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mother goose market, horizontal view, route 476, hazard, kentucky, 1979

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I’m considering emigrating my instances, is there a paid instance of hometown that centers queer folks?

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hey i wrote an article about how it's possible i created micro transactions (sorry!) and an early implementation of loot boxes (sorry again!!). I started Subeta when I was 13, and learned a ton 😬

https://keith.is/posts/paving-the-way-for-micro-transactions

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hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning: artsexperiments.withgoogle.com

it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: experiments.withgoogle.com/ami

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apprenticeship openings - gov benefits (software eng, design) 

Code for America, where I work, has opened applications for our apprenticeship program! it's geared at folks early in their tech career.

we're hiring two software engineers and one UX designer. folks with lived experience on gov programs or with criminal justice system esp encouraged to apply

more info, incl salary, here: codeforamerica.org/jobs

and here's my coworker julie with more context: twitter.com/JulieSeaSuth/statu

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we're now accepting pitches for our KIDS issue of Logic!

deadline is May 15

>Silicon Valley is notorious for turning don’t trust anyone over thirty from a counterculture slogan into a business strategy, which can get awkward as its most famous boy geniuses start to go bald or gray. But this issue will dig into new and unexpected relationships between youth and technologies.

more details including rates for pieces and how to pitch available on our site: logicmag.io/pitch-us/

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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.

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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 >:))

http://tinytools.directory

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

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