Feeling entirely spent after two days of conferencing. How to recover? Reading about why I feel this way of course

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I wrote a thing about why I believe the best and most useful decentralized applications are going to be the ones that utilize multiple protocols. I imagine a world where ActivityPub, Dat, and Secure ScuttleButt are all seen as tools in a toolbox rather than as ecosystems, and what kind of amazing software we could build with them outside of the central/corporate paradigm.


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Home office bonus: I can eat sardines right before a meeting and @Danielle doesn't have to smell them. 🐟​

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"There is no end
To what a living world
Will demand of you."

--Parable of the Sower

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Fascinating talk from @OCCRP about journalism and censorship at Mozfest. Time to learn more about their work!

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A little late on this (I already spoke) but I'm on the live Community Call for Code for Science & Society. You can watch my face (and listen to interesting people who are not me) here youtube.com/watch?v=3zXTQjQbRe

Live notes (including a summary of what I talked about and Q&A) here: public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/

Been reading the Age of Anger, after finding the authors article on modern masculinity extremely on point theguardian.com/books/2018/mar. So far a very interesting history of anger and hierarchy.

"the German thinker Max Stirner argued ... that the impersonal rationality of power and government had disguised itself in the emollient language of freedom and equality, and the individual, ostensible liberated from traditional bods, had been freshly enslaved by the modern state."

Start off my toots with a few quotes I think about a lot =)

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Hi Friends! My name is Joe ✋ .

I work with @Danielle at Code for Science & Society. We aim to boost value-driven communities making open source tools. I also code on Dat Project, trying to make digital tools better via decentralization.

Things I also like:

* Baking chocolate chip cookies (jhand.space/cookies)
* Riding my bike! Or BikeTown!
* Planting Trees with Friends of Trees
* Board games
* Reading books. So many books.
* Coaching ultimate frisbee.


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
  • 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 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!