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  1. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    I've got a $5/month VPS from something in the OVH family of companies that's honestly overkill for my requirements (pretty much just messing around with python web stuff). Really nice to have it...

    I've got a $5/month VPS from something in the OVH family of companies that's honestly overkill for my requirements (pretty much just messing around with python web stuff). Really nice to have it available when I want to host something without having to deal with port forwarding and whatever else comes with self hosting. Last time I tried that, it was just a big headache getting everything to work, though I was also like 16 and trying to run a minecraft server on a laptop that could barely run singleplayer minecraft, so that likely contributed to the problems.

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  2. Comment on How do you read? in ~books

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    I download books on my phone and read whenever I'm not doing something else. Definitely one of my biggest time kills, and it'd be a lot harder if I had to carry all these books around physically.

    I download books on my phone and read whenever I'm not doing something else. Definitely one of my biggest time kills, and it'd be a lot harder if I had to carry all these books around physically.

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  3. Comment on Who was excited to pick a cool username? in ~tildes

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    Getting my first name as my username was probably ~60% of my motivation for getting that early invite. Did the same with voat before that went to shit.

    Getting my first name as my username was probably ~60% of my motivation for getting that early invite. Did the same with voat before that went to shit.

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  4. Comment on A mobile app for tildes? in ~tildes

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    Honestly the mobile webpage works fine for me, dunno what an app would even do differently. Everything loads quickly, everything is within thumbsreach, buttons are all big enough to press easily.

    Honestly the mobile webpage works fine for me, dunno what an app would even do differently. Everything loads quickly, everything is within thumbsreach, buttons are all big enough to press easily.

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  5. Comment on What drama is currently going down in the world of your hobby that the rest of us probably haven't heard about? in ~hobbies

  6. Comment on Getting back into reading in ~books

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    Same here. I've got about an hour commute with good traffic, so I just download a few books and spend the time reading. Kills the time pretty quickly and helps me not think about having to spend...

    Same here. I've got about an hour commute with good traffic, so I just download a few books and spend the time reading. Kills the time pretty quickly and helps me not think about having to spend at least two hours of my day just traveling (since honestly if I had an extra two hours each day, I'd probably spend the time reading anyway).

    Having books on my phone also makes it really easy to read anywhere. Five minutes here when I get somewhere early, ten minutes there while I'm waiting in line, etc.

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  7. Comment on What drama is currently going down in the world of your hobby that the rest of us probably haven't heard about? in ~hobbies

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    There's a new edition coming out for Pathfinder. Since Pathfinder was created as a reaction against a new edition of D&D, there is some consternation from the more grognardy people in the...

    There's a new edition coming out for Pathfinder. Since Pathfinder was created as a reaction against a new edition of D&D, there is some consternation from the more grognardy people in the community.

    Basically there's three sides, people who are cautiously optimistic, people who don't really care either way, and the people who think a new edition is completely unnecessary. For the optimists, the new edition is a way to iron out the wrinkles inherent to the system (Pathfinder was itself originally an ironing out of D&D 3.5e, but limited itself to remaining mostly identical) and eliminate some of the ludicrous rules bloat. For the pessimists, the new edition is apparently going to turn into D&D 4e/5e/insert least favorite RPG, and is just a straight up money grab by the company after they saw how D&D 5e exploded in popularity by attracting new players (as opposed to Pathfinder's original strategy of attracting players who just didn't like D&D 4e).

    To the people who don't really care, Pathfinder has literally a million books and they're not really going anywhere, so the only change is that no new books will be published. And even then, there's a bunch of third party publishers.

    Probably doesn't sound super dramatic, but it's about as heated as the Pathfinder community gets.

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