Hi, I'm the admin here at stream.void.garden
I'm trying to build a small, friendly community for people who make things and want a chill place to hang out
I'm modelling this community based on advice from runyourown.social
I'm someone who makes mostly digital things, generative art, interactive media, and I'm also learning about electronics and modular synthesisers
that paper where they scraped Mastodon and found cauliflowers
Progress! I have formatted the open letter, and it looks pretty much ready to send around. Here it is in PDF:
And here is a copy in basic HTML:
@lains We're also going to have an old world palindrome, which is quite rare!
And, even more rare, all calendar standards will agree with this palindrome:
I'm thinking I have to plan something special for that day :D
mentions mental health
New notebook using a deliberately messy style
I write stream of consciousness
It's impossible to mess up
Previous notebooks used a bujo style, but it only really works for me if it's clean, and writing cleanly costs me a lot of energy, so my notebook was one of the first things I'd abandon, even in times of crisis, a notebook would be useful
I hope this new style suits me better
Hi Mastodon, could you take a look at these very beautiful #handmade #crochet blankets, made by my son J. *Proud parent emoji*
J is gay & trans & trying to raise money by selling his works of crochet art. He is working part time & does loads of community activism, so I offered to help by putting these up for him.
Reasonable offers are welcome, bearing in mind that they are large & take many, many hours work. If you are interested & want to know more, let me know.
And then there's this graph which should tell you everything
"Inappropriate toot" means it has a CW in this context
Inappropriate toots are much longer that unlabeled toots
I wonder if that's because it takes more characters to be "inappropriate", or maybe it's because Mastodon users are like "hmm, maybe not all of my followers are going to want to read my Adventure Time fan theories, better CW this rant so that can just scroll on by"
That's... not what the CW is for?
Inappropriate content is content that shouldn't be posted at all. If you're on my instance posting fascist or bigoted bullshit, that's inappropriate, and you're getting kicked out, whether or not it has a CW
CWs aren't "I shouldn't be posting this", they're "you might not want to read this"
I put CWs on screenshots of my cute Minecraft farmhouse, which is probably like the most appropriate thing to post here, it's just that not everyone is into Minecraft
How to be unethical and wrong at the same time
Researchers gathered a bunch of Mastodon posts to create a dataset for automatic "inappropriate content" flagging by training on Mastodon users' usage of the CW feature
stream.void.garden is a community of creative people more or less connected to video games and digital art — we believe in the value of small, friendly & supportive spaces, first for personal growth, and also for healthy creativity