We meet again! Fancy seeing you around these parts.
It’s that time of the month again, so I needed to make sure I bang on about what’s been going on around here, and talk about some bits and bobs regarding this month’s issue.
If this particular letter seems rushed, it’s because it is. You have a keen eye! I was getting hung up finalizing some other drafts of mine, so this one will be coming in very under the wire.
Before diving into things, I do want to give a shout out to David Nakayama. He’s not just a fantastic Marvel artist, but was an artist for City of Heroes as well! We’ve used some of his wonderful promotional artwork for that game as this month’s cover. You should shoot over to his ArtStation profile and give his work a gander. You won’t be disappointed!
I also want to give you a heads up on a couple of articles I had billed for being published this month. Some folks had things come up, and just be generally busy with life. As we are a very “Life First” operation here, we pushed those to next month’s issue. They are evergreen topics anyway, so it all works out. This just means next months issue is looking strong already!
Around the site I’ve been up to all the things I said I would be the last time we met. Some more than others.
When it comes to the Federated social node, I do have one up and running. I’ve chosen Friendica again, as it offers a lot of what I would want right out of the box. It also plays better with a larger number of other Federated node software. I’m still working on form and function, but I will be
forcing asking some of the SuperNerdLand people to help me beta test it soon™. One aspect of it that I am excited about is that Friendica has bridge plugins to a lot of social media sites. I’ve already got a Twitter bridge installed, so that you can have all your Twitter posts duplicate on your profile with us, and vice versa. It’s a good thing.
I’ve also jumped head first back into getting our self-hosted streaming back off the ground! I’ve started to detail the journey later in this issue, and I couldn’t be happier to be tinkering with it again. The solution for streaming that we use also allows us to restream to other services still, so those who find viewing us on our Twitch channel more convenient are covered.
When it comes to PeerTube, I am still looking into getting that up and off the ground. I’m only one man, so can only do so much at a time. It’s also not the hugest priority to me since we have our self-hosted video site over here still going strong. But PeerTube is something that I’m very interested in putting up in parallel for a time to test which one works better for people when it comes to us serving video to folks.
There hasn’t been to much more of note on the site side of things besides that. Other than me working on the best streaming schedule for myself going forward. I’m leaning towards Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we will see how that works out with work. And you can always catch Martyr over on her Twitch channel most Saturday’s at 9pm EST!
I won’t keep you here longer needed though, as you have other articles to read! So click on through to them and enjoy the May 2019 issue of SuperNerdLand!
And remember, be awesome to each other out there.
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