Hey, if you're following me because I'm a developer, you should know that fellow dev @zash is also here on the fediverse 🙂

We've also been considering an official account for the project. Interest?

MattJ boosted
MattJ boosted
MattJ boosted
MattJ boosted
MattJ boosted

A Silicon Valley VC-funded startup succeeds or fails based on how fast it can grow. At the start, it needs YOU to grow. It will put its best face forward and promise to be nice. Once it has grown enough and it no longer needs you (see: network effects), you have little to no power to affect its behaviour. That’s when you get screwed. Maybe not all at once (see: slowly-boiling frogs) but eventually, sure enough.

So exercise your power when you have it. At the start. By looking the other way.

MattJ boosted

🚀 Alright fedi gang, do your magic. Looking for a junior #Django dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone.

The company is a small biz, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes. I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond. Ask me questions on my XMPP/Telegram.


...and it's down. RIP blabber.im.

Note that this is just about the XMPP service, the Blabber.im app lives on, and you can still use it with other services 🙂

Show thread
MattJ boosted

If you need to join a #zoom call, but don't want to use their proprietary client, just use #webrtc in the browser!


The blabber.im server shuts down tomorrow.

Although we're now in the final hours, I've been working all week towards something to help. I've put up an initial version of a web-based XMPP account migrator at migrate.modernxmpp.org/

It's rushed and still a bit rough round the edges right now, but I really hope it is useful to people who still have data and contacts to migrate before blabber.im goes offline.

If you use it, let me know how it goes! 🙂

MattJ boosted

Falls es noch für jemanden relevant ist, ich habe für meine Kontakte eine kurze Infoseite zum blabber.im Aus geschrieben: blabber.uber.space/

#blabber #xmpp

I just submitted the second XEP ("Moved 2.0") related my work on the account migration project. Both this and the XEP-0227 update I submitted a few weeks ago are now going through the XMPP standards process.

The next stage of the project is the exciting one! Over the next couple of months I will be working on implementing these new protocols, and producing the initial software to help people migrate their data between services.


So thankful for the support of DAPSI! ❤️

MattJ boosted
MattJ boosted

Contributing to free software requires privilege. Even regular contributors might sometimes find themselves without it.

Time, focus and money. You might find yourself lacking in one of these at various points in your life.

While software projects from startups move like streams, most free software projects move like glaciers. They move slowly but they keep moving for decades.

Being away from a project doesn't mean you have to give it up. You can join back later.

#FreeSoftware #Privilege

MattJ boosted
Im thinking of picking up a totp physical key. Anyone got a recommendation? It must work with free software and preferably open hardware.
MattJ boosted
any other #synesthete artists out there?

I've been working on visual art lately and have been trying to draw and paint based on my #synesthesia . Here's sort of what a glitchy techno track might look like
MattJ boosted

Celebrate with us: currently 3.500 apps are available in the F-Droid main repo, yay! 🍾🍹

MattJ boosted

Today is Gajim’s birthday! 🎉 Seventeen years of Instant Messaging with open standards and open source software.

#chat #xmpp #foss


MattJ boosted


I joined #fediverse in 2018 and it was just one of plenty channels to use for Humane Tech Community to spread our msg of fighting tech harms and promoting solutions that improve Wellbeing, Freedom and Society.

But I fell in love with fedi and use it in mixed personal / community way. I spend a lot of time at #SocialHub advocating for #foss and fedi.

I see us as Spiral Island, building archipelago's and our #tech as playground for Humane technologists.


MattJ boosted

Dino is a free open source XMPP/Jabber messaging app for Linux and BSD desktop computers. You can follow at:

➡️ @dino

The official site is at dino.im

Dino supports end-to-end encrypted messaging through OMEMO, and they are now testing encrypted video calls too.

#Dino #DinoIM #XMPP #Jabber #Messaging #Messenger #IM #InstantMessaging #InstantMessenger #Apps #App #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Linux #BSD

Show older
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!