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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!

Pretty cool that #birds have figured out that mud and straw makes a pretty strong #composite for #nests , too!
Old nest made of mud and straw.
Old nest made of mud and straw.

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Friendica 2023.05 released

Content warning: We are very happy to announce the availability of the new stable release of Friendica “Giant Rhubarb” 2023.05. This release contains a security fix of a problem tek-aevl pointed out, we strongly encourage all admins to update their nodes. The highlights o

@Friendica News
Many thanks for the super work.
You all really do a great job. My respect.

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An interesting write-up from @Matthew Graybosch who recently made the jump from #Mastodon to #Friendica, highlighting the features that won him over.

Once again, #RSS for the win!

@Hypolite Petovan Yes. Looks like it's pulling a post at random every couple of hours. That suits me.
@Matthew Graybosch At least it shouldn’t repeat itself if the sort order stays consistent.

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There'll be more info soon, the submissions will start in a few days - but we got a schedule and we are committed! The website has been updated with all the info we currently have. Check it out at
#Fedivision #Fedivision2023

Got access to the Scott AFB Air Show Practice yesterday from a friend. He serves on the C-40s carrying VIPs all around the world. They actually had SPAR19 at the show, and he let me sit in the VIP section. He said he was pretty sure that this was the seat Speaker Pelosi was in flying over. 🙂
Picute of me sitting in airplane seat on C-40.

The latest beta of the Relatica mobile and desktop Friendica client, version 0.6.0, has just been released. This release includes three major new features: blocks management, post/comment filtering, and image gallery management functions. It also includes fixes for the jankiness and apparent freezing that could be seen when processing posts coming back from the server, a problem where delayed logins could prevent the app from loading, and several other bug nits. The CHANGELOG file has more details. The Install file can be used for installing Android, Linux, and Windows version. Apple has it in review for iOS and macOS users so should be available within the next 24 hours. If you would like to join the beta on Apple platforms feel free to DM me here, on Matrix, or in the Relatica Matrix room. Enjoy! #relatica #friendica #fediverse

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Texas Singer and songwriterJames McMurtry was wearing a dress at his Nashville show last night because the state of Tennessee just made drag shows illegal

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Interned String Buffer Full

!Friendica Support

I switched my fpm over to 8.0 on Friendica, the same as my Nextcloud instance. Ever since I've been getting a notification about my opcache.interned_strings_buffer becoming full. I've increased the memory in php.ini, but it seems like it almost immediately fills up no matter the memory I give it (I have tons of RAM so can experiment). I

Seems like it caches one string to be applied over and over again to improve performance. I wonder if there are some strings generated in Friendica that are always unique and therefore always would fill up the buffer.

Doesn't seem like it's affecting anything yet, but didn't know if that's a bug or a feature.

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@JB Carroll All the translated strings are unique and loaded all at once for each request.

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Makes sense. Thanks! I may try to branch out the Friendica pool to a different user then so it doesn't step on Nextcloud too much.

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Content warning: Relatica v0.5.0 (Beta) Released

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Is it possible to get a TestFlight code for the iOS version? I've been using Mona, which "works", but isn't ideal. Very happy to provide feedback or bug reports.

Content warning: birdsite

I don't know if this says more about AI or about how generic and auto-tuned modern pop music is. 😂


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CBC bails on Twitter.

Our journalism is impartial and independent. To suggest otherwise is untrue. That is why we are pausing our activities on @Twitter. | Notre journalisme est impartial et indépendant. Prétendre le contraire est faux. C’est pourquoi nous suspendons nos activités sur @Twitter.

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So glad I really don't use these anymore. The few times I've tried Google, the results page is an all-fire mess.

Finished the first cut of direct messages into Relatica by the end of my flight to CA. w00t! Tray tables up warning before I could get screenshots, which are kind of ugly since initial implementation but I’m stoked enough about it I had to post. #relatica #friendica #flutter Temporary feature branch here:

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@hoergen :selected: @Friendica Admins Several of what look like not profiles requested me from this server. Need to do a server wide block myself today.

To all four of my followers that are still using twitter: I'm probably closing this down soon. See you over on the Fediverse. My handle is @JB Carroll. Follow using Friendica, Mastodon, or other service. See you there.

Got some sweet drinking horns for Christmas. I suppose it's high time to brew another mead! 😂🎅
Two drinking horns on a stand.

Almost last minute Hail Mary, but I finally got something for everyone on my shopping list for Christmas! Just has been so crazy it was hard to think about it till now...

You can tell you're getting old when you get excited about foundation repairs. #adulting
Photo of basement with holes dug for repairs.
That is some next-level adulting right there. Way to get her done.
@alysonsee (Fca) the repair added some excitement yesterday. The generator they were using was too close to the house and set off our CO detector, which correspondingly made our security company send the fire dept. out. My wife who WFH did not get much accomplished yesterday...

Thank goodness we don't repair our basement every day! 😅

Got to visit the #spaceneedle in #seattle last week. I've been by it before but never went up. It was really nice inside! Seemed like a fancy hotel, and didn't realize how far up I was until I stepped on the observation deck. 🙂

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You mean Apple's privacy advertising was

Story checks out.

I guess the #docker images hit for #postgres...took out my #matrix server for a while. Probably ought to get out of the habit of just tacking "latest" on all my images on docker-compose. Thank goodness I'm only my own #sysadmin ! 🙃
@JB Carroll Ouch. I hope you get everything back up without much hassle.
@Steven Brady Thanks! Back up and raring to go. Just changed the docker image back to 14.5 for postgress, did another coker-compose pull and up, and we're back.

I would like to switch to 15 someday, but seems less than straightforward, so will do that when I have some free time. 🙂

Happy Birthday @Isaac Kuo ! Hope it's a good one.
Thank you! It means a lot to me

Good ole petrichor. Haven't smelled that in a long time in STL.

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. 😁
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.

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.