Looking over towards Manuel Antonio Park near Quepos, Costa Rica. One of my favourite views ever, even in the rainy, cloudy season.

Crocodiles seen from a bridge near Tarcoles, Costa Rica. Nice that we were far away high up!

Hello Costa Rica in the rainy season! Still gorgeous but kinda cold up here in the hills above San Jose.

Waiting for the ferry home to Vancouver after long holiday weekend on Mayne Island.

We have just provided a progress report for the first week of #Glimpse project!


Thank you so much to everyone that has expressed interest and contributed so far. The links in this post should answer some of your FAQs and direct you to our project communication channels.

I just came back from a thing so I guess I want to ramble about a thing that kind of frightens and confuses me because it’s been on my mind plenty lately: the idea that no space can be made truly safe.

(cw: various forms of violence)

food mention; celebrations 

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.


upcoming ICE raid, how to help immigrants 

Gonna take the whole "Don't scab on prime day" moment to promote one of my favourite alternatives to an amazon product.

The Movie Database is a free community-run alternative to IMDB, unlike amazon's shitty website, TMDB isn't full to bursting with ads, trackers and sluggish JavaScript, and provides an excellent platform for folk to catalogue information about their favorite films without being marketed to.

Please support it, not just on prime day, but any time you need info on a film. Keep information free.


Hello, world!

This is the first toot from an official account for #Glimpse, a new fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Follow me for updates on this cool new project.

Coming back home to Vancouver on the ferry from camping. So beautiful here!

Sitting on a ferry trying to work but I don’t know why I try—the WiFi is always pretty much impossible. I think the universe is telling me to start my vacation weekend already!

And FYI, this is on a wall in the room where I take a yoga class.

#WriteFreely is a free open federated blogging platform. It has a minimalist approach so that readers concentrate on the text.

It federates with #ActivityPub so you can follow blogs through Mastodon etc.

Existing Write Freely instances you can sign up at:


Installing your own instance:


Fully managed hosting, if you want your own instance without doing techy stuff:


#AlternativesAtoZ #Blogging


Now learning more about Mukurtu CMS: built with needs of Indigenous communities in mind as part of digital preservation system. Grew out of need to manage protocols for who should have access to content and when. mukurtuarchive.org/

Includes traditional knowledge labels, which are ways of clearly labeling how certain items can be seen and used and by whom. Part of Local Contexts initiative localcontexts.org

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Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!