I spent last week in Czechia, being a tourist in Prague, Karlštejn, and Kutná Hora. It was a pretty amazing trip.

Can beer replenish the hydration lost by sweat? Asking for myself.

Cotton-polyester blends are not flattering to my figure

It's really hard to find tshirts with some design to them, but that don't contain:
- branding, either the manufacturer's or other
- tacky expressions, or text of any kind
- pop culture references

Instance performance is now much better.

I'm learning how to clip my fingernails after breaking a 30 year habit.

Instance performance is trash. Don't know if it's the host or something I've done.

Assortedflotsam.com is upgraded to Mastodon v2.8.2

Anyone try setting up Cloudflare in front of their Mastodon instance?

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Yet another example of why we need an open source solution in this market. The major players seem to want to listen to everything you say and do all day every day.

"Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent"


2 extremely stressful weeks and no nailbiting. Maybe I can finally kick the habit?

I wonder if I should get rid of Elastic Search on this Mastodon instance. In theory, it's a nice feature, but it's a huge performance drain. Not sure.

Web host had an outage, sorry everyone. But on the plus side, they gave me a free performance upgrade for my trouble.

Since we were down anyway, I took the opportunity to upgrade to Mastodon v2.8.0.

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Immediate Policy Change for @Assortedflotsam.com:
No spam or self-promotion whatsoever. 75% of all new account registrations are spammers or people trying to boost search results. No more.
Small promotions by independent artists/developers or for non-profits are allowed.

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