social platforms

Mastodon

Mastodon is a federated and decentralized microblogging system.

You can interact with other Mastodon users at Mania Systems with it, but you can also interact with nearly* everyone else in the fediverse (fediverse?!). Also, there's some pretty cool custom emoji to play with trans flag emoji including black stripe blob person holding genderqueer flag emoji tranarchy emoji

You can request to register on Mastodon, and one of the mods will approve the account. If you know someone already on our instance, you can also get an invite link from them and skip the approval.

*The moderators block certain instances and content to help keep our members' timelines clean.

Jitsi Meet

Jitsi Meet is an encrypted video conferencing platform. You can create calls and share the link with others to let them join the call.

It works right from the browser with no software to install. On iOS and Android, you can also install the Jitsi Meet app, and update the server URL in the settings to meet.mania.systems and the app will work with our server.

No signup is necessary - just head over there and pick a clever meeting name to get started!

Gitea

Gitea is a git hosting service where you can store the code for your projects.

GitHub is great and all, but the internet is all about decentralization, and GitHub is home to easily the large majority of open-source projects. Microsoft could easily decide to, for example, ban entire countries. Spread the love & spread the code - we'll host your git repositories for you!

The Gitea configuration allows for most major collaborative features people use - private & public repositories, organizational accounts, issues & pull requests, wikis, and releases. You can also import your existing GitHub repositories in a few clicks blobcat winking emoji

It's got open registrations, so you can just sign up on the registration page to get your account going. Unfortunately, it does have a captcha enabled right now, which isn't really accessible - I'm working on alternative. In the meantime, if the captcha is an issue, let me know and I'll set it up for you.