Simple Mode for Timelines.

The experimental less clutter, more content layout will become a permanent feature in a future release!

To enable Simple Mode:
- Go to Settings
- Navigate to the Labs link
- Click on the Simple Mode (Timelines Only) checkbox
- Press the Save Changes button


I really recommend you to read this post, it really explains why using tor network transparent proxy could be a bad idea anyways

I will stick to just use ProtonVPN...

Our friends at WeDistribute published a blog post highlighting new and upcoming features in Pixelfed!

When i explain federation and decentralization to people, i compare it with email.

Email can be hosted by any company, exposing a domain+server to the internet, then you must use their application/web to access it because of the old propietary software model, nowadays there is a lot of open source mail clients anyways.

ActivityPub is just a standard protocol, mastodon is a software that implements it for microblogging (like twitter)

How to speed up your WordPress site for a faster, greener and more eco-friendly web

It's a win-win-win:

πŸ˜€ You get happier visitors
πŸ“ˆ You may get more traffic from search engines
πŸ’š You reduce your site's carbon footprint

"The future of internet regulation, a European Parliament meeting, 2019-11-19
Aral Balkan is talking about , , & centralised services, and the & the need for a more distributed web."

This video motivates me! Thankyou @thegibson for sharing!

Pixelfed Embed will allow you to easily share your posts on any website.

We're rolling this out to instances tomorrow!


+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.

It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.

But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...

... you felt free.

Updated my "how to use WordPress" guide for WordPress 5.3. Includes intro to the Gutenberg editor, Twenty Twenty default theme and my minimal and distraction-free writing setup. Take a look

This month, to coincide with #NaNoWriMo, we've made some Pro features free for everyone. But whether you're participating or not, we'll also be sharing ways you can use / #WriteFreely to get your story out on the platform -- no matter what form it takes.

Here's our guide on how to set a blog up for your story with our "Novel" format:

To everyone who still makes text-based tutorials, thank you!

I'd much rather follow a text tutorial than wait 15+ minutes for a video tutorial to load.

Your work is very much underappreciated. Thanks again! πŸ’œ

there were some things i ddn't knew about raspberry pis:

"Linux runs on that ARM CPU, we know that, but we might be surprised to learn that Linux on this device is only a second class citizen. The GPU cores run a real time operating system called ThreadX. This operating system is closed source and rules the system without the open source Linux Kernel being aware of it."

and guess who bought the ThreadX operating system last april?

Excited to support #ActivityPub mentions in #WriteFreely! (In progress here:

So far it works great with #Pleroma, but #Mastodon doesn't support mentions in the Articles we send out (only Notes). So we've opened an issue to fix this:

Yet another reason it's a good idea to move on from Twitter (and Facebook) to a decentralized option like Mastodon.

"Twitter took phone numbers users gave for account security and used them to target ads"

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