I'm having a phase of wanting to spend money to feel temporarily better, and decided to start buying puppy items instead of building a PC. I now have a pack of 50 puppy toilet training pads and have no idea when I'm even getting one

One thing I really like about living next to a park on a decent slope is now that the snow is melting, pathways become streams where you can actually hear the sound of running water (help I'm starved for nature)

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(might be 150,000 in the province and half that in Montreal. I dunno, how many people can fit in 2 kilometres of 4 lane street?)

Literally 2km of streets packed, estimates are over 150,000 people in Montreal, or 10% of the global total (Photo Martin Tremblay, La Presse)

Heartened by the turnout for the climate march in Montreal. I couldn’t get a good view of the whole thing, even being on the side of a freakin’ mountain (okay Mont Royal is really a hill), but CBC is reporting “tens of thousands”

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I hope Facebook is down because of hackers. Gives me hope that in a worst case scenario some plucky citizens can topple it if antitrust government regulation doesn't work out

No pressure, I just have to make a game AT LEAST as good as Dwarf Fortress to maintain the Kitfox brand

I'm extremely selfishly happy that my game is now under the same publishing umbrella as Dwarf Fucking Fortress twitter.com/KitfoxGames/status

An online-only con for narrative games streamed on...Steam. This is going to be a moderation nightmare and I wish the organizers the best of luck ludonarracon.com

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Ever wondered why computer games like Simcity and Cities Skylines will selfdestruct the towns if you raise taxes?

Here's a long read about the right wing economic theories that laid the foundation for Simcity when a logic was needed during its creation and then continues to influence game makers (and policy makers) today

(from Logic Magazine)
logicmag.io/06-model-metropoli

The Luck of the Fryrish is still a tearjerker

Best cartoon world-building until Adventure Time

Rewatching Futurama and there are still some really great jokes and one liners that make me glad I'm doing this. Like "Don't be silly, mon. The last ghost died 200 years ago" stated matter-of-factly by Hermes lol

Google "forgot" to put icons on the face buttons of their new controller, leaving the colour-blind with a fun guessing game in responding to on-screen prompts!

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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!