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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.
Mike Macgirvin
  
I'm blamed for the community fork which left both projects with a lack of sufficient dev resources to thrive for several years; and also for giving up on "social network federation" in 2012, when the federated web imploded around us - and turning my attention to other aspects of decentralisation technology; which I still believe are more important than the social network and federation bits.

That's my cross to bear. The raw emotions have softened over time so the attacks aren't nearly as scathing as they once were, but I still encounter them quite often.
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.