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Literally every one of us who runs our own SMTP servers 5 minutes into looking at ActivityPub: "This looks like email. Don't you think this looks like email? We're going to have email problems on this thing that looks very much like email."

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Kennt sich jemand mit den Anforderungen für Elektrische Anschlüsse bei Serverschränken aus? Einzelnen Schrank mit max 3kW Belastung. #boost wäre nice

Did you know there's a #fediverse server that forbids the use of the letter 'e'?

Well, now you know!

It's really fascinating, and kinda disorienting, or at least something a bit eery, about reading their public timeline for too long…

Them: Faving posts on Mastodon is useless, only the OP sees it.

Me, when a post gets faved: awwww, little internet hug ✨

Kaffeemaschine: "Ich bestelle automatisch Kaffee nach!"

Autoschlüssel: "Per WLAN lade ich die neueste Fahrzeug-Software."

Luftreiniger: "Ich messe 954 Schadstoffe und entferne sie automatisch."

Drucker: "Ich hab Papier verschluckt und du kannst nicht schwarz drucken weil gelb leer ist!" *rülps*

GDPR still applies. If you’re running a decent sized instance, you probably are subject to GDPR, given that either the instance is in the EU or collecting the personal data of EU residents & it’s not just for “purely personal or household activity.” So Art 2c prob does not apply.

Them: "Mastodon is hard to use."
Me: _gets started easily_

Them: "The #fediverse is fragmented - hard to find anyone."
Me: _easily finds many folks here I know or enjoy_

Them: "It's just white male tech nerds"
Me: _discovers fairly robust presence of non-white, non-male folks_

Them: "It's set up so it's antiviral"
Me: _sees more interest in my thoughts here than ever on the birdsite_

Them: "Local servers are like isolated islands."
Me: _finds a canoe to explore archipelago_

To all mastodon admins:

Hi! I’m Evan Phoenix, the primary author of puma, the ruby webserver that powers mastodon!

Please reply or DM me if you need tuning help! I’ve got no officiation with the mastodon, just want to see you succeed!

(Quick Tip: set WEB_CONCURRENCY to core count * 1.5 and then tune MAX_THREADS. High thread values will see diminishing returns!)


Australian exchange pauses project to move stocks to blockchain
Distributed ledger design slowed transactions, smart contracts were not so smart

Twitter users are all like “I don’t know if I can trust a bunch of career sysadmins and network engineers to run their own Mastodon instances” — meanwhile Elon is just running around the Twitter data center going “what’s this button do?”

Important read. Especially for those developing #FLOSS #opensource #software and for those working in #EU #techpolicy.

@nlnetlabs posted a thorough article on the possible negative side-effects of the proposed Cyber Resilience Act for opensource development.

It's important to have a closer look at it.

Read it here:

Please boost this toot to make others aware of the issues at hand.

#cyberlaw #EULaw #EUpolicy #technology #law #CyberResilienceAct

If the #Fediverse is going to show itself friendly to marginalized voices then it needs effort put in. I can’t in good conscience tell folks join #mastodon knowing they can land on problematic servers & be walled off. The feat of walling off has a purpose but it can also stifle community/discovery. I’m trying to brainstorm how to use this key fediverse tool while still allowing for communication/community building & providing safety for those doing the work. Basically building a neighborhood.

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