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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

I am overjoyed to announce that I'm joining the Video Game History Foundation as their new library director! https://gamehistory.org/library-director-phil-salvador/

android gaming recommendation 

The pixel art is really lovely (this is speaking as someone who has grown tired of half-hearted pixel art). Also the UI programming is blazingly fast, which I cannot underscore how happy that makes me. The little FM synthesis sound effects have a ton of personality.

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android gaming recommendation 

I'm always trying to find non-freemium games that I like on Android. I prefer paying once for something and having the monetization decoupled from the game itself.

Anyway, Slice & Dice is a really great, fast paced dice-rolling RPG combat roguelite.

You can buy it for mac/pc/android here: tann.itch.io/slice-dice

It's also on the Google Play store.

A detailed review: buried-treasure.org/2021/07/sl

it's darkly funny to me how tolkien's obsessive worldbuilding, insanely long copyright terms, and the 21st century media conglomeration have lead to this truly wild web of rights

A child 🤝 a business man
being able to tie his shoes

my husband informs me that today is the Feast of the Ass

... I am torn between "heh heh" and "that's actually very sweet"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_Ass

Contributing to the commons, a commons where others contribute for our benefit as well, is not the same as plain old labor. I'm starting to feel like trying to apply the "labor" lens to open source development is itself a problem that's pulling us in the wrong direction.

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Moxie Marlinspike wrote an interesting piece on web3. I very much disagree with his take on centralization. He restates it again here. He claims no one ever wants to run a server. ... my home server disagrees with you, Moxie.
He does a good job here exploring web3 tech without any buzz words, and he has a gooddepth of knowledge in cryptography. If you want more of a skeptical technical overview of web3 I think it's a good read.

https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html

🎶but you don’t really care for Numa Numa🎶

Guantanamo opened 20 years ago today. People are still being held prisoner there, many without charge or trial. That's longer than some people on this website have been alive.

Something especially insulting is the branding of the conversation with ~emoji vibes~ but the actual conversation is your standard awful business innovation bullshit talk. Reflects the DAO thing as a whole

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I have a secret Twitter alt that I use to listen to Twitter Spaces because I don't want these spaces advertised to the people who actually follow me

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I listened to the conversation for a minute and learned some new terminology: B2D

B2B = business to business service provider
B2D = business to DAO service provider

massive psychic damage

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Here's a good article that includes a lot of my skepticism of DAOs as well a definition of what they are

maxread.substack.com/p/ragequi

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There's a lot of reasons to hate living in 2022 but the fact that Twitter keeps telling me to join audio conversations like this one feels personally insulting

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Friend Camp

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

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