jrollans.com is a Fediverse instance that uses the ActivityPub protocol. In other words, users at this host can communicate with people that use software like Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, etc. all around the world.

This server runs the snac software and there is no automatic sign-up process.

Admin account
@jrollans@jrollans.com

Search results for tag #mastodon

洪 民憙 (Hong Minhee) 🤏🏼 »
@hongminhee@todon.eu

Did you know? offers the markdown-it plugins for parsing -style mentions and hashtags syntax.

• @fedify/markdown-it-mention: github.com/dahlia/markdown-it-
• @fedify/markdown-it-hashtag: github.com/dahlia/markdown-it-

Check it out!

洪 民憙 (Hong Minhee) 🤏🏼 »
@hongminhee@todon.eu

Currently, only renders a few harmless tags like <strong> and <em> in the HTML of content received from other ActivityPub softwares like Misskey. In addition to these, I believe that tags related to ruby characters, which are often used in East Asian texts such as so-called , should also be allowed, as they don't just add to the presentation of the text, but actually represent how the characters are read, which also improves accessibility. I also wrote about this in an issue on Mastodon GitHub:

github.com/mastodon/mastodon/i

dirt »
@dirt@particle.lol

@MonaApp @ivory what about indicating that an image has alt text by a method that doesn't cover part of the image – I think it would be nice when scrolling the timeline if there weren't alt text icons cluttering the view

deromme »
@deromme@mastodon.social

Can I request the following feature on @openvibe @npub1plstrz6dhu8q4fq0e4rjpxe2fxe5x87y2w6xpm70gh9qh5tt66kqkgkx8j ?

When I re-share a post, I wish it to show up to all my only viewers. And vice versa. I want to break these walls that separate us 😅

Martin Holland »
@mho@social.heise.de

The great after the was accompanied by many helpful tools to find followers worth following.

With federating (partially) and bridged, I think we need new ones now. Are there any?

Ворон »
@voron@no.run.place

No need to reproach yourself. Even if the API is broken, the web interface can always be opened!

BTW, I only use the web interface 🙂

Newsmast »
@newsmast@newsmast.social

Exciting news 📢

Our Community Feeds have reached 10,000 followers!!!!

Thank you so much for your support 🧡 It’s great to see that so many people believe in knowledge sharing on social media.

If you haven’t already, you can see our full list of topical Feeds here: newsmast.community/about or you can log into Newsmast with your Mastodon account to see them first hand.

A dark background with numerous blue balloons. Text reads "newsmast" at the top, "Thank You" in the middle, and "10,000 Followers" at the bottom.

Alt...A dark background with numerous blue balloons. Text reads "newsmast" at the top, "Thank You" in the middle, and "10,000 Followers" at the bottom.

洪 民憙 (Hong Minhee) 🤏🏼 »
@hongminhee@todon.eu

I'm rebuilding from scratch, and I've implemented some -compatible APIs to let me do the following actions with and now:

• Logging in
• Composing a post
• Writing a reply
• View posts
• Public timeline
• Home timeline

✌️

Fediverse Report »
@fediversereport@mastodon.social

New: Last Week in - ep 70

This week's news:
- The Verge and 404 Media are preparing to add federation to their news sites
- @newsmast starts adding and accounts into their communities to create a hub in the social web
- Combining and in a single feed with the app @openvibe
- A 10k seed funding bounty for building DeviantArt on

Read at: fediversereport.com/last-week-

Martin Holland »
@mho@social.heise.de

So, @verge and @404mediaco want to federate their site. The articles would then be accessible directly in the , e.g. in a -Feed.

But why? I'd really like to collect arguments for this. What would the advantages for, say @heiseonline be? Please share and comment!

Why publishers are preparing to federate their sites - Digiday

digiday.com/media/why-publishe

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Today, one big part of our call was about (made by @harshad@sharma.io) which is about integrating a gui management interface for beginners for further system management. I also covered the insights, build instructions and a binary pkg in a blog post.

A recording of this part will also be provided soon!

https://gyptazy.ch/howtos/howto-build-freedive-a-freebsd-gui-management-tool/



Openvibe »
@openvibe@mastodon.social

🚀 Exciting News! 🚀


Openvibe now fully supports both Nostr and Mastodon protocols! 🌐📲

Experience seamless crossposting and a unified timeline for all your social interactions 🐙


👉 Learn more & download the app at openvibe.social



PS: Next up - Bluesky 🦋


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Openvibe app screenshots. 
Full Mastodon account support added to Openvibe. Avaiable now!

Alt...Openvibe app screenshots. Full Mastodon account support added to Openvibe. Avaiable now!

Openvibe app screenshot. Crosspost to Nostr and Mastodon. At once.

Alt...Openvibe app screenshot. Crosspost to Nostr and Mastodon. At once.

Openvibe app screenshot. Nostr and Mastodon posts in one timeline.

Alt...Openvibe app screenshot. Nostr and Mastodon posts in one timeline.

Newsmast »
@newsmast@newsmast.social

From today, contributors from the wider social web will appear in Newsmast Communities.

To outline our vision for a values first network, our director @michael wanted to share this 👇

The Fediverse logo, a pentagram with connected social media logos. Newsmast, Flipboard, Bluesky, Threads and Mastodon. 

Text: Connect across the social web

Alt...The Fediverse logo, a pentagram with connected social media logos. Newsmast, Flipboard, Bluesky, Threads and Mastodon. Text: Connect across the social web

Brian Tatosky »
@virtualbri@mastodon.online

I have no idea why that Jenny Nicholson video doesn't make a embed with a thumbnail and other YouTube videos do.

Literally tried 4 different ways of adding it to the post

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.53 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

GitHub Actions CI passed OK!

As in the past, I don't have commit access, so it will be up to someone else to merge it.

Thank you for your continued improvements and to khm and kvibber for their contributions as well!

Stefan Bohacek »
@stefan@stefanbohacek.online

Stefan Bohacek »
@stefan@stefanbohacek.online

Stefan Bohacek »
@stefan@stefanbohacek.online

It is pretty cool to see all the different forks of major fediverse platforms. Just learning about Chuckya, a "soft fork" of glitch-soc, which itself is a fork of Mastodon.

github.com/TheEssem/mastodon

Really shows the diversity of the fediverse!

gyptazy boosted

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

25 years ago today, Google was founded.
On the same day, I wiped Windows 98 off my computer, believing that Debian Linux (which I had been using for a while but still kept Windows on another partition) could do everything I had been doing with Windows until then.

Since that day, many installations of Linux, *BSD, MacOS have graced my computers, but Windows has remained, on a few occasions, only an occasional (unwelcome) guest.

In the spirit of a typical support group phrase, I can joyfully say:
'Hello, I'm Stefano, and I haven't been using Windows as my primary operating system for 25 years.'

Please boost and share your experience!

Stefan Bohacek »
@stefan@stefanbohacek.online

If you make tools for Mastodon, consider increasing compatibility with the rest of the fediverse.

This guide might help.

stefanbohacek.com/blog/making-

Martin Holland »
@mho@social.heise.de

Now that the grows and grows, I'm more and more convinced, that the best way to access it, doesn't yet exist. There is no way of really experiencing the diversity right now.

But what would such an need?

- different tabs for different media types (microblog, longform etc.)
- show content more like how it looks, where it's from (, etc.)
- when posting content support all the features of the platform, you're posting on

What else?

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.52 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

GitHub Actions CI are queued, but hopefully they will complete OK?

Regardless, I don't have commit access so it will be up to someone else to merge it.

Thank you for your continued improvements and to others submitting bug fixes too!

Renaud Chaput »
@renchap@oisaur.com

We just published our first Trunk & Tidbits post! This will hopefuly be a monthly update where we showcase what we worked on last month, and what's coming next.

I hope this will bring more visibility to all the efforts and love that put on Mastodon

blog.joinmastodon.org/2024/05/

gyptazy boosted

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Pleasant surprise today in the mailbox.

Thank you, @gyptazy !

CC: @BoxyBSD

This photo shows a collection of technology-themed stickers spread out on a wooden surface. The stickers include logos and mascots for various open-source software projects. These include a Debian India logo, two BoxyBSD logos depicted as cubes, multiple FreeBSD stickers featuring their logo and a cartoonish red daemon/penguin mascot (gyptazy's avatar). There's also a Mastodon logo featuring a blue and yellow head, from chaos.social.

Alt...This photo shows a collection of technology-themed stickers spread out on a wooden surface. The stickers include logos and mascots for various open-source software projects. These include a Debian India logo, two BoxyBSD logos depicted as cubes, multiple FreeBSD stickers featuring their logo and a cartoonish red daemon/penguin mascot (gyptazy's avatar). There's also a Mastodon logo featuring a blue and yellow head, from chaos.social.

Newsmast »
@newsmast@newsmast.social

New features for Newsmast: We are so excited to announce a release we have been working on for more than a year - The Amplifier. 🧭

We believe curated timelines let you discover more. But only if you are the one in control.

Our Amplifier will be able to:

✅ Opt-in or out of posts from Bluesky & Threads
✅ Choose whether to include Posts, Reposts or Replies
✅ Cycle back through time and pick up where you left off with a version of Phanpy’s “Catch-up” feature

Jeff Sikes »
@box464@mastodon.social

I see some conversations again about how Mastodon Link Previews work. Here’s my research on that topic from last year.

box464.com/posts/mastodon-prev

Chee Aun 🤔 »
@cheeaun@mastodon.social

Had a quick thought, did a quick mock. Feels like using the word "address" seems better as it implies that there's a "place" where the account handle is located. Just like "email address", this could be "social address" maybe?

Side context: blog.joinmastodon.org/2024/02/

Illustration explaining the structure of a Mastodon "handle", showing a username (@cheeaun) and server domain name (@mastodon.social) with arrows pointing to each and noting the presence of two '@' symbols.

Alt...Illustration explaining the structure of a Mastodon "handle", showing a username (@cheeaun) and server domain name (@mastodon.social) with arrows pointing to each and noting the presence of two '@' symbols.

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.51 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

CI checks are queued. Hopefully they'll go smoothly?

Assuming they do, it will still be up to someone else with commit access to merge it.

Thank you for your continued improvements! On my mental ToDo list I keep on meaning to create a snac Port for OpenBSD, and it looks as if the unveil and pledge support continues to be refined, cool!

Newsmast »
@newsmast@newsmast.social

People like to say it’s all tech… but to really understand Communities on the Fediverse, we’ve done some research.

You can see what we’ve found in our new report, Mapping Fediverse Communities, available here: drive.google.com/file/d/1WCT19

Or check out the thread below for a summary 👇

Please boost and if you have any comments or want to offer your expertise, reach out!

Text: Mapping the Fediverse. A report into Communities on the Fediverse. 

Image: An elderly man and younger woman planting plants onto a wall covered in plant pots. The image is blurred and grayscale.

Alt...Text: Mapping the Fediverse. A report into Communities on the Fediverse. Image: An elderly man and younger woman planting plants onto a wall covered in plant pots. The image is blurred and grayscale.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

I want to launch a hashtag where, every Tuesday, I'll post a message and it would be great if it became a habit for many.

In a world full of conflicts, selfishness, and egocentrism, it would be nice to focus on the good that others do, what makes our lives better thanks to the contribution of others.

My first to the friends of - both within the community servers and beyond - who have undoubtedly contributed to making my life better, more stimulating, and richer. So, I extend this gratitude to all those who, here in the fediverse or elsewhere, are present and positive, giving me inspiration and motivation.

Truly, thank you!

Martin Holland »
@mho@social.heise.de

Last week the account from @heiseonline on was federated, which means that I can add up from @heiseonline@flipboard.com to the , right?

I know, I know. That's not quite right (at least not yet), but if you may this graph is like a preview: It shows traffic to heise.de from various sources, with and summed up under since our account on @Flipboard was federated.

It seems like is no longer the competition, it's . 😎

Traffic to heise.de via different source, with a new line for Fediverse, that's on second or first place

Alt...Traffic to heise.de via different source, with a new line for Fediverse, that's on second or first place

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.50 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

CI checks passed OK!

It's up to someone else with commit access to merge it.

Thank you for your continued enhancements, bug fixes and contributions!

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.49 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

CI checks passed OK! It's up to someone else with commit access to merge it.

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Jonathan Rollans »
@jrollans@jrollans.com

I finally got around to setting up snac2 (https://codeberg.org/grunfink/snac2) on my server. I have been considering ditching entirely, as far as hosting it, and perhaps this is what I might use. I will give it a while and see how it goes.

So if you see me start following you from here, you will know it is me!