Into The , podcast interview with Sean Tilley, the former community manager at and editor of WeDistribute.... on the history of Diaspora, and the state of the Fediverse today...

Good article from @peter from late 2018 on defying silicon valley expectations and framing. Still very true.

"Why Mastodon is defying the 'critical mass'...It’s a mistake to judge the fediverse as though it’s a Valley startup."

randulo @randulo

@Tchambers @jgamc1106
I wonder if existing tech conferences like Kamailio World (Berlin, April 2020) or Commcon (UK, 2020) might be into this? Someone who can speak about the "philosophy" would likely be accepted. When I have more time, I'll look at how I could possibly fill that role, as I'm already in the circuit. @jgamc1106

Added a new banner img. Here is the img credit: "Illustrated Black Hole" flickr photo by sjrankin shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

William_Robison @William_Robison

Apparently Cleo likes a good Seneca Riesling out of an old shoe.

BTW, it was a really good Riesling, and I am not a big Riesling fan. @jgamc1106

@timchambers you should link to the IndieWeb Code of Conduct as well at the Mastodon one @jgamc1106

Tag line of this place should be IRC is the OG social stream of IndieWeb. Thanks @tchambers for setting up this playground. Let's see what happens.

Folks: are there good places on web, other accounts, or key bloggers to announce this instance? Looking for it to be seen by technologists and activists who care about , and related tech... Let me know...

"Even in the shadow of Big Tech monopolies, WordPress and other mature open source ecosystems still represent their antithesis, like a vast network of old-growth forests connected to small stands of young saplings.....

The wild, biodiverse forest image is a good one for us is an image of social, interdependent, and very different individuals....we are doing our part to keep the web wild and healthy."

Mastodon’s longer toots lead the way here.

"Twitter's doubling the permissible length of a tweet led to less uncivil, more polite, and more constructive discussions."

William_Robison @William_Robison

You need to look something up. By the time you pick up, and unlock your phone. You can't remember what the heck you needed to look up!

Sucks getting old.

randulo @randulo

I believe we should organize a conference for Indieweb and/or CHT soon.

William_Robison @William_Robison

Today's CSA box included Grenache Grapes. I don't eat grapes often, preferring fermented grape juice. These are a nice treat, and you can eat the seeds.

randulo @randulo

So, more that four people saw that bit about conferencing! 😮

Sign the Tech Pledge at

randulo @randulo

Anyone of the four people who might be seeing this, I ended a video conference that went live on YouTube for 8+ years and was an audio phone-in for 12 years.
We can now do video conferencing free via open source. I'm happy to help anyone get started knowing how easy it is.

randulo @randulo

Holy microblog! My Tumblr goes back to 2007. With photos! Pre IG!
Should I go back and delete ^H^H^H relive those things?
If you know what ^H^H^H means, good on you! It means you've been around on the Internet when it was young.

randulo @randulo

Note to self USE TAGS!

randulo @randulo

What does anyone think about IoT? I admit, as much as I am a geek and have loved tech since age 12 (I built a TV camera and an FM transmitter) but I just can't get behind the talking assistants and smart locks. Am I a Luddite?
Some of this might be useful for people with diminished capacities in vision, hearing, mobility. For me, I see no benefit, and a security risk.

Bix @bix

Somehow ran across an epic post on indieweb and fandom spaces and pulled out just a couple of thoughts worth highlighting, but, really, you should click all the way through off of my post and read the entire thing.