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*slaps roof of the mountains* this bad boy can fit so many foxes in it

Man, federation bugs can be a pain to track down but when you do figure it out and it all makes perfect sense in retrospect you feel amaaaaazing

Episode 14: Secure Scuttlebutt with Joey Hess

Libre Lounge comes to you with an interview from Libre Planet with Joey Hess discussing the Secure Scuttbutt project, a secure social network. The interview goes into detail about the protocol, differences between SSB and ActivityPub, and how Secure Scuttlebutt is a like Git.

Links:

Blog post on my server setup: https://s-ol.nu/self-hosted

little bonus note: multi-stage docker builds are *the shit* for building, then deploying any kind of web code generically:
https://git.s-ol.nu/mmm/blob/master/Dockerfile
https://git.s-ol.nu/redirectly/blob/master/Dockerfile

Been writing up how basic Dat support is implemented in Firefox with dat-fox:

https://sammacbeth.eu/blog/2019/03/22/dat-for-firefox-1.html

Next post will be how dat-webext fixes all the shortcomings that dat-fox has!

soliciting programming opinion (language-neutral) 

soliciting programming opinion (language-neutral) 

Seems like hella pixel artists don't know about GrafX2, a fantastic (and free) app inspired by Deluxe Paint http://grafx2.chez.com

I have FINALLY FOR REAL fixed the issue where my RSS-to-ActivityPub converter wasn't sending posts to Pleroma instances in the correct format. I have rectified that. And this time I have an actual test Pleroma instance on which I've confirmed it working. Once again, here is that tool, which is now Mastodon and Pleroma compatible!

bots.tinysubversions.com/conve

I have also updated my ExpressJS ActivityPub server for compatibility:

github.com/dariusk/express-act

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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 * 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 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!