Estudante de Engenharia Informática apaixonado pela área; algures em Portugal.

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Computer Science student, passionate about the field; somewhere in Portugal. instance administrator.

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Joined il y a 2 ans
Cake day: sept. 10, 2021

Challenge someone to a game of chess on the Fediverse!
I found this on ['s app list](, and instantly loved it. It's such a neat and well executed idea!

This is kinda obscure in the grand scheme of things, and will realistically not going to happen, but I’d love if the /r/EthosLab community moved here :P

And of course, a bigger portuguese presence (I run a portuguese instance hehe).

The Matrix is a classic for me too.

Possibly the first Pirates of the Caribbean. Dunno exactly how many times I’ve watched, but it’s close to 10. It’s such an iconic movie, with excellent scenarios, acting, and so revolutionary at the time.
I’ve watched some older Pixar movies (from their golden age imo) a bunch of times, like Monsters Inc and Nemo, as well as the masterpiece Shrek 2 from DreamWorks.

Wrong community for this type of questions. Please see !

Even though there are plenty of great and quickly evolving mobile apps, I use the web interface both on desktop and mobile devices. It’s actually quite good, and since I’m a mod and instance admin, the feature completeness is key. Apps are not there yet.

If your instance blocks it, it may be the case they allow community creation through a more curated process. Look for any meta-community (i.e one about the instance itself) and see if there’s any info on it.

This is an area of very much needed improvement.

For users, you should use the completion popup. When you type an @ followed by a name it will suggest users matching that, and if you click on one it will fill out a mention with the link to their origin page.
Give it a shot, try mentioning me in a reply!

The issue with this is the link isn’t portable, meaning it may get you out of your home instance. The best way to link any user or community is to do /u/name@origininstance.tld (for users; /c/ for communities) instead of https://origininstance.tld/u/name. That way the link is relative (so no issue of moving away from your home) and it’s fully qualified (so no issue with name clashes between instances).

I’ve loved the idea behind Lemmy since I first discovered. At first, I was using, but then I saw the opportunity to provide a nice space and expand my sysadmin skills. Since there was no Portuguese instance yet, I thought why not create one?
Since then, I’ve met more people hosting Portuguese services and it has been great :D

For funding, I’m working on two ways: the typical donations and trying to secure support from local FOSS organizations. At the moment, the server costs are not prohibitive and there have been some donations already. I’ve also been talking to some of those orgs and it’s going well :)

I’ve settled with Manjaro + KDE Plasma for some years now. It’s overall a great OS, and has served my needs very well.

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Agreed. I think a forum-like interface is much more apt to allow interesting and rewarding discussions. Never liked Twitter’s interface either, I only think it’s good to spread announcements and the likes, which benefit exactly from that “person yells at cloud” idea :P

Awesome! Welcome to Lemmy, I hope you have a great stay :D
Lurking is also always an option, I tend to do it myself quite a lot as well hehe

Was about to post the same hehe That website is pretty great, specially like the charts!

Yeah, was thinking of a DNS based solution as well. Probably the easiest and most effective way to do it?

Good question. Seeing as your set of skills don’t quite align with Lemmy’s core componentes (Rust backend and Inferno frontend), your best bet would probably be on helping new people settle in, improving documentation, translations, discussing new ideas (like for onboarding), etc.

Any form of help is highly appreciated!

I’m not a dev, no. But I’ve been here a while and like to help out :)

mmm alright, anti-CAPTCHA bots have indeed been getting way better. Could there be some other library of some sort that yields better images?

I know I’m being a bit pushy at this point, but distributing instance load can be helped in some part by merging this PR and deploying the latest changes (including more languages and recommended instances as well) :)

Yes, it is possible, but was not a priority until now. The boom of users is basically just two days old, the devs have not gotten enough time to catch up yet hehe

Yeah, federated logins of some sort would be really nice to have. There have been some mentions of integrating something from Streams onto Lemmy.

I’m not sure how such arrangement would work, but if postgres really becomes a bottleneck, hosters could consider some sort of managed postgres cluster.

I believe Dessalines or nutomic were saying on a Matrix room that Postgres was their worst performing component at the moment, and why they needed a vCPU upgrade on their server. Maybe some sort of managed off-site Postgres instance could be an option?

It will for sure. Lemmy has seen such a massive influx of new users in just two days. It has barely given any time for the devs and admins to catch up. Stuff takes time to implement, but fortunately, now there have been donations and more people helping out!

In practice, everything will contribute, even if just a bit. The biggest issue at the moment is the database, so the worst “offenders” will be searches, which require more complex queries.

At the moment, the only tool I know is available for that is It should be officially endorsed by the project and available on, imo. It crawls the network and allows you to search for communities and see where they are hosted!

As for CAPTCHAs, Lemmy does not use any third-party provider, but rather a little library that generates them given a set of noise functions to apply. I’m not entirely sure how effective the top difficulty ones are at stopping OCR bots and the likes, but they seem pretty good.

There still isn’t an “official” way to do this, but there’s a neat browser at
Give it a shot!

Well spotted, that completely flew past me hehe
Than you!

I think a light hearted /r/aww or /r/humansbeingbros would be quite nice to have.

Besides that, I have some specific game and tech subs I’d like to see.

My main focus on Lemmy, though, is to grow a Portuguese community, hence the instance :)

Might take a jab at working on that export/import feature for the backend this summer. It’s quite a crucial feature and with the new influx of users, it would definitely be a nice thing to squash.

Never heard of Heroic, I just rock the same setup as you. Steam for games I have there, Lutris for everything else except Minecraft (for which I use MultiMC).

Revolt is an amazing project and has a lot of great energy behind it, but one must not forget the issue that is scale. Discord is absolutely humongous, serving millions of concurrent users with pretty good performance overall. I’d love to see Revolt reach such userbase, but realistically, two 2nd year CS students are unlikely to get there. For a platform to reach such volume there needs to be money, which is likely to come with strings attached. Though what you say is true – Revolt has strong open-source roots while Discord has always been a VC fueled company, so I’ll keep my hopes hehe

Regarding Nitro, I agree it is a bit too much, but I actually think a subscription of sorts with bigger upload limits, streaming quality and so on (the original point of Nitro) is a pretty nice model to sustain a platform since it helps cover the cost of all needed infrastructure. Of course, Discord Nitro has since gained a lot of extra fluff and nothing impedes Discord from both selling a subscription and our data (which they’re likely to do), but the premise is quite reasonable.

kekw Gotta love the classics hehe

Like others have said, on Discord the data rests entirely on their servers, without E2EE (so completely visible to them). They claim not to sell any data to anyone on their privacy policy (at least last time I checked, might not be up to date), and if you believe that (which isn’t entirely unreasonable, though I’d find it unlikely) the platform is probably more decent than the other giants. It also lets you browse communities without a real account (you can just open the browser app with a guest temporary account by just giving a name), which is really neat for exploring certain communities, as you were saying.

Now, I’d like to add a couple of points.
First, it’s easy to dismiss this because of the general anti-privacy stance regarding Discord, but it is absolutely undeniable that they have the absolute best platform to run and manage an online community based on chats. They have, in my opinion (and I’ve tried nearly every platform that is remotely known), the best implementation of text and voice channels, reactions, roles, onboarding, events, statistics and bots as well. Guilded was (is?) an excellent platform in terms of features as well, but they lack the massive network effect Discord carries, which is another undeniable big factor. As much as I dislike it, the network effect is really strong and, in my experience, with exception of very close friend circles and generally privacy-oriented folks, realistically adopting other alternatives is really tough.
Second, the corporate feel you mention is a bit lost on me. Certainly they are not as down-to-earth as some community-run projects can be, however they are visibly better than similar platforms like Slack.

Why all this? Am I a Discord shill?
Quite far from it. I don’t like them, nor do I hate them. Hate is a pretty strong word which unfortunately is thrown around quite a lot in topics as this one. Discord is really not ideal from a privacy perspective but let’s not completely disregard its many merits. I find that more often than not, conversations in pro-privacy circles revolve around hating on companies and platforms and dealing with absolutes, but the truth is that privacy need not be dealt in absolutes. It’s all relative and dependant on each person’s needs, and failing to see that more often than not harms the whole cause and people trying to get in.

Anyways, went a bit offtopic, sorry for that. Rant over, I suppose.

I can’t seem to open those links, it says the job offer no longer exists? 🤔

Wonderful to see good movements forward in the spec!

This is not an official Rust site, as far as I’m aware. Still neat though!

What’s cooking on SourceHut? January 2022
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Lemmy Portugal 🇵🇹 - A new public instance dedicated to Portugal and the Portuguese Language
Hallo! Making this announcement post here to let more people know that the instance is now opened! I had held back from making this post due to not having written some rules yet, but now that's in place. They still need some touch ups, and a more extensive Code of Conduct document has yet to be written, however, I'd like to get more people on board to get more feedback. So, what is this instance about? Anything related to Portugal, Portuguese, or any related community. We have some communities already set up, but anyone is free to create their own space :D Naturally, posts should be in Portuguese, and on-topic, but English posts are also welcome if they come from people wanting to learn about the community, culture, language and so on. I hope to help the Lemmy network by adding this new instance :3 Cheers!