I don't remember making this, but it looks like something I would have made. Dated 2015-05-29.

The Gleepy the Hen Annual Thanksgiving Chicken Roast is now in progress

Social media as files in a shared directory.

Theoretical post (as JSON):
- Author
- Local timestamp
- Lat / Long
- CC / BCC
- Tags
- Subject
- Body

Rather than a series of apps, a browser plugin that can look at the JSON files and show the x-most recent posts threaded by local timestamps sorted into an inclusive chronology.

- Local editing of a post that propagates deceptively.

- Federated.
- Invite only / darknet.
- Single-user option.
- Mostly existing tools.


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Social media as files in a shared directory.

Even more simple: a text file in a shared directory, with the agreement 'new communication goes at the top (or bottom) with a time stamp and a signature.' Or a set of text tiles, one per user, with 'new text at top / bottom' as agreed upon. Or 'old text is deleted, new text is added.'

IFTTT can connect files in a shared directory to email, so there's a gateway to Deltachat.

A suggested use of existing tools.

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The threat "this is going on your permanent record!" would be more thrilling if there were such a thing as a permanent record. Instead, every record of every event will, over time, be irretrievably lost. The thrill of trouble therefore is on the mortal scale, as are the thrills of achievement, or loyalty, or strength, or love. They matter precisely because they are flawed and finite. You can roll around in your slack like a stinky old dog until it's time for one last ride.

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As long as X-Day isn't "more music and Les Newsman"

Just a general reminder, insulting proprietary software, is not a form of abuse.

Abuse is about a mixture of effect and intent, and it depends on the scenario and the types of harm that are caused to determine which of those are important.

Proprietary software, is itself harming people who are unable to pay for it, and in a deep way. I don’t think insulting proprietary software, which is by far the most dominant form of software, and the method of software creation that exploits and undermines free software efforts, can be meaningfully called a form of abuse. And I think people who are so attached to working on proprietary software that they get insulted by any insults towards it, should take a good long introspective period, and rethink their attachment to it and why they feel they need to protect that practice and facet of capitalism.

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I wish to thank @onan for the goodies in the mail which I found in my mailbox last night!

Chuck would chuck the woodchuck that would chuck wood

Tonight is the night
when the Superb Owl takes flight

Reverend Didelphimorphia of the Church of the SubGenius offers a dramatic interpretation of what X-Day will be like for all members of the Church, when the angelic host lift us up in glory in their so-called flying saucers. Won't you join us?

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Some pictures I took earlier today. Other SubGeniuses like these, and you might, too.

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