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mjg59 with the low-down on "Commons Clause":

(tl;dr: it doesn't actually help anyone other than a small number of VC-backed firms who otherwise don't have a sustainable business model.)
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Linus Torvalds autographed #Debian 2.0 CD from 1998.

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Starfleet UX designers learned that if they didn't make some bridge consoles explode, captains would ignore damage until the shields failed.

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wilw Show more

So, since this apparently needs saying, this instance has a strong policy on moderation where we investigate in private and come to our conclusions based on the rules, not the size of the mob harassing one of our users.

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The hardest part of using PGP, key management, doesn't scale well in large organizations. We solved this problem at First Look Media (where there are over 200 PGP users) with GPG Sync. We maintain a keylist, and everyone subscribes to it, so everyone has the latest public key for everyone else.

I'm excited to announce that we've submitted a draft RFC that will turn GPG Sync into an internet standard!

Check this out:

OK, seems like there's an urgent security update, so short (hopefully) downtime soon, and then we'll be back up on 2.4.4.

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If having a coffee in the morning doesn't wake you up, try deleting a table in a production database instead.

Hi, just a bit of advance warning, we'll have a campus power outage at 20-00 tonight, CEST. So we'll be down for a while then, before we get back up.

And for sysadmin day this year, mastodon gave to me a bunch of spammers to banhammer. Sigh.

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@er1n hot take: Databases shouldn't come with default configs that do any networking, unix sockets would cover 99% of common use cases

There, upgrade all done and remote follows etc should work better now too.

So, will probably upgrade later today, but this will take a bit longer than usual. Major postgresql version update and pg_upgradecluster will take a few minutes, in addition to all the normal slow stuff.

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Check out my (~15m) talk at where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools:

It's a talk version of from 2010. Sadly still relevant.

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Hey Masto writers! I just saw that Duolingo is taking submissions for short pieces of fiction, $500 if they use it. If you write, check it out - if you know a writer, please boost or share with them! Let's get some cash opportunities to our talented Mastopeople!

#writers #writing #fiction #smallfiction #shortfiction #story #shortstory

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Today is a good day to honour all the good things the labour movement, and labour unions, have done for humanity.

Humane treatment of employees, workers having some free time every day and the weekends off, wages they can live on and support their family, and generally not being worked to death.

So, a bit of a poll here. I don't know if think I've enabled public view of the local timeline, but I'm considering it. If you have an opinion on this, please let me know.

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sysadmin advice request Show more

Looks like it made it, please give me a prod in case something is wonky.