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Cake day: May 28, 2021


There is Fedilab on the F-droid store that supports Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed and Friendica.

Thats all that I am aware of.

I’m going to have to look into this. Hopefully it also plays Castle master, which I believe runs on the same engine.I had that game on my Atari St and loved it!


I did this a few weeks ago, and should have done it years ago.

I had a HD full of movies but kept putting it off because I expected to have to set aside a day to install Jellyfin and figure everything out (I’m lazy… lol), but it only ended up taking about 10 minutes! I had zero issues with the installation.

Over the last few weeks I have been making small tweaks to how my collection is organized. I also installed the Roku apps on all the TVs in the house and the kids love it. Jellyfin is the way!


Screw that! Months ago I realized just how much I watch YouTube and how much of my time was wasted watching ads.

I bought a cheap tiny computer to use as a settop box. It hooks rght into my TV. Firefox + Ublock Orign and now i am watching YouTube ad free.

Since, I have set up Jellyfin on the same pc and have my hard drive full of movies streaming to all TVs in the house with a netflix like interface.

Seriously. Getting A small PC as a dedicated set-top box Is the best decision I have made in a long time.

These are some excellent sounding features! Can’t wait to try them out.


Those are some memories! I don’t really have an answer to your question but thought I would share some of my own experiences.

I remember toying around with edonkey 2000 back in the day, but it was slow and I had dial up. I don’t believe I ever tried emule.

Direct Connect was really interesting, but as you said, search was somewhat limited.

I think I enjoyed Direct Connect because it was like the thrill of the hunt. You never really knew what you were going to find. I remember spending hours just combing through people’s share folders and finding all sorts of crazy things.

I also remember there was a decent anime community on there. I remember downloading tons of it.

I personally had better results with Kazaa. I used it for a couple of years and then moved to Sharaza and Ares.

Sharaza was a good catchall that searched or utilized multiple networks like Gnutella, Gnutella 2, bit torrent etc. It replaced multiple p2p programs for me.

Ares had its own network, I believe. I remember being able to find tons of stuff on there that I could not find on other networks. I also liked the fact that it could have irc style rooms that you could set up, join, and share.

Ares was really unique and I would probably still be using it if Bit torrent did not fulfill my needs.

Having said all that. Emule sounds like it had some great ideas and it’s sad to see they were not developed further.

Thats quite a few different codes. Some, like HCCB, I had completely forgotten about.

My sentiments exactly!

I fear all we can really do is try to educate people and hope they change their ways. Unfortunately this is not realistic from what I have seen. I talked about it constantly and I’ve had absolutely zero success.

Now many of my family members start to buy or use something plastic when a perfectly good alternative is available to them. They look over at me and say ‘I hope this doesn’t make you mad…’

They are literally more concerned with what I think rather than the seemingly unavoidable outcome of their plastic addiction.

I was wondering the same thing. I was having issues with Lemmur and decided to log out and log back in. Unfortunately, when I log in it never fully loads. The circle just spins and spins and never logs me in. I even reinstalled the app but no luck.

It hasn’t been updated in months. It’s a shame as I thought it was an incredibly slick and aesthetically pleasing app. If it ever gets updated I’ll certainly come back, but in the meantime I’ll stick with the less slick looking but much more functional Jerboa.

I understand what you are saying. Echo Chambers are absolutely dangerous.

People need to be exposed to views that don’t necessarily align with theirs. That way they can expand their viewpoint.

Having said that, this is just one site among many. Not every website has to hold multiple views. Taking the internet as a whole, there are a variety of websites that people can get differing opinions and viewpoints.

Now that I think about it, it sounds good in theory but I know many far-right people that don’t attempt to look for alternative sources. They just keep delving down the same Rabbit Hole instead of looking for differing views. So you might be on to something.

Ha! Yeah. When said like that it does sound kind of funny.

I understand what you are saying, but this is to make it discreet. This way people don’t exactly know what it is until they scan it.

Basically I posted some flyers around work and got quite a rise out of everyone. When management found them they tore them all down.

There are QR codes all over the factory that I work at. So I wanted something that could blend in. Something that I could deploy on the back of stall doors in the bathrooms and on the sides of machinery and equipment that employees would discover over time and management would have a hell of a time finding them all.

Then when they think they have found them all I can go back and slap stickers on everything again.

My current QR code is linking to a telegram channel for employees to join, but I really wanted something with some permanence. So that’s why I was hoping I could encode information directly into a QR code and not just a URL.

What do you mean the opening text? Like the credits? All the animator names and stuff?

That is a decent amount of info. My issues so far has been the formatting of the text.

I downloaded a new camera app that is geared towards QR scanning. Someone suggested it in this thread. Perhaps it would have better results and fewer issues with formatting.

Thanks for the info!

That looks excellent!

It does not look like it is on the F-Droid store but I’ll check out your Google Play link. Thanks a lot.

Absolutely. That’s what I was getting at.

Being able to run down to my local postal Service and print out QR codes on stickers for next to nothing is much more realistic.

Whereas NFC or RFID would be more expensive, not as easy or convenient to replicate and the average person knows what to do when they see a QR code and that’s not necessarily true of RFID or NFC.

That’s just it though, it is very limited and has issues with even simple text. Tryp said in this thread that they had to download additional stuff in order to display the text in a QR code.

I had similar issues when scanning a text QR Code. Being a QR code, it opened my browser… Simple text was displayed in my search bar in linear fashion. So basic formatting of text to make an ASCII bar graph, for example is not possible.

Without basic formatting capabilities it’s almost useless for my purpose, unfortunately.

Think of a one-page flyer/poster JPEG that has textual information but also some bar graphs or pie charts to convey statistical information but discreetly disguised as a QR code.

All of the data would be contained in the QR code. This way it could work indefinitely… Rather than the QR code containing a URL and loading up a website so you don’t have to worry about the website going offline or being censored. Not to mention websites can be tracked back to the owner. There are digital footprints.

It appears that QR codes can do very limited textual information, but nothing to the scope of what I need.

That is something I had not considered.

QR codes could be deployed on stickers cheaply. This sounds like a more expensive endeavor, albiet an interesting one.

I don’t know much about in NFC or RFID. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the idea.

Awesome! Thanks for the in depth response and examples.

I’ll have to see if I can successfully decode your lemmy picture when I get home to my computer.

I learned alot today! Unfortunately I also learned that there are no ‘QR codes’ that can achieve the scope of what i wanted. 😭

Are you saying the people who scan the QR coad will have to manually convert the text back to an image?

Sounds cool, but perhaps not user friendly for others. Either way, I am on base64encoder.IO trying this out as we speak.


Looks like I’m having a similar issue to Tryp.

I found a program that lets me input text as a QR code but when it is scanned the text opens in the search box of my browser.

Everything is displayed in linear fashion and not organized as I type it.

That’s good to hear. I have seen plain text mention but have not I figured out how to achieve that. I have made several QR codes that link to URLs. Perhaps I need to try another program.

I was hoping for something a little more like a JPEG so I can put whatever I wanted into it, but worst case scenario sounds like I can go old school with plain text and ascii art. 🙃

Offline QR Code possibility?
Is there anything similar to a QR code that works offline? Say I have a flyer that I want to discreetly distribute and there is no internet. Is there something like a QR code that contains the data itself and not just a URL? This way someone with no data plan could scan the icon/code with an app and the unrecognizable bits and bytes from the icon/code would show up on their screen as a .JPEG of a flyer or something.

I remember regularly using multiple search engines back in the day.

I would use yahoo, altavista, hotbot and excite and get varied results depending on what I searched.

I have been using DDG exclusively for years with good result, but it appears I need to find a couple of other search engines to work into the mix.

Ha! Thats hilarious and amazing.

At least the all important question ‘Can it play Doom?’ has been answered.

I was thinking the same thing… I read the headline several times.

I vote for work reform name change.

Anytime I mentioned antiwork to someone, the first thought they had was lazy people not wanting to work and I would have to explain the movement. After explaining everything and making good points, they would just stare at me and then ask ‘why is it called antwork’?

The work reform name explains itself. And who wouldn’t want to improve and reform their workplace. Its instantly much more relateable.

Gmork, the wolf that helps The Nothing from The Neverending Story. Represented by a modified Lone Wolf logo.

This should have been done much earlier. Better late than never I suppose.

One piece of a much larger puzzle. Not a very big puzzle, nor a difficult one. But, ya know, muh personel freedumb…🙄

So happy for them!

It was looking bleak, but they did it!. Too bad for Kelloggs. I hardy ever bought anything from them before and they have ensured I will not in the future.

Up to $15.00 an hour including tips!?!?

If tips exceed the $15.00 maximum per hour they will be boxed and shipped directly to the CEOs doorsep. He’s gotta get that 3rd yacht somehow.

Seriously though… ridiculous and infuriating.

Awesome way to advertise this movement/strike!

I have already done most of my shopping and will be participating in this.

I was wondering how I could help spread the word and this looks to be a great solution for me.

Thanks for posting!

Count me in!

I try my best to avoid buying from them regardless of the month… Having said that, kitkats are my weakness. Lol.

Having a healthy dose of skepticism is always a good thing. It leads to asking questions and hopefully getting answers when applied EQUALLY to both sides of the argument.

The issue here is that you are looking for AFFIRMATION rather than INFORMATION.

You took the exact words out of my mouth!

Before I joined Lemmy I checked out Aether for a couple of months and I had the exact same take away.

Interesting project with lots of potential ruined by its users.

Lol. Same here and when I try to explain this to people it usually falls on deaf ears.

I’ve never heard of this but it seems really cool.

I tried a few searches and everything its pulling up looks like late 90s internet. I love it. Its all personal, small, niche or passionate fan websites.

Its a nice way to filter out all of the big media, corporate, etc. Websites that usually clog my searches.

I can totally see myself using this on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing!

I remember having my game cube, a wavebird controller and a small 9 inch tv with handle.

It went everywhere with me. I would go to a friend’s house and plug it in in the corner of the room. With my wave bird controller there were no cords to worry about.

Those were good times! Nothing but gaming days on end.

Another antenna pod user checking in!

For me, it’s ‘almost’ perfect and after adjusting some of the settings, I can’t imagine ever needing to use another podcast app.

I like to listen to the Privacy, Security and OSINT show.

OMG!!! Not what I expected, but Maggot Wind sounds great. Solid late 90s hard rock. With Dombroski on vocals and Ellefson rocking the base this will be something special.

I absolutely love this move. Its such an iconic and unique looking film.

Fantastic score, gorgeous locations and sets. Its one that, for me, never gets old and is a blast from start to finish. Also Liam Neeson in an early charismatic role.