Don't really understand folks from an instance that's "anti-censorship" trolling & whining about an instance that's "pro-moderation". You've already got your safe "free speech" space and the other one isn't taking it away.
It's like someone says "I don't like popcorn" and your response is to rush over to shove a gavage tube down their throat so you can force-feed popcorn until they like it, desperately screaming "ALL MUST CONSUME POPCORN" the whole time.
It's just kind of rude, you know?
The core application of #aredn as imagined by the developers is emergency communications. That would imply some way to use it for weather spotting, e.g. in Washtenaw County to get the EOC involved and apply it to the #Skywarn spotting network.
The desired high ground node locations would be any of the existing repeater sites for VHF, towers currently used for emergency voice comms. But first it would be great to do at least a few actual tests and find someone using it.
AREDN is the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network, with an introductory Youtube video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkl5Nbnz24Y
#OLSR is "optimized link state routing".
The hardware that gets used is repurposed wifi gear, and hams can use higher power.
Federating with the greater Internet is tough (FCC rules) but a ham-only federation would work fine.
Just musing for now.
Thinking of a Mastodon instance that would be dedicated to ham radio operations.
is a stab at issues.
@jpmens Setting up Mastodon wasn't easy. It took me 1-2 hours to follow the installation docs and to fix two problems that were not mentioned (postgres had wrong default charset and the correct apache proxy settings were missing). Upgrading Mastodon is documented, but I'm not sure it that is a stable way. How to upgrade the other ruby stuff will be interesting... @vielmetti
All right! Release time!
lua-mastodon 0.1 is tagged and available from https://luarocks.org — send toots from Lua!
More info here: https://github.com/hishamhm/lua-mastodon
What works: tooting!
What doesn't yet: media uploads (requires improvements in lua-requests) and streaming API (not written yet)
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