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I might have fallen behind on #inktober but I did make time to sketch the World's Largest Pumpkin Boat. #mastoart

@jomo We'll keep an eye on the temperature, you keep an eye on our liability.

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"show, don't tell"
WELL SHOWING'S EXHAUSTING OKAY

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People have asked me if having local-only posting somehow discourages federated posting.

I finally did the actual queries on our instance database, and after about a year of having local-only as an option we are at almost exactly 50/50 local vs federated posts.

65% of our accounts have been active in the last month, which is on the high side of normal for an instance with 80 accounts.

We post about 2x more *federated* posts than other instances with ~40 active users.

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My theory is that having local-only posts encourages a stronger community, which encourages more posting in general, which leads to more federated AND more local posts.

I believe that offering local-only posts *strengthens* federation.

(Comparative stats above were collected by me looking at the instance/activity endpoint on similarly sized servers to Friend Camp.)

Picked up this brand of milk one day because it was the only 1 quart bottle in stock. Figured the old school heavy glass bottle was a gimmick, but no, you can actually return the bottle to the grocery store where you bought it, get a deposit, and the creamery will reuse the bottle. homesteadcreameryinc.com/our-p

Forgive the YT link, but I figured some of you would appreciate this house: youtube.com/watch?v=C7OPO334ND

It's rentable, so file under maybe?

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Stupid fact:
The proverb "I hear, I see, I learn" is "Audio, Video, Disco" in Latin.

books etc. 

You know who's good about including a blog roll on their blogs? University presses.

@rusty I try not to quote anything from the first five paragraphs so it looks like I read a lot of the post I'm linking to.

"I think of Spinoza, perhaps the most rigorous (or at least the most rigor-loving) philosopher in history, who chose to turn down an appointment at Heidelberg University to continue grinding the lenses whose dust would kill him." robertminto.com/2019/10/02/on-

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This is me and the #IndieWeb - as a geek but non-programmer the friction is just too high for me to stick at it. glenn.thedixons.net/giving-up-

Fairphone, a Dutch company trying to manufacture and market a fair trade smartphone, faces hard-to-solve sourcing and human rights problems. mondediplo.com/2016/04/13fairp

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Now I'm daydreaming about how to optimize social media for e-ink, and wondering if that even makes sense. Maybe the underlying ideological assumptions of social media and low-impact technology are simply inimical to one another.

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