@dna I don't provide a listing feature, as a "fewer moving parts is better" thing that also happens to be a privacy measure. But I might start thinking about a way to expose them in a way that makes sense.

My keynote for ActivityPub Conference 2020 is now online a few days before the conference begins! Since it's a fully remote conference, the idea is you can (should?) watch the talks before the interactive/live sessions later this week.

Here's the keynote, which is about ways to provide value to users that CANNOT be re-centralized by the big corporations: conf.tube/videos/watch/b8d6c88

And all the other talks, which I'm excited to watch: conf.tube/video-channels/apcon

@kennon @Argus I ought to write it up but basically

20 minutes going over every single feature and setting of the mastodon UI
10 minutes discussing federation broadly
30 minutes walking them though a brief bio of every other public person on the server, plus talking about our movie nights, streaming events, book clubs, various snail mail swaps, etc

@lps @Argus yup! We have 80 people, about 50 of whom joined after I instituted that policy, so I've spent a little over a single work week of time on it in a couple years. It really doesn't feel like a lot, though that's partly because of the small numbers! Also partly because it is a real joy to get to know new campers

@waterbear The video in the post you just replied to explains it better than words can but essentially it is:

when you create a block of content/text (not necessarily a sentence or a section header but a conceptual block that you define) the content is given a unique identifier. That content block can be re-used and embedded seamlessly fully-rendered in different documents (this is transclusion). If you update the block itself in any context, it is updated in all other contexts.

Evan's talk is a really good companion to mine, where he offers a lot of examples of apps that are missing from the ActivityPub ecosystem but also talks in more detail about some of the incentives that big corporations have to chase ("engagement", for example) that community-based social software providers simply do not.

conf.tube/videos/watch/c79457a

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I reference OAuth a lot in my talk, and I can already tell that @aaronpk's discussion of OAuth 2.1 is going to be of interest to anyone who wants to develop the "suite of community apps" pattern from my presentation.

conf.tube/videos/watch/3235195

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My keynote for ActivityPub Conference 2020 is now online a few days before the conference begins! Since it's a fully remote conference, the idea is you can (should?) watch the talks before the interactive/live sessions later this week.

Here's the keynote, which is about ways to provide value to users that CANNOT be re-centralized by the big corporations: conf.tube/videos/watch/b8d6c88

And all the other talks, which I'm excited to watch: conf.tube/video-channels/apcon

@darius gave the perfect closing keynote to #apconf2020 in "Let's Play and Win Our Own Game" by helping us think from the perspective of: what are the centralized systems failing at, and what can we do that they can't? Lots to think about here! https://conf.tube/videos/watch/b8d6c88a-0e73-46dd-9e35-d4645bb12db8

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@nolan I know it's not dependabot's fault but I hate dependabot

Using node, 2012: Oh cool, here's a little library that does what I want, that will save me some time

Using node, 2020: Dependabot: this library has had 20 breaking changes in the past year and all the old ones have security vulnerabilities so you have to upgrade

Flu and pneumonia vaccines 

Your medical provider should know not to do it, but don’t get both vaccines in the same arm, and possibly don’t get them at the same time. This is mostly for our elders, but anyone getting these — these vaccines can heighten each other and cause a more severe set of side effects. Stay safe! Get your vaccines safely!

If you want to follow the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure podcast that @courtney & I do with our friend Eliz, this is a great time to start. We have moved on from the anime (since we covered all of it to date) and just yesterday started on Part 7 of the manga. Part 7 aka Steel Ball Run is a full series reboot in a new timeline so if you have never even read JoJo's, well, this is an ideal starting point. It's also the best arc of the series, so read along with us!

@explainjojo

explainjojo.com/episodes/s06e0

Podcast Recommendation: Explain JoJo 

@ardydo <3 thanks for the recommendation

Podcast Recommendation: Explain JoJo 

So the folks over at @explainjojo just started podcasting about part 7. I already read it (because of then) and I'll try reread along.

If you have always been meaning to give JoJo a shot, this could be a great opportunity because the podcast is not only hilarious it also adds so much information and context for stuff that it is a really great companion to enjoy JoJo.

You can also do it with the other parts, and watch the animes too. It is really a great podcast and it increased my enjoyment of JoJo greatly. I can't recommend it enough.

The podcast, JoJo on the other hand has some OOF stuff in it so it is hard to recommend to anybody, even tho I love it.

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