I have now passed 30, so now I am seeing the third run around of people realizing that "You all meet in a tavern" is boring, and that we need to break out of the confines of Fantasy, and, being 50 sounds exhausting as fuck

Hearing conversations in modern devops reads to me like "I switched to a cesna for my morning commute, I saved a lot on parking, but we should really expand the highways to have more room for wings, one day I'd like to go back to using a 747"

Googling everything is such an industry problem
We have a culture of writing blogposts and zines and books to boost brands to get jobs and clout

These should be part of bundled documentation, well written docs are always better than google and shitty SO posts
Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
Well-written documentation is too much work in today's "Agile oriented" world. Even just keeping documentation up to date is a lot of work.

Also poorly documented products make people less replaceable.
I am talking within open projects
Look at, say, Kubernetes
Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
Same applies, I suppose. Just a bit differently.



Temple of Mishakal

Hey, a friend of mine is looking for a job near Vancouver

They are easily the most adaptable operations person I've ever worked with, they will make your team better

Hit me up, and I'll get you in contact with them


Running Cyberpunk 2020 for 2020, last Sunday of every month

My chargen lead to the highest Body stat being 4 in my party

On a scale of 3-10
Temple of Kiri-Jolith
The person with 4 is not tied with anyone

Temple of Majere

I wonder if you could write a Factorio mod to integrate nrpe so I could do alerting

Be the Unknown Armies you want to see in the world
Temple of Zeboim

One of the weirdest and most upsetting parts of capitalism is seeing other people doing my hobbies as subsistence, with the same tools as me, while also seeing people become millionaires while doing the same job as me less well
Silver Dragon Mountain

This thread is a great example of an overzealous crisis response policy not accounting for false positives *at all*
Temple of Kiri-Jolith

I am going to get banned by the Factorio police

Hedge Maze

I keep designing FitD games where your HP is your XP, and other PCs dying is the only way to level up

This is probably bad

(Previously: Gumshoe/Blade in the Dark set in the League of Peoples, currently: Suicide Squad)
Tower of High Sorcery



Am I doing these Pot Brownies right?

I heard these were illegal in the US

Temple of Kiri-Jolith

Que Shu

No big data, only big datum

Tabletop RPG for kids who can barely speak:
Pax Tharkas

Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
Yes, this is worrying.
Commercialisation of Internet addressing space itself can lead to a lot of crap.

Remember when technology people made Standards instead of Platforms

Email. IRC. SMS. HTML and shit. The fucking internet itself

Those things would never ever be made today. Instead they'd be shitty proprietary apps that probably only work on shitty proprietary hardware and can't be used by anyone without permission from the company that patented them

That's still kinda happening today? With stuff like dat and SSB and ActivityPub. But all of that is super super niche and technical and not at all accessible to the average user (with the exception of AP as of pretty recently). And it just sucks man, web 2.0 is bullshit
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
No, but "Remember when [thing that didn't exactly happened like this]" definitely is. I'm all for standards and protocols, but not every argument will be valid towards that end. This one isn't.
Eh, I guess we'll have to disagree

If your project is using I am less likely to use it

The Trough

I haven't left my house in three days, except once to go to the end of the street to get a pizza
I've eaten pizza every day this week
I've not seen anyone who wasn't a family member this week

This is bad
Sad Town

Infosec, PR, and HR are jobs that act like people who do them are members of a secret club of illuminati, when in reality we're just cogs in a machine

Damnit, my pinephone hasn't updated its shipping since Monday and I waaaaaaant it

Dev: How do I make this work
Ops: How do I make this not break

Devops (theory): How do I make something that works and doesn't break
Devops (practice): How do I make this work

SRE: How do I make this not break since devops isn't doing that step
Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
Dev: how do I make this work?
Ops: how do I make this not break?
Production engineer: how the fuck I am supposed to integrate this without breaking everything else?
Sysadmins: how this even exists?
Tech support: why people who made this are allowed to exist?
Users: what is this? what was wrong with 2012 version?
I don't even disagree


the biggest problem with Star Trek: Picard is that it rewards people who watched Nemesis
Silver Dragon Mountain

I hate to be that guy, but, the book was better and I don't know how the *fuck* they are gonna do the second book after that mess of a season

But also - cyberpunk yo!

Feb 27th... in case you hadn’t heard.
Altered Carbon, the book, of course being... not great
The other two were great

Static vs dynamic comic that everyone can enjoy and be just a little bit upset at

Original here:
a dynamic typing enthusiast excitedly announcing their partially-incorrect puzzle, delievered on time, and a static typing enthusiast lost in thought about how to put the pieces together correctly
The Trough

The first human writings are tax records

The second human writings are "kids these days"
Que Shu

The thing most stopping me from watching The Mandalorian is Baby Yoda
Que Shu

Wireless headphones are the best baking supply
I see you're not a sysadmin!
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Wasn’t that evident? I write code in PHP! And I have no idea of what I’m doing administering my own server, my backup status is unknown at best, I can’t tune MySQL for the life of me and I often struggle to find the logs of my own apps.
There's a logging module for friendica! It has some issues where it fills your disk, so I just do this:
55 23 * * * /bin/mv /var/www/html/friendica/ /var/www/html/friendica/
0 0 * * * /usr/bin/zip /var/www/html/friendica/ /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out
0 0 * * * /bin/rm /var/www/html/friendica/logs.out

You can tune myql by turning it into Postgres!
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Friendica doesn’t support Postgres just yet, although it is a long-term goal.
Hey, you're the one who writes PHP, I just told you how to tune it
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Sooo, I'm getting a separate 16 cores 8Gb RAM server just for MySQL, got it.
I mean, load averages should never top 10 per core
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
On my current server, global load average is hovering at 4, and I set up Friendica to shut down at 5.
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Wait no, worker stops at 10, frontend stops at 20.
MySQL was hitting load averages of 20 the other day, since, wow
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
The recent notification migration merged in develop made my whole server unresponsive for a few hours.
Fuck, this upgrade is gonna take hours

My friendica server is on another continent, so backups take FOREVER to push offsite and restore, and the only way to update is to pull the backup, upgrade on a bigger disk, and push back to london
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
I really am not a sysadmin.
Spencer friendica (via ActivityPub)
High-five for team "clueless sysadmins".
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
I'm at a sort of zen point in my sysadmin cluelessness where if I lose everything in a hack/crash/ransom, it isn't that big of a deal after all.
What I'm hearing is "Hypolite is a great place to learn red teaming"
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
I'm honored to provide learning opportunities.
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Seems like you might already be
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
It would be so contorted to steal my actual Friendica credentials or issue a CSRF just to edit a single reply I might believe it.
Honestly, sounds way more fun than doing something actually bad

This is incredibly bad advice

Both of those track connections, and when possible, device fingerprints

Also, this is the default in Firefox and Chrome, so watch out
Silver Dragon Mountain
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
So what 's a good one? I'm tired of seeing Verizon search engine when I make a domain name typo.
I use my ISP's, since I trust my ISP, since the operators are friends... how helpful!

Level 3's *probably* isn't too bad, and OpenDNS has resolvers that aren't evil, and has rebelled against adding tracking to DNS
Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
It depends I suppose. Every DNS can track connections however your ISP is near you, knows exactly who you are and readily cooperates with your friendly police, government agencies and who knows else. For Google and Cloudflare you are just one of billion users.

@Hypolite Petovan, good one is running your own DNS server preferably not in your country jurisdiction and connect to it over protected channel (DoH, DoT or just setting your home router to it and routing DNS requests via VPN). -

Myself I am lazy to set one up (it is on todo list) so I just VPN to and


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