y'all please double check as much stuff as you can before posting. A quick news search can tell you a lot/if those are old photos people are posting to spread misinfo.

As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.

#mastodev

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Web browser designers:

Well CERTAINLY nobody will EVER need to run web applications from the local machine, ha ha, the very thought, such a security risk. Glad we closed that hole!

Desktop application designers:

Well this COULD have been a 15 kilobyte Javascript, but (points to web browser designers), so, here's a 300 megabyte package of a custom browser plus Node.js plus my 15 kilobyte javascript. Which you run as an EXE with full rights. But it's 'secure'!

Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers

FROM TWITTER: 

Reminder: the "twelve days of Christmas" begin with Christmas and end with Epiphany (January 6), also celebrated as Little Christmas, honoring the day the Magi arrived with their gifts.

So if you're desperately working to finish handmade gifts remember that it is extremely valid/traditional to exchange gifts then.

And because of the 13-day difference between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian, Epiphany is not celebrated by most Eastern churches until secular January 19.

Just saying.

🚨 99th Grade Orientation has been added to my Writing page! 🚨
bb.blogold.xyz/writing/

Why does Steve Carell look like a mix of Steve Carell and Nicolas Cage?

YouTube:
"We believe people should be able to speak freely"
*demonitizes people for saying they killed a zombie in a video game*

Was gonna make a community on spectrum.chat but they're going a devs-only route. They have lost user!

I'm over here on discord negotiating a stake for Flesh Roots, LLC

I found the word(s) to describe that blue-green color of the street lamp on the corner. Mercury vapor.

I knew there was a reason I didn't want to use a compiling framework...

Does anyone know how to put the Peertube client on Pleroma?

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Mastodon.host

What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.