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I'm a nerd from (Calgary, Canada) into software, and a bit of among other things. I host my own email and web including the mastodon instance as a hobby.

I work on stuff like , and personally, and professionally in the field of .

Also big advocate of .

I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.

I am finally moving the uploaded files in my masto instance to their new home, but doing it while it is online so there will be glitchiness when I switch over cuz I do not have a fancy HA setup to avoid such a thing. Hope it isn't too bad.

I am glad my setup is all local I can't imagine the sticker shock if this was on S3

My nephew and his partner welcomed a new son into the world this morning and it is my brother's SIXTH grandchild when I joined the fedi he wasn't a grandparent yet and now almost 5 years has passed and all his kids have kids of their own what is time why is time in such a rush stop please aaaaaa! :blobastonished: :ablobspin:

Coworker and I were griping about date formats, timezones and DST and he is of the opinion we should adopt a universal base-10 "metric" time especially if we become a space-faring society.

Not sure if that is workable but I say we at least start expressing our ages in kilodays instead of years right away so I can be under 20 again.

Work is looking for a Jr Drupal Developer!

Read the post and instructions carefully and good luck ✨

#GetFediHired #Jobs

Well I got my storage server build put in its rightful rack-mounted place, and also made up some nice short power and network cables to tidy things up a bit. working well so far 🤞

I moved some more stuff from the old glusterFS volumes into the new storage server but decided to clean up the old Masto media files before moving that stuff over and I guess that is going to take awhile

Never did a proper cleanup of media files but there weren't quite 900000 to remove so it should be done any day now :blobcheeky:

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So I got a couple little rackmount cases the other day and since the deep freeze continues here it is a good day for indoor tinkering activities.

As such I will be having a planned outage in an hour or 2 to move the new storage server from the leftover tower case into a new rackmount case and install it in its rightful permanent place, and then maybe move the masto media files onto it, since the masto database migration went so well.

After all the storage needs of my local rig here are moved over I will start gradually working on turning the second rackmount case into the home of my new Collection of Smol Servers. I'm past now I've been messing with it since before it was cool and cloudy.

Now I'm all about

nerdy longpost fediministration 

Well I had a wild and crazy evening migrating databases to my new storage server (masto among them) and it took longer than it had any right to, indicating just how constipated my old setup had become.

But at least this pet elephant seems a bit more nimble already.

Once the file share is moved over it will be great, but I'm not looking forward to it as my existing network shares are slooooow...

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Today I will continue pushing bits around and putting my new storage server to work. The lights at my little place on the fedi may go off and on this afternoon/evening as I turn my attention to moving my masto instance over.

I'm such a wild and crazy guy with the most interesting hobbies ever

Boston food crime 

look I don't care what you do with your chips gravy or cheese Boston just don't call it poutine unless it is actually poutine that is dishonest to your customers dammit

also chili on top of spaghetti on top of french fries WTH just stop already

Oh hey @jesus happy birthday hope it was a gooder

have fun but take 'er easy we're all getting a bit too old for those 12-day benders y'know what I'm sayin'

GF Holiday Food Hack 

If you cannot have gluten but would like stuffing/dressing (within the turkey or without) it can be a challenge..who wants to commit a $7 loaf of Special Bread to such a thing?

Well I tried a mix of diced yams, diced potatoes and crushed up corn chips as a lower cost starch substitute for the bread and it worked a treat :blobtonguewink:

Visits have been had, guests have been fed and dispatched and a good time was had by all. Now is time for warm beverage and food coma :blobmelt:

Hope you all had a good holiday weekend, for those who celebrate (or a good regular weekend otherwise)

hey is down for me (and the nearest cloudflare to me apparently)...does anyone else have this issue? Is @Gargron the one to notify?

No biggie though it can wait until Christmas is over :blobtonguewink:

So @squirrel says instead of going shopping for deals on Boxing Day lets do something that *I* would find more fun so we are getting vaccinated instead

Mastodon & Fediverse admins!

Be aware, there's a bot signing up for vast numbers of accounts on and the admin @stux has been trying their best to deal with it.

Stux has compiled a list of domains that are recommended for blocking, especially the root domains:

#MastoAdmin #Mastodon #Fediblock #Fediverse

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