I'm sort of moving to @jan. Still figuring out how to correctly "back-reference," though, or make this instance notice.

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Are the tools you're using working for you? What needs to change?

Seems I may have to return to self-hosting an actual Mastodon instance after all. Was hoping for something more lightweight. Unless ... I just leave the Fediverse and go IndieWeb all the way (despite _many_ IndieWeb discussions happening _over_ [rather than _on_] Twitter, which I no longer use).

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I was hoping to start crossposting to an AP-powered microblog, you see, and move away from mastodon.social after it's started blocking all of my (shared) web server's API requests.

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Maybe it's mastodon.social, but interaction with my fresh microblog.pub install results in a "failed to verify" request on the latter's end, always.

Godnonde. 'Unfortunately, there was an error looking up the remote account'

Everything else, too. So, two options: I did something I shouldn't have, or someone on the same IP did. At least four possible solutions: move to another IP (no guarantee), move to another Mastodon instance (no guarantee), move off ActivityPub altogether, or find an alternative (self-host/natively support AP/Pleroma/Microblog.pub, some guarantee).

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TIRED: "sorry i'm hungover after too much mexican lager"
WIRED: "yeah i got the corona virus"

Been looking into building a "DAW" PC—my five-year-old laptop is plenty powerful for browsing, programming and running VMs, but a dedicated rig is so much tidier. Also, need more USB ports. (I'll start with cleaning up what I already have, though. Getting my eight-year-old audio interfaces to run wasn't very straightforward either.) Anyhoo, _should_ I buy, I think I'll just have it assembled for me.

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So I'm working on a static site generator for myself and I was curious about the generated page weight. A blank page with no content with the associated style.css weighs in at 2863 bytes. (Yes, bytes, not kilobytes)

Only CSS, HTML5, and an inlined blank favicon. Using semantic and accessible elements and styling, it's got nearly perfect a11y scores and renders well both on desktop and mobile and looks (IMO) quite good.

The web doesn't have to be bloated. Fight the bloat!

Anything cURL request, regardless of its contents: "connection refused."

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Don't ever rely on functions introduced by other add-on plugins (and use `function_exists()` if you do—wouldn't have been enough, tho, but whatevs).

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Who, ever, deprecated `is_woocommerce_active()` (and where the heck did I even learn about it)? *replaces with `class_exists('WooCommerce')`*

My site doesn't wanna POSSE to Mastodon anymore. Or rather, its POST requests—and possibly all attempts to connect—are refused by .social. Will implement a workaround, but can't really be bothered right now.

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Gewoon hard werken, dan draai ook jij op je 37e tien miljoen omzet. ‘Die adellijke status is meer een last dan een voordeel. Ik geloof in hard werken. Alles wat ik heb, heb ik op eigen kracht opgebouwd.’ tijd.be/ondernemen/consumenten

@Gargron, any kind of issue with the API, or did my web host somehow end up on a blacklist?

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But, why? "cURL error 7: Failed to connect to mastodon.social port 443: Connection refused"

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