Really happy to learn that the recording of my talk "How to deal with toxic people" that I gave (virtually) at this year's PyConDE & PyData Berlin is now publicly available πŸ₯³

Watch it at and/or learn more about it at

If you are running the current release candidate (1.8.0rc5) and suddenly get an update notification for the one before (1.8.0rc4), this is down to some weird hiccups with GitHub releases currently that GitHub is investigating. Will hopefully soon be identified and fixed.

And just in case anyone is interested in how this is set up - I've got a dedicated NodeRED flow for things like this in my local NodeRED installation. Consumes a bunch of RSS feeds, makes sure to only post what it hasn't seen, and then formats & posts items to various outlets - now also including Mastodon.

It's lovely how easy this was thanks to the amazing API docs ( πŸ‘

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This seems to work, hooray! From now on you should get an automated post here for new plugins on the repository and new posts on the octoblog. I've set those posts to "unlisted" to not spam the timeline.

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This is just a test of tooting via the API, please ignore.

The birdsite might still refuse to verify OctoPrint's account over there, but here it's now clear that this is legit and official thanks to the straightforward "link back" approach of Mastodon. Hah!

Hello world! Welcome to 's humble presence on Mastodon!

I'm still setting things up and I'm also still recovering from being way too overworked, so don't expect tons of content to start pouring in immediately here.

Will have to think a bit on how best to be present here, and also set up some automations (posts on the OctoBlog, new plugin 's on the repo...). Sound good?

Oh, and: πŸ™β€οΈπŸ¦£!

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