to create an OAUTH token via a script and experiment with pulling various kinds of posts to see what payloads I get in response and work out how best to utilise the data.

I’m thinking to either send all data via the existing webmentions infrastructure but that may leave some blind spots, so the other options is to use the data directly and emulate what the existing webmentions process is doing.. I don’t think I want to replace the webmentions endpoint at this point..

Fun times

It’s true what you’ve all been hearing.. I am indeed the very first person to host GoToSocial on ARM64.. Also raised my first bug report.

I’m pretty excited about tinkering with this app, I do believe it will replace my other activitypub accounts at some point enabling me to host fewer instances.

That will require a great deal of work at my end to integrate the API into my site but I’ll get there.