a gallery offered to buy a custom keyboard to show one of my games and this has kicked me off into another 4 hour research spiral about what mechanical key switch is best, aaaaa i can't afford this hobbyyyy, i mostly use a laptop, why do i love them so muchh

some unmanipulated text from the corpus i'm scraping for my nanogenmo ideas. i'm just in love with the vibe of it. if you guess where its from without googling phrases i'll be so impressed!!

everest boosted

here's a church nearby in the process of being totally rebuilt. i love maps a lot and i enjoy exploring places in this way. it's just a shame that this massive beautiful 3D dataset is owned by a corporation. openstreetmap.org is great for 2D maps though and you should use it!

us pol / general bad Show more

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also the way the entire house's lights flicker when you press print

dragged my horrible old laserjet printer from 2002 outta my parents basement to print some zines and the awful squeak it makes when you hand-feed it single sheets has got me all nostalgic

nobody got hurt and i’m not sad about it btw!! its what happens when you live on an undammed river. its just likeYEAH i get it, time passes on and we all grow and change, okay, geeez

lol my 28th year has begun with a trip to texas to witness the receding floodwaters that’ve left my childhood home new and unrecognizable, and i’m like, god, quit it w the obvious metaphors movie of my life ya know 🙄

ugh yeah sw desert mess me up ya know

turns out after you're not on the internet for a few weeks its really hard to wanna start using it again. i'm gonna try to ease in over here instead of the Big World

i am headed out to rural nevada for a few weeks, to a residency with no cell or wifi. apparently there is a 6 mile walk to a reception hill, so, probably,, see you never

catch me on the work call trying to be a confident, giving, and glowing potential fellowship recipient on a news day like today, eek

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time for my biannual email to the neopets help desk to see if they'll unfreeze my 20 year old account yet

like 50% of me and my dad's text interactions are me responding w multiple exclamation points to one of his nature videos

probably unhealthy association between output and value Show more

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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!

Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!