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I have realized that I have not done any proper , it seems like something you have to do here ;)

GNU+Linux user since I was 9 years old, now working with it full time on a ISP, thus fulfilling my childhood dream that basically was "working with The Internet".

Married, having 3 kiddos. Living in Sweden.
Interested in and hardware.

When it comes to politics, I rather not talk or discuss it at all, I dont even want to read about it because that only makes me mad

HomeTown is a fork of Mastodon which lets you make instance-only posts, adjust character limits and read long form rich text blog posts.

It's still part of the Fediverse, and HomeTown users can interact with Mastodon users totally fine.

Tech people can get self-hosting instructions here:

Non-tech people can use a managed hosting service to start their own HomeTown instance:

#HomeTown #Mastodon #MastoTips #FediTips #Fediverse

Just read a post asking Eugen to resign from developing Mastodon and I really have to ask: what are you folks smoking?

It’s his project. It’s open source. Fork it if you want to. But what kind of mind-blowing sense of entitlement drives you to think you can tell someone they should stop working on something they’ve built?


I am planning on buying a RPI 0 and running an XMPP server on it. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what server I should use?

Also, I don't quite understand if metadata is actually encrypted with XMPP or not, does someone know something about this?


Re: the recent controversy & local timelines: I'm fine with people using social media however they want. I don't peruse the local timeline as much as I probably should, because I'm not super social.

However, I am fine with people who do use their local timeline, which apparently is alien to Gargron. He seems to think that everyone should use Mastodon the way he does. This goes against the spirit of , and if this is his attitude he should probably re-evaluate his branding.

@selea @apLundell @Gargron I agree. The local timeline on is really great and a good way to find like-minded people and share common interests.

@Gargron I'm mostly a desktop person, and mostly Android when I'm mobile (I have an elderly iPad that is my business device, and run Amaroq only for the biz account on, so my opinion may be worthless but: the local timeline is worthwhile on almost every instance *except* this one, so leaving it out is kind of problematic and I feel like it sends the wrong message. πŸ˜”

'Irreconcilable Differences' by me

My thoughts on the Mastodon iOS app and the frustrations within with a side of our long standing problems with Gargron.

The lord of Mastodon is considering removing the local timeline...

What the hell

I’ve also setup a instance at in case someone wants to look at the bird site without actually going to it.

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If the local timeline disappears it will make several of the instances that I'm on much harder to use. Having a local timeline makes other users on that instance more discoverable. Pulling this removes discoverability and drastically removes one of the main reasons for having a local instance. There's literally no reason to have separate Mastodon instances in this case; it's just shitty load-balancing with extra steps.

Note: Do your own research on what I'm talking about. No@pls

(I would definitely be down for something that's "Pleroma but without any of the people who develop or use Pleroma".

For that matter, I would love a fork that lets you choose who to federated with based on software so you can just never federate with any Pleroma instance. Sure it'd exclude some decent people, but it would save so much trouble.)

Seriously y'all we need to get on a fork, or compatible thing, that has democratic governance BUILT IN.

The problem is a lot of us (like those of us who signed on to Florence) don't have the energy or technical know-how - if you have resources to spare, we really need your help.

The "benevolent dictator for life" model of governance is bad. We need to decouple governance from development as well!! 🐘

I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline :

Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.

Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.

Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.

Hello, fediverse! We are Tenacity, one of the most prominent forks of Audacity for the time being.

I'm not sure what I'll do with this account yet, but you're more than free to follow it and find out for yourself. :)

@calculsoberic Fun Fact, Windows 10 actually isn't legally usable in the EU because of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), since you can't fully opt-out of the telemetry.
I think you could actually sue Schools and public authorities for using Windows 10.

I find that really crazy that Microsoft can just offer a product that violates laws and no one cares.

If you are a #tchncs :tchncs: #matrix :matrix: user and cannot login after the maintenance:
A few people seem to have clients that really liked the old machine and still cache the old IP. Try logging out and in again, clearing cache, restarting the client or device. If you are affected, you currently receive the error code 502.

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