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



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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 just...marketing?




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.

https://youtu.be/IBE0NADjSrE


Just got my HP dev.one 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.

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!Friendica Support

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?

Thanks!

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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. 👍💪
@Steven Brady
They just released an F-droid app with non-Google pish notifications too!


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!

https://element.io/blog/introducing-native-matrix-voip-with-element-call/
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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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. :)



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

This news caused one of Mastodon’s main servers, mastodon.social 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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https://www.maketecheasier.com/musks-twitter-deal-users-mastodon/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+maketecheasier




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.

stltoday.com/entertainment/…
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