Links from 2022-12-04
A crystal set is very different from an FM stereo, and that’s different still from a communications receiver. We’d say there are several common architectures for receivers and one of the most common is the superheterodyne.
But what does that mean exactly? [Technology Connection] has a casual explanation video that discusses how a superhet works and why it is important.
In other words, if you want to be discovered on Mastodon using your own domain, you can do so by copying the contents of https://<your mastodon server>/.well-known/webfinger?resource=acct:<your account>@<your mastodon server> to https://<your domain>/.well-known/webfinger.
One caveat: this approach works much like a catch-all e-mail address. @email@example.com will match, unless you add a bit more scripting to only show a result for resources you want to be discoverable.
Edit: Seems there is a GitHub issue which requests custom domains as well.
Edit (15 Nov 2022): Folks have been using the approach of serving up webfinger on a different domain through proxy setups, e.g. using CloudFlare.