If I were to start a concept instance it would be strictly for iambic octameter rhyming couplets
Wikipedia taking our elephant friend to the melt zone:
> The Mastodon mascot is a sitting Proboscidean using a tablet or smartphone; however, the distribution of fur is more suggestive of a woolly mammoth than the mastodon.
I wrote a Ruby script that takes a Mastodon toot permalink and generates a one-line plain-text output, for added convenience when sharing the good toots in your IRC channel:
My birthday is tomorrow, holy shit
It's going down tomorrow ? Who y'all got
Just got into a random laughing fit
I sat in jail and thought about a lot
good morning snapchat
So now that you're using Keybase to sign and validate your identity (à la https://mastodon.social/@mw/1923474), I've whipped up a couple of macOS Services with Automator to make this a bit easier.
A Keybase Sign and Keybase Verify Service are both available in my Keybase public folder: https://keybase.pub/wunsch/
Services are contextual menu items that allow you to to do some action. Here's a gif of the signing service in action. https://mastodon.social/media/QjmXD-Kwsz1U573DeWQ
Scuttlebutt, a truly decentralized, peer-to-peer, secure social network: https://staltz.com/an-off-grid-social-network.html
wooaah give it a read! kind of technical, highly fascinating. as long as we're having meta social network discourse here \o/
I don’t understand the existence of a public timeline and I cannot imagine ever looking at it?
Mastodon: *paints beautiful wall mural*
Twitter: Who's gonna buy that? You can't even transport it?
Mastodon: *does an elaborate interpretive dance in front of the mural*
Twitter: Wait, is that part of the art?
Mastodon: *group meditation chanting "awooo"*
Twitter: Ok but how do you monetize?
Mastodon: *a thousand voices sing a hymn to diversity as a million weirdos dance*
Twitter: We're, uh... we're going home now...
Mastodon: *builds space ship*
With the keybase command line tool, sign a message that states your identity:
keybase sign -m 'I am @mw and wunsch on keybase'
Post that message.
You can verify someone else's message with:
keybase verify -m '...'
or piping it in like
message | keybase verify -i -
Now you know!
In my latest Tinyletter, I wrote a bit about Mastodon and my social network fatigue before talking about Racket/C interop:
I really like the ideals and theory of Mastodon / GNU Social.
I'd like to try my hand at using the same set of protocols to build my own implementation. The possibility of building different front-end experiences to the same publishing/syndication network is way more exciting to me than hosting my own instance of stock software.
I kind of want to fork Mastodon so that I can be @firstname.lastname@example.org without turning johnholdun.com into Mastodon, and also hard-code it to throw away any toots it receives that are not from my follows, and then save just those preserved toots on a static page somewhere, and then publish from my existing indie microblog, probably via RSS. This seems like a fun project and a supreme waste of my time so you KNOW I'm gonna do that thing.