Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to MeetUp.com.

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:


There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.

Can you help?

(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance :blobaww: )

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS

I have this sneaky suspicion that everyone who is all "The outdoors is awesome" and "get back to nature" does not have massive year long pollen and mold allergies.

@dirt The true goal is to reach the point where the shitposts are sincere posts and the sincere posts are shitposts and truth and vulnerability have no more meaning anymore because why would a fish have a word for water?

instead of posting a list for #ff just tell your friends you love them.

I've created a collection on Observable with all of my Mastodon tools, in case you want them all in one place!! :heart_parrot:


Don’t Put Other People First – But Pay Attention To Their Needs Too

In your relationships, do you attempt to please everyone else, but not get your needs met?

That is doomed to fail.

Make sure your needs get met first. Others second.

And ensure those who claim to care about you do the same.

This is not a license to be completely selfish.


Resource: Creating Sound Effects

The Guide To Sound Effects: epicsound.com/sfx/

This page contains a number of ideas on how to create various sound effects, and we hope you find it inspiring. Thanks to everyone who submitted their tips and techniques – and if you have any ideas to share, do let us know!David Filskov

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Scared Silicon Valley billionaire:

Look, you're just not grasping the scale of the AI threat. What if an AI one day is built that decides to harvest large chunks of the Earth's biosphere in order to make some numbers in a financial engine go up slightly? What would we all do then?

Climate change and species loss researchers:

Really? That's a thing that could happen? And people might not believe the predictions? Do go on.


Well OBVIOUSLY I don't mean it's happening NOW

i have ehlers danlos, a condition that nobody thinks should be ignored "because it's so rare so who gives a fuck." the estimated occurrence of EDS is 1/5000, or 0.02%. trans people are probably somewhere over 1% of the population.

Like, I get the "be yourself and don't worry about the hits/views/followers thing"; at the same time, I write things because I want them to be seen and heard. Sigh.

Mastodon needs a thing that is like favouriting but means “I am equal parts disgusted and envious of that pun.”

Can I just state how much I *hate* it that most of my traffic to my blog still comes from Facebook? uuuuuuuuuugh.

@lynnesbian You can't do that, because every day is the day of the linux desktop.

Long Weekend; Write Flash With Us! (With Extra Prompts!)

Because for many people it's a long weekend, stories are due Sunday with the critiques due Monday. Also, Donna, our flashmaster, has chosen THREE prompts to choose from!


Recommendation: FEVER 333

If you liked Rage Against The Machine, you will almost certainly like FEVER 333. They kick all kinds of ass, and are awesome politically and musically.


The utility of love (and love languages), Or Chocolate Bars Of Love

Relationships are like chocolate bars. Or diamonds. Or water. From a certain point of view.


@J TCP is the protocol that basically everything on the internet that needs to make sure the whole thing gets there in the right order.

UDP is for stuff like video games and some kinds of voice chat where packets getting there in the wrong order or not getting there at all would sometimes be preferable to making it slower in order to make sure everything arrives.

The utility of love (and love languages), Or Chocolate Bars Of Love

Economics is a strange beast. It tries to turn everything in value in money and to explain behavior that way.

And it works, sort of. That is, it works as long as you remember that "value" is a pretty flexible term.

For example, the "paradox of value". Diamonds, w


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