Public service announcement: tomorrow, Sep 28, Mokum website will be unavailable for some time between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM UTC due to maintenance at our hosting provider. Expected downtime is no more than 40 minutes. Thank you for your attention.
(both Mokum servers will be affected, each could be down for up to 20 minutes, thus total downtime 40 minutes) ‎· "Serious" Black
...and we had two more outages, yesterday during the day and this night. ‎· псы в рапиде
April » posted to April and mokum
FYI, for users of the Opera browser, you can install the Mokum Chrome extension (or just about any other Chrome extension), if you install this Opera add-on, first. :)
Fundraising update: 1733 EUR + 0.1110 BTC (~388 EUR). Thank you!
Слушай, я извиняюсь за крипотный интурзив коммент, который может триггерить. Биржи битка кажется отнимают до $9 на $100 при переводе с карты (жаба), а пэйпел меня забанил. Может быть у тебя осталась любая рублёвая кредитка visa/master (тогда я могу перевести по её номеру) или тебе можно сделать wire transfer в USD/EUR? ‎· Ia Ora na ‎· 2
@gevor: будте реалистами - делайте невозможное ‎· пустота ригидность мускулинность ‎· 3
Fundraising has been successfully completed. We've raised €2182 via Paypal + 0.2130 BTC + around 300 euro by other channels. Detailed donations report to follow in few days. Thank you for your support, we're good for another year and a bit more. #mokum-budget.
Dear friends, we've enabled donation page for the third fundraising in history of Mokum: PayPal and Bitcoin are accepted. We need to raise €2410. Thank you!
Update: first 0.006 BTC went through, that is so awesome. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 5
Update: €1551 + 0.1101 BTC. Thank you! ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 3
I'd like to share what's going on with Mokum development. The roadmap that we've compiled about a year ago is still relevant, here is the updated version: Since beginning of this year I was mostly working on two things: reimplementing images support and reimplementing frontend code. Images are mostly done, only a little bit of final migration is needed (and it will bring slightly better avatars). Frontend stuff is basically a lot of technical debt that needs to be paid off. Almost every other bugfix or new feature requires this change, because of improved velocity. This effort is currently visible mostly in the new posting form, which is around 75% finished. Combined, images and new posting form allowed to implement sharing bookmarklet and extension ( that were one of the most popular requests during last voting. All this work happens slower than I thought but quite steady, so I hope to finish it this autumn. After that is finished many well-known bugs will be fixed and improved, the list is quite long.
I've enabled voting page:, and every user's votes are replenished. If you look at the results of previous voting: which happened last May IIRC, we're going quite well and it really helps to focus: 5 out of 6 top-voted features are finished, and the last one is in progress. So, I'd like you to vote again, and if you have any other medium/large feature that is missing from that list: please comment here. Thanks, #project-tyranny ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 5
does "slightly better avatars" mean "round avatars"? ‎· TODO: feathers ‎· 4
^ he said "slightly", not "amazingly" ‎· robotic sneeze reflex ‎· 9
^ so, just rounded corners? ‎· TODO: feathers ‎· 12
Mokum budget proposal, September 2017 - September 2018. We need to raise 2410 EUR. We'd like to migrate to newer/better servers this September. The Paypal Button and BTC address will be announced a bit later. Comments welcome. Thank you, #mokum-budget
Out of curiosity, which of the Mokum service providers can be paid in BTC? ‎· LibSkrat
@libskrat: obvious jokes aside, BTC is a way to let our friends from countries w/o Paypal to participate. I'll probably liquidate entire amount immediately (unless expert consensus would be to wait until BTC is 10k). ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 4
Heh, okay, that makes sense. ‎· LibSkrat
Mokum financial report, December 2016-July 2017: TLDR: €2046.81 spent so far, out of €2225.6 raised. We spend €170/month on average (which is a bit more than I would like, will do something about that). We'll probably have another fundraiser next Friday. Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
April » posted to April and mokum
For Pale Moon users that would like to use the new Mokum sharing extension, instead of the bookmarklet, but can't install it because Pale Moon doesn't support WebExtensions, you can use the Custom Buttons extension, found here: Then visit this XML link and hit the Install button on the right side of the page: Then right click any toolbar in Pale Moon and go to Customize, to add the new button wherever you want it. This button is based on the official Mokum bookmarklet, but unlike the bookmarklet, you are not restricted to keeping it on your bookmarks toolbar. You can put it on any other toolbar, as shown in my screenshot.
Screenshot - 7_11_2017 , 5_57_16 AM.png
Cross-posted to @mokum because I don't know of any groups for posting user made tools. ‎· April
@squadette: Considering that Pale Moon has a toggle setting to report its user agent as a recent version of Firefox, as well as built-in site specific over-rides that do the same, there could already be more Pale Moon users on Mokum than you realize. ;) (mine reports itself as Firefox 52) ‎· April
Dear friends, today is two years since Mokum went live. Thank you for your support! :)
in the #towelday ? :) ‎· Nick ‎· 2
it also indicates that ff has been dead for two years. :( ‎· jeaquares ‎· 1
Didn't realized you launched on #towelday, nice move! :-) ‎· Braga ‎· 4
Hey, we are going to upgrade Mokum database, please be prepared to 10-20 minutes of downtime.
Up for those who have not seen it ‎· Brixie ‎· 1
/* "InnoDB is a pretty solid key-value store implementation, for which a number of popular higher-level fronteds exists, such as MySQL" (quoting from memory) */ ‎· 9000
"Mentions" page was reimplemented as a standard list of posts: It contains posts that a) mention you by username; b) link to your posts; c) link to your k-texts. I'm not sure that selection criteria are completely right, e.g. it looks like your direct messages should not be there, but that could be fixed.
TODO: allow "subscribing" to that page. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 1
I like this, I find that people miss the mentions I make in posts or maybe they're just ignoring it, lol. ‎· Halil
We now have a new aggregate page "Well Said": It contains posts with at least one comment which has 10+ comment likes. By default this page contains posts in languages that you've specified in Settings (
@jeaquares: I reworded announcement a bit, thanks. ‎· псы в рапиде
Images data loss incident report: TLDR: small number of images uploaded before March 2016 was damaged, some irreversibly.
What were you doing when you heard Friendfeed shutdown announcement?
I was walking from hq to McDonalds, passing by Pathé Tuschinski entrance, when I got message from @liquidgold. I giggled nervously while eating Big Mac. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 3
Also thread in Turkish mokum ‎· elenius
I was on friendfeed, obviously ‎· ostelinus ‎· 3
When they published the announcement, I was traveling and realized it only after I came back few days later. When it was shut down, I was on FF taking screenshot of the last moments, trying to win the thread for the last word (and I got very close! :D ) ‎· Brixie ‎· 4
💶💵 Mokum financial report, August 2016-March 2017: TLDR: €1254 out of €2225 spent so far on servers and backup storage 💻. We spend €156/month on average, so we have enough money till October 🎉, so the next fundraising will happen around September 🍂☔. Thank you for your support! 😍 #mokum-budget
what is "friendfeed archive maintenance 50% share"? ‎· ellofizgherard
Dear friends, let's all welcome back our old friend, whom we've all missed for almost two years now: @duck. Open your heart 💖, and let The Duck bless your life!
Dear friends, let me introduce to you, which is a kind of Mokum-based social app that facilitates whatever between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to whatever. It was developed by @vadikas as a reimplementation of well-known "Vduting" application which was quite popular in Russian Friendfeed (including its wildly successful "Vuzhing" offshoot). Here we go again.
First, you need to create an API token at, enter "Movdut" in "Application or service name" and click "Submit". Then use this newly-created token (which is a string of letters and numbers) for authentication on WARNING: token is equivalent to your password, do not ever tell it to anyone you do not fully trust and do not submit it on sites you do not know. You can always "Revoke" that API token from the same page you've created it. That was the scariest part. ‎· псы в рапиде
After successful authentication you can enter up to five usernames and wait. If those users will also register and enter your username, you will be matched, which will allow you to whatever. Subscribe to @barankas bot, so that it would send you direct messages in case of successful match, or just check back to that page in a while. ‎· псы в рапиде
If you have any technical questions or concerns, please use this post: Thanks, ‎· псы в рапиде
Guys, I'm going to reboot Mokum servers in next 5-10 minutes. Expected downtime is no more than 5 minutes.
done ‎· "Serious" Black ‎· 1
took a bit longer, because the world government was trying to inject some malw ‎· "Serious" Black ‎· 24
Dear friends, we've released new images engine. Main features are: a) thumbnails are delivered in optimal size, perfectly resized for your screen width (and fully Retina- and similar technologies ready). This is especially useful for mobile phones because it conserves bandwidth. Additionally, if your Android device is in "data savings" mode then thumbnail images are compressed even further; b) Uploaded images are post-processed, e.g. removing EXIF tags for privacy. c) There will be no more issues with half-broken animated GIF files, because we no longer transcode GIF files. d) issue with some photos being too dark is finally resolved; f) additionally, several bugs with image layout engine were fixed, so that screen is better used, especially on smaller devices. There are several more things that need to be implemented, both user-visible and under-the-hood, but this could be declared v1.
Many thanks to @haron for setting up everything. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 1
Technical details: thumbnail jpeg images are compressed with jpeg quality 70% (50% in data savings mode); lightbox images are compressed with jpeg quality 90% (60% in data savings mode). (For now, though, lightbox still serves old images, that will be fixed). Image resizing server is 133 lines of Perl. ‎· псы в рапиде
New engine allows us to eventually implement: a) "paused GIF" mode, where animated gifs are delivered only on image click, saving bandwidth; b) new lightbox for panoramas and longcat-style images; c) uploading non-standard image formats such as BMP; d) Retina-enabled avatars; e) attaching images to comments; f) inserting images to k-texts. ‎· псы в рапиде
April » posted to mokum
@squadette It might be time for a new logo or favicon.
Nah, just wait few months. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 14
You mean when Medium becomes the next Friendfeed and all their users start looking for something to replace their missing green M, find Mokum and start writing all their essays as Texts? :P ‎· April
You planned this all along, didn't you? Just ready & waiting, huh? ‎· April ‎· 1
@app103: yeah, you need to train on minions before raiding the level boss. Update: last 10 seconds. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 5
Dear friends, recently permanently disallowed playing audio tracks uploaded to your user accounts on third-party sites (including Mokum). This was done quite abruptly. There were 514 tracks from shared by 68 users on Mokum. was the first music sharing service we've implemented, and it was done almost exactly a year ago. I've removed audio player (because it now always plays small jingle suggesting you to go to, and only the link to the site search page is left (e.g.: Mokum continues supporting (they seem to be doing quite well, which is really great),,, and direct mp3 URLs, including Dropbox links. Sorry for the inconvenience,
Mokum financial report, August 2016-November 2016: TLDR: €2225.6 (€1890 + €335.6 left from previous fundraising), €602 spent so far. We spend €150/month on average. (NB: I made a mistake in budget proposal and included only one server. Sorry about that!) Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
Brixie » posted to mokum
Wow, the loading bar while expanding the comment section looks very cool on mobile! Thanks!
Thank you!! ‎· 50% ash
Uh? I don't see anything new (latest Firefox on Android 7 with october patches) ‎· Angelo Ghigi
@aghigi: maybe your Internet is too fast. This feature is for consolation. ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 4
Damn! Now I need a way to slow it down ‎· Angelo Ghigi
Hey, I'm going to reboot Mokum server to finalize kernel upgrade. 2-3 minutes of downtime expected (unless I did something wrong).
Done. We are presumably safe from Dirty COW vulnerability now ‎· "Serious" Black ‎· 2
^ write, and you'll receive a copy. ‎· 9000