Queer Eye but it's five poets manipuling language

*slaps roof of the roof* this bad boy can fit so many old frisbees in it

*slaps roof of a backpack* this bad boy can fit so many camping supplies in it

*slaps roof of the suburbs* this bad boy can fit so many large food stores in it

shenanigans levels are 66% and falling

(66%) ■■■■■■□□□□

"Have you ever called a technician to fix a pencil?" "Have you ever gotten into a road accident because your car failed to download a font?" That sort of thing.

Anyway this shoe thing has me thinking about that. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/20/18233157/nike-adapt-bb-android-app-update-software-break

Back in the early 90s, AT&T had this ad campaign about the coming wonders of internet technology, with the tagline "You Will": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PJcABbtvtA
"Have you ever sent a fax... from the beach? You Will." etc. A lot of what these ads predicted is now commonplace.

Some tech-minded friends of mine liked to reply with their own less-positive "You Will" scenarios.

If I'm typing a bunch of unix command line stuff trying to figure out the right solution, and I eventually DO figure out the solution, one thing I do when possible is re-run the command with a comment like

$ doing-the-thing.sh # This is the one that actually works

So when I inevitably search my shell command history later, I have nice little notes

*slaps roof of a coven* this bad boy can fit so many witches in it

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how comfortable
and crunching…
mountain persimmons

*slaps roof of heaven* this bad boy can fit so many spirits in it

*slaps roof of Quebec* this bad boy can fit so many Quebecs in it

*slaps roof of an apartment* this bad boy can fit so many ficuses in it

tired: csv
wired: tsv
inspired: 👏sv

I contributed to this ridiculous, 84-author tribute to Anchorhead and I’d love if folks gave it a try: rcveeder.net/cragne/

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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!