What the $BTC price did today
It either went up, or it went down, or it stayed the same.
Bitcoiners: consider using a Content Warning (the CW in the Mastodon web interface) on your price-related toots. That way technologists who don't care about the price don't have to read your text or see your charts. I'll reply to this toot with an example.
Also, it'd be cool if we could agree on a specific keyword for price toots so that people who *really* don't like them can filter them out without having to unfollow people. In Twitter tradition, I suggest the $BTC "cash tag".
Step one for setting up my own Fediverse instance is now complete. Still need to setup a reverse proxy and TLS to actually use it for anything.
Things I learned:
- Was pretty easy (about 30 minutes so far)
- Works fine on a $5 VPS
- Pleroma defaults to 5,000 character toot limit (but >500 won't be relayed to default Mastodons)
- Although turned off by default, you can even access the instance's public timelines over the Gopher protocol (!) https://blog.soykaf.com/post/gopher-support-in-pleroma/
The old Schildbach Bitcoin Wallet for Android also lets you use your own node + Tor. Unfortunatly no support for SegWit, BIP39, hardware wallets, etc, so I don't recommend anymore. Here is a guide I made last year:
Why Github can't host the Linux Kernel Community https://blog.ffwll.ch/2017/08/github-why-cant-host-the-kernel.html
@chrispalasz @NicolasDorier Mastodon lets you indicate that a particular account is a bot so people know what they're getting into by following it, and there are socially-enforced rules for good bot behavior. If a bot is just spamming you, then you have the regular Filter tools available on the Settings page (including blocking the whole host that the bot came from), or you can complain to your instance admin.
All it costs to fulfill the average person's needs for digital services is a $5 per month VPS instance. It's even cheaper if you buy a single board computer and host your services at home.
We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?
This is one of the worst deals in history.
"A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS" by Lin Clark https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/05/a-cartoon-intro-to-dns-over-https/
We're so lucky to have Mozilla in the browser ecosystem. They're doing some of the most innovative privacy work right now. (And Lin Clark is great at explaining this stuff!)