Dark thought of the day: jack dorsey is trying to live out s Venus In furs situation with twitter users. He has all the power and wants people to hate him because then he could rationalize it as equal footing

things must be turning around because instead of 100% dwelling on everything gone wrong, I used some unproductive time today to worry about sabotaging my own success

So it is screaming and looking at me “AAaaaaqqQqGyrFrrfFeeSAasasAAAARchhhAAAaAWaaaaaAa.” The it pauses and says “That’s right” and goes back to screaming. It definitely put a curse on me and will haunt my life

I went to a tropical bird sanctuary earlier today and the first thing I saw was a giant cockatoo that SCREAAAMed at me. I walked closer to it thinking if I made eye contact it would stop. But it just kept at it. Like a banchee

US... was not great. Can’t with horror films are simply stressful to watch rather than actually scary

the marina episode of Documentary Now! ahhaahaha

also i started calling my newsletter my livejournal. because it might as well be

probably the most facebook will do is end mod shifts with ten minutes debriefing like "CELLS. INTERLINKED. Cells interlinked within cells. INTERLINKED!"

Made a fire. Feels like the most grown-up thing I’ve done in my life. Plus, great ambient noise for writing

major The Secret History vibes here. I am tempted to use the fireplace except it feels to decadent for one person (also the nonzero likelihood I would accidentally burn the place down)

can't help but respect Stewart Brand's Amazon review of "From Counterculture to Cyberculture"

although i can't remember the old mtv news clip where it is profiled

i think about this a lot: Seth Godin’s first book “E-Mail Addresses of the Rich and Famous” (email addresses for Billy Idol, Toni Morrison, Al Gore, Paula Poundstone, the "voice of barney,” etc)

I'm at the residency now. which is wonderful. we should figure out a way to have a Friend Camp residency where we all hang out and work and someone else cooks and pays for it.

weird request ...but does anyone have a preferred brainstorming/oblique strategies/word cloud/whatever app? I am ordinarily pretty good at coming up with titles for projects, but in this case, it's about something that is all punned out (the future/science fiction) and i'm feeling a little bit out of it today. Nothing sounds right and maybe seeing relevant words mapped out could help

Usually I go to the Wordnik website when I'm stumped, but would like to try something new

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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
  • 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!