i'm putting together an in-browser thing that takes a .gpx file and recreates the gps route in a canvas with satellite imagery (as part of a bigger project). and i have to do fiddly timing math and i um it uh it finally happened, the two trains traveling in opposite directions at x mph math problem is DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO MY LIFE

secret preview of the sound i'm working on for the next withering systems project ifyoulived.org/worm_back.mp3

i'm at this residency rn where my collaborator is doing a ton of field work, and i'm staying back at the station writing code and 3d-printing custom bolts and shit. and like- i guess its good to know i'm basically the greasy space mechanic that never leaves the ship??

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catch me at the free breakfast at the embassy suites, crying into my omelette over james and the giant peach

anxietyy Show more

woww tbh i’m into how horrible and extreme this detroit airport media art is. airport art is always so banal and non-obtrusive but i’d take more terminal walkways that feel like kitschy themepark hells!

i’m leaving signal culture today and it was all great but nothing will compare to learning about analog video synths with My Hero Academia ambiently running in from the cable box

there's this pair of stray half-grown orange kittens that hang out on the windowsill of the residency i'm at rn and i have to leave tomorrow and i feel real messed up about it?

i know that they must be friends w every apartment on the block but like, i've never not adopted a cat that came calling every day. i mean they're perfect darling angels wtf why would i leave??

nostalgia/tech is bad Show more

work navel-gazing Show more

also, its more standard fare but phoebe and her unicorn is also on gocomics and is also pretty good and wholesome, especially when it gets into the grit of human-unicorn cultural differences imo. gocomics.com/phoebe-and-her-un

i can't stop reading the comments on new nancy?? i avoid media comments as a rule but oh my god seeing the olds wrestle everyday w a comic that suddenly involves Phones and New Friends Of Color is delicious

i think i want to get some tattoos of radiation bred plants. rio star grapefruit and this predominant form of peppermint ("Todd's Mitcham") were both atomic mutants and they're both interesting and nice cultivars that've made it so broadly into the wider world

aaaa i’ve been in the woods and the mushrooms are! so good!

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp)
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

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