probably a very newbie-ish question for people who run web servers out there: how do you manage port numbers?
in my case, i'm running this activitypub node, along with a few websites for various projects, all on a vps, with nginx doing the routing between domains and the actual services
so far when i add a new service, i pick a "random" port number by just… thinking one up, and hoping it's not already used

there's got to be a better way, right?
just keep a document with used ports and their services?
or is there a tool that real sysadmins use?

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This is a new emoji I made for instances running the Hometown fork of Mastodon. If you're using anything other than the web ui to access your instance, afaik you can't access the "local only" posting option.

This emoji fixes that. With the current Hometown release, adding a custom emoji called local_only to your instance and including it in your toot will automatically post the toot as local only.

This allows you to use the local only functionality from a mobile app, for instance, simply by adding this emoji when you're composing a toot.

It is also designed to match the other accessibility emojis I've created, which can be found above in this thread.

Released under WTFPL, go nuts.

#Hometown #Emoji #Emojis #Emojo #Emojos #Accessibility

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i've got a little start to a campaign prepared for my players, i made a bunch of npc characters inspired by the cheesy feel of the "apex predators" in titanfall 2
"beatdown" betty is all about melee combat, a four-armed mech with thrusters and grappling hooks
"skull punt" jerry has a big 203mm cannon that fires custom artillery shells packed with scrap metal
"padlock" rosa is a massive chunk of metal and shields that can face-tank incoming fire

i fully intend to bring back upgraded versions of any of these npcs that survive to give my players some nemeses

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rant - video game industry - impostor syndrome

almost two years ago, a project i was a contractor and sole programmer on broke down, in part because of my adhd and mismanagement thereof

since then i've been hesistant to take on new contracts, deathly afraid i'll drop the ball again, unable to actually perform and deliver

but today i stumbled on this picture in my screenshots folder
on the left is the key art for the game, on the right the state of the game a couple weeks before it was dropped
the customer dropped the project, claiming to have fallen out with the artist (which explains the missing assets like particle effects, and also why i wasn't getting feedback regarding when ui assets would be available)
they also mentioned stuff about how the game didn't look the way they liked, the changelog for the last month of updates is all stuff about changing colours and tweaking camera settings and stuff like that, all these tiny, silly requests they were making

it's quite obvious to me now that they were stalling, because of their falling out with the artist, until finally they killed the project

it's strange to look back on this now, at the screenshots and the changelogs and realise that, yeah, this wasn't my fault

there's a weird ambiguity when changes are expressed in percentages
if i say "the population increased by 100%", it's obvious that i mean that the population doubled, because it wouldn't be an increase if the population was 100% of what it was before
but i just heard a stat reported as "increased by 600%" and i don't know if the current number is 6 or 7 times what it was before
i guess it means 7 times, given my "100%" example, but that makes things hard to parse, a "600% increase" means "multiplied by 7"
all this to say, i really don't like percentages in news reports, it feels to me like they're trying to sound precise and/or dramatic, and it does nothing to help understand the actual report

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accessibility, ableism

Inaccessibility isn't just a matter of discrimination, though discrimination underlies and defines these choices. Inaccessibility in itself disables people, more seriously and in more situations with more detriment than dictated by their medical conditions. People who can get around fine on their own on wheelchairs are disabled by the lack of ramps and elevators where they are affordable and feasible. People who'd be perfectly functional with dimmer lighting and less noise are made to suffer in spaces made artificially bright and noisy. People who can navigate websites with screen readers are excluded when websites are made opaque to screen readers. The inconveniences and exclusions are imposed by choice, not dictated by immutable physical reality.

food

looking for vegan junk food recipes, and it's crazy how many are just regular recipes with "dairy free cheese" and "egg free mayo" and like... whyyy?
that's the bit of the recipe i want help with, i want to learn how to make those
i already know how to assemble a cheeseburger, i don't know how to make decent cheese or burger meat substitute...

(if you want to pop in with recommendations, i'm not necessarily looking for substitutes, i'm really just looking for good, comfy food to fill up on)

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