@killyourfm RSS is the absolute best! If you’re looking for some bloggers to follow, I just started a project in which I plan to share a new independent publisher each weekday — mostly tech/Apple focused sites. I’m not publishing the announcement post until Wednesday, but if you’re interested:


(Also on Mastodon: @hashtagopenweb )

My first experience with RSS was in 2004. It was being championed by former MTV host Adam Curry! That's when I learned about Dave Winer and podcasting.

And in late 2004, I was HAND-CODING my own RSS feed for a podcast I produced!

By 2005, I must have had a collection of 150+ RSS feeds (music, gaming, and tech blogs).

With my new role at @thunderbird, my love for RSS has resurfaced.

Time to gather up a new batch of RSS feeds.

@testman So many people have no idea you can use it for youTube and Reddit!

@JuleLe @wagesj45 To be very clear, we have no plans for monetizing Thunderbird except through donations.


There's no for-profit reorganization. Recently a for-profit company was created to contain Thunderbird (which is called MZLA). That's because housing it in Mozilla Foundation is impractical.

General open-source software development is NOT a charitable purpose in the US, so a 503(c) is limited in how much money it can spend on that.

As well as images, you can attach audio or video files to Mastodon posts. Here are some assorted tips:

-There is no length limit on audio or video files, but they have to be below a certain file size (usually 40 megabytes). Check with your server admin if you're unsure about the file size limits.

-You can replace the thumbnail with an image file by clicking on the "choose image" button.

-On audio files, remember to add a text description of the sound for deaf users.

-On video files, remember to add text descriptions of the pictures for blind users, and of the sound for deaf users.

-Silent MP4 videos will be treated as animated GIF images.

-Audio can be MP3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, OPUS, AAC, M4A, 3GP

-Video can be MP4, M4V, MOV, WebM

Thanks to the lack of a time limit, one legendary Mastodon post had the Angelina Jolie film "Hackers" ridiculously compressed to fit within the file size limit. It was unwatchable 😁

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Accessibility #A11y

@LatinCanuck I live about 90 minutes from the nearest seashore, but about 10 minutes from the river.

During summer though, I basically live at the sea.

I'm leaving the Star Trek Book Of Friendship on my desk permanently. I have a feeling it'll be the source of some much-needed smiles and good vibes. 🖖

@chrisjimallen it takes some getting used to, but I think it IS alright!

@waimus Thankfully I can get out into some non-traffic, non-crowded nature within a couple kilometers.

Shit, I can't imagine not being able to crank up my music for fear of being robbed. . .

@sa0bse WOW, kudos on the marathon training. Seriously impressive to me.

@sa0bse I think this is something we need to gradually ease into!

But yea, I left the music home on purpose, thinking maybe my brain could do some subconscious problem-solving.

Nope, it was just pure chaos 😅

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