The beta release should be released in production very soon.
If you use 2FA with #Pixelfed, don't hesitate to give it a try and share your feedback.
Following on from yesterday, this is my command-line only laptop install. Learn about some of the productive and fun Linux applications I run on it. :D
I wrote some thoughts about the recent Raspberry Pi 'drama'.
Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.
So it seems that i can only export my data but cannot import to Mastodon. Is there a technical limitation to this or why would that be? Marking posts as modified, imported or something else would seem sensible.
From the point of view of a regular person, what Mastodon offers is not much different to what Google takeout and the like provide, especially given GDPR requests, making this mandatory.
So you can always leave, but it is hard to re-establish again.
re: federation opinions
I get the issue with instance blocking means users being quietly cut off from relationships they value. this is bad and shouldn't happen.
but this isn’t really about the blocking, it’s about the quietness and the data loss. instance blocks should be broadcasted on the announcements feature automatically, and additionally users should get notifications like, "bob @ example.com whom you followed has been disconnected because the moderators have blocked example.com" "claire @ example.com who followed you has been blocked along with example.com" etc.
and their entries in the user's list of follows (as accessible via CSV export) shouldn't be deleted, but just marked with an instance-blocked flag.
this way users never lose their data no matter what moderators decide, and an user who disagrees with the decision can move their account to another instance, export/import/browse the csv and preserve their contacts.
Really proud of this video interview Branden Bonaby, a May 2019 Outreachy intern with the Linux kernel.
Branden talks about all of the common fears newcomers have about open source: everyone will know more than me, no one will want to interact with a newcomer, and what if they don't like my code?
The answer: just try contributing to open source. The whole community is there to help you improve your code.
(Video CC-BY Outreachy and Sage Sharp -- made with Kdenlive)
I've recently deleted all other social networks I had and created an account on this instance. I've had a Mastodon elsewhere but never used it.
Been lurking for a few days but now I'm gonna start actually using it :P.
So my name's Emilia and I'm from the Netherlands. In College studying IT and it's my hobby at home too!
Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!
OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.
Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!
Day 8 - #100DaysToOffload
Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's https://f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vector.app/ but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.
Had a Raspberry Pi laying around not doing anything, decided to put #pihole on it. So far so good, although it's scary to see how many requests are sent from my PC to Microsoft
If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see https://superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).
If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.
Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.
I'm looking at our nightly backup logs – apparently (and no one told ME this) the m.t database is big enough that it takes an hour to back up 😳
getting to the point where I need to schedule pre-work ahead of my scheduled maintenance windows.
Proprietor, Proactive Services (Computing)
Tech support in Hampshire, UK
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!