@byte Well after all the effort Valve put into pushing Steam to have the support it does on Ubuntu that was a bigger slap to the face than Microsoft trying to mandate all apps go through the Windows store.
@Duende What about those fancy ones that connect to your smart assistants? Instead of pulling out your phone you shout for Google to turn off your lights.
Tourists, Bandwidth Hogs
I love how every summer the Internet speeds around here drop **significantly** due to the influx of traffic that occurs because of all the people who flock to this town. The worst part is the only cable provider in town knows this but also refuses to build out their infrastructure to fix this. I go from 100 Mbps down to 50 Mbps down.
Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
@hax I'd like to get a couple of them and do what Cloudflare did with their lava lamp wall. Have my own wall of entropy.
@cozykaffe Not part of snouts but I have an extra server that isn't doing anything that I'd be willing to put up for a Minecraft server. Just figured I'd offer it out there.
A general furry public instance. You don't have to be a furry to join. Any and all topics are fair game provided they do not conflict with the Code of Conduct.