Announcing: Pythonseer – A Fediseer SDK for Python

Masterpiece, splash art, digital painting Federater Seer, AKA "Fediseer" as a giant snake (eye:1.2), surrounded by chained blocks of trust, global illumination

With the recent updates to the Fediseer, it is now possible to use it more efficiently for programmatically adjusing one’s blocklist using the built-in censures, so I wanted to add this capability to the Divisions by zero by updating my update_blacklist.py script to utilize this method.

While I could have done this by using simple http requests, I thought it was enough features there that creating a python SDK package around the fediseer API would be worthwhile. So I’m excited to announce the release of pythonseer!

It is built very similar to Pyth√∂rhead, so if you’re already using that in your scripts, it should be trivial to add support for the Fediseer via pythonseer as well.

I have already updated the provided script to automatically maintain your blocklists to allow it to make use of the fediseer censures as well. Simply censure the domains you would like to defederate from, and the script will automatically add them to your list along with the suspicious instances. If you have the script to run on a schedule, you can then simply add new censures on the fediseer API and your blocklist will be automatically kept up to date.

Likewise, if you don’t want to maintain all the blocklist yourself, find other like-minded instances and combine their censures with yours. This way whenever they censure someone, you also benefit.

Enterprising fediverse admins could also do other fancy things with the pythonseer, such as creating polls to democratically add instances to their endorsements or censures etc. So do let me know if you come up with new ideas!

And don’t forget to subscribe to the fediseer community on lemmy!