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Mike Macgirvin

mike@macgirvin.com

Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
As long as I'm working on federation bridges to platforms where everybody hates me and the work I'm doing, the question is what should come after Diaspora and GNU-social? I'm thinking DFRN (Friendica) should be next because there is so much more hate for me than for instance Pump.io. I could probably build a killer federation bridge to DFRN because it's got a (primitive) implementation of magic-auth.
Sean Tilley
  
For the record, I don't hate you. I look up to you quite a bit, actually. The fact of the matter is, you're self-motivated and self-educated, and you produce good code at a fast rate. You've also produced a real, working system that in many ways could only be a pipe dream to somebody else.

I think many of the active members of the #Hubzilla community quite like you. I speak quite favorably about your work and Hubzilla to people on other networks, including the ones that you don't think like you very much.

And you know, in the long run these bridges that you're building might give way to something greater. We're almost to the point where 3-4 platforms will be able to federate together. If most of those platforms got on the ActivityPub train, and we eventually will have a plugin for it, then it will mean that maybe 5-6 platforms will be able to federate together. Oh, there will be problems at first, but eventually the behavior would normalize enough.

Also, if you could make MagicAuth work for DFRN, maybe eventually the Friendica community will consider going full Zot. MagicAuth is one of the best workarounds to the textbook problem that users of federated services experience when they accidentally direct themselves to a site that's not theirs.
Mike Macgirvin
  
I don't dwell much on the negativity. Learned long ago that it's OK for people to not like you. In some respects it's something to be proud of.
Oliver
  
@Mike Macgirvin  just call it wisdom of age :-)
And thanks for your great work (again). "People" are one of the reasons why I'm still at Friendica and Hubzilla.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Working on a utility to migrate #friendica photo albums to #redmatrix. Oh and I've started to port the #diaspora federation module from #friendica to #redmatrix, even though I'm guessing 90% of our content will have to be stripped since it just doesn't translate to legacy social networks.
Mike Macgirvin
  
No - there are some easter eggs in the code that acute folks will stumble on someday. That's all I have to say on the matter.
Jordan Légaré
  
Sounds like a RedMatrix convergence to me ... :D Keep up the good work Mike!...:)
Sean Tilley
  
@tuscanhobbit It doesn't necessarily need a completely different architecture, just improvements to the one that's already there. With that being said, we are working to decouple the federation calls and protocol from Diaspora itself, so once it's in a gem, there will be a wider arc of opportunity for trying new protocols on.