Re-designing the Mastodon User Interface for Better Personal Relationships 

I did research as part of my graduate work in human-computer interaction at Georgia Tech. I focused on incremental improvements to the Mastodon user interface to focus on personal relationships. I'm presenting the prototypes and data that I developed here in summary. There's also a 45-minute video where I go over the research in detail … Continue reading Re-designing the Mastodon User Interface for Better Personal Relationships¬†

PersistentVolume on Docker Desktop for Mac

So, my team is using Kubernetes for deploying a complex app in a developer environment on our desktop. We use the Kubernetes ("k8s") built into Docker Desktop. We need persistent storage, so we use a PersistentVolume with local-storage type. Initially, we thought we should put our data directory in a well-known directory, like /var/local/ or … Continue reading PersistentVolume on Docker Desktop for Mac

Help us Start A Co-op Mastodon Server for Canada

I am part of a group trying to start Canadian member-run cooperative to run Mastodon servers in Canada. Similar to social.coop but Canadian. We're calling it cosocial.ca. Here's how it will work, we think. - 1 co-op membership gets you 1 Mastodon account with guaranteed allowances (file uploads, API use, toots per day, etc.) plus a co-op vote … Continue reading Help us Start A Co-op Mastodon Server for Canada

It’s happening

I have not been this excited about federated social networks since we published ActivityPub. The shift has started. Get a Mastodon account as soon as you can. Set up servers for your companies, your clubs, your families, your friends. We're doing this. Don't be on the wrong side of history.