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It is me, on my own Mastodon server. An instance-of-one so to speak. Feel free to follow me (again) since this might be an interesting journey on how to have your instance on the big ol' Fediverse.

Toots are in Dutch and English. Lachen man!

25 jaar geleden startte De Digitale Stad in Amsterdam. Voor mij tevens mijn eerste schreden op het web. Hoe staan we er na 25 jaar voor? Vanmiddag is een lezing in Amsterdam.

Wat gedachten bij het nieuws over XS4ALL en KPN. Kan het een begin zijn van nieuwe vormen van internettoegang in Nederland?

#ActivityPub implementors please ping me if you have not been invited to the preparation discussion for the AP round table at #FOSDEM2019

boosts appreciated. Direct invitation from people already there most appreciated :)

I have a weird fondness for lorem ipsum generators. Here's one of the best. The Jeffsum. All that good Jeff Goldblum awesomeness!

Can Evernote recover in 2019 with a new CEO who vows to improve the service? My new (Dutch) blogpost.

I finally watched Bird Box on Netflix. So many questions now....why didn't the kids stay under the blanket in the boat but had to be outside and blindfolded? Where did the bodies in the house go? Where are copgirl and tattooguy now?

So I cast off my 2018 temperature blanket on Jan 1st and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I knit one garter stitch row every day for 365 days based on the daily high temp for my city. It was a very rewarding project. #knitting

A while back I built a site that converts RSS feeds to ActivityPub actors that you can subscribe to from Mastodon and other ActivityPub-compliant social networks:

I've now also published the source code:

I’m going to be more active on Mastodon in 2019, and I’ve also started blogging again at

We will be testing :pixelfed: Stories next week.

We can't wait to bring ephemeral content to the fediverse!

#pixelfed #fediverse #pixelfedStories

If you do any CSS layout, check out Firefox Dev Tools (latest in Nightly) as it now shows what your flexible boxes are doing in terms of sizing. Super excited about this

Now in Firefox Dev Edition: When inspecting a Flexbox item, the sidebar shows a diagram illustrating basis, shrink/grow, and min/max. Below is a step-by-step description of how the item got its size. We'd love your feedback on th…

Crayola had a line of tech-themed crayons in 1997 called "Techno-Brite"

Mozilla's plans for Thunderbird in 2019:


– UX/UI improvements in focus
– improving notifications by better integrating with each operating system’s built-in notification system
– UX/UI around encryption and settings will get an overhaul, whether or not all this work makes it into the next release is an open question

#thunderbird #encryption #email #security #infosec #cybersecurity #mozilla #roadmap

First run of 2019 is done. Time to get back in shape after this weird December month...

A nice new project by @darius is 365 RFC's. Follow it on @365-rfcs. I wrote a small blogpost about it on

Oudjaarsdag is de dag om terug te kijken. Op het indieweb, afscheid van sociale silo's en nieuwe communities vinden.

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Behold! The Frankstodon Instance has arisen!

This is an instance-of-1 for Frank. Let's see how this works...