Pinned post

This is how I currently use my Mastodon accounts:

@eseyffarth: Personal account

@esther: Professional/work account - will occasionally be boosted by personal account if I feel like it

@ojahnn: Silly, goofy posts that don't contain any "e"s

Esther boosted

in conclusion, certain ways of arranging words make me feel good

Esther boosted

typography, mouths, selfie(?), eye contact (briefly) Show more

But how's
didn't he call me a dog?
you want a kick?'
Didn't he kick with right good will?

"May be; may be.
There you have
How then?
Let him go.
A problem?
Perhaps not.

Another thing.

"What him say?"

"What do you mean, sir?
But let us understand each

"Very good.
Answer, quick!"

"Good again.
he must have more than that."

"What lay does he want?"


This is a late contribution for day 14, , using only the 1000 most frequent words of English (inspired, of course, by ).

I have generated a simplified version of Moby Dick, for all those of you who are interested in reading the book but just can't be bothered with all the difficult language. Here's the easy-to-read version:

Esther boosted

Just posting my #nanolipo bit for Nov 12, which is about an OTP nobody talks about: Ishmail + Holdin Caulfild

Esther boosted

Hey, check out my band! Guess what we're called! There are two things we love: a town in central Georgia, and a wild, orgiastic party or celebration. The band name is... Show more

Esther boosted

So, my band is playing a show next week. Guess what we're called! There are two things we love: to cringe, and to break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc. The band is called... Show more

Esther boosted

current professor status: I've had a presentation open in keynote for the past three weeks called "materiality of text" that so far only has one slide that just says "saussure" in big letters

#nanolipo day 06 (#mirrorlipo, using only symmetrical letters) HOW TO COOK CHICK MEAT Show more

working out Show more

Today, for , I wrote a text in which each sentence contained exactly 80 characters. Why? Uhh... because I wanted to see if I could. Here's my story for today: The Pendulum

Day 2 of is a task to write with short words! So I thought I'd share what my job is. What I Do All Day, for :

Esther boosted
Esther boosted

I made an infinite version of Erik Satie's Gnossiennes No. 1

lemme know if you have smart ideas to make midi piano sound nicer or you find any bugs?

Good morning! Happy first of November! Are you planning on participating in ? Or ? Still looking for ideas? This is your reminder that you can always refer to oulipo and the prompts I listed here for inspiration:

Show more
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!

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