Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.
Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?
"In Europe we are different and we think differently about Privacy"
Thank you very much Margrethe Vestager for your support!
Another Web is emerging, it embodies European values.
The fediverse will fork itself for every small feature required and eventually you'll have to choose between the Mastodon with custom emojos, the Mastodon with upvotes and downvotes, the Mastodon with trending topics, the Mastodon with iframes, the Mastodon with Google Play Services, the community fork of Mastodon after the original gets bought out by Facebook, the community fork of the community fork of Mastodon after they introduce a redesign, or the Pleroma
The world's preeminent cryptographers can't get visas to speak at US conferences
I'm going to USA very soon with my team (for finals of a competition). I'm seriously considering to come out to my teammates there. I've got a big (1,5x0,9m) bi pride flag already. What should I know before that?
I'll be in Michigan (most of the time), Chicago (the day we arrive) and New York (2 days?) with all of them.
meta, a short list of Mastodon forks / long Show more
Our Mastodon fork has BBCode, custom emoji size, unlisted + local posting option, options to select the kinds of text formatting you want to hide, media hiding behind CWs and bigger character limits.
Glitch-soc has a bunch of stuff listed on that page.
Computer Fairies has a lot of glitch-soc features (not sure if all) plus BBCode, BBCode in content warnings, Mutant Standard emoji as default, a followers-only + local timeline posting option, bigger character limits on bio and probably other things too.
Kibousoft's Customized Mastodon is probably the origin of all BB Code, although other implementations cited are more complete imho.
There are also other instances with custom character limits, features that were dropped from the "original"'/"default" code, larger columns on all themes, some glitch-soc features but not all, or other features.
If you have the means and technical knowledge to do so, please don't be discouraged from modifying your own instance. There are other instances with custom code. There are people who can probably help.
"Can we all please stop using Medium now?"
Good post by @firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you really must use Medium, publish the post first on your own blog and then use "Import a story" feature within Medium to post it there too. You get best of both worlds that way.
France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:
Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.
It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.
You can also follow its Mastodon account here:
ok, here it comes, of course MIT Licensed
Microsoft has released their new Terminal application to GitHub, marketing it as another demonstration of their commitment to "open source". While the project is MIT licensed, did you know it is inextricably linked and dependent upon numerous proprietary SDK tools, headers, and the Visual C++ ATL.
Do not be fooled, see through the mirage of feigned support to undermine and sabotage the original ethics of the free software movement!
he/him, young FOSS programmer overusing Node.js, TypeScript and Regex, living in PL 🇵🇱🇪🇺
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.