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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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"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life."

~ Jean-Luc Picard

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Hello Fediverse! We are a small urban farm growing super-hots and other tasty peppers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama since 2019. We will mainly be posting about our garden but also pepper profiles for the ~50 varieties we grow and pictures of Big Aubs the pepper guard cat. During grow season, come see us at the Tuscaloosa River Market!

Looking forward to seeing more of the pepper community on Mastodon and connecting with other growers!

#introduction #gardening #peppers #hotpeppers #vegetablegarden

Picture of a farmer's market booth. The table is covered in different colored peppers. Top down view of pint boxes with super-hot peppers in them.
Picture of a portion of our pepper garden. numerous pepper plants in raised beds with drip lines running between them. Picture of herbs in small pots for sale at the farmers market.

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If we're in a simulation, then this would be a great troll by the admin. 🙂

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Makes more sense now. Thanks :)

Enjoying this unseasonably cool August night with a firepit using wood from a recent storm, before we pay for it with super warm temps next week.
picture of wood fire in firepit. - TIL: PalmPilots (emulated) still form a part of the IMAX system.

"Oppenheimer is 600 pounds of 70mm IMAX film, and it wouldn’t work so well on-screen if it weren’t for a 21-year-old PDA."

#Film #IMAX #Technology #PalmPilots #RetroComputing

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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.

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.

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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.

Content warning: birdsite

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

Apparently sharing from Twitter is getting to be broken. Reminds me i still need to leave it. 😅🙃

AI-Generated ‘Drake’ And ‘The Weeknd’ Song Goes Viral, Twitter Users Can’t Get Over How ‘Scary’ It Is

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

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. 😈