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Hi, I'm Luca, Pad or MellowMelon, depending on where you talk to me.

I am a musician, either on guitar in a metal band or solo in metal and synthy genres.

I am also a programmer and enjoyer of video games.

All my relevant links can be found here: linktr.ee/padpalon

death of a pet 

To vent a bit on here: We had to take that final trip to the vet with one of our birds today and the recurring waves of sadness and guilt are totally kicking my ass.

My logical brain tells me it was time and better than the alternative.

Emotional brain is not having any of it and assures me I'm a terrible person.

I really need to setup cross-posting and start posting mainly here instead of the bird app. Hard to get rid of the habit of opening Twitter.

Released a new track for my streamer friend EppoFrog this weekend. Check it out here: youtu.be/a_axNbMagow or get it on my Bandcamp here: lucaneukom.bandcamp.com/track/

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La gente diciendo que una renta básica universal no es sostenible porque un montón de gente no trabajaría y estaríamos manteniéndolos...
Peña, ya estamos manteniendo a un montón de muchimillonarios, we'd be fine

Yesterday I received new guitar gear and ... promptly fell asleep before trying any of it. Young me would be disappointed.

When I say gaming I mean both the video and tabletop variety, although the latter can be so very hard to schedule

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Alright, so, lets do this

I'm very much into and , although I just recently decided to shelve my doom project and focus on making another synth-y record. Can't force something creative if it just isn't working!

For work I'm a software engineer, mostly coding in , and for leisure it's either or for me. I have a minor obsession with lore.

Hi, I'm Luca, Pad or MellowMelon, depending on where you talk to me.

I am a musician, either on guitar in a metal band or solo in metal and synthy genres.

I am also a programmer and enjoyer of video games.

All my relevant links can be found here: linktr.ee/padpalon

Now that the first and the pinned toots are done, I guess you just start ... posting whatever you've been doing previously?

I am realizing that it has been ages since I've started posting on a new social media like this. Do I have to go through the cringe posting phases of early Facebook and Twitter as well? Oh god no

Well, here I am. I have no idea if just joining this instance without thinking was smart, but I'm still in full Twitter brain mode.

As far as I understand it's relatively easy to migrate to a different instance if necessary?

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New people, welcome to Mastodon and the Fediverse!

Here's how to get started:

1. Find some people to follow over on @FediFollows, and through Trunk (communitywiki.org/trunk)

2. Find out your Mastodon/Fediverse address so you can share it with friends (mstdn.social/@feditips/1072482)

3. Invite people to join you on here by telling them to go to joinmastodon.org and click on "Get Started". It doesn't matter if they join a different server because the servers talk to each other (here's a bit more of an explanation mstdn.social/@feditips/1070214)

4. Find out what the Fediverse is (mstdn.social/@feditips/1070440)

5. Find out why Mastodon being on so many different servers/instances is a really good thing (mstdn.social/@feditips/1070837)

6. If you see anything nasty, you can report it to your friendly server admin (mstdn.social/@feditips/1065401)

7. You can (sort of) verify your account if you own a website (mstdn.social/@feditips/1062741)

If you have any questions, @ me or DM me!

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

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