BOSTONSOCIAL.ONLINE, unlike it's name, is no longer ONLINE.

The Firefish project is abandoned.

While others have forked the project to create new replacement applications from the code, they are not ready for general release. And it's unlikely the current database will be compatible. There is no way to salvage this project.

Keeping the current code running is not an option because there would be no security fixes.

Thank you to all who came along with me on this journey. I thought it would go for a lot longer. It was an exciting adventure!

You are welcome to join me on my Mastodon instance

I also have a beta version of a Bluesky PDS (Personal Data Server) that you can use for joining Bluesky without keeping your data and identity on their corporate servers. If interested, send me an email at and I'll send you an invite code along with details. If you are currently registered at, you can move your account to my PDS.

You can follow me on Mastodon at
and on Bluesky at

See Ya! Ralph from the Simpsons