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Been playing around with the t2bot project——as part of trying to expand my community; really neat piece of kit!

If you're curious about the world, and how we might improve it, for those in our local communities and beyond, come say hi! We're on Matrix, IRC, Telegram and Discord:

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I keep thinking I've probably watched enough Star Wars in my life. :babyyoda:

And then I get excited about a few sentences on Rebel Moon. 🌑

This expat has had a lovely Canada Day. :-) 🇨🇦

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Marlene Dietrich on Canada (CW: 🇨🇦 ) 

From _Marlene Dietrich's ABC_:
"What a beautiful country. The air and the sky seem to have been freshly washed and polished, and the people too. Like the Swedes, the Canadians have un-northern temperaments. Such capacity for enthusiasm!"

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Admins: If your homeserver is experiencing degraded federation performance following the recent flood of spam across the Matrix network, please consider updating to Synapse v1.37.1rc1, which is available now.

We intend to formally release v1.37.1 tomorrow.

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IMPORTANT: We're seeing a large scale attempt to bulk-register bot accounts across the public Matrix network (including captcha bypass) in order to perform spam flood attacks. If you're running a public homeserver please disable open registration, or require email for signups.

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Francisco Goya, Boy Staring at an Apparition, ink and watercolour and scratches on ivory (ca. 1824-1825)

#art #painting #goya

Ha ha. fedi version of forgetting the attachment. 🤦‍♂️

A Project of One's Own:

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I'm way late to the Paul Graham bandwagon, of course—got a lump in my throat when I saw Swartz referenced on the RSS feed 😞—but his latest essay is great; it's sent me of in all sorts of directions!

1) A great chat in , on Matrix, re Footnote #2;
2) Back to Deep Work by Newport, and how Bell Labs was physically designed for serendipitous collaboration (also referenced at:;
3) Another thread in the 'Open source is hard' tapestry; and
4) What's lost, .

Columbus and the Flat Earth Conception.–The idea that educated men in the time of Columbus believed that the earth was flat, and that this belief was one of the obstacles to be overcome by Columbus before he could get his project sanctioned, remains one of the hardiest errors in historical teaching… ⚓ 🌏

This great mood is brought to you by Airbourne:

🤘 Lemmy cameo! 🤘

Yeah, they were related: was too quick using command recall and had actually created the client cert incorrectly. *facepalm*

Still getting (different) cert errors, though. I'm starting to think the WireGuard fans out there are right.

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I _absolutely_ love this:

If only more of us directed so much care and attention to how our words and actions are perceived, out in the world, and then changed those words and actions to better reflect that which we truly value and desire.

Having trouble setting up an OpenVPN service on OpenWrt.

Running through the appropriate instructions on the relevant wiki page didn't generate an .ovpn file; I created one by hand, but now OpenVPN Connect is generating the following error in my OpenWrt system log:

Sat May 29 16:51:26 2021 daemon.err openvpn(client)[3024]: 86.8.XXX.XXX:10469 VERIFY ERROR: depth=0, error=unsupported certificate purpose: CN=client, serial=25861211816...

I'm thinking those two problems are linked.

Might travel to see family this weekend; strange feeling.

Guess that means I'll need to bump my VPN project up the to do list, as my reverse proxy has been a bit flaky since linking the config to Loki; might need to give it a poke at some point.

Getting OpenVPN running OpenWrt seems fairly straightforward:

And then I guess I'll use something like OpenVPN Connect on my phone. The latest Termux builds aren't supported on my old phone, but it should do, in a pinch.

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