I run the midwest.social instance. I’m also active on lemmy.ml. @seahorse@lemmy.ml

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Aug 04, 2021


In the past hour I’ve gotten like 10 applications to join my server and many of them have mentioned reddit’s new api pricing as a reason why.

I need to up my hardware hacking skills for when this eventually happens on something I own.

I was a teenager in the early 2000s and social media was just becoming a thing. While I did partake in early social media like MySpace and Youtube we did do other, usually dumb, stuff. I played airsoft with friends, went spelunking in the storm water sewer system lol, watched movies with friends. I remember we found an abandoned house in the woods near a park and explored that multiple times.

Someone in IT security explained to me once that in the US the government usually pays far less than private sector jobs, so they don’t have a very good pool of applicants who want to “serve”. They usually leverage cyber criminals’ punishment by making them work for the FBI and the like. Maybe the Chinese government pays well?

There’s a little book icon that opens up the body of the post. You won’t be able to see comments though.

From github: "Mockoon is the easiest and quickest way to run mock APIs locally. No remote deployment, no account required, open source. " So pretty much like open source postman?

Interesting. I had the pleasure of comparing very large, complex JSON files when I was a NASA contractor. I ended up writing a somewhat custom JSON crawler using Node JS that would first parse the entire ~500 MB json files into JS objects, and then using asynchronous programming it would “crawl” through the objects and compare each and every value for every property or array index and writing out differences to a text file that included the actual path to the value, so you’d get something like “object.array1[4].velocity”, but waaay longer of a path than that a lot of the time.

Displaying wrong number of comments
I'm getting notifications for comments on a post I made saying there are 2 comments but only one was made. I also usually get 2 emails when someone comments or replies to me instead of just 1. ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/c742a8a7-be23-466c-88a8-2c307faf4573.png) ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/9798be56-af30-43fa-beea-97a2c0d00ee9.png)

Turns out I get SimpleLogin free with my Proton Unlimited subscription so I’m going with that lol

JKR is a TERF and people are asking others to boycott the game and/or spoil stuff to people who would want to play the game.

You can give your site “taglines”, short markdown messages, which are shown at the top of your front page.

What is considered the Front Page?

I think I searched for “open source reddit” and Lemmy was one of the search results. Joined lemmy.ml, and then a year or so later started my own instance.

This one I use daily: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/mice/mx-vertical-ergonomic-mouse.910-005447.html

You can keep the usb connector attached and use it that way if you want to avoid bluetooth.

You da real mvp! Thanks for contributing to my instance!

cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/385425 > Just set this up for my local Food Not Bombs chapter so they can coordinate with volunteers and others better.

They’re fucking annoying. The fact that someone would put effort into becoming an influencer is cringe.

Awesome! I tried to do this awhile back and the article was rejected because not enough news sources had written about it.

I’ve stuck with the blue lo-carb one. Tastes about the same as the green but with way less calories.

Hmm, I’m just running it on Android and updated this morning. Works fine for me.

Not yet. Someone did start a Rust-based TUI for Lemmy but I think it was abandoned.

Musk purging tons of journalists right now
Expect another influx of new users to mastodon

We all got $150 Amazon gift cards this year at work. That better not be all we get lol.

This could all be solved a lot more easily if every server minted each post using a Proof of Work transaction against a centralised BlockCha… sound of gunshot


I don’t believe Jerboa has a NSFW checkbox, if that’s what you’re using. The web app definitely has it.

The button with the overlapping squares in the web app is the cross-posting button.

Can we have government-subsidized healthcare? No that’s socialism How about $500 billion to defense contractors? Sure lol

I can’t believe most americans think this is acceptable

ActivityPub question
Someone on Mastodon was saying that if you boost someone's post and are federated with a server that the OP has defederated, that people on the defederated instance can now see the post since someone in their federation boosted it. This doesn't sound right, at least because of the way Lemmy works. I though that the post would be hidden from anyone on the defederated instance because it originated from an instance that blocked it. Anybody know how this would work?

Saw it on Mastodon, thought I'd share it here.

Question for mods/admins of any instance
Do brand new users that sign up to your instance start using it right away after approval? I've approved a pretty decent amount of new accounts over the months and a lot of them have never posted or commented. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong.

That’s odd. Are you on mobile? Also, it would fit best in !lemmy_support@lemmy.ml

Yeah, I get it. I feel like it’s a kind of important point in history for us fedizens though because a direct byproduct of him screwing twitter up is introducing all the non-fedizens to migrate to a FOSS alternative. And now that I’m following people on mastodon I gotta say it’s super entertaining.

Can anybody point me in the right direction on why postgres would take this much CPU sometimes?
I noticed my Lemmy server's CPU sometimes spikes for unknown reasons. Here are some screenshots of the usage. It seems to be a postgres SELECT process and some parallel worker processes causing this. ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/bb192745-b6ba-4ad4-8bf5-fecc798163f7.png) ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/8fd03bf4-3602-429d-8f18-41060b24e4b2.png)

Unable to fetch posts on my instance from mastodon
I set up a mastodon instance and I'd like to interact with my lemmy instance (midwest.social) from it. Looking at the logs whenever I query a post, it returns a 200 OK with no data, but if I query a post on lemmy.ml it returns data like it should. I must have something configured wrong on my lemmy server. Here is the log for a query: ``` Error encountered while processing the incoming HTTP request: lemmy_server::root_span_builder: NotFound lemmy_1 | 0: lemmy_apub::http::post::get_apub_post lemmy_1 | at crates/apub/src/http/post.rs:20 lemmy_1 | 1: lemmy_server::root_span_builder::HTTP request lemmy_1 | with http.method=GET http.scheme="http" http.host=midwest.social http.target=/post/326295 otel.kind="server" request_id=1b0dce53-f66f-4f1d-9d6a-212de403f62a http.status_code=404 otel.status_code="OK" ```

[Question] about NAS operating system
I bought a 2 bay NAS and I plan to flash it with the TrueNAS operating system. As I was reading the installation instructions I came across a section that said one of the 2 drives will have to contain the boot/UEFI partition, and can therefore be used for nothing else. Am I reading this correctly? I have 2 4TB HDDs that I plan on using in both bays and I'll have to use the entirety of one of those bays just to hold a small boot partition and nothing else? There are also 4 slots available for M.2 NVMe SSDs so I'm looking at using a small SSD for my boot partition there if this is true. My apologies if this is a dumb question as I'm kind of new to this stuff.

Questions about Jellyfin
I remember reading a post about someone setting up Jellyfin and some other software and essentially just waiting around a few days after shows come out and they end up being available in their media library. Like, some kind of pirating software that just grabs the right media. Is this a thing or am I misremembering?

Storage size on instance servers
I recently had to expand my instance's storage size from 25 GB to 50 GB because it was out of space. How much storage do you all use for your instances? I'm a little surprised that it ran out of space as my instance isn't heavily used. Am I doing something wrong? I prune all the unused docker images, so it's not that.

Socialist organizations to check out in my local area (USA)?
What is the best way to discover socialist organizations in my local area in the US? After looking around the only active group seems to be a DSA chapter. I don't have anything against them, but I thought there would be more of other active groups as well.

What thoughts go through your head when you hear someone refer to left-leaning individuals or policies as “liberal”?
Whenever I hear someone use liberal to describe someone or something that is left leaning I just get the sense that their politics are too US-based and kind of roll my eyes because that's not really what liberal means. Is this an appropriate reaction or should I get off my high horse?

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