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a reminder:

I have a cPanel server lying around mostly idle so if any of y'all need some web hosting for a WordPress blog or your personal site and can't afford it otherwise, DM me and I can host your site for free.

As always with these things, there are no SLAs and I reserve the right to refuse if I am not comfortable with hosting your content.

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While I am speaking to the new folk:

If you have come here expecting a place free of strife, drama, sadness and "discourse", you will be sorely disappointed.

This is a place where we cry, we get angry and fight, bicker and yes, "discourse". We mourn our lost ones. We talk shit about others in followers only posts.

The difference being that over here your emotions aren't being exploited and manipulated by a corporation looking only to next quarter's earnings.

Welcome.

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hello new followers!

If you are new to Mastodon, welcome! Feel free to ask me questions about how Mastodon works, if I can't answer, I'll boost it so that someone else can.

What to expect from me:

- a lot of art boosts (I do mean a lot)

- getting excited about competitive Overwatch

- music posting, watch out for my now playing posts!

- grumbling about various tech things (you can hear more of that over on the podcast I do - twoshadesofbrown.com/

- networking nerdery (AS393949)

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"On the fateful afternoon of April 8, 2017, yours truly was bored and decided he wanted to set up this hot new piece of social networking software called Mastodon. Little did he know how this bit of idle curiosity would affect his life months down the line.

This is the story from then to now in various pieces, as much as I can recall anyways. I don’t remember every detail but what remains is enough to write this post."

asininetech.com/2018/01/22/the

I wrote this post, I hope y'all read it.

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I've just released a new version of olm-rs - a safe Rust wrapper around libolm. You can find it here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/jhaye/olm-rs

Libolm is used for end-to-end encrypted communication in the Matrix protocol and is implemented in C/C++.

As of now olm-rs implements all functionality that would be required for proper E2EE support in a Matrix client.
Working with it for the past few months have given me confidence that the implementation is safe and correct. So please if you have a Rust project and want to dive into E2EE, have a look at olm-rs.

Olm-rs is available on crates.io: https://crates.io/crates/olm-rs
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Been shooting for a client, getting up at dawn and visiting local parks.

This is a beautiful, out-of-the-way spot that really shows off the rare green of Australia.

This is a two-shot panorama, shot hand-held. It sewed together pretty well. =)

#photography #australia

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yo this Ashe cosplayer in the Chinese Contenders Grand Finals VOD 😍 👌🏾

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Lol, my texture package already has 500 downloads on @gumroad 🎉, gum.co/hr-textures they are completely free for commercial use, so enjoy. ❤️ Soon I will add some new. #3Dart #gameArt

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A lovely little goblin for #goblinweek - she's nervous, so please be nice to her! #mastoart

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I finally finished my saffron blossoms grafite drawing. Thanks so much to @raye for the original picture!
#mastoart #TraditionalArt #drawing

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*extremely tired voice*
More like "Path to Poverty" amirite?

anyways I feel like a broken clock talking about this but this shit isn't sustainable IMO

Blizzard either opens tournaments up to 3rd parties or in a few years they are barely gonna have a tier 2 and 3 scene

I mean, its a massive corporation, the likely reason they do anything is $$$ but I want to know exactly what it is

they barely promote tier 2 (Contenders) and it has a relatively tiny prize pool and most players don't get paid a living wage to play at that level which is unconscionable

surely they have to understand that having a "Path to Pro" requires actually maintaining the path right?

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I don't really understand why Blizzard has to maintain this level of strict control over Overwatch e-sports

do they really think its going to take away from Overwatch League viewership? or is it they think that they won't get as much investment money into OWL if bigger 3rd party tournaments exist?

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imagine if Blizzard released the LAN client for public use and let local 3rd party tournament organizers do their thing

but nah they gotta rule it with an iron fist 🙄

[Premier] “It has been confirmed that 2019 Season 1 Korean Overwatch Open Division Playoffs will not be streamed and it will be an online event”

twitter.com/premierow/status/1

reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwa

South Korea is one of the few countries where having LAN tournaments is not a logistical nightmare (small country, good transportation system, most people live in a few cities)

Blizzard please

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Zombocom

staticsafe's personal Mastodon instance.