Musings by @rg

A place to jot down ideas, notes, pointers.


The Various Use Cases for Delete/Redraft :

Mastodon's Delete/Redraft is a nice and simple tool that can be used for various reasons.

The simplest is when you realize there's some small typo, or the wrong image was attached to a post, maybe. With Delete/Redraft, a quick fix is possible without having to re-enter the text, or to copy it to Clipboard, before using a Delete, then a full new post (or new reply to whichever post it related to, if that was the case).

I find this to be one of the RARE cases when Mastodon offers me more functionality than my Pleroma account — where Delete/Redraft is NOT available (more on this later in the article).

So let's see how we can use this feature in more elaborate ways?

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“Take your information and do what you want with it.”

That suggestive text sounds like Freedom of movement is granted and important, doesn't it? That is directly copied from Documents at JoinMastodon.org.

The truth is less rosy though. There are easy and reliable ways to :

  • Export the list of people you Follow.
  • Export lists of people you Mute (hiding their posts from your view)
  • Export lists of people and instances you Blocked (barring their content reaching you).
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I was pleasantly surprised by the interest generated by my Discover Pleroma. An alternative to Mastodon page. Various people contacted me, interested in trying out Pleroma, and asking for some recommended instances.

So this page is intended to provide :

  • some thoughts on why it is important, which instance you are in.
  • general tips on looking up information for any Pleroma instance.

These topics were covered in more detail in Pleroma – Finding the Good Instances, part 1. Additionally, a couple of instances were selected.

Here on part 2, we touch briefly on the selection criteria; and provide a list of recommended Pleroma instances for your consideration.

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Surprises on Fediverse always.

Like, this morning when I start visiting the various instances where I have accounts, friends, a presence.

I switch on my Pinafore client, which is really useful for someone like me. Easy to connect, one click instant switching.

Except, it shows 'Internet Request Failed – Showing offline content' when Todon.NL is the selected instance. A sign something is wrong, like the Net connection at our end being down, or even a remote server being offline for maintenance or other reason.

Sadly, this is not the case here, as @admin@todon.nl has decided that I don't deserve to have the @rgx@todon.nl account which I had for 6 months at least — without any incidents, warnings, reported posts or anything else like it.

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As Requested; Some Instances and Searching Suggestions

I was pleasantly surprised by the interest generated by my Discover Pleroma. An alternative to Mastodon page. Various people contacted me, interested in trying out Pleroma, and asking for some recommended instances.

So this page is intended to provide :

  • some thoughts on why it is important, which instance you are in.
  • general tips on looking up information for any Pleroma node you might be considering.
  • and a small, selected list of Pleroma instances for your consideration.

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Z(1) = Y + W(1)

A #Fortran Statement in this #Vintage #computing input device.

The famous “punched cards”, which each cold hold 80 characters or one line of programming instructions or data for processing.

I learned this language, and created my assignments in decks of those cards.

Back in November, when I was starting in mastodon, we had a delightful thread about it, which included this image. @k11m1 — see it here

#QotoJournal #History #Technology #Programming

May 17, 2020, 8:32 PM

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Intro

To love is sometimes to let go, respect someone's need to be out and observe, marvel at so much the world has to offer. Sometimes people have a hard time accepting that, while part of a community, or in a closer relationship with someone, all humans have curiosity and it's rich to see and let it blossom.

I offer this post to my friend Coralie, we met very recently, and yet she has such a sensibility, that it saw deeply into my heart and soul.

Yesterday she surprised me, messaging privately and offering a comment that delighted me — that she could perceive my inner nature so clearly.

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Pleroma, have you met ?

I have a lot of curiosity for the different places and software we encounter on the Fediverse, if we are open minded and like to travel and see places.

I love Travel in the physical world, and similarly, am enchanted by travel in cyberspace, through the many corners and alleys, express lanes and boulevards, parks, of the Fediverse.

There are some ugly areas, which I carefully investigated, months ago; a quick look from the shadows, incognito, and it was clear it wasn't a good place, so I left never to return.

Now some of those corners are changing, still there but moved to new communication protocols — we don't see their posts anymore.

Mastodon is not all there is, not even close. It is the largest part of the Fediverse, in terms of instances (servers) and registered users.

But there's more and that is a good thing.

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We are always looking for Talent.

A transcription of a Long Form Toot earlier this morning, fully composed on the fly, in my toot Editor at my main Mastodon instance.

Very lightly edited for Blog publishing, adding links and references only, content was ready. The views in the post are my own, but I believe they reflect the values which make our instance a vibrant and pleasant place to be in.

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Furry Friday and Caturdays are great

And it's #FurryFriday but also #FF or #FollowFriday ... In fact, I am late in posting this, a pretty Blog version of my original Discourse Forum post. And now it's #Caturday even

So I thought — why not post a neat Referral to our feline loving Fediverse accounts that are present in these hash tags ?

#cats #mastocats #catsofMastodon #meow #Kittens

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