25 | he/him | Wiradjuri | Junior Vice President of generallyrubbish dot net

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Joined 7M ago
Cake day: Jul 07, 2022


I pretty much just use Kavin’s Piped instance (https://piped.kavin.rocks) over any Invidious instance now. While Invidious is able to download stuff when I don’t have access to NewPipe or yt-dlp, Piped just seems to work a lot better overall.

Invidious might be light, but it’s unlikely to ever have much more work done on it by anyone thanks to it being written in Crystal.

From what’s been shown of the only major AA Godot release I can think of (Sonic Colours Ultimate), the engine has some rendering chops about it but ultimately still lacks some creature comforts and general smoothness.

With the team talking streaming improvements in Godot 4, it seems like they’re taken some notes and making improvements.

For context, John Linneman’s coverage of the various Sonic Colours Ultimate ports.

Yeah, I wouldn’t put it past EA to forget that some of their developer acquisitions actually made and sold games.

But if Twitter users move over, will they like having to figure out the rules and politics of each instance they want to join or knowing that the administrators of those servers can read their DMs?

I wish people would stop bringing up how admins can read DMs on Masto. Yes, they technically can but 99.9% of them could not give a shit about what you’re DMing to other users. Until Elon implements encrypted DMs, Twitter staff can read your DMs too.

The concept of learning a new set of rules (which are mostly just “don’t be an asshole” and “don’t be a Nazi”) is a non-issue when your moderation team is actually made up of easily contactable people. If you don’t like the rules, you can easily migrate your account elsewhere.


LBRY (and subsequently Odysee) are just Peertube with extra, rather unnecessary steps. I hope all these sorts of projects that take something existing and load it with shitcoin nonsense crash and burn like LBRY has.

I’m glad Akkoma seems to be opposing all the freeze peach nuts who very much gave Pleroma the reputation for being the Mastodon of Nazis.

We need alternatives to Mastodon. MissKey is nice (although had major federation issues for me and was barely updated when I went to use it through YunoHost) and GoToSocial seems to be making decent progress but something lightweight like what Pleroma used to be would be nice (depending on how you see it) for self-hosters who just want to run their instance from a Raspberry Pi or a cheap VPS.

A lot of instances don’t like to be scraped for searchers, and they rightly shouldn’t be. Maybe as an opt-in option, but otherwise no thanks.

Oh, it’s just one of those God pages. I thought people stopped running those years ago when they stopped being funny (if they ever were to begin with).

It will always be the toot button in my heart (and because I mainly use Masto with Tusky on mobile, it still is).

Whatever happened to having a little fun? Posting a little toot now and then?

Unless you really can’t put more RAM in your machine, no.

Swap is fairly read/write heavy, and it’ll definitely eat into the the life of your SSD. SSDs already have a shorter lifespan than mechanical drives as it is so it’s probably in your best interest to prolong it.

Format your SSD in a flash-friendly format like F2FS if your distro supports booting from it, increase your actual RAM if you really need more RAM and avoid using swap off an SSD if you can really help it.

I thought scamming with Fortnite ripoffs had gone out of style. Seems not.

As far as a lot of Sony’s AAA and first party stuff, it was all fairly drab. Quite a bit on Xbox too, for that matter. Considering the sheer library available on the PS2, however, calling it all drab is doing a massive misservice to the system and a lot of the gen itself.

As far as genuinely good games went, the 6th gen gave us MGS 2 and 3, copious Tony Hawk games, DOA 2 and 3 (plus 4 on the 360), Burnout 3, Mercenaries, Blinx, the best of the Silent Hill series, arguably the best of the GTA series, some of FromSofts’s best non-SoulsBourne output (Otogi 1-2 and the Japan exclusive Metal Wolf Chaos we eventually got), Puyo Puyo Fever, the PSP Ridge Racers, Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio + Future, a good chunk of Xbox’s first/second party racers (Ralisport Challenge, Project Gotham Racing, Midtown Madness 3), those weird Simple Series PS2 releases that got localised, and those are just a few off the top of my head. I could probably go on and on (mainly because I forgot about the Gamecube).

I experienced most of these and more later on, as the family jumped from SNES to Win 98 to Xbox by about 2005. We eventuslly got a PS2 later on but still long after the hayday of the platform.

PS3 era being drab? I can totally understand. HD was the hot ticket item, and cinematic photo realism was usually done at the expense of performance and any real sense of style. Unreal 3 was big, but it had issues. The big push for HD “remasters” of games released 5-10 years back probably didn’t help either.

Trials in using blowflies and other flying insects to pollinate plants have returned some surprisingly good results.

In the odd event that certain species of bees do go extinct, the plants won’t be completely buggered.

This sounds like what you’re after.


I haven’t personally tried 8BitDo’s Ultimate Controller for myself but judging by their track record, I imagine it’s pretty good.

Native clients are nice to haves and are great for weird old GPUs that don’t support Vulkan, but as you’re saying they’re probably pointless in about 95% of cases since most people run systems capable of running Proton with DXVK.

Still, there will probably come a time when Microsoft drops Windows 10 support and vendors making software for Windows 11 will be forced to opt into some of the security virtualization features Win 11 offers that could cause issues for Proton. The GPU virtualization features could be overcome with native Vulkan support, but some of the memory virtualization and potential future measures may warrant the existence of native Linux clients.

Last time I checked, Mercenaries 2 didn’t work properly online anyway. PS3 version checks for the online server on startup, can’t connect then crashes (at least it did last time I tried it).

Ubuntu always felt kinda corporate and rubbed me the wrong way. Never really been a fan.

I gave Ubuntu MATE a go on my GPD Win 2 since it was the only officially supported distro available. All the weird little software bugs and issues, plus them discontinuing support for some of GPDs devices, did little to make me like it more over time.

the 5 nazi shithead horsemen of the apocalypse

all together, they’re practically a red flag the size of texas

Is there really a point to having ChromeOS on overly powerful x86 hardware? It always seemed like an OS that worked best on cheap ARM chipsets since everything was web and Android.