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Personal growth is hard when you leave no room (time) for it.


Any #Fedi friends want to do a #motorcycle tour to Moab or Capitol Reef this Summer? :3

#Fediverse #Mastodon

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Storing and serving video is expensive, I hope that won't be a problem



When people talk about using #Mastodon versus #Twitter, but you're on the #Fediverse via software other than Mastodon.


What if centralized social networks are the urban part of the "social network landscape" and decentralized social networks are the rural part of it?

#Fediverse #Mastodon

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Irrespective of #PHP, I still prefer the #Friendica interface over the #Mastodon one. #Fediverse

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I still think the UI of #Friendica is more my style than that of #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #MissKey, or any of their forks. #Fediverse

(Posting from Friendica here.)

in reply to El Cucuy

I honestly don't remember. When the Diaspora instances I was on went down, I went with Friendica because it can communicate with all sorts of servers including Diaspora.


Let's not forget where we came from.

We Distribute, Part I: The Road to Federation by @Sean Tilley


In the beginning, there was Laconica, which later became known as StatusNet. A massive amount of the work that went into this is due to Evan Prodromou ( @Evan Prodromou ) , who is now spearheading an effort to standardize work on a communication protocol with the W3C Social Working Group.

As a networking project, it was the first public implementation of the communication protocol known as OpenMicroBlogging, which later evolved into the OStatus protocol. These technologies provided a significant building block for future federated networking projects to study and reference.

In terms of how StatusNet was used, it resembled an early version of Twitter, with the added benefit of group functionality. What made it unique is that users on one Laconica server could communicate with users on completely different servers.

#Fediverse #Mastodon #GNUSocial #Pleroma #MissKey #ActivityPub #OStatus


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Is there a guide on how to defederate Meta's #Threads servers? #Fediverse #Mastodon

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Has anyone tried to run #GNUSocial in #Docker recently? I followed these steps, by the way.

Aside from an error complaining that vendor/autoload.php is missing, I was getting this logging constantly when running `docker compose up`:

gnu-social-worker-1   | Fatal error: Uncaught LogicException: You need to add "symfony/framework-bundle" as a Composer dependency. in /var/www/social/bin/console:18
gnu-social-worker-1   | Stack trace:
gnu-social-worker-1   | #0 {main}
gnu-social-worker-1   |   thrown in /var/www/social/bin/console on line 18

#Fediverse #Mastodon
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Hmm, you didn't make any changes after running bin/configure? Nothing looks immediately off, was "symfony/framework-bundle" already in composer.json or did you add it?


in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I'd love to do some traveling, but I need a bigger motorcycle first. I don't think that Grom will cut it. 😂
in reply to Dave Heinemann 🇦🇺

You'd be surprised. There are folks who do long-distance touring on mopeds (distinct from scooters). (Photo source)
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

It's definitely doable, but I think I need something a bit more practical to preserve my sanity.

Either that, or I need to do a better job of finding good back roads. 🤔 Australian highways have low speed limits and few people speed, but the Grom still ends up holding up traffic if people can't safely overtake.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I’m planning cross Canada from Ottawa to Tuktoyaktuk in the Summer on my Zero DSR/X. Will be Spotwalla-ing if you want to join in on the odd day ;-) biggest problem is charging up there, but I got my solar panels ready and tested… electric #motorcycle touring is different (sort of slower) but a very fine way to see places.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I managed to grab a spot in the @ivory TestFlight and I've really been enjoying it. It has a high degree of customization, supports drafts, and makes it easy to switch between Home, Local, and Federated.

Search doesn't work for some reason, nor does it let you create hashtag-related feeds like you can with the Mastodon advanced web client, but maybe those will come with time.

I believe Ivory is being prepared to launch on the App Store. Looks like pricing might be $2.49/mo or $15/yr. I'm wondering if I enjoy Mastodon enough to invest in a client like Ivory, but if I find I do then I'd probably subscribe to it.

There's also @mammoth that I've heard great things about, but the TestFlight has remained full so I've yet to actually use it.

I think in terms of polish these two have some of the strongest pedigrees, being developed by teams with track records of making polished apps.



I'm honestly enjoying the #Friendica UX a whole lot more than the "birdsite" knockoff UX of a lot of other #Fediverse implementations. (Screenshotted post)

At least #GNUSocial provides something like this as well. #Mastodon #Pleroma #MissKey





Every post has a story to it. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. #Fediverse #Mastodon


> Joining a big instance.
> Not joining a small instance or starting your own.

#Fediverse #Mastodon


The feeling I get about the current state of the #Fediverse reminds me of the frenzied early days of Google+. #Mastodon

(Note: I've been on the Fediverse for over a decade and it's never been quite like this.)


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#Mastodon users should take a look at #Diaspora and #Friendica. They provide #Fediverse organization more akin to Facebook than Twitter.

Friendica is also compatible with ActivityPub implementations like Mastodon. I'm actually using Friendica here, for example.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Fun fact: #Friendica has actually been around on the #Fediverse longer than #Mastodon by several years. It was originally called "Mistpark" when it was first released back in 2010.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

My current rides, I have been riding 50+ years, on & off road.


I'm not #newhere. I created my first #Fediverse account back in 2010 and have had a presence here for most of the years since then. #introduction​

So many friends and servers have come and gone. I miss them. :'( #Mastodon​

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

I'll have to spin this up and see how easy it is. Looks relatively easy (docker and ansible). Thanks for the share.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

@Neil E. Hodges No recommendations as I haven't used them, and probably you know about them already, but just to make sure:

In addition to WriteFreely there's also #Plume, WordPress with the ActivityPub plugin and WordPress with the #Pterotype plugin.

Maybe someone else can comment on how useful and usable each of these are.


I wish we had a #Fediverse server or frontend that displayed things like old-school Web forums/BBSes. That's much more comfy to me than these Twitter-style and Facebook-style timelines. #Mastodon #Pleroma #MissKey #Friendica #Diaspora
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

100% agreed. Scrolling through a timeline that can only fit 3-4 posts on a page is nowhere near as efficient as looking at list of a couple dozen subjects.

Unfortunately, it requires posts to have a subject line, which requires a schema change, or it requires people to write their first sentence line a subject line, which requires a people change.


I kind of like the way posts are organized on #Friendica and #Diaspora more than how they're organized on #Mastodon, #Pleroma, #Misskey, and so on. #Fediverse