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I'm Chris. I podcast, write, and enjoy interacting with my fellow humans in the Fediverse. I'm a former graphic designer motion graphic creator and video editor working on my . I blog about my challenges, craft art, occasionally write articles, and think you're rad. Let's toot!

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"I can't convince my friends to come to because it is too complicated to set up!"


"We need a decentralized federated replacement!"

2 different issues. We don't need something at the scale of Facebook. Mastodon and federation work because it is people coming together in instances that connect to other communities, think neighborhoods to cities to provinces. It took a long time to build these nations, give Masto time to create more shared interest instances.

@kai Have you seen *The Other Side of the Wind* or the doc about it? I have seen the doc.

Look you can have universal healthcare or you can have this

You are a top quality human. Do your best to remember that today.

After buying a subscription to @write_as and trying it out, I found the focus on privacy quite striking. This said more about me than the blog software. I really need to explore this in a full post now that @writefreely is out.

I really need to start an chapter/group in Edmonton. I've been busy telling myself I don't know enough code and that no one would show.

The insecurities and fear is stopping me from making real connections.

We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
βœ… from anywhere in the world
βœ… on a world-changing project
βœ… that's open source,
βœ… stewarded by a small team
βœ… that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:

It's finally here! Version 0.1 of #WriteFreely, the federated, open source version of @write_as πŸŽ‰

Get the release for your platform here:

Then head over to our guide to get set up:

What did you do today?

I just made a water stain on a couch worse...
and worse...
and worse...
and worse...
and worse...
and worse...
and worse...
and worse...
and worse...

imagine doing science because you want to propel humanity into it's next stage of development and not because you want to make 100 million dollars instead of 80 million dollars next quarter

The American workplace has gotten very strange

Facebook's strategy to have your eyes glued to their products results in annoying notifications. They should change the name of Instagram to Annoyification.

why did i move from debian to arch you ask? was it because of the much faster updates, or the lack of modified packages? no my friend
it was because "debian" is made from the names of "debra" and "ian", a straight couple, and i REFUSE to engage with anything heterosexual adjacent

I'm going to admit it, I've never been a huge fan of the RBCU, Rocky Balboa Cinematic Universe.

New idea for a autobiography title:
My Passive Life as an NPC.

Ha! You know you're slow at getting your podcast up when all the guests sites are not updated. πŸ˜‡ @peakwinter's site won't even load. It times out. And here I was giving @deadsuperhero the business.

@deadsuperhero Hey, update your certificate already! Some of us our trying to point podcast show notes to your site. :blobpeek:

Yup. That's it.

Turning comments off on my blog.

So much for interacting.

It's just too crappy of a system to moderate.

I'd really like to build a community or interact with what few readers I have, but this is too much anxiety right now.

capitalists let giant corporations get away with dodging taxes because giant corporations are their churches

Maybe I need to hire @blackaf to build an friendly blog for me and then @jalcine can both benefit from his incredible work? 😎

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