autumnplains

@autumnplains@kbin.social
autumnplains,

Yesss please do! Cockatoos are so cute 🥹🇦🇺

autumnplains,

I’ve left! I’ve found a good balance by having an account for both Kbin and Mastodon. It might be redundant once Kbin federates better with Mastodon content and has a good app, but for now it’s nice to have.

autumnplains,

It’d be really great to not have to translate from Fahrenheit and the imperial system too.

I always used to state both on Reddit. It’d be nice if people could think about doing that too…you know, given how many more people use Celsius/metric. No shade ❤️ it just gets annoying that it’s the default.

autumnplains,

I pulled pizza out of an oven without oven mitts on. Forgetting to take ADHD meds is a hazard lol.

autumnplains,

I don’t love the fact that they discuss the blackmail allegation and then leave out the fact that Christian had a recording to disprove this. I’m glad they said he disputed it, but when there are tapes… you should probably say there are tapes.

autumnplains,

Wish I wasn’t at work so I could watch properly 😩🎉🎉

autumnplains,

I was very confused by the title before I saw the link 😂

But yes, 100% agree!

autumnplains,

Completely agree. I think it’ll be very important from the perspective of identifying truly bad actors and defederating from some servers (as a last resort). Perhaps a compromise would be it being visible only over a certain threshold? Not sure.

autumnplains,

Yeah that’s a really good point. Maybe a portion of the award funds for a given post could go to that post’s creator’s server and a portion to a pooled fund for all servers/servers reaching capacity?

Of course this and any other ideas re monitising should be carefully thought out re perverse incentives 😬

autumnplains,

Yeah no matter what they end up signifying (if they come at all), they should 100% be able to be hidden. Yet another pro of Apollo 💔

autumnplains,

Agree. Kind of relatedly, anyone know what boost does versus an upvote?

autumnplains,

How would people feel about posting their most upvoted OC from Reddit onto kbin/lemmy? It could be a good way to promote engagement for the first little while. We could have a tag for it or something?

LeeFromVT, to random
@LeeFromVT@masto.ai avatar

I often wish i had a better camera when first got Fizgig. He is the Maincoon Kitten in photo. He was the "runt" of the litter but grew enormous 😂
Very affectionate. He loved water and trained all visitors we had over to turn the bathroom sink on trickle so he could sit under it.

Loved chasing soap suds down the drain in the shower. Thought he was a bird, and talked to them often.

His vice was shiny trinkets. From earnings to cable ties, he had a vast collection we found 😂

autumnplains,

@LeeFromVT
Mine is obsessed with drinking straws. Since she was a kitten, she would act mesmerised by them when we got fast food. You’d have to watch her or she’d steal it when you look away. I feel a bit bad for her in a post-plastic straw world - they really were her greatest joy 😂

autumnplains,

Holy shit! I had no idea it was that powerful. That's a little tempting. I could never properly get into the Switch because I really love niche Indie titles on Steam, but Steam deck would solve that...hmm...

losttourist, to fediverse
losttourist avatar

A few people on Reddit were having trouble getting their heads around what the Fediverse actually is, so I tried to write a jargon-free ELI5 description. It's garnered quite a few upvotes over there so I thought I should actually post it onto Fedi as well!


I'll see if I can make it all easier to understand. This might be a bit long, but I'll try to keep it as non-technical as I possibly can.

You will naturally be aware that there are many different systems on the internet, run by different companies. And these systems are generally incompatible with one another.

For example, you can't use GMail to compose and send a post to Twitter. You can't log on to Facebook and read content from Reddit (unless somebody has copied it there). You can't watch Youtube videos via Flickr. And so on.

All of this seems obvious - they're completely different systems. Why on earth SHOULD you be able to interact with them from elsewhere?

A few years ago some people decided that even though this was obvious, it wasn't the way the internet HAD to be. They developed a protocol (which is just a set of instructions for computer programs to talk to each other over the internet) which they called ActivityPub, and then basically said to software developers "here it is. We think this could be a cool way of getting different systems to interact with each other. See what you can do".

In the 5 or 6 years since then, lots of software developers HAVE tried to see what they can do with ActivityPub. One well-known example of a system that uses it is Mastodon. It's a system that is similar to Twitter.

Another couple of ActivityPub systems that are becoming popular right now are Lemmy and KBin. They are Messageboard systems, roughly similar in concept to Reddit.

There are many other ActivityPub systems, for example Pixelfed (which is a bit like Flickr, so for hosting photos), Peertube (yep you guessed it, videos), Friendica (like Facebook) and far too many others to list. Collectively, these systems and any others that use ActivityPub call themselves "the Fediverse".

OK - so what? These are just wannabe competitors to the big boys: Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, right?

Not right! The magic of ActivityPub and the Fediverse is that they can all interact with each other.

So you can log on to Mastodon and subscribe to Lemmy groups. That would be like logging on to Twitter and subbing to your favourite subreddit. And then being able to read the posts from that subreddit right there in Twitter.

You can log on to KBin and follow users on Peertube. Imagine being able to follow and view content from your favourite Youtube streams from right here in Reddit.

That's the real beauty of the Fediverse - every system knows how to talk to every other one. The other clever bit about it is that because ActivityPub is a publicly-defined protocol, no one company can own it and take it over. It's almost impossible for a billionaire like Elon Musk to take over Mastodon, or for Lemmy admins to decide to shut out third-party APIs. Because the system has been built from the very beginning to be open, and shared, and communal.

autumnplains,

@losttourist

So I’ve only properly used Kbin, not Lemmy. One thing I’m wondering is where Lemmy people would access Mastodon posts and vice versa? Kbin has both the magazines with with Kbin/Lemmy content and the microblog bit with the Mastodon posts… For Mastodon/Lemmy, they seem like they have a Reddit-like or Twitter-like feed, not both. If they can’t sign into each other’s site, then how do they see/vote on each other’s content? Sorry if this is stupid - I did read your post!

autumnplains,

-When I was little, I believed that researchers were really fighting each other when I heard "researchers are fighting to find a cure for this disease".

As a researcher, that's not entirely wrong sometimes 🙃

autumnplains,

Yes! Great if you have ADHD or anything else that means you need to keep your hands busy.

autumnplains,

Coding! I'm a scientist, so I admittedly know far more R than Python, but Python would probably be the best choice for most people.

Both are free and it can be incredibly satisfying solve problems. There are books with puzzles to solves (e.g. Automate the Boring Stuff for Python) and other free initiatives with puzzles (e.g. Advent of Code in the lead up to Christmas). Coding opens up a whole new world of laziness too, once you realise the vast many things you can use it for 😉

autumnplains,

I just found Bookwyrm! It looks cool - how do we comment or otherwise access Bookwyrm content on Kbin?

autumnplains,

Forgive me if this is irrelevant, but people had suggested earlier that when something isn’t linked, you search with ! in front in the search bar. Someone else clarified that this is actually something you do on Lemmy specifically and that Kbin (and I think all others) don’t require the !. So if you remove the ! from your link, does it then work on Kbin? Again, I’m not sure if what you’re trying to do works the same way, but it sounded similar to this and I can verify that this fixed it with the search bar thing for me 😊

autumnplains,

Definitely keen to try it! I wonder how hard it is to get into the beta...

autumnplains,

Right now Against the Storm, tonight Diablo 4 ☺️

autumnplains,

Yeah for sure! Slay the Spire and The Binding of Isaac feel very much like that too. So satisfying to break haha.

autumnplains,

The issue I’ve always had is that I can’t sleep without noise. Without a show/podcast, my brain just won’t stop…wanting to think? But with something on, it’s like it goes into passive mode and falls asleep. It’s the difference between falling asleep in 15 minutes versus staying awake until 3AM 🤷🏻‍♀️

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