This is the thoroughly sourced article on China’s “social credit score” I’ve been waiting for.

Good morning I didn’t sleep last night and now I’m flying all day, can’t wait 2 b sick

thanks to facebook for its bold leadership in selling out sex workers in order to make sure it got value for money on its congressional lobbying

Another genderless insult you can use at the beach Show more

refrigerators are domesticated winter

Gonna start some laundry and buy some food like a LITERAL HERO

Darius needs to come home because I don’t want to go to the grocery store and whenever I say that he says “oh I’ll go!”

Need his alienness.

Time to rake the yard!

Sometimes I can’t believe how much time I used to spend curating song order on mix tapes and now I’m like “oh MBJ’s workout playlist is on Spotify? GOOD ENOUGH.”

Morning briefing Show more

I wish you could put account nicknames on stuff in AWS and it included those nicknames when it sent you bills. Every month I’m like “the fuck are we running that’s charging this much??” and every month Darius is like “[same shit you knew about last month but forgot]”

Morning briefing Show more

Sobriety thoughts Show more

Sobriety thoughts Show more

Sobriety thoughts Show more

shout-out to the me that was confident I'd go to bed early tonight

It’s midnight and Oliver is convinced he needs a second dinner

Unrelated to my mod issues: in the new expansion pack there is a famous couple and they have a son named Orange. I cannot.

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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
  • 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 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!

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