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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! Financials, December 2020 

Small thing: the Patreon income is a bit inflated this month because the October-November report only included October's income! If you're curious, we received $90.15 for November and $90.60 for December via Patreon.

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It's been… quite the year. In spite of that, Merveilles has been a wonderful refuge from the horrors of the world.

A huge thank you to everyone on the instance, donor or no, for continuing to make this space the best corner on the internet.

If you have anything you'd like to see me focus on this year, or have any feedback for how things are being run, please let me know!

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Patreon: $180.75
OpenCollective: $50.11
Liberapay: $0
Ko-Fi: $28.20

Total: $259.06

DigitalOcean: $53.00

Total: $53.00

Income to Date

Costs to Date

Money left over

I miss listening to more intense electronic music—anyone got any good gabber/hardcore they've been listening to lately? :3

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We're getting started with the Merveilles Book Club! :D

- uspol 

I'm a person who helps run a mastodon instance and I'm only just now realizing that I have a doomscrolling problem.

Today of all days greatly exacerbated it, thanks to group chats with friends and the birdsite, but wow I need to take a step back from things. I think I need to scroll through books instead of social media or SOMETHING so that I can properly rethink how I use these platforms.

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Sorry, I was out for lunch.

Members of this instance, use cw uspol to discuss the current events.

Also, to keep our local feed somewhat useable to others, you don't have to make everything public, use "unlisted" for things that aren't an invitation for a discussion, are sarcasm, or shitposting.


@stephen Thanks a ton for those CSS changes! Those are now merged & deployed.

Put up this pull request on the merveilles-town fork:

This way, I'll be able to keep track of PRs in a much better way, without dealing with all the noise of every single update Dependabot pings us about.

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Well then! I was going to post an expense report for the past month but the Simple bank login service is down D:

Regardless, I hope you all have a much better new year than 2020. Very excited to say goodbye to this shitshow of a year.

Nice, we're now officially on Mastodon v.3.3.0! (Though the indicator at the bottom says 3.3.2? weird!)

Anyways, enjoy all! Looks like we have a UI issue that needs adjusting with replies on the web client, but things seem to be running smoothly. Let me know if you see any issues!

Okay, I think I have things all set up for the Mastodon v3.3.0 upgrade, Merveilles! There should be no downtime, but there may be a few hiccups here and there. Our DB is backed up, the changes have been merged, so we should be ready to go in just a moment.

Cheers, y'all! :D

Hoo boy, it looks like the upgrade process to Mastodon v3.3.0 is a bit involved, so I'll have to take this one a bit slowly. There are some exciting features packed in here though!

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Welcome to Mastodon v3.2.2, Merveilles! :D

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Our instance just turned 2 years old!

Just as a tiny bit of history. Merveilles comes from a little IRC channel from many years ago to bring together a few people who played a small MMO with that same name.

Eventually we realized that a bunch of us had similar interests and started to build things together like Waiting for Horus, Paradise, etc..

I've got to meet lots of amazing folks working on incredible things through this. And, I love coming here.


Er, to clarify: Merveilles as The Town, on Mastodon, has officially been around for two years. The Merveilles group has been around for much longer, before I knew it existed. So cheers to the lovely folks hopping on IRC that really got this group started 🖤

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Yooo I missed the actual day, but Merveilles has officially been around for over 2 years!! :merveilles:

Thanks for helping create such a lovely space, y'all :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.