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@melroy@kbin.melroy.org

Software Engineer & DevOps Architect. Mbin contributor (and creator of the fork).

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You can just use fediverse (eg. kbin) to upload your image directly, without any of those instances?

/kbin project management costs, financing, future plans (kbin.social)

I wrote the first line of code for /kbin on January 14, 2021. Around this time, I started working remotely and decided that the time I used to spend commuting to the office would be devoted to /kbin. Throughout this entire period, /kbin has been a hobby project that I developed in my free time. It was also when Lemmy started...

kbin.social lifecycle: from 181 unique visitors to 2.9M in three months.
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I fully agree. I understand the fediverse is new for most people, but we want to encourage decentralization. @debounced @ernest

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@mizzyc basically we are doing all phases at the same time 😜

@ernest @phareous

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@Helldiver_M only rainbows and sunshine!

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Maybe this was also how the internet was intended.

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@Naja_Kaouthia why are everybody still using imgur.com there is no need for this!?

Remember it's not reddit.

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Imgur is blocking VPN, tor and alike. You don't do people a favor by using this 3rd party service.

@harmonea
@Naja_Kaouthia

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I'm aware of that.

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Think about all those people that really need that cat image! ♥ 🐱 ♥

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@Countmacula if was indeed causing a lot of frustration, questions and on the server side: also technical issues with the message queue etc.

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Hate emails and threads are never OK. In their defense, what happened during the COVID-19 lock downs wasn't OK. How we treated each other was not ok. How we excluded and refused people just like that was not ok. And how the government could wield so much power was just scary to watch.

Rent off.

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That being said.. Please don't thread each other. Don't sent hate emails or any other form of hate or harassment to anybody. The governments have already managed to divide us too much.

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l'm not an anti vaxer. I however couldn't take the vaccine due to my illness. But there was no room for those exceptions. I was threaded horribly within my country (Netherlands).

For example, I couldn't even sit down and order something to drink on very very hot day.

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I want to believe you. See also my comment below.

I rather don't like to go further in detail. I just closed this topic for myself.

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Kbinicons Part 3 is here: 19 EU flags in two different styles each + a psd file to generate small instance logos for separate kbin instances (kbin.social)

Hi everyone, I’m back with another kbin icon pack. This time it’s flags for 18 EU countries (the non-fancy ones) + an EU flag. So 38 icons in total. All icons come in two styles: semi-transparent/glassy and opaque metallic. I also made a simple instance logo generator....

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@fearout Hi again :). Please rotate the blue, white, red colors into red, white,blue and you have the Dutch flag. haha. Thanks ;)

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@fearout
@cnk No worries. Now the French and the Dutch flags are the same.. Officially the lines go from top to bottom instead of left to right, but I digress.

Should we be using hashtags and mentions more? (kbin.social)

Edited below. I imagine many of us are here from reddit, where hashtags weren't really a thing and in many places mentions were actively discouraged (/r/politics I'm looking at you). However, since everything we post or comment on kbin (and lemmy) has the potential of getting federated on a mastodon server, which leans heavily...

/kbin logotype
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@PositiveNoise yes indeed you are exactly describing how kbin works now.

@effingjoe @laurens

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Well you just type .

And the hashtag is used across the fediverse for searchability and thus for spreading around across multiple instances and software, incl mastodon, kbin or a like.

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I'm waiting for the FairPhone 5 to be honest.

lemmy.ml is no longer shadowbanning kbin. (lemmy.ml)

Apparently one of the lemmy.ml admins was overzealous in banning all User-Agent strings that contained the word "bot". Bans were entered for all of the individual strings containing that word which were observed in their webserver logs, which impacted kbin's reported agent of "kbinBot"....

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Took way too long to get this addressed. But thanks you for solving this issue. There were the strangest stories going around on why kbin was blocked.

Twitter traffic is 'tanking' as Meta's Threads hits 100 million users (www.cnbc.com)

Meta’s new text-based social app Threads has quickly gained 100 million users since launching last week, which appears to be negatively impacting traffic on Twitter. According to web analytics, Twitter traffic declined 5-11% over the first two days Threads was available compared to the previous week. Threads was able to grow...

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@trashhalo Nice, they can remove their API limits again? hahahha. Just kidding, Twitter is ded anyway. Just like Reddit.

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@kelvinjps
@trashhalo Yes, it is. Each Insta account automatically now seems to have a Meta account. And visa versa, it's a scam. You can't delete your Meta's Threads account, unless you delete your Instagram.

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I think it should be two different accounts all together. Opting-out on Threads should be as easy as opting-in.

But are you sure about opt-in? I heard people saying that they see users in 'suggested followings' section, which have an Instagram account but not a Threads account. But yet listed as suggested on Threads.

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@dragontamer correct. Maybe they don't have your credentials but only your session. Allowing to execute tasks that are available for admins within the admin panel or any other moderation tool on the site.

Kbin doesn't use custom emojis as far as I know. But it could potentially spread to any software that doesn't escape the content that is getting displayed. Whether the software is kbin, lemmy, pixelfed or mastodon. Or whether the content is a post, thread, comment or user name/ description to just name some options.

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@dragontamer seems like kbin is using markdown formatter/parser library on all the user input, and escape the data. So kbin shouldn't be effected.

OpenAI says it could ‘cease operating’ in the EU if it can’t comply with future regulation (www.theverge.com) Japanese

In addition to the possible business threat, forcing OpenAI to identify its use of copyrighted data would expose the company to potential lawsuits. Generative AI systems like ChatGPT and DALL-E are trained using large amounts of data scraped from the web, much of it copyright protected. When companies disclose these data sources...

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@stopthatgirl7 be aware you labeled this thread as japanese language. While it's all English actually!

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@minnieo @lavender @fearout Would you like to take a look at this ticket, if you feel inspired to work on it? https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/issues/671 Any help or ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance!

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@can I'm testing line breaks on kbin at the same time.

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@can seems to work fine here.

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After 30 Years, Linux Finally Hits 3% Market Share
https://linuxiac.com/linux-hits-3-percent-market-share/

Linux enthusiasts rejoice! After a long journey, according to StatCounter’s data, by June 2023, Linux has achieved a 3% desktop market share. Learn more about it here!

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Congratz!

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They measure it via user-agent strings of visitors visiting websites.

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Actually it's easy to spoof indeed, but then again. I do believe that most of this is correct.

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OK fair enough. But then again the statistics was already containing incorrect data from day 1. So when we compare relative numbers from 5 years ago with now, it should give us some inside. Right?

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@Very_Bad_Janet I think this is exactly how Twitter works now.. Well done Twitter, you killed yourself. I deleted my Twitter account, so I also don't have an account.

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@Alexmitter
@fearout presumably, either that or the load of kbin is too much, causing to many errors on their instance.

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Please also try out of kbin instances. To make it more decentralized.

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