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So my main use for is to be able to quickly find a file on my NAS and right-click -> share to generate a shareable link and also occasionally as an upload hole for people to send me large files (or quanitites of files).

Is there a lighter weight (self hostable with Docker on a pi4) option I'm missing? It just feels like a lot of fire-power for what I'm using it for.

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Last week I finally got around to setting up my own server. It was surprisingly easy thanks to matrix-docker-ansible-deploy ❤️


what are peoples options when looking for phishing & security workshops/seminars

Are there any & alternatives for running a seminar with the ideas of:
- training users to be more security focused?
- teaching them small things they can do to increase security?
- possibly running a security test?
- performing a phishing test?

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Hey #sysadmin types, especially those with server rooms...

I have budget to replace old KVMs in $job[1]'s server room. Anyone have any current favorites?

Why is it always that whenever I use a $$ system it never works the way I'm wanting it to, and I end up having to write a whole bunch of code that I had written for the old system but now I have to write it for the new system.


You were meant to be the "magic" solution. But I cannot understand why your graphing system has certain graphs that are only metrics based and other graphs for data. Even though I'm assigning logs to graphs...

Ex: nginx status codes per website

Also people. Are there file browsers that support SMB? &/or music/media players that support SMB?

is horrible on the pine phone when not docked...

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Day #3
Currently already way happier with which is a base that i just flashed to an sd card I had laying around.
Apps still tend to load quite slow. 4-5 seconds from initial "open" tap. lack of UI notification can result in a double tap which ends up opening two of the same app, which is annoying.
Finally there is a back button but its all the way at the top left of the screen which is not practicle for a long/big screen.

Sent from Tootle on the pinephone

Day #1-#3 #pinephone 

Day #1 :
5 mins later.
Oh no, it is quite laggy. The default camera doesn't save files. I cant connect to my WiFi.
Why do half the apps load 130% of my screen width

Day #2
After updates & a quite hotspot from my other phone, I can now connect to my WiFi. Still kind of laggy with normal OS operations.
Also, why is there no back button!
Why does my batter charge not go past 80%...

Day #3
Time to start distro hopping. first up

#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

I should also point out that a huge, HUGE issue is the database for federation. The bigger you federate, the bigger your database gets.

Currently on the two mastodon servers that are easily searchable with munin graphs available.
One server has 7 users. And has a database of 60GB.
The other server has a database of 22GB at the start of the year, and 32GB now.

Scaling is just /the/ serious issue. It comes with lots of associated problems.

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#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

internals do not scale (unless I'm wrong). There is SO much federation related toots, metadata, account syncing data you /need/ to know about just to function.
The ideas are the same as but the overhead is huge

How activity pub and mastodon are implemented federation require memory & cpu that is *proportional* to the amount of activity happening through your instance. Low activity/low federation = less cpu/mem used

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#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

mastodon will have scaling issues with millions of servers with 100/1000 accounts per server.
It will get to a point where blacklisting becomes so cumbersome that its easier for moderators and server admins to start whitelisting.

Thus comes the decentralized silos of communities. Instead of a single server, each community will be a set of federated servers. (Hopefully not) only talking to each other.

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#coffeethoughts If mastodon takes over from facebook 

Companies will start setting up their own servers. Creating their own communities dedicated to the companies. Terms of services include dedicated tracking questions. Soon evangelical people are hired to the companies not by resume but by their social life. Live the companies way of life. Influencers migrate servers and followers weekly, moving to the highest bidder. Choosing a server is based on vanity domains, and where your family "lives"

if the new Chromecast never included stadia support. I'm pretty sure might be dead

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It really feels like those who have all this hate for Signal have never proposed or can ever recommend anything better.

Day 2

Had a double shot today which I do not think had enough liquid. The 2 shots worth of ground beans basically came up to the "1 shot" mark. Which meant when adding the water it was only about 1 shot worth?

Maybe I need to add the water slower? Or slightly more water? Hrmmm

espresso Day 1

It's good. And I finally have a use for my stone mugs I got back in 2014!

I made a coffee @ 21:00

I some how thought it was still 17:00

I'm going to need multiple tomorrow...

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