One of the interesting things about #minidisc is artists releasing new stuff on it. Mostly #vaporwave and associated genres. To make it better than just sending you a generic Minidisc with their music on it, many labels choose to apply UV printing on the surface of the disc itself. Creates some unique disks.
Things that are cool about minidiscs:
- tactile physical objects
- can record them to make mixtapes like cassettes
- but the music is digital and doesn't degrade
- can re-record them essentially infinitely
- durable and relatively small/portable
has some of the benefits of modern digital music like...
- disc/track metadata
- multiple encoding options for flexibility in how much you can fit on a disc
- they look cool as hell
Installed the official iOS mastodon client, and it appears it doesn’t feature the federated or local timelines? Just your home feed. I feel like those are essential for new users that don’t follow a lot of people yet. Luckily this network hasn’t crippled their api so there’s a ton of 3rd party clients.
So yesterday i spent some time setting up a personal instance of mastodon. It was quite the ride, because i goofed up at one point and had to start over. This resulted into my connection to other servers being weird, and me being unable to follow certain people. But all that is over now, so i'm going to try using @robin for a while and see what happens. It's a bit like hosting your own e-mail server; you don't have to, but it's nice that you can. Oh, and setting up an e-mail server can also be a pain.
From the research i've done, the only major downside of running your own instance is that the local and federated timeline are rather empty. So your home timeline is the only really useful one. You'll need to login to other instances to get a proper federated timeline and really 'explore' the fediverse.
🧑💻 / 🏴☠️ / 🥷 / 💽
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retiring
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol