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Since this website is like Twitter I'm assuming I would talk to people here about the same things I talk about on Twitter, but who knows.

There I talk mostly about urban transportation (trying to shift away from the car-centric approach -> transit, bikes, walkability), housing policy and other political issues. twitter.com/graue

I don't blame anyone for not following back. I'd unfollow myself, if I could.

That time I did the Freedom From Pants bike ride in Minneapolis was my best 4th of July, in retrospect. It's all been downhill from there in terms of patriotism.

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. Not just the ones I post, but also the ones other people post, and the opinions that are not posted by anyone at all. I hold all possible (and impossible) opinions.

If you live in California buy stonefruit. They're good right now

Up Brazil Ave (hi 52 bus!) to the woefully un-advertised car-free connection into McLaren Park.

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Decentralization isn't everything. It's not the goal in itself. There is a long tail of product design decisions that make or break a platform (which is why I find it kind of silly that Bluesky spent 2 years arguing over protocol design, though that's a different story). But that point is that decentralization is the foundation for a viable platform. Without it you're doomed to repeat the path of hundreds of social media apps of the past... Just a different paint on the same exact structure.

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Disappointed to learn Cohost has been started by people from the fediverse. You know what the fediverse is but you learned the wrong lessons from it. Yes, I also think some servers are not operated professionally and blocks often get misused, but that is not a reason to replace a free and open system with a locked down one. I wrote on why decentralization matters back in 2018:

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/12/

First loss :(

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Learned a new housing term: decant, v. to temporarily rehouse residents of a building that is being refurbished or rebuilt.

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US politics, supreme court 

I don't wanna hear a word about voting when 6 of the justices were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote. This isn't democracy, this is a joke.

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