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I wrote an article for the Mozilla Hacks blog that's a brief technical introduction to ActivityPub. I also provide an intro to my simple #ActivityPub Node.js server.

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"Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg"

Okay, I'll give you that, but only because you're setting the bar very low.

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Man, there are way too many ignorant people talking shit about Wayland around the net

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@ckeen @grainloom well, the idea *is* to make it portable. The shell and the terminal emulator would negotiate over some standard escape sequence-based protocol, and that protocol would not be bash- or GTK- specific, it'd work for any toolkit and shell combination. A bit like DWDs if you remember those.

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I've made a mock-up to illustrate my ideas about the next-gen terminal experience!

• the pathbar
• username, hostname and git branch displayed in the UI, shrinking the shell prompt back to just a $
• commands as cards
• syntax highlighting, including graying out the output a bit to differentiate it from commands themselves
• autocompletion (displayed in a native widget)
• built-in error handling options
• the time each command took (on the right)

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Given all the progress @jdormit has made with #Pterotype, I'm confident that #WeDistribute will be ready for an official launch "very soon".

There's a bunch of CSS/template stuff that I have to clean up; I want to make my site mobile-friendly and all that. But federation works today, and once Mastodon properly adopts some kind of support for the Article activity, it'll look good on this end.

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@Julianoe Sure! The idea is that your blog posts and comments will be published in the ActivityPub format (the same format that Mastodon, PeerTube, and a bunch of other apps use). This means that people on Mastodon or the other apps will be able to follow your blog and see the posts right in their timelines.

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It's finally here! Version 0.1 of #WriteFreely, the federated, open source version of @write_as 🎉

Get the release for your platform here:

Then head over to our guide to get set up:

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Me and @dimitrisk had been working on stress testing #PlasmaMobile , Some of issues we found are listed on and if needed they are moved to Plasma Mobile phabricator board at

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Toot, toot ... and we're off! Hi Mastodon community. We're so excited there's this open source and decentralised social network to be a part of. It aligns nicely with our values. We believe in having open source alternatives to all the big names out there 😉

#matomo #piwik #freesoftware #opensource #analytics #privacy

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‘WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook

At the end of the day, I sold my company,” Acton says. “I sold my users’ privacy to a larger benefit. I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day.”

Also on our forum:

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Videos subscriptions added! As well as the option to subscribe to new channels!
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The Wordpress plugin for Mastodon Comments work. I adapted the original work of @bjoern

I will be able to release it tomorrow I guess.

- Connect an account
- Choose a selector (default WP id for comments).


#Wordpress #Mastodon #comments

ships WIP support for so you can follow accounts from ( is the client in the image below) like @dansup

@pixelfed I have this strange bug: I tried to register with different email addresses but everytime the error is address being already registered. But trying to recover password it replies that no account exists with that address...?

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I use now #Mastodon to enable comments and to show likes and reshares on my otherwise static webpage. I wrote a small JavaScript and PHP script for it which you can find here: Feel free to reuse it. 🙂 #comments #blog

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IG Import is ready! Now to finish federated following 👌 #pixelfed

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I have been notified by an Admin here that they are getting 60 reports a day about my account. As far as I can tell, I'm not breaking any rules, and I've done my best to be a good person here. But this admin is going to suspend my account.

It's the Admin's instance, so I fully support their choice to eliminate a source of frustration, but something to consider: a person who is doing nothing wrong can be run off one instance by a mob from another instance. That seems ... not cool. 1/x

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@dansup Funfact: this feature was actually introduced by the open source and federated social platform Diaspora, not google.

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