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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 rss.friend.camp - 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.

github.com/dariusk/rss-to-acti

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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

What Jabber account providers would you recommend that is screen reader friendly and in English? #XMPP #Accessibility

I know what you're thinking "If only there was a way to turn arbitrary text into MIDI music! Either because I'm doing #looptober or because I just want to play a sentence!"

Well, I have excellent news for you. Come check out Smashtunes, a hot new piece of software, just for you.

https://hypnovir.us/smashtunes/

Mozilla has announced a grant of up to $30,000 "to people and projects that illuminate how to reimagine data in a way that shifts power away from big tech platforms and toward individuals and communities."

foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog

I've released version 2.0.0 of my RSS to ActivityPub converter! This now provides functionality I'd hacked in to rss.friend.camp - 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.

github.com/dariusk/rss-to-acti

Anyone interested in following Mastodon release notes in their ActivityPub feed can follow this account here (this might exist elsewhere too, but I couldn't find one):

@mastodon_releases

I forget to use Mastodon but hey I released a very good puzzle game today https://www.bonfirepeaks.com/ - my first time publishing someone else's game!

I know more about BGP than 99.9999% of the world's population and I know *next to nothing* about BGP

"There is some sort of perverse pleasure in knowing that it's basically impossible to send a piece of hate mail through the Internet without its being touched by a gay program. That's kind of funny.” -Eric Allman, creator of sendmail. The Advocate, 3 March 1998, p. 41.

excellent article about prosthetics and ableism:
https://www.inputmag.com/culture/cyborg-chic-bionic-prosthetic-arm-sucks

"The most disabling thing about missing my left arm is the way the world treats me, regardless of whether I put on a prosthesis for the day. “People have such rigid ideas about the human body,” says Sara Hendren, Professor at Olin College of Engineering and author of What Can a Body Do? “People wouldn’t make such a huge deal out of disability if they saw their own bodies as getting and receiving help when they need it.”

went to install python on ubuntu and was punked by my former self

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videogames 

my newest coworker graduated from Sapienza University and I'm here thinking "that's a weird way to say someone has spent a lot of time playing Hitman"

work, jira complaining 

I wish the Jira web app wasn't slow as shit. It would be one thing if they had a desktop app they cared about more, but as far as I can tell the web app IS the product? And it performs horribly??

Kiseki chat 

@danbruno A friend of mine is new to the series and started with Sky. She's on SC right now and just got to the tea party arc and loving it. I'm sitting here thinking now that maybe Sky SC is my favorite game in the series... it's so good?????

Tech Job opening on my team, boosts very cool 

My team is hiring for a Level 1 Information Security Analyst!

Trying not to dox myself: The company is worldwide but doesn't have worldwide hours, Fortune 1000, we're located in Portland Oregon and we're not fucking Intel or Nike (thank goodness). We also don't make bombs or work with the DoD so bonus points for not being evil (as much as you can in such a company so closely tied to global capitalism).

Culture is extremely queer-friendly, I'm openly transgender and lesbian and have received zero static from day one.

We're looking for fresh-outta-college type people or people looking to change careers who have good pattern recognition skills. Background in Analytics is of course cool, but we're also looking for backgrounds in Marketing, Journalism, GIS, General IT, you don't NEED a background in Information Security (we're good about teaching that stuff).

Position is based largely in the Portland Oregon area, but we're 100% remote work until at least February and likely longer (but that's just my opinion).

Any additional questions, please feel free to DM me. <3

My lesbian road trip RPG Get in the Car, Loser! is NOW OUT! Features strategic momentum-driven combat, and shoving your foot in your mouth in the backseat for being a gay disaster. Play for free, and get the extra story DLC here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/938860/Get_In_The_Car_Loser/
https://loveconquersallgames.itch.io/getinthecarloser

John Cage tells my favorite story about Morton Feldman:

"Morton Feldman & I were driving back from some place in New England where a concert had been given. He is a large man and falls asleep easily. Out of a sound sleep, he awoke to say, 'Now that things are so simple, there's so much to do.' And then he went back to sleep."

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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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