Lots of UI/feature updates will be shipping soon along with the most anticipated feature: federation.
New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.
Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.
It will take some work.
If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.
Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.
The fediverse is kept a largely safe and happy place by a fortress wall of medium articles the bemoan the fact that the fediverse is hopeless and will never succeed. That fortress wall was shoddily built for us by techbros and journalists and we must take responsibility for maintaining it. If we don't start repairing the cracking masonry with new medium articles about how mastodon simply can't grow fast enough for real humans to use it then the walls will crumble. Do your part.
I'm just saying ...
As an alternative to making users edit fstab:
-> option: "Automount at boot" (prompt for admin password)
-> select mount point
-> would you like to create a shortcut to this folder?
-> select location for the shortcut (eg: home folder or desktop)
Or is making things difficult for normal users the way that #linuxgeeks maintain their illusions of status?
#library friends I have a question for you: a curator at MPOW wants to know why so many books have a letter underlined in the last name. They passed along the image below with G in Gladstone marked.
We haven’t been able to give him an answer, just that potentially it helped identify an author quickly. Do y’all have any thoughts or insights?
I’ll be on Inside Story on Aljazeera today to discuss how we can regulate the abuses of surveillance capitalists like Facebook/Google and how we can create an alternative to surveillance capitalism where we fund ethical technology owned and controlled by individuals from the commons for the common good.
We will be recording at 13:30 GMT and it will air at 17:30 GMT.
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I like "living" in the console. But I wonder if doing that is making me want more brutish Web experiences.
I'm going to toy around with https://github.com/veonim/veonim in December.
Signal serves a "bridging" purpose: users who are currently in the privacy/digital rights space will expect it to run or have to use two phones (making long-term commitment to Purism very unlikely). This is especially true for our early adopters.
We can't tackle network effects overnight and force people into our choice of E2EE client.
Just got a year’s subscription to AzireVPN, which I use via Wireguard. (I’m not a fan of Black Friday/Cyber Monday to put it mildly but they are apparently having a half-price sale right now.)
** Many people have told me this is one element in Peter Watts' "Blindsight", which is available for free (to read online, or as PDF, mobi, or epub) on his website: https://rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm Looks interesting. **
Long post with details of recent outages for my services Show more
So, to clarify all the goings-on with my infrastructure
I had the primary database server for my private fleet suffer a RAID failure over the weekend. This server was also acting as a temporary build slave for sr.ht while I fixed issues running builds on the compute boxen. The outage affected several important sr.ht services, my mastodon instance, fosspay, packages.knightos.org, and a handful of other things.
I had to pull the server out of service, provision a temporary database server, and restore from backups (the only service to lose data was mastodon, and less than a day's worth). I also had to reprioritize "fix the issue with the primary builds.sr.ht slaves" and transfer build service to one of them - and in the coming days I'll spin up all 3 of the normal slaves. I also had to rebuild the base images, since those weren't backed up, and so far I've rebuilt everything but Debian, which I'll be doing tomorrow evening.
The malfunctioning server is still undergoing maintenance. I'll be reprovisioning it and reintroducing it to the fleet within a week or two, but I'm not in a rush since things are no longer on fire.
My current failure mitigation strategy is designed to preserve data integrity, but does not ensure high availability. I figured that preserving data integrity is important enough to do early, but HA is less of a priority. The implementation of this was proved correct this weekend, as no important data was lost. That being said, I'm prioritizing HA now, and will be deploying a psql failover, haproxy in front of all sr.ht services, a third DNS server, and an off-site backup box (on-site backups are already operational).
Sorry for the inconvenience!
MIMS 2010. Living in Western Mass. now and working as a PM.
A Mastodon server for the UC Berkeley I School students and alumni (unaffiliated with UC Berkeley or the I School administration)