Silencing baraag.net

I’m silencing the baraag.net instance, whose about page says: This instance welcomes loli, shota, fan works, graphic violence, and any sexual depiction expressed as a piece of fiction in subject or setting. Follow them if you want to, but that’s not the federated timeline I want for us.

Upgraded to v2.9.0

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.9.0.

FR's Pixelfed is available for beta testing

Our new Pixelfed instance is available at https://pix.freeradical.zone/ . The Pixelfed project is still pretty young (and so is our installation!) and we’re still ironing out the kinks, but it’s mostly ready for testing now. Sign up and join the fun!

Upgraded to v2.8.4

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.8.4.

Upgraded to v2.8.3

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.8.3.

Upgraded to v2.8.2

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.8.2.

Prove your identity with Free Radical and Keybase

Keybase recently announced native support for Mastodon verification. Free Radical is now supported by that system, so you can log into Keybase and prove that you own your Mastodon account to get a spiffy green checkmark on your profile.

Upgraded to v2.8.0

Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.8.0.

Happy second birthday!

Free Radical turns two years old today! Since joining: The fediverse has grown from 250 instances to nearly 2,000 active ones. The network went from 100,000 users to nearly 2.2 million. Free Radical has grown from 1 user (me) to 1,113, with 114,000 toots. Thanks to everyone who’s made this so much fun!

Silencing humblr.social and sinblr.com

I’m silencing (not blocking) two instances dedicated to NSFW content. If you still want to follow users on them, please do! I mainly don’t want them filling our federated timeline, but I have zero desire to prevent anyone from seeing it who wants to. As a practical matter, I can’t financially afford to maintain mirrors of all their posted content.