Trying out the Colemak keyboard layout. Seems neat but wow has my mental workload while typing increased! 😮
Oh hey, this is a much better having the columns grow to the window size!
Great words to live by when dealing with strangers: Trust, but verify.
If you'd like to set up your own Mastodon instance, I created a basic guide. It runs you through Let's Encrypt and nginx settings so you'll have A+ SSL and IPv6 too (for instances.mastodon.xyz):
If all the Japanese folk on the timeline bother you, think how they must feel
1) The term for mastodon users.
Mastodoners? Mastodoneers? Tooters? Tuskies?
2) The term 'herd' instead of 'instance'?
So the idea with the Federation is there can be many communities with their own rules/main topics right?
If I'm interested in many things, let's say Red and Purple. Do I join both the Red and Purple mastodon instances (ie 2 accounts now)? Or do I join one and then use the federated timeline to see the other?
I've seen some great write-ups to explain Mastodon but this info would be useful for any non-technical person.
Hey I wrote an article about this whole Mastodon thing http://www.stjanemedia.co/jjs-desk/2017/4/8/mastodon-lets-you-run-your-own-twitter-or-join-theirs
actually why are Mastodon instances not called herds
Just published a blog post on a handy script I wrote to help create fairly safe/easy to use SSH keys.
Wish there was a way to change usernames (Have wrong name on mastodon.social) oh well.
Federation and spreading out users a lot is going to be a hurdle for people I think, hope we can all get used to the idea of how it works.
Hope that mastodon can be a place for friendly conversation and getting some news.