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Cake day: Mar 28, 2022


Good overview I enjoyed that.

Amazing they were able to restore the xcom rep with the last couple of releases. I thought it would never happen.

The first two xcoms are stone cold classics that still hold up today. Chaos (8bit) is a lot of fun. Rebelstar raiders II was great at the time.

Good setlist. Nick Oliveri is what gave Qotsa its spark IMO.

That was quick. Square Enid had only just sold it recently. All comes back to making tv content / prime I guess.

Odd Fellows Rest, by Crowbar
Havent really listened to much crowbar but enjoying this based off a [recommendation](https://kvltofbrewtality.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/25-years-later-crowbar-obedience-thru-suffering/).

New to me too, not that I have an xbox, but sounds like another avenue for peeps to get to play Metroid Prime :D

No Dogs In Space — the Stooges (Podcast Series)
Posted for the reminder haven’t listened to yet. Recommended [here](https://indieweb.social/@STL_Inquiries/109717546315566286)

Looking forward to this as I loved the first one (others around me not so much)

Yeah hope everyone gets to relax for a little bit!

Yes although not fussed on misskey inspired customisations. Active development and performance improvements sound good but perhaps just a short dev cycle to push their prioritised improvements.

Self run pleroma. Looking to test friendica but the host didn’t have the right setup. Mastodon social account for testing. Account on bookwyrn, account on pixelfed.social.

Aah ok. That’s the interesting thing about blocks, I can’t see yogthos post from sopuli (hence the double up) and it’s not something set on my account.

It would be good to get some indication of what convos you could be missing out on.

Anything that can work towards breaking the strangehold and pushes towards open data I can get behind.

What a waste of talent.

I have never been able to kill stupid things before they cause damage, or set a direction and have a team actually stick to it,"

From a related Ars Technica article

…Back in late 2021, Carmack also had some words of warning as Facebook changed its named to Meta and pivoted fully behind the amorphous idea of the metaverse. Carmack said we should be wary of “architecture astronauts” who do a lot of high-level hand-waving instead of building viable products that customers find useful.

Happy with full timeline, I’ve followed people for a reason. Not interested in others making decisions for me cough fb. What I would like is a way to rank prioritise people and increase decrease feed volume based on priority that I choose. Also set / mute by topic.

The idea of a trending digest, posted elsewhere is also a good one. Opt in approaches.

Awesome - thanks for all the feedback. Looks like I have a bit of testing ahead of me.

Best Activitypub software to hang out with friends?
Mastodon/Pleroma looks to be for broadcast, what would be the best options for sharing content with friends/groups - I'm assuming without knowing better Diaspora or Frendica?

Excellent will have to test it out at some point when implemented (personally wasnt a fan of the old k9 ui)

Bluesky surely has to be the front runner for the better twitter even if it is only an underlying protocol. I don’t think Mastodon will ever be the front runner in that the devs don’t seem to want to imitate the hooks that allowed twitter to become so big in the first place (not a bad thing)

Mastodon feels like an interim step to something else. That you feel like something newer could develop, but you could still connect with current activitypubapps - is refreshing.

Up until google builds something to suck the life out of it but they might be busy with ai-infested search indexing.

I always get awaiting approval from pleroma ( Mastodon works like a charm on evrything other than sopuli) not sure if I’ve missed something.

The Akkoma dev gave an indication hopefully it works out.

As many of you will be aware, back in 01/2022, there was something of a schism in the smallish group of Pleroma developers with no single cause in my eyes - it was the culmination of years of mounting tensions between two competing interest groups.

Great to see some detailed how-tos for something other than mastodon. Though in this case theyre using Rebased as the backend which is a fork of Pleroma.

My assumption is people won’t engage with a large dump of data. So when I posted about a site with good content I posted one link to the site and then posted one article as a taster and I thought that was a good approach.

CSS Drawings
A collection of drawings made with CSS

The Quietus - Bakers Dozen
Long running series where musicians, artists, celebs post their favourite 13

Aah you’re going to make me test out a frendica account now :D I’ve only seen how it works from mastodon, which is limited but usable…

Have never got it working from my pleroma instance, but that just may be my lack of sysadmin skills.

Offshoot of Sleep when they broke up (other being High on Fire)

Something like that could be useful for organisation with a large amount of data. Sidebar would be useful. Any way to group communities to drive discovery.

A cars specific instance would be my go to option in this scenario though.

IMO There are enough english-generalist instances There could probably be some more country specific/language specific ones.

I posted on mastodon that anyone thinking about making a mastodon server for a niche community should instead look at lemmy e.g. drumming, etsy, music etc. It’s screamingly obvious to me that it would be a better approach to host a community, but requires more advocates promoting things over there.

Sidenote instance admins need to manage their instances and look to curate communities that give it an identity of its own.

Highly possible given the larger userbase.

I wouldn’t know how many entrenched tumblr users would want to go outside the local loop. Activitypub connects could entice mastodon users the other way though if they preferred the UI…

I can imagine Automattic making tumblr <> fedi integration a paid service. Similar to how wordpress.com provides free hosting with optional paid services.

My current interest in any of the post twitter startups is - does it support activitypub (or any other interop) so yeah happy about this.

Didnt know it was a thing! Reading the story made my blood boil a bit.

Mixing sludge, tribal and post-rock elements [?], from the album RAYA.

I’d say 16bit era as the first, and the advent of steam as the second.

Sounds like a good fit since additional services is kind of vivalidis point of difference.

Signup is via a Vivaldi dot net account portal not the instance, so it potentially grows their audience. Who knows if it’ll work out long term or where it goes but an interesting development.

Always enjoy these insightful articles, I’m not sure how the good outweighs the bad.

Yeah could have clarified current using webmail rather than a desktop app.

Paid apps not foss, but these have been my go to apps since kissing Adobe goodbye. Currently discounted. I've used the V1 apps for years without needing to pay for updates. Theres a universal bundle which includes ipadOS, mac, win versions. Also see [krita](https://mastodon.art/@krita) and [inkscape](https://mastodon.art/@inkscape) for FOSS alteratives.

Via [@cvamped](https://fosstodon.org/@cvamped/109294983885568248)

Via [masto/fb](https://mastodon.social/@dosnostalgic/109299161809976392) A new engine, called Freescape was merged to master. This is an engine for the earliest 3d-based games, which was later turned into the "3D Construction Kit". The first game from this family, Driller, is supported for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST versions. C64, Amstrad and ZX Spectrum support is in the plans. The engine is pretty small, which is of course, understandable for the machines of that era. Currently, it is just 5,500 lines of code but will definitely grow. However, being even such small, the engine author, Gustavo Grieco aka gu3 aka neuromancer, already added a high-res OpenGL rendering. What about Driller in 3840x2160?

Anyone have an opinion on these? I’ve played through the uncharted series, but haven’t made it through a modern TR game. The serious tone combined with the close up kills make it feel closer to the last of us, with Lara as a murder death kill machine. Can’t get into it.

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Via [https://pixelfed.social/i/web/post/492761033656442920](https://pixelfed.social/i/web/post/492761033656442920)

[From Pixelfed Post](https://pixelfed.social/i/web/post/470462859339056111)

APOD Jupiter image morph/flyby
Never gets old. - Here comes Jupiter! NASA's robotic spacecraft Juno is continuing on its highly-elongated orbits around our Solar System's largest planet. The featured video is from perijove 11 in early 2018, the eleventh time Juno has passed near Jupiter since it arrived in mid-2016.

Political Content on Sopuli
Whats the deal? Personally I exited lemmy.ml to [get away from it.](https://lemmy.ml/post/208628)

Had a few issues setting up with guides which worked with older versions of the os. This thread covers a couple of solutions that worked to get microg running namely launching android settings from command line and enabling phonesky signature (last reply)

Something relaxing / summery for those who need it.