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[-] zenyet@mitra.076.moe 5 points 11 months ago

today's theme for me is alt frontends and fediverse software:

  1. https://libredirect.github.io/ is a web extension for firefox and chrome that auto-redirects to alt frontends (as an aside, don't you find it interesting that there are redirects for tiktok and bilibili, but none for zuck's networks?)
  2. use https://farside.link/ if you don't want to install anything (so instead of https://reddit.com/r/popular, you modify the url to https://farside.link/reddit.com/r/popular and farside redirects you to a random alt frontend instance)
  3. last but not least, https://fedi.builders/ is a huge list of fediverse software for building a real alternative internet, because alt frontends are more of a stopgap measure, and sooner or later they will be taken down
[-] cendawanita 2 points 11 months ago

Awesome stuff!

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[-] dukeGR4 5 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

car enthusiasts may appreciate this-

just rode in the Nissan Z. despite riding on coilovers and very fat 275 rubbers... the NVH of the Nissan Z is quieter and smoother than most continental cars that i have driven and been in.

I have lusted for a certain B58-powered Toyota for a while now after being strapped in the passenger seat to drift on the track. After experiencing the new Nissan Z, i think i'm sold. And that retro 300ZX-inspired rear with a spoiler, 240Z-inspired roofline, bonnet, bumper is sex man..... looks better IRL than in pictures trust me.

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[-] dukeGR4 4 points 11 months ago

ayo...i just found out about Lemmy NSFW..... somehow it's more cursed than NSFW subreddits cause you know, the entire instance is NSFW. shame they didn't call it Lemmy Smash

[-] frieslovingvampire 4 points 11 months ago

uwu seems like lemmy is gaining more traction. Though mostly are DTs regulars. uwu. Just thought I'd pop in and say happy weekend 🥳

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[-] katabana 4 points 11 months ago

I think most daily thread regular migrated. Dt has waaay less traffic than before.

And why does lemmy keep asking me to relogin? I wonder if theres some boxes i havent check yet.

[-] dukeGR4 5 points 11 months ago

not so long ago, maybe 6-7 years ago, just before GE, the daily thread used to be very deserted lol, double digit almost every single day. This chat thread does remind me of the calmness the old DT provided me, and hopefully many other people.

if you go even further back maybe 7-8 years ago, the entire sub was a desert, you could post very strange questions like What does everyone do for a living, What is everyone's favourite food etc... HAHHA

[-] oyenyaaow@lemmy.zip 2 points 11 months ago

I was there for 1500 subscriber - there wasn't a daily thread or anything. I ran across the sub before, but i wasn't active or anything. The meme golden era where meme chains can last days or weeks, the 'we are serious sub, no meme' time, the screaming political posts and comments era (no meme and only serious posts make monyets cranky), and then return of the meme (monday)

one of the time the amount of people spiked was during the ODF debate i think. tech people already on reddit finally found their way to r/malaysia even if they ignored it before.

[-] dukeGR4 3 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

What’s ODF debate? Open document sth? Google’s saying that’s from 2007?

Damn that’s real old… I only joined at around 2015/2016 when it had around 6800 subs. Remember 10000 being a big event. Reddit never appealed to me cause the UI kinda wack.

From there it snowballed, with the two GEs + Sheraton Move being the biggest user magnet.

Maybe monyet.cc can grow if we weather a few of those events haha

[-] Annoyed_Crabby 3 points 11 months ago

Do you get the relogin when opening the site? Or does it ask you to do it every refresh?

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[-] zenyet@mitra.076.moe 2 points 11 months ago

try clearing cookies (if you don't want to be logged out everywhere, do it only for this site) because there was a lemmy cookie bug that was fixed last week, and old cookies carried over from before the fix could cause such problems

[-] Annoyed_Crabby 2 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

try clearing cookies

Shit, no wonder. I still have two cookie i haven:t finished yet.

[-] dukeGR4 3 points 11 months ago

cystic acne sucks man... they're all around my chin area. fucking painful.

currently taking doxycycline, was told to be patient and i need at least 3 months to see effect. it's almost month 3 now but it only got worse. visiting parents in my hometown atm and left my acne cream (some antibiotics + topical retinol cocktail) in my apartment.

gonna try bezoyl peroxide later as stop gap solution.

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[-] zenity@wizard.casa 3 points 11 months ago

@cendawanita I've been trying out foundkey and akkoma today, and I definitely see why you prefer the interface of the *keys over akkoma (do you know if akkoma inherited its ui from pleroma?)

however, I couldn't get posts from foundkey to federate over to lemmy. hopefully that's caused by a setting that can be changed, and it's not due to the *keys being incompatible with lemmy by default.

anyway, which of the *keys did you say you have experience with? (and how many of them are there? I've seen misskey, calckey, foundkey. anything else you know of?)

[-] cendawanita 4 points 11 months ago

(quite interesting, even though you @ me, i didn't get notif also)

re: akkoma - ya it's a pleroma fork actually. can't quite remember if there was any technical reason for it, it was mostly because the pleroma dev+main instances was infested by nazis and rightwingers and lolis. iirc when i joined in nov 22, that was the "lore" that i picked up.

of the *keys, misskey is the original flavour but the japanese founder dev is apparently a bit of a lone wolf and so the dev for that became quite slow. And I think there was fallout when he, in running the japanese instance for it, wouldn't commit to moderating against homophobic speech or protecting explicit support of lgbtqia. So there was a big break from then on from there. The rest are forks of misskey, but you've pretty much named the major players:

  • foundkey is a fork by this swiss guy. Apparently decent but is by this one guy, so that could be an issue.
  • calckey is by this german guy I think. This one is going to go on relaunch on the 19th with new name etc. Supposedly it's because the fork has branched out enough it's its own thing, but idk. Sounds cool though, another german dude to go toe up against Eugen's Mastodon. I've noticed a lot more on the Black Americans side are beginning to rec Calckey because of all the functionalities you've also noticed (I'm on a walled-up instance for BIPOCs for example, that runs on it). Just because of what I perceive to be real good prospects in terms of userbase and with it development and funding support, I recommend Calckey, and--
  • hajkey (it's swedish for shark, so "hai-ki") - this one also another difference in ideology. The people behind blahaj.zone have been key contributers to the Calckey code repo but they fell out over the growth mindset with the soon-to-be-renamed Calckey so this is a soft fork. So they'll stay within the calckey development cycle. (but who knows how soft it would be; one issue i'm sort of understanding is how resource intensive it can be as an instance grows, especially on the antenna function - btw, my favourite fedi function when it comes to scouting posts from other people.) My kitajagakita alt is one awkward.company, that one runs on this software.

re: federation - the problem is normative centralization - mastodon is the main dog especially in the western and western-facing userbase, so lemmy and *keys and *oma devs do try to make sure the federation works well there. But Lemmy is already a little janky, and maybe that's why it doesn't really play well with the foundkey yet (esp if the fk dev has enough on his plate). try setting up on an instance on calckey (not the main one, they're having continual performance issues) or hajkey and see if there's any improvement from last month (even kbin wasn't federating well with calckey).


[-] zn@kalckey.com 2 points 11 months ago

@cendawanita@monyet.cc @cafe@monyet.cc testing from calckey 14.0.0-dev46

so far, to make this work I've had to:

  1. pick a calckey instance that's running a pre-release of the latest version 14
  2. made sure it was already on https://monyet.cc/instances to increase the chances of federation working
  3. search for the /c/cafe community first, and made sure the follow request completed successfully
  4. and only then, search for your post, and reply to it, tagging/mentioning the community too

probably some of the steps are not needed, but I just wanted to throw everything that would increase the chances of it working at my attempt 😆

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[-] YourClarke 2 points 11 months ago

Wow, that's a lot to digest

Do you happen to be a comp Sci graduate? Coz you sound like it ahah

[-] zn@kalckey.com 2 points 11 months ago

based on what she mentioned here, most likely not

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[-] Annoyed_Crabby 3 points 11 months ago

TFW it's TGIF but you work on Saturday.


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[-] Naomikho 3 points 11 months ago

My parents always nudged me to exercise more while saying I can eat whatever I want. But do you guys think exercise or diet is more effective? Or it's a mix of both? Personally I think it's a mix of both, but sometimes I'd get fatter for no reason(even though I was still exercising) then I'd somehow get slimmer for no reason(I wasn't exercising during this period because I was exhausted from work). My diet was pretty much the same.

I really don't understand how my body works.

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[-] port888 3 points 11 months ago

As much as I advocate for sensible, non-emotional investing via passive means, it's hard to ignore:

  1. the bear case where after a yield curve inversion, the stock market usually only crashes after the yield curve uninverts. This has yet to happen, which adds to the suspense, as it's currently very inverted.

  2. the bull case where CPI is noticeably heading back towards the Fed's target of 2% (latest report at 3% y/y). The Fed has already said the last Fed meeting decision was a "skip", implying that a hike is still on the cards for future meetings, however the market has been performing very positively over the past 2 months. Related to the bear case, the yield curve will uninvert once the Fed decides to cut rates instead of hiking. On the technical front, on a higher time frame, the monthly MACD had a bullish crossover for all broad-based equities indices. This could still be a FOMO rally, but so was the last 10 years (as the US market's return was primarily driven by higher PE ratios rather than dividend yields or book value, compared to rest of the world where PE ratios are still relatively tame). For all we know, the Fed might pull off this "soft landing" shenanigan.

Well, I lied. If I just ignored the noise, and emotionlessly and periodically added to my investment portfolio come rain or shine, I would've ended up much better. The odds are in my favour if I just stuck to the plan.

Of course, this only comes up when market is up. Even crypto is up after some extremely favourable news yesterday. When the market is down, "oh syukor tak all-in lagi".

[-] OldManGenghis 2 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

From just adjusting my parking brake to changing the master pump. No wonder the car locks up so easily, only the front brakes were working, I thought the tires were just shit.

Now my car can actually brake and doesn't move a couple of centimeters when I pull the parking brake.

[-] Annoyed_Crabby 2 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Dude, is this the same issue you talked about months ago? Glad that you had it fixed!

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[-] dukeGR4 2 points 11 months ago

did it feel like the car's sliding when braking? and since the rears didn't work the fronts were probably working way harder?

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[-] UltimateUsermaim 2 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Thinking of going out to look for Japanese clothing this weekend for the bon odori event.

Any recommended place for those stuff? Preferably thrift stores. Ain't gonna use them often.

[-] imaginelizard 2 points 11 months ago

Jalan Jalan Japan I suppose

[-] Tootidit 2 points 11 months ago

Gah... got boned by the recent IPTA concert debacle, cancelled for "reasons".

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