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Article at Vice about the copyright status of books published in the 1923 to 1964, showing that around 80% of them are in the public domain. Follow @SecretlyPublicDomain who is posting the entries.

#Books #PublicDomain #Libraries #Copyright


@nolan Are you still feeling positive about Svelte? I'm evaluating Svelte 3 for a work project and just wanted to take your temperature on it, so to speak. (I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.)

A few weeks ago I posted here that the #decentralized blogging platform @PlumeDev had some of its right-to-left (RTL) rendering issues fixed by @ahangarha. I myself had also fixed many little CSS issues related to #RTL for @Mastodon in the past.

Well, expect such kinds of things to happen less often in the future, since #GitHub has mass-blocked many accounts of Iranians* at various levels; This applies not only to Iranian residents, but also sometimes to Iranians living abroad.

* And not only for #Iran, but also for #Cuba, #Syria, #NorthKorea, and #Crimea.

#Mastodon #Mastodev #Plume
#SanctionsAgainstIran #Microsoft

"How can our new cleaning eraser product possibly compete with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?"

"Gentlemen... it's time to turn subtext... into text."

"Wait. We're going with Eraser Daddy, is that what you're saying?"

"Yes, but get a load of this: the boys in accounting have given the go-ahead on our price point."

the thing about digital community software is that setting one up takes about 0.00000001% the energy it takes to actually run a community

@li are you going to buy Garfield Kart for the switch when it comes out

Link: Blog post: Two kinds of constraint 

@michcio is this a new home instead of your other account where I follow you?

so I contributed an introductory essay (computer generated, of course) to the liner notes of YACHT's upcoming album "Chain Tripping" (out August 30th) it was a really fun project to be a part of and working with the band was a great experience. I especially appreciated how clear-headed from the start they were about how AI/ML should work (and actually works) as part of the creative process

I love using Friend Camp (the instance I administer) to test out features for Hometown (the Mastodon fork I'm running). This morning I deployed what I'm calling "Exclusive Lists" -- a list where, if you put an account on it, that account doesn't appear in your home timeline anymore.

Link to Hometown, since every time I mention it someone asks for the link:

Inside you there are two princes: one has diamonds in his pockets, and one wants to buy you rockets. The one who wins is the one you marry.

@danbruno workshopping a Trails in the Sky "Grancel culture" meme. Fisherman's Guild? Newspaper office? Ice cream cart near the plaza where Joshua abandons his life?

Nice article from Rob Zacny about reasons why, 20 years later, Jagged Alliance 2 remains an unreplicated tactics/strategy game. (Disclosure: Rob wrote the foreword to my book about this very game.)

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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 * 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! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by!