Mastodon Deployed

About two months ago, there was a big buzz that built up around Mastodon, a decentralised social network. I was really busy with the Melbourne Comedy Festival at the time, and didn’t get to take a look. I’ve had a look now, and taken advantage of the recent ChinWag server upgrade and extra resources to deploy an instance of it. You can sign up and start using it here: https://social.

IRC Gateway

On a testing basis, to see if it’s useful to anyone, I’ve enabled an IRC gateway. This allows you to use your XMPP client to connect to an IRC channel as if it were a native multi-user conference. You should be able to join IRC channels on any network by joining a group chat or MUC, in the format of the following example: #chinwag%irc.freenode.org@irc.chinwag.im Substitute any IRC server name or channel in there as appropriate to your needs.