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@rasterweb@kbin.social

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and I occasionally make things and post stuff online. Blogging since 1997 and can't seem to stop. Please enjoy these wonderful links to other places:

/kbin project management costs, financing, future plans

I wrote the first line of code for /kbin on January 14, 2021. Around this time, I started working remotely and decided that the time I used to spend commuting to the office would be devoted to /kbin. Throughout this entire period, /kbin has been a hobby project that I developed in my free time. It was also when Lemmy started...

kbin.social lifecycle: from 181 unique visitors to 2.9M in three months.
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Great! I just signed up for monthly donations. Glad to support the efforts and thank you for the work you are doing.

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I am preparing by making sure I stay the hell away from anything to do with it! ;)

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Maybe wait for a few of the kbin apps to be released. Also, mention the no advertising, no tracking, and all the other features you tend to get on the fediverse.

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Gotta love Madame Gigi’s Outrageous French CanCans and some beignets!

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"raised the rent by 50%"!?!? Oh, landlords!

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Nice! I used to drive by that area all the time. Sounds like this will be a great addition.

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I've printed things that function as a block of wood with holes a number of times because believe it or not, it's sometimes easier. If I don't have the right scrap wood on hand, and the proper saw to cut it, sometimes printing is easier and safer. (For something like this where others may also need a replacement for an existing item, there's the extra bonus of sharing the model for others to benefit from.)

OC The fediverse is a privacy nightmare (blog.bloonface.com)

ActivityPub, the protocol that powers the fediverse (including Mastodon – same caveats as the first two times, will be used interchangeably, deal with it) is not private. It is not even semi-private. It is a completely public medium and absolutely nothing posted on it, including direct messages, can be seen as even remotely...

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“The Internet is a privacy nightmare” (Fixed it.)

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Threaditarians. Threadites. Threaditors.

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Then those aren't really "remote" employees, are they?

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They may be remote workers... at a different company!

Committee Backs 4 Streetcar Extensions (urbanmilwaukee.com)

The Department of Public Works would be directed to pursue federal grants to fund the majority of four extensions: a Lower East Side line to Brady Street via N. Prospect Avenue and N. Farwell Avenue, a Westown line to Fiserv Forum via N. Vel R. Phillips Avenue, a new line north from Fiserv Forum to Bronzeville and a new line...

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I really hope this happens. My only complaint about The Hop is that it doesn't go far enough (yet) though I know it takes time.

oldmke, to Milwaukee

Did you know that Emergency TV Service is actually still around?

https://www.emergencytvservice.com/

video/mp4

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@oldmke Yes, I drive by it every day. ;)

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Yes! My big boy cat flops down and demands them.

Solder Board - a soldering aid for adding pins to boards (www.printables.com)

I created what I am calling a “Solder Board” which is like a breadboard but with no internal connectors. The solder board is used for soldering of course. Specifically, for soldering pins onto PCBs, and in this case, onto microcontrollers.

3D Printed Solder Board
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That's awesome. I hope it continues to be popular. I was at a party last week and guy said he took it to get there and it was a great experience.

CTA: Create a thriving Fediverse without relying on Reddit

The Fediverse must be very careful to avoid getting branded as the "alternative to X". In my experience, platforms that have historically branded themselves as "alternative to" or "anti-" have generally not done well. Learned this from the last Reddit exodus: let's make this one different!...

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Not me! Traveling for work most of the week and honestly I'm not a fan of Summerfest anymore...

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I'm not a huge brat fan but Vanguard in Bay View is always mentioned by friends of mine.

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Besides the features others have mentioned, I would say simplicity, how easy it is to get started, and the community/BBS which promotes easy sharing of work. Splore is a great tool and with the web site makes it dead simple to explore and learn about new games.

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I just got into PICO-8 (running it on my Anbernic RG35XX) and hopefully I'll have a list of favorites to share soon!

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