What projects are you working on?
My work as of late has tended to circle around local & personal communities and enabling them via peer-to-peer applications and services.
Cabal is like Slack/Discord, except you don’t need to register an account or run a server (or have your data mined). TrustNet is a subjective trust-based approach to community moderation (& more) I proposed and implemented as my Master’s thesis. Lieu is a search engine for community webrings & their connected sites.
I also contribute to projects like Secure Scuttlebutt, a peer-to-peer platform for implementing robust & community-centered social networks, and the peer-to-peer hypercore (formerly dat) ecosystem. A lot of my projects also tend to scratch personal itches: I’ve made a localStorage-based budget tracker, a wiki software, a static-site generator (which converts markdown articles into html using a plain-text structure), and other stuff.
What aspects of software do you think about? What would you like to see in this community space?
I am interested in exploring approaches for small-scale creators to achieve relative financial independence, primarily for the purposes of unblocking interesting projects & collaborations.
As touched on above, a lot of my energy is focused on developing & collaborating on projects that aim at increasing resilience and independence of smaller-scale personal communities. Hopes for this particular community: getting to know more people in the surrounding suburb, find inspiration in projects peers are creating, and (re-)live the old-school lower-cadence forum life.
Anything else you’d like to share?
New music, tasty food & baking give me joy :~