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Obscure Star Trek reference; Protest plan; Not sure how serious 

I figured out what has been occasionally slowing down Assortedflotsam.com - backups. They were running too often, stepping on themselves.

I got the schedule sorted out, so it should smooth out here after the currently running backups (!) stop.

After that, I'll upgrade to 2.9.2

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european friends are pals, american friends are ntscs

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Fun fact about the license under which the Mastodon source code is published (AGPL) is that it requires any modifications to it to be published.

No secret sauce, no proprietary features possible. Which is why commercial companies hate this license.

Want to paywall "pro" features? You can, but anyone can take your code and run it on a different server for free.

Anyway, that's quite an interesting financial choice for Gab, a for-profit entity that sells "pro" features

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mastoadmin, mastodev, database issues 

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"

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

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.

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