just the other day i remembered we couldn't upload audio here and wished we could, cuz sharing music's fun. glad it's finally comin!

Then again, Micro.blog has a shitty interface for screen reader access. Sorry Manton, but it's true.

I need to be more active up here; It's always the battle for posting between here and Micro.blog, though, when I'm not on my own site. I only post directly on the if it's a mention to somebody.

Just to let @jdormit know, I think the latest version of Pterotype is giving the opposite issue from what I had before; people can now follow @blog, however, there are no posts there according to Mastodon. I can't get back into Pleroma to check there, so not sure whether this is a Mastodon isolated issue.

like, seriously, packaging Pleroma and then enabling MRF on a whitelist basis is a complete deviation from the default experience and it is not acceptable to refer to such a packaging as Pleroma. so, please do not do this, even if you believe it is necessary.

that decision needs to be made by the Pleroma development community as a whole: if you want the defaults changed, including to a whitelist basis, please open a bug and we can discuss it. but don't just change it in your packaging.

we want to make sure that the default experience is consistent across all platforms where Pleroma is made available.

Has anyone from the gotten OwnYourSwarm to show the number of coins on a configured site? I get all of my webmentions except for those. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Thanks.

Happy Wednesday, everyone. seemingly some of my comments up here ended up back on the ; I don't have this linked to anything up there, so, not sure how. Other than work, have to wait till I get home to finish up testing; my workplace has all of a sudden started blocking the community CPanel server for our group. Not sure whyl.

RT @jenheemstra@twitter.com
A PhD is a certification that you have gained the knowledge and skill set needed to be successful in one of many sets of career options. It is not a status symbol. It does not make you better than anyone else.

okay, going to do a stream in a bit. i guess. idk. it's going to involve D-BUS, so that should be "fun"

after all, with all of the decentralization, how is each server going to find that email address? They won't. Why more companies need to start hosting their communities up here; still see benefits for , , and other tech companies. even in there, too. Not entirely sure why, but it's there. If that were the case, I'd not be locked of my Dell community account right now.

Yet another thing that makes Mastodon superior to Twitter; I have three Twitter accounts. Each account requires a separate email address, and one of them is stuck on my Gmail account, which I check the least, not at all, actually. With , I can simply use the same email address for all of my accounts.

Just a quick question for either @freemo or @ardeteco. I think this instance needs to be upgraded ... perhaps? I see that the latest version is 2.8.0 ... Am I looking at the wrong thing?

Pact Commander: hey everyone let's fuck up this tree


It is true that there are pure and beautiful things on this planet, but those that are dark and repulsive far outnumber them.

sweet - 30some gb transferred for /public/system and now just resetting permissions and owner on it after the rsync and i should be able to switch over the instance to it's new server

not that anyone uses it anymore but at least it's there and reliable if i decided to open registrations or whatever again

Whoops. Remember when I mentioned changing my Mastodon endpoint for blog content? Yeah, I did. Try blog@cambridgeport90.net to follow if interested. I post lots of random stuff up there.

Yeah, I know. My Fediverse presence is currently broken. Think I’ll try instead. After that, my new blog account on the Fediverse will be blog@cambridgeport90.net … unless I feel like customizing it, which I just might; maybe on a whim. cambridgeport90.net/tag/pterot

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***