@kev @mike what version of Mastodon does fosstodon.org run? Is there a way to see the servers version?

@ConnyDuck @charlag Hi, are Stringlate still a bit messy when translating Tusky?

@brejoc so you're working for suse. Is there any change since the buy?

I'm sorry all Germans but I don't speak it. It's cluttering up my timeline. I really want to learn though.

@pallgone One of the biggest problems these complaints about ReCaptcha have is that most of them are not constructive.

If you want someone to replace Google's captcha service from their web page, try to provide them an alternative that achieves (almost) the same without being a Google service.

Simply because from a technical and financial perspective most alternatives are either expensive or not efficient.

And expensive for most private web pages often means everything is not gratis.

I'm telling you, if you use #Google #captchas on your website it's like spitting into the face of the people that want to use your service.

#fuckoffGoogle

Yessss! I am now a proud patron of Roman Zolotarev on @Patreon, and you should be too: patreon.com/romanzolotarev/

Going to upgrade an #OpenBSD system to 6.4?

Make sure to read openbsd.org/faq/upgrade64.html

For instance, the syntax on httpd.conf changed. "root strip" is now "request strip". Since that gets used for acme-client, I'm sure *lots* of us would get caught by that change.

If I hadn't read the upgrade document, I would have run face first into that one.

@romanzolotarev time to update your website instructions for openbsd 6.4.

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Let's help OpenBSD.Amsterdam to become a Bronze sponsor in 2019. Please boost.

I'm afraid that my desktop computer just fried one or maybe two of my disk drives.. systemd is shouting out errors..

Looking to do a firmware update to install the #Meltdown microcode, but don't have Windows?

On #OpenBSD: pkg_add geteltorito; geteltorito -o bios.img firmware-update.iso; then dd bios.img onto a usb stick.

Just installed OpenBSD 6.3 on my "new" Thinkpad x220. Works like a charm. Only hassle is that I needed new firmware drivers for the Intel wifi, but no problem. A simple command ``fw_update`` took care of that.

A shout out to /this corner of the fediverse for continuing to be amazing!

I really love that I can post about whatever nerdy topic I'm obsessed with today—whether that's , , best practices, or anything else—and get a ton of interesting, thoughtful replies.

Thanks, everyone!

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