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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:

OC While you're waiting on a kbin app, you should know the mobile site is entirely functional as a mobile app. Just make a shortcut for your home screen

Apps are always nice, but lots of mobile websites, including the kbin one, are entirely functional as an app. In your browser you can just make a shortcut to them, and they'll appear on your home screen and act as an app....

Screenshot of kbin on Firefox, with the Install button. Then the kbin icon on the home screen. Then kbin opened from the shortcut
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I've done this in Firefox on iOS but sadly the browser's back and forward arrows are not available and... I miss them!

rasterweb,
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This is very exciting! I'm looking forward to the growth of the Threadiverse.

KarinSpaink, to kbinMeta
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Two questions from a Reddit refugee:

  • How / where can I retrieve a list of magazines that I’ve subscribed to? Via the top menu bar I can get all postings of all subscribed magazines, but a) I like to browse by subject, and b) that way small magazines are pushed out of sight by the busier ones, which is a pity.
  • is there a way to make my favourite way of reading postings and comments - by newest, instead of by hottest - permanent choice?

Thanks!

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@KarinSpaink On kbin I hover over my username, click on 'settings' and then on 'subscriptions'. It should take you here: https://kbin.social/settings/subscriptions/magazines

Usernameblankface, to fediverse
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I made an account on Kbin, and I'm looking at posts from Lemmy and BeeHaw and Kbin and sometimes I forget to even check what the source is.

So am I accessing Lemmy through Kbin? Am I seeing the entire Fediverse through Kbin's interface? Am I reading Kbin, which gets its content from across the Fediverse?

In short, I'm wondering what the local terminology is for what I signed up for and what I'm seeing when I pull up Kbin.

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@Usernameblankface Welcome to the Threadiverse!

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That's a really nice looking illustration!

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Nice! I may need to design one for my RG35XX.

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Oh yeah! I've seen a number of those types of designs. Might grab a parametric one for OpenSCAD and go for it.

timvandijck, to fediverse
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If you tried Lemmy but didn't like the ui, give Kbin a shot. It's federated with Lemmy so you can participate in the fastly growing community. https://kbin.social/

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@NatureMC

@timvandijck They are similar to reddit in that there are posts and replies. But also, it's federated and uses ActivityPub. (I am replying from kbin right now!)

mrpjevans, to 3DPrinting
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Maker friends, any thoughts on the Ender 3 S1? A project has outgrown my little delta printer.

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@mrpjevans We ended up getting 6 of them at work for producing a number of parts. Probably printed hundreds of parts on each one over the last six months. That said, they are not as nice as a Prusa, but they are large and cheap. I've been building & using printers for a decade, so I take care of them pretty good. If you're familiar enough to troubleshoot things they work pretty well.

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The Bear 2 beta has been out for a while now… https://beta.bear.app/t/the-bear-2-beta-is-here/9115

(I mainly use Bear as a synchronized notebook.)

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Does GarlicOS have search yet? That’s the one thing I think is missing. (I did see a hack to add it but have not tried it yet.)

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The Enderis Park Farmer’s Market just returned this weekend but sadly I missed it. It’s a small one, but small community markets close to where you live should be the norm. :)

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Firefox. I love how it integrates with Firefox on the other half dozen devices and computers I use daily.

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I recommend OpenSCAD for people like me. It's parametric, open source, text based, code based, no cloud, no subscription, no corporate bullshit. I've got thousands of .scad files, some over 10 years old, and I can open them all.

funbreaker, to fediverse

Knowing that the Lemmy devs are whole-ass LaRouchites, I might end up switching to a kbin instance sooner rather than later https://raddle.me/f/lobby/155371/-/comment/276944

Fucking hell

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@funbreaker Yeah, I was warned to avoid the main Lemmy instance and Lemmy in general due to the lead developers.

QWERTYFEST (www.qwertyfest.com)

QWERTYFEST MKE, June 23-25, 2023, is a weekend-long celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the invention/patenting of the typewriter – the same "QWERTY" keyboard we use today! - in Milwaukee. It is not just for writers and typewriter collectors - although we love those people. It's for all who love Milwaukee and art and...

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Thanks for setting this up! I just got the Anbernic RG35XX and look forward to learning more about it... and playing some games!

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I really do not want to go back to reddit. I’d prefer if we all work together to build out the open web/
/ fediverse instead.

joe, to Milwaukee
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I created a magazine (akin to a subreddit) on kbin.social if anyone wants to give it a spin.

https://kbin.social/m/Milwaukee

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@joe I'll skip that challenge! (Though if you want to add me as a moderator for Milwaukee I wouldn't mind.)

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