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Pleased to report that Hometown v1.0.5+3.3.0 is now released! This release adds no new features, it simply brings Hometown up to date with Mastodon v3.3.0.

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

https://hopin.com/events/mendercon-2021?code=7qSwgdma5qFBpiN3OH9NE7Tbh You can now register for free for MenderCon https://mendercon.com/ , where I'll be speaking on the idea of starting an open source "repair shop" for legacy software.

#MenderCon2021: Thursday, May 13th, virtual

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Food 

Recently realized that "American cheese", as in the processed cheese you find on McDonald's burgers, is best conceived of as a cheese sauce that comes in convenient slices.

This is your regular reminder that Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable is coming to Netflix later this month. You have approximately 3 weeks to wrap up any remaining chores or projects and lay in supplies before having your shit rocked. ⚓️💜✋💚☮️

In my ongoing quest for simple React setups, this article is mind blowingly good:

kentcdodds.com/blog/super-simp

It explains how to set up a react app with just HTML and JS files, no webpack or browserify or anything. It is fully a toy implementation BUT it helped me understand a lot of the "magic" underlying React in a way that I never had before. It even shows how to write JSX embedded in the HTML file (by including Babel in a script tag).

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my considered front-end programming opinion 

create-react-app should be illegal

I have just launched a website inspired by pronoun.is for Spanish speakers:

https://prono.mbre.es/

I deployed using Hugo, GitHub and Netlify. Quite simple to set up and much easier to edit than plain HTML. I hope people like it ❤️

Wow I love this: today is the launch of the e. e. cummings free poetry archive! A project that shows what we can do when works enter the public domain.

cummings.ee/

Behind the scenes notes: twitter.com/palewire/status/13

Food-related project 

@darius I took a pass at trying to generate the list of sandwiches using a live Wikidata query.

https://edsu.github.io/sandwich/

The descriptions aren't as good (yet). But there are images!

Food-related project 

I made a little site that suggests a random sandwich for you to eat from Wikipedia's list of notable sandwiches.

tinysubversions.com/stuff/sand

In Xanadu did Buck Mulligan
A stately, plump pleasure dome decree

In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

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Friend Camp

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