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Pihole running on Docker has worked well for me. Currently blocking around 340k domains and based on activity 15% of outgoing traffic has been blocked!

Group and Column blocks that have CurateWP
2.0 blocks within them will present new controls, allowing you to change multiple CurateWP blocks at once!

Check out this early demo:

@eleciadean I’ve read that some servers rename it to something else. Personally, I like it and find it amusing 😆

I've been working towards CurateWP 2.0 with better integration within the block editor. Here's a preview of the first block I'm calling "Post Picker" which allows you to embed a single post into a page.


Linode makes it so easy to setup your own dynamic DNS through their API and CLI tools.

Makes it easy to expose specific services on a homelab and use Let's Encrypt SSL certs.


Decided to use an old Macbook Air (2c/i7/2GHz) with a broken backlight as my cheap with my EX2100 NAS for now.

Setup OpenVPN, Portainer, Nginx Proxy, Pi-hole, and Nextcloud so far.

External access only available through VPN but I may expose some services in the future.

You gotta admit “trunk” would be a very on brand name for Mastodon’s default git branch

Personal philosophy on selfhosting 

There are a lot of things I would like to selfhost and play with but its clear that I just don't have the time to do all of it. With every extra server, service and layer complexity that's more and more time and difficulty setting up and troubleshooting and fixing if things go wrong. Maximum simplicity and utility gained in the least amount of time is where I get excited.

@kelbot it’s good to balance it for your own needs so that it’s still fun. I love doing mechanical work on my car and would love to do more but there is a time where I just need to use it. If my lack of experience or time to work on it prevents me from using it, it’s better to pay someone with more experience who can work on it quicker.

Moving to Mastodon has been a breath of fresh air. Such a fascinating piece of software and a really nice community.

Finally replaced the alternator in my car and recharged both mine and my wife’s vehicle air conditioning. Feels good with all this hot weather We’ve been having.

Now back to coding! 😀

@normandc @kev You can do it! I'm following along and thinking of jumping in as well.

It's always been hard for me to start writing but whenever I started it became easier for things to flow out.

List of GNU Distros on Mastodon

Please help me share.

- Ubuntu @ubuntu
- Ubuntu MATE @ubuntumate
- Kubuntu @Kubuntu
- Xubuntu @xubuntu
- Lubuntu @lubuntu
- Ubuntu Studio @ubuntustudio - Mint @linuxmint
- Debian @debian
- openSUSE @opensuse
- PureOS @purism
- GuixSD @guix
- Manjaro @manjarolinux
- OpenMandriva @OpenMandriva
- elementary OS @elementary
- MX @mxlinux

Not joined yet:
- Fedora
- Red Hat
- CentOS
- Trisquel
- Mageia
- ...

#linux #gnu #freesw: I wish all join Mastodon.

@Crocmagnon @cooper @nitox I found this GitHub repo which has a bunch of blocklist configurations and looks to be actively updated:


@kev great post!

I agree big instances are helpful for people to get started. I started my own because I’m more technically minded, know how to manage my own servers, and was fascinated and curious about the inner workings.

If we truly want to make this a better for all to use we have to think about the non-technical user. They most likely won’t spin up their own instance and instead find one to join.

As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:


An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.


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My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

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