If you find your mastodon experience too political, too meme-y, too science-y, or just not interesting enough, choose who to follow more carefully. Unfollow some people who fill your timeline with boring stuff; it's not a personal judgement, and you'll still see it if one of your friends boosts their toot. And follow someone who posts the sort of thing you like. Check out hashtags from their cool posts.
Most of all, post the sort of thing you'd like to see more of!
SBC meta Show more
As I've stated a few weeks ago, I'm currently looking for a replacement to take over ownership of the sunbeam.city domain and our servers. I still haven't found a permanent replacement, which means I will have to shut down the site in due time.
My personal circumstances have changed drastically over the last year and I no longer have the resource or energy to invest in SBC. I haven't been able to keep up with the Mastodon community and I've fallen out of sync with recent developments. Sunbeam City deserves better than an absentee admin and I can not in good conscience keep the place running without stronger participation.
If any of our longer term users would be happy to take on this responsibility get in touch with me, otherwise over the next few weeks I will be starting the process of shutting the site and co-op down over the next few weeks, beginning with a cooperative proposal on what to do with our excess funds.
Dogs are so good!
Humans pay more attention to words we know than new ones. Dogs apparently pay more attention to new ones.
"The researchers hypothesize that the dogs may show greater neural activation to a novel word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so."
This means dogs love us and are trying to figure out wtf we're talking about because they think we will like that and they want us to be happy.
TL, DR: this pride month, consider how hard it can be for trans men to feel proud, when "successful" transition feels like it has to aim at a place that nobody believes in the beauty and goodness of.
Help him see the goodness of being more male, even if that means confronting whether YOU can see it. Reclaiming good masculinity is a community effort.
fictional character development, nonbinary parent words, open ask! Show more
Hey so I have a few characters who are nonbinary and otherwise queer but have kids - does anyone have any words they use or have heard used for mom/dad and so forth (but not parent)? I'm kinda stuck on what to use and would really appreciate some help and input!
Managed to take a not-entirely-awful picture of the moon with an older cell phone camera.
Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
Hey #florespondence people, what's a flower I can plant in the next couple weeks in hardiness zone 6a that will bloom later this year? Or is it already too late?
"You are the Chosen One, whose task it is-"
"Does it pay?"
"This task, is it paid? Or is it for experience, exposure?"
"It is to save the world!"
"Cool, cool, so not paid. Are you paid?"
"We Solemn Guardians of-"
"Because if you are, I should be too."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
The young orc adjusted the boar on her wide shoulders. She'd spent all morning tracking it - it was young and plump; a real treat!
From the other path came her brother; damp, baskets bulging with fish.
She growled. He growled back.
As if sensing an ensuing spat, their fathers burst out the door.
"Gifts, for EACH of us!" said Da.
"We're so lucky to be the parents of such generous children," said Pa.
The twins beamed, spat averted.
Michabo v0.1 release Show more
I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Michabo v0.1. Sources can be retrieved from the Michabo Git repository. A pre-built binary for Mac users has been attached to this post.
I was planning to do a pre-built Windows version, but was unsuccessful in getting OpenSSL to work with Qt on Windows. Help with that is certainly welcome for future releases!
Michabo is a performance-oriented desktop client for Pleroma and Mastodon instances. With the exception of media handling, which is still a work in progress, the client implements most of the features one would expect in a fediverse client.
The primary goal of the client is to bridge between the fediverse and the desktop computing experience. This goal is only partially realized as yet, and I intend to write a more detailed blog soon about how this design goal is ultimately realized.
Michabo is free software, built by the Pleroma community and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license.
Right now here are Michabo’s primary deficiencies:
No integrated support for viewing attachments (attachments are handed off to external viewers, with your web browser as the ultimate fallback)
Attachments without preview thumbnails are handled suboptimally.
The Attachment Grid Layout System could really still use some love.
Special timelines such as Pleroma’s Direct Messages timeline are not yet supported.
Composing messages with a custom scope are not yet supported (but the scope will be copied).
With that said, I’ve been using Michabo as my primary desktop client for the past few days to fairly reasonable success.
Please report any bugs you encounter to the Michabo bug tracker.
I am an astronomer and a tinkerer. I have been using peridot for a long time now. Je parle Français aussi, plus ou moins. Sorry maar alleen een beetje Nederlands.
#astronomer #maker #madscientist #hacker #code
Beach City is our private beach-side sanctuary for close friends and awesome folks. We are various flavors of trans, queer, non-binary, polyamorous, disabled, furry, etc.