@jana no. but do you know how to use ssh? because that's how the server has to be managed.

@jana alright 😆 I did it all by myself so I can teach you everything you need to know. if you want I can give you access to the server and then we can see. @kynduum is interested to help with the server as well. @twangdarkly

@twangdarkly thanks for patreon subscription. I think masto.host would be much more expensive than what we have now, but of course it would be great not to have to bother with the sysadmin side. someone offered to help me there so that's a first step.

Now if you wanna change society that's where you need to change something, not via politics. The world is so fucked up because we don't care enough for each other. You can spend the whole day whitewashing the modern state, it's still a rotten piece of shit, a heartless monster of pressure and cruelty.

The hardest thing in the world is to be totally independent of people's opinion. What I see people do every day is to make themselves prostitutes of others in one way or the other, in as much that there are "people I know for whom I care" and "people I don't know about whom I don't give a shit".

@flavigula a shutdown is one option. but maybe there are other ways, like finding someone that wants to do the sysadmin work which is what I'm mostly not motivated to do anymore. of course if you can just "use" it, it isn't that bad.

@artsyhonker moderation was almost unnecessary so that's not really an issue for now. and even the funding isn't so much a problem, but it could help to have a bit more funds of course. the main issue is my lack of motivation to spend time for software updates, migrations etc.

the database is getting bigger every day and soon the disk space will be exhausted again. this means I'd have to migrate to another server or buy disk space which is probably even more expensive. so yeah, I'm not sure. is it worth the effort? I'm not sure. 2/2

update: I have to say that my motivation to run Smusi has declined a lot. in the beginning it was meant as a local platform to help local musicians to meet etc. but it didn't work and the local people stopped posting. then I tried making it international, this worked much better and it has grown quite a bit. but since the people are from all over the world it's more like everyone is doing their own thing and the intended social impact is almost zero. 1/2

This is a of a I'm working on. It's called "The Tide" for now. But I'll probably rename it later...

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Good day all. My name is Charlie. I'm a 6 string fretless bass player (Zon) from MI, United States.
Looking forward to connecting/conversing with other musicians.
My main interests are Jazz, Latin Jazz, Rock, Classical
35 yrs experience (professional)

@artsyhonker well, I have been both a christian and an atheist. I mean who can say that it's atheist? some service? I doubt it very much.

To record tracks individually (like first guitar, then voice etc.) is the very reason why a record does not reflect the full potential of a song. Only when people are actually playing live and it is recorded together the full emotion is present. I don't think many labels/producers have understood this and that's why we have so much shallow music (even when the material would be good).

Experience with my first band (called "Bridgemate"): Threw one person out because of too much negativity, putting people down (including me). Apart from that we have good people and the rehearsals are great. It's so important to have good people. I value this even more than ability. People get better over time musically, but a bad character is usually not going to improve.

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