Just FYI, Mastodon v2.6.0 web client adds a nice feature that makes having inline RSS feeds (via something like my RSS-to-ActivityPub converter, bots.tinysubversions.com/conve ) much more convenient. The feature adds a "read more" to any post that is taller than a certain number of pixels, so now my "podcasts" list renders in a way that makes more sense. ("Read more" opens up a detail dialogue where you can read the full post in-client.)

My last decent coffee before I head into not-Portland for two weeks. Willing to take recommendations for excellent coffee in London, particularly bankside, so I can taste them and be really obnoxiously unenthusiastic (Stumptown isn't even close to my favorite here but it's better than most of what I get basically anywhere in Europe)

Oliver is coming to London with me, I guess.

Here I am at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo yesterday, at the Boss Fight Books booth! (I wrote a book for them five years ago about the game Jagged Alliance 2) bossfightbooks.com/products/ja

Love being a human with a telephone number

Ah, the famous saying of chefs everywhere

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The poet Stephanie Adams-Santos recommended I read Lucille Clifton's poetry and: wow this is some good stuff. (I'm reading her collected works.)

Back in the 90s I was in a very famous TV show...

Ah modern friction: nature's gentle dermabrasion

@kaniini Hmmm, I wonder, does ActivityPub support sending a Collection of Objects like in this example from the Activity Vocabulary spec? Then I could send a Note and an Article in one message and the client could just pick the one it wants to use...

@roseveleth ok probably settling on this. Anyway, something you can point masto people to if you want. It should maintain all content from your RSS feed including ads and whatever else

@roseveleth FYI I made a Flash Forward activitypub actor from its RSS feed that people can subscribe to: @flash_forward

I got it formatting pretty nicely in Mastodon, too.

uspol, Portland Show more

Half naked but SFW Sim model?? Also general TMI?? Show more

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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 friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp)
  • 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 friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp 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!

Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!