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i will always read fstab as f stab and not fs tab and there's nothing anyone can do to change that

Got a Mobilizon instance up and running

In terms of customization and being able to adjust an instance to your aesthetic tastes, it's admittedly weak. User administration is also a bit lacking (I have registrations closed, and so have to use CLI for user account creation). It can be unintuitive - It took me a bit to realize the features are within a Group, and not just exposed up-front.

With all that said - I am extremely happy that Mobilizon exists, and hope to get people away from Facebook.

So, Mattermost documentation seems fantastic. I'm impressed particularly by the architecture, deployment, and scaling overviews:

docs.mattermost.com/overview/a

I've seen more complicated software with much, much less clear documentation and guidance on deployment.

Absolutely love the diagrams.

I'm learning to use ansible to beef up my resume (oh boy, really looking forward to the job search during the pandemic... NOT!),

and I'm trying to find software that's both interesting to me and scales well horizontally to semi-seriously test out ansible.

I've spent more time searching for cool software than atually learning ansible so far... oops.

Oh hey, my mastodon instance actually is running lol.

it just doesn't go backwards and grab old toots; which does make sense.

Okay, so it's time I made use of something like promethus and grafana and start actually monitoring my systems haha

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oh god, I didn't notice the drive space hosting my instance becoming full, and things died.

Expanding the drive space worked out and things seem mostly okay, but feed isn't updating...

I did fix an issue with /.well-known/host-meta not working (nginx configuration, of course).

I'll give it some time and see if things eventually get moving again

I set up a Wordpress site once to see what all the hubbub was about, and it's pretty neat - tons of features, big web app for managing content, many premade themes, and makes it easy to abstract away all the html files and stuff.

But then I actually wanted to play around with the html and try my hand at creating a super simple brutalist site, and yup - I've set up a folder that my site's files will be served from, and discovered static site gens, and I'm all caught up with the internet now.

I set up a Wordpress site once to see what all the hubbub was about, and it's pretty neat - tons of features, big web app for managing content, many premade themes, and makes it easy to abstract away all the html files and stuff.

But then I actually wanted to play around with the html and try my hand at creating a super simple brutalist site, and yup - I've set up a folder that my site's files will be served from and discovered static site gens, and I'm all caught up with the internet now.

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me logging into ffxiv today after not playing for two weeks and queuing for a dungeon after forgetting everything

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Bookstack's copy/paste is actually really slick and I appreciate it a ton.
I can highlight entire articles - images and links and all - and paste, and nearly all the formatting is preserved.
There's still a little bit of jank with images (both low res and high res versions get pasted??), but overall, I'm impressed with it.

bookstackapp.com/

Oh okay, Killing Floor 2 was released only FOUR years ago, so it's not THAT old.
I'm mixing up Killing Floor 1 memories in my head.
Shows how much staying power the good ol' zombie wave shooter can have!

All this time (3 years?), I've been putting /.well-known location blocks in my nginx configurations both in the http/80 server blocks and https/443 server blocks, because I wasn't really sure which one it would use.
I finally actually read up on the HTTP-01 challenge,
letsencrypt.org/docs/challenge
along with location block priority
stackoverflow.com/questions/52
and am just now understanding it. Ha!

WOOOW I was struggling to get a proper SSL cert via letsencrypt, and turns out I just needed to enable the DNSSEC in my DNS provider's (namecheap) settings!
Wow! Hours and hours of work because of a toggle!

UGH FINALLY!
For a piece of software that is built to help people take back control of their social network and online presence, Mastodon does not make it particularly easy to self-host the software!

Anyways, cheers to the first step of wrestling control of our online lives back!

The Ornwood Garden

A little social space created by a person with too much time on their hands, and some friends that wanted a little more control of their online presence.