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My sense is I’ll like the language more but the toolchain les.

Last month I started a project in Rust and it stalled out pretty early on. I think I might start over again in Go this time and see if I like it better.

I've submitted a minor issue for the Mastodon UI. It's nice to be able to contribute something potentially useful towards an application I enjoy.

Seeking couch in Dublin, overnight Feb 3rd. Will buy you a beer if you show me a good pub. Please boost!

Holy shit, Facebook is paying teenagers to install a root certificate on their phones so they can snoop on all of their internet traffic

Not a joke, this is actually a thing which is happening right now

One thing I like about the DEV platform is that I can cross post items from my own blog, and they set “canonical-url” back to my own website. Works well with !

I’ll be looking into their API to see if it can support

@djmoch What if webmentions came as a RSS or JSON feed? You could pull it with curl and make the webmention feed processor a part of your static site generator.

Addendum: Should also be able to self-host. I like to self-host. :)

Wanted: A service to wrap support around a static website. Will ideally also support from various social media sites.

Does this exist? Or did I just volunteer to write it?

@HerraBRE This might be the answer to a question you were asking a while back re: whether there was an easy way to integrate with a blog

A ridiculous idea, at a ridiculous cost. I wish I could say that obviously no one would ever pay for this, but I know better. 🤦‍♂️

@ashfurrow @djmoch @jonw I also remember stumbling across an instance that used a small cluster of Pis (one for sidekiq, others for other services...) but alas I can’t remember what it was called!

@padraic_padraic @jonw @djmoch lots of folks run personal instances off of raspberry pi’s and stuff, I even read someone who runs it off of solar power (intermittent downtime as a feature, not a bug)

TIL that Verizon, who if I'm not mistaken was one of the telecoms exposed a couple weeks ago for selling their customers' real-time location data to the highest bidder, is a "contributing sponsor" of today's Data Privacy Day festivities. Regardless of who's footing the bill, go read up and protect your privacy!

Has anyone done any back-of-the-napkin calculation on what the server demands will be to run an server if the number of folks participating increases by an order of magnitude? Can people even realistically self-host at that point? What's the upper bound on the number of m.s-sized instances someone's home server can federate with?

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.

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