@polychrome i am dying laughing over here, this is so beautiful.

My favorite part is when his cape flaps up in front of his face but he's still tryin' to be cool

@bankuei what are the handful with best long-term groove? Primetime Adventures? Burning Wheel? what is your upcoming game going to be?

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@aflightybroad @aCuteLittleBox

i have a friend who went to a Tiny Homes meetup and at the end of the presentation he raised his hand and asked "why don't you all just get mobile homes instead? they're everything you just said but cheaper"

the Tiny Homes fans were very cross with him

i think it's just down to mobile homes having a class stigma attached to them, which is stupid

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@eightbitsamurai ohhhh man, I know that feel!

sometimes I stand there staring at a shelf of stuff I'm not going to buy for like ten minutes, thinking "...what IS 'food', anyway?"

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@marie_joseph @taweret @RobinHood

i don't know if souls are real, but if we take the bible literally, then i'm in a lot more trouble for eating a regular cheeseburger (i.e. "thou shalt not boil a young goat in it's mother's milk", Exodus 23:19) than anything made of plant protein

you ask one of these so-called christians about that and they'll go "old testament doesn't count anymore, new covenant" then turn around and quote Leviticus 20:13 when it suits their purposes 🤔

in Target yesterday they had a whole seasonal "Pride" section with rainbows on everything. "Yas, Queen!" shirts. Rainbow shampoo bottles, stuff like that.

I had just been reading about the Stonewall Riots and thinking about the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which made the rainbow cash grab seem... really disrespectful to the struggle.

But OTOH, becoming a symbol to slap on shampoo bottles for a quick buck? That's what a movement *winning* looks like in our culture.

Thoughts?

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Hey South SF Bay Area folks, when we getting together for food/drinks/coffee/whatever?

@freakazoid i live there and I'd be down for a meet-up! Boba tea on mountain view castro street maybe?

(i'd just need to know the time a week in advance so i can negotiate childcare.)

@taweret @larrydavis

it's a leopleurodon, Charlie! A maa~~~agical leopleurodon!

@dankwraith

patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfemin

"Dave Hayes, a self-declared prophet, Christian author, and online activist... proclaimed that Christians are going to have to rethink their conception of the End Times because President Trump is on the verge of creating a literal utopia on earth."

this makes zero sense if they follow the bible and 100% sense if what they actually worship is white supremacy

energyinnovation.org/publicati

"America has officially entered the “coal cost crossover” – where existing coal is increasingly more expensive than cleaner alternatives. Today, local wind and solar could replace approximately 74 percent of the U.S. coal fleet at an immediate savings to customers. By 2025, this number grows to 86 percent of the coal fleet."

IOW, if you have coal power, call your state representatives and ask why they're wasting your money by not replacing it!

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@taweret @RobinHood

I just had an impossible burger for the first time today, and then I come on mastodon and I see this. What the fuck?!?

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@darius there's a saying that "life consists of what you choose to pay attention to". Even an algorithm-free, purely chronological timeline still dictates your attention, and therefore the content of your life (!!) according to whoever happens to be loudest, while whipsawing from topic to topic.

What about showing just the most recent single thing from each of my best friends?

What about better tools for topic-based organization so i can decide what I'm in the mood for? (CW is a good start)

@darius this is a fantastic thread, thanks for starting it. I am really liking peoples' suggestions.

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What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?

For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc

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Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

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If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.