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I have just released Hometown v1.0.5+3.5.2!

No new features, just bringing things up to parity with the latest Mastodon v3.5.2. Lots of cool new features thanks to their team and contributors, though.

We will have some Hometown tweaks/fixes/features coming soon though!

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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'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!

When I think about a "minimal daily life" computer, often looking back to the last non-PC pre-Internet machines like the Apple iigs and the Amiga, it rapidly becomes apparent how a "minimal daily life" machine doesn't even fit the metaphors of those machines because they were tailored to be *part* of daily life and not *the center of* daily life. 2/

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just came across a new mastodon instance called and just had to follow like everyone on it cause its filled with interesting folks... #followthursday

Very niche question: Is there any other way to program bigraphs other than ocaml?

90s rap 

was reminded about O.C.'s "Time's Up" and ughhh I love this song so much. My favorite opening to a rap song ever, maybe?

> You lack the minerals and vitamins, irons and the niacin / fuck who did I offend, rappers sit back I'm bout to begin

Also there's so much in this track that's been sampled on other songs, it's wild

I still tear up a little when I think about this short story I read once. Specifically how the baby refused to wear its shoes and the parents had to sell the shoes to make the shoe money back 😢

"I work at a think tank"

"I work at a think unmanned aerial vehicle"

#nowPlaying | "How to #runYourOwn Social" and interview by @natebowling with @darius

Hear about
- problems with corpo media
- #moderation and codes of conduct
- communities of shared interests and community
- quality over quantity exposure
- and more!!

my grayscale tileset for 3.4.3 nethack is really good (and over halfway done.....)

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