Recently I started working on a project named TwitterPub. The goal of the project was to allow you to follow and interact with Twitter accounts over Mastodon and other ActivityPub software. It's still very much a work in progress and doesn't completely work yet. This blog post is to summarize what I learned as well … Continue reading How I created TwitterPub and why you should use it
One of my goals in 2020 is to read more books (I read a large amount of blog articles and wikis every day by no means have I skipped reading after I graduated high school). I looked at Amazon's new Kindles and decided to order one. I have not used e-readers in a very long … Continue reading My thoughts on Amazon Device Financing
Using a .US domain name for your website is a good way to show you live in the United States Of America 🇺🇸. Before choosing to use the .US extension you should read this post. There are a few unintended consequences that could creep up if you are not prepared. This blog post seeks to … Continue reading Things to consider before registering a .US domain and why I switched to a .ME domain
I opened up the popular website load testing service WebPageTest.org today and saw a banner which said they deleted their database accidentally. I found this to be surprising as they are a fairly popular website among web developers with commercial backing. I would expect there to be at least somewhat regular backups in place. Their … Continue reading WebPageTest.org deleted their API Keys Database 😱
This post is in response to the GitHub Issue "Quote Toots #12753" (Archived Page). I opened this issue a while ago requesting that Mastodon add an easier way to quote users than linking to their post. This sparked users concerns including online harassment and their right to delete what they say on the public internet. … Continue reading Should you be able to delete quotes of yourself online?
Wasabi is a cost effective alternative to Amazon S3. With it you can use existing tools built for Amazon S3 at low cost. Wasabi is great for instance owners like me who don't have a small fortune to spent on cloud services. This blog post discusses the configuration I used for LGBTQIA.is using Mastodon v3.0.1 … Continue reading How to use Wasabi Object Storage with Mastodon’s Amazon S3 Adapter
Recently I've begun administering two ActivityPub powered websites: LGBTQIA.is (a Mastodon instance) and Suspended.club (a Pleroma instance). Each software has its pros and cons, in this post I write my thoughts on them. Community Goals The goal of LGBTQIA.is is to create a safe space style community. Mastodon provides the tools to make it happen … Continue reading My thoughts on Mastodon and Pleroma