Full 1.0.0 release: Fedi-follow Widget

My Fedi-Follow widget is ready for a full 1.0.0 release!

The widget provides an interface for Fediverse users to easily follow or share a url from their home instance. It’s the first stage in my plan to make it easier to integrate Fediverse sharing and following into other platforms, like WordPress or other site engines.

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Initial release: “Follow on Mastodon” widget

I’ve made a widget to make it easier for visitors to follow federated blogs and such on . It presents a dialog to ask for their instance URL and confirm the account they are invited to follow, then sends them to a page on their instance to make it happen.

It’s available for anyone to use; just link your visitor to https://eroosenmaallen.gitlab.io/fedi-follow/?follow=https://roosenmaallen.com/author/admin.

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Bits of Galaxy

So, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together an online space game. Inspiration comes from things like TradeWars 2002, Escape Velocity: Nova and FTL, with multiplayer in the theme of a MUD. Real-time, but a bit chill, maybe as much a shared experience as a ”game”. In particular, I’m aiming for the server API to be conducive to AI/ML agents running around exploring.

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Open-Source: Covidbot-Ontario

I built a # to post local numbers. In the process, I found Ontario Public Health’s data feeds and ended up building something much more generic and reusable than I initially intended. Aside from the very local hospitalization and ICU numbers from KHSC, the Ontario feeds can be filtered to be useful anywhere in the province.

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MastoBot 0.1.0-2

I’ve published another prerelease of # to ; this prerelease expands coverage of the MastoBotAPI class and significantly improves method documentation coverage.

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I’ve put together a script to schedule the kids’ wifi network on our OpenWRT router.

We have a D-Link DIR-835 (with two radios), running OpenWRT Barrier Breaker 14.07. The 2.4GHz network is set up for the kids on radio0, and only the grownups have access to the 5GHz network. I wanted a way to shut off the wifi at Finn’s bedtime (which is later than I usually want to stay up) and have it running again in the morning.

Initially I set up cron jobs to stop & start the wifi at appointed times, but that means editing the crontab when Finn has a day off school.

Next I wrote a simple script to check the time and bring the wifi up/down based on that, unless the current date is listed in a config file.

I finally updated the script with configurable up & down times, weekends, and config files.

The script and sample are up on BitBucket, at https://bitbucket.org/eroosenmaallen/openwrt-bedtime. Feedback and improvements are welcome.