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@RangerMauve @liaizon right but this should be serverside for security reasons; the Mastodon server is in Ruby

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@reconbot I *highly* recommend reading this if you haven't

It's brand new and really good

@reconbot Well I work with Dat for my Mozilla Fellowship so learning about DHTs is just generally helpful

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I wrote a thing on my notes from reading the Kademlia DHT whitepaper

I was inspired more than a little by @darius's rfc project

The only thing I haven't figured out is how to pronounce Kademlia.

@bcj I do that sometimes on specific projects, especially when it comes to ffmpeg commands which are horrifically complex. But in day to day it's just easier to comment as I go

@61 @gaeel haha I just edit my history file directly but that is some 1337 cli magic right there

@SuricrasiaOnline I currently work at Mozilla, so.... yes I am familiar with this concept

If I'm typing a bunch of unix command line stuff trying to figure out the right solution, and I eventually DO figure out the solution, one thing I do when possible is re-run the command with a comment like

$ # This is the one that actually works

So when I inevitably search my shell command history later, I have nice little notes

@liaizon Mastodon would need to be able to speak over the dat protocol and make the query to confirm. so we'd have to add a dependency to Mastodons server of a library that can essentially do "curl dat://" and then use that to confirm the link

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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 @emma

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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