New server’s been up and stable for a week, so I think it’s time to move out. Time to test the account migration part of this system.
Catch y’all at @mark :)
Self-hosting a Mastodon server, thus far: the good, the bad, the ugly.
Migrating from another server is very straightforward. Pieces of your account can be exported as CSV and consumed by another Mastodon server.
… all in all though, this is way low on the list of most painful open source projects I’ve ever tried to set up an install of, and I’m very, very impressed.
I am trepidatiously setting up my own account on my own Mastodon node: @mark. Not officially switching over yet because I want to confirm it won't set itself on fire, but feel free to toss me a follow.
… I was excited about this until I compared notes with a friend who does “say potato” to distinguish humans from AI voice recognizers and we realized we were inventing CAPTCHAs for voice callers because this is hell the future is hell we’re in hell.
New strategy for identifying robocallers is hitting them with a #bluey quote.
If they continue on-script right past "Coconuts have water in them," the next message they get is "Add this number to your do-no-call list."
Twitter is now paying people to spread hate
Reminder: if you’re still on Twitter—your presence and your interactions generate revenue. You’re literally funding the alt right.
I struggled for over six months to get the newsroom I worked for onto Mastodon. There were lots of reasons why not. And now they’re on Threads with ~10K followers, the engagement they need, and the tools they need to understand their audience. And their content starts conversations and is reaching people who need to see it. This stuff matters.
When you try and build someone else's full-stack web app for the first time.
(... yes, this includes you, #mastodon. ;) I see you in there with your four package managers and your curl-into-bash shortcuts.)
I may have to add to my list of reasons to discourage people from moving to Texas "No seriously, the state is becoming lethally hot, and "burning fossil fuel to run air conditioners to keep the lethal heat outside" is going to be about as long-term effective as cooling a room by leaving the refrigerator door open." https://journa.host/@w7voa/110704004711909429
Update: Power use here in #Texas appears to have reached an all-time high today: 81,112 MW. https://www.ercot.com/gridmktinfo/dashboards/supplyanddemand
Anyone have some good leads on how #docker networking works?
I think I need the ELI-5 hand-puppet version. Trying to wrap my head around whether I need to set different ports for every postgresql container I'm bringing up in a parallel dev / prod deployment on the same machine; I'd expect "they're in separate networks so they should be invisible to each other" but then these containers are also exposing the port in the host's network it seems? Because when I set the `networks` to `- backend` and `ports` to `5432:5432`, I can access that postgresql DB at localhost:5432 from the host environment.
“But a DSL would make it easier to represent the problem in…”
My blessed sibling in software… If it’s a personal project, go nuts. If you’re working in a group or for an employer, a DSL replaces one problem (representation complexity) with another problem (work grinds to an absolute halt when the one guy who knew how the DSL works quits and the team has to reverse-engineer the implementation of the DSL to understand what it does in an undocumented corner-case).
Make your decisions accordingly, with an eye towards the engineering part, not the software part.
@lauren Question: I'm thinking of setting up my own Mastodon node. What configuration are you running for yours? Did you host in the cloud somewhere or do you have a DNS name tied to an on-prem server?
I've got a home connection via Verizon to the Internet, and I"m weighing my options between paying for cloud service, upgrading to internet service that would give me a static IP, or mounting my instance on a Raspberry Pi at home and using some dyndns or no-ip service to account for the occasional IP address change.
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