I’ve discovered a lot of interesting things from a guy named mikael - besides tons of cool pointers, I also discovered the Matrix protocol on his @mikael profile. I hope he knows how much I appreciate him for all of that and for putting up with my using him a bit (about a month ago) to check out what communicating with Matrix was like. 🙏🏻

Since then, I found a commenting system based on the Matrix protocol which allows visitors to post comments without having to log in (though Matrix users can log in if they prefer to follow the conversation in their Matrix client). I like that and decided to implement Cactus Comments on this blog and at simply. And now, on to the new thing...

I’ve been dabbling with an idea: the i.webthings café, a place to hangout and talk about websites or linking or anything else about the web. For those who use Matrix, the room also includes feeds from several of the webthings.

Another thing I’m considering is setting up a page for the café with Cactus Comments integrated so anyone can join in on the conversation here on the site, even if they don’t use Matrix. As usual, my idea is in its early stage and for all I know, might not work. Hopefully, it will. So, I’ve got questions:

  • Whataya think?
  • Do you use Matrix, Discord, and/or Telegram?

Please let me know, if for no other reason, to see if my fancy new commenting system works. Thanks.