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Ben πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί @benofbrown@octodon.social

Damn, Dark Souls on switch has been delayed. I was hoping to play it on a long train journey in June, going to have to get mario or something now :(

Morning Fediverse! Could it be that spring has finally sprung? Or am I going to have to keep the heating on for another week? Exciting times I know!

Nils Frahm - The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched from All Melody

Saw Nils earlier in the year, really interesting show, heartily recommend it if he's ever touring near you.

Ed Felton tweeted a few days ago: β€œOften hear that the reason today’s Internet is not more secure is that the early designers failed to imagine that security could ever matter. That is a myth.”

This is indeed a myth. Much of the current morass can be laid at the feet of the United States government, due to its export regulations around cryptography.

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The original version of Lux Aeterna is so much better than the Lord of the Rings version. Nicely understated and beautifully done.

Federated timeline seems a bit slow today? Are we having some sort of netsplit type scenario?

Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet - Summer Overture from Requiem for a Dream OST

Not listened to this for years, but heard some of this album in the background of a video and was inspired to fire it up.

#Debian, don't do this Show more

He concluced his article (titled "Mastodon will never be the next Twitter") with this:

"I suspect thousands of other Tooters (blech!) will soon do the same and Mastodon will lay down beside all other other fossilized social media platforms and fade from existence."

Since then, Mastodon grew to 1,300,000 users and 2,000 servers. This is why people bring him up today.

Wow, people seem to have got really upset that the Dark Souls remaster is exactly what they said it would be, rather than some fantasy version they made up in their heads...

TIL that setting GRUB_DEFAULT in Ubuntu without setting GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU=y does nothing, it'll use the latest kernel instead of the one you specify. Nice :S

Today is the only day that you can boost this.

What's happening with witches.town? I seem to have missed some info?

Cross-posting is marketing for the source platform, so you shouldn't be surprised I don't think Twitter to Mastodon cross-posting is beneficial to Mastodon.

Mastodon is a social network, and talking to each other is a big part of it. If someone has setup a cross-poster and left and never checks their notifications, it's pointless for us who are here.

Hi this is a great time to send your dollars and coins to @CobaltVelvet, who makes octodon work and keeps us all in line.

patreon.com/CobaltVelvet liberapay.com/CobaltVelvet/

'Multiplayer' is a dirty word

Wouldn't it be cool if more instances had a "recommended instances" or "friend instances" section in their /about/more?

Started the day with Firefox Nightly crashing on a code review in gerrit. Luckily there was an update available and it all seems good now.