I finally got into SSH X forwarding as an alternative to remote desktopping, and wow it is so magic.
Just open windows from other computers, and even open other programs from the remote machine (e.g. opening an image viewer from a file explorer). Now I feel somewhat embarassed to only get into it now since it's one of those features that's always been there.
This answer helped me get going:
ah one more, one appetito
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.
I wish more lefties would internalize that hypocrisy is not a meaningful accusation to the right. Of course they're being hypocrites. That you are bound - by rules, standards, logic, human decency, some sort of fundamental moral consistency, anything at all - and they are not? That's their conception of what power is, and why they seek it. So they can exercise power, without constraint, and you cannot. That's the whole point.
Hypocrisy is the virtue-signaling of fascism.
Quick, incomplete list of privacy-oriented European public #DNS resolvers with a free plan:
🇩🇪 https://dns.sb (open source)
All taken from this precious list: https://european-alternatives.eu/category/public-dns
This toot is just meant for my own quick reference when trying DNS providers -- check the list above for more alternatives, IPv6 addresses and more services that provide DNS-over-TLS or DNS-over-HTTPS!
I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.
Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.
Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮
Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.
But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!
Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse
(whispers) Click on the link...
Aymerick Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing', "Seven Theses on the #Fediverse and the Becoming of FLOSS" [pdf]:
A friend told me that one should have multiple accounts for a proper Mastodon experience.
That seems to make sense. Having another account for tooting in other languages, focus on specific subjects or present multiple personas.
But it sounds a bit difficult to handle many accounts and multiple timelines/instances -- I'm reminded of the mess that is Tweetdeck. How do you manage this, fediverse? Multiple tabs, one for each instance account? (and what if you have more than one account in an instance?) Special tools or hacks?
I never did an #introduction so I'll join the fun:
I live in Porto and have a background in design. With @aiscarvalho I dedicate most of my existence exploring the ways that we make computers do what we want, and how we can make them output pretty and/or thoughtful things. I did a lot of teaching in formal and informal contexts (and miss it much). Digital rights activism is another focus of mine, and I recently got into livecoding dance music.
(links are in my bio!)
i design and i hack and i teach and i write and i play, not necessarily in that order
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.