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This might be a silly question to those in the know, but is it possible to spin up one of the Linux audio systems (e.g. pipewire) from just the tty? I just got an old box running with Alpine and, while I have sway (and xfce), I kind of like the austerity of no gui…but it’d be nice to have audio.

Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g.

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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On Mastodon and #hometown, you can turn off boosts in the Home timeline by clicking the settings button at the top of the timeline. Not helpful if you're trying to find new accounts to follow, but if you're like me and want a chill timeline, it helps.

You can also turn off boosts from individuals: go to their profile and click the three dots. This is useful if an individual is a bit spammy on the boosts.

(This works on the web interface, not necessarily third party phone apps.)

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

Since there’s a lot of new people trying out Mastodon, something to be cautious about: your DMs can be read by admins of your instance and the instance of the recipient, and when your toots cross an instance boundary, it’s possible for your private toots to get boosted. Some of the privacy guards in place on platforms you’ve used before don’t work the same here.

Father's counsel:
walk not
in sunshine
from your house
to your shop.

During the weekly watch night it was discovered a 4k60fps version of the Voltes V OP did not exists. I'm sorry.

I've been thinking of it as a "radically limited" engine, in that everything in the world is either a Wolf3D-style block or a sprite object. But with multiple Z levels, and eventually some stuff like lighting, fog, ramps, skyboxes, etc.
The idea actually came from playing with OpenTESArena, an open source remake of the first Elder Scrolls game. Seeing the variety of landscapes they pulled off within these limitations got me thinking I could make some cool worlds within those same constraints.

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My wife ordered this 8x12 glossy screen cap of Toto. And tapped it to the fridge with out me knowing. I have never been more loved.

tfw Mozilla goes in on crypto nonsense, and the original creators of the Firefox browser call them out on their bullshit.

Costco would not print me a 2x2 passport photo so I inset the 2x2 photo in a 4x6. It is probably nothing, but I felt clever so I will take it.

Today's bento is green beans, yakisoba, and bacon wrapped asparagus.

Made a simple bento this morning. Im trying to be more intentional with my lunches. Cabbage salad, chicken tonkatsu, rice and broccoli.

Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

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