Thanks for fighting the good fight, Dreamhost https://www.dreamhost.com/blog/we-fight-for-the-users/
I made a partial map of the starbound tilde.town ziggurat-in-progress but it is uh
a 26M .png file
big ziggurat is big
Here it is at 1/10 scale, reduced to 32 colors https://tiny.tilde.website/media/LSbayqO69FwA75ksAv0
I knew about RMS's beef with Symbolics in the depths of pre #GNU history but was ignorant of the Lisp machines themselves and how they functioned.
Lisp consistently sounds like everything ive always wanted from a programming language. Will probably try and redouble my efforts to get descent with #Scheme.
WaPo: "Leaving town at rush hour? Here’s how far you’re likely to get from America’s largest cities."
I cannot help but think this is code for "if you think a nuke is inbound, here's how far you might get from ground zero..."
Hey @insom when I try to use mastodon-bridge.herokuapp.com with my tiny.tilde.website account, it results in a "something went wrong, please check the logs" error message. Which is totally unhelpful, I know, because their app has the logs and not you. Just curious if this was a known issue already.
People disagree about this, but I don't feel good implicitly supporting him by using his product, even if it were good technology.
But I heard its ad-blocking feature will, sometime in the future, replace ads with their own ads?
I think we're better off using non-profit tools like Firefox with Privacy Badger https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
Me: this project is dead simple: a little webhook endpoint, connected to a message queue and some workers.
Boss: no queue. this needs to be done fast and that's too complicated.
M: I should perform the long-running process in the request/response loop!?
B: No, write jobs to a flat text file
M: ?! But then I have to manage concurrency
B: No, few users, just assume races won't happen. We'll revisit in a month
🤔 If this gets out with my name still on it I'll never get hired again
_Schild's Ladder_ describes how post-humans who exist as software might express love:
"[the same way] the embodied do. Give gifts. Show affection. Be attentive."
"What kind of gifts?"
"Art. Music. Theorems."
"If you're serious."
This stuck in my brain. I think it's just beautiful.
So recently some of my cyber friends presented another with an original crypto-currency system as a birthday gift and I was just https://tiny.tilde.website/media/mhXqDS2MYxp1On5zi98
I've said many times before that the tragically little-known program 'aptitude' is Debian's killer app. It alone is the reason I didn't take a second look at RedHat for 15 years.
One of its features is an easy way to browse the "suggested packages" for other packages.
That's how TIL "molly-guard" and "monkeysphere", looks interesting/useful
prospective employers: this knowledge is a new, permanent tool in my skill-set, i am storage expert now, give me raises
also: I want to write a document describing the few tricky parts involved, but I probably won't have time soon. If you're interested in this setup, AMA before it all leaks out of my brain
I'm pretty happy with this. Lots of reasons.
- the knowledge that free software enables all of it, for anyone, where most for-profit "products" and proprietary platforms would say, at best, "we don't support that particular configuration"
- I can gradually expand my storage pool a drive at a time, even using scavenged hardware, not a fleet of drives at a time ($$$) as required by e.g. ZFS
- upgrading the system = roll a new USB stick, plug it in, reboot
latest tinkering on my home fileserver:
- mishmash of differently-sized partitions & spinny-disk drives glommed together w/LVM
- main storage on big LV that does mirroring (and is smart enough to keep the redundant bits on different physical drives)
- LVM scrubbing and SMART scans, so bad sectors get relocated before they ruin data
- drives spin down on idle = less heat, electricity, $
- 🆕 root in a LV in separate VG, *on a USB stick* so simple ssh sessions don't wake the archive platters 😎