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Every time I use (u)rxvt for very long I'm reminded that I'm extremely used to xterm's very specific selection behavior (especially for multiple clicks) and I can feel something is off even for small variations from it.

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My parents' girl kitty likes to play fetch. She finds a toy, then brings it over. Sometimes she drops it on the ground and sometimes you put your hand right under her mouth and she gives it directly to you.

Then you throw, then she chases. Sometimes if you don't notice she's waiting, she makes a little chirp to get your attention. #catstodon #caturday

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I'm impressed with the number of "don't get mad at Red Hat" articles after the CentOS Stream announcement. None of them have convinced me, though.

Red Hat said they're not going to stick to what they said they would do. You can try to spin it however you want, but that's the crux of it. Trust gone in one press release.

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#Debian has a new homepage - and I love the leading headline: "Debian is a #Community of People." Yes, it is also a Free operating system, but at a deeper level, the social contract reveals what it's really about: making the world a better place through software.

I have been a #Debian developer almost a quarter of a century now and I am glad to see these ideals continue to thrive.

The reasons why it took so long:

1. Our backup system for the assets is a bit on the slow side. An expected "couple of hours" after I shut the services down ended up finishing sometime in the middle of the night.

2. The system runs on a different network than where all our install infra is on, so I had to go in and patch the other port in to the right switch.

3. I've spent most of today with $dayjob, poking the server now and then when not so busy.

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And that's it. If you see anything broken now, please give me a prod and I'll get on it!

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Phew, that took a long time. Almost done now though, just a small mastodon software update and we should be done!

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OK, time again for an attempt to reinstall the server behind mastodon.acc.sunet.se. I'll start the downtime after dinner, so in an hour or so. Total time down should be a few hours.

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Well, that took longer than I hoped, but mastodon.acc.umu.se is done now. I think it is a bit too late to start with mastodon.acc.sunet.se now, so maybe tomorrow?

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Running the UmU one now, getting a fresh backup after shutting down the services isn't instant.

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OK, time for a second attempt at major intervention with the matsodon.acc.sunet.se instance, starting in 1-2 hours from now, and downtime hopefully not lasting more than 1-2 hours either.

Never mind, some test work showed issues before I got to the production instances, so this will happen at a later point in time.

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I'm planning to do some major maintenance on the ACC mastodon instances this evening.

If all goes well, not more than an hour or so of downtime, but it could be longer. No data should be lost though.

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Software licensing 

I had a major revelation, license is not viral and does not infect any code which uses / links against it.

To ensure the user has the legal right to link them, it needs to have a license that is GPL compatible, which it does. The Free Software Foundation has a FAQ that discusses this issue in lots of detail. Here are some of the most relevant parts.

gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#
gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#
gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#

This sounds like a myth / propaganda in hindsight

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Huh, TIL: scp on Unix systems is considered fairly broken&unfixable by the openssh maintainers; probably better to alias it to rsync.

lwn.net/SubscriberLink/835962/

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