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Cake day: Feb 02, 2022

So basically I'm sat here with a server that has been running for almost a month. an html website, pleroma, and peertube. basically everything I need for content creation, but I haven't done nothing, not a post (that has any value). I don't really know how to make videos, I kinda have some ideas, I have like a script writing software that I'm in the middle of figuring out.. but.. I have no idea how this thing really works. I have a set of interests already established so that's that. how does someone start out as a video content creator?

Does peertube need an algorithm?
If it were up to my opinion. the short answer is yes. if the topics/genres that I were interested in, i.e. I searched for, I clicked, gets recommended more. For a privacy perspective it might be a bad thing depending how it was implemented, it's quite unlikely that the algorithm is is done externally, or locally on a users machine, it would likely be from the server and stored there too. unless we have something like a peertube client that could sync the preference data between devices. either that, or we'll have to encrypt it. if we so care much about privacy. but decentralization definitely helps. Now on the topic of addiction is a whole another discussion, it may vary for user to user. I'm not an expert in this but for me I can control what I want to do fairly well. I tend to scroll through the recommendations at leisure, when I want to look for useful information like guides, tutorials, advice on a skill i'd use the search bar, categories, or try sift through the recommendations. *a while ago I was mindlessly scrolling and quickly made aware of it, I despised the feeling and avoided doing the same thing. other might be still stuck in a loop. i'm... not sure.* the recommendations from algorithm are the ones that had "gems" aka information that would helped me tremendously that I wasn't specifically looking for and higher quality videos. It's like a double edged sword, depending on the user's intent, or.. control of their intent. that is definitely a problem to some people, so we should give them an option to make it more adhd friendly. --- I'd like to say in defense of algorithms if it were something I knew what it was doing. I'd be in favour of. it's more of a discoverability function, like what's poppin on peertube y'know? I haven't found anything good for a while, it's very rare and like mostly found on accident or via youtube. maybe it's just that we haven't seen any massive adoption here, but I don't really know, what do you think?

They don’t accept instance follows for some weird reason, despite this hurting discoverability

Should I make a lemmy instance, but only for learning skills and at that a somewhat serious one?
I've thought about it, something about managing my time between having fun and doing work. If i did create an social environment with a set of rules that strictly focuses on developing skills, and, that is, it could be any skills as long as the community is focused. There is one offer I heard some time ago from the lemmy org itself giving out free hosting for instances. It might be a chance for me to do so, however there is many caveats. For one I'm pretty lazy and I don't sometimes feel like managing and moderating. But I think It's fine if I'm like that as the rules are pretty clear, (which I'll explain after). I probably have to choose whether I should federate or not, for one people from other instance could help others or maybe it'll attract spam and unwanted, unfocused comments and post from other users. Alright, to get the idea of what it would be like; for the description and rules: A lemmy instance for learning. 0. everything from lemmy.ml 1. You can only comment related to the topic, and if it'll be helpful 2. You can only post discussions, you may not aggregrate links. All resources can only be added in the community description. 3. If a person post Art or Writing or some other media, and if the person asked for criticism you may only respond of what is requested, if the person asks to recieve criticism privately, then do so. 4. if you want to give advice and you think it'll be helpful but the person did not ask, please send them a message privately with a re:/reference in the header. 5. You cannot make communities unrelated to learning. nots: 1. You cannot post anything unrelated to each corresponding community 2. You cannot post memes, or posting for jokes. as this is a focused space. Guidelines for starting a community: 1. Be concise in the description, and write down the rules needed to make a good learning environment. 2. Add learning resources for the community, you may discuss with them which is the best resources. 3. If you want to build a community but just started studying, you may discuss it with others to find helpful members and find resources. you can search for resources through https://learn-anything.xyz 4. You can have fun, put up events related to the study topic. it might just help people be motivated. ---

I like linux, I like coding, I like music, I like gaming, I like essays, I like writing, I like art…

if you introduce me something that is cool I will probably find it cool.

You can say I like everything that is interesting. but with a few preferences.

Ask yourself this first, what is your objective using these tools?; Do you want to socialize, or do you have some other objective? Or even do you think using this will help you or will it be a problem that may hinder you instead of helping you do the thing you want to do?

The dilemma you are asking for an answer is meaningless without the context of the question. Possibly one is best for one thing or the other. But I know for a fact if you tried both and understood what you want to do, you can decide it for yourself. After all it’s just a matter of personal preference and the usage case.

who do you follow on peertube? & which instances should I follow?
I have a instance, with one person, which is I alone. I also don't follow any instances. Thought it might be a good idea to ask people who they follow for a suggestion.

you should try fedilab, but i never used friendica with it though

some different features, but well, it’s all pretty similar (all for microblogging). I hate managing different accounts so I just use one. just use what you like the most. you can follow everyone still.

/c/lemmyui - Lemmy Theming Community.
I didn't have anywhere to post my themes. so here it is. my personal dumpster fire.

![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/368df884-b2d6-4649-a429-214b639f3737.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/0395a16f-a1c1-481b-937f-d644e92c7abf.png) software: [Stylus](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/) (firefox addon) theme-repo: [2xx04/lemmy-ui-themes](https://github.com/2xx04/lemmy-ui-themes)

feel free to use the themes I made

![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/f68b9c26-f38b-448d-bb16-f128de7d887e.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8fa172bc-f396-4161-9b32-48f4ff4a02d0.png) software: [Stylus](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/) (firefox addon)

is selfhosting public stuff like XMPP, Email, ActivityPub, on a homeserver good for privacy?
if I have communications with someone through the internet with a homeserver. I would inevitably give out my IP address. Is that a bad thing? In my country they don't have services like that, RTCing would be a bit sluggish using available euro servers.

On my phone I have the same thing, Just open up the app info through long press or the settings app and check your permissions.