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I compared the landing pages of Mastodon, Pleroma and Misskey because I was curious how each characterized itself. "Mastodon isn’t a single website like Twitter or Facebook, it's a network of thousands of servers operated by different organizations and individuals that provide a seamless social media experience."
→ Mastodon is a network "Misskey is a decentralized microblogging platform born on Earth. Since it exists within the Fediverse (a universe where various social media platforms are organized), it is mutually linked with other social media platforms."
→ Misskey is part of a network "Free and open communication for everyone. Pleroma is social networking software compatible with other Fediverse software such as Mastodon, Misskey, Pixelfed and many others. "
→ Pleroma is part of a network

We've published A Scheme Primer!

This primer serves as a quick skim tutorial to get started fast, or as a more in-depth read... ending with the finale of a 30 line example of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme!

#ProTip: is the most useful website you've never heard of.


- Moved repo to, and development has resumed with new contributors!

- Site is now at!

- Chat is at, on IRC/Matrix

- Forum is moving to

- Gitea federation is WIP

- I've resumed work on Vervis, intending to relaunch it and put federated patches/MRs in the spec

- Simplified 1st spec draft is WIP

- I may step down at some point, project future seems bright now ^_^


Introducing the Himitsu keyring & password manager for Unix
June 20, 2022

A project, influenced by 's factotum.

My list of outlined infant programs and libraries

I may not have enough effective time to complete and perfect these ideas myself, but I'm posting in the hopes others can carry the torch.

Some rationale for the list:

The "darian" and "mayan" libraries if successful will prove that the stdlib design choices for timekeeping, including Hare's timescales and timezones, are robust and expandable as advertised. Also, Martian time is cool.

The "ninefmt" library will provide a friendlier alternative to the stdlib's POSIX subset of strftime "%Y-%m-%d" specifiers. plan9front's tmdate(2) defines a nice "YYYY MM DD" syntax.

The "jsonld" and "activity" libraries will form the bedrock for an eventual Fediverse server. I'd love to see another interoperable contender written in Hare. Something modular and simple.

The "chess" library will allow Hare to prove itself as a robust language for complex algorithms and large data. Imagine Deep Blue in Hare, or another implementation.

Speaking of science, maybe there should be science/physics-related library. Any ideas?

The "ed" (and "vi") utilities will allows Hare devs to code in their own dogfood. I also have my sights on sam/acme, and structural regular expressions in particular:

Reach out if interested.

As I announced earlier, I've been working on an alternative to PrivacyTools, PrivacyGuides, etc. All of them target non technical users, have sponsors and affiliate links.

The Privacy Raccoon - Digital Self-defense against mass surveillance

It's not finished yet, there's a lot of work to do. But I wanted to announce it so people can contribute to it. If you're interested in contributing, go here:

telex muzeum v trebotove. maji tam nejmin 10 funkcnich dalnopisu propojenych pres ustrednu a spoustu dalsich kramu. stoji to za navstevu. stop

Idea: frontend to

I use this site frequently, but it's kinda bloated and vimium-unfriendly. I'd love a minimalist version.

I say and not something like, because the former generally has better results. idk about its API if any, though.


@Moon @zxcvfadsf @p I think putting arbitrary images (who decides there is a dog emoji but not an axolotol one?) within text should have never been the job of the text encoding system. All of that crap should be entirely up to the frontend displaying the text which may interpret some string as a custom image (like :pleromatan:), or otherwise if you want images within text just write in some rich-markup language like HTML TempleOS's hypertext :templeos:
@hiro @zxcvfadsf @Moon I don't know how Hindi works but Arabic is a rendering problem.

> would require color as an intrinsic property of characters

That was the exact moment we decided to destroy ourselves.

There's no guarantee that users you are talking to are also Mastodon users.

Don't encourage monopolization the network. Other servers are equally just as part of the Fediverse.

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QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.

An inclusive free speech instance.
All cultures and opinions welcome.
Explicit hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.