Estudante de Engenharia Informática apaixonado pela área; algures em Portugal.

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Computer Science student, passionate about the field; somewhere in Portugal. instance administrator.

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Sep 10, 2021


The time you see a system’s weakness most clearly is definitely when stressing it in a real scenario. The goal is to improve further each time we get an influx of users :)

Hey, welcome! Thank you for your contribution to the network :D

As for discoverability, it is a problem yet to be properly solved. For now, I’d suggest making a launch post and share your communities in the many posts that have recently popped around (e.g

Definitely! There needs to be some improvements to user onboarding, it’s always one of the biggest painpoints with decentralized platforms.

I believe a spinner is more common for that (and I fact, is used somewhere else on the app).
In reality, I think the transitions are so fast in a lot of cases because all the data is already fetched (at least partially) so it doesn’t even hit the server. Not sure though.

mmm weird, I don’t know them. Here’s a video of it:

Well spotted, that completely flew past me hehe
Than you!

Sure, that is a valid concern, but maybe that could also be mitigated by making it pretty clear that you can interact with content on other servers just fine, even if you’re not from there. Perhaps a little note banner on the “Join Lemmy” page itself.

Regarding moving to another instance, that is not quite possible right now. There’s no way to properly move an account to another server, you’d just have to start from scratch with a new identity. In the future, it would be nice to have proper account migration, or at the very least a way to import/export account data.

The issue is that the “first move” advantage is quite real and the momentum gained by and can easily dwarf diversity on the network. Of course you don’t have to aggressively spread people out, but maybe the spotlight should be fairer, so to speak.

I think a light hearted /r/aww or /r/humansbeingbros would be quite nice to have.

Besides that, I have some specific game and tech subs I’d like to see.

My main focus on Lemmy, though, is to grow a Portuguese community, hence the instance :)

Yes! :)

You can organize your tabs into panels (little side tabs for tabs :P) and groups (collapsible tab folders for organization inside a panel). You can set colors, set containers, move to panels and windows. You can duplicate, unload, clear cookies. You can flatten trees and mute tabs. You can set up automatic snapshots to manage your sessions.

You get the gist, it’s super powerful.

I have been running a (unfortunately still low local volume) instance with a big federation pool for a while now, and resources are really manageable. CPU usage is almost non-existent (save for a few short spikes), pretty much always below 5% of my ~2GHz vCPU. RAM has never gone above 500MB, and typically sits around 250MB (mostly from postgres). Network I/O has never surpassed 50MB combined daily. Disk I/O is slightly higher, averaging at 40MB combined daily.

Overall, it’s really cheap to get a Lemmy instance up and running for you and some friends, and with the officially provided Ansible setup (and I believe there’s a Yunohost package as well), getting one operational is pretty easy.

Yeah, the statement was poorly made. The point of Lemmy isn’t to make money either way. Any financial contribution should be immediately put back into the community, i.e investing in infrastructure, in my opinion.

Yes, by quite a margin as well, I believe. It’s unfortunate, and the only solution is to make diverse instances and advertise them well :) The fediverse is better if the load is more evenly distributed across instances instead of having most users sit on a couple of instances.

Still a ways off, to be frank. Matrix is first and foremost a room-based chat platform, like Whatsapp, Signal or Telegram. It gives you the option to organize channels into spaces and subspaces, but they still lack the cohesion and first-party-ness of Discord servers.

Which was an Android-only feature already. It sucks that they’ve removed it, the long-hold action on the send button is now used for the scheduled send feature.

Might take a jab at working on that export/import feature for the backend this summer. It’s quite a crucial feature and with the new influx of users, it would definitely be a nice thing to squash.

In my experience, you have to find the community on web first (by searching in this case), before it appears in the app.

However, someone else (which you might not be seeing, since they are posting from an instance yours blocks) is saying you should search for and it should work.

Remote community discovery is definitely something Lemmy still has to improve in terms of UI/UX. maybe add some form of dedicated place to search for remote communities? Or maybe make the regular search endpoint understand more community formats, like !name@server, instead of just the URL.

Besides the typical privacy-oriented Firefox extensions, I love Sidebery. It’s by far the best tree-style tab add-on I’ve ever seen. Beautiful and powerful.

Another step closer to a great app :)

One of my main gripes with Jerboa is the odd and unnerving white flashing on every page change. What’s up with that?

That would no doubt be incredible! Slide is my Reddit daily driver, love its interface!

Yeah lemmur was pretty promising. It ran really badly on my previous phone (like all Flutter apps), but was quite decent on newer hardware.
It seems development was discontinued and the repo is now archived.

Second this! I find Jerboa still not quite there, and stick with the reliable and honestly pretty neat web app. Since it’s a PWA, you can “install” it like a regular app.

Always learning ;)
Hopefully reddit won’t take it down

Welcome to the fediverse!
Lemmy has a lot of potential, and with a bit more momentum it can get even better :D

Yeah Jerboa still has some stability issues. For now, I’ll still hop between it and the regular web client, which honestly it’s quite alright for mobile.

Despite it not being available through, compact mode is still reachable at, and I find it even better than old reddit for mobile.

I’m looking forward to the release of Christopher Noland’s next movie. I enjoy his works and it seems this one’s gonna be a good one.

At the time I’m replying, it has already come out and I’ve have already been playing it, but I’m so incredibly excited about Tears of the Kingdom. It’s an absolute banger of a game!

In the tech word, I look forward to improvements in the Matrix protocol (that Matrix 2.0 presentation at FOSDEM really peaked my interest), as well as to the usual continuous updates and QoL improvements to a whole lot of FOSS I use every day, and with special excitement to KDE 6!

That’s a nice one! Would love to see more powerful GPUs inside framework laptops. Would most likely be my next machine :)

Revolt is an amazing project and has a lot of great energy behind it, but one must not forget the issue that is scale. Discord is absolutely humongous, serving millions of concurrent users with pretty good performance overall. I’d love to see Revolt reach such userbase, but realistically, two 2nd year CS students are unlikely to get there. For a platform to reach such volume there needs to be money, which is likely to come with strings attached. Though what you say is true – Revolt has strong open-source roots while Discord has always been a VC fueled company, so I’ll keep my hopes hehe

Regarding Nitro, I agree it is a bit too much, but I actually think a subscription of sorts with bigger upload limits, streaming quality and so on (the original point of Nitro) is a pretty nice model to sustain a platform since it helps cover the cost of all needed infrastructure. Of course, Discord Nitro has since gained a lot of extra fluff and nothing impedes Discord from both selling a subscription and our data (which they’re likely to do), but the premise is quite reasonable.

kekw Gotta love the classics hehe

Like others have said, on Discord the data rests entirely on their servers, without E2EE (so completely visible to them). They claim not to sell any data to anyone on their privacy policy (at least last time I checked, might not be up to date), and if you believe that (which isn’t entirely unreasonable, though I’d find it unlikely) the platform is probably more decent than the other giants. It also lets you browse communities without a real account (you can just open the browser app with a guest temporary account by just giving a name), which is really neat for exploring certain communities, as you were saying.

Now, I’d like to add a couple of points.
First, it’s easy to dismiss this because of the general anti-privacy stance regarding Discord, but it is absolutely undeniable that they have the absolute best platform to run and manage an online community based on chats. They have, in my opinion (and I’ve tried nearly every platform that is remotely known), the best implementation of text and voice channels, reactions, roles, onboarding, events, statistics and bots as well. Guilded was (is?) an excellent platform in terms of features as well, but they lack the massive network effect Discord carries, which is another undeniable big factor. As much as I dislike it, the network effect is really strong and, in my experience, with exception of very close friend circles and generally privacy-oriented folks, realistically adopting other alternatives is really tough.
Second, the corporate feel you mention is a bit lost on me. Certainly they are not as down-to-earth as some community-run projects can be, however they are visibly better than similar platforms like Slack.

Why all this? Am I a Discord shill?
Quite far from it. I don’t like them, nor do I hate them. Hate is a pretty strong word which unfortunately is thrown around quite a lot in topics as this one. Discord is really not ideal from a privacy perspective but let’s not completely disregard its many merits. I find that more often than not, conversations in pro-privacy circles revolve around hating on companies and platforms and dealing with absolutes, but the truth is that privacy need not be dealt in absolutes. It’s all relative and dependant on each person’s needs, and failing to see that more often than not harms the whole cause and people trying to get in.

Anyways, went a bit offtopic, sorry for that. Rant over, I suppose.

I can’t seem to open those links, it says the job offer no longer exists? 🤔

More open hardware and firmware for sure.
Stuff like Fairphone and Framework are nice steps forward, but those ideals could be expanded to a lot of other electronics, like house appliances.
More open hardware and more community-driven repair hubs would go a long way to help reduce consumer electronics waste and actually help people save money.
But alas, those efforts will always be swimming against a very strong current.

Wonderful to see good movements forward in the spec!

This is not an official Rust site, as far as I’m aware. Still neat though!

What’s cooking on SourceHut? January 2022
cross-post from: > New update on sourcehut! > > Summary: > > - new staff (paid by NLNet fund grant) > - hut: a sourcehut CLI tool > -'s GraphQL API should land sometime this week > - GraphQL-native webhooks for should land before the next monthly update > - fixed bugs related to importing mbox files in > - fixed OAuth 2.0 bugs in > > See also: [[NLNet NGI Zero funding]]( and [[How does SourceHut's FOSS business model work?]](

What’s cooking on SourceHut? January 2022
New update on sourcehut! Summary: - new staff (paid by NLNet fund grant) - hut: a sourcehut CLI tool -'s GraphQL API should land sometime this week - GraphQL-native webhooks for should land before the next monthly update - fixed bugs related to importing mbox files in - fixed OAuth 2.0 bugs in See also: [[NLNet NGI Zero funding]]( and [[How does SourceHut's FOSS business model work?]](

Lemmy Portugal 🇵🇹 - A new public instance dedicated to Portugal and the Portuguese Language
Hallo! Making this announcement post here to let more people know that the instance is now opened! I had held back from making this post due to not having written some rules yet, but now that's in place. They still need some touch ups, and a more extensive Code of Conduct document has yet to be written, however, I'd like to get more people on board to get more feedback. So, what is this instance about? Anything related to Portugal, Portuguese, or any related community. We have some communities already set up, but anyone is free to create their own space :D Naturally, posts should be in Portuguese, and on-topic, but English posts are also welcome if they come from people wanting to learn about the community, culture, language and so on. I hope to help the Lemmy network by adding this new instance :3 Cheers!