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I have just released Hometown v1.0.5+3.4.0! This release adds no new features, it simply brings Hometown up to date with Mastodon v3.4.0.

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

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I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool gath.io

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon: patreon.com/posts/organizing-o

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I finished my stint as a Mozilla Fellow and now I'm relaunching my Patreon with a focus on, well, fixing social media.

This means I'm going to continue my concerted work trying to make the fediverse a better place, in the form of best practice guides for running instances, external advocacy, and technical tutorials and training so that more people can contribute software to the fediverse at large.

You can read a partial summary of my work so far at my new Patreon page!

patreon.com/tinysubversions

Big brag 

THQ announced they are developing Jagged Alliance 3, and the senior producer on the title name checked my book on the series as required reading for dev team 😎

rockpapershotgun.com/jagged-al

Friday the 17th already? it's wild to think that Friday the 13th was just four days ago

Wait there's a new immersive sim from Arkane Studios out? It's about assassins in a time loop??? Uhhh sign me up:

store.steampowered.com/app/125

I'm selling a nikon D750 on ebay (camera, body only) 

one last post about selling things!

the digitakt has now been sold, but the Nikon D750 body is still for sale. I've moved it to ebay—here's the posting: ebay.us/HspH7S?cmpnId=53382731

shoot me an offer if you're interested!

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Idea: guy named Mehdi starts a feta cheese company. He also sets up a corporate Mastodon server for advertising his cheese. Then we have fedi meta about Mehdi's feta

"Using the platform" by Elise Hein https://elisehe.in/2021/08/22/using-the-platform

Good overview of where we're at with the "framework-less" approach. For something like ES Modules, I'm looking forward to the day when I can just write static HTML/CSS/JS and have the server optimize the bundles (similar to how modpagespeed used to work).

historians be like: and in this picture this straight man is platonically supporting his also straight associate and this is the picture

on this episode of black mirror: please tell your friends to watch black mirror.

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npm posting 

anyone else always typing `npm rub` instead of `npm run`?

Nice article about art archive bots on social media. Honestly I am pleased that someone remembers my early foray into this field.

observer.com/2021/08/social-me

For an example here on the fediverse check out my @hhra that delves into the Hip Hop Radio Archives

People 🤝 sunsets
being able to appear beautiful

@ton @celia

Oh, PS, #GoToSocial is also implementing local-only posting. The project is a refreshing take and developing rapidly.

https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial

discord is a corporation 

the developer of discord.py is formally deprecating the project, and the only path forward would be for someone else to make a different version under a new name.

essentially, they've been in a constant battle with Discord staff and had their requests completely ignored, and with the latest changes to the API, they have lost all motivation to work on the project. because no one else they trust was able to take over ownership, they're shutting it down.

they made a big post on GitHub about it if you want to read the full story. it's a mess: https://gist.github.com/Rapptz/4a2f62751b9600a31a0d3c78100287f1

from what it seems, there's a good chance that a lot of major Discord bots will not work when the deadline in April 2022 comes by and Discord wants all the bots to switch to the new API. and there's not much you can really do about it

Some thoughts about *that* talk _Why "Web Archiving" is No Longer a Useful Concept or Phrase_

https://inkdroid.org/2021/08/30/why/

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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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