Introducing Tootpick, an easy to use "share with Mastodon" link target https://reddit.com/r/Mastodon/comments/z5pn09/introducing_tootpick_an_easy_to_use_share_with/
Just found FicHub, a site for downloading fanfiction off various sites. Was also delighted to discover that the entire project seems to be open source. I'll be testing this with VoiceDream; I suspect that since I have to deliberately click a link to download the resulting epub, it will work better than some other similar projects. https://fichub.net/
#Music share from a random country:
After Guinea's independence in 1958, the government purchased instrument's such as electric and bass guitars, keyboards, trumpets, saxophones, etc. for the state-sponsored dance bands that were tasked to embrace Guinea's musical heritage, but also modernise it for the new post-colonial era.
This is Waraba (lion) by Bembeya Jazz National. They are one of the most famous dance bands from Guinea. They don't really play jazz, as their name suggests, but in an African context this just means new modern music fusing many elements, which does include jazz.
Anytime I listen to Bembeya Jazz I'm particularly struck by the skills of their guitarist, Sekou "diamond fingers" Diabaté, whose tonal clarity and innovative percussive melodic playing is quite something; so keep an ear out for it.
For the next random country we're apparently staying in Africa, but moving east towards #Congo 🇨🇬, more specifically the Republic of the Congo, which should not be confused with its neighbour the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
If you're hearing a lot about the fediverse these days, you should know: Mastodon is not the whole fediverse and the fediverse is not simply a Twitter replacement. The fediverse is an entire ecosystem, built on something called ActivityPub. Learn more: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/11/leaving-twitters-walled-garden
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Nintendo Switch natively runs on Apple M1 without translation https://blog.ryujinx.org/the-impossible-port-macos/
The sad part is someone even submitted sound effects in the issue. But they were never added.
Here's an enhancement issue for MetaText on GitHub that I think is worth putting in. Give it a like or something.
I think It needs an option to change the notification sound from the default TriTone.
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I don't know if it's just me, or what. But some people on #Mastodon should have their boost functionality disabled. My home timeline's like 75% boosts, and a lot of them I don't care about.
I'm a 30 year old blind guy in college, currently studying Computer Science.
I like music/TV, hanging with and making friends, tech and gaming among other things.
A fun, happy little Mastodon/Hometown instance.