In 1933, FDR created the Civilian Conservation Corps, which went on to employ 3m workers (5% of the US male workforce!) in projects whose benefit we still feel today: road- and trail-building, tree-planting, firefighting, infrastructure maintenance and more.


Eating some homemade lacto-fermented cabbage and carrots and enjoying every second of it #2020

Looks like the Fediverse is growing a bit more quickly the last few days.

4,210,123 accounts
+68 in the last hour
+3,116 in the last day
+11,560 in the last week

4,201,556 accounts
+51 in the last hour
+1,089 in the last day
+6,947 in the last week

Have you ever used to search the fediverse?

#Poll #FediPoll

This is just a reminder that Twitter's Bluesky project is vaporware.

Y'all remember libraries? Those are fucking cool. I miss those.

Secretly thinking this whole NYPost thing is hilarious. You know, nothing is stopping publishers/media from running their own ActivityPub-based web infra.

I can wish and hope anything I want on jonleibowitz dot social

another day another garbage Fediverse thread filling up with uninformed hot takes on news dot ycombinator dot com

We're excited to announce the ActivityPub conf 2020 keynotes!

Opening up the conference we have a panel featuring the editors/authors of the ActivityPub panel: Jessica Tallon (@tsyesika), Amy Guy (@rhiaro), Erin Shepherd, and Evan Prodromou, with me moderating! (Hear from everyone else this time!)

Wrapping things up is Darius Kazemi (@darius) presenting "Let's Play and Win Our Own Game"!

See the whole lineup:


Update: Marqueece Harris-Dawson's Twitter account is still suspended. Yes, Twitter has suspended the account of a sitting city council member.

A sitting city council member of Los Angeles was suspended from Twitter today, in case anyone needed any more proof of the decline that service is in. This kinda should be an alarm bell.

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Not that I think this would be necessary; there is no one in the administration with the competency and the sophistication to adopt this space as an option.

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Can we start a preemptive *isolate from the Fediverse* yet?

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Jon Leibowitz's choices: is a single-user instance!