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Fellas: is it gay to stiffen? Because you're becoming stiff. 🤔😳

Quincy, WA is a weird city. On the one hand it’s a tiny farming town of 7000 people. On the other hand it’s got some of the most massive data infrastructure anywhere, and between that and cheap hydro power they’ve had to place a moratorium on bitcoin miners coming to town.

Surely you've been wondering, when on earth is @librelounge going to talk about ActivityPub? Especially since I'm co-host and that's a major part of my work!

Well, here's an episode that's *entirely* about ActivityPub!

It's the second in a series about federation. There's more coming!

These two ex-SnapChat interns want to replace steakhouses with male contraception

VR experience where you dig a grave, climb in and lie down

looking for a room in Portland - pls share! Show more

I gave a little talk at work today that tries to explain what ActivityPub is; I also turned that talk into a blog post! I blogged!!!

Update, I survived, had a whirlwind trip to the beach during my 4 hour LAX layover, now waiting for my flight home.

This Auckland to Los Angeles flight is full, and while I'm glad that I at least have an aisle seat, this is going to be a grueling twelve hours.

EARTH: The Sunshade

We're back! Did you miss me? Don't answer that please. Today's episode kicks off Season FIVE of Flash Forward. This year, I'm doing things a little bit differently. Instead of doing a new episode every other week, you're getting little mini-seasons. Each little block of five episodes will come out weekly, and center around a theme. This week we're starting our EARTH series. Five episodes, five different future Earths. Buckle up, I hope you're ready for some fun. And some terror. This is Flash Forward after all.Today we travel to a future where humanity decides to pull the climate emergency break, and spray sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere.GuestsAnthony Jones, climate model researcher at University of ExeterJane Flegal, climate science and policy advisor, program officer at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable TrustKate Marvel, climate scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space StudiesRomaric Odoulami, climate scientist at the University of Cape TownPrakash Kashwan, political scientist at the University of Connecticut  ActorsThe Snowglobe Narrator: Brent RoseLenny Haywood: Evan JohnsonFarah Mousterian: Zahra NoorbakhshJohn Jacob Siwa: Joseph JonesJuana Aguilar: Tamara KrinskyThor Surtr: Oliver BlankSpecial ThanksWomen's Audio Mission studios, Maryam Qudus, Stephanie LopezThe Potluck Podcast Collective, The Potluck Podcast studio, Quincy SurasmithFlash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxLearn more about your ad choices. Visit

There's a 30ish guy at the airport with liberty spikes and a red white and blue shirt and I can only assume it's in honor of Keith Flint.

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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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