*slaps roof of Phd thesis* this badboy can fit so many years of hard work and sheer determination in it 😆

Friend camp feature request: javascript snow ❄️
Merry Christmas! 🎄

I can't follow koopa the tortoise anymore, its too depressing. that poor thing is trapped in a tiny glass box, and eats boring food. It has no water to swim in. And its all alone, I don't know what the social lives of turtles are, but surely they need some stimulation?

Oh, belated thanks to the Dat crew- @darius @Danielle and @whoisgina , lovely to meet you all! Sorry it was brief. Great to hear about what you do although i found it hard to follow as there was no explanation of what Dat is or how it functions ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ i guess the audience mostly knew that already ! I guess with limited time you were keen on jumping into experiments with dat, and conceptual analogies. Im new to dat ☺️

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My invisible floor is acting like an intersecting plane slightly above the real floor 😂

there's something nice about sending someone a message, hearing them laugh, and then seeing them type 'lol'.

Eek having my first MS Word crash while Im writing, this, of course, came after a cloud software update 🙄. *rants at cloud* “leave my computer alone” ☁️🖕🧐

Welcome, knowledge. Welcome, curiosity. Welcome, imagination. Welcome, UK. Welcome, world. British Library: 20 years of welcomes.

Welcome school learner who really wasn't expecting it to be like this. Welcome student scrolling through Twitter. Welcome person who doesn't want anyone to know what you're working on. Welcome diligent journalist looking at a cached web page from 2006. Welcome parents in with the kids to see an exhibition (sorry about the tempting shop). Welcome all ten people who think they've got the most niche interest in the whole building. Welcome librarians from everywhere. Together we've got this.

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Welcome researchers on a bit of a mission. Welcome mildly curious people. Welcome person looking up the history of Leicester city centre. Welcome midlife entrepreneur wanting advice. Welcome scientist with a theory it's going to take at least ten years to prove. Welcome local fancying a cup of tea. Welcome teenager gothically in love with Lord Byron.Welcome tourist who thinks we're the British Museum. Welcome musicologist who will be in the papers with what you discover today.

'researcher on a bit of a mission' haha, that sort of tongue-in-check understatement is very British subtle humour. of course, everyone is on a HUGE undertaking that takes over your life 🙋‍♂️

I was also brought to tears (literally, I sniffled in the locker room) by the moving banner that the British Library have put up in the foyer.

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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!