Thinking about developing an opensource P2P social network

It has been a while since I made a blog post. I have been occupied by my academic work and I found using my past time on non-blogging related activities more rewarding. However, since it is summer break now, and I have mostly run out of things to do, I decided to get back to being creative and work on some project. Recently, I have been floating an idea about creating a social network that practically eliminates the requirement to have servers and databses. From a high-level, the idea is that users can host their profile on their phones and their connections can query data about the profile, send messages, form groups, and make wall post which can be viewed by anyone who is connected to the profile. I have seen a research paper summarising quite a few projects that has attempted to create something similar. However, I observed that these would at least have a server for authenticate a user; to tell confirm if the user is who he says he is. I believe this can be eliminated by allowing u

Yet another impulsive domain purchase - HexHoot.com

I was doodling on my sticky notes, and I came up with a few hexagons that looked like an owl. I found it quite amusing for myself and decided to go to a domain registrar and search for 'hexowl'. I found that the domain was already taken. I did a few more searches and I eventually found that 'hexhoot.com' was available. I showed my drawing to my sister and I explained it to her, and she told me to buy the domain.

I don't know what I am going to do with this just yet, but let me hold it for a while to see what I could do with it.



I have hosted it on Blogger itself. I find that the page works as in the screenshot while opening from a desktop, while a default blogger template gets loaded while opening it up from a phone. That is interesting. I think I need to get back at that.

Originally, I created the logo using an image editor, exported into PNG. Just now, I re-created the same to create an SVG. I am sure that SVGs can be scaled to any dimension while having a very small size for the file.

Check it out at www.hexhoot.com.

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