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My preschooler just asked, "if the ocean is salty and briney, wouldn't a sea cucumber be a sea pickle?"

Can't argue with that.

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@taweret If I ever write a cookbook it'll start : "I grew up in a Scandinavian family, so other culture's foods were very important to us, because we sure as hell weren't going to eat Scandinavian food."

"...Anyway here's how to make some tacos or something."

smeg boosted updated to Mastodon v2.9.2

Sorry for the downtime - an undocumented db upgrade was required. updated to Mastodon v2.9.2 updated to Mastodon v2.9.2 updated to Mastodon v2.9.2 updated to Mastodon v2.9.2 updated to Mastodon v2.9.2

Backing up the Mastodon database takes longer and longer, and there are less than 20 users here. Of course, I have some busy bots.

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

Protest against wealth inequality

Date: September 1, 2024

Location: San Fransisco, Sanctuary District A

* Sign that has Benjamin Sisko's face spray-paint stenciled on it; text says: JUSTICE FOR BELL *

I figured out what has been occasionally slowing down - 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 

Having updated from 2.8.2->2.9.2 and run the database migrations and updated the assets, Elekk's profile directory now returns an error: it claims the database column "account.suspended" doesn't exist. Any ideas?

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

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