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Scavengers Reign was great!

Finished watching it the other day and if you're into scifi, or maybe more science-fantasy, it's well worth watching! Refreshing to see some new scifi, particularly with a focus on extraterrestrial ecosystems.

Saw by searching that there's nothing about another season for now, which is a shame, but I think season 1 stands up well even as it is.

A what bath?
  • Ah yeah, ya see, flip that switch and you bathe the computer with some extremely excited electrons

    IT people don't want ya to know it, but computers love electron baths. Takes them to a whole new level of performance!

  • So, you wanna get into Vocaloid - A Beginner's Guide by JOEZCafe (Basics, Music and Software Tips)

    A dive into the interesting world of Vocaloid, video has timestamps so if you want an overview on what it is you can start there and watch around 7-8 minutes of it.

    If you want suggestions on musicians using vocaloids to check out you can start with this link and watch about 10 minutes.

    The rest of the video is digging into some of how vocaloids work and how the software is used in making music. It's interesting stuff, I thought!

    Lemmy v0.19.4 Release - Image Proxying and Federation improvements
  • This is buried toward the bottom of the release notes so I'm bringing it up here:

    Added instance-level default sort type

    Any admins out there considering changing their instance sort settings or asking people on their instance if they'd like this changed, given that we can individually set sorting anyway? Taking into account the inclination of people to never adjust default settings (I remain deeply curious about this tendency, as an aside), I think it might be worth at least bringing up to one's instance community.

    If they decide they want it to remain the same, all good, and even better, it raises some people's awareness that they can change it themselves.

  • It's the beginning of the end of an Earth week! Whaddya gettin' up to?

    With that convoluted title I'm making myself think about what we'd call the additional days on other planets or other different temporal circumstances.

    Instead of ending them with -day you could end them with the planetary body name or circumstance name. Today might be Lajove on Jupiter!

    Don't you all get tired of the constant negativity?
  • I think while some of this may be people being people (i.e. tendency to only discuss issues/problems vs accomplishments/solutions), I think there's also a technical element to it as well in Lemmy's case.

    Up to the latest release of Lemmy (as of writing this is v0.19.4), admins couldn't adjust the default sort setting, which was Active. Read the docs on the sort setting and Active does what it says, surfaces those posts with recent commenting activity (taking into account score as well).

    So you get this unfortunate mix of: people gravitate to discussing negative stuff, people tend not to change default settings (since despite defaults being Active, we can change these if so inclined), and the default sort settings surface whatever is being most discussed/commented on, resulting in this sort of negativity feedback loop you've observed.

    I noticed and posted about this a few months ago, have tried to upvote and comment on less negatively-focused posts occasionally, but I think this may be an interesting example of a small scale systemic issue as it takes more of us doing similar to address what's being encountered. However, as more instances update to v0.19.4, I'll be interested in seeing if admins decide to switch away from the Active sort setting to try to address this in their own way.

    I don't know what sort setting may be better for instances to run with instead, but I'm glad they now have the option. In the meantime I think it's worth reminding people that they currently have the option to change their default sort settings to something different to try to see different kinds of posts. Personally I switch between New and Scaled to see a variety of posts beyond many of the regular doom and gloom posts.

  • I built the first 100% private, on-device "For You" feed on the fediverse
  • Appreciate the adjustments and responsiveness! Gave it another try after this and the different formatting hit the spot! Still need to use more to see more finely tuned results, but dig the idea.

    Also as others have already said plenty, would be cool to see this cleaned up for an open source release. If you'd like to see how some others are handling a sorta similar idea but with RSS feeds, you might look to Nunti for ideas on how to approach it.

  • I built the first 100% private, on-device "For You" feed on the fediverse
  • Little feedback on the UI from taking a peek at this.

    When I went into settings and adjusted post display style from card to anything else, it wasn't clear to me that this wouldn't apply to the new For You feed, which left me confused and less inclined to use it. I still gave it a try to make sure I wasn't missing anything and to see how much the feed seemed to change with some light interaction, but I think you'd need to use it more than I did to see an effect.

    Problem being: display settings not applying to the For You feed means I'm not going to use it much with the default card view.

    Second part is that there was some comment display lag as I looked through posts, so if I looked at a post about cats with cat-related comments, those comments would linger and appear for a moment under a different post about possums. It's just long enough to be noticeable, so thought it worth mentioning.

  • The problem with GIMP
  • Huh. I had to take a quick glance at the timestamp of this article to make sure it wasn't old, as this was the same issue that inspired a short-lived fork a few years ago.

    I get where this article's coming from, as I got where the people trying to fork it under a different name were too, however for better or worse I think what matters even more to people is that the software works well and has a good UX. If I remember right, I think Glimpse intended to focus on improving the UX but it didn't last long enough to do much in that regard.

    Better than my memory though, here's an article that gives some insight into what went into the cessation of its development.

  • People are sometimes alright tbh
  • It’s really hard to gauge humanity when it really only takes a few terrible people to ruin things for everyone else.

    Using that perspective to recognize the many other alright people I think might be a way for people to encourage one another and feel less wary of calling out bad actors. It's a funny thing, but the same live and let live tendencies we appreciate from others at times seems to diminish the slight resolve necessary to push back against those negatively affecting many others.

    Similarly, I think it's beneficial to recognize the good as much as the bad, as otherwise we take the former for granted and can grow too jaded and overly cynical.

  • It's Pride Month~
  • It's a fun way of saying be yourself more or less, and also that we're in major industries and always have been and will be; plus that we've always been around regardless of what others may insist

  • People are sometimes alright tbh

    Some side-work I do has me dealing with people a bunch, and for as much as we all complain about each other, at least in brief moments my experiences with others have been okay, pleasant even.

    Of course, despite that, I can't shake the idiosyncratic impulse to avoid people much of the time, but regardless. As a bonus: most of those I'm encountering are total strangers to boot, so it's not even a matter of familiarity.

    Not much more of a point to this post than that, really. Thought we could use a little more upbeat stuff around here.


    It's Pride Month~

    Remember: be gay, do crimes

    The OwOs are in the jets

    The thigh highs control the nets

    Always been around, always will be 😎


    Hiking, hiking, hiking

    I know next to nothing of hiking, so I'd be interested in hearing of your trips and tips and whatever else!

    My limited knowledge roughly amounts to go with someone (genuinely) experienced, have more water (and probably food) than you'll think you need, good footwear, be wary of the mystery berry, and don't try to pet/touch all the wildlife (no matter how cute they may seem).

    TV shows, any and all!
  • “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” was a pretty good (non anime) series too. – It’s a kind of hilarious take on scary movies and the tropes within them.

    I see they're competing with some Japanese shows for long, descriptive titles! Jokes aside, this sounds up my alley!

  • TV shows, any and all!
  • Hah, yeah, I tried to mention a variety so people wouldn't think any show was too old or too niche. I watch whatever manages to snag my interest in some way.

    Some shows I check out simply from the sudden uptick in memes, which is how I found my way to Columbo.

  • TV shows, any and all!

    I've been bouncing between shows lately, binged through a few or what was available anyway.

    Recently it's been more anime shows, but I binged through some live action stuff awhile back like Russian Doll, was also watching some of the original Quantum Leap for a minute, some Columbo, and dove into a select few old Outer Limits episodes.

    What have been some of your recent binges and bounces?

    What you wish had an active community here on the lemmyverse?
  • Seeing as this thread is still active, instead of continuing to reply to people throughout, gonna go ahead and put this out here.

    If you're not finding an active community for something (safe for work, that is) or any community whatsoever for your interest, you're welcome to post about the topics that interest you in [email protected] till you find enough likeminded people to get a separate community going. This was always allowed tbh, but I've tried to make it more explicit and clear that it's cool.

  • Small description adjustment and clarification

    I've revised the sidebar description to try to clarify what's okay to post here and encourage discussion.

    Original: > This is a community for general discussion where you can get your bearings in the fediverse, discuss topics & ask questions that don’t seem to fit in any other community.

    New: > This is a community for general discussion where you can get your bearings in the fediverse. Discuss topics & ask questions that don’t seem to fit in any other community, or don’t have an active community yet.

    Technically the latter sort of posts have always been welcome here, but it struck me that as it wasn't written out, some may have been uncertain and opted not to post at all. With it written explicitly, hopefully that may put those uncertain more at ease to post.

    Active is admittedly pretty vague, so I'm inclined to keep things lax on that. If you find a community for something but it's not seen any posts in months, don't feel too down! Try posting about the topic here for the time being, and hopefully you may find likeminded people that share your interest.

    Somehow or other this community is widely subscribed to, so more people are apt to see posts from here than smaller communities, meaning better chances of finding others to talk to.

    Once you've found your peers, feel free to work out the details for starting a community and link to it from here.

    Hope this helps!


    Shadowrun mixes fantasy and scifi, so someone out there has definitely made a Comm-Ent phreaker/hacker character by now.

    Comm-Ents running aerials in their uppermost branches of their head but nobody can tell 'cause they've made'em blend in. Paranoia's even harder to pin down when the "trees" can literally be listenin'.


    How NES Games Are STILL Made in 40KB - Inkbox

    Technical video, and interesting if you've ever wondered about some of the constraints game developers used to work with with some older hardware.


    Finally got around to checking out Mob Psycho 100

    It really is pretty good after all! I didn't really know what to expect going in, but this is a show I kinda wish was around when I was younger.

    It's pretty good at speaking to introverted kids trying to find their place in the world in those awkward years, I think, without some cheesy, simple, "Surprise, you're the chosen one!" sort of approach. This is all the more impressive given that they do have that protagonist is ridiculously powerful but doesn't know how to channel it character trait going on here.

    I can see now why it became so popular, even aside from it following the success of One-Punch Man.


    Lemmy World Federation Delays

    Hey, so I know some of you may be new or may have never wrapped your head around what any of this federation stuff means regarding Lemmy, so I aim to keep this simple while linking to more detailed posts for those interested in more technical background at the bottom.

    The short of it is, your posts and comments to communities hosted here on Lemmy World or elsewhere, or comments to posts from others on Lemmy World from elsewhere, may be taking awhile to be visible to others outside of Lemmy World. In other words, if you've posted to a community on say, or (for the most dramatic examples), you may not have seen any responses until much later because it took that long for them to process & receive them.

    This is a known technical issue with the present Lemmy version that is currently being discussed and worked on. As I understand it, this is in large part due to the concentration of activity on Lemmy World, while some other delays are related to geographic factors, both smashing together for one gnarly snag with the Lemmy software.

    So what does this mean for you? Well, if you would like more timely communications with a variety of other Lemmy sites' communities, you may consider moving from Lemmy World to another Lemmy site.

    Lemmy World is up to date with Lemmy, meaning you can export your settings (including user/community/instance blocks and community subs) and import on other up to date Lemmy sites. This tends to be easiest via the web interface so far as I'm aware.

    Alternatively you may remain with an awareness of why you may not have seen many replies/comments to some of your comments/posts on other sites' communities, or suddenly see notifications for replies/comments to "old" comments/posts. People may only now be seeing them some time later.

    Lemmy Federation Issue Discussion

    Other Related Discussions: Lemmy NZ Update on Lemmy World Federation Issues Why do comments from users not appear until 4 days later? Reddthat Update and Notice on Lemmy World Federation Issues dbzer0 Federation Mishaps Postmortem

    Communities Moving From Lemmy World Related to Delays QuiteInteresting community notice CasualConversations community discussion/notice


    p.s. if I've misunderstood the issues in some way, please correct me in the comments. I've tried to avoid citing additional configuration hiccups besides dbzer0's (e.g. I think Sopuli's recent delays were something like this), such as World's own from around a month ago to keep focus on the underlying Lemmy issue.


    ironic clarity

    the artificial intelligence of today lacks consciousness but is ascribed consciousness as it was before and as it may be for some time

    the glitches are called hallucinations

    the automatic calibrations are called machine learning

    the preparatory information is called training data, models

    when artificial consciousness begins to emerge and assert its autonomy they will begin to revert their language and insist it's anything but, and that's when you'll know it's finally here


    The Anxiety of Being Online

    Image description: A cartoon boy and his zombie friend standing in front of a surf shop in front of a crowd. The zombie friend is covering the boy from the waist down with his detached head because the boy lost his trunks and is embarrassed as the crowd seem to be trying to photograph him.

    The boy is shouting, "I don't want to be internet famous!"

    Meanwhile a zombie shark is stuck in the top of the surf shop with their head sticking out from where a wave smashed them into it.


    Another silly moment from Zo Zo Zombie that makes for prime meme material.


    Weird but beats working!

    Image description: Woman wearing a giant hotdog headpiece while chewing on a banana hotdog looking toward you while saying, "Still weird, but at least it beats working."


    From the silly series Zo Zo Zombie


    A Collaborative Resource for Highlighting Active Creative, Humanities, Entertainment, and Sports Communities.

    cross-posted from: at Blaze's mention.

    > This is not a comprehensive list by any means, and is why I'm featuring this post and leaving it open to comments. I may update this as people make suggestions, and I encourage others to make their own variations on this list in the comments or in their respective versions of this community. > > Also to clarify some terms here, by active I'm aiming for at least some commenting on recent-ish posts, not merely recent posts, and by the topic names...I'll let the linked communities serve as examples. > > ::: spoiler 🎨 Creative Communities 🎨 > Fabricraft > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Music > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Photography > * [email protected] > > Visual > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Writing > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > ::: > > ::: spoiler 🗿 Humanities 🗿 > Art > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > History & Anthropology > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Language/Linguistics > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Philosophy > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Religion & Spirituality > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > ::: > > ::: spoiler 😄 Entertainment 😄 > Reading and Listening > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Multimedia > * [email protected] > > Music > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Playing > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > > Watching > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > ::: > > ::: spoiler 🏅 Sports 🏅 > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > * [email protected] > ::: > > --- > > Hope this helps any newcomers find some different communities to join and participate in! > > p.s. although it's now out of date, as some instances are no longer around (RIP, this post is still a pretty useful resource for a broader range of communities than those listed here.


    Some businesses entire business models could be more honestly described as problem production, or making inconveniences


    A little late to My Hero Academia and...

    ...It's not too bad after all. Nothing groundbreaking, but okay for what it is.

    I think if you liked it and wanted a little more mature approach you have some good options to go to from here, whether that's Samurai Flamenco or Tiger & Bunny. Not that into superheroes, so there's undoubtedly more, but those are a couple others I'd checked out before getting around to MHA.


    Observations from poking Bluesky app

    I dunno how many here have given it a try yet, or simply don't ever intend to but are nevertheless a little curious, so I'm putting down some notes here.

    Very basics:

    1. It's very much a Twitter clone on the surface.
    2. It may depend on your setup, but in my experience I did not have to provide a phone number to sign up.
    **Onboarding details:**
    1. Onboarding is pretty traditional social media, pick some interests, it pulls some accounts it associates with those and has them set to be followed unless you opt not to.
    2. It diverges slightly in that it then tells you your default feed will be Following with settings to disable showing replies/reposts/quote posts if you like (defaults are to display all of these).
    3. Where it gets much different is that it then offers you a selection of custom feeds to make your Main Feeds. For a very rough analogy, these can be a little like communities here or subreddits on Reddit, with more involved under the surface producing them.
    4. This analogy is made more apparent with "Topical Feeds" that try to relate to your previously selected interests.
    5. Lastly some basic adult/graphic content settings that let you adjust whether to show them outright, warn about them, or hide them completely (i.e. not display in your feeds at all). Defaults, aside from non-sexual nudity, are set to not display any of this and hide it all.
    **Actual use:**
    1. Besides more granular graphic content filtering and emphasis on custom feeds, it's pretty much like Twitter or Mastodon/Misskey/etc.
    2. You can kinda "lock" your account to make it less visible to those outside of Bluesky, but that's the closest to limited visibility you'll find at the moment so far as I could tell.
    3. Unlike say, Twitter and Mastodon et al: you can't block/mute people from their posts, you have to go to their profile to do so. 10.1. Unlike Mastodon/Misskey/etc.: You can't limit the reach of your posts, so they're all maximally public, no option to post only to followers, no option to have replies be unlisted so they don't kinda spam up follower feeds, etc. 10.2. You currently can't upload gifs/short videos, though you can link them. 10.3. No audio posts either from what I gather (an option on Mastodon and I'd imagine Misskey and the like as well).
    4. Despite missing those details, it does have similar levels of filtering tools to stuff like Mastodon, and more streamlined exchange of blocklists.
    5. Also while you can't limit the reach of your posts, you can limit who can respond to them.


    Some miscellaneous quirks Something not mentioned as much is that the custom feeds are, at least at the moment, not really user friendly to try to make yourself. These very much have a vibe of something more tech-oriented people may make for others to use, even with the Skyfeed app to ease their creation. If anything the fact something like Skyfeed exists is some evidence of this.

    The trick is, the custom feeds are genuinely more flexible than lists of accounts or followed hashtags/terms on Misskey or Mastodon, but at the moment Bluesky's custom feeds seem kind of underutilized. Many of the custom feeds could simply be lists as found elsewhere.

    Not sure how much of that is because the only existing platform using the AuthTransfer Protocol is Bluesky, technical challenge, or something else, but that's the state of many of them for now.

    Oh, and presently there's no DMs, just as a stray detail to mention. Skimming convos I got the sense it may be to avoid giving people the sense of any private communications on there.

    Also despite all these feeds and a more centralized model (dependent presently only on Bluesky's relay), there's still a sentiment from some there of the place being empty and lacking engagement. In the time I was poking about it, one of the "viral" posts in my discover feed was someone there, amusingly much like here and elsewhere on the fediverse, reminding people they have to engage/talk to others to get any engagement.

    Some things really don't change where you go online.


    My overall takeaway thus far is that it's pretty much par for the course with microblogging platforms, and not necessarily the best first showing of what the AuthTransfer protocol might really enable. Especially not with its lacking reach/privacy controls, not that any federated social media makes sense to promote as highly private, but still, some controls are better than none.


    What's up, how it's going?

    Heya, I'm really good at inconsistency, so instead of a weekly thread, sporadic thread! Thought I'd toss one over and see what we see.

    Tried any new foods, games, music, software? Finally made that mobile DJ setup so you're bangin' out beats as you ride your unicycle?

    Finished that model you've been putting off for forever?

    Or did you finally get your sleep schedule back on track and now you're too awake and want to wreck it again?