Mastodon

Just a small note: I deleted my Microblog.pub instance. I liked this piece of software and it’s a nice single-user alternative to Mastodon, but I don’t need a Fediverse instance anymore. My new fediverse strategy is to use my normal blog to post stuff (you can follow me via @en@jlelse.blog and @de@jlelse.blog) and Miniflux to follow people (Mastodon offers RSS user feeds).

If you reply to posts or mention my user handle in a public post on Mastodon, I will receive a notification and your reply will appear in the “Interaction” section under the post. If you interact with a post on your website and don’t automatically send Webmentions, you can also submit the URL in the form below each post.

By removing Microblog.pub from my server it also reduces the need for resources a lot. Python as well as MongoDB don’t seem to be that resource friendly. I currently use the cheapest VPS option from Hetzner and for the few remaining things hosted there (my website, my blog and some Go tools etc.), it’s more than enough.

You’re right, I just took another look at the specs and corrected the template and added the “mediaType” attribute and set it to HTML. Now microblog.pub shows the summary correctly (even with rendered HTML), Pleroma shows the content correctly (without markup), but Mastodon shows the raw HTML code of the summary. 🤔

I think I finally got ActivityPub support for this blog working. On Mastodon, you can search for @en@jlelse.blog and @de@jlelse.blog to follow the English and German blog. You should also be able to search for the URL of any post and reply to it. But remember that it’s only possible for the reply to appear in the “Interactions” if your profile isn’t locked (so your reply is visible to the public). I will write about my implementation later, when I’m sure everything is working correctly.

Jan-Lukas Else
20 years old student who writes about everything he cares about.