Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: fediverse

TIL: Setting up a personal Fediverse ID / Mastodon instance October 28th, 2022

Elon buying Twitter kicked me towards finally setting up a Fediverse presence, something I’ve been meaning on doing for a while. It was important for me to do this in a way that maintains control over my own identity. The easy way would have been to create an account on mastodon.social, or one of the private Mastodon instances that friends of mine host. But if I did that, it wouldn’t be fixing the main problem with Twitter: that I don’t own my own identity.…

TIL: Bi-directional sync between Mastodon and Twitter using Github Actions November 2nd, 2022

After setting up my Mastodon instance, I wanted to set up bi-directional sync between Mastodon and Twitter. I wanted to be able to post to either platform, and have it show up on the other. Andrew recommended mastodon-twitter-sync, but like the Mastodon instance itself, I didn’t want to have to operate a server tu run this on. Github Actions is great for things like this: though it bills itself as a CI/CD tool, it’s also a great way to run random bits of code on a schedule.…