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Cake day: Jul 05, 2020


brave is also run by a homopobic alt right ass so…


please note: I do not support coil

It’s a novelty, it can fit on a floppy. That’s my conclusion, it’s possible I’m missing something.

Also add nim to that list!

More so, their mirroring from Gemini, not the other way around

Drew is going to be very mad…

I share your frustration however, and am happy you did this. Maybe he will eventually come around and laugh

Someone said

Ad blockers are a self defense technology by nature

Add ads in small quantities to your website that respect me and my privacy and I might just whitelist you, but at this point the internet is unusable without AdBlock

Freenom attempts to take your domains after you miss a reregistration or if they decide to, without emailing you.

You then need to buy the domain because you have linked to it everywhere

  1. There is literally nothing better, discord is closed source, matrix is slow and buggy
  2. It gets the job done with no fan fair
  3. It self moderates, only people willing to jump through the hoops to talk constructivly will do so
  4. Retro tech is fun

Not positive about OBS, it’s mostly support in software I use

I’m not using wayland because I need to screenshare

All this does is make it harder for your contributors. I’m ok with it for my projects, but many are not. I have certainly skipped out on some drive by contributions because it would require the hassle of making an account.

Yeah this, also consider that gitlab is not federated and people are not likely to make an account on your gitlab instance to contribute.

The same thing goes for discord, more people use it than matrix, and therfore you reach a larger audience by using it

re @Echedenyan@lemmy.ml not sure what part you are talking about, I’m happy to shoot myself in the foot for my projects because I don’t expect much contributors nore feel a drive for a big star count

Do I like discord personally? No

Do I think discord is a necessary evil? Yes

You’re shooting yourself in the foot as a OSS project if you don’t use discord, same with not using github.

But, at least for me, I hate my feet :)

Leasure reading has fallen by the wayside. It’s a pity but I like a particular type of book that is rarely fulfilled. I mostly just read my subscribed RSS feeds

If anyone has recommendations, I like surreal nonfiction and fiction (not too fantasy, think “his dark materials”), with an emphasis on storytelling and character development. I enjoy most densities, I occasionally dare read academia.

I think explicitly gendered emojis are due to have different varieties, but imagine if we added hair to 😒.

I do agree with the skin color, why? No one is that color.

Yeah I’m certainly trying to abstain from bringing politics into moderation. Do you agree to a reasonable (human rights are not political, don’t offend people, no conspiracies) extent?

Do you want to nominate someone for mod?
Hey all, I think it's unfair for me to be the only moderator (plus the admins!). I was trying to find some good candidates and I certainly found many, but I think it's much more fair to open the floor for nominations. Some groundrules so this goes smoothly: - You are allowed to nominate unlimited people, including yourself - You must make each nomination in a separate comment - Please ensure the user in question has not yet been nominated, if they have please upvote the existing nomination and maybe leave a comment in support instead! This is somewhat of a popularity contest, although note I do not promise the most popular candidates will be the ones selected. This post will be updated when mods are appointed with the logic behind appointment. --- [@mekhos@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/mekhos) has been appointed. This is because - Overwhelming support - 7 hour timezone difference (if I did the math correctly) [@tmpod@lemmy.pt](https://lemmy.pt/u/tmpod) - I needed one more, I see tmpod around often

Thank you! Will do.

Do you hate raids?!
Hey all, if you notice any comments that clearly don't belong here please hit the report button! In the next few days I will be checking in every few hours to ensure this community is in tip top shape. I have also recruited two new mods.

When I was little I did it once and felt horrible. Now days I don’t really think about avoiding them, but my policy tends to be don’t annoy me I don’t annoy you

Someone should really revamp email
Email is already nicely federated, but I think it's time for a change. Services like protonmail claim to offer encryption between users, but you can't host your own instance. It would be awesome if there was a spec somewhere for a federated email service that defines - email encryption between users - markdown - ~~connection with activity pub? (What would this look like)~~ I mean some way to "email the web", ie: add comments via email - compatibility with standard email users (if you send/receive to/from a user who does not have email v2 implemented it just uses normal features) - maybe "smart attachments" for money transfers, calender invites, etc. - somehow better support for email discussion groups (hop in and out, public interface defined) - this spec should be focused heavily on usage for humans instead of automated mailing, I expect html would not be defined. I'm just spit balling here. Does anyone have any ideas? Does something like this exist? Thanks, Evan

I donate 10% of my income, generally 10-25% of that 10% to one time FOSS donations. It does not sound like much, 2.5%, but it’s a ton, thanks US salary!


  1. How can we make the federated Lemmy more seamless? The in message community mentioning syntax, for instance, could use refinement
  2. How can we support different languages better?
  3. Is it possible to avoid the space for radicles that comes with federated platforms while still maintaining the values that a federation stands for?
  4. Working out minor quirks that lower trust, like the 502 page when logging out, randomly being logged out until you reload, no css occasionally, and the free .ml [[domain]] for the flagship instance

Than, how can we attract users, specifically from different countries?

The first thing that comes to mind before advertising is attracting other communities from Reddit, but why would they come? Voat attracted members because the alt right was unwelcome on reddit, but most communities dont find a huge need to switch, even if they feel things could be better. The one exception is the privacy/Foss community, but it’s a small one and perhaps not the best Target audience, let alone one of many nationalities.

If the above paragraph was somehow an attraction plan despite no internationality, some more issues would need to be ironed out:

  1. can we offer reddit import?
  2. can we make a compelling offer for everyone
  3. can we have an attractive landing page

In line with 3, I think at some point some branding consideration is needed, ie

Lemmy: a world for everyone

With an illustration of stuff being shipped between different planets, one covered in flowers, another in factories and tech, and one more with ???

As an idea.

I am interested in your strategy ideas for growth. While I am rambling, worth noting that a democracy system is my long term dream, although far off in the pipeline


I’ll remove this in a day or two unless it is actually formulated as a question

Libre micropayments?
I really like this idea of coil.com, supporting creators based on how often you engage with their content, but don't really like the cryptocurrency and the closed source aspect. Flattr seems better but is still closed source. Is there anything I can use to fund my website?

Dear god I want to remove this

See the thing is is that apple reviewers know how a web browser works (probably) but the fed? not so sure. To them it’s probably just a twitter clone.

It is so that my client is not banned from appstore, I don’t think apple is going to say

haha we set up a DNS redirection and bypassed your blocking so bann

Meet: the media

alt right twitter clone “mastodon” licensed to trump. One of mastodon’s key features is the ability to spread out over a range of servers in a similar fashion to limewire, helping to avoid takedown

I find it funny, because on this instance’s home page it says it is a leftist community

I wrote a blog on this. My site is down as I rewrite it but


I already explained why I love syncthing, but one limitation is both devices must be online to sync, so this often happens:

Having a server means the phone can sync to that server, and then when the computer goes online and the phone offline the computer can still sync.

Email forwarding

Ditching immature email with zero compromises

* cool_dude420@gmail.com -> evan@<redacted>.io -> email@example.com
* cool_dude420@gmail.com <- evan@<redacted>.io <- email@example.com

Existing emails delivered to cool_dude420@gmail.com, but new contacts get my best face (evan@<redacted>.io). It forwards emails to cool_dude420@gmail.com without telling the sender, and vice versa

Hosting projects (many low traffic node, rust, and python servers)

Host backends I write independent of my computer, so they are available when ever me or a friend needs them. Nothing high traffic in this section, but involves some MySQL and such. Mostly node, some rust.

Email aliases

Problem: When signing up for services, they have your email now and can do as they wish


netflix -> netflix@alias.<redacted>.io -> cool_dude420@gmail.com

That way, if a service goes rogue

netflix -> netflix@alias.<redacted>.io 🚫 cool_dude420@gmail.com

Photo hosting with Lychee

My photos are a large part of me, and I would like to have public galleries to share with not only my photography teacher, but anyone I give the link to.

The software I use has password protected galleries support, so I can have fully public ones, and a special gallery for class, for my family, and for me.

A wonderful replacement for Google #photos, because it is no longer free


I want to host a small file server that allows me to have public, unlisted, and password protected areas. In most cases, Google drive is appropriate, but occasionally drive.<redacted>.io/coolfile.png would be nice, to make it clear that information is by me. I really hate NextCloud, but it’s the best option.

Website Hosting

Serving static website that has my notes

  • Host your own lemmy instance
  • Host a plex server

Thank you for the report, unless I am misunderstanding he is saying these “theories” are the truth, given the context. Could have been worded better, but in this part

There are obviously true conspiracy theories, many are widely believed by the left and many are even public record at this point.

I think he is saying these are true even if some people call them theories. I interpret the thread as

Only right wingers believe in conspiracy theories?


I disagree, I believe all these to be true

Please remember to follow lemmy’s and this community’s rules while discussing sensitive topics like this, I suppose many theories could offend someone but no holocaust denial etc, thanks

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/81992 > Resonate is a really cool co-op and they could really use some volunteers & users. > > I've been looking for a more ethical music streaming service since I discovered [Spotify and other streaming platforms are terrible for small artists](https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/03/18/spotify-artist-earnings-figures/). Only the top 3% of artists make $1000/yr and only the top 1% make more than $5000/yr. You'd have to be in the top 0.2% to actually earn a living of $50,000/yr on Spotify. > > Resonate is the only platform I've found that's doing something radically different. They have a stream to own model in which listeners pay artists directly about 1/4 of one cent for their first stream then the price increases exponentially with each stream until the 9th stream at which point the listener has paid ~$1.50usd. At that point the user can download the song for offline listening and never has to pay to stream that song again. > > Perhaps the coolest part is they are a co-op, 45% of governance weight is reserved for artist shares, 35% for listener shares, and only 20% for staff. > > Resonate is a small project that could use all the help it can get. If anyone knows of any other cool music platforms, I'd love to know about them, too! https://github.com/resonatecoop/stream

[Mod] What is your vision for asklemmy?
Hey! Back after a large break from lemmy and after returning to the community it seems it is more advice focused: `what is the best way to learn programming` vs story focused `what is a bad mistake when you started programming`. My job as a moderator is to serve the community best I can, so instead of changing the rules to recklessly to bar topics further without consent, I want to extend an invitation for *you*, the members of the community, to share what you want to see content wise from this community. **Examples:** > I like it as is! or > New rules ideas > - Only questions about cats are allowed > - Posts about dogs will result in being banned Thank you! Evan