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hey y'all remember when I encoded the hit film Hackers (1995) in 8M? and how it was entirely unrecognizable, low resolution, low framerate, and had no audio?

well, since then, Mastodon has upped its media limit to 40M

so, I present to you: Hackers (1995) in 40M, with sound, at 24FPS and full resolution! encoded with state-of-the-art tools and codecs for your viewing pleasure

We dropped by a Jack Kirby exhibition on our holiday. A happy little accident so to say. The exhibition had some great panels drawn by the King of Comics. If you are near Cherbourg in Normandy, France, check it out!

A few days ago I saw that had joined Telegram, and now I know a bit about why:

A worthwhile read on what thinks are like in Hong Kong right now.

Current setup for feeding the bio-hardware on our holiday. Minimal yet good.

Three people worth following and interacting with on any Mastodon instance are...

Thanks for helping me grow my world here.

Good deed for the weekend:

Just released mastotool v0.1, a (growing) collection of tools to access the Mastodon API from the terminal.

Generates lovely statistics for your account and lets you search your toots for keywords, so far.

Get it here:

(On Arch you can simply install package 'mastotool')

Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2019! September 7th & 8th in Prague, immediately following Rebooting Web of Trust.

Space is limited, see post for details. We are also soliciting talks.

Hope to see you there!

A statement on today's social media summit, and how my code is being used to spread white supremacy.

Hi everyone who remembered they have a Mastodon account now that Twitter is down.

I'm slowly migrating some content from Medium to my blog:


I really hope that doesn't kill my Google ranking because Google thinks I stole that content. But I unlisted the articles on Medium, so hopefully that helps.

Extragratis abonneren op mijn nieuwe nieuwsbrief? Dat kan nu via . Elke woensdag nieuws en tips over het open en decentrale indieweb!

Het kost een jaar van je leven maar dan heb je ook wat. Versie 4.6 van mezelf is live gegaan! De releasenotes vind je op

Oh the joy of trying to read something on Medium on your mobile phone….

I love browsing through stuff on the Internet Archive. Like old promotional video’s for the Atari Computer Camps. It’s got Stranger Things/Goonies/Stand by Me áll over it!

Am I correct and does the Discover section on the iOS app only search in usernames, not posts?

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Behold! The Frankstodon Instance has arisen!

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