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April - This Month in

This month, engine development picks up with regular meetings, NodeCore gets a 24/7 livestream, and the Minetest Blog is now official!

blog.minetest.net/2022/05/08/A

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Another plane has rolled onto the tarmac from Apercy’s hanger. The PA28 is a small passenger plane that can fit up to 4 passengers. Like all the other planes, it is paintable too!

Read more updates at blog.minetest.net/2022/05/08/A

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has reached 10,000 commits! A commit is a change to the code, and could be a feature, bug fix, or maintenance change

It works out to be 72 commits per month, on average, since Minetest was first started

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My 2021 #PixelArt gallery wound up quite nice, so I have several pieces to share! Let's start with a landscape inspired by a real location from my childhood.

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Mastodon is cool but it lacks my favorite feature from birdsite which is the timeline jumping as soon as your eyes see an interesting post that you'll never find again

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We have now collectively gained 112,413 monthly active users in the last few days, and 149,720 compared to the end of March. That's a 62% increase. Total now at 384K MAU across Mastodon.

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I remember one of the things that motivated me to look into the state of decentralized social media (and ultimately begin working on Mastodon) in 2016 were talks that a controversial billionaire might buy Twitter.

New blog post: Developing ContentDB - a writeup of how 's content repository was created

blog.rubenwardy.com/2022/03/24

Behind the scenes (sorry for bad soldering, I need a helping hand)

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5.5.0 release candidate: forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.p

Please help by testing it. As we've moved to our own Irrlicht fork, it needs to be tested on a large variety of platforms.

If you're a game/mod author, then please make sure your games/mods still works on Minetest 5.5.0

The LUX (light) sensor I use is a breakout that doesn't have a case. I don't want the light sensor to be exposed, so I think I'll add a cut out to the top and seal it with clear plastic. I'd need to move the temp/humid sensor for that

Although, one issue with that is the light sensor isn't where the leaves are, and is occluded by the pot

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I've made a plant monitor, to measure soil moisture, temperature, and humidity. I'll adding light intensity soon

This is the first time I've made a 'permanent' circuit, using stripboard. The soldering is a bit dodge but it's functional. The case is 3d printed

Some people get validation through social media, I get validation through how many cats stop and come to me when I pspsps

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