Friday Bits 7/14/2023

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09:09 It turns out there’s a kind of “verification” of accounts that Mastodon implements. (I find it hilarious when Mastodon implements something that is just like Twitter.) It’s not really an identify verification, it’s just a domain ownership verification. If you put a link into one of the key/value pairs in your profile, Mastodon will go to the link and look for a rel=“me” link back to your account, and count that as verification. Anyway I added such a link to so I should show up as “verified” on Mastodon, once I publish it.

09:31 Hrm well my first test of trying to discover this account from a Mastodon instance failed miserably, and I have no information whatsoever on what went wrong.

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