Upcoming outage on 2024-04-03

I have an Internet connection upgrade scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2024 between 10AM and 2PM Pacific. The FRZ instance will be offline during the upgrade. I wanted to let everyone know well in advance to avoid rioting in the streets, mass anarchy (of the wrong kind), and general chaos.

Upgraded to 4.2.8

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.8.

Upgraded to 4.2.6

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.6.

Upgraded to 4.2.5

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.5.

Florida can go suck an egg, again

The Florida House of Representatives approved a bill to ban social media for kids under the age of 16. What is it with that hive of scum and villainy? There is zero chance, none, nil, that Free Radical will ask visitors to verify their age in a way that would require us to collect personal information. We’ll ignore goofy, unconstitutional laws from other states. If a jurisdiction I care about requires us to collect PII, I’ll move FRZ to somewhere more reasonable.

Upgraded to 4.2.4

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.4.

Upgraded to 4.2.3

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.3.

Upgraded to 4.2.2

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.2.

FRZ will ignore the Online Safety Bill

The UK just passed a stupid Online Safety Bill. As a point of fact, Free Radical is not subject to the UK’s laws. As a point of policy, I couldn’t care less about their goofy regulations. It might as well not exist as far as I’m concerned. In summary, Free Radical has no obligation to, and will not, enforce any bit of the Online Safety Bill (except where it coincidentally aligns with United States and California law).

Upgraded to 4.2.1

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v4.2.1.