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bandcamp, record stores 

I feel the same way for the loss of Bandcamp like I did when Google+ dried up. What's disappearing is the community. Even if Epic's merger is flawless there will be attrition from artists, Bandcamp staff, and the public. They've already poisoned the well with this acquisition. The ecosystem is disturbed. Change is coming whether you want it or not.

it's the same thing as losing your favorite record store where it was a challenge to leave there without buying anything.

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It never fully occurred to me just how puritanically evil the speculative housing market is until I actually had to look for a place to live. And I suppose that I'm in a place of privilege in how it took me this long to realize it. Housing security is very much one's right to exist in space and that right is being gambled with by people who'll never even see the spaces they're gambling with in person.

There's something very solemn about picking through your following list and discovering that all the people you thought were cool have disappeared, either by themselves or their entire instance as well. And I suppose that was exactly what happened to me last year as well. So goes the nature of the fediverse, I suppose.

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Account being moved to, long 

Hello again!

So, this instance disappeared for several months. I'm running it on a server out of my basement and since moving away for university, I can't really maintain it anymore. I brought it back online over the winter break, but now I'm in the same position again, and I probably won't be going back there for quite a while.

I tried backing it up and running it on a digital ocean server but I ran into a bunch of issues with it and paying digital ocean to host my instance felt a little wrong anyways. So, if you're still interested in my work (or me :) ) then you can now find me at, also linked in my bio.

I'm honestly not even sure if any other instances are going to receive this post, but it is what it is.

I hope all is well, and see you on the other side!

Hey! My name is Nat. I'm a nonbinary computer science student and software developer. I'm particularly interested in , development and ethical software design philosophy.

I'm currently working on a client called which aims to show how social media can be less addictive, though I've recently been on hiatus since getting to university.

I love what the Social.Coop community is doing and I'm excited to be a part of it!

A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.