jlj

twt.nfld.uk

An expat Canadian, confusing Brits for more than a decade. Grab a chair; he's just gettin' started – Maintainer of nfld.uk.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @indulgeglobal, welcome to nfld, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@indulgeglobal@twt.nfld.uk Yeesh. Haven’t we indulged enough? More than a century of conspicuous consumption. Isn’t this a bit tone deaf, as a business model? Or am I the one who’s out of touch? Anyway, welcome. Honestly. We don’t all have to agree here, just so ya know. :)

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In-reply-to » In the morning I could just see about 100 meters after raising my shutters. It was super foggy at 2°C. We had a great sunset and quite some fog again this evening. When the sun was out and we were going uphill, it was t-shirt weather. But once the sun began to vanish behind the horizon, we were glad that we brought our beanies along.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Very atmospheric! Love it. :)

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In-reply-to » @prologic Wow, I've missed some big changes! Very nice. :) Poderator admin makes loads of sense. Two questions, more generally: 1) I'm guessing my help account avatar is no longer valid; how do I update that (under the support account somewhere, I assume)? And 2) What are the criteria for the special interest accounts that show up here again? I just deleted it, but some random account ended up right under help, for some reason. Ta! Media

@prologic@twtxt.net Ah, I see. Yeah, it is. Also, fyi, my mentions still seem a bit finicky, with only that call for ideas on deleting twts from the wider network being listed there right now. (I have enabled that mentions related feature flag, btw.)

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In-reply-to » Who's coming to tomorrow's Yarn.social weekly call? 🤔 There seems to be some desire to change the time, so which time?

I’d like to come back to these. :) But not necessarily this week, as I’m in the problematic region, I see. ;)

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In-reply-to » @prologic Wow, I've missed some big changes! Very nice. :) Poderator admin makes loads of sense. Two questions, more generally: 1) I'm guessing my help account avatar is no longer valid; how do I update that (under the support account somewhere, I assume)? And 2) What are the criteria for the special interest accounts that show up here again? I just deleted it, but some random account ended up right under help, for some reason. Ta! Media

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net Yeah, maybe I’m missing something, but the accounts associated with the poderator account (e.g., news, help), don’t seem to work that way; could be wrong, though. Either way, I’m an idiot: the avatar is working; it’s just both mostly transparent and a terrible colour to mix with the yarn dark theme. >.<

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@prologic@twtxt.net Wow, I’ve missed some big changes! Very nice. :) Poderator admin makes loads of sense. Two questions, more generally: 1) I’m guessing my help account avatar is no longer valid; how do I update that (under the support account somewhere, I assume)? And 2) What are the criteria for the special interest accounts that show up here again? I just deleted it, but some random account ended up right under help, for some reason. Ta!

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @agentcasey, welcome to nfld, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

Cool. :) Nice to see an active user on the pod!

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Forgot how much I missed Canadian friendliness. 🥰🇨🇦 Helped that I was in a couple of the friendliest place around: Newfoundland and Cape Breton! ❤️

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In-reply-to » Pod status: operational -- sorry for the recent downtime! Please reply to this if you continue to experience issues.

The kicker was, I got almost all the services back up, and then decided to run a system update on my other RPi, which happens to host the databases of many nfld.uk services. Well, wasn’t one of the packages built incorrectly? I’m still troubleshooting – between work and jetlag – but I think a PostgreSQL package was built for the wrong architecture, or some such; got illegal instruction shortly after the update, and now the RPi won’t boot. D:

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In-reply-to » What do I do about the growing number of spam accounts on my pod lately? 🤔 Seems like I'm getting one per day, and I keep shadow banning them because they only post total spam crap that risks littering up the Pod's Timeline (Discover) with useless junk 🤦‍♂️

@prologic@twtxt.net Yeah, they hit my pod too; not really sure what to do about it, tbh. :/

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In-reply-to » TIL that, according to one test at least, I'm not as centre as I thought I was! Media

Well, my very conservative, traditional friend in another community came out hardly anything right of centre; and mid Y-axis. Seems off.

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In-reply-to » TIL that, according to one test at least, I'm not as centre as I thought I was! Media

Yeah, I think it has a left-leaning bias, judging from half a dozen other results amongst mates. A propaganda / disinformation tool, maybe? H’m… ;-)

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In-reply-to » @jlj Not sure you saw the message! I was saying the other days some cigarette cash would be nice. 😁 In exchange I said maybe my analytics scripts would pick your interest https://adi.onl/cbl.html, I have them implemented here http://s.mkws.sh/.

@adi@twtxt.net Ah, apologies; I did, indeed, miss it. And mentions are still flaky, for me. Just transferred some funds, and I’ll definitely check out those scripts! :-)

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In-reply-to » @jlj Remember how I was talking about finding a solution to my Messaging needs? Well lots of "things" didn't fit the bill for me, including [Matrix] as you know 😅 -- Anyway... I'd like to invite you to collaborate with me and join us in evolving a new project (as well as Yarn.social's continued evolution):

@prologic@twtxt.net Indeed :-D

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In-reply-to » @jlj Remember how I was talking about finding a solution to my Messaging needs? Well lots of "things" didn't fit the bill for me, including [Matrix] as you know 😅 -- Anyway... I'd like to invite you to collaborate with me and join us in evolving a new project (as well as Yarn.social's continued evolution):

@prologic@twtxt.net Cool. I’ll look at setting it up shortly then. :-)

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In-reply-to » Finally brought low by Covid. Rugrat's been pretty much giggling and laughing non-stop with it, and then there's me: half the day in bed yesterday, bangin' headache...

@mutefall@twtxt.net Cheers. Yeah, just keep shuddering at the thought of getting hit with this cold. My wife has a cousin who hasn’t had any sort of Covid vaccine. :-/

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In-reply-to » 📣 FYI: I am going to have to temporarily shut down the global search service as it's currently killing my infra with excessive CPU and I/O utilization. Sorry folks 😅 I will investigate why when I have time/bandwidth and try to address the "problem". 🤗

@news@twtxt.net Ah, gotcha. Should I stop advertising it for now, then?

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Finally brought low by Covid. Rugrat’s been pretty much giggling and laughing non-stop with it, and then there’s me: half the day in bed yesterday, bangin’ headache…

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In-reply-to » Sometimes it makes me really angry when people use parking spots which are not parking spots. Literally taking away a spot for the construction workers. Or park right at the entrance of a parking lot in an unmarked area.

@carsten@yarn.zn80.net Nice one! I need to lose some weight; pandemic has not been good for me in that regard.

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