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Hello, world!

Decided to move here from, as I wasn't really happy with the instance overall. Hoping the smaller community here will be better.

My previous account is
@admicos, feel free to follow if you think my posts would be interesting to you.

I've been thinking of (again) moving from, but I have no idea where.

Should I try selfhosting again? If so, what should I host? Mastodon? Pleroma? Something else? Or should I join an existing instance, in that case, which one?

If anyone has any recommendations for general-purpose, _maybe_ vaguely techy instances, please let me know.

Or if you have any ActivityPub software recommendations, also let me know. I am planning on having it "single user" if I host, though...

Welp, it's staying as a mostly blank plain HTML page until I can figure out what to put in there (and have the energy to do so)

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Thinking about it a bit more, I most likely would still need some sort of homepage even if I decided to host some AP implementation.

I might just write some plain HTML and call it a day :p

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For some reason the only other idea in my head is to selfhost Mastodon or Pleroma, again, but my experiences with selfhosting these have been... not the very best.

Maybe "Dockerizing" them would make them better

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Shut them down, which also made me have to temporarily shut down my website (as it was being served through a git repo)

Now the big question... How should I replace my website?

It's not like I wrote anything of importance anyway, so I am a bit hesitant on putting up a blog or something again.

I could put up something like writefreely/, but again, nothing to write, and it doesn't support Gemini (which I am not sure if I should keep)

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thinking of shutting my gitea and drone instances down and returning back to github at least until forgefed/some other kind of federation comes along

the network effect is just too strong :/

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Thread: About Windows 11's high system requirements. You know, a lot of blind people, who don't have jobs, live on social security and disability money, and who definitely don't have the newest computers, won't get Windows 11. This could have been a great chance for Linux to step up and say loud and proud "Because we support every person's ability to choose their system, and use and learn about computers, we will never force upon users what system they must run. And because we stand proudly with people with disabilities, all blind people are welcome in the world of free and open source software, where they can learn and create just like everyone else."

But no. Gnome, one of the most popular desktops on Linux, is trash with accessibility. KDE is working on it, but that'll take years. Who's ever heard of Mate? And who makes current software for the command line, for users and not other developers?

Assuming nothing goes wrong, I'll be getting 5G'd (vaccinated) in a couple days. Can't wait to have fast internet again!

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holy shit freenode has started referring to itself as the "freenode autonomous zone" and insisting they are now beyond the laws of the state hosting their servers

this is beyond parody at this point

Context: I am trying to get to run on pure .

MultiMC has an option to delegate to the system GLFW library, which can be replaced with a Wayland compatible one (glfw-wayland on Arch), but the game doesn't expect wayland and crashes on start with some issues like "focusing is not supported on Wayland"

Fixing them was easy, but I have no idea how this would be solved, so I am probably not going to bother and just use XWayland.

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I think I found the issue -- Now I just need to dive through Mixin docs...

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And by a tiny issue, I mean an issue you won't reach unless you use a specific, obscure, unnecessary option in a 3rd party launcher. (Or a Java argument I guess)

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Found a tiny issue with Minecraft and decided to break out IntelliJ IDEA in hopes of maybe trying to fix it and because the modding toolchain of my choice (Fabric!) uses Gradle to build stuff I still haven't got past the initial setup. Hooray!

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