I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.


Today is the last day that you can get 25% off art from my studio! Use the code MOVING on checkout. Everything has free shipping too, so it's doubly bargainous: shop.mewo2.com/

Are you a UK-based artist? Do you have a climate-related project idea? Do you want to get paid to develop it? Do you want me to have your back on the tech side? Apply for a winter residency at Watershed (where I work, starting July 1): watershed.co.uk/jobs-opportuni

self-promotion, bargains 

self-promotion, bargains 

Actually, "Spaghetti-O" is already plural, like "surgeons general". The correct singular is "Spaghettoo".

Redid my website, now it's got more pictures, and it's easier to find stuff: mewo2.com/

Making a new website, how do you make a website, what are the good websites?

Based on my favourite brutalist bot @brutal_exe@twitter.com
RT @mewo2@twitter.com
Added a fresh cyanotype print to the@brutal_exe@twitter.coms blue, it's got some light and shade going on, there's a bit of composition in there. Art, basically.

Just submitted a proposal that links to my website, so I updated my website: mewo2.com/



fun fact 

I made a terrible game where you have to guess which bad domain name is more expensive: domain-pricing.glitch.me/

I made a terrible game where you have to guess which bad domain name is more expensive: domain-pricing.glitch.me/

Taking a quick moment on a Friday afternoon to think about how satisfying colour fans are to use

⛄️morning briefing⛄️ 

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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 * 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!