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Unfortunately, I haven't been able to remember any details beyond that, and it's fading more & more as dreams tend to do

Had an odd dream where I was watching some sort of competition between & regarding how many services they had. The number 13 featured prominently.

But it was all just a rap battle between two people I didn't know

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Doesn’t matter how old I get. If you say “TP for my bunghole” I will laugh. I’m sorry for this.

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there's something deeply wrong with watching demoscene productions that were carefully crafted to fit in double-digits or triple-digits of kilobytes and then recorded and uploaded to youtube, where they're streamed as multi-hundred-megabyte compressed video but I'm doing it anyway because it's a great background vibe for #lispgamejam coding

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My 16 month old got to pet an owl today. I don't think I have the words to explain how blown his mind was, but I swear I could see new pathways forming as he looked into it's eyes

Been feeling even less social than usual lately. The combination of another lost puppy of a trainee with me for two weeks now (on my normally solitary job), and a wonderful but energetic toddler at home makes me have to just shut my brain off most evenings

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I may live in a glitch. I can turn left or right out of my driveway and arrive at the same intersection in the same amount of time. And I've always considered this completely normal.

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Hi, everyone! I’m here with an exciting announcement about the future of Facebook as a citizen of the Fediverse.

Facebook has always stood for bringing people together and building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial. Every year, the world became more connected and this was seen as a positive trend. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. There are questions about whether we can make a global community that works for everyone. We believe we can, and we believe ActivityPub and the Fediverse can help make it happen.

Today we are taking our next step. Instead of re-inventing the wheel and creating our own platforms, we’ve decided to take a synergistic approach. Over the past year we have been tapping in to existing technologies and communities of the current Fediverse. Facebook has contributed countless developers hours and lines of code to several ActivityPub based projects to help their growth. Furthermore, this has helped us prepare our switch to this emerging platform. I’d like to take this time to showcase a few of the projects we’ve been working on to ground Facebook in this new frontier.

PeerTube. We’re most excited about this project, as it places a majority of the bandwidth costs on the consumer, where it should be. This peer-to-peer technology will allow us to compete with other video services at a reduced cost. To support the adoption of this platform and encourage creators to make the switch, we have our next project to aid the transition.

Influencer Partnership Program. The first thing we noticed about the Fediverse was the lack of advertising. This program will make it easier than ever for companies and Fediverse influencers to partner for brand deals. This is a win for all involved. Influencers can bring more funding to their content, brands have a streamlined platform to showcase their products, and users will learn more about great products directly from their favorite Fediverse stars.

Pixelfed. When we first came across this Instagram-clone, we were tempted to flood the project with baseless lawsuits to halt development, but we decided to wait until the “federation soon” messages stopped. We’re happy to announce that after reaching settlement that Daniel "dansup" Sup is Facebook’s newest employee, and Pixelfed is our newest Facebook branded project. With growing incentives from the Influencer Partnership Program, expect to see your favorite stars in your timeline such as Kevin Hart, Snooki, and Wil Wheaton.

Hackers Town acquisition. While this is a small acquisition, it’s important as it gives Facebook a launchpad into the Fediverse. Additionally, Facebook has a long history of working closely with federal agencies, so this move shouldn’t surprise anyone.

With these great coming changes, we as a community will help shape the Fediverse from a place where self-proclaimed revolutionaries complain about unimportant issues such as privacy, human rights, and corporate surveillance, to a community where creators, influencers, brands, and governments can shape the internet of tomorrow, today!

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Make zines, repurpose old hardware, don't stop tinkering, do it yourself.

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It's not even the mystery itself that frustrates me. It's that I'm very precise in my work, so I know that each time I reassembled it, everything was virtually identical, and the "successful" time was with the exact same parts I started with. Electricity is just fracking weird, I guess

Gotta love problems that defy all troubleshooting, but magically fix themselves when you take everything apart & put it back together again a few times.

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the iot teapot that exposes an http api which only responds with 418s

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‘Privacy’s not an abstraction’

“Privacy for marginalized populations has never been, and will never be an abstract. Being surveilled, whether by private actors, or the state, is often the gateway to very tangible harms–violence in the form of police brutality, incarceration, or deportation. And there can be more subliminal, insidious impacts, too”

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.