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Cake day: Sep 19, 2022


Really a long list of stanning for autocratic mass-murderers, too much to list all here. They are also generally hostile to Anarchists. I think this article sums it up pretty well: https://lib.edist.ro/library/mann-their-anti-imperialism-and-ours

Yeah, lets see how it goes. Maybe I should explain that this is running on actual hardware owned by me and not on some rented VPS in a cloud data-center. In some ways that allows me to be more flexible with the performance, but it does also puts some limits on how much I can scale this vertically.

I don’t think there is one. At least it is not exposed anywhere in the admin settings and might only exists as a high number in the code-base to prevent edge-cases.

Yes, /r/GenZedong

Well, I guess it was never fully banned, but when it was quarantined a lot of their users switched to Lemmygrad for a while and really harassed everyone else using Lemmy. It quieted down these days, but I rather not take my chances with them.

Unfortunately the instance you are looking for is blocked and for good reason (super toxic community after they welcomed many people from a banned sub-reddit). I wish more Lemmy instances would block them.

Hmm, good question. I was wondering the same about a possible switch to kbin on the same domain.

I would guess that remote instances stop trying to push their updates after a while if there are constant errors?

The HTC Vive Pro can be retrofitted with eye-tracking and has decent OLED screens. But the real problem is that there is very limited software support for eye-tracking on the SteamVR side and that will probably only change once Valve releases something new with eye-tracking support.

For me it usually works cross instance 🤷‍♂️

What I mean is that what people consider worthy of a down-vote differs from instance to instance. You can’t enforce a community rule for down-voting behaviour and some Lemmy instances are known for politically motivated down-vote brigading that does not align with the values I would like to see here on this instance.

I think yes. As far as I can tell disabling down-votes on an instance just hides that feature from users on that instance.

I have been considering to re-enable down-votes here, but I would prefer if down-votes would not federate as community standards really differ and abuse potential of this particular feature is relatively high.

Not sure why you reference Matrix, which has even worse scaling issues as it indeed tries to replicate nearly the entire network on every server.

The Fediverse is really just working how the general web does, just with some standardized API for websites to interact. It’s not perfect, but it works and has proven to be relatively scalable.

It sounds a bit like you had a bit too much of the Bluesky cool-aid, which indeed replicates nearly all of the mistakes of Matrix and makes it impossible to scale via small community owned servers instead of big company owned data-centers (which might be by design?).

Paste the url into the search bar of your instance. It should show up after a short query.

Basically a repost (under CC-by-SA) as the original post I made with my old lemmy.ml account was removed when I deleted that account.

A Solarpunk Manifesto
Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion, and activism that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?” The aesthetics of solarpunk merge the practical with the beautiful, the well-designed with the green and lush, the bright and colorful with the earthy and solid. Solarpunk can be utopian, just optimistic, or concerned with the struggles en route to a better world ,  but never dystopian. As our world roils with calamity, we need solutions, not only warnings. Solutions to thrive without fossil fuels, to equitably manage real scarcity and share in abundance instead of supporting false scarcity and false abundance, to be kinder to each other and to the planet we share. Solarpunk is at once a vision of the future, a thoughtful provocation, a way of living and a set of achievable proposals to get there. - We are solarpunks because optimism has been taken away from us and we are trying to take it back. - We are solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair. - At its core, Solarpunk is a vision of a future that embodies the best of what humanity can achieve: a post-scarcity, post-hierarchy, post-capitalistic world where humanity sees itself as part of nature and clean energy replaces fossil fuels. - The “punk” in Solarpunk is about rebellion, counterculture, post-capitalism, decolonialism and enthusiasm. It is about going in a different direction than the mainstream, which is increasingly going in a scary direction. - Solarpunk is a movement as much as it is a genre: it is not just about the stories, it is also about how we can get there. - Solarpunk embraces a diversity of tactics: there is no single right way to do solarpunk. Instead, diverse communities from around the world adopt the name and the ideas, and build little nests of self-sustaining revolution. - Solarpunk provides a valuable new perspective, a paradigm and a vocabulary through which to describe one possible future. Instead of embracing retrofuturism, solarpunk looks completely to the future. Not an alternative future, but a possible future. - Our futurism is not nihilistic like cyberpunk and it avoids steampunk’s potentially quasi-reactionary tendencies: it is about ingenuity, generativity, independence, and community. - Solarpunk emphasizes environmental sustainability and social justice. - Solarpunk is about finding ways to make life more wonderful for us right now, and also for the generations that follow us. - Our future must involve repurposing and creating new things from what we already have. Imagine “smart cities” being junked in favor of smart citizenry. - Solarpunk recognizes the historical influence politics and science fiction have had on each other. - Solarpunk recognizes science fiction as not just entertainment but as a form of activism. - Solarpunk wants to counter the scenarios of a dying earth, an insuperable gap between rich and poor, and a society controlled by corporations. Not in hundreds of years, but within reach. - Solarpunk is about youth maker culture, local solutions, local energy grids, ways of creating autonomous functioning systems. It is about loving the world. - Solarpunk culture includes all cultures, religions, abilities, sexes, genders and sexual identities. - Solarpunk is the idea of humanity achieving a social evolution that embraces not just mere tolerance, but a more expansive compassion and acceptance. - The visual aesthetics of Solarpunk are open and evolving. As it stands, it is a mash-up of the following: - 1800s age-of-sail/frontier living (but with more bicycles) - Creative reuse of existing infrastructure (sometimes post-apocalyptic, sometimes present-weird) - Appropriate technology - Art Nouveau - Hayao Miyazaki - Jugaad-style innovation from the non-Western world - High-tech backends with simple, elegant outputs - Solarpunk is set in a future built according to principles of New Urbanism or New Pedestrianism and environmental sustainability. - Solarpunk envisions a built environment creatively adapted for solar gain, amongst other things, using different technologies. The objective is to promote self sufficiency and living within natural limits. - In Solarpunk we’ve pulled back just in time to stop the slow destruction of our planet. We’ve learned to use science wisely, for the betterment of our life conditions as part of our planet. We’re no longer overlords. We’re caretakers. We’re gardeners. - Solarpunk: - is diverse - has room for spirituality and science to coexist - is beautiful - can happen. **Now!**

That website doesn’t seem to list a lot of Fediverse software.

If it’s only a meter, don’t worry about it.

You can guess if it is shielded or not by how hard the cables are to bend, but otherwise you need to cut them open and see if there is some metalized foil wrapped around the cables. I think this shielding is not mandatory by the specs so usually only the professional ones have it.

It currently needs to be run via xwayland or x11 due to some bug and controller input is not great. Should be doable with the touch input on the SD though. There were some people on the chat reporting that it can be made to work on the SD and that it runs well.

Migration is complete and registrations are open again (with admin approval).

The rumored Deckard standalone VR headset from Valve sounds exciting.

There was also some previous discussion about using a S3 compatible image host as the Pict-rs backend added support for that in the latest version v0.4.x

Lemmy is still using 0.3.x and 0.4.x is untested I think, and by default Pict-rs is proxied through the Lemmy backend server I think, but in theory it should be possible to distribute quite some load this way.

Slrpnk.net now on dedicated hardware
cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/349475 > After being hosted by the Lemmy devs since March 2022 (thx!), I finally got around moving this instance to my own server today. > > It is a quite beefy server (8core 32gb RAM) currently shared with a few other services provided by [F-hub.org](https://f-hub.org) (still somewhat under construction). > > Registrations are also open again (with admin approval) and I will try to approve them ASAP during the coming days.
Slrpnk.net now on dedicated hardware

No, cat5e will easily carry 1gbit links and will probably even be fine for anything up to 10gbit.

If you have a lot of cables going in parallel you might want to check if they are shielded though.

Slrpnk.net now on dedicated hardware
After being hosted by the Lemmy devs since March 2022 (thx!), I finally got around moving this instance to my own server today. It is a quite beefy server (8core 32gb RAM) currently shared with a few other services provided by [F-hub.org](https://f-hub.org) (still somewhat under construction). Registrations are also open again (with admin approval) and I will try to approve them ASAP during the coming days.
Slrpnk.net now on dedicated hardware

The migration to my server seems to be complete now. Sorry for the 2-3 hours service disruption as I was figuring out the correct nginx config. I’ll probably share it and my Podman scripts soon.

The new server should manage to take some heavier load as it a root server with 8 cores and 32gb RAM. I am sharing it with some other services, but it was mostly idling so far, thus no problem I guess ;) I will monitor the server load for a while and might move this instance to a smaller server in the future, lets see how it goes.

I also reopened registrations with admin approval.

There are some SQL database optimisations being discussed right now and apparently the picture resizing on upload can be quite CPU heavy.

Maybe some dns fail-over for lemmy.ml to point to join-lemmy.org might be cool indeed 🤔

Then people would start name-squatting and you would end up with people having to resort to tom123@lemmy.ml just because someone on a totally different instance already registered tom@example.com. The instance already signifies that it is a different user and it is rather the exception that someone intentionally tries to impersonate a user by copying the avatar etc.

Reddit does have free RSS/ATOM feeds AFAIK, they are just strongly rate limited to prevent abuse. A single bot pulling RSS feeds for a few communities should be indistinguishable from a regular user though. This bot can pull RSS feeds and post them to Lemmy: https://github.com/pooza/tomato-shrieker

Trolls impersonating the Lemmy developers has happened in the past. best is to report this to the instance admins who can delete the accounts as from the post history it is usually clear who the imposter is. Not sure if there can be a better way to handle this, probably not?

France has that train system, although sadly too centralized on Paris, meaning you often have to make a detour over Paris to reach another place.

IMHO only when there are suitable alternatives it makes sense to have legislation like that, although I think the real problem are unnecessary business trips (which includes private jets) and legislation should rather focus on that.

You mean here: https://join-lemmy.org/instances ?

It already has a “recommended” section at the top.

I think we could argue that having a “popular” section below is somewhat counter-productive as you don’t really want to funnel even more users to the already overloaded instances, but any kind of “political” sorting will probably just result in endless discussions on how and why something is sorted one way or the other.

Lemmy uses a external software called Pict-rs to manage all the picture files. This results in a somewhat limited control over uploaded files from the Lemmy-ui. So tl;dr: what you ask is not possible, however one image also does not make a big difference for the server.

Moderating remote communities is a bit buggy and obviously you can’t create new communities on remote servers.

Normal usage is pretty much ok though.

Keyboard and mouse. Controller sort of works but the inventory etc needs an overhaul to work with controllers.

That is being reworked right now and Nextcloud also has file storage federation via the Open Cloud Mesh specification that allows sharing files and folders between various cloud file storage software. The latter is sadly often overlooked and more interesting than being able to post to Mastodon from the Nextcloud interface.

It is/was an idea, not a precise plan, mainly born out of some frustrations with Lemmy. It is still a consideration, but for now I think kbin is undergoing too many changes for it to make sense to switch right now. But since I want/need to switch servers right now and not in half a year or so I think I’ll stay with Lemmy and to be honest once I have everything setup and working with Lemmy on my own server I’ll probably be too lazy to switch again 😅

As explained previously, ~~this instance is still running on the Lemmy dev's free hosting offer~~ which was graciously extended (thx!) a bit for me to look into transferring it to my own server. I haven't been making as much progress with it as I hoped in recent weeks (due to various factors), but to be honest the little work that I did put into it made me realize that I am really not a big fan of the tech-stack that Lemmy uses. As I have been running and using some other Fediverse software, I also realized that the communities-only nature of Lemmy is isolating it from the rest of the Fediverse and to be honest I am not too happy with the homegrown community lately. So I am seriously considering a reboot of slrpnk.net using a different software and now might be a good time for it as there are only very few active users of this instance and I have to transfer it to my server soon anyway. Options that I considered are Pixelfed (for a more creators/artist focussed instance), Akkoma (to be closer to the main Fediverse) and the new Kbin. The linked roadmap convinced me that Kbin might be the best option. It uses a tech-stack I am much more familiar with and combines Lemmy like communities with Mastodon like microblogging. So while I have not 100% made up my mind yet, consider this an early warning that this instance is probably going to undergo some major changes and if you would prefer to stay on Lemmy, it might be better to migrate your account somewhere else. However Kbin is in theory compatible with Lemmy, so it might end up not such a big change after all. Do note however that there is no migration path, so accounts and communities would need to be re-created. Let me know what you think :)

although it also applies to Reddit of course.

Call to Participate in Anarchy 2023 meeting
>On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the first anti-authoritarian international, international meetings are being prepared in the Swiss Jura mountains. They will take place from July 19 to 23, 2023 - with an extension of a few days to allow time and space for spontaneous meetings. We are making this appeal to clarify the role of these meetings, that is to say our concrete motivations, as well as the way we wish to organize them.

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/299894 > #ScienceFiction

Sounds like a great idea :)