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Cake day: jul 05, 2020


nice response. my equally well thought out response:

ayo fuck bitcoin

Never smoked but I despite the name and consider it a deal breaker

While not privacy focused per say, if you’re ok with a shared host uberspace is the best company I have found! Green, pay what you want, homegrown, German, private

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

I’m not a fediverse developer but as I understand it the activitypub spec identities people and communities by their domain, and does not define a way to mutate.

Translation: you would loose all your peers and your comments.

If lemmy.ml copied the databases to a new domain, then when websites start to peer again there would be duplicate comments, one from the old domain and one from the new domain.

Translation: it would require the cooperation of every instance to be clean

I’m not a fediverse developer again, this could be wrong

You can’t just change a federated domain like you can change from facebook.com to meta.com, it’s nearly impossible

Looks great but the 20-30$ a month is absurd. I’m looking more in the 3-4$ ball park (yearly pricing of course)


People should know about


And make informed choices

Lemmy used .ml in it’s infancy, and it’s impossible to switch domain names now.

I can attest to the cons of .ml domains

  • Corporate networks sometimes block them (like mine)
  • Freenom is really sketchy
  • Email providers block them
  • Harms SEO (google will target less at people in us and more at people in wherever the hell .ml is from)

ooh I caught this one early! This community is mostly dedicated to open ended questions. People in c/lemmy_support would be more equipped to help you!

Have a wonderful day!

  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

Please direct future tech support questions to c/lemmy_support, they are better equipped to help

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.

Not been able to find a good registrar. Gandi is a fake shithole, all the other ones too. I decided if I couldn’t get ethical domains I would just get cheap ones, so cloudflare.

Stay tuned for names.sr.ht, they will charge 20$ a year to allow you to register unlimited domains with zero markup, and profit sustainably without data collection from that tiny subscription fee (plus tons of DevOps). They are waving the 20$ a year for people who can’t afford it without any questions, and the platform is open source.

NOTE: names.sr.ht has nothing, go directly to sr.ht to learn more about the platform

Re ethical hosting:

I’m impartial to uberspace, so many pluses!

  • green energy
  • German
  • indie (some pages are roughly translated for ultimate homelyness!)
  • Pay what you can afford
  • Friendly to beginners, support staff doubles as sysadmins who do everything in their power to help you.

♥️ (Not sponsored, I hope it becomes obvious these are good services when you visit their respective homepages)

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 :)

Ubisoft reinventing the steam market but with more pollution:

The domain does not provide extra privacy, but it does not ditch extra privacy also. buttman@gmail.com vs butt@man.com are two emails addressed to you, but no one knows who you are.

Rather, it provides a framework to be a digital nomad, switching email providers at a whim while not needing to do account recovery. An @protonmail can’t do that.

In the later half

I essentially read the “what’s the point of privacy if you have nothing to hide” argument. I don’t do drugs or run a torrent tracker.

mistakes do happen and especially with services featuring a free tier, they have so many users they don’t have time to double check their actions or care about providing good support. I already provided two examples of pretty notable people getting banned from Google for unknown reasons and still not being able to get their account back.

Closer to home, let’s look at Lemmy. As it’s still small, the admins interact with the users and think twice before banning. Reddit on the other and is the opposite, because they quite literally have a million times more people to worry about.

Thanks, you and @fleurc@lemmy.ml reminded me that indeed there are some goodies out there.

For me personally, I do want the extra reassurance from the fact the company is profiting off me without reselling my data and I encourage others to also do that, but I am willing to believe there are free services that do respect privacy

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 you are forgetting that

  1. We are on c/privacy, this is important to OP
  2. Most services today will send you an email to verify account changes, while (almost always) not impossible, it’s a pain in the ass to recover your account for every single service.

Don’t use free email, with cloud software if it’s free than your the product. I’m not some GNU bible slapper but genuinely you should

  1. Pay 10$ a year for a domain
  2. Pay 20$ a year for migadu or for another email provider for domains

This means you can still get emails if your email provider locks you out by switching providers and vice versa.

For free users on @hotmail, @gmail, etc, if Google locks them out even by mistake they are screwed, and it does happen, like to terraria’s lead dev and the partner of a Google employee.

Remember, email is rarely ever encrypted and it’s worth paying for your privacy

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.

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

toasklemmy@lemmy.mlDo you hate raids?!
um ano

Thank you! Will do.

would be interested in if @tmpod@lemmy.pt has any interest, also if anyone has nominations i’m all for it.

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 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 activity pub, 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 - 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!

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?

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

What is your favorite open source software?
Save for lemmy, duh.