For those interested in the intersection between Iceland and space travel, do I have the documentary for you!

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.


I needed an uplift after listening to a Toronto band cover Radiohead songs in a church, and trap music where Quavo’s guest spots outshine the rapper who has top billing (except Young Thug tracks) was just what the doctor ordered.

The song she did with Kool Keith, where she outshines him? Amazing.

This screenshot from the video made me laugh, because it's two process listings (one of which his for a web server), output from the ping command, random The Matrix-style output, a binary file, and JSON. Basically, everything you might see in a terminal window except code.

Resident Advisor’s feature on algorithmic music reminded me of the podcast episode by @darius and @deerful did on the subject.

Only 8 faves at this writing, but 34 comments is a solid number. A conversation happened. That makes me happy.

Twitter for iOS now shows which app people posted with. Remember how we blew up because they stopped doing that? Also, likes are florps again.

How is it not a Young Thug song featuring Rae Sremmurd?

If I was worried that we were exiting a golden age in rap, Young Thug’s long verse on Rae Sremmurd’s “Offshore” put me at ease that we’re still in that golden age.

I should add that to my list of social media failures at and replace the Robert Scoble one because it turns out, well…

My greatest failure as someone who posts to social media was having too unique a combination of interests, and thinking I needed to break off into separate accounts for each interest when really my interests haven’t been interesting to other people individually either.

I’m thinking of breaking off my synth videos to a synths-only Instagram and my synth tweets to a synths-only Twitter and my synth toots to a synths-only Mastodon account and this joke structure where you end a post mid-word was a lot funnier when we only had 140 characters to work with but I guess I’m actually serious about wanting synths-only accounts that nobody will follow despite what will be frequent exhortations to follow those accounts.

We decided against teaching ASIMO how to Dougie because that would have involved stop-motion animation, which we don't have the budget for.

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