Hi, I'm Simone

AKA roughnecks

About Me

My nickname was borrowed from "Starship Troopers" - A military science fiction novel by U.S. writer Robert A. Heinlein. "roughnecks" is the name of the first Mobile Infantry Squad led by Rico. I'm still not sure why I chose a plural name for my persona; it's a bit odd, I reckon, but I got attached to it and it stuck.
I'm currently unemployed, mainly because of health issues, but I studied and worked for a bit in IT Department; that's still one of my greatest passions, along with PC Gaming. I consider myself as an eternal noob - in both categories - since there's always something new to learn and things often get more complicated over the years.


doggo 1:0 garden

neighbours cat: Titty

neighbours cat: Silvestro

PipBoy watchface on a Mi Band 5


neighbours cat: Prime :)

CUSPIDE (The Intruder)

carp had a "rough" time but she's still alive

Mi Bunny

my (not so) current desk

My Weapon of Choice: Steam

Years of Service
Workshop Items

PC MasterRace

I like RPG, Simulation, Racing, FPS, Turn Based Strategy, Narrative, Point & Click, Space and Card Games but I kinda play almost every genre. I'm not good at Fast-Paced and Stealth Games, RTS, Platformers and most probably something else too. I don't like Trivia, Match3, Word Games, Clickers, Mobile-Ports, Time Management, Flash Games, MMO and a few others for sure.
Also, I don't play so much as of lately...

π™²π™°πš‚π™΄: πš’πšƒπšŽπš” πš…π™΄πšπš…π™΄
𝙼𝙾𝙱𝙾: π™Άπš’πšπšŠπš‹πš’πšπšŽ π™±πŸΊπŸ»πŸΆ π™°π™Ύπšπš„πš‚ 𝙼
π™²π™Ώπš„: 𝙰𝙼𝙳 πšπš’πš£πšŽπš— 𝟻 πŸΈπŸΌπŸΆπŸΆπš‡
π™Άπ™Ώπš„: π™Όπš‚π™Έ π™Άπšƒπš‡ 𝟷𝟼𝟼𝟢 𝙢𝙰𝙼𝙸𝙽𝙢 πš‡ πŸΌπ™Άπ™±
πšπ™°π™Ό: πŸ·πŸΌπ™Άπ™± π™³π™³πšπŸΊ 𝟸𝟼𝟼𝟼 𝚌𝟷𝟼 π™²πš˜πš›πšœπšŠπš’πš›
πš‚πš‚π™³: π™Ίπ™Έπ™½π™Άπš‚πšƒπ™Ύπ™½ 𝙼.𝟸 πŸΈπŸ»πŸΆπ™Άπ™± π™½πš…π™Όπ™΄
𝙷𝙳𝙳: πš‚πšŽπšŠπšπšŠπšπšŽ π™±π™°πšπšπ™°π™²πš„π™³π™° πŸΈπšƒπ™±
π™Ώπš‚πš„: π™²πš˜πš˜πš•πšŽπš› π™ΌπšŠπšœπšπšŽπš› πŸ»πŸΆπŸΆπš† 𝟾𝟢+

My Reputation

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TF2 Favorite Maps

You can use these download links on your private servers, if you wish :)

My Steam BoT

Steam on XMPP


If you want to join any of these services or have any question, scroll down below to the "Contact" section and send me a message, I'll be glad to help you out!

XMPP Server

I'm hosting an XMPP server, which is basically a decentralized and secure chat service. I'm doing this just for myself and friends who'd like to join, so public registrations are closed and you need an invite to join.
The registration process is quite easy, your generated invite link will take you to the basic steps of choosing a client - there are many for each platform, Windows, Linux, Web, Android, iOS and MacOS - and sign-up, or just let you sign-up if you already have a preferred client.
Two Web Clients are also hosted locally on my server, reachable here and here.

The compliance test is sometimes wrong, because of my slidge setup: it should always be a 100%, but for the reason mentioned it doesn't detect MAM and vCard modules as working. They are :)

XMPP Gateways: Slidge

To discover these services from XMPP you need a client like Gajim (maybe Cheogram will work as well - untested so far)

Schleuder List

Hosted on this server there is also an Encrypted Mailing List powered by Schleuder.
The list ("decentralizeit [at] woodpeckersnest [dot] space") is about decentralized networks (Matrix, XMPP, the Fediverse etc..) but it's also a place for friends who want to join.. It's mostly for Italian people, but we can speak English too. About joining, here is how to:

  1. Send any unencrypted message to "decentralizeit-sendkey [at] woodpeckersnest [dot] space". The system will reply you with a message containg the key to be used in the next step.
  2. With the key you got before, send an encrypted message to "decentralizeit-owner [at] woodpeckersnest [dot] space". That's the list's admin account. You must paste your public PGP Key in the body of the message or - preferred - attach it as a file to the mail, so that I can add you to the list as a member. Maybe explain why you want to join if we don't know each other.
  3. Wait for a welcome message posted on the list itself.
  4. Enjoy the mailing list, you can now write to "decentralizeit [at] woodpeckersnest [dot] space"

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Convoy

Connect to the Convoy section in ETS2 and look for "[ITA][DEDICATO] Dumb & Dumber" in the list (should be at the top); if you cannot find the server, search for its id which is "85568392925766072/101"

Also, join my Trucksbook Company and check out our Mumble server below.

Mumble Voice Chat Server

Connect to "mumble.woodpeckersnest.space" on default port. We have a dedicated room for ETS2 convoys, with up to 8 participants - no registration required - and a music bot.
Direct connection to the convoy room

RSS Reader

Hosted here there is a web RSS Feed Reader powered by "FreshRss"; public registration is currently disabled but, as always, I can invite friends to join :)

Shaarli Links

We also have a Shaarli instance: The personal, minimalist, super-fast, database free, bookmarking service.


Manage your personal calendar and addressbook with Radicale, the Free and Open-Source CalDAV and CardDAV Server.

Standalone BoTs

I'm also running 8 6 standalone bots