If all goes well, the electricity bill of the home server I am building will be lower than the combined bills of all cloud hosting parties I am using to store data and run VMs.

keeps ruining my evening. I only want to install the v3.10.2 library, not an entirely different version (v1.0.4) of an entirely different library (stockfishy or something). How can I explain this to pip?

It has been on my wishlist for a while now to create a chessbot for the fediverse in Python. All the components are there; mastodon/fediverse libraries, stockfish and a lib that generates images.

I have a deadline this Wednesday, once that is passed, its time to open Atom again and start scripting. πŸ™‚

I don't know much about the art world, so I looked at some zoom broadcast with a friend of mine. Their pretentiousness was funny and cringe, but I lost my sides when Marina Abramović said: " Covid-19 needs to adapt to us instead of we needing to adapt to Covid-19 "

My sides were launched into orbit. πŸ˜‚

Cool. Just discovered that I cannot load attachments to my toots ( I receive a 404 error in the lower left corner ). Guess its back to debugging Mastodon.

Updating went great! The instructions underneath github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ paired with docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/up didn't help much. I ended up redoing portions of the installation process and had to edit the Gemfile.lock. But managed it in the end...

I am not comfortable with any of the technologies used for mastodon. I am happy I managed to get it working again in the first place. πŸ˜…

I've been looking into replacing our old saltstack and salt-cloud installation to deploy, provision and manage a fleet of EC2 instances in AWS, and unfortunately I haven't been able to find anything that is just as cheap as salt ( read: free ) that is stable enough. I've looked into Ansible (Tower) and CFengine so far, does anyone has suggestions for me to look into?

Written a small program that fetches JSON from an webserver, unmarshals it and prints it to a screen. Its not much, but its something for a first try.

Despite elevated infections in the region I visited the two pubs I frequent. Just one more time before they close for at least 4 weeks. It felt like some bitter sweet wake with friends. Knowing well that some may not survive the next 4 weeks making the entire visit a sort of goodbye.

While my spirits was optimistic during this evening, now at home the reality is slowly setting in and there may no coming back from this.

Having coded in and for years (as a simple sys-admin) my foray into isn't going well. To be honest, I feel lost. Very lost.

This is going to be so much fun! πŸ™‚

Thanks to the Youtube recommendation algorithm I stumbled on this documentary on the UK Sound underground music from the late '80s/early 90's till now, how it progressed over time and its influences.

youtube.com/watch?v=FVAllUgXyt

Having listened to the earlier works in the early 90's it might explain my migration into the D&B scene ~10 years ago was effortless and felt natural.

Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

I went to the chat channel and got pointed to git.chinwag.org/chinwag/ejabbe

This solved all my issues in one go. πŸ™‚

My mastodon user/pass are also the same user/pass for the jabber server! ❀️

Licaon_Kter or Licaon Kter, if you ever read this; thank you!

While this may be funny, I did make me wonder if ones seniority can be determined by the reliance on (or sources outside the documentation in general for that matter). πŸ€”

I am trying to have an instance of authenticate against this instance using ejabberd external authentication mechanism. The intent is to create and manage users in Mastodon and automatically offer (group)chat functionality via XMPP using the same credentials.

I still need to write the script that does ext.auth, but I figured out that the contents of users.encrypted_password field in the database can be compared using python3's bcrypt.checkpw() function.

So far so good. πŸ™‚

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