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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

(uncaptioned, feel free to help out with descriptions here, i'd appreciate it)

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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A month ago we held a virtual concert. On the moon. In your phone. With shader livecoding. Called HYPERSCREEN.

Finally sent out the Merveilles stickers! Might take a while, but keep an eye on your mailboxes for a black envelope, for those of you who I sent them to :3

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Hey Fedifriends! :tealheart:

I'm running a short research survey on Mastodon usage for a graduation paper on alternative social networks. Your input will hopefully help me introduce new concepts to media studies in Poland.

Please fill this survey and share with your friends, especially if you know some scholars involved in this topic!

Merveilles meta, invites, stickers 

That aside, sticker update!

I have all the stickers ready to go, but I'm still waiting on my order of stamps to come in. Once I have those stamps I can mail both the folks in the US and internationally.

As far as I can tell, this wasn't super expensive, definitely not to the level of the funding I received last month. I'll make a poll soonish that will help me figure out what to do with it!

Cheers, thanks y'all :3

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Merveilles meta, invites, stickers 

After a pretty negative experience today where a brand new user on the Town started spewing vitriol directed at folks from other instances, I'm going to leave the applications open, but I will not accept any further invite requests to this instance unless I personally know someone asking about it or someone else from Merveilles has referred a user to me.

It's difficult to filter out the bots vs genuine people, and I'd rather not have that experience again.

Aaaaand deployed! Enjoy y'all, let me know if you see anything weird-looking :3

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Hey all! Got an incoming pull request for the styles on here:

This should add more consistency to our styles on our public pages and on some admin settings, plus, we finally have a custom bookmark button! :D

A follow up on more details: checking in from the logs, it looks like Sidekiq was unable to connect to Redis for some reason at around 8pm my time last night (4am UTC). I'm not entirely sure why this happened, but I'll try to be more proactive about restarting services if I notice some things are broken in the future!

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Aha, I'm seeing some updates, looks like we're playing catch-up with posts from last night until now. It should take a little bit but things should be back to normal shortly!

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Looks like home timelines are taking a bit to update, I'm investigating.

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Looks like things imploded for a hot second, uh oh! We should be back now. Financials, May 2020 

For those of you interested, I created little stacked bar graphs of our donations and costs over time! Not sure if I'll make the spreadsheet for this public just yet though.

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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.