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If I ever saw a ufo, I'd be like oh fuck now I can't tell anyone I saw this. Shit.

I can now confirm that Homebase is cool as hell. It was super easy for me to set up, and now I've got my important hyperdrives running even though my laptop is off, and it's very satisfying!

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Alright, so I've got the VvvebJs HTML builder set up for basic Beaker Browser support! You can save and load HTML files and images to and from your local hyperdrives! There's still more to do, but take a look if you're interested in what the experience might be like using it!

hyper://0b6a7d1383330e8c7651e968dd0e5953f639259bcb78bb41dcb384a2d0407300/

Note that this will only work on the version 1 beta, so if you have Beaker already, use the "Check for beta releases" button in the settings or just download it from the install page:
beakerbrowser.com/install/

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Wow, I just found out about Homebase, which is a way to set up a web host to be a permanent peer for your Beaker Browser sites in case you ever need to turn off your computer! It even lets you mirror your sites to HTTP so you don't need a secondary website or something!

github.com/beakerbrowser/homeb

You can bet I'm gonna be setting this baby up on my home server. I'm not sure if I'll move all my websites and stuff to it yet, though... Maybe eventually, but not yet.

Alright, so I've got the VvvebJs HTML builder set up for basic Beaker Browser support! You can save and load HTML files and images to and from your local hyperdrives! There's still more to do, but take a look if you're interested in what the experience might be like using it!

hyper://0b6a7d1383330e8c7651e968dd0e5953f639259bcb78bb41dcb384a2d0407300/

Note that this will only work on the version 1 beta, so if you have Beaker already, use the "Check for beta releases" button in the settings or just download it from the install page:
beakerbrowser.com/install/

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Yeah... I'm not super impressed with how ZeroNet is implemented. It's an interesting idea, but I really don't think it's the way to go. I'm still holding out hope for Beaker Browser, though!

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Hmm, well ZeroNet looks like it's mostly porn at this point so... maybe I'll stick with Beaker for a bit πŸ˜“

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Ugh, I really like Beaker Browser, but ZeroNet is already much bigger and can use any browser... I hate having to split my attention like this!

I started working on implementing a visual HTML page builder with Beaker Browser (v1.0 beta) functionality so you can build a web page, save it to a local hyperdrive site, and also re-load the same page to make changes later!

It's still not quite as super simple as I really want, but having page builders like this is *essential* for letting normal people get i cluded and involved in the !

my only skill in life is making exceedingly specific memes

I'm 3/4 of the way through the first part of the of the original trilogy, and I've got to say, it's a lot of fun hearing the stories recontextualized and expanded upon!

If you're interested, Open Culture made a post with YouTube embeds of someone's edits of the series that combines episodes into full, seamless parts!

openculture.com/2020/05/the-or

Each YouTube video also includes links to the Internet Archive with the episodes in their original cuts in their descriptions.

Doing nothing but not having the expectation of needing things to be done is so refreshing. I need a month of days like this...

Please remember:
If your mask does not cover both your nose and mouth, you are NOT wearing a mask

Wanted: POC consultants for sci-fi story :boost_ok:​ 

Oh, interesting... Beaker Browser is switching to Hyperdrive from Dat for their version 1 beta and removing the ability to create simple sites using just markdown. That's kind of weird, but the new UI for development is kind of cool, I guess. Less accessible because it only uses HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but maybe it'll be ok? Hmm.

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Huh, I forgot about ZeroNet. That was cool when I looked into it. And remembering that made me remember Dat and Beaker Browser! There are some cool projects out there... And Site.js is super promising too, it just needs an easier way to connect it to the world at large, which I know is the plan with @aral's TinCan project.

I want the small net to be EASY and ACCESSIBLE and NOW so that my friends will all join it and ditch the other stuff!

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I was about to write the following post when I realized that's essentially what ActivityPub /is/. It just takes some wiggling to get the validation to each program's satisfaction. Like come on, Robbie, this is AP in a nutshell:

> Is there a protocol that's /easier/ than ActivityPub? I feel like it should be enough to sign JSON and send it around, but I don't really know enough to know what's wrong with that...
>
> What I was imagining is just sign raw JSON with a private key, send the public key in the header and followers store the public key and address as the user data and decode directly. If it's gibberish, it's not valid. If it has data the receiver can't read, it just doesn't read it and displays what it can read.
>
> Like an AOL or MSN Messenger kind of situation but /more/ and hosted directly on your local machine.

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