@andreas That's awesome to hear! Really glad you're enjoying it 😊

@andreas We'll definitely address comments in the future -- I just want to do it right, and not simply copy the same old comments as anywhere else.

For now, there's a new funky workaround with this "mention" functionality. You can basically mention your Mastodon account, for example, to send replies over there and keep the conversation going. For example, see near the end of my last post: write.as/matt/our-activitypub-

v0.12 is just about ready! This upcoming version includes mentions, OAuth support, and plenty of small improvements.

For anyone interested in helping us test out this new version, we've just put out a release candidate for you to try today, and would love your feedback!


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@sl007 Really nice, I'll share that around. Nothing comes to mind as far as feedback, but I'll definitely let you know if I think of anything

@gytis Yep -- just left it off for now since I'm unsure if we'll do SnapFreely first, or if photos will become a part of WriteFreely first.

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Bandcamp will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow to support artists, during which they're waiving their side of the revenue share.


If you've been thinking about getting some new #music, or supporting an independent artist, that would be a great time to do it.

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I'm in San Antonio this week for ! Come stop by the @write_as table if you're at the bookfair, or let me know if you're in the area and want to grab some coffee.

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Personal perspective, again and again: We need *human* technology, not *corporate* technology. But human technology can't be about things such as "privacy is more important than convenience". Human technology *has* to consider usability, accessibility, availability, ease of use, reliability, stability first-class citizens above everything else and not just as something devalued to be a matter of "laziness" or "convenience". It needs to be technology for *humans*, not *techies. 😐

Not sure if / when we'll merge this. While I'm a fan of new functionality like this that doesn't add complexity for the end user, it does complicate things for admins, with another configuration value and additional setup needed to run in production.

What does everyone think?

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On a long train ride, from DC to San Antonio. Apparently I'm in the mood to code for fun this week, because I just added Gopher support in : writefreely.org/pull/273

@sirspiff @SystemWordFact Nice, I didn't know about that! I actually went with a static site generator :)

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I will be starting the upgrade to v3.1.2 for all Mastodon servers hosted on Masto.host

There will be an under 30 seconds downtime during upgrade.

v3.1.2 brings some fixes and a security patch, you can read the release here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Any issues or questions please let me know.

@SystemWordFact Hah I guess I was thinking more CD mixtape than cassette mixtape 😄

But that could be an interesting option! I'm already headed down the road of creating a small program to generate this for me.

Steps 1-3 complete. I held off on code as long as possible. I'm now writing a basic static site generator for this mixtape 😄

Also a blog post is expected.

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