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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!

Merveilles meta, updates via different account 

Hey folks! From now on, I'll be posting the Merveilles expense reports and server updates via @maru instead of through me. That way, there's a more clear split between my personal posts and posts specifically about the instance. Please follow that account if you'd like to see further updates! 🖤

Merveilles.town Financials, August 2021 

Here's our Trello board btw: trello.com/b/kGZUUev9/the-town

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Merveilles.town Financials, August 2021 

Income
Patreon: $105.55
OpenCollective: $2.54
Ko-Fi: $18.14

Total: $126.23

Costs
DigitalOcean: $53.00

Total: $53.00

Income to Date
$3636.48

Costs to Date
$2460.90

Money left over
$1175.58

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It's the end of the summer, and days are starting to get cooler. I'm settled into my house, and I can finally get started on our Hometown migration! Check out the Trello for more info, and I'll keep you updated on when that will happen. Cheers, all <3

The desk setup in my house is all coming together now!

A few weeks ago I built a pretty nuts computer for games, that's on the left. On the right is my setup for work. It's been real nice having those separate spaces!

Also: zoom in on the bottom of the window for a surprise :3c

Merveilles meta, updating instance (no downtime) 

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Merveilles meta, updating instance (no downtime) 

Awright, welcome to 3.4.1 everyone! ✨

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Merveilles meta, updating instance (no downtime) 

Hey folks! Going to be updating from Mastodon 3.4.0 to 3.4.1 rq, should be no downtime. I'll let you know when we're all good!

Updated my profile pic & background to use the Jonathan Vair Duncan image I commissioned!

It's the same tiger here, though. Just a new "face". :3

Merveilles.town Financials, July 2021 

Had a nice relaxing vacation but work and house stuff has me a bit bogged down, appreciate all your patience on incoming potential updates 🖤

I wish all of you well!

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Merveilles.town Financials, July 2021 

Income
Patreon: $110.84
OpenCollective: $2.56
Ko-Fi: $13.24
Liberapay: $50.17

Total: $176.81

Costs
DigitalOcean: $53.00

Total: $53.00

Income to Date
$3510.25

Costs to Date
$2407.90

Money left over
$1102.35

Merveilles.town Financials, June 2021 

Income
Patreon: $103.00
OpenCollective: $2.54
Ko-Fi: $8.98

Total: $114.52

Costs
DigitalOcean: $53.00

Total: $53.00

Income to Date
$3333.44

Costs to Date
$2354.90

Money left over
$978.54

nsfw? there's a butt, beware 

Amazed at how well this commission turned out! This is art of my tiger by Jonathan Vair Duncan (jonathanvair.com/).

It means a lot to have a commission done by them, since they put a lot of effort into "why" they do art as well as "how". They also helped my fiancée feel super welcome at the first furry convention she ever went to.

The way I see it, this is an image of me building my way to a better future for myself.

food 

Ingredients:

Mixed greens, salt & pepper, fried tofu (extra firm), pan-fried vegan sausages, dried cranberries, apple chunks, pita chips, a dash of lemon & lime juice, and some vegan ranch dressing.

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food 

Made some salad! Salads are so simple but they taste real nice when put together.

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As always, if you have a friend that you think would be a good fit for the community, just let @somnius and I know and we'll send them an invite code.

:merveilles:

Make sure to send them our instance rules beforehand:
github.com/merveilles/The-Town

work, vent, - 

Really need to rethink what I'm doing at my day job I think. A couple weeks ago my heart rate spiked so high when sitting down my watch alerted me, and the stress levels have kept up that high ever since.

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arabic is a cursive language so the space between connected letters is generally arbitrary. something that survived into typewriters and even digital arabic in a limited capacity is the ability to extend words. for example

طول
طـــول
طــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــول

are all the same word. here's the same trick on the erika.

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I just wrote about a homemade doorbell I recently built. Includes a big slight towards non-free software and corporate surveillance :P

buzzert.net/posts/2021-05-09-d

Merveilles.town Financials, May 2021 

Of course, please send feedback and questions about that my way, I"m very open to hearing what you all think!

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.