@kahuku Hey! Did you see? Masthead.social is an instance for media and media makers, and is populated largely by Hawaii folks right now. Come lurk the local timeline some time!

I'm moving to @editor@masthead.social! Please follow me there, I'm excited to be running my own instance thanks to @mastohost!

Remember on Twitter? What if users did ? You'd still recommend interesting people to follow, but the twist is you have to recommend someone on another instance! It encourages cross-community interaction and adds good stuff to the federated timeline. @Gargron

So now that I run my own instance, I should probably put this account aside and do most of my tooting from there. But how can I make sure people who follow me here know to follow me at @editor@masthead.social? Apart from posts like this, of course...

Just sent a press release about Masthead.social to some tech outlets, especially those that have written about Mastodon before. Would be neat if it got picked up, we're about due for another bout of journalistic musings about the state of the social web...

Hoping to catch the attention of journalists over on Reddit in r/Journalism... if you're a Redditor, I would love an upvote! reddit.com/r/Journalism/commen

I thought Masthead was a pretty clever name for a journalism-themed Mastodon instance.

Thanks to @mastohost switched DNS for Masthead.social to CloudFlare. Should be zippier and, if it must fail, fail more elegantly going forward!

And of course as soon as I toot about it, it goes down. Alas I think @mastohost is sleeping so I can't get help for a bit. At least the signup form is still up!

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It seems a rite of passage for geeks who fall in love with @Mastodon: I've started my own instance (thanks to @mastohost!). My peeps are journalists and other media makers, and I've built a home for them at Masthead.social (see what I did there?). If you're a news junkie, please join us! Beta signup here: masthead.typeform.com/to/cepi6 @Gargron @ashfurrow

@halcyon Beginner having trouble installing halcyon-suite. Loading in Safari gives me "Safari can't open the page "https://localhost" because Safari can't connect to the server "localhost"." Chrome says "This page isn’t working www.birdsite.masthead.social sent an invalid response.
ERR_INVALID_REDIRECT". What's missing from config.ini? Thank you!

My wife is taking our youngest son and four of his friends to see Ninja Sex Party tonight. And that's a sentence I never would have thought I'd ever type.

My wife and I haven't podcasted in years, so it was nice to be remembered and included in a roundup of seven Hawaii podcasts in the current issue of Honolulu Magazine!

Woot woot! Toot toot! Thanks to @ashfurrow, mastodon.technology is now running Mastodon 2.7.1! Opt in to the member directory and help fellow tooters find each other! mastodon.technology/explore

Anyone else a domain name hoarder? Every goofy idea I have I grab a domain name for, but I hold onto it even when I never build anything. Most are Hawaii related. My weirdest domain is ry.ly, which I used for a link shortener, but I think it could be something much cooler.

Signed my kids up for taiko drum lessons, but they decided they weren't into it. Rather than cancelling, my wife and I are taking their spots. Should be fun!

Kung hei fat... soy latte? Chinese New Year lion dancers drop into a Starbucks. youtu.be/Xl-p3_xk4XM

I'm not a hacker, but I feel like one having successfully updated the firmware in my car's Apple CarPlay receiver.

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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!