Have any Mastodon or Hometown admins out there ever done a `pg_repack` on their postgres DB? I have seen admins say that it reduced DB size quite efficiently, and I've found some non-Mastodon-specific tutorials, but what would really help me is the actual command and options to invoke on the CLI that have successfully not broken a mastodon DB in the past
Fun bug that causes Steam to pick a pseudo-random font for everything:
I wonder why they measure baby height in inches and head circumference in centimeters at our pediatrician’s.
By way of #introduction I'll share one of my #projects reclaiming and giving away discarded (and mostly new) Uber JUMP #ebikes. Tens of thousands of them got sent to a scrap metal processor near my house. I wanted one for myself and ended up with several tractor trailer loads! They work great but I had to design a new bike computer to replace the proprietary integration points with Uber's app. The new model has an app too, but interfaces via BLE rather than LTE.
These puzzles are great - bought one for L for Christmas one year, can recommend without reservation!
Hugops to all the admins running fediverse servers that are struggling under the load.
Some pretty neat science standards things dropping today! Leap seconds and SI prefixes, oh my.
Nice read on Hachyderm’s infra: https://medium.com/@kris-nova/hachyderm-infrastructure-74f518bc7472
Now that I’m self-hosting more and more software, I’m really gaining an appreciation for small tech. Significantly lowers the barrier to entry for contributing.
So, to celebrate Mastodon's rise, Twitter's immolation, and the general bonfire of our vanities, here's a three-day 20% discount code for the book:
Expires 15:00 UTC on Monday
Add it to the discount code field in the checkout page.
RIP, Fred Brooks, author of "The Mythical Man-month", managing developer of IBM's System/360 and much more.
"Steven M. Bellovin @SteveBellovin
Sad news from @unccs — Fred P. Brooks, the founder and long-time chair of the department (and a major influence on my professional outlook) passed away a few hours ago."
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Brooks ]
Holy shit, you can finally make GitHub personal access tokens with fine-grained permissions! 🤩
Crypto Slush Fund $3,600,000,000
"Loans" to CEO's side gig $5,000,000,000
someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my crypto exchange is dying
Gender is weird. In many European languages, the word for "human" is masculine, but the word for "person" is feminine.
As K. Klein points out, things aren't gendered: words are. So French has two different words for "bicycle": la bicyclette & le vélo. A bicycle is neither masculine nor feminine, but the words for it are.
Twitter going hardcore? I much prefer softcore companies. I’d rather have them strongly imply how they’re going to fuck employees vs showing them actively getting fucked.
Teaching my child how to move around in the world has been a source of both joy and terror - joy as he learns independence, terror that the world doesn't care about his safety. One thing is becoming very clear: teaching *kids* to be safe on the streets is doomed to fail. 🧵
Kind of funny to get asked for an NPS on Neovim. I would most definitely not recommend it in the general sense, but I would also never give it up for personal use.
Wow, I haven’t done Ruby in a while. Forgot that
rescue by default only catches
StandardError and not