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Hey there! I'm Somnius, a white tiger living in SF. I code websites, play indie & rhythm games, love all kinds of music, and turned vegan in the middle of this year.

Things I advocate for: furries, non-monogamy, sex positivity, gender identity, LGBT+ rights, democratic socialism.

All of you here inspire me so much with the amazing things you create. I have so much to learn!

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happy #FursuitFriday! asked me to invite everyone to join them for a 24 hour #fundraiser on Oct 3-4 ! It will be full of amazing stories from the field, Q&A, videos, and more! Tickets at #SnowLeopardStrong #ProtectSnowleopards #MightyTogether

Been playing, honestly, way too much of this game but I've been loving everything about it. The soundtrack is pretty spectacular, too!

In case y'all see any errors when using Merveilles during that time this might be the cause! But otherwise, keep on keepin' on :3

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DigitalOcean Systems Engineering discovered a bottleneck in our networking software stack. After the update, DigitalOcean hypervisors will be better able to handle higher network loads without network disruption.

The expectation is that most users will observe no impact, though some users with a sustained high-packets-per-second or high-throughput workload will see a small number of dropped packets.


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Hey Merveilles! Got a notice from DigitalOcean:

DigitalOcean will be rolling out a global software update to improve networking performance and stability on our hypervisors during the following maintenance window:

Start: 2020-09-14 00:00 UTC

End: 2020-10-02 00:00 UTC

There should be minimal downtime for Droplets on each affected hypervisor during the rollout.


To be fair I suppose I was trying to make a really weird setup work—using a bootcamped (running Windows) MacBook Pro to connect to an external GPU, which presents a host of its own problems. Even so, jeez. Having just one computer that works with everything is pretty impossible, it seems.

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I had a little adventure in Bootcamp for Mac this weekend—and by "adventure" I mean "a Sisyphean undertaking involving wiping and reinstalling Windows 5 times with 5 different OS versions to get my weird rig working that went nowhere after 3 days."

Hardware and software from different companies really are not encouraged to play nice with each other and I honestly think that's unfortunate. I'm able to get around this by having a separate machines, but yeesh. Financials, July 2020 

Hey all! Thanks again for the folks who voted on sending some cash to Devine & Rekka. I'm still thinking up a way to standardize voting on things we should spend money on in the future so that things aren't so ad-hoc. and let me know if you all have any suggestions.

The fires are making things pretty smoky out here in SF, and I hope everyone else in the Bay Area is able to stay safe and cool. Cheers, and keep on being your wonderful selves!

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Patreon: $97.27
OpenCollective: $22.72
Liberapay: $64.14
Ko-Fi: $47.12

Total: $231.25

DigitalOcean: $53.00
Money for Devine & Rekka: $431.80
Stripe Fee: $0.02

Total: $484.82

Income to Date

Costs to Date

Money left over

Very glad I have air filters and an air conditioner, it's getting real smoky out here >.<

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The images on my portfolio are pretty, uh, huge. That's the only other thing I might adjust if I come back to this again x3

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Just spent the evening doing tiny config updates to and I got perfect Lighthouse scores for both of them after I was done! :D

Updated to use HTTP/2, GZIP, compressed a couple super large images, and made a few accessibility updates. I was most of the way there, these websites are static anyways!

I can see several reasons for not wanting to do this—one of which being that this is the community's money, and there should either be a more formal way of deciding how that money gets spent and/or it should perhaps _only_ be spent on community-wide things like server costs, events, zines, etc. Those reasons are valid!

What do you all think? What would you like to see from this?

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Hey there Merveilles! You voted, and it looks like an overwhelming majority (79/80) voted to send this over to help @neauoire and @rek. Thank you, that has now been sent over! :D

It looks like one person voted "no"—if you feel up to it, please get in touch with me via DMs! Whatever your reason may be, I'd like to know how I can help or if there's any way I can address the concerns you have.

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so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times

but i am delighted to announce

somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing

and They're Good, Folks

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Hey Merveilles! Just started a poll that I linked in our announcements, please check that when you have a moment—and if you have any comments about that or suggestions, absolutely feel free to reply to or DM me!

Welcome to Mastodon version 3.2.0, Merveilles! :D

Here's the changelog if you're interested: Financials, June 2020 

Patreon: $103.02
OpenCollective: $0
Liberapay: $0
Ko-Fi: $4.48

Total: $107.50

Infrastructure Costs
DigitalOcean: $53.00

Total: $53.00

Donations to Date

Infrastructure Costs to Date

Money left over


It's been a pretty quiet month for me personally. I hope you all are doing as well as you can and that you're staying safe and healthy.

I'll be running a poll soon for what to with our income, stay tuned! :3

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.