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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!

Anyone involved in the Wordpress/gutenberg development that's on Mastodon?

I got a question about multiple authors to a post, but I couldn't find anything about it on the github where I could contribute my thoughts.

#Wordpress #WP #Gutenberg

Booked a hotel in Nurnberg for the IndiewebCamp in October. I will go there with @ton by car.

I also worked on my presentation for Amnesty on trends on the web. From kids moving away from Facebook to the rise of voice and of course how the open web is finding it's way again. Still not done, but the overall story arc is there.

Recap: Secure your SSH access

– allow only whitelisted IP addresses to connect
– use a non-root account for access and disable root
– use keys instead of passwords
– only use modern algorithms
– enable 2FA for SSH
– back up your configuration
– (use dedicated hardware to store your keys)

#webserversecurity #security #infosec #cybersecurity #ssh #hardening #2fa #firewall #pam

#Peertube has now got it's first functional android app!
Link here: (has got an apk for easy download)
@p2play is now realeased. It works though it's still got loads of features missing (subscriptions; search; commenting; rating ect..)

Some weird stuff like videos measured in seconds and not minutes apparently but it's very promising.
I wonder when it will be made available on @fdroidorg too.

cc @linux @switchingsocial

Blogposts als deze vind ik enorm waardevol om zelf beter te leren schrijven.

Dit is naamwoordstijl – je gebruikt ‘m onbewust om gewichtig over te komen, maar je stompt je lezers ermee af

“Soms pleeg je onbewust een moord wanneer je een artikel schrijft, nou ja een taalkundige moord.”

A long day into WordPress, Genesis and Custom Post Type. I've had my ups and downs with WordPress but have come to appreciate it as one of the best CMS systems. Especially the large ecosystem of plugins and themes and extensive archive of blogposts and howto's!

A very accurate look back at the history of RSS and a warning for the upcoming decentralized/indieweb

The Rise and Demise of RSS

finally do I have the proper way of looking at the fediverse :icon_mrgreen:

also yes it's fully functional and I'm actually using it as my main interface right now

Een jaar geleden kon ik nog geen 5 minuten met een beetje tempo lopen zonder helemaal stuk te zijn. Zojuist heb ik voor het eerst 10 km gelopen. Tijd: 63 minuten. Ik had dit een jaar geleden nooit durven denken. Toen stond ik bij de Singelloop Utrecht te kijken, ik was zelf net begonnen met hardlopen. Ik vroeg me af of het zou lukken om een keer de Singelloop te lopen. Volgende maand doe ik mee, op de 10 kilometer afstand. Ik heb er zin in!

Two-Factor & Instagram Import will hopefully ship tomorrow 😁 #pixelfed

I actually built a little toy service (that I will also eventually open source) which converts any RSS feed to an ActivityPub actor that you can subscribe to in Mastodon (or any other AP-compatible client).

Play with it if you like! It is SUPER rough and most feeds end up horribly rendered in Mastodon but it's still kinda cool to see it work:

It's too early for a Saturday morning. There's a lot to do. My daughter's birthday is up in two acts. Today with her friends, including high tea, chips and bad movies during a sleepover. Tomorrow it's family with coffee, cake and bad familystories.

We'll survive.

Dear customer service,
I'm having trouble signing up for the Kitten of the Day newsletter. There is a checkbox for "I am not a robot" but the other option seems to be missing. I am a robot, and I want my daily kittens! Please advise.

Always digging the Team Human podcast by Douglas Rushkoff. In this episode with danah boyd: How does technology amplify our biases? Where does human agency lie in complex, networked systems? What is the distinction between a "network" versus a "community?" A deep-dive into social media and the relationship of digital technology to our everyday lives.

Listen on

Maybe I should start tomorrow and let my analogue code rest for a few hours. Defragging the prefrontal harddisk.

I really should start working on that Amnesty International workshop, due next week. Topic: New ways to communicate through the internet. I have this rough idea to break it up in three subtopics: machine-to-machine, human-to-machine and human-to-human.
Sprinkled with some abbreviations and buzzword-bingo-lingo like A.I., VR, Data-driven bots, but ending on a positive note that there is a growing group of merry outlaws who refuse to become a algorithmically defined behaviour profile.

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Behold! The Frankstodon Instance has arisen!

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