Dang. I know I haven't been using mastodon much lately, but I'm really bummed to see cybre.space closing.

Gotta find a new instance. Anyone got recommendations for cool tootzones?

Anyone happen to have suggestions for another tech-minded instance that I could jump to?

Cybre felt like such a nice place for that, but the announcement of the instance gradually shutting its doors has made me feel the need to migrate to a similar (Is that even the word I'm looking for?) kind of instance.

I wish academic papers were all freely available and in EPUB format.

Jesus Christ if you look at this art AI thing

textual-inversion.github.io/

the galaxy stuff in the "Learning to represent styles" section takes its input from a deviant art artist who died of cancer.

I've never been a fan of copyright but oh my god this is depressing.

Last night I discovered that Garfield doesn't even have a website anymore. It just redirects to Nickelodeon's page.

hey
hey
wake up
wake up
did you know that "WireGuard" and the "WireGuard" logo are registered trademarks of Jason A. Donenfeld???
no?
now you do

Anyone happen to have suggestions for another tech-minded instance that I could jump to?

Cybre felt like such a nice place for that, but the announcement of the instance gradually shutting its doors has made me feel the need to migrate to a similar (Is that even the word I'm looking for?) kind of instance.

what masto instance should I use as my backup? (don't really want to self-host mastodon)

Here at CouldFair, we don't discriminate against our customers.

We pledge to plant one tree in the Amazon rainforest, for every murder facilitated by our services.

This way, we can have a net-positive impact on society, while still maximising revenue!

cybre.space end 

ahhh... its sad to see this place go but i applaud chr for fighting so this place could live for as long as possible. if anyone has any recommendations for a place where i can move into that'd be nice

P.S. I will deeply miss being able to tell people my handle is "@cybre.space".

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Silly posting aside, I want to thank the Cybrespace staff for all their hard work, I will miss this place and I'm sad to see it go, but I understand where staff is coming from. I'm not sure what mastodon I'll be on, but I'll be on Frag-Net's Matrix and other networks. In short, "I'll be around".

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

this is an example of one of my invoice templates on paypal. this is about as much detail as you should ever include on an invoice, and you can put less if you choose to, down to just the price total and nothing else

i'll add some specifics, like a character's name, if i feel it helps the client's comfort level or if there's multiple characters i'm charging for, to keep an itemized list of what's being paid for, but that's it

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IF YOU USE PAYPAL AS A CUSTOMER/CLIENT, especially for NSFW, you are not safe either. you can also be banned if paypal figures out what you're paying for with their platform

if you're sending payments via a paypal link or directly to a username, do not ever mention what it's for. especially nothing indicating it's NSFW

ask the artist you're paying to send an invoice instead. and don't talk about commissioning lewd shit on public accounts, and if you do, don't link/mention paypal

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basically you have until sept 19 to scrub your accounts and figure out your smut alts and clean up the wording on your invoices so that there's absolutely no way an interested party could draw a direct line from your adult content and your paypal account

or you can try your luck with another service which will likely either not be available in as many countries, or be less trusted by clients, and also likely doesn't allow NSFW (stripe, square, cashapp)

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here's the actual summary of what they're changing, but it would be naive to think they haven't been doing this for a long time already

now you just can't sue them for it

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when you take commissions, get the client's email, the details, and send the invoice. do not ever mention the nature of what you're getting paid for beyond the barebones basics. even language like "spicy", "lewd", "adult", "mature" could set off paypal's NSFW alarms and get you locked out of your shit, and unable to access your money

ALSO if you use paypal, never leave money sitting in your account. they are not a bank and if they get you, that money is gone

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here on fedi, you have the ability to exclude your profile and posts from search engine indexing

i HIGHLY suggest you toggle that on

it makes it that much harder for someone to sift through your stuff via google or other search engines, not just for this reason, but any reason

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so uh

paypal's changing their terms again to basically state plainly that they'll be using bots to scrape your websites and social media for TOS compliance. it specifies users who have paypal integrated into their site, but us longtime working freelancers know they've been snooping on us for a while

don't integrate paypal into your site. only do transactions with invoices. no excess info on those, ESPECIALLY if you do nsfw work

don't put paypal dot me links on your social media

This domain registrar (Namecheap) does plane-ticket style scumfuckery if you spend too long looking at their list of available domains.

After clicking Make Offer, it prompts you to offer a minimum of $200 from the "domain owner". Then, it adds an addition 20$ for a negotiation fee.

If you clear your cache, the website is magically up for sale again.

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