Problem Solver. Software Architect. Entrepreneur.
Working at Moodle to empower educators to improve our world.
Making Solid apps on the side — solidproject.org.
#TIL none of my libraries were actually tree-shakeable because I wasn't declaring "sideEffect": true in the package.json 😅️
There is no need to be afraid of creating your own vocabulary for #solid apps. If you do traditional JSON you are actually inventing your own terms all the time without thinking about it. With #RDF you still can use your own terms but you don't have to reinvent the wheel by reusing schema.org and others where applicable.
Thanks to everyone who attended my talk yesterday, From Zero to Hero with Solid!
If you missed it or want to watch it again you can get the recording here: https://video.fosdem.org/2023/H.1301%20%28Cornil%29/sovcloud_from_zero_to_hero_with_solid.mp4
(it should eventually appear on the event page but it's taking some time)
After working on it for a long time, I'm finally ready to release my new app: Umai 😋️
Can't wait to see your recipes 👨🍳️
I submitted a talk proposal for FOSDEM, and I'm glad to announce that it's been accepted 🥳! FOSDEM will be held the 4th & 5th of February in Brussels.
I hope to see you there :D.
Aha! But apparently, it hasn't read my personal website xD
Which is interesting, because I'm pretty sure more people have read my website than the Soukai documentation. So it is interesting to see that it prioritizes GitHub content, whatever it is, over any run-of-the-mill personal website.
I just tried asking #ChatGPT some things about my library Soukai, and I'm very surprised that it knew about it. Sure, it answered mostly what is already written in the documentation, and the code snippets weren't 100% right. But I'm surprised that it knew it at all.
Also, thanks to @moodle for the purchase! I got it using EduCash, a training allowance they give to employees.
I never thought I'd say this, but I just learned about a Mastodon feature reading a Seth Godin blog post. Good times :D.
(I learned about the /explore page, no idea it existed)
I also seems like he's going to do something with Mastodon, which is great.
The only thing I've had to do on a regular basis is running the following command: `tootctl media remove`. And it's so rarely that I haven't even bothered scheduling it (even renewing SSL certificates is more annoying).
I also migrated servers once, whilst keeping the same domain. And it was also easier than expected: https://noeldemartin.social/@noeldemartin/100788065871626613
I guess that's because I don't have that many following/followers (117/781). But that's probably most people's situation anyways.
I know, I know. Not everyone is going to host their own instance. But for someone who has some tech skills and is already hosting something like their personal website, this could be easier than they expect.
I've been running all my websites on a 10$ Digital Ocean droplet and it's been mostly hands-off.
There's been some talk about Mastodon admins having scalability issues with the influx of new users the last couple of weeks. So I thought I'd share my experience running an instance-of-one for 4+ years.
When I started in 2018, I wanted to see how much of a headache it would be to maintain... And I'm happy to say it hasn't been a headache at all! Honestly, I'm surprised it's been so easy. Even with the recent increase in activity, I haven't noticed a hitch (hopefully I won't jinx it now xD).