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After yeeeaaaars of being in the furry fandom, I'm finally getting a reference sheet of my tiger-self!

I always liked the idea of fursonas since they allow a lot of introspection and play with your identity and sense of self. Somnius is an idealized version of who I want to be and it's really exciting to work with an artist to solidify the details about them. It's like they're finally becoming alive! Plus, it'll be so much easier to get more art with myself or with friends in the future.

Problematic person in programming, racism, sexism 

We're reading through a chapter by Robert C Martin at my job and wow, he's got a laundry list of "yikes" stuff associated with him:

His programming advice notwithstanding, I'm tired of people in various communities being propped up who espouse these sorts of views.

Somnius boosted Financials, April 2022 

Patreon: $98.85
OpenCollective: $2.56
Ko-Fi: $8.96

Total: $110.37

DigitalOcean: $54.51
Fastmail: $51.50

Total: $106.01

Income to Date

Costs to Date

Money left over

Heh, that intro post of mine is a bit outdated, I need to redo it at some point!

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I have completed the hex map of merveilles!

Or at least my corner of merveilles.

Some cool folks have put together a music stream celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage month! If hanging out on Twitch is your thing, feel free to watch & toss them a donation :3

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Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

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Helped build a raised garden bed in my backyard this weekend! Got some herbs and other veggies, and they're set up with an auto-watering system too. Excited to see how these babies grow :D

Not entirely sure what happened here, but I ran some updates via apt update (which included updating the version of Yarn) and that seemed to fix things!

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Update: we are now officially on Hometown!!

Enjoy y'all, and see some of the new features available here:

Cheers, and enjoy! 🖤 :merveilles:

Gonna pause on the update for now, ran into an issue compiling assets.

Getting this error: ActionView::Template::Error: Webpacker can't find default.css in /home/mastodon/live/public/packs/manifest.json.

Looks like webpacker isn't compiling the default styles properly, might any Mastodon or Hometown-savvy folks know what's going on here?

Hrm, running into issues compiling assets. Getting the message:

ActionView::Template::Error: Webpacker can't find default.css in /home/mastodon/live/public/packs/manifest.json.

Has anyone on Hometown seen this error before? I am using a different theme than Mastodon's default for this instance. Looks like Webpacker can't find the right file to compile CSS.

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About to do the Hometown update!! See you folks on the new version soon :3

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Hey there Merveilles folks! Looks like updating to Hometown was a super smooth process, just needed to merge in the changes from Hometown to here. Now that the changes have been merged in, looks like I can just update that whenever, just like with the other Mastodon upgrades!

I'm planning to update the instance to Hometown this Sunday, April 3, 2022. There should be no downtime. Y'all ready to get the new features? :D

What a bug!

My personal websites were breaking because an optional Perl extension in nginx was breaking every time certbot went to renew my SSL cert.

It's bugs like this that make me want to run screaming into the ocean, lord.

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Buddhist monks are in fact allowed to use email

As long as there are no attachments

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