Kicking the tires on a private Mastodon instance. If the point is federation then... let's federate?
Brexit people’s march, politics Show more
A majority wouldn’t have voted to leave if they’d seen this disaster.
The Tories have taken an ill-conceived, illegally-campaigned advisory referendum result and turned it into something not even the majority of MPs believe in, a vile attempt to satisfy a handful of xenophobes and racists in their party and support base and thus maintain power. It’s repulsive.
We are fucked.
RT @Reuters@twitter.com Blockchain may resolve Irish border Brexit problem: Hammond https://reut.rs/2NgPd14
A distinct circle of hell is reserved for people who sit in shared offices talking louding into their phones.
A fiery pit within that circle is reserved for the subset who do it on speakerphone.
Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:
What’s wrong with Twitter?
What is Mastodon and why should I use it?
Fediverse drama Show more
Regardless of whether or not the complaints regarding Wil Wheaton are justified, it seems like Mastodon/the Fediverse has a ways to go if the best resolution for either party is the other totally leaving the network.
Next week is a big week cos our MPs return to Parliament after their hols. It's a great chance to be visible.
This is an insane wish... but I'd love to see 100 people join our little sit-out on Weds 5th. Bring a picnic rug and snacks?
Some of the alternative interfaces for #Mastodon are pretty interesting. Check out these two:
If you're not enjoying the default site, maybe one of those will fit you better!
What makes #Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service run by a corporation—it’s simply open source software using open protocols that anyone can install on their own server. Just like email isn’t owned by any one company, federated social networks allow online messaging and following/follower relationships using the beauty and power of the open web.
I talk about all this and much more in the Mastodon special of the my podcast! Listen here:
Today I found out you can capture DOM elements as a screenshot in Safari’s Developer Tools.
If you have #ruby friends who aren't on Mastodon yet, send them this link to encourage them to join ruby.social: https://twitter.com/joshuap/status/1032314417185280002
I've been working with Ruby (and Rails) for almost 14 years. A few old folks might remember me from http://www.robbyonrails.com/ (and some know me from creating @ohmyzsh).
During the week, I run Planet Argon... we help companies who have already made a deep investment into Ruby on Rails with ongoing support/upgrades/maintenance. https://www.planetargon.com/
p.s. you may have seen this photo I took, too. (Canada on Rails, April 2006)
I don't know what to do about Brexit, so for the 2nd time I'm going to peacefully sit out to spread the message that Brexit doesn't add up:
👉 Parliament Sq, this Wednesday (Aug 22nd), 6.30pm-8pm
Come join me. I'll be planning how to get the word out, and here's why:
Ok, maybe I spoke too soon. Turns out if you haven't got your mail domains set up a day in advance _and_ make the account private, notifications break. Still, at least I can poke into the console to see that it's happening...
Well, that was easier than I thought.
Private instance for me & my bots