So all this stuff about folks setting up their own instances, anyone from the ages of late 30's and up, see ANY similarities of BBSs yet? Its smacking me in the face everytime i see someone asking about adding features or how to solve the federated problems:)

The Ruby library for interacting with the Mastodon client API is in dire need of completion. If you're looking for ways to contribute code, I think that's a good starting point

You can prove your identity on Mastodon with the KBFS, like so, if you care to:


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