Did you know you can play chess on the Fediverse? 🐴 👑

Castling.club lets you challenge people or put yourself forward to be challenged:


Moves happen by toots using chess notation, there are further instructions on the site.

It works with Mastodon and other ActivityPub-powered platforms.

#Chess #Échecs #Schach #Scacchi #Ajedrez

I almost forgot about !

Here is my list of cool people to follow:


Cool dude from the colder parts of the world that has awesome, supportive insights on everything!


A really neat dude that is developing his own web browser! How rad is that??


Has some of the most useful comments on things concerning all sorts of 'matter's. _see what I did there?_

#FreedomBox was born in 2010 in a lecture by Eben Moglen. In the nine years since, FreedomBox has grown from an idea to a software system and a hardware product.

How did we get here? Watch our new video to learn!

📺WATCH: "The Story of FreedomBox (2019)"

Instagram alternative #PixelFed's flagship instance pixelfed.social is now permanently closed to new registrations in order to prevent centralisation.

You can still sign up to PixelFed, just pick another instance.

Here are some we'd recommend:


You can find more at:

PixelFed instances federate with the Fediverse, so you can follow PF accounts from Mastodon etc.

#Alternatives #DeleteInstagram

As it's the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, a reminder that there's a free open alternative called Minetest:


You can follow it on the Fediverse at:


It has many game modes including online multiplayer servers.

#Minetest #Minecraft #Minecraft10Years #Alternatives #FLOSS

I think it's safe to assume the US and Iran are going to go to war soon.

The NY Times is doing it's part being a hawkish propaganda mouthpiece. Textbook signals after having read Chomsky's "Manufacturing Consent"

Are you not feeling motivated to go outside for a healthy walk? How about downloading the application StreetComplete from @fdroidorg and start helping out OpenStreetMap by adding missing data about the places around you!

I started today and it made my daily walks a lot more fun! It also motivates me to walk even more and visit new places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. :)

#OpenStreetMap #OpenData #Fdroid

Just had an idea recently that may help to flesh out my ideas about search and discovery!

Maybe the way we should be doing it is to have a hierarchy (or even web) of communities where bigger communities take promotes just the best stuff from the smaller communities? Whilst of course linking to them.

And at the base of all this would be your personal bookmarks!

And could similar ideas be applied to reinvent social networking? How do I explore this?

Risp (in (Rust) (Lisp)), m.stopa.io/risp-lisp-in-rust-9

An excellent tutorial showing how to develop a Lisp interpreter in Rust, step-by-step, from scratch to a complete language. Excellent!

Everything fits in less than 450 LOC, gist.github.com/stopachka/28b7

Hi everyone!

ForgeFed is a project aiming to define a protocol and a vocabulary for federation of project hosting and collaboration platforms (forges), and get it implemented in the existing forges such as GitLab CE, Gitea and so on.

Federation is based on ActivityPub with some tweaks and new vocabulary :)

I'm working on a demo, implementing federation in a forge called Vervis. Earlier today I deployed 2 test instances for this! More details and links soon :)


-dl is a public domain video and audio downloader for a wide range of sites.

youtube-dl can download from YouTube, PeerTube, and pretty much anything with a video or audio stream embedded somewhere in the page.

youtube-dl can also recurse into other video links present on the page, allowing for a full account/channel if so desired.

It can also download comments and other metadata.

Website 🔗: ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/

apt 📦: youtube-dl

In case you missed it:

The free open self-hosting software makers @freedomboxfndn have teamed up with the open source hardware makers @olimex to produce a #FreedomBox kit that lets you easily set up a home server straight out of the box:


You can also win an Olimex FreedomBox kit by tooting @olimex with suggestions for new features in the kit's software or hardware (competition closes on Monday):


#SelfHosting #Privacy

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