I've been building Flóðgátt, a replacement streaming API server for Mastodon. The goal is to cut RAM usage and make hosting an instance that much cheaper.
So far, we've cut RAM for the streaming server of an empty instance by ~94.2%
The next task is to make sure that lower RAM usage can scale without other issues (e.g., CPU).
To do that, I need a test server with enough connections to see how Flóðgátt performs under load.
That's where y'all come in: can you please follow @codesections ?
USE_EXPAND flags are contextually different from regular USE flags under #Gentoo #Linux. They represent more information than the feature- & dependency-focused "concepts" that are typical of normal USE flags. In my most recent video, I go over USE_EXPAND and the related topic of language targets:
@Kevin That would have been a good one! I was aiming for that roughly-ten-minute mark though 😃
In my most recent video, I cover some of the more advanced uses for the simple Linux terminal utility tee. It can do a lot more than just split output!
Layman is an overlay (external package repository) manager for portage. In this video I demonstrate how to install and use layman, and give some info regarding Gentoo's overlays as a topic.
@povoq I've thought about doing this as well, but I am not currently in a position where I could host a PeerTube instance of my own. I have considered using one of the publicly-available instances, but most of them understandably have restrictions on how much data they will host for you at one time. I would definitely be willing to give it a try though. Do you know of any particulary good PeerTube instances where FOSS/Gentoo topics might be of interest?
I recently resumed posting videos on my YouTube channel. Main topics include GNU/Linux-related info, news, and tutorials, with a particular focus on Gentoo for the desktop user. If that sounds like something you would be interested in, it'd be awesome if you came and checked out my channel!
🎉 Yesterday was the third anniversary of Liberapay's launch! 2018 was a very difficult year for us, but there are some silver linings: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/the-third-year-of-liberapay-636fbe7d95a8
My name is Erik, and I am a software developer who is interested in distributed technology. Mastodon seems right up my alley, and I am excited to learn more about it!
I also do Let's Play style gaming videos. I'm particularly interested in FOSS video games. I run a channel dedicated to them, in fact :)
Nice to meet you all, and thanks for reading! #introduction
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.