@bender Interesting that it performed so poorly when your tried your own relay. How many clients were accessing it at once? Overall I’m definitely not sold on it yet, while I do like fiddling around with new protocol stuff I am also very wary of the crypto-libertarian ethos that is driving the Nostr project.
Figured out a few more things with Damus/Nostr today. Set up Lightning payments and did a 21 sat microtransaction. Successfully authenticated my ID with my own domain. Started finding interesting people to connect with and branching out from their followers. Also tried out Iris in the web browser.
I know that Jack Dorsey has an account and there’s no way to locate it within Damus proper. A search of the global timeline doesn’t get me there.
Damus is an interesting app, but adoption and discovery are big issues right now. Crypto-dross is dominating the global timeline and nothing about the available content is going to be remotely appealing to a typical social media consumer.
@firstname.lastname@example.org I think I found you on there.
@prologic @email@example.com Ha ha very true! I am impressed by Takahe’s progress given how young it is but it still needs a bit more refinement and polishing (and its resource requirements are unclear to me). Pleroma seems solid but needs at least a 2GB vm- totally reasonable for a small community, still kind of heavy for only a few people.
Damus is pretty interesting, but the global feed is already quite the hellscape. I have yet to see anyone that I know from other forms of social media and signal to noise is quite low so far.
Digging into all the various Mastodon/Activity Pub alternatives today. It’s cool to see so much development activity in this space right now.
📺 Lockwood & Co. is a fun show built around a cool premise and the classic young heroic trio dynamic. Watched the first episode on Netflix last night and suddenly less than 24 hours later I’m halfway through the season. I hadn’t heard of the books that it’s based on, but I’ll be tracking those down now as well.
‘The perfect plane for the Pacific Northwest’: Horizon flies last turboprop plane out of Spokane on Thursday evening | The Spokesman-Review
I’ve done at least a couple flights on the Horizon turboprops over the years to Seattle from both Pullman and Spokane, but it’s probably been a couple decades since my last one. End of an era.
I’m not a particularly good bowler, but I had a crazy finish to my last game at the department bowling party today and rolled four straight strikes! I’d never even bowled a turkey prior to that, but I learned that four straight is apparently called a badger.
Had a good walk along the Spokane River on the Centennial Trail while I was on campus today. Went all the way to Riverfront Park and back. Also saw a new City Line battery electric bus that seemed to be doing a shakedown run on the new route.