Dustin Wilson @dustin@dustinwilson.com

Remember the site made to honor the web’s 25th birthday? Cool URLs do die. webat25•org is dead.
Internet Archive FTW: web.archive.org/web/2014031214

@lachralle @jonhicks @lychee I don't know about deleting because I can't delete my account on a single-user instance, but you can say you've moved to another account by going to settings -> edit profile -> move to a different account in the web ui.

Hey, #Keybase users: If you'd like to see Mastodon support in Keybase (which is just *perfect* in a federated network to verify people) and have a GitHub account: make sure to voice your wish, +1ing this comment on the related issue. That might make it happen!


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You can now challenge someone to game of #chess over toots! castling.club/ 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the #fediverse, implementing #activitypub all by itself. 😃

When a subway station is a better programmer than you are...

A friend of mine runs a small business (5-10 people) and needs #email hosting. I was going to help him set something up, but does anyone have any insight into these services - or any other recommendations:






@roberto @jonhicks @lychee Hahah. Every time I use Docker I end up regretting it. With Mastodon it consumed about 25GB of space, wouldn’t delete old containers, and the commands to clear the server cache after a while wouldn’t work because of permissions issues within the container. Things are so much simpler without. Haha.

@jonhicks @lychee Join the vain side. If you do host your own instance stay away from Docker.

@zac I feel your pain. Keep seeing this one guy on my local timeline that won’t shut up.

@wilw @linuxfiend As more people join this thing we’re collectively going to have to do more about bad behavior. I’m sorry you’re becoming a lightning rod for abuse here as well. A good instance has mods for this sort of thing, and unlike Twitter they do act upon reports. With email there’s blacklists and such for spam; on Twitter I subscribed to your blocklist. There are a couple of projects surfacing with blacklists for instance admins, but there needs to be a subscription mechanism.

I'm still amazed by the state of that industry. Why paying for an eBook for nearly the same price as a printed book gives you a file you don't own and you can't use, while piracy gives you a file you can use like an actual book?

When buying a book, I can read it where I want, in as many places I want, on as many couches I want, and I can even lend it to a friend. And that's legal.

Wasn't technology supposed to make the future better?

@jonhicks We’re not used to those around here, and they’re building two in my town, one connecting into another. The wrecks are going to be glorious.