@nicksellen love it!! using tech skills to support communities is 💯
blue-collar as in very similar to an electrical shop that does service work -- when you have trouble with your legacy application that's hand-built or has lots of integrations, you could call a crew that's experienced in *keeping old systems running* and *bringing them up to standard* over time.
Surgery was a success! The ZX81 now has composite video! Shame most of the keys don’t work (probably the shitty ends on the connectors to be fair) but in all honesty I was planning on replacing it outright with a complete front patio remodelling if you know what I mean.
That and the 32K internal ram mod and first round of renovations is done!
Anyone moved instances and had any particular kinds of success in taking followers with or do I just have to start again and rebuild those relationships?
Kinda got no problem with the latter but I’ve finally built some relationships I kinda like on here! Might just reach out to those people and let em know :)
I’d been getting the impression for a while that mastodon.social users were somehow lower class fediverse citizens and I’d been putting off moving because a status domain feels like the inverse of the point, but at this stage I think hosting my own instance is the best way of not being responsible for others by inference.
After my wonderful experience with circumlunar.space and not going it on my own with gemini that feels kinda sad.
> We should build systems which don't scale. Instead build small systems which federate or peer together.
We should also build systems that do scale – that scale *down*.
A system that can only be run by a small business helps, but only a bit. One that a group of friends can run on a $5/month VPS helps a lot more. One that anyone can run on a raspberry pi or in the background on their laptop (without a noticeable effect on performance) helps far, far more.
In reality, Hacktoberfest is a corporate-sponsored distributed denial of service attack against the open source maintainer community.
@irl finally got around to trying out `toot` and not only is it much better than Amaroq but I’d go as far as to say it is one of the better apps I’ve used recently for anything.
Got a new @PINE64 PineTime dev kit on order - hopefully I won’t brick it before getting code on it this time 😖
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