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I would love to have more suggestions for this year's . :) I am not following any official lists and instead going with my own partial list and suggestions from mastodon. You can comment to this toot and I will try to add it.

(please be aware that I don't always interpret things literally and create works that are abstract or highly stylized.)

KDE Plasma powers the desktop of the Valve #SteamDeck.

Congrats Valve for releasing #SteamDeck! Thank you for choosing Plasma!

If you're down with #darktable you can support one of the main developer's efforts to work full time on the project!

Currently they're nowhere close to a living wage, let's change that!

#funding #foss #photography #postprocess #post #edit

darktable 3.6 is ready to be released tomorrow. For that occasion, we organize a virtual party on starting at 16:00 UTC. Join us !

(The event is going to be mostly in EN, but you can add the languages you speak in your username like [EN] [DE] so people uncomfortable with EN may still interact).

FOSS Linux Graphics Software Developer Job Opening at Igalia (based in Spain but job itself is full remote): if you know anyone interested point them to this: #linux #graphics #dev #vulkan #wayland #foss

GSoC update from Audacity: the source separation effect is basicaly working, so you can take a mix of voices/instruments and separate it into per-voice tracks

alternatively use mastodon to join an existing conversation here. This can be tricky as it is tempting to just go for "big" follow counts but go for people who are active and talking to each other in topics you want to participate. Build ongoing conversations and a small community (although it can be bigger) and be there for them. Rest will come but this is how you begin, using mastodon or fediverse as a way to be part of a community, not NOT part of another.

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instead of trying to move here wholesale identify an interaction that is not working. Maybe you need a class communication you don't want in commercial items. maybe you need a way to roleplay, maybe it is just family communication you want to keep more casual and away from algorithms. Move with that small community. More will come but you will still have a reason to stick here. Use mastodon as a tool not a statement. (2/3)

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a lot of people ask me how do you stick with alternative social media such as when all of your friends are elsewhere. If you expect all of your friends to move here and mirror your interactions there it won't work.

Think of it this way, you don't interact with the same people and the same way in different commercial networks.

and think how you started using the ones you use regularly. There was some content you wanted to or needed to interact with.(1/3)

I've added every non-broken SuperCollider plugin package I know of to the Arch User Repository, making it super easy to install even the most esoteric #SuperCollider plugins

#arch #supercollider #archlinux

🚀 the first release candidate for Nextcloud 22 is here! whether you have or haven't tested the beta's, try the RC and let us know if it's good to go!

Why Nextcloud Hub?

✔️ Hosted on-premises
💙 100% open source
😎 Easy to use
⚙️ Integration in infrastructure
🔒 Security and encryption & more!

*taking a big breath* ok, I want to try this idea before I talk myself out of it again.

Giving singing lessons.

I would like to try my hand at teaching singing. Sliding scale prices, lessons via the video conference program of your least discomfort. Get-to-know-you lesson free.

For coordination, my time zone is CEST/UTC+2 and I am not completely free in when I can make noise/have appropriate privacy for teaching, but I guess we can get that figured out.

@eylul @gidi the good news is that there are lots of Object Storage services now that offer an S3-compatible API at decent prices. I get mine from Linode, but there's actually a decent selection of choices out there.
@eylul overall, it works okay - if you stick with like 1-2 resolution variants per video, you won't have many problems. Transcoding is kind of demanding on the CPU, though.

I ended up starting a community instance and use Object Storage with it now because it's kind of cheaper and I get way more space out of it.

Developing themes for @write_as / @writefreely has always been a bit of a pain. I've gotten used to working around the limitations, but I always wanted to make the process accessible to more people.

Today I'm finally releasing 🐴 CSShorse, a tool for editing #WriteFreely themes and previewing your work in real-time, with your real blog. (Based on @htmlhouse.)

The Curator of boosts lots of interesting posts by artists from across the Fediverse. You can follow them at:

➡️ @Curator

As well as pictures, they also recommend creators of interesting photos, videos, audio etc.

This is maybe the best account to follow if you want to discover art on the Fediverse, highly recommended 👍

#Curator #TheCurator #Art #Artist #Artists #Painting #Drawing #Photography #CreativeToots #Creativity makes hosting your own Mastodon instance really easy: they do the installation, maintenance and upgrades, you do the non-technical stuff. You can follow them at:

➡️ @mastohost

More info on their website at

#Mastodon #Fediverse #Fedi #SelfHosting #Hosting #ManagedHosting #Federation #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Instances

@eylul there’s a hardware section on the about page of most servers and there’s a faq on the main site:

I currently run a single user PeerTube on 2 vCpu, 500MB ram (amazon t3a.nano) (without the database). Normally this runs fine, but is definitely too small to do transcoding. A recent test took 24 hours while the same job took a few minutes with 2GB ram. Previously my server ran on 2 vCpu, 1GB ram (t3a.micro) (including the database) and that only causes minor swapping during transcoding and is quite doable. This seems the best configuration for a single user site.

Cpu % hardly ever exceeds 1%.

Storage is fully dependent on how many videos you’re going to upload. You can use S3. About transfer I can’t say much, since mostly this is handled by the S3 servers and I don’t see it…

okay question does any of users especially single node instances can tell me how well it works on a vps? what are the storage / transfer requirements cpu requirements etc look like?

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single user server for an artist