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decided recently to record a set of songs i like to sing and play on guitar, hope it lifts you as much as it does for me

Kaminsky saved thousands of lives from Nazis by forging IDs.

REAL-ID intends to make that impossible. It essentially bets ‘it can’t happen here’—never again will innocent civilians need false docs to flee.

A strong society can live without REAL-ID.

OK, language weirdness question.

Someone recently said:

"I just about caught the train."

Did they catch it or not? Perhaps it depends whether you think of English as (one of) your first language(s).

As always, if you're happy to do so I'd be grateful if you'd boost for reach, and to get beyond my circle of followers.

Thank you!

A nice retrospective you wrote @nolan and thank you for all the hard work on #Pinafore, a great app.

I am involved in organizing #SocialCoding movement as a crowdsourced "Knowledge Garden", and wrote a forum topic on the dynamic I gleaned from your retrospective, which is a very common Challenge in #FOSS projects.

@nickcolley @weex

What can be a better test of a FOSS maintenance protocol than an unmaintained project?

Many of you may have heard the news about @nolan's awesome becoming unmaintained this week. One of the strengths of is our ability to fork and remix code to meet challenges like this.

With that in mind I figure it's not too hard to start a fork of Pinafore. If you're not familiar with C4 please visit and click on the first linked word in the readme.

I invite any and all who use or contributed to Pinafore, or want to get their feet wet in FOSS. Feel free to add Problems to the tracker and we'll go from there!

... continued talking to a camera about Fediverse, Mastodon and C4.


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Anyone interested to continue maintaining Pinafore under the C4 protocol? I can offer to be a co-maintainer and help setup CI/release pipeline.

Would be interesting to bring up on @Codeberg ...

New blog post: "Retiring Pinafore"

Probably not going to surprise anyone, but I'm stepping back from Pinafore. Thanks to everyone who followed along with this project over the years!

@menelion @Codeberg we'd love your input on how screen reader accessibility could be improved; accessibility is a priority for us. Would you mind opening an issue at ? Thanks! ❤️
~ @caesar

aaand we're officially migrated from #Gitea to #Forgejo. Nice!

Thanks to @forgejo, it was a pleasure :)

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online culture observation 

Online nobody needs to own anything, because instants can't be owned.

Online culture is formed of discrete packets of content in which ownership of what's involved is usually left out. If you're in a store trying on a hat and take a picture and that picture goes viral, owning the hat was unnecessary. The space, the objects, the lighting... everything that went into that image became part of your product. You don't have to own anything to come up with fresh content, you simply need to go somewhere, take pictures and share them. Where can you find the most content? A park. A mall. The library. A festival. A swap meet.

But if you want hats to be available in the future, consider buying the hat.

Last year I liked habit as an alternative to resolution. This year I'm choosing a theme. Health.

Resolution -> Habit -> Theme is progress. Away from willpower and toward wisdom.

Great video on themes:

h/t @sarahjamielewis

To ready Fediverse Enhancement Proposals for 2023, we've done some cleanup and brought on two new editors.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to FEP over the years and saw it through to strong administrative footing!

If you're interested in a lightweight fediverse-native standards process please read, discuss, implement and submit proposals at:

While is down this is great time to reflect on all that's happened with the in 2022. It's been a truly great year. I look forward to seeing what 2023 has in store.

Please consider donating to the following collectives from #LatinAmerica ❤️, which are helping to build a more #sustainable and ethical web.

🟢 Nibö
A #SciComm initiative. Currently, running mastodon and peertube servers.

🟢 Compudanzas
A research project supporting the low-tech computing collective Archipielago Uno. Currently running an akkoma server.

💲 1 dollar makes a big difference.

Feel free to #boost :boost_requested:

I have spent the last two days working on making good quality SVG versions of the logo/symbols for #fediverse projects and I feel like it was worth it. I think the hard/less fun part of this project is getting them out there for all to use. I am pretty unfamiliar with submitting to Wikimedia Commons that is probably the best place for them to all live

Do ActivityPub relays use websockets, or do they just send copies of messages as discrete HTTP calls to each participant? I'm hoping for the former because it might be fun to try using Fastly's Compute@Edge and Fanout to build a relay.

#activitypub #relay #mastodev

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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.