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brazen useless francophilia 

brazen useless francophilia 

brazen useless francophilia 

musing about money/fundraising, open source projects 

musing about money/fundraising, open source projects 

Legendary Apollo project programmer Margaret Hamilton, next to a printout of weirdo tech bro replies to her posts

(I prefer to think that tactical information encoding/decoding is sort of a peripheral specialist use of language, that instead its use as a way of performing social actions is much more primary)

(I just think that Heritage quote is really pithy and useful, especially in dispelling the notion—which seems to be common in, say, natural language processing and computation/software in general—that verbal behavior is just tactical information encoding/exchange/decoding between two individuals)

from Wooffitt, Robin. The Language of Mediums and Psychics: The Social Organization of Everyday Miracles. Ashgate, 2006, p. 48.

"One of the most distinctive features of [conversation analysis] is that interaction is viewed as a domain of activity in its own right. Interactional practices are regarded as exhibiting an order which is not reducible to the psychological idiosyncrasies of the speakers, nor... macro-sociological variables such as class structure and power relations. As Heritage puts it, ‘the institution of interaction largely antedates the characteristics of those who staff it’"

If MoMA bans my ass for shouting "MY KID COULD DO THAT" at a Rothko, I will look right at Mr Lowry and walk backwards into damnation

please CW politics. it’s 8 am here and one scroll down the tl and i already feel like shit

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I have FINALLY FOR REAL fixed the issue where my RSS-to-ActivityPub converter wasn't sending posts to Pleroma instances in the correct format. I have rectified that. And this time I have an actual test Pleroma instance on which I've confirmed it working. Once again, here is that tool, which is now Mastodon and Pleroma compatible!

I have also updated my ExpressJS ActivityPub server for compatibility:

(also because it's a bounded task that won't take very long; also because it will result in an artifact potentially useful to me and others)

I think I have an idea for national poetry month: a daily livestream of me retyping William Carlos William's _Spring and All_ (which has recently entered into the public domain in the US) 3 pages at a time

(why? because it's a favorite of mine and I want to understand better how it works; Stein writes that "I always say that you cannot tell what a picture really is or what an object really is until you dust it every day and you cannot tell what a book is until you type it or proof-read it.")

most common 100 words in paper titles from my zotero. something weirdly comforting about how on brand this list is I guess

(I couldn't figure out how to actually export this list from zotero, so I had to screenshot it and pass it through tesseract; I'm just now noticing that it says "general-mi," that's supposed to be "general-ml" as in "machine learning")

for my first post on this friend camp account, an autobiography in the form of a list of collections (52!) in my zotero. many of these are directly related to particular projects, a few of them are really intertwined (e.g. nonsense, poetic-sound-similarity-symbolism, sound-poetry, computational-phonology), some are pre-emptive shots in the dark about future directions of research that might not actually pan out ("christianity" only has one entry right now)

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!