My current problems with Mastodon/GNU Social:
1. How do I move my account between instances? Like, let's say I'm on mastodon.social but then decide I want to self-host. How do I do that?
2. No language tags. It'd be useful to be able to mark particular posts as being in a particular language. the web is worldwide.
3. How do I just get an Atom feed of someone's posts? Not advertised in the UI.
That periodical rediscovery of mastodon.
Also, I blatantly stole the tick thing from @tenderlove because why the fuck not. I might change it for a strawberry later.
Fault tolerance on the web and the dark side of Postel's Law
There’s finally a reasonable looking podcasting client for Linux: Vocal. It has the things that iTunes (etc.) has had since the early days which everyone told me were unimportant like remembering where you left off.
Of course, now we have the Web Audio API, Electron and things like remoteStorage, we may even get cross-platform free software podcasting apps that sync what you have and haven’t listened to across devices. And then we’ll be back to where we were...
Firefox 52 adds security warnings
My primary reason for having a Mastodon account is so that when I write my next blog, I can syndicate posts out to it.
The 500 character limit is a nice improvement on Twitter's 140. I don't think the technical stuff that Mastodon/GNU Social uses is necessary. Strangely, I don't think federation is important either. But whatever.
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