Okay, I want to try to focus my spare-time-project-energy for the coming months.
I will do my very best to restrain myself to three projects:
1. Getting #GardenGame to a minimal playable state, so y'all can start making small virtual gardens. I'm not good at graphics, so keep expectations low for the first release.
When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
It is not exactly new story and I am not sure if this made the rounds in fediverse but a few days ago #archiveofourown won the hugo award on best related work. We have a huge #FLOSS community here but we don't talk nearly enough about this project.
#ao3 is an unique opensourced project that is not male dominated and also not started by people who were fulltime engineers but fans who decided enough is enough and we need to own our servers.
Congrats to Ao3!
*Earth's Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy*
By Aryeh Nirenberg (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zJ9FnQXmJI)
"A timelapse of the Milky Way that was recorded using an equatorial tracking mount over a period of around 3 hours to show Earth's rotation relative to the Milky Way. …"
Question for non-diary milk drinkers Show more
(please read previous toot for context)
For the purpose of putting on oats with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds:
Which non-diary milk / milk replacement is best graded on "deliciousness" and "eco-friendly" scales?
Middling in both is better than high in either.
And I know deliciousness is a subjective thing, but advice is still possible.
Preface to question for non-diary milk drinkers Show more
I've been eating oats for breakfast for a decade or so, and I'm interested in "upgrading" my breakfast habits. A while ago I switched from adding sugar (or occasional chocolate müsli) to adding sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, mostly for health benefits of less sugar.
This change lowered the "deliciousness" of my breakfast to just above the threshold for something I can eat daily; which is relevant for the actual question in next toot.
Mention of Trump, celebration Show more
Hurray! Trump will not be visiting my country since our Prime Minister has refused to discuss selling Greenland.
What's a good keyboard for someone just getting back into piano? Alternately, what are the right questions one might ask to decide what makes a good keyboard? #AskingForAFriend
tech; hosting costs Show more
There's also the issue of Hetzner's cheapest option only including 2GB RAM, which is a bit in the low end - based on gut feeling.
My current server running this instance (and some other stuff) is "idling" at 2.7GB RAM in use, so 100 people using a Mastodon instance might get uncomfortably near 2GB.
tech; hosting costs Show more
I'm digging into what it would cost me to run a ~100 user #Florence instance.
Currently I'm looking at Hetzner for hosting, since I want it cheap AND hosted entirely in Europe.
But I keep butting my head against the issue of media storage. Hetzner's cheapest has 20gb storage included, but I think that would quickly be surpassed, so I'd want to add a separate storage server; but Mastodon only supports AWS and Swift, so I don't think I can use Hetzner's cheap storage boxes.
meta, im still mad fuck it Show more
question yourself before you question poc over the way they deal with racists
Gif is pronounced Show more