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To be clear: I reserve exactly the same amount of tooth & claw for left-wing authoritarians as I do for right-wing authoritarians.

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Just a reminder: I'm working on a new web frontend for #fediverse platforms using the Mastodon API. The intention is to make it look like #Diaspora.

I'm kind of a noob at this sort of thing. If you know Vue and are interested in building this thing together, let me know!

https://git.feneas.org/deadsuperhero/sporadic
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https://pleroma.social/

pleroma homepage/blog now has better link previews and dark mode if your browser theme is set to dark

we modern web now (but with no js on the homepage/blog)
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that bernie meme really went from 0 to covfefe in less than 5 days

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@deutrino @snikket_im Yes, that's basically it. I do need to write up a decent tech overview. You may get a good idea of what's going on here: snikket.org/about/goals/

The idea is to not dump a protocol on people, but a polished "product" (quotes because it's fully FOSS) that implements the protocol.

So right now it's a server (based on preconfigured Prosody, coturn for A/V calls, etc.) and Android app (Conversations), soon iOS app (Siskin).

The important part is that we dev/test them as a unified system.

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just. pass. the checks. first.

unbelievable.

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Dems Urged Not to ‘Waste a Second’ Negotiating as GOP Shrinks From COVID Relief

[T]he left fear that moderate Democrats may be tempted to compromise at the expense of progressive causes they’ve championed for years.

“The Senate’s 60-vote threshold to pass major legislation has become an excuse for inaction,” [Sen. Bernie] Sanders wrote in [an op-ed] explaining the budget reconciliation method. “We have the tools to overcome these procedural hurdles.”

thedailybeast.com/dems-urged-n

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I guess I'm doing that "evaluate the state of decentralized messaging platforms" thing again.

with more research into XMPP + OMEMO, I hear of similar usability & stability problems as with Matrix/Element. I'm also aware that fragmentation is a problem with .

does anyone have knowledge, or links to knowledge, to answer this question: assuming I and close contacts all install the least-worst clients, **what is the least-worst server+plugins stack** in terms of reliability/usability?

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@deutrino Sadly, I don't think there are any non-crappy communications platforms. I've been perpetually frustrated with just about everything out there.

I've never before in my life seen interest this high among normies in messaging & social media that's not dependent on Big Tech.

honestly kinda wish a Failbook-like UI to the Activitypub fediverse was available & mature... Diaspora is a dead end, and a lot of these people seem pretty unlikely to enjoy a Twitter-like experience.

I got so fed up with the 'which messaging platform' question last time that I successfully coaxed 95% of my contacts onto Signal.

back then I also figured out which XMPP+OMEMO clients I'd use on mobile & desktop. so now I just need to figure out which server to use they don't work shittily.

this could run on my own infra, or I could just pick a well-run & stable public server if those exist.

then: publish my deets, see if I agglomerate contacts over the next 3 years or so, and re-evaluate :P

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@striker XMPP is so self-hostable I'm pretty sure I haven't administrated my server beyond updates and enabling some plugins in years. (I'm using prosody)

And matrix barely has actually usable clients outside of Elements and maybe some mobile thing.

I'm simply never going to run a chat server that takes gigs of ram just to exist before doing anything, while not guaranteeing end-to-end encryption, and I'm not sorry for saying it. The devs can iterate for a few more releases and I'll give it a look later.

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12/ I am aware of all of the very legitimate criticisms of #Signal. They are real and they are why I am excited that there are so many alternatives with promise, some of which I use actively. Let us technical people use, debug, contribute, and evangelize the alternatives.

And while we're doing that, tell Grandma to contact us on Signal.

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3/ I am a huge fan of #Matrix/#Element and even run my own instance. It has huge promise. But it is Not. There. Yet. Some reasons:

#Synapse, the only currently viable Matrix server, is not ready. My Matrix instance hosts ONE person, me. Synapse uses many GB of RAM and 10+GB of disk space, with little tuning for either. It's caused OOMs more than once. And this is AFTER extensive tuning. It cannot be hosted on a Raspberry Pi or even one of the cheaper VPSs.

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Oh, wow. There's a pretty explicit eel preparation scene around the 11 minute mark in season 2 ep 3. May be difficult for sensitive viewers. And kinda unexpected for #YuruCamp

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https://pleroma.social/

we updated the pleroma home page to be much more useful for new people and to have a more consistent style with the rest of the site, check it out
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imagine being so popular that on *someone else's* inauguration day, you were the main event, even tho you didn't do anything but sit quietly.

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If anyone knows about PNGs in Firefox vs Chrome, please look at this or boost.

superuser.com/questions/162004

I can't believe I've fallen this deep into color hell 🤦‍♂️

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