Former Diaspora core team member, I work on various fediverse projects, and also spend my time making music and indie adventure games!

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Yeah, running multiple instances can be quite the investment of time and energy (sometimes also money). It can initially seem easy to run an instance, especially if you’re self-hosting one, and maybe have one or two more as a side-project. But, the demands that come from running multiple instances can steadily increase over time.

This is partially why I had to open up VidCommons as a joint project. Even though I still do most of the server maintenance, trying to run it all by myself was an absolute nightmare.


In 2018, a platform was launched to build an open, decentralized web for videos. In 2021, the network is still struggling to grow. I take a look into some of the problems with content discovery, along with some small suggestions for instance admins…


Personally, I’m super happy for her. 😁 She does great work, and I’m glad that she is comfortable enough with herself to come out publicly, and that her project and its community are accepting.


Yeah, I was just thinking about this! It would be amazing to see BookWyrm integration on a libre reading device.


Not yet, but mainly because I prefer a non-docker environment and kind of need to consolidate a bunch of things on my server first. 😅


An overview of a new federated GoodReads alternative, powered by ActivityPub. It’s awesome, and I’m really excited about it!..


Introducing Spectra, an instance for video creators

TL;DR - A month or two back, I launched an instance with a specific goal in mind: provide a home for creators that want to put videos out into the fediverse, without having to deal with storage space limitations or the hassle of maintaining their own instances. This motivation gave birth to Spectra…


This looks seriously awesome! Great visual design.


So…there’s a couple of communities worth checking out!

If you want to do something purely FLOSS-related, https://peertube.linuxrocks.online/ has a pretty dedicated built-in community for that.

If you want to produce tutorials for edutainment purposes, there’s TILvids: https://tilvids.com


I’m not exactly surprised to see Roy Schestowitz taking this position. However, I think he’s making the classic mistake of assuming that centrally-issued censorship by an institution is the exact same thing as a bunch of people swinging ban hammers because they don’t like what somebody has to say.

An important component of Freedom of Speech (by extension, Freedom of Association) is the freedom of the individual to decide whether they have to listen (or in fact, associate with a person at all). I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes various parts of the fediverse can get a bit ban-happy…sometimes that sets up a toxic dynamic where the people making those kinds of announcements are at best loosely informed on what they’re spreading around. But, that’s also nothing new when it comes to online communities.

If you’re going to act like a repulsive human being, I reserve the right to cut you out of my feeds so that I don’t have to deal with you. In a sense, that puts power directly into the hands of the user.


My account is dsh_videos@video.deadsuperhero.com; right now there are three separate channels attached:

  • Vlogs (vlogs@video.deadsuperhero.com) - personal vlog entries, not super exciting, but some people are into the more personable side of video communities.
  • Interviews (interviews@video.deadsuperhero.com - I’ve been involved in a number of interviews, many of which involve the fediverse. I keep a running archive of the ones I’ve been able to successfully preserve.
  • Browser History (browser_history@video.deadsuperhero.com - an upcoming show in the works, focused on the history of technology, communities, and movements.

If you're a creator on PeerTube, share your channel!

I think PeerTube has really come along as a project, but I think it’s caught in a situation where the technical aspects are advancing far faster than the communal ones. In order for PeerTube to actually succeed in practice, I believe that creators ought to reach out to one another to create a type o…


There are tons of updates coming to Pixelfed

Pixelfed is a federated alternative to Instagram that’s been developing all kinds of awesome new features in the past year. Here’s a look…


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