@waldoj thank you for your service (again), Waldo! Will be excited to see where you land after taking some well-deserved time off.

@PeterR @ben y’all are too kind. Me + a big team who worked under a ridiculously tight timeline. It’s so gratifying to see it live on more than a year later – I think this approach to embracing open standards / interop could be a nice foundation on which other solutions are built.

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The covid vaccine record on my phone, via California’s SMART health card system, is magical. I wish more government records worked this way.

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If you are looking to flush out your Twitter account, semiphemeral.com is the way to go.

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To share this again after moving servers: I've set up a little online directory of #govtech #civictech users across the Fediverse.

We currently have ~70 people listed from across 7 countries.

Take a look (and, if you like, add yourself) at civictech.club/

Finally got around to finishing season 13 of Doctor Who.

It was … not good. Oof.

(I also like that sfba.social explicitly links to a way to provide financial support for the ongoing maintenance of the site.)

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Looks like the instance I’m currently on (mastodon.cloud) won’t be updating to Mastodon 4.x anytime soon (judging on the many-versions-old build and the fact that the site admin hasn’t posted here in over a year).

Anyone have an instance they love? I’m inclined to set up shop on sfba.social - I like the idea of a local instance that’s, well, local.

gun violence 

Heart-breaking, beautiful tribute by Chaz Ebert's (Roger Ebert's widow) to her grandson, another victim of gun violence:

"Like so many stories we hear about gun victims in their prime, Joseph was soaring."
rogerebert.com/tributes/in-lov

Sometimes you just have to admire art

(How did this make it past Gmail’s spam filter??)

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The Auschwitz museum only has 19K followers on #Mastodon. If you are part of the #mastodonmigration can you please give them a follow? Their username is @auschwitzmuseum
#histodon #Auschwitz #WorldWar2
Let's remember them
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Mass shootings, gun violence 

Last week, it was worrying that my niece at was OK. (She was: spent 12h in lockdown while the manhunt for the shooter was underway.)

This morning, it’s grieving for the lives lost in , where my son is a student.

There are an estimated 393M privately-owned guns in America. There are literally more guns than people here.

@alexallain did you ever use Brizzly back in the day? Their contextual info about trending topics on Twitter was consistently useful and valuable. Not the same idea as this, but in a similar vein.

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