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Welcome to all our new writers! 馃憢 Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 馃槉

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Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.

But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.

The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.

v0.12 is just about ready! This upcoming version includes mentions, OAuth support, and plenty of small improvements.

For anyone interested in helping us test out this new version, we've just put out a release candidate for you to try today, and would love your feedback!

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Bandcamp will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow to support artists, during which they're waiving their side of the revenue share.

If you've been thinking about getting some new #music, or supporting an independent artist, that would be a great time to do it.

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I'm in San Antonio this week for ! Come stop by the @write_as table if you're at the bookfair, or let me know if you're in the area and want to grab some coffee.

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Personal perspective, again and again: We need *human* technology, not *corporate* technology. But human technology can't be about things such as "privacy is more important than convenience". Human technology *has* to consider usability, accessibility, availability, ease of use, reliability, stability first-class citizens above everything else and not just as something devalued to be a matter of "laziness" or "convenience". It needs to be technology for *humans*, not *techies. 馃槓

Not sure if / when we'll merge this. While I'm a fan of new functionality like this that doesn't add complexity for the end user, it does complicate things for admins, with another configuration value and additional setup needed to run in production.

What does everyone think?

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On a long train ride, from DC to San Antonio. Apparently I'm in the mood to code for fun this week, because I just added Gopher support in :

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I will be starting the upgrade to v3.1.2 for all Mastodon servers hosted on

There will be an under 30 seconds downtime during upgrade.

v3.1.2 brings some fixes and a security patch, you can read the release here:

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Steps 1-3 complete. I held off on code as long as possible. I'm now writing a basic static site generator for this mixtape 馃槃

Also a blog post is expected.

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I mean the whole point is to put a little effort into it, so I'm thinking:

- build the playlist on streaming service
- buy each song and download
- rename MP3s in order
- upload to personal site
- maybe add a nice HTML player? make each track downloadable? zip them all? idk this is getting complicated
- send her the URL


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It's the first time I'm doing this in the streaming age. Last "mixtape" I got was a screenshot of an Apple Music playlist, which I then recreated in another streaming service.

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How do people create platform-agnostic mixtapes these days?

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We're working on a redesign of the admin dashboard, and would love to get your feedback!

This adds some nice navigation, a more user-friendly configuration page, and lets you optionally hide technical app stuff if you don't need to see it.

The client could be generic / flexible enough to handle all kinds of Objects, Actors, and Activity's. And I think it'd be pretty neat to have a desktop app (for example) dedicated only to socializing.

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It'd be sort of like Trillian or Pidgin, uniting a bunch of your accounts behind the scenes, but you'd just enter in URLs or fedi handles to navigate around the social web.

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I keep coming back to the thought that the fediverse isn't really meant for the standard web browser. It needs its own dedicated native client, a "fediverse browser".

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