Reformed.IO Project

I have recently purchased the Reformed.IO domain with the goal of providing collaborative means for Reformed Christians to commune.There has been of late a number of incidents on the major social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter) that have censored content specific to holding a Christian worldview. I do not think it is too unrealistic to see this trend continuing with the ultimate risk of the Christian witness being completely inoculated.

I’m currently investigating a number of different technical frameworks to use, but to host this and to make it successful will require funding. This will mostly amount to monthly expenses around paying for compute power. The more folks utilize the service the more it will cost to continue maintaining it and having it operate at acceptable levels.

I already have some high-level objectives defined and here the main ones:

  • Forum Boards – To discuss various topics such as Sola Scripture, Confessions, Christology, and the like.
  • File Exchanges – Ability to exchange files of interest
  • Collaboration Teams – Create teams for specific discussions and collaboration.
  • Real-time Chat

I’m estimating if there is a lot of activity with the service it will take about $30 a month to get things going. If you are interested in seeing this project take place, please consider becoming a monthly Patreon by clicking the link below. If just 30 people commit to $1 a month it would go live.

Patreon for Justin Andrusk

Death of Google Wave?

Looks like the lifespan of Google Wave has a life expectancy of about another year and it will be dead as a standalone project according to Google. According to Google they have not seen the level of use adoption that they would have liked. What does not make sense is how they describe the use and initial acceptance that Wave received. I’m beginning to sense a pattern with Google as this is similar to what happened with the Nexus phone when they decided to stop manufacturing them less than year after they were released to the public. What gives? Google opens it up to the masses, offers open-source API’s and less than a year later they dump the project?

Personally I’m going to take all their additional products and services with a grain of salt as the new stuff they offer seems to be about as stable as an egg in a blender.