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today I developed a #MirageOS unikernel which serves the contents of a git remote via HTTP(S), including let's encrypt certificate provisioning. A test instance is setup at https://test.nqsb.io -- code is at https://github.com/hannesm/unipi (includes various protocols: git, ssh, tls, http, acme). it is < 300 lines of application code :D and even provides HTTP cache headers (last-modified / etag) :D A webhook is available that fetches the git remote (to update the contents) :D

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people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020

"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."

"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2229238-a-lazy-fix-20-years-ago-means-the-y2k-bug-is-taking-down-computers-now/

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in reply to jlelse

@jle@m.jlelse.blog I am not sure it will go this far.

I think it will be possible for IndieWeb reader to subscribe to a microblog.pub instance via WebSub (and get reactions via inbound Webmention). Outbound Webmentions support is already there.

But exporting the AP feed as if it's a WebSub feed seems way more complicated (impossible?). I don't think I will every try to go this way.

For mobile clients, I still have hope that some apps will the support the AP C2S API. (and in the meantime, I am okay with using the web UI on mobile)

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Hello people! You may have noticed that @apconf is now online, and *some* of the videos have started to appear!

So far:
- @mlemweb's introduction to the conference https://conf.tube/videos/watch/ff347f97-eac2-41fa-90fa-74098fcd7029
- My keynote:
"ActivityPub: past, present, future" https://conf.tube/videos/watch/2b9a985b-ccdd-49ce-a81b-ed00d2b47c85
- Mark Miller's keynote: “Architectures of Robust Openness” https://conf.tube/videos/watch/7a772faf-9a32-4692-b5cd-4dbabfdd9797

More are coming... the server is working away at making them available :)

Writing a scraper for Twitter 🙀, as it seems to be the only way to know when my train is delayed.

The open data from the SNCF is only updated few minutes before departure.

Next step is sending tweets via SMS, using the free API provided by my mobile phone operator 😺 .

#Python

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