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Apparently artists are fighting back against generative AI by posting protest images where they'll be scooped up as source material.

(Reposting this since didn't have any alt-text)

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A different way to think about social media:

Since the arrival of some very large accounts on the fediverse, I noticed the familiar feeling of being a small fish in a big pond.

There's an idea popularized by Malcom Gladwell in the book _David and Goliath_ that "The Big Pond takes really bright students and demoralizes them." My nerdier way to say it is, we're more productive when we feel our effort is valuable in comparison to our social context.

To counter the small fish feeling, I created several lists that would be the right-sized "ponds" for me separated into distinct interest areas like software development, protocol development, project members, or just cool people.

Each list has a couple of big accounts and many smaller ones as measured by monthly reach. The metric could be anything, like basic follower count or how active they are in replies but I made a spreadsheet to calculate reach so went with that.

Anecdotally after a week I can say the results are positive. I spend less time lost in the Home timeline and more in these "ponds." The volume is lower so I can keep up with the toots but the biggest thing is I'm more energized to visit, reply and post.

What do you think? Have you tried anything like this here or on other social networks? How do YOU curate this thing?

Another one of my papers appeared in the newly founded journal „Computing in Geometry and Topology“

In this work, I analyze the complexity if sharing a pizza, a variant of the Ham Sandwich theorem where several cuts are allowed.


Your chart is ready, and can be found here:

Things may have changed since I started compiling that, and some things may have been inaccessible.

In particular, the very nature of the fediverse means some toots may never have made it to my instance, in which case I can't see them, and can't include them.

The chart will eventually be deleted, so if you'd like to keep it, make sure you download a copy.

Have you fallen in love with the and ? Can you do development in or ? Do you want to get more involved in free open source software?

Magic Stone is looking for volunteers to solve problems in their fork of Mastodon. While the software includes some community-requested improvements it needs help continuing to develop toward the needs of everyone involved.

If you would like to apply your energies to solve big or small problems and help keep the diverse in fediverse software, you’re welcome to check out the open issues.

DM me with any question, no matter how small!

amateur musical recording 

Been working with for a few months following unfa's extremely helpful videos and doing a lot of random improv but to focus I asked family for ideas. This song Baby Hold On was one of the requests.

I haven't recorded much but look forward to settling into more of a process of writing music that means something to me.

@weex I've definitely found it more useful than not. It's definitively a trend that has been gaining some traction in recent years (as opposed to goal tracking or resolutions).

If this is something that appeals, I'd recommend checking out the short CGP Grey video on topic ( - also an extended discussion can be found ( - which both provide a nice intro to the topic.

Since being on mastodon, as I slowly move out of the bird app, I have found that I’m missing the #indigenous and #Navajo community that made it difficult for me to decide to leave Twitter.

Absolutely mastodon has a more positive and welcoming environment here, which I’m loving. But Im in search of #indigenous and other #bipoc accounts.

what your self-hosted fediverse software says about you:

  • mastodon: fuckin nerd
  • pleroma/akkoma: fuckin nerd
  • misskey/foundkey: fuckin nerd
  • gotosocial: fuckin nerd

Spent the day in introspection.

Found an old Personal Development Plan, read back through it, the goals contained within, my thoughts on what the future might look like. It also contained a summary of my professional history up until that point and I was surprised by how much of it I had forgotten in 7 years.

Wrote a new doc, in a different style, reflecting my current thoughts, the goals now important to me, and several thoughts and plans for how to realize them.

It was a good day.

The dreaded moment of having to mock a Mastodon service for testing #FedBOX compatibility doesn't break is here. :(

Does anyone have an idea if there's already a project that can do Mastodon server to server #ActivityPub API mocking?

_FEP-fb2a: Actor metadata_ is a draft Fediverse Enhancement Proposal (FEP) that was just created that “describes a way for actors to publish generic key-value pairs representing their metadata.”

Find the draft proposal here

Feedback is appreciated at

cc: @trwnh

JFrog researchers have found that several of the security tools built inside the npm CLI fail to show warnings for any malicious library that contains a dash or hyphen in their version number, in the form of 1.2.3-a.

OMG. I just found `toot` and command line tool with a neat text-based UI and here's what just got me jazzed. If you're looking at a toot and hit u it shows the source of the toot. This just when I was wondering how I could easily check on how languages are classified per

Today is a good day.

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Creating magic through evolution of the Fediverse. Running Ecko, a community-driven fork of Mastodon managed using the Collective Code Construction Contract (C4) by the Magic Stone Community. C4 is a protocol for asynchronous, non-blocking, distributed, problem-focused software development.