The sunrise is a bit yellow-er than normal. There’s also a strong smell of smoke in the air, I believe it’s from the fire over in Azusa right now.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. @chrisaldrich Chris, love your posts but the previews here on Mastodon give very little context!Is there any way you could pull the title across as well as the link?

    1. Doug, I’ve technically got two Mastodon “accounts”.

      One is a traditional one at that are posts specifically syndicated from my website to Mastodon and generally with the full post or a title and contextual link.

      The second one is a programmatic attempt to make my WordPress site federate directly with the rest of Mastodon and the fediverse. (That is, it has some evolving custom code to make WordPress support the Activity Pub protocol.) I’m guessing you’re following the latter which doesn’t always have the best fidelity (yet) for all the post types my website supports, but at least is registering the fact that there’s a post. It’s been a while since I hacked on it, but I think it does pretty well for my articles and notes but still doesn’t provide contexts for bookmarks, likes, favorites, reads, watches, listens, annotation, and some of those social media-type posts. Some of these are more difficult for doing one-to-one mappings from my site to the Activity Pub spec and providing appropriate metadata. For the most part, the only people following this account are those who don’t care about the presentation or a few who are following the progress. (The rest I’m sure are random bots.)

      The one thing I’ve got working relatively well for both versions is that replies to the copies on Mastodon come back to the original posts. Ideally I’ll have it set up seamlessly so that I can just use my website to interact with most social media spaces as natively as if I were using those silos themselves.

      Until it’s all sorted, you may prefer following the account (or just get the source of truth in your favorite RSS or other social reader app).

      Syndicated copies:

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