April 26, 2023

What Journalists get wrong about Twitter an Mastodon

It's a bit like watching someone repeatedly getting conned into playing a shell game. But hey, what can you do, right?
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April 20, 2023

Fedimeister v1.2


  • Treat the apostrophe as letter like instead of punctation, so it doesn’t interfere with spellchecking.
  • Strip whitespaces from addresses copy&pasted into the signup field.


  • Make highlighted text in rendered quotes look less like hyperlinks.
  • Reduce visual lag when pasting large texts into the composer.

April 11, 2023

Fedimeister v1.1

New Features:

  • Show the time of publication in a nicely formated tooltip when hovering over the text field in the composer.
  • Added Edit > Force thread creation to create threads with short posts.
  • Added Edit > Place Cursor to position the cursor at the start of a selected preview block.
  • When making a post, set it automatically as the one, that is being replied to.


  • Select the best matching dictionary for spellchecking, when replying to someone (Mastodon only hints the language, not the language variant).
  • Spellchecker should no longer randomly crash the application on Linux.
  • Quote Tweeting: text highlights were one character off to the right.
  • Quote Tweeting: fixed formatting of the alt text.

April 6, 2023

To stop or not to stop that is the question

When creating threads, Fedimeister automatically breaks long texts to fit into posts. The easiest way to do this would have been to just apply the cut at the space before hitting the 500 character limit (or whatever the instance uses). But that would have inevitably resulted in a lot of sentences being ripped apart. So, instead of spaces, the algorithm currently looks for the following stop symbols: . , ; : ? ! as safe break points.

I’m not quite happy with comma, collon and semicollon being used as break points. On one hand it is desirable to be able to chop really long sentences apart (we germans can and will build monstrosities), on the other it means that sentences still get ripped apart (albeit sensibly).

I could make this configurable, but that would result in one of those obscure config options, I’m trying to avoid. I’ll leave it as is for now. Maybe I’m obessing over a non issue here. Feel free to discuss under #fedimeister .

April 6, 2023

Fedimeister v1.0

First public release.

  • This is not a standalone Mastodon client (yet), but rather a supplement to the webclient.
  • Spellchecking is currently only supported on Linux.

March 29, 2023

Hello world

New project, new website. This time build with Bulma instead of Bootstrap (for obvious and maybe not so obvious reasons).