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Also, can't wait for sodium sulfur batteries to really take off!

Sodium Ion Batteries are, apparently, now in production. As in, this isn't theoretical. Customers are purchasing and using them now.

How Na-Ion batteries differ from Li-Ion batteries:

First, Na is very similar to Li but heavier so in general they operate the same way. But, obviously, there's no Li in a Na-Ion battery. But apparently neither is there any cobalt or copper or graphite.

No Li, Co, and no Cu means Na-Ion batteries are much less costly in terms of materials but also in terms of labor and environmental hazards.

But Na is heavier than Li so what about energy density? Well, there's a claim here that these Na-Ion batteries have comparable energy density to Li-Ion batteries. Which would mean there must be a mass-savings in some of the other constituents of the battery, right?

Well, whatever. It's something I'll be keeping an eye on. If it all works out this could be a very good thing indeed.

Just got my HP with #PopOS delivered! Probably the best laptop keyboard that I remember typing on. 😁
@JB Carroll New laptop day is always so exciting! Congrats!
I also got the HP creator mouse they recommended on the site. Both the mouse and the laptop seem very solid. The keyboard is like a modern version of a Thinkpad keyboard; like 3x more travel than other boards I've tried.

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Common weed may be ‘super plant’ that holds key to drought-resistant crops

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Common weed may be ‘super plant’ that holds key to drought-resistant crops

I probably shouldn't have this much schadenfreude about #crypto crashing, but...I can't help it. 😈

Several years ago when coaxing my cranky kid to eat his dinner at a restaurant, I told him I’d drink the side of ranch that came with my meal if he ate his food. He did, and I did, and it’s not something I’d like to repeat.

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Apologies for the fundamental question, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for online.

I'm trying to help test the new Fedilab app, and one error I've been having is that I'm unable to upload photos from the app. The developer said that my instance does not return supported MIME types. An update was provided that prevented it from crashing from not detecting the MIME type, but the draft window just closes, so I'd like to try to fix it on my server.

Is there a way to fix this on my server easily, and where is the MIME type file located? Which mime types should I enable?


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I haven't tested Fedilab by now.

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Alright. Tusky seems to work just fine, so if I want to post photos, I guess I'll use that for now. 🙂 Commented on the issue for it again on codeberg, we'll see what we find.

Bah! Finally succumbed to COVID. I probably have the "milder" Omicron strain(s), but if this was mild I can't imagine what the original without vaccinations would have done...
Thanks for checking in @Steven Brady ! I think I'm on the upswing now, still a lingering cough and get tired easily, but no more fever or severe coughing. Probably another week or two and will be back to normal (such as it is. 🙂).

Good guy proton. Thanks @ProtonMail ! Happy that the support has helped. 👍💪

@JB Carroll More and more they impress me. I may need to subscribe to their services sooner than later.
@Steven Brady
They just released an F-droid app with non-Google pish notifications too!

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Can I be deadly serious for 1 minute?
May is Stroke Awareness month in the US. My mom died last April 25 from stroke(s), and she was only 66. Know the signs; they are sneaky and nebulous. Strokes are VERY common and it is scary.

# #

Please take a moment and watch / share this info with your loved ones, or from your chosen medical info provider.

See also: transischemic attacks; white matter disease

I knew the # people were working on decentralized # over element, but somehow totally slept on this announcement. Excited to here SFU is in the cards too!
That looks really neat!

A co-worker has a wife who travels and was nice enough to share some of the # from her recent travel. Enjoyed this Riedenburger very much tonight! ::beer: ::like:

At the place we're staying at in # there is a resident cat named Mr. Beans! # #
Black and white cat in doorway.

Visiting # with my family for my sister's birthday and rented a cool house in the mountains. The roads were a bit perilous but the view waking up was worth it. 🙂
Panoramic view of mountains and pine trees.
Though apparently on the mountains the weather can whipsaw between 70 F and snow:

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Make internet smol again

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It's true, Mastodon is but one service in a constellation of applications all communicating together via the ActivityPub protocol. There are services that simulate Reddit, music and video streaming (spotify/youtube), blogging, etc., etc. There is a wide world to the Fediverse, as I'm posting from Friendica, another social network service. :)

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After Musk's Twitter Deal, Users Rush to Mastodon | Make Tech Easier

This news caused one of Mastodon’s main servers, to slow down. The site is very similar to Twitter in the way messages appear; however, Mastodon is constructed of multiple servers that work independently of each other but can still interact with each other. The system has been compared to the way multiple email servers interact.
# # # # # # # #

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M.s has been just crawling.... But I'm also seeing 20x the interactivity there that I was previously.

After Musk's Twitter Deal, Users Rush to Mastodon | Make Tech Easier

This news caused one of Mastodon’s main servers, to slow down. The site is very similar to Twitter in the way messages appear; however, Mastodon is constructed of multiple servers that work independently of each other but can still interact with each other. The system has been compared to the way multiple email servers interact.
# # # # # # # #

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Thought I'd write an # for all those # from the Musk exodus:

I'm an analytical chemist. I've hosted my own # node (instance) at my home since 2018, shortly after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. From there, I got bit by the # bug and am now hosting my own # replacements for many FAANG services.

Welcome all to the # ! If you are thinking about self-hosting and have questions, would be happy to help as able!

Such a shame. I loved the food at this place! Hopefully the Gin Room carries it on into new tasty frontiers...

Café Natasha is closing in April after 39 years as owner Hamishe Bahrami enters retirement. The Gin Room, the adjacent bar run by Bahrami’s daughter, Natasha, will remain open.…

Testing out my K480 keyboard with my phone. So far so good!

Man I'm so happy to have discovered one of my favorite solo instrumentalists Bulb (Misha Mansoor, now in Periphery) released some of his old work re-recorded. Brings me back to the soundclick days. 😃 #
I've been listening to the new Haunted Shore stuff, and looking forward to new Periphery.
@Michael Warburton haven't listened to HS for a while, need to jump back in!

Have you ever had a dream that you took off a day from work, and it seemed so real? Then woke up and realized you still had to come in?

That's the boat I'm in. Happy Friday!

Starting up my blog, for like the fourth(?) time. Using Publii this time to get the benefits of a static site with more of the ease of use of WordPress. Hope to post more about what I know with regards to hosting services at home!

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Hello all, @Lights Out Games is having trouble making posts, but they can respond when my node tags them in a post, and others can comment on their posts. Seeing if tagging will help them to be able to see the forum and any replies.
I'm happy to do that, but not until next Monday. I'm in the middle of a move to another city, so my time is a little tight right now.
@JB Carroll @Lights Out Games As we were discussing on XMPP/Matrix, this might be caused by not being able to deliver AP posts to any other instance (i.e., no posts to subscribers, no forum posts). The log contained such lines: worker [INFO]: Transmit to returned 202 ... APDelivery ... HTTPSignature.php line 309 function "transmit" HTTP 202 means "Accepted", and Friendica bails out on a request on signature failures. The same happened with another user (Clay) some days ago. This is a YUnoHost install if it matters.

Yup, got it. Sending one back.
Great! So it works somewhat...

@Steven Brady Nice! Along with signing that I finally got my matrix docker-compose set up. It was a good internet day yesterday - the benefits of being off work!
@Steven Brady I mainly use them for when the install would be a bit too over my head otherwise! Haha. Matrix was one of those. Just didn't have a lot of experience setting virtual environments. Also with docker everything is stored in the same folder (config, data, etc.), so it makes it a bit easier to migrate.

I generally can wrap my head around docker-compose a lot easier than normal docker. You mostly just set everything up in the compose file as YAML, then add a few links in the config to external config files (matrix needed to do this). Still had to fight with nginx and Postgres in docker-compose for a bit, but nice to have it all up and running together.

Got up really early to catch the lunar eclipse! This is a combo of several exposures in #photomatix , an #hdr program. Only have a 300 mm lens, so not the most detailed, but very satisfied with the exposure fusion!

#photo #eclipse #mywork

I recently got into cooking with a #cast-iron pan, and as a scientist, grew really curious about the process of "seasoning": cooking with oil repeatedly leads to a non-stick surface. After reading quite a few techniques online, I thought: somebody has had to have studied this scientifically. Sure enough here's an article for that!

Welp, finally pulled the bandaid fully. Transferred the SIM to the #Pixel4a with #grapheneos . Smell ya later, #iPhone !

I hadn't heard of GrapheneOS before now, I'm definitely going to check it out!
@Michael Warburton I recommend it for sure! Day to day use is basically Android, but there's a lot of extra security measures to shore up the Android OS. Of course, it's also de-Googled, but the ability to get apps outside of the play store is waayyyy better than it used to be. And for a lot of things I just use the mobile site instead of the app, which works great, plus I get tracker blocking from the browser!