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Facebook has shut down tools that let users see how they're being targeted by advertisers, including those by @propublica and @mozilla.

Very happy to launch our EU region! Good job Cloud team!👏


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Famous moments in shutdown history: When I forgot to use -r when logged in remotely on an isolated system 13,370 km away.

Very interesting emerging life like system simulation out of a pretty simple equation.

Sometimes low-tech is a cooler solution than high-tech.

This sensor device detects if your package was handled roughly during transport: no electronics, just clever engineering.

Day 19: I started writing the install script for kubeadm on the cluster. Also, today I attended my brother's robotics competition, and they did very well.

Make Sure to Download Your Flickr Photos This Weekend - Because this Cloud Service will be deleting everything over 1,000 of you Photos if you are on the Free Account #flickr

Day 18: I got back into the challenge and finished the setup, including some port forwizardry required to expose my servers to the internet through 2 routers. Fun!

Somebody made the perfect developer survey – sadly on Twitter, but the results are hilarious.

Before I go ruining my instance, is there any way to give a user their username back? I assume I can do something with the database but I'm not 100% certain.

Friend made an account, I promoted them to admin expecting to have to option to demote them if needed but I found that I didn't. So I had them delete their account then remake it. Only to find that their username was taken.

Anyone know how to fix this so they can have the same username?

(please boost 🙏)

#MastoAdmin #Mastodon

date -d "+ 20 years"|| date -v +20y # Tomorrow at 01:37:04 UTC is the halfway point between Y2K and the Unix signed 32-bit epoch rollover on Jan 19th, 2038. Think it doesn't matter? Consider that Raspbian OS for Raspberry Pi's is still 32-bit.

Note to self: fully switch to GitLab before this happens. 🤦‍♂️

Day 17 (yesterday): I installed (also on ) to an old computer to improve our home network security and isolate the servers from the other devices. I didn't do any of the major setup yet since I need to order some network cards and a switch first.

I'm kind of nervous about this but I think it's finally ready.

What I've been working on over the past few months is, in part, my website. I've added a few pages, changed some things around, and done a lot of CSS work. It's a lot cleaner than it used to be.

In addition to that (and this was the real time-sink), I'm now 9 different applications available for anyone to use completely free of charge. is now a Libre Hosting provider!

Day 16: I didn't have much time, so I just cataloged the info from the 4 servers in a spreadsheet. Hopefully I'll get to tomorrow...

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