p.s. There's a bug which is causing the @dev account link to appear in a new tab instead of as a profile page. This can complicate the following process.
You can work around this by pasting @ dev @ microblog.pub (but without the spaces) into the search box on Mastodon etc and then opening the profile in the search results, where you can click follow.
p.p.s. Little update, the link bug has been fixed! 🥳 You can now follow @dev by just clicking on it and selecting the follow button.
New / complicated code and setups risk more 404 not found type effects / content not loading