@aral They seem pretty innocuous and all related to public features: they list backers for a collective, admins of a collective need to be notified of things, they send out newsletters. 🤷‍♂️

Only thing that surprised me there was that there's some sort of event support. I wasn't aware.

@privacyint there really should be a service that "grooms" fake, but socially acceptable, social media and probably email accounts for deviants :)

@aral re link: isn’t that just because it’s an open source platform? What’s the issue with the queries being documented?

I did some #gameing and had two runs of the One Hour One Life MMORPG.

In one of them my mother was a queen of the village and I was the second son. My older brother was ~15 years older than I (I was one of the last kids) and he became king when she passed.

He taught me how to make stew, which is a complicated recipe in the game.

When he passed I was the last of the line and ran around with his bones telling the other villagers of his kindness. Then I died of old age.

This game is really really unique.

@cj Could tell it was going to be a Jason Rohrer game just from your description.

Katherine Wu's annotated SEC complaint against Kik is the most entertaining time I've ever had reading a legal document:


It reads like watching a car crash. And once the paramedics arrive with the jaws of life they find another, worse car crash inside. And so on, as a fractal.

And all the while there's a laugh track playing.

"Fight me!" the king called.
"You, or your army?" the dragon said.
"Me. My army will witness my victory."
"They'd doubt you, if you told them?"

@dublinux I wouldn’t extrapolate - it’s inevitably skewed to people in @bn4t’s circle.

@bn4t I gotta say I'm surprised by the percentage of Linux responses, even when factoring in the audience.

Defeat censorship by watching, saving, and sharing this video about Tiananmen square.

The day the Chinese government feels it doesn't need to keep censoring this event is the day the movement fails.


A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:


@yogthos I do: mastodon.social/@ricardojmende

Chrome is snappier when rendering, too, but at this point it's not about performance particulars anymore.

Long, long before freedom of speech there was the freedom to shut up

@cj No need to argue, there is a standard definition: being suppressed or prohibited from saying something.

Me choosing not to listen to someone, or not paying for them to say it (which server costs would do) doesn’t fall under that.

@cj Can't say I'm on-board with the analogy. Someone auto-bouncing e-mails, or blocking a specific sender, wouldn't be censorship even if the content was not meaningless spam.

The fact that I have a right to say something doesn't mean you need to let me come into your house to rant about it.

People confuse those two all too often.

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