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Question for the #Fediverse. Is it possible to create a list of servers that are committed to community building with marginalized voices and willing to create guard rails to provide safety for those voices while not attempting to control or police how these voices express concerns/issues/etc. I know some servers will block these convos but many won’t. Can we list places folks can land to be able to make sure community can be built?

🎉 #Mastodon 4.0 is out now! This server software update includes a ton of improvements, like following hashtags, translating posts, editing, an improved filtering system, customizable user roles for administration, but also some important security fixes.

Check out the full changelog:

Haha ex-Twitter employees have created their own Mastodon instance 😅

"This server is intended for current and previous twitter employees and their friends/family. We filter signups to try keep the server focused for community reasons." -

Welcome to the Fediverse! :)


Any technology that has stood the test of time and still has a community behind it has sound reasons why that is. Jakarta Faces (JSF) is no different and still my favorite way to write web UIs. In this blog entry, Ralph Sioka makes his own case for Faces.

The Open Liberty continues to make solid progress on delivering Jakarta EE 10 and MicroProfile 6 features. This blog entry details the features added including code examples.

glaub es braucht noch höchstens so 1-2 neue Streamingdienste und dann ist es wieder günstiger, wenn man sich jeden Film den man schauen will einfach auf DVD kauft

#Ansible Lovers in and around Zurich don't miss the 11th Ansible Zurich Meetup on Nov 29! Location hosted by and Please RSVP soon & spread the word!
#ansible #meetup #zurich #automation

“I deleted my gmail account, I’m trying this new thing called email. It’s like gmail but federated.” #quote

(Originally on Twitter: [Tue Mar 12 07:31:45 +0000 2019](

Elon (51) starts a new life as plumber after terrible investment mistake.

I love watching all these Mastodon instances come online because I am realizing that there are literally thousands of CEO/Admins in the world who know how to operate a social media service better than Elon.

"Informatiker sind Täter", Drogen, Sex 

Grad den uralten Leserbrief "Informatiker sind Täter" wiedergefunden... Lässt mich immer noch schmunzeln. Was wohl aus Karl Notter in Wallisellen geworden ist?

Risks to Mastodon with increasing popularity 

Interesting comment on Hackernews regarding a possible scenario/long term risk should Mastodon threaten the corporate sphere of social media.

"Rename CW to Content Notice" github issue: A summary 

In the spec, I have been told, the CW field is actually a topic or subject field that Mastodon re-purposed in a mild violation of the standard for CW.

With CWs being ubiquitous and my personal situation, I have been experimenting with going into the other extreme to prevent underuse, and thus I am using the topic line the way it was originally specified: I use it as a USENET subject line.

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"Rename CW to Content Notice" github issue: A summary 

a drop-down with more or less fixed suggestion is a low effort and low cognitive load thing that covers the most controversial cases.

It would also perhaps lower the overall number of CW usages, which for the current UX/UI of Mastodon would be useful. At the moment CW is used so often that the only useful way to use the twitterlike scrolling interface is with "always show all messages".

Most CW'ed things are... random.

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morgens irgendwas aus Hafer essen und dann hoffen dass ich tagsüber genug Auslauf bekomme, damit ich abends halbwegs schlafen kann, als Millenial mit Bürojob bin ich kaum von einem Pferd zu unterscheiden

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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