Welcome to the premier instance for world domination, @foobarbaz! I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to ping/DM me with any comments or questions.
~caff has updated their #SOTD: dronehands - The Horn of Jericho (featuring deadmau5) < https://dronehands.bandcamp.com/track/the-horn-of-jericho-featuring-deadmau5 >
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
You could have someone who is a bona fide time traveler come back and tell me every detail about this headline, and I still would think they were pranking me.
"‘Make better choices’: Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop"
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
Other ActivityPub services like Pleroma already support much higher character limits, and have them configurable. The reasoning given for denying that was because of Mastodon's UI... But Mastodon isn't ActivityPub. Mastodon isn't the Fediverse. It's a big part, but a Mastodon monoculture should absolutely not be the default. The UI already will _have_ to handle longer posts.
I considered trying to add an FTP upload option for paperclip, so media files could be uploaded to a separate server that doesn't support s3 protocols, but it was quickly shut down as too narrow. Now, that I can understand, but it seems to be applied even to tweaks and config that are commonly wanted and used by instances, such as a configurable character limit.
I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of how Gargron handles development of Masto. Many changes are denied without opportunity for discussion, instead suggesting instance owners hack the functionality in themselves. It's usually pretty easy to do so, but I believe configuration over hacking should be the goal.
Instance owner of takeoverthe.world | he / him | programmer | caffeine addict.
90% Cool people, 10% world domination. Be excellent to each other, with a hint of taking over the world.