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Here's a photo of the meetup. I asked everyone to become invisible and they obliged. Love the fediverse

I'm at Portland Radical Pride (a cop and corp free alternative to Pride). My friend set up this art table!

@yunohost Hi, I was wondering, is there a way to customize or change the size of the Yunohost logo iframe on apps? For example, it covers up some key UI on some working (but not "validated") apps like calibre-web

Oh wow. So that really famous centralized vs decentralized vs distributed diagram that I quote above? Well, in one of the companion papers, Baran provides this iteration on it, which in my opinion is far superior and I'm going to start using in my presentations.

Full paper:

Okay it never really occurred to me that in the 1960s a crytopgraphic key could be literally just a single punch card that you held onto. It presumably was under lock and key itself!

(Image from a related paper by Baran, "Security, Secrecy, and Tamper-Free Considerations". )

Am I currently holding in my hands a physical copy of the exact paper that invented packet switching as prepared for the United States Air Force?


Here's Paul Baran's RAND-published September 1962 justification for distributed communications networks summed up in a single chart. It's also the same paper where the famous "centralized vs decentralized vs distributed" triptych of graphs comes from. You still see this exact diagram, uncited, in modern presentations on the decentralized/distributed web.

Full paper:

Every IMP (basically a proto router) on the ARPANET, December 1970.

literally all I want to do is read the collected RAND Symposia on Computing

Reading through transcripts of internal conversations at RAND Corporation (big cold war think tank) back in 1958 about the future of computers and programming and this.... it's too real

Louis Pouzin may be my new computer networking hero. His writing (in English, not his native language) just jumps off the page, and he always includes political analysis with his technical analysis. He understands that you can't do one without the other.

Here's an OCR translation of the attached photograph of text: ("Virtual Circuits vs Datagrams", 1976)


Paper on Pouzin as a lost figure in networking history:

"no poop allowed in the toilet" will always be my favorite genre of sign

I always travel with an hmdi cable in case I need to watch JoJo's Bizarre Adventure while traveling

it's Friday night and I'm planning to get fucked up in my hotel room

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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
  • 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful

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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