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moxie seems to believe there are only two options for how services can be hosted: self-hosting or commercial hosting.

completely ignoring community hosting.

that reinforces my feel that community hosting is one of the biggest advantages of fedi.

(he is absolutely right that #web3 is crap, of course)

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#Gitea is joining the fediverse 🎉 We can now announce we've been accepted into the #NLnet funding round that we applied to.

Thank you to @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends and so many others for getting us to this point.

We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.

Finally now we're cookin!! down to about 250ms to join a torrent swarm and torrent a file 😎 Here are some stream clips!!

- furiously looking up information on node.js webtorrent/bittorrent tracker (part 1, typescript/socket listening issues, video cuts out)


- part 2, partial success after I realized first clip got messed up


part 3, two torrents completed in 500ms


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writing typescript type defs for webtorrent/bittorrent-tracker

music: 🍄 Gnome 🧙🎸

back at it again

hopefully I can torrent some bytes today. music: gold panda

continuing my bad habit of starting a million projects:

🍠 Tuber: Serve Your Media Without Limits From a "Potato" Computer Hosted in Mom's Basement: Take our Beloved "Series of Tubes" to Full Power

Nowhere close to operational yet but as far as I can tell there's no reason why it won't work? I'm excited about this one.

I'm streaming now, finally taking some time to start working on that p2p cdn idea i had

The idea is its an HTTP reverse proxy you can put on any web server and you can configure it to offer media files and downloads over WebTorrent instead of over HTTP
inspired by but for HTTP in general instead of just the <video> and <audio> elements in a page

Music rn: 🎹🌌 MGMT 🌀🎸


We got a little carried away with the little cakes decoration process

I'm proud of what has done with, our home-grown "cloud" VPS provider over the past couple of years. We keep it running day in and day out, and others have joined us in our repos / made a fork, embarking on their own journey.

homelessness, death 


Every time I travel south from my icy domain (Minnesota) I'm reminded of how many homeless people are out there struggling. We don't see nearly as many homeless folks daily up here because the winter will either force them out or kill them.

I met a lot of homeless folks in Atlanta. The Covid economy has been cruel to many.

One man I spoke to told me about how his mother never really loved him, and always told him that you can't change the world, and it would be silly to try. But he found God at a homeless mission, and realized how much he had been lied to and abused by the system.

After I mentioned I was traveling/just a visitor, he asked what brought me here, so I tried to explain that I was part of a group who're trying to make it possible for anyone to "own" their own presence online as a part of a community that they have a say in, not like how it is with facebook or google. To my surprise, he instantly picked up on what I was saying and seemed to be cheered up by hearing about it. I explained that the server was as if it was "a car running without oil" and he told me to make sure I oil that machine well.

I really hope at some point our society can progress to the point where folks don't get left behind and kicked to the curb. This guy was shivering cold standing under an awning to stay out of the rain.

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I just returned from Atlanta, Georgia where @j3s and I did maintenance on Baikal, cyberia's server and the workhorse behind

Baikal has been running for years with an inefficient QEMU VirtIO configuration which caused its SSD disks to wear out much faster than they should, and our decision to use NVME drives for some of the disks in the ZFS pool almost prevented us from being able to expand disk capacity to meet demand: We kept mailing PCI-e to NVME adapters to the datacenter and they kept saying "It doesn't fit".

Life happened and it got kinda bad, with a legitimate risk of everything going kablooie, so we had to work hard to get everything fixed in short order and ensure that our little project has a future. I suppose it's not-so-little anymore, depending on your perspective.

Attached are a couple fun pictures from the trip. You can also see a video I took of us replacing one of the SSDs that was wearing out here:

I was sweating bullets while j3s carefully pulled the disk out of the server while it was running 😅

streaming working on capsul-flask

Music right now: 🧔🏾👨🏾‍🦲👨🏿‍🎤 Das Racist 🎭👜🔥

Greenhouse Cloud alpha test program by the numbers!

3700 views on our self-hosted demo video

30 user accounts registered

19 successful installations:

9 linux -- command line only
3 linux with desktop application
4 macOS desktop application
3 windows desktop application

5 bugs identified and fixed

6 fully self-hosted web applications already live and in production via greenhouse!

1 month since the public alpha test was launched


Hello, do you know of any work that has been done on profile edit in pinafore?

Also, is there a pinafore development related real-time chat channel like matrix, slack, discord, irc ?

Thanks for the hard work on Pinafore, its really smooth to use 🤯


pumpkin and kale smoothie with lemon, sugar, parsley, and ginger

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I'm getting back to streaming again after recovering from COVID19

small side project, my GoToSocial implementation quest

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Small server part of the infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.