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You can now claim domains on the ".o" OpenNIC top-level domain: github.com/moderntld/.o 😍

It’s difficult to exaggerate the damage that has been caused to the original vision of the web through the commercialisation of domain names. Imposing artificial scarcity and the complexity of commerce systems on a fundamental identifier makes it orders of magnitude harder to self host. Domain names should be a public good. We should embrace opennic.org/ in the EU and mandate that all browser vendors implement support and get Let’s Encrypt to provide TLS support.

#FreeTheDomain

Friends I've done it. Mastodex is now up! If you don't know what it is, Mastodex is a public listing of Mastodon users in which they are tied to a specific Pokémon of their choosing.

It's in early stages, I'm happy for others to play with it and for people to contribute if they want. It's licensed under the zlib license.

Some features:
- Translations for 4 languages (English, German, Italian, French)
- Clear way to claim your own Pokémon
- Responsive layout
- MissingNo

funkeh.gitlab.io/mastodex

Is there only one managed hosting service? I think they need some competition...

Unbelievable. If your domain name has the letter ‘d’ in it, homographic punycode attacks would work. But only on Mac/iOS! xlab.tencent.com/en/2018/11/13

Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.

It is really important work.

I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.

Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!

Please boost!

@JPEG does Mast support multiple accounts? I can't really tell, but that's the main thing I'm looking for so I figured I'd ask before purchasing 😀

This would be a great defense for Elon Musk's $420 tweet: "Wells Fargo: Shareholders can't sue us because they should have known we were lying" mpamag.com/news/wells-fargo-sh (and by great I mean equally terrible...)

This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but there absolutely _needs_ to be a federated version of GitHub/GitLab.

Let me host my projects' critical infrastructure (issue tracker, PRs, private repos etc) on my own servers, while also being able to interact and socialize with the rest of the open source world.

I'll keep saying this until someone builds it - I would do it myself if I had enough time on my hands right now.

Hey, what's your favorite term that means the opposite of what it sounds like it means?

Mine is "bank-grade security".

Let's see what this "Mastodon" thing is all about...

Triplebit

Triplebit is an open, generalistic Mastodon platform. As a general instance, we do not specifically cater to any one topic or exclude another. Everybody is welcome to make an account and connect with others!