/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @blitzcitydiy - Fun, colourful electronics projects and synth music

🌟 @Kathaja - Gigeresque drawings of aliens and fantasy creatures

🌟 @plasmamobile - FOSS smartphone graphical environment by KDE, mobile counterpart to desktop Plasma

🌟 @gdquest - Promotes free open software in game development

🌟 @prismplume - Artist and illustrator specialising in chibi figures and animals

🌟 @slopesgameroom - Video game history videos

@Sophie

I generally only recommend "safe-for-work" accounts, but if anyone wants to recommend a SFW account that discusses sexuality please DM me or @ me.

I don't know what Trunk's policies are, you would have to talk to them about it, but they are an opt-in service so they depend entirely on people suggesting their own accounts.

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @blitzcitydiy - Fun, colourful electronics projects and synth music

🌟 @Kathaja - Gigeresque drawings of aliens and fantasy creatures

🌟 @plasmamobile - FOSS smartphone graphical environment by KDE, mobile counterpart to desktop Plasma

🌟 @gdquest - Promotes free open software in game development

🌟 @prismplume - Artist and illustrator specialising in chibi figures and animals

🌟 @slopesgameroom - Video game history videos

Slope's Game Room is a popular YouTube account about the history of video games, and they are now also posting their videos on the Fediverse. You can follow at:

➑️ @slopesgameroom

The latest video is a history of Konami's Castlevania series:

tilvids.com/videos/watch/bbb6c

Plume is an artist and illustrator who draws in a variety of colourful styles, often featuring chibi figures and/or cartoon animals. You can follow at:

➑️ @prismplume

GDQuest is an organisation that promotes free open source software in game development. They have a video channel at:

➑️ @gdquest

Their website is at gdquest.com

If the videos aren't yet visible on your instance, you can see them all directly at tilvids.com/accounts/gdquest/v

The FOSS software they promote is also on the Fediverse, such as @godotengine, @Krita and @Blender

Plasma Mobile is a FOSS smartphone interface which runs on top of a Linux distribution. You can follow at:

➑️ @plasmamobile

Like its desktop counterpart Plasma, the Plasma Mobile project is run by @kde

The official website is at plasma-mobile.org

Plasma Mobile provides official images for running it on the Pinephone made by @PINE64

Kathaja is an artist who draws Gigeresque alien and fantasy creatures, mostly in monochrome or muted colours. You can follow at:

➑️ @Kathaja

Kathaja's Deviantart is at deviantart.com/kathaja

Blitz City DIY is an AV technician who does fun colourful electronics projects, 3D printing and plays tunes on self-built synthesisers. You can follow at:

➑️ @blitzcitydiy

The videos vary a lot in length, complexity and content, but this is a good one to start out with:

diode.zone/videos/watch/1a2400

If the videos haven't federated to your instance yet, you can view them all directly at diode.zone/accounts/blitzcityd

@alrs @pla

Oh no! This is awful news!

Condolences to his family 😒

He was a friend to the Fediverse and will be missed greatly 🚴

Maybe those of us who drive can try to be a bit more aware of cyclists around us, and give them a bit more safety space if we can?

/ recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @uglyhack & @uglyhack - Videos about building electronics projects

🌟 @zughy - Pixel artist and creator of MineTest mods

🌟 @geotechdigital & @geotechland - Video blog about FOSS, community projects, Linux etc

🌟 @Castopod - Free open source podcasting platform

🌟 @Jonathan & @JonathanMBR - Kenyan teacher trying to help educate disadvantaged children

🌟 @peertube - Free open federated video sharing network, part of the Fediverse

PeerTube is the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube. You can follow at:

➑️ @peertube

The official website is at joinpeertube.org

Because it's part of the Fediverse, you can interact with PeerTube accounts from Mastodon.

The latest version also includes support for live streaming.

You can see recommended PeerTube accounts to follow at mastodon.online/@FediFollows/t

You can watch recommended PeerTube videos on our sister account FediVideos:

➑️ @FediVideos

PeerTube v3: it’s a live, a liiiiive !

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ PeerTube v3 is out today!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

On the blog :
➑️ The stages of development
➑️ Peer to peer live streaming
➑️ A behind-the-scenes short film
➑️ What we imagine for the future!

framablog.org/2021/01/06/peert

Illus CC-By @davidrevoy

School For Africa is an initiative by a Kenyan teacher to help educate some of the poorest kids in the world. You can follow the project at:

➑️ @Jonathan

The project's website is schoolforafrica.org

It's run by Fediverse user Jonathan Mburugu, who also posts on his personal account at:

➑️ @JonathanMBR

Castopod is a free open source podcasting platform you can host yourself. You can follow at:

➑️ @Castopod

The website is at castopod.org

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