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Most people here have a general understanding that software is eating the world. But there is a difference between knowing something intellectually and being struck in the face by it.

Recently spent a weekend camping with a group of friends I mostly hadnt seen since college. They were all generally outdoorsy, blue collar type folks. I was the only person there that worked in tech, to my knowledge at least.

I was surprised and slightly horrified to learn that about half of them were working below the API in some form or another.

I think the lesson here for me is that not every convo is for learning or novelty. Sometimes its just about slowly building connections and relationships, laying another social brick. Especially with new relationships, often the convo will be simple.

There's a girl at my gym that comes at about the same time as me and everyone seems to know her. I admire and envy the little community of friends she has built around her daily gym routine. On the other hand a lot of the small talk she has seems banal to me.

It's finally happened. Im creating something that I think might be worth giving a license. Now I just need to figure out which. My heart says GPL but tbh I don't really know what the alternatives are.

Also if your active on both sites, you should follow me at

mastodon: @zacharius
twitter: @faddisZach

One word of caution. If you decide to use it please be active on both sites. If your just constantly posting into the void without ever interacting then why are you even here man?

I was thinking about making a mastodon-twitter crossposter when I came across this.

Its much better and easier to use than anything I would've made.

Been using it for about a week and I'd say its been a success.

Definitely not the most secure but this could be a quickly implemented stop gap measure until we switch to a reasonable system with cryptographic keys and public ledgers.

I trust a credit statement to tell me that a person was at a place and did a thing much more than an illegible scribble on a paper.

Business Idea: Set up a system to sign legal documents by making small credit card transactions.

Credit cards are about he only thing most people have on them at all times, has ok security features, and a global processing system.


2/But do the people actually living it know and feel this? Or is it historical and emotional weight that society adds post hoc I'm imaging? Does a zeitgeist exist in the moment or is it something we stitch together afterwards to make a coherent narrative out of history?

1/I look at historical events like MLK's I have a dream speech and Woodstock and think to myself what it must have felt like to be involved. To know that the cultural zeitgeist is alive and flowing through me.


Various media outlets and their associated biases.

“It's Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This!”


If anyone has comments, questions, or similar projects to show me, that would be greatly appreciated. I havent shown this to many people yet and many details still need to be fleshed out

My current personal project is making a system for the shared use and ownership of a physical item, in particular housing. It is being written in Solidity and will run on the Ethereum network.

There are lots of projects/companies working on fractional ownership of housing and other assets, but they all just aim to make it easier to invest. none of them have a governance model built in to actually manage the use of a shared resource.

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Refactor Camp

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.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

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.