Fun read about what Parler getting kicked off of AWS really means. There is a chance that they wind up on a instance, which would be an opportunity for me to test out blocking other instances!

@jmm I read the details for and liked it a lot. Very sensible community.

@jeff wow, that's nice to say, Jeff, but here I am, so the glowing words may fade.....

It is always most rewarding to see good long-term friends in genuinely new places to explore and create together!

A big welcome to Jim McCarthy, legendary software engineering leader and technology culture visionary. He's at @jmm

@bmann The concept of a personal identity feed via a great app is a fantastic one, and the challenge is in the persistence of that data, which ultimately pulls you back to a a server and time. Apps can be subscribed to, though, and the value still shines through the app and the context that it could bring people. This is exciting.

@bmann What brought you back here? Still primarily out of

@bmann Hola Boris! Yes, I usually install the latest during my holiday break to see how things are shaping up. I am going to keep it around this time. Running on an Ubuntu VM in Azure. Still no love for the LAMP stack (well, nginx), but it works fine and setup has been simplified a bit. Trump's banning from social platforms, while a good thing, is a perfect reminder of the importance of owning our content. Any FB cross-posting recommendations beyond IFTTT?

RT @librariankt
When I got home yesterday my daughter was in rage tears over her AP US History teacher's talking down and over the girls in the class about the validity of the "pink tax" and the gender pay gap (both of which he disputes). Today I joined the class. 1/

RT @JohnSmithChgo
To anyone complaining about a private media company kicking Trump off their platform:

Think of Twitter as a Christian bakery and Trump as a gay wedding cake.

Twice a year, I check out Mastodon, a federated social network platform. It's easier to install now, but still horribly clunky to use. Continuing to explore... is a social networking server for the Henshaw family. It connects to millions of people globally in other communities.

You can choose a public community to join or host your own community for your family, club, team, or other group and connect with us. Add us by and we'll see you online!