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A while back I built a site that converts RSS feeds to ActivityPub actors that you can subscribe to from Mastodon and other ActivityPub-compliant social networks:

I've now also published the source code:

I'm hooooooome! Of course the second I set foot in the house my body was like "hey you are going to be suddenly ill, you're welcome"

Heading back home to Portland but I did get to see @mattlaschneider while I was here in Edmonton, and was really nice.

*slaps roof of my ass* this bad boy can fit so many ficuses in it

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We hope you're ready for someone to canonically attempt to have sex with their own stand because it's time for today's episode, "Rainbow Halo Fake Josuke"!!!

Hey! There's a new episode of the podcast I co-host with @deerful where we talk about our obsessions. This week is one of mine: the fiction of Thomas Pynchon.

I had my latest game "Chess but harder" ( featured on the homepage today and its the most recognition I've ever had for one of my games


They even got an artist to make art for it. No one's ever made art for something I've done ever. I'm so emotional right now y'all.

Now that I have my local version of #BigGAN running, exploring the wilderness and weirdness of its latent space will become a bit faster and comfortable.

I'm giving the opening keynote at Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment this morning! In just a few minutes it'll be streaming, and should also be available afterwards at this link too.

I am in Edmonton, Alberta. Gonna give my talk this morning at and then I'm going to presumably see a bunch of interesting talks on AI in games and hang out with a bunch of people whose work I've been following forever but have never met IRL!!!

One of my life goals is to own and operate a burger restaurant in Calais.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

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