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Hi mastodonians(?) I'm Renato, I'm an Italian living and working in Switzerland, I'm a sysadmin/devop by trade, I dabble in game design and like to think and talk about games. And food. And language and languages. And tech.

And a boatload of other stuff.

Check out my game A Scoundrel in the Deep that I wrote with my friend Flavio where you tell stories and play with (literal) fire:

and get it PWYW at PayHip

@kensanata I received that “confidential” email too. I couldn’t add my podcast, though, because I couldn’t agree to the license. If you read it, one section says you can’t have ads or messages that disparage Amazon, which I do almost every episode on my podcast...

Amazon sucks so much.

Hey, do you have a Storygraph profile?

It's a Goodreads substitute (potentially) and it's not affiliated with Amazon: they seem to have a really good suggestion engine, and they support importing your Goodreads export (with instructions during the account creation process) so you don't have to start from scratch.

I'm still testing the waters, but if you want to add me there, here is my profile:

... And the fun isn't over! Release 2.0.0 also introduces #docker containers 🎉

docker run keyoxide/keyoxide

This one is for the promise of #selfhosting and building a decentralized network of identity verification!

For more info:

If you wish to control your online identity and consider #keybase, please have a look at instead :)

- fully #opensource
- #decentralized and #privacy focuse
- no vendor lock-in
- no #zoom takeover \o/

#pgp #gpg #encryption

magical girl team show except it's about their moms, former magical girls themselves, some of whomst gay, some of whomst know each other from previous teams, parenting styles ranging from helicopter to tiger to free-range, but by the season finale battle, they all eventually pull together to get their disaster daughters through in one piece. while they watch from a distance. sipping rosé.

"Were we ever that free with mana usage, Bianca? When we were their age, the damn cat wanted an accounting of every parajoule."

"Steph, I remember you transforming and firing off a Doki-Doki Heart Fire Helix just to light a cigarette."

"Filthy habit. Glad I quit. And Hailey knows damn well not to smoke."

"Can't help but notice Hailey holds her staff the same way."

"Yeah, well, you know. You try to pass down a thing or two, especially when you know how much it smarts if you burn your fingers holding it wrong—"

*a massive explosion, glowering dark clouds backlit by glittering sparks*

"Oh damn. A Shadow Spider Duke went down. To Cadence, I think."

"Blue-green sparks? Yes. That's my Cadie!"

"Weren't you deep blue? Power of the sea and all that?"

"Power of being depressed all the damn time. I don't think I could pull off an Abyssal Crush Vortex now if I wanted to. Thank God for escitalopram. Fortunately, Cadie seems to take after her dad there."

"Still can't believe you turned out straight, Abby."

"I married a guy. _Not_ the same thing, you know that. Also, that's the first Dark Noble, so you all owe me five dollars. Pay up, ladies."

*another explosion, pink lightning and yellow stars*

"Oooh, big one. You know, I missed this. Not enough to keep doing it, obviously."

"I'll drink to that."

"Me too."

*clinking of glasses*

"Was that Avery and Jas?"


"Nice team-up."


"You know what _that_ probably means."

"Oh, I absolutely do, Bianca. It means I knock before I open my kid's door. Don't worry, it's mostly holding hands and blushing. And I've had the Talk with Jasmine."

"Hah. What did you tell her, _exactly_?"

"That I love her and support her, that her flame will burn twice as bright on the battlefield if she truly lets her feelings shine, and that her allowance disappears if I so much as hear the words 'matching tattoos' before they've been together at least a year."

"Mom of the year, right here."

"You betcha." □

@ScottMortimer another fundamental difference is snap isn't actually fully open source. The server component is proprietary. I had no idea until recently, and have lost interest in snap since.

«Dr Daniel Auer, a co-author of the report, said: “These increases in numbers are of a magnitude that you would expect when a country is hit by a major economic or political crisis.”»


Well this is rather fun!

Native speakers of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese trying to understand what someone speaking Latin (with a rather Imperial/Classic pronunciation) says.

Do you speak a neolatin language? Can you understand the Latin guy?

...I love languages :)

Happy Sysadmin Appreciation Day!
I'm a sysadmin of 20+ years and big shout outs to @phessler for keeping ticking along, and the other fediverse instances that are doing good works here!

Solidarity with those sysadmins in shit jobs! I feel your pain and have been there many times. ✊​

When the servers are running smoothly, no one notices anything until they go down!

Take good care of your users and use your powers for good!

@yarmo hey did you get an email from Cyph? Looks like you got competition! 😆

Well, not really, their "alternative to keybase" approach is to be an alternative for the chat, collab parts of keybase, more than the identity verification parts.

Time is 13:37, so let's make this #official 🎉

This is the new dedicated account for the #keyoxide project, easy #pgp #encryption and #distributed #identity for all in a fully #opensource and #privacy friendly package!

Developed by @yarmo
Read more about the project here:

Let's make distributed identity happen! 😎

#introductions #foss

Metal and Symphonic music are basically the same genre, don't at me, just listen (the linked one has many excellent medleys in the channel).

Thanks @yarmo for Keyoxide, it looks really good, and it was easy to follow the instructions to embed the proofs in my public key (and my fediverse proof now works, too).

My "profile" page:

In the spirit of the current fuck-D&D mood in the world (which I wholly endorse), I wrote a little "intro to indie gaming if you're curious" primer on the blog. None of y'all are my target audience but if you have someone in your life that needs to be deprogrammed from the cult, send 'em my way.

the Tolkien hallucinatory effect 

This creates something I call the Tolkien hallucinatory effect, where many readers seem to leave th books with the impression that Tolkien is an exceptionally descriptive writer, when in the actual text he's about the least descriptive fantasy writer I've ever seen. He's in fact a master of the lost art of "tell don't show" fiction, leaving the physical details for the imagination. We never find out even what ppl wear in the Middle Earth.

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Klugscheisser is a German word meaning knowledge crapper. Yes, you knew a thing, but what you said is crap anyway. All the people who comment on social media to point out minor mistakes, misunderstand something that wasn’t absolutely clear in order for a funny misunderstanding: yes, you were right. It was still crap.
I know I am a Klugscheisser. Many people have told me so over the years. I still try to fight the urge. I hope you do, too. Ask yourself: will the recipient enjoy reading your post?

Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

Can we stop waiting to see how #zoom evolves before quitting #keybase?

Zoom was supposed to deliver a transparency report about governments demanding user data. They didn't. These are the folks who now own your encryption keys.

#DeleteKeybase #JoinKeyoxide

And now for something completely different: a pen endorsement :-D

Recently, trusting a review, I tried the Uniball JetStream (1mm) cause it apparently has a special ink with high-pigment content that still dries instantly, and does not leave ugly stains if you are (like me) left-handed.

Turns out, it's true!

I went back to the shop and got one per color. I might have found my ultimate pen. Flows very well, no stains on the hands, no streaks on the page: I'm impressed.

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