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I was invited by a library science professor to deliver a lecture on digital preservation this month! ❤️

Death and sickness 

Death and sickness 

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#Medium now fully completed their paywalling efforts. The public page's now completely inaccessible without logging in.

Unsuspecting visitors to Medium's #articles now can't #read them unless they lock themselves into the platform.

The ability to search for new #content written by independent creators? Gone! The goal's to usurp content created by others free of charge to make you pay the centralized platform to access it.

#Plume exists to combat this, using the power of the #fediverse.


I had a great day today. Thank you for the messages, I really appreciate them!

2018 was the year of change, the year I started my career in tech... This year was the year of establishment, seeking stability and taking care of long-term goals. 🤔

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My hope this year is to make a thing on the fediverse. If you haven't heard of it: it's National Novel Generation Month. The idea is that people try to write code that writes a novel in the month of November.

It occurs during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and like its namesake, it's actually international.

More info here:

(@hugovk has been admirably running the event for more than half its lifespan and just joined the fediverse!)

isn't it ironic that a platform dedicated to documentation is documented so poorly?

That birthday glow hasn't wore out yet! It's a miracle.

When I learned C for the first time, it was such a shitshow. My professor wasn't great, classes started late... I passed, but I wasn't proud of my assignments and wasn't sure if I did understand what I was taught.

I'm taking that same class again as I couldn't reuse my programming credits, and I'm doing so well... despite having a not so great professor again. At least now I'm able to help other students succeed too.

GitBook reminds me of the game The Witness: poor documentation and communication and just when I thought I cracked the code, something proves me wrong.

It's two or three hours of my free time that can totally change someone else's life, and that's what keeps me going. 😊

I get so emotional when people send me messages like that, that makes me realize how powerful it is to volunteer a bit of my time to share my experiences and a few cool opportunities.

Woke up to a message of a person who was at one of the two talks about Outreachy I gave in September and they were thanking me for reassuring them -- they are now planning their first contributions to FOSS now that their initial application was approved!

I'm reading a Brazilian zine for hackers from the 90s and it's so funny, oh my god

Dear fediverse, is there a way to track things like page views or searches on a website without using invasive techniques? Is there such a thing as an ethical way to use analytics?

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Excuse me, sir? That is my foot you're sitting on. Sir? You're quite heavy!

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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 and then as another user on * 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 * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful 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 users, and only ever @ mention other 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, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by!