๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ster ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ is a user on lgbt.io. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Ster ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @ster@lgbt.io

A: Because otherwise it would be confusing. Q: Why do questions always come before answer?

Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

#Nextcloud made it into today's Times!
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โ€œIf you want a world that isnโ€™t run by very large, rich corporations, you may not want them hosting your data.โ€ Wise words from @webarchcoop @outlandish @casacowork @_Happy_Dev_ @minds in todayโ€™s Times thetimes.co.uk/edition/busines #opencoop
twitter.com/hazelsheffield/sta

Advice sought - looking for a projector. Short throw, probably need 3000 Lumens for use during the day, 1024x768 minimum, prefer 1280x1024. Not sure I can drive with Bluetooth or WiFi, probably need SVGA (or whatever). HDMI might not be possible.

Recommendations? Warnings? Expectations for price?

All feedback welcome - thanks.

@ster Yes, also native mobile apps are being developed. Check out @morii !

Self hosted social media is still a very new concept, so itโ€™s taking time for the larger internet to become familiar with it. Once it happens, itโ€™s a no brainer.

Once people realize they donโ€™t have to rely on any of the Big Names to provide online services, it will change. Thereโ€™s just a lot of caution because quite a few people have built their livelyhood using these places.

But itโ€™s going to happen. Itโ€™s inevitable. When better solutions become available, people will find them eventually.

My phone said it wasn't raining, but I looked outside and it was. One of the few times windows proved better than Android.

And I know that #whatsapp is proprietary, but the alternatives aren't great either. Signal has a very weird understanding of open source, and doesn't even let #fdroid distribute their app. Telegram has a proprietary server, and normal chats aren't end to end encrypted. Matrix.org is great for group chats, but it really doesn't work well for 1-on-1 chats. Other apps that I know of just aren't mature enough (often having terrible UX).

If you know any other alternative, I'd love to hear about it.

Federation Update:

โœ…- webfinger
โœ…- actor profile
โœ…- actor outbox
โœ…- remote profile fetch (also fetches 20 recent posts with images)
โœ…- Outgoing activity delivery
โœ…- actor inbox
โœ…- shared inbox
โŒ- activity transformer

We're close ๐Ÿ˜

#pixelfed #pixeldev

Looks like a lot of people want to #DeleteTwitter and try out #Mastodon! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŽ‰

If you know someone who wants to make the switch, here are some resources to help them:

Official Site
joinmastodon.org/

How does Mastodon work?
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Mastodon info incl. mobile apps
switching.social/ethical-alter

Twitter-style interface for Mastodon
social.dev-wiki.de/login/

Mastodon Crossposting service
crossposter.masto.donte.com.br
(M -> T currently blocked by Twitter, but T -> M works)

Hmm... has Twitter's policy changed with regards to *deleting* one's own account (as opposed to simply deactivating it)?

I am pretty certain I pressed the big red "Delete" button about a month and a half ago (i.e. more than the advertised 30 days before deletion), but having accidentally relogged into my account (thanks to my password manager...), I see my account still lives! ffs!

I can't seem to be able to double check anything without "reactivating the account" and cancelling the period.

At last, a full end-to-end test suite is growing for E2E encryption (starting with Riot/Web) as we hunt down any/all remaining E2E bugs in our quest to turn it on by default... github.com/matrix-org/matrix-r

I saw a toot earlier about not flooding the introductions hashtag if you're an old user, so that new users don't get lost in the noise.

Suggestion: leave the #introductions hashtag for new users, and use #reintroductions for us long-term users making posts for newbies deciding who to follow.

What's your ARTโ€ฝ #๏ธโƒฃ Cheatsheet v2 Show more

I'm thinking about building an #ActivityPub plugin for #Wordpress. Does anyone know if something like that already exists? Is anyone else interested in that?

The problem with using the smartphone app "Voatz" to cast your ballot is precisely the problem with all nonfree software: you have no way to tell if your vote has been compromised or tampered with, because you have no control over how your phone works. https://u.fsf.org/2n8

Sending out a call - are there any #Mastodon users reading this that speak European Portuguese?

If you do speak European Portuguese, would you be kind enough to reply?

Thanks ... Obrigado.

If you never go off at a tangent, you will forever run in circles.

You can never lose a homing pigeon - if it doesn't fly back, all you have lost is a pigeon.