Upcoming Instagram changes warn users to accept activity tracking to "Help keep Instagram free of charge" 🙄 #deleteInstagram
PeerTube v3.1 is out!
Better transcoding features, more pleasant interfaces, possibility to easily subscribe to a remote account and... so many great features!
If you have a github account and you're interested in #foss, #activitypub, and #federation, could you be a dear and go star/fave my fediverse server project, #gotosocial? The link is here: https://github.com/gotosocial/gotosocial
Normally I don't give a shit about faves and boosts and all that crap, but this project is important to me and I'm looking to set up some kind of Github sponsor thing for it, so stars on the project would be really really appreciated and help visibility!
Boosts welcome. Thank you! ❤️
Recent developments, everywhere is dealt with and okay 👍
As you may or may not know, Tusky was temporarily removed from the Google Play store, and it has since been reinstated.
We will always appeal against any removals that we see as incorrect, or fix something that we view as fixable. If for some reason the app can't stay on the Play Store we won't stop the development just because of it, we'll find other ways to reach you.
Thank you for reaching out while that whole mess was going on. 🙏
In case you missed it, Google Play recently removed the @Tusky Mastodon app without proper explanation.
Tusky is one of the best Android Mastodon apps, with nothing controversial in it at all. It's quite disturbing that Google can and does act like this.
An alternative and much better way of getting Tusky onto your Android device is by using the independent FOSS app store @fdroidorg
You can find instructions for installing F-Droid here: https://switching.software/replace/google-play/
If you self host #mastodon and other activitypub instances such as #pixelfed inside the same private network and use a split DNS, know that mastodon will automatically reject remote hosts if they resolve to a private IP address. Therefore you need your internal DNS records to point to your external public IP, or else you won't be able to cross-follow between your different platforms/instances. I'm going to go glue my hair back on now...
@dansup #pixelfed Just spent the better part of an evening and day trying to deploy pixelfed on docker behind NGINX. First as PHP-FPM then with the apache image. In all scenarios the desktop web page was broken, no matter what config, except when bypassing NGINX and going straight HTTP. Then discovered it loaded fine on mobile. THEN found out the problem all along was Brave browser's "shields".
/INTERNAL SCREAMING. 🤯 (and possibly some /external screaming).
Telegram is down again but @matrix works, you know why? Because on Matrix we don't rely on one server. Matrix is decentralized and federated so even if one instance goes down, only few users will be affected, not all of Matrix users.
During the pandemic, I started to become more interested in online privacy (that was previously limited to using vpn, firefox and adblocker). As I learned and got amazed about all the wonderfull FOSS alternatives out there, I made my internet browing more secure and anonymous, and after some months, I managed to switch from gmail to tutanota, google docs to cryptpad, youtube to freetube, play store to F-droid and Aurora store... I now managed to delete my FB and Google account! It feels so liberating! Big shout out to all those working tirelessly to provide alternatives to damaging, unethical and creepy surveillance capitalist companies!
PS: I am still dependent on FB and Google bcuz of WhatsApp (some people don't want to switch to Signal) and Google Play Services on android...For now...
NeoChat, KDE's native Matrix chat client, is out and comes with a new login page that detects the server configuration from your ID, stickers, message editing, and much more. Check out all that's new at https://carlschwan.eu/2021/02/23/neochat-1.1/