Pinned toot

Now that I see that it doesn't already exist, I am actively exploring setting up a new instance just focused on how the , () and related efforts all mix. Or how they should but don't yet. The instance software itself could also be a place to experiment on how to do this better.This would be akin to how other instances are purely focused on Privacytools, or other subsets of tech.
Anyone interested in co-admin-ing?

Pinned toot

3,696,394 accounts
+507 in the last hour
+8,761 in the last day
+19,806 in the last week

Gargron is working on "announcements" - giving admins the ability to push a notice out to all server members. It's not yet clear what it'll look like.

This is great news! Folks have been suggesting some variation of this for probably a year or two now, I'd guess.

If you're into this idea and you've got a Github account, click through and add your 👍 and/or subscribe to be kept up to date. If you've not got a Github account, boost! 🚀

#github #mastodon #meta

Admin announcement does not take racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, casteism, fascism etc. lightly.

We will block and report, and if your instance is run by someone who espouses these views, find a new instance, because we’ll block the instance in those cases.

Friends don’t let friends get tracked with

* UTM parameters
* Google Analytics
* invasive tooling


Slides from my "How to Hack OAuth" talk at #oredev are up!

Thanks everyone for coming to watch and I hope you got something out of it! I'll post again when the video is out!

RT @MattNavarra: .@mozilla invited me to keep a diary of my typical day online to see how many trackers @Firefox blocked.

Here’s what went… tweeted by @Firefox

Eagerly anticipating Ayşegül Yönets talk on Building Inclusive WebXR Applications using AI - coming up next at our Samsung Internet "Web Workshop Day" hosted at Microsoft Reactor San Francisco.

@bitwarden is probably the best password management solution I’ve settled on. I’ve been testing a few solutions over the last few weeks and I’ve settled with this one. Not _only_ is it completely open (there’s a hosted version), it has support for a lot of security features (2FA via YubiKey, TOTP, Duo, etc), holds other forms of PII. (

We forgot to take a group shot at the IndieWeb Meetup in Austin last week, but just noticed as I was flipping through photos that I had this one of my iced coffee and stickers. Next meetup is Nov 6th.

We just want to extend a huge THANK YOU to @Gargron for all of the tireless work to keep Mastodon.Social up and running through the challenges.

The is filled with people that care for each other's needs. It's no small task to keep a product going.

Just want you to know how much you are appreciated~

Hi Fediverse 👋

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂

Have you already tried #FediPlan? It's an open source project for scheduling messages from the web (Mastodon and Pleroma) with nothing stored in db.



More work on the generic #activitypub parts of #fedbox for today: I fixed the processing of Like/Dislike activities when checking if one exists.

ie. Can't effect any of them if one of them already exists for current actor/object pair - I think this is not exactly up to spec (where they allow Like and Dislike at the same time), but it seems more sensible, and simpler to implement, to me.

The 🌍world's leading festival for the movement, , is less than 🗓️three weeks away! If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, what are you waiting for?👇 tweeted by @mozillafestival

Heads up! We just released 1.0.0beta7 of Hyperspace. This release includes some design overhauls, keyboard screenshots (and better menu), a special theme for Mac users, server blocking, and even multi-account support!

More info (and downloads) here:
Try it out: hyperspaceapp-next.herokuapp.c

I should probably explain that hashtag, #foak. Back in the Usenet days (I know, I’m old), we used “FOAK” in subject lines to designate a fact-based question we were looking for an answer to. The idea was that Usenet contained so many knowledgeable people that we were collectively the Font Of All Knowledge.

I’d love it if that caught on as a hashtag here; I’d really enjoy following the tag and seeing if I could answer any of the questions.

#meta #mastodon

Show thread

The real draw of retrocomputing 

For me, retrocomputing is at least as much about "human-scale" technology as it is about nostalgia.

"Web-scale" is all about turning humans into a commodity, and I'm tired of being a commodity.

Show more's choices:


Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!