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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


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RT @sodaraptor_dev@twitter.com

Hypnagogia: Boundless Dreams' ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ is now LIVE on Steam and itchio! The game is also now fully playable on Mac and Linux platforms. If you enjoy, please leave a review!


#lowpoly #indiegames #n64 #gamedev

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/sodaraptor_dev/sta

The website has this week's streaming schedule up now: thepolarbear.co.uk

All FOSS games this week.

Beware that I am working on the website so it might change as you are using it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Dentist: "Do you floss daily?"
Me: "Do you backup your data daily?"

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My favourite swipe typo of the day: "Norse cancelling headphones". Presumably that means Bluetooth is turned off.

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#HiveTime v1.2-119 is now live, with a fix for a possible crash when a chat bee enters the conga line while sleeping. Apologies to anybody affected!

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- my on screen keyboard doesn't appear on the lock screen
- there's apparently no screen reader installed by default on Debian 11
- searching for screen reader in Discover (the software store) comes up with a comic book reader and a PDF reader for dual screen presentations
- and yet, searching for orca comes up with the screen reader

Shout out to two of the people who encouraged me (a sighted person) to explore what accessibility is like.



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I'd like to find more opportunities to share what Owncast is up to with people who would be interested in such things.

Do you know of any Podcasts, YouTube channels or blogs who would be interested in talking about independent, open source live streaming?

I'd love it if you could suggest Owncast as a topic to your favorite content creators!

Tonight's stream (in just over 1 hour from now) is the finale of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.

I also updated the new version of the website a bit so feel free to check it out.


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Poll: (be honest!) how often do you checkโ€ฆ


Responses and boosts appreciated.

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@gamingonlinux It does kinda all suck, I wish these folks would be as proactive about promoting stuff as they are about chiding people for what they perceive asโ€”subjectiveโ€”bad behaviour.

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Bit of a newsflash: some people seem to think Mastodon is *only* for people who don't like company / service X, Y, Z.

Guess what? Mastodon is for everyone and anyone.

Don't confuse your thoughts, with those of everyone else.

When we advertise that we're available on Discord, Telegram, Google News etc it's not a suggestion that those are *only* where we are, or that they are the *best*.

Some people need to get a grip.

@owncast Hi - I recently started using owncast and I was using it in a docker container. I had to reimage the server it was on and I installed using the script from your website. When I try to restore the backup I get an error ``FATA[2022-05-13T19:23:26Z] unable to read backup file gzip: invalid header`` - when I look at the uncompressed file it all looks correct and the plain text parts of the data are recognisable as my config. Other stuff I backed up from the server is fine. Any ideas?

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