If you are interested moving to labyrinth.social (or just setting up an alt here) please send me a DM!

You can find out more info about the server here:


For the moment I will not be inviting strangers, only a small number of people I’m already acquainted with.

@robotcarsley Thanks for the pointer! That sounds like a good place to start.

is there a list somewhere of possibly blockworthy instances I can review and use as a starting point?

shout out to schlaugh, a small private social blogging platform run by friend of mine which as far as I know has always had end to end encryption on DMs.


It's very strange to me that Mastodon DMs are still currently stored as plain text.

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As I think about eventually inviting people to join me on this server, I've been considering the security/privacy implications of being a random person who invites some friends to join a server you control or even physically own.

And also, some issues inherent to federated models

In some ways it's a lot thornier than the security issues on big corporate platforms


(you'd think I would not need external confirmation about this but caches lie and I'm not quite sure I understand how caches work across servers in the fediverse)

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Additional aws test... 5 emojis should display in the above post, and 5 in this one. Please let me know if either of those is not the case for you
:ms_crt_noise: :ms_rainbow_flag: :ms_male_symbol: :ms_crt_blue_screen: :ms_quoiromantic_flag:

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Testing aws. Let me know if either my avatar or the image in this toot isn't displaying correcly

Status Update: added (some) custom emojis from the mutant standard set

:ms_crt_green_lines: :ms_ace_sign: :ms_asexual_flag: :ms_pride_100: :ms_crt_test_pattern:

there won't be much here for a while but eventually it's gonna be something


labyrinth.social is a small invite-only private Hometown server for friends of Tom Dickinson.