Content warning: Pinned post, about following from multiple addresses
Hi, when I follow someone I usually do this from multiple accounts, with different servers and platforms. This is partially as backup. It’s also because different software has different features. E.g. at the moment of writing I mainly post from my Friendica server, but it doesn’t yet support polls, or account migrations. So I also follow from my Pleroma server, which does notify me someone has migrated.
I also sometimes use platforms that support nomadic identity, that allows my channels on multiple servers to be synced. From software that doesn’t support that, a follow request looks like multiple separate requests from those channels.
Content warning: pinned opinion about nude scenes in films
Many actresses are somewhere in their career forced to do a nude (sex) scene. The male actors hardly ever are. To me the purpose seems sales rather than art. I'd wish for films to never include nude scenes and to always use suggestion instead.
Content warning: crossposting policy
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@email@example.com well as from Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr as
@GidiKroonbut I'm mainly using my own Friendica for now. Even though I have been on the fediverse for a few years, I've never done an #Introduction post, so let's do one for this channel.
I tend to post about actresses and singers I'm a fan of, sharing news about their new projects as well as my thoughts about films and tv I watch. In between I give my take on political things as well as about the fediverse. When I learn new things hosting a fediverse server or other technical things, I try to share them here too. Longer posts may end up on my blog
gidikroon.eu(which you can follow at
In real life I work as a software developer, but I keep work separate from a private account like this. I play (beach) volleyball when I can, at a very low level. I live in the Netherlands and occasionally cycle and take photographs. I read and watch sci-fi and fantasy, and am interested in ways to achieve social justice, gender and race equality, sustainable energy use and climate justice.
Feel free to follow, as I will also follow other accounts I find interesting without expectation of them following back. Feel free to share (boost, repeat) my posts if you want, using whatever share function comes with your platform. I tend to close DMs to only allow people I follow. I check my fediverse accounts only one or a few times a day, typically on my phone or tablet, so I tend to not be part of live discussions.
I also enabled the new 'fancybox' add-on, which is very neat!
But by that same argument, should your own posts appear in the network timeline at all?
worker.phpis used and both git repositories are already on the correct branch (e.g.
#!/bin/bash SITE=friendica.gidikroon.eu ADDONDIR=addon sudo -Hu www-data sh -c "cd ~/$SITE \ && /usr/bin/php ~/$SITE/bin/daemon.php stop \ && git fetch origin \ && (cd $ADDONDIR && git fetch origin) \ && git merge --ff-only \ && (cd $ADDONDIR && git merge --ff-only) \ && bin/composer.phar install --no-dev \ && /usr/bin/php ~/$SITE/bin/daemon.php start"
The main difference between this and the documented upgrade procedure is splitting the fetch and the merge steps, to avoid having old addons running on a new main in case of a slow network, and doing the composer step with updated addons included. The main purpose of the script is so I don't forget to stop the daemon processes or to update the addons.
When the current branch is a release candidate branch, but the release has happened and I want to switch to
stable, I use this script to avoid jumping back to the previous release during the process:
#!/bin/bash SITE=friendica-dev.gidikroon.eu # For when the current branch is a release candidate and the actual release has just been released, # or for when the current branch is 'stable' and a release candidate has been branched off. NEWBRANCH=stable ADDONDIR=addon sudo -Hu www-data sh -c "cd ~/$SITE \ && /usr/bin/php ~/$SITE/bin/daemon.php stop \ && git fetch origin $NEWBRANCH:$NEWBRANCH \ && (cd $ADDONDIR && git fetch origin $NEWBRANCH:$NEWBRANCH) \ && git switch $NEWBRANCH \ && (cd $ADDONDIR && git switch $NEWBRANCH) \ && bin/composer.phar install --no-dev \ && /usr/bin/php ~/$SITE/bin/daemon.php start"
A very similar script I used for Osada and Zap, assuming its repositories are already on the target branches (e.g.
#!/bin/bash SITE=osada.gidikroon.eu ADDONDIR=extend/addon/zaddons sudo -Hu www-data sh -c "cd ~/$SITE \ && git fetch origin \ && (cd $ADDONDIR && git fetch origin) \ && git merge --ff-only \ && (cd $ADDONDIR && git merge --ff-only) \ && composer install --no-dev"
You also don't need to 'find a community that suits you', despite what many are saying, if you're not into that type of thing. You can, with some tech knowhow, self host a server like I do and have your very own place to post from. No-one setting quota, no-one setting rules you don't agree with. Or you can just join a big general server and post from there, if you want.
Finding posts about your interests is tricky however, since hashtags don't really work as you'd think. One way is to find people in the list of the trunk project or in the directories provided by your Mastodon or Friendica server.
Oh, and have fun!
(and thanks to a certain actress having lots of news today on the various entertainment sites)
What surprises me is that this influences the notifications you get, not so much the timelines. With regards to the network timeline, in the 'Latest post' setting you never get updates to threads whether you follow them or not, while in the 'Latest activity' you get updates, by everybody, for all threads even the ones you don't follow. There's no in between like 'Latest activity for followed threads' or 'Latest activity by people I follow'.
So if you like a post that consequently many people reply to, maybe because it is some good news story, you keep getting notifications on the bell icon from people you don't follow and that don't @-mention you. That takes a bit of getting used to.
Also I'm still trying to figure out the five different notification streams that exist in Friendica. Only one of those is attached to the notification bell and it's not the one I'm expecting.
A #Friendica tip, at least something I didn't know yet and just found out, is that when you're on the network timeline and you open the left side menu where the forums you're subscribed to are listed, like in this screenshot:
you can click on either the name or the icon of the forum. When you click the name, your network timeline gets filtered to show only the posts from that forum. This is similar to when you click groups or protocols in that same menu.
When you click the icon however, you get directed to the page of that forum itself, on the remote server. This could be useful if some posts have since expired on your own server.
I noticed this when clicking the icon of a non-Friendica group (gup.pe or zap), where the redirect was not possible and an ugly php error was the result. Anyway, it's a neat function.
This was not obvious to me, but you can add descriptive text to images in a #Friendica post. When you click the "image" button and select or upload an image, the bbcode for the image is inserted into your post editor. This has a
[url] tag for the link to the full image and a
[img] tag for the preview image.
It turns out that anything you type between these opening and closing
[/img] tags will be rendered as descriptive text on the image. Adding an
title= attribute doesn't seem to work however.
[url=https://friendica.gidikroon.eu/photo/1929641322612bfa9fd0155603878394-0.jpg][img=https://friendica.gidikroon.eu/photo/1929641322612bfa9fd0155603878394-1.jpg]This will be the descriptive text of the image[/img][/url]