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The bots on are killing me today. I've gotten half dozen of these posts which don't point to a #mastodon app but redirect twice to either some YouTube page or a page in Turkish (determined on a DMZ'd machine). Bots polluting the #fediverse is disappointing


It is fascinating that Facebook can have hyper-sensitive filters blocking completely innocent posts about #fediverse networks like #mastodon but allow rampant agitprop, anti-vaxx, qanon conspiracies etc. to thrive for reasons. #DeleteFacebook…

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Facebook blocks links to diaspora pods - "unallowed ads" this happens to me.
Grrrr. And as of today, 10/4-2021, Facebook is down pretty much across the board, over the globe.

Oh good...bots are invading the #fediverse too...because on this planet we can't have nice things (screenshot from Friendica)

Ahh, one of the eternal arms races.

With all the people talking about Gemini (the web alternate protocol) on #fediverse I decided to bite the bullet and give it a shot myself. Running Kristall client on my @thepine64 Pinebook Pro under @fedora #linux #Gemini

At the beginning it looked weird to me as well, but when you think that you can browse almost seamlessly the Geminispace on a terminal than makes sense this choice.

But in a GUI environment the client makes the difference and you can visualize pictures in a more organic way.
And in the early days content was mostly text and pictures were small in size as well in weight.

Today TUI browsers are having hard times to parsing properly any web page. From time to time I use Browsh + Firefox to have fun time browsing internet through a terminal... 😁

During my brief stint contributing to the Diaspora #fediverse project I became a #rubyonrails developer. At my first RubyConf a Crystal lang developer gave me a personal overview. I found it very interesting. Congrats to the dev team for hitting 1.0

TFW you are glad Gab decided to remove itself from the rest of the #fediverse

A friend asking me for advice on how to #DeleteFacebook and about #fediverse had me trawling my blog. I ran across this article posted the day before Trump's COVID address drew me to near insanity and I went back. Gotta focus on FB alternatives again.…
A good way is to simply make it read-only. No likes, no comments, no posts. But still keeping the account for lurking on your 'friends'.
Less FOMO-scary than immediate deletion.
I don't have FOMO I just like reaching friends and sadly Facebook is still by far the most convenient way to do that.

@Jason Robinson ?? Saw Matrix got some good play on Changelog podcast 😀 #fediverse #foss

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@Hank G Yep, a lot of good traction going on ?

I'm reading @chrisinsilico book Mindf*ck and getting into a real FU mode about ditching not just Facebook (already done) but Google, Amazon, and even Twitter too (this is posted to the #fediverse as well for those ironically reading this on Twitter 😀)

As a big advocate of the #fediverse to get out of the walled gardens like Facebook, and ironically Twitter, I think it'd do a lot of good for them to be involved in ActivityPub (the W3C standardized lingua franca of the federated social media platforms). It'd solve two problems: developer horsepower and critical masses of users. There are potential problems too of course, but I'd be willing to start cautiously optimistic.

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"So what if it's not performing as well as a few exceptional corporations? If being, say, only 6th highest is "failing", then sign me up for "failing"!"
--That's my problem with modern day vulture capitalism in one concise sentence. It shouldn't matter but it sadly does.
I suppose it does. Still, I don't understand how it translates into any sort of leverage Mastodon and others could have over Twitter.

Anyone else in the #fediverse see an uptick in empty accounts trying to "friend" them? I've now had five in the last 24 hours...
That seems to happen from time to time. Haven't had that many lately, though.
@Harald Eilertsen Yes, usually if a new big instance starts to federate.

Today I decided to automate and expand my open source and fediverse software funding to my favorite and most used projects. Every little bit helps. #foss #fediverse #linux

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For me currently it's Mozilla, Feneas and Matrix for monthly donations in the tech scene. For single projects I randomly throw small amounts based on the feeling of getting lots of value.

Donations are important! We should all be doing that whenever we can to ensure these projects have a future!

Got my Diaspora API #kotlin client libs working against the latest API branch code. Ready to run against server with API code #diaspora #diaspora-dev #fediverse

We have #fediverse platforms already in production and still under active development to replace traditional social media. Who do Sanger and TBL think we need something brand new? What's this boycott PR thing to boot? Help make the fediverse viable guys!
I have signed it.

Retribute, a #donation system for #fediverse creators – We Distribute

I woke from a dream where the #diaspora API was being deployed (which I think may actually be happening soon, right #diaspora-dev ?) so I revived my website comments system based on the API, polished up the #kotlin implementation, and then also wrote a #dotnet version so I could make an #fediverse app in #AvaloniaUI . Yeah I'm in a coding mood 😀.
yep, it should happen soon ;)

The Feneas forum

Today we launch our discussion forum powered by #Discourse to help #federated folk have a place for cross-platform collaboration discussion.


#federation #community #fediverse #collaboration #feneas

So Gab is coming to the fediverse by converting their system from proprietary to a fork of Mastodon (why a fork?). I have thoughts but umm should be interesting... #fediverse
Yeah, but if they were planning to expose their closed social network to a giant external one with hundreds of thousands of users, you'd think they'd at least say so in layman's terms, no?
Well, it's like if they said they're setting up an email server that uses "SMTP". I'd assume they mean that SMTP will be available for talking to other servers, even if not specifically mentioned. Since they do mention ActivityPub, I'd also assume they mean it will be used to talk to other servers 😀

Hats off to the team for publishing the post mortem on their hack. It's painful to admit mistakes and security lapses but this can help others learn from their mistakes #cybersecurity #fediverse…
Thanks, this is always helpful

I'm having a bit of "writers block" on developing recently. Trying to ruminate on it to get past it. #programming #opensource #fediverse
@Hank G have you ever touched the Social Home project by @Jason Robinson ???

It's Python, not PHP and to my knowledge the project's team doesn't mind integrating different Fediverse protocols too
@senya I've chatted with him about it but haven't played with it yet.
@Hank G maybe there you'll find your happiness 😀

Hmm, Peertube needs to learn a bit about L10n. That way they won't find many helpers.
For our open source bibliography manager JabRef we use crowdin for translation management. Really simple and easy to use

Friendica Dev Environment

Alright! After many hours getting up to speed on #PHP #phpstorm and #LAMP in general finally got a dev environment running with #friendica ...I think I'll celebrate with a little Stardew Valley before moving on 😀 #fediverse

FOSDEM 2019 Was Awesome

Just landed back in the states from my first #FOSDEM #fosdem2019 I'll be doing a long blog post on it later but it was great meeting people from across global the #fediverse and #opensource community.
@hankg was great to meet you in real life!