I and the party were hunting down the mcguffin to mechanus. The bad guys showed up with some goons as well.

We had to file paperwork to properly take possession of the mcguffin when I had an idea.

I filed to get the bad guys paperwork on taking possession of the mcguffin.

Rolled a nat20 intelligence check to find the correct form for that and fill it appropriately.

So when the bad guys were bathing in their supposed victory of having obtained the mcguffin, I just went to the back office and had the local police force get it. They didn't fight, nobody breaks the law in mechanus.

I pulled apart my ALDI wireless earplugs. They're decent but number right broke.

It looks like there is some test pads on it >:)

Pins are: TX/TR/GND/RX/SDA/KEY/RST. I suspect a serial interface, no idea what KEY/TR is for. SDA is a bit useless without SCL, that might be hidden on the other side but I doubt it.

I might connect TX/RX and see what happens. What could also help is disconnect the battery and reconnect it. Maybe charge it manually? It did go flat before the thing went a bit weird.

network maintenance is done, should have had minimal downtime on pony.social (accidentally crapped my k8s ingress though)

still some outstanding DB maintenance

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also started a database reindex+ vacuum since there were some corruption problems after a crash

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Finished some routing changes internally, TCP connections are now routed via HAProxy to the proper backend. Means I can do healthchecks and DNS based routing properly on the backend

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I'm doing some maintenance work on my k8s cluster, don't worry if pony.social is unavailable for a bit. Should make the cluster more stable, had a few issues with the main nodes crashing due to OOM from kubelet (?????)

in regards to the derpibooru drama

byteslice/byte[] has quit over this and doesn't support nazis on derpibooru. Do not harass them in any way.

on the other hand I could expand the pony.social "brand" (it's not a brand but whatever).

I've been planning to start a Lemmy instance (federated reddit), I'm not sure if PixelFed is the right software to host an image board (PF is more about photos), so probably best to look for something else or write something / patch philomena.

I'm going to make a decision on this on the weekend, Lemmy is most likely to be starting. I'm thinking as "disc.pony.social", if someone has a different idea I am welcome to it.

Obviously any derpi-type host will be under "art.pony.social" (unless someone has a better idea)

derpibooru, politics 

So is there already a new instance based on the derpibooru that is more welcoming and inclusive now that derpibooru administration has caved to fascism?

if not i'd be happy to provide hosting CPU power and network to some extend

derpibooru, politics 

derpibooru rolled back their recent rule changes. from what I understand, the moderation and administration has suffered a hostile takeover and is run by people who don't care.

looks like we need a federated alternative to derpibooru.

Post a DNP on derpibooru if you care about them, they shouldn't just roll back positive rule changes to kick out bad people.

Here, I've partially shaped the blade, rounded it off and carved the hidden edges facing the crossguards, which in the process broke the crossguards off, before I reattached them and made the second set of crossguards for the other side.

moving some of the remaining tooling of the server, nothing related to pony.social but it's get close to lights out on the old host

some unplanned downtime today on pony.social due to a database crash

some unplanned downtime today on pony.social due to a database crash

next week I have vacation. I'll focus on a few things:

* finish migrating the old server, I paid for 2 months worth of running both and I don't wanna, that includes nextcloud which I'll move to backblaze as storage backend (still debating if I should just start NC fresh since atm it's a bit of a fucky setup)

* finish several plotlines for the campaign. Atm I'm running a light-preperation sidequest phase and next week, I'll go back with the party to dungeon diving, which requires more prep (custom dungeon)

* cleanup my flat, a lot of stuff has accumulated that needs to go (especially packaging material)

* migrate my campaign for , it's a great tool and compared to roll20, I own my setup and it has modding support out of the box, which provides lots of useful quality-of-life things to me and the players.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

looks like we're getting E2EE for mastodon. Could be fun if it's useable as a proper E2EE app with good UX compared to Matrix

I reconfigured nginx and properly migrated to the new host, including pointing the DNS records at the new host, the old web/streaming still runs on the old host but it's going well.

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Sidekiq had it's database purged. About 2 million retries had accumulated, some months old, due to the issues with elasticsearch. It's clean now and missing toots will be fetched on demand (new toots are appearing as far as I can tell)

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