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commits 52d849d through 8cd8f3b implement draft posts, a feature that makes it easier to use ktistec to compose longer posts. one big change in the set of changes is support for incremental edits and saves of posts, as they are being written. this change also gets us very close to federated updates to published posts—a feature that mastodon, unfortunately, only supports for polls.

i started reading Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes (Earman, 1995). my first revelation was that the point-like singularity caused by gravitational collapse (a black hole) is not the only possible type of space-time singularity, at least in the mathematical, if not physical, sense.

a couple interesting crystal language projects i came across recently:

the former, in particular, is an annotation free, monkey-patch free solution for quickly serializing/deserializing objects into JSON, YAML or other formats.

i've released more enhancements to ktistec. i'm still working toward an mvp—functionality any socially-oriented activitypub server should implement. recent commits added replies counts to the social signals exposed to the user, and updated the home page to display local activity to anonymous users.

next up: draft posts