TIL: You can run a crude-and-simple Internet Archive request generator from shell.
web<dot>archive<dot>org/save/<url> will trigger a save request for whatever that URL is. You can run this via curl or lynx (or other shell tools).
Get a list of URLs, feed it to a bash loop, and save them in the Web's Library.
(This has ... other applications as well.)
Fediverse dev thought Show more
It's worth remembering email is supposed to be a federated system. It centralized itself because the job of moderating (mostly against spam) became too much for a lot of smaller operations. If the #fediverse is going to thrive as it grows, it'll need moderation tools that are built with this vulnerability in mind. This is all pretext for a rather glib thought:
#ActivityPub is a protocol for federating social activity. Could it be extended to federate moderation activity?
"How close can we get to Spock without getting sued?"
"...pretty close, I think"
"..maybe if he sort of looks like Chekhov."
"...yeah. Give me a few."
With an accidental encounter of a whole "instance" called "stalin rocks" in the federated timeline, here is a small note that was written as a reply to a random user of that "instance".
Officially recognised by the Memorial society individual victims of stalin's terror are four million seven hundred thousand persons,
with six million seven hundred thousands persons forcibly deported,
one million persons executed.
I was thinking of #twitter and some other social media networks when I wrote this...