"it looks like a 2009 indie game that should've come out in 2010," i said, finding out more about myself in that moment than in two years of therapy.

suddenly reevaluating which apps are Holodeck and which are Ten Forward

"gooble, micro$oft, et al. doubling down on social, streaming video game platforms."
"75M-subscriber poopypie casually uses racist slurs, shouts out to to right-wing edgelords."

oh, good.

How to Know Which Essential Oils Are Safe for Babies

very flattered that jen simpkins & edge magazine would feature on their cover, wow

is this about turning off my xbox powerbar when i'm not using it or

just finished curating some of the wander games i've played on itch.io (with a fairly loose definition):

gonna try to be more involved with my collections in general.

Celebrating the 25th(!) anniversary of Doom's release, the 2018 Cacowards are up: doomworld.com/cacowards/2018
Lots of incredible work this year, and I'm honored to see my nonviolent mod Mr. Friendly pick up the Machaward! Thanks everyone who played it, spread the word, and gave feedback. jp.itch.io/mr-friendly

very flattered that jen simpkins & edge magazine would feature on their cover, wow

"mario, gnog, the xbox avatar. gamers love big heads but we believe they really want something much more uncanny and terrifying."

brendan keogh's putting challenge: championship edition is the golf game via ultima vi: the false prophet that i never knew i needed, and vice versa.


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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 @emma

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!