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Hi mastodonians(?) I'm Renato, I'm an Italian living and working in Switzerland, I'm a sysadmin/devop by trade, I dabble in game design and like to think and talk about games. And hobby models. And food. And language and languages. And tech.

And a boatload of other stuff.

Check out my game A Scoundrel in the Deep that I wrote with my friend Flavio where you tell stories and play with (literal) fire:

and get it PWYW at PayHip

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Mongolian throat singing on the Obwalden mountains (bonus cow bells in the background).

That is all.

You’ve heard of serverless cloud architecture :meowtired: :blobcatsleep:

Now, get ready for… 🥁🥁🥁

:blobcheerL: Cloudless server architecture :blobcheerR:

We’re offering features you thought you could only dream of:

Hardened database security: Databases don’t have to be exposed to the network thanks to the wonders of On-System Databases™ and Unix Sockets™, hardening security tenfold!
Latency-free database connections: As if that wasn’t good enough, On-System Databases™ allow you to dramatically reduce latency by bypassing the need for pesky network connections!
On-Demand Web Worker Process Spawning™ using the Common Gateway Interface™
Bare-Metal Access™ to On-Server Storage™ for unparalleled Read™ and Write™ speeds
Predictable costs: No more surprise bills. Pay only for what you specify! Our patent-pending Hardware Limitations™ automatically throttles your cloudless server if you reach capacity
Documentation: tired of trying to navigate through the jungle of outdated and incorrect Azure or AWS documentation? Don’t fret! Operating systems are documented by the most dedicated gangs of nerds you can find on freenode!

Finally reunited, after preorder stumblings and 2 different paths through several countries.

Coin Check!

A small glimmer of hope and good in stressful times.

At first, there was yearning. Undirected, just a feeling something was missing. Later, those who felt this lack strongest raised their voices, and called, sang. When the call was strong enough, I came to be.
No, I do not cause werewolves. They caused me.
- Statement by the Moon
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Hello, you Beautiful Nerds! It arrived!

Impressive book, at a first flick through: most stories I remember from podcast episodes, condensed in a 3-pages-max format... perfect to pick up and read one or two anecdotes/facts after dinner :)

Shot in the dark: is any of you nerds on kernel 5.9? Maybe even on a Ryzen9 Asus Zephyrus G14?

'cause I am, and after a couple of hours of wrestling most stuff works OK; my only gripe at the moment is that my bluetooth mouse doesn't seem to reconnect. It works perfectly the first time, then after reboot it's still in the registered devices, but is not getting reconnected.

Minor thing, I'm using it via 2.4ghz radio dongle, but hey.
(I'll try mainline 5.9.1 soon)

(boosts appreciated)

Random Masto appreciation post: the "delete and redraft" function is SO HANDY!

I think it does everything the fabled "twitter edit button" would do, without the predatory "change the content keeping the likes/retweets" an edit would enable.

Typo? Delete and redraft. If there were boosts you'll lose them, but that's the right thing! Most edits are after a few seconds anyway, aren't they?

Who has two thumbs and just spent most of their Units on a flying chonker?

This game continues to be stupidly pretty in such an effortless way... it's not like I hunt for Photo Mode shots. I actually only share like 1/5 of them, or less.

Almost every screenshot could be a 70s book cover, or a wallpaper, or both.

Regular reminder - Participating in social #protest? Consider having your mobile devices switched off, in airplane mode or leave them at home to avoid being caught in dragnet #surveillance.

Keep them off on - the complete journey -before and after. If you must use your mobile, be diligent in your efforts to protect your #privacy:

- Encrypt your device
- Have it pin-locked
- Disable #biometric logons
- Disable #Bluetooth
- Disable location services
- Know your attack surfaces


"Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better"

Tracking prevention is hard. See also: "Do Not Track" ended up being used as a signal for fingerprinting.

The EU Court of Justice took a step toward protecting the right to privacy with a new ruling that limits mass surveillance by intelligence agencies. We encourage Switzerland to maintain its reputation for privacy by advancing a similar measure. Learn more here:

Uh @kensanata it looks like you replied to my post on, and I do still get a notification email, but in the meantime I migrated there on fosstodon (and let's hope it sticks, we'll see) so I don't receive that notification here.

This federation stuff is smart but also generates a lot of noise and confusion I'm afraid.

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