Recently the Mastodon project launched a first-party iOS app. The app’s visual design itself is mostly uninteresting, it looks like a clone of the first-party Twitter iOS app (not a bad thing) and covers most of the basic functionality of the Mastodon software.
What is interesting however and what has caused a great deal of consternation and frustration among certain segments of the fediverse is what is missing. The current version (as of July 31, 2021) is missing two basic features that are currently present in the official Mastodon web app and in other third-party iOS and Android applications.
Continue reading “Irreconcilable Differences”
Okay so the article we are talking about here is, “Mastodon is crumbling—and many blame its creator” by Ana Valens, published on Daily Dot.
Continue reading “On the Crumbling”
On the fateful afternoon of April 8, 2017, yours truly was bored and decided he wanted to set up this hot new social networking software called Mastodon. Little did he know how this bit of idle curiosity would affect his life months later.
This is the story from then to now in pieces, as much as I can recall. I don’t remember every detail but what remains is enough.
Continue reading “The Mastodon In The Room”
Recently I read a blog post by André Staltz titled “The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how“. The post talks about how the siloization (I think I just made up that word) of internet traffic around the three tech giants: Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
Continue reading “The Web Endures”
Today I set out to figure out how to get outbound IPv6 connectivity working with the Docker setup for Mastodon.
Continue reading “Exploring IPv6 with Docker”