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I've released version 2.0.0 of my RSS to ActivityPub converter! This now provides functionality I'd hacked in to - it requires OAuth 2.0 authorization for someone to create a new AP account for an RSS feed.

I used to run this service "in the open" but was overwhelmed by spammers. Now the admin of a Mastodon (or Pleroma or any federated server that is an OAuth 2 provider) can provide this converter as a service solely to members of their instance.

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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.

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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

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:

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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!

I just uploaded something for NaNoGenMo (National Novel Generation Month) 2021.

It is called Strivriven and it is a diffusion of a sentence. It expands and propagates in a somehow ‘electrical’ way (following a sine wave with frequency modulation). You can see/download the book (PDF, 37 MB) here:

Food, gross 

Stroopwafel [stress poop waffel]

I unironically love this 1996 version of our library catalog...

and by catalog, I more mean a site where you can click to launch the catalog in telnet! And do other things.

also the LOGO

Migrating people from corporate surveillance platforms 

By micro community I mean, your family, friends, reading group, church, affinity group, or neighbors.

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Migrating people from corporate surveillance platforms 

Smugly berating people for continuing to use Facebook/Twitter/etc will never work.

Instead, we need to step up as a humble member of our micro communities. Offer to build customized alternatives tailored to their needs, offer free trainings, write customized documentation, serve as on-call technical support. And in return build enough trust that when we bring proposals to change infrastructure they will jump on board.

The question is not whether or not I have something to hide. Everyone has things they wish to keep private and confidential for many reasons. The question instead is whether or not you should surveil me.

Having something to hide implies a possible future transgression that I may commit. Surveilling me is a form of control that you are actively engaging in.

now that Lemmy is federating, consider checking out e.g. @nichewiki :)

React ecosystem complaining 

I can't believe that it took until react-router version 5 or 6 for it to have documentation that wasn't utterly hacked together and incomplete. Unfortunately I'm stuck on v3 for a work project...

@jplebreton Hey do you know if anyone has proposed marriage via DOOM WAD? @andy was asking and I figured you of all people would know

Speaking as an American Of A Certain Age (38) who took Advanced Placement Computer Science in high school, I wonder how much professional C++ software is/was floating around out there that uses the apvector, apstring, and apmatrix helper classes that were written specifically as teaching tools...

ok so this is usable now

having gone through a bunch of them, i don't think it's that inspiring. oh well!

Edna Krabappel + Pearl (Steven Universe)
Iggy Pop (Venture Brothers) + Klaus Nomi (Venture Brothers)

Nice piece on David Graeber:

Love this quote re: Abdullah Ocalan of the PKK:

> As an anarchist, he had a certain discomfort with the portraits of Ocalan that were everywhere in Rojava, Graeber told one interviewer — but a leader in jail for life was a leader he could tolerate.

Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit.

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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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