Is it weird that for a while now I've wanted to build a new social network that is basically what Facebook was in the early days?
In a nutshell, just talk to your friends. And that's it. Especially old friends you've fallen out of touch with in recent times.
Oh, and it should be as privacy-preserving as possible. Encrypted, decentralized, yadda yadda.
I've thought about it a bit more recently, and it's all technically possible, except for the networking part.
Re-boosting your own posts for 'the morning crew' or 'the night crew' is an acceptable and encouraged practice here. We are largely a community of supportive people who enjoy being given the opportunity to help each other and boost content we may have previously missed.
You should never feel ashamed of promoting yourself, especially as an artist, when it's so difficult to reach people. If anyone doesn't want to see your boosts, they can just scroll past.
Canonical: You like snaps now
Snaps: I don't respect your system settings, themes or anything!
Me: Oh no
Snaps: My file chooser doesn't remember your sidebar folders in Nautilus like everything else, also, get used to navigating from / every single time, because I don't remember anything else either
Me: That's not what I—
Snaps: Also now you have to remember to update your software in yet another place
Me: Please stop
Snaps: Btw I take up way more resources too
Canonical: You're welcome
Now would be the prime time for any Mastodon admins with servers capable of accepting new users and scaling up to submit them to joinmastodon.org
More info: https://joinmastodon.org/covenant Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy crap! Recent Java runtimes have a completely broken ECDSA signature checking and no one noticed for years!
Makes you wonder about the old adage, “don’t roll your own crypto”, but even the “experts” didn’t get this one right.
I guess this is why everyone uses Bouncy Castle for cryptography implementations.
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