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Friend Camp has about 50 active users and I just noticed we have more than half a million posts here since August 2018! I mean that's 11 a day per person on average but still. That seems wild to me.

Last I checked something like 75% of our posts are unfederated. That's still 125 thousand posts sent to the fediverse. I think local-only posting increases the vitality of community, increasing the volume of overall activity, and contributing more to the fediverse than a less vital instance would.

i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

hey my department at NYU has two very exciting opportunities you all should apply for: a teaching/research fellowship ($30k stipend, due 4/15) and a project residency ($5k stipend, due 5/1)

Hey fedi, the Recurse Center is offering up to $1000 to trans/non-binary/women programmers for upcoming batches. RC changed my life and is just an amazing experience/community -- see here for more:

Come work with me. We're hiring a Head of Information Security:

Please spread the word, and hit me up if you have questions.

Another faux award goes out to the U.S. State Department for refusing to release records about former Sec. Pompeo's preferred sandwiches and pizza toppings.

brontosaurus with steps view 1, dinosaur park, route 23, ossineke, michigan, 1988

giant pike side view 2, fishing hall of fame, hayward, wisconsin, hayward, wisconsin, 1988

dinosaur village rv mobile home park, dinosaur statue head detail, route 40, jensen, utah, 1991

coops reading & discussion group 

tbc, my job (criminal record clearance) is also in part funded by CZI. no shade, just honestly always shocked by the reach of that philanthropic org

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coops reading & discussion group 

ebprec's biggest chunk of money was from CZI last year? what? that zuckerberg money is *everywhere*

also: cooler, they got a chunk of change from rainbow grocery's foundation

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coops reading & discussion group 

future economies reading group discussion sesh tonight is focused on raising capital in cooperatives and so far has featured folks from ampled (worker/creator-owned bandcamp and the east bay permanent real estate cooperative (

both are pretty rad! main speaker was supposed to be from equal exchange but I missed him

here's the link with readings: if this interests you, join for future!

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.