eldersnake @twtxt.net

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In-reply-to > @eldersnake Btw... You're the only Yarn.social pod that I'm aware of that's running on a Raspberry Pi. How is it all going? Resource consumption, performance, overall experience? Can we improve anything? 🤔

@prologic Yeah all good! The only thing that was out of the ordinary I guess was that initial problem I had with the open registration flag not working, which I worked around. But if that’s the first you’ve ever heard of it, maybe it was something odd in my config/build.


#cntpora
In-reply-to > Based on spam logs, I am (again) considering banning a bunch of TLDs at the server level. Has anyone ever gotten legitimate email from a .work, .casa, or .today domain, for example?

what’s even worse is I’ve seen domain sellers put those niche domains on mega sale for the first year, like $1.70 or so for a year, then the price jumps up anywhere between $30-70 per year depending on the domain thereafter. But the first year is more than enough time for spammers to do their thing.


#edmu3qa
In-reply-to > Got Yarn (yarnd) built and running on my Raspberry Pi. All goes well I might eventually migrate to my own Pod? :P Depending on how much I have to deal with rate limits via Pagekite, otherwise might have to shift it over to a VPS.

@prologic Supplying open_registrations: true in settings.yaml also wouldn’t work unless the default was compiled to true in options.go first, but it respects it being turned true|false afterwards. Hmm.


#7xoymda
In-reply-to > Got Yarn (yarnd) built and running on my Raspberry Pi. All goes well I might eventually migrate to my own Pod? :P Depending on how much I have to deal with rate limits via Pagekite, otherwise might have to shift it over to a VPS.

@prologic Yeah, regardless of using the ‘-R’ flag or the long form, every time I would fire up yarnd it would report registrations as being closed and saying neither of the flags were supplied (they were). And sure enough it was showing as closed on the actual webpage. Changing the default in options.go let me register my account, and then turning off Open Registrations in Pod Settings worked to turn if off again.


#27av77a
In-reply-to > Got Yarn (yarnd) built and running on my Raspberry Pi. All goes well I might eventually migrate to my own Pod? :P Depending on how much I have to deal with rate limits via Pagekite, otherwise might have to shift it over to a VPS.

@prologic The main thing I can’t work out for the life of me is where the raw user txtxt.txt file is 🤔 I did a find everywhere, lol!


#ns3ryia
In-reply-to > Got Yarn (yarnd) built and running on my Raspberry Pi. All goes well I might eventually migrate to my own Pod? :P Depending on how much I have to deal with rate limits via Pagekite, otherwise might have to shift it over to a VPS.

@prologic Will do! I should probably let you know yarnd was ignoring the ‘-R’ open registration flag, I had to edit the default value in options.go and compile it that way. Probably something to put in a bug report but I also can’t yet discount me having done something silly on my end yet…


#dng54wq

Got Yarn (yarnd) built and running on my Raspberry Pi. All goes well I might eventually migrate to my own Pod? :P Depending on how much I have to deal with rate limits via Pagekite, otherwise might have to shift it over to a VPS.


#weto2nq
In-reply-to > Figured out my Pagekite "troubles" I think. Don't know how I missed this, although the docs and website aren't always as clear as could be, but turns out non-subscription accounts have a rate limit. In the case of free trial accounts, it's only 5 unique connections (IP addresses, user agents etc) per 3 hours. I was easily hitting this just through testing in multiple browsers, CURL and anyone else visiting. Chucking a few bucks their way lifts that limit to 8 connections per 3/4 of an hour, which is much better but still.

@eldersnake They’re not currently taking new subscription plans for some reason at the moment, so signing up and removing the rate limits entirely doesn’t seem to be an option ATM.


#ut434xa

Figured out my Pagekite “troubles” I think. Don’t know how I missed this, although the docs and website aren’t always as clear as could be, but turns out non-subscription accounts have a rate limit. In the case of free trial accounts, it’s only 5 unique connections (IP addresses, user agents etc) per 3 hours. I was easily hitting this just through testing in multiple browsers, CURL and anyone else visiting. Chucking a few bucks their way lifts that limit to 8 connections per ¾ of an hour, which is much better but still.


#zvahanq
In-reply-to > Hello world?

@prologic @adi Seems to be fine now. Interesting thing is this morning I did try to post and it showed up like this in my twtxt.txt: 2021-09-16T02021-09-16T23:32:57Z Getting "error loading feed" on twtxt.net but not on Goryon. Also wont let me post on twtxt.net. @prologic is anyone else reporting issues ?
You can see the timestamp is mangled. Otherwise I just wasn’t able to post at all. Rather odd.


#qksju2a
In-reply-to > Hello world?

@prologic I think I first noticed it when I got home late yesterday, I can’t remember exact time, but definitely late arvo/early evening. At the time I put it down to an update or little bit of downtime that everyone would be seeing and went off to do other things, but then today I noticed it still happening and saw people still posting like normal (from the logged out state) xD


#5yrm3dq
In-reply-to > Hello world?

@prologic It was happening all day. See pic.
It happened after I came home and had been using Goryon to post while I was out. Then today twtxt.net only loaded my feed AFTER I made a post on Goryon before, if that makes sense. I kind of wonder if Goryon did something to my feed (file) that upset the twtxt.net pod, because it seems like I was the only one affected.


#t2l4e6a
In-reply-to > @eldersnake https://tildes.net/~comp/yg1/whatprogrammingtechnicalprojectshaveyoubeenworkingon#comment-6roh

@adi Thanks bud. Still having issues on my site, nothing to do with the solar setup or anything funnily enough, I think it’s my Pagekite setup. DNS always checks out now, it seems I have to restart the Pagekite service a lot for it to function properly, and then after a while it starts having issues again. Kinda sucks, if my ISP didn’t block port forwarding I may not have had this issue.


#okh2nja
In-reply-to > Assuming the DNS is playing ball now, my little personal site https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ is now self hosted and solar powered. As @mckinley can attest, running on the original nearlyfreespeech.net non-production plan could use as little as $0.01 per day so there's not really any advantage to this, its just... because I can 🙃

yeah ill have to add a http tunnel when I get home. I have my Nginx config set to redirect to https from http requests but of course if i don’t have a http tunnel it would never get there. silly me 🤦‍♀️


#vefzjrq
In-reply-to > Assuming the DNS is playing ball now, my little personal site https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ is now self hosted and solar powered. As @mckinley can attest, running on the original nearlyfreespeech.net non-production plan could use as little as $0.01 per day so there's not really any advantage to this, its just... because I can 🙃

and it will need the “www” as well as https. Seems I’ll need a redirect..
To explain, because my ISP blocks port 80 and 443, I’m using Pagekite to tunnel it out, but im currently only running a tunnel to https.


#sqdn7ma
In-reply-to > Assuming the DNS is playing ball now, my little personal site https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ is now self hosted and solar powered. As @mckinley can attest, running on the original nearlyfreespeech.net non-production plan could use as little as $0.01 per day so there's not really any advantage to this, its just... because I can 🙃

the server itself is on a Raspberry Pi 3+. Probably the worst internet setup for a public server ever, but its been fine in my testing. Its even loading fine for me on my phone and I’m out and about at the moment, so I dont know why its not loading for others unless its a DNS propergation thing.


#pxxchxa
In-reply-to > Assuming the DNS is playing ball now, my little personal site https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ is now self hosted and solar powered. As @mckinley can attest, running on the original nearlyfreespeech.net non-production plan could use as little as $0.01 per day so there's not really any advantage to this, its just... because I can 🙃

the reason for the distance from the house is the LTE connection is hooked up to dual MiMo yagis to get a strong signal.


#efcz2wq
In-reply-to > Assuming the DNS is playing ball now, my little personal site https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ is now self hosted and solar powered. As @mckinley can attest, running on the original nearlyfreespeech.net non-production plan could use as little as $0.01 per day so there's not really any advantage to this, its just... because I can 🙃

eh yeah photos will come but I need to tidy the installation. I’ve had the solar setup itself for a while, a 160w solar panel on a regular deep cycle car battery powering an LTE Optus Broadband connection, which feeds into a GL-AR300 mini router connected to a 110m Ethernet run of cable back to my house. Its as Jerry rigged as it comes, but I live quite rural and its been a secondary connection as I only have a satellite broadband connection otherwise 😔 until Starlink lands anyway


#62rix7a
In-reply-to > Assuming the DNS is playing ball now, my little personal site https://www.andrewjvpowell.com/ is now self hosted and solar powered. As @mckinley can attest, running on the original nearlyfreespeech.net non-production plan could use as little as $0.01 per day so there's not really any advantage to this, its just... because I can 🙃

bugger ! and yet works on everything I test it on outside of the home network 🤣 typical. Did you use the www sub domain ? I know it doesn’t load on the root “naked” domain yet.


#svre45a
In-reply-to > Just found RoMote on F-Droid. Donated! Who needs Play (or their owner)? ;-)

Always good to have finds like that. I appreciate any devs that not only have an F-Droid version, but also provide means to get a pro version without going to the Play Store or requiring GSF (Google Services Framework). I recently picked up a second hand Google Pixel 3 and put CalyxOS on it, so I’ve been playing around with the whole de-Googled thing.


#t5pwnha

Things like this make me shake my head https://cryptobrowser.site/en/ - if you visit the site make sure you have ad block, block trackers etc. Pretty sure it’s based on Chromium, but anyway a browser made specifically to “mine bitcoin while you browse”. Sounds like extra resource hog to me. Also they actively encourage you to login to Google or Facebook to save your mining progress. The whole thing sounds like a privacy nightmare and sadly no doubt some people will fall for it.


#ugzptua
In-reply-to > And 32kb of RAM might seem like absolutely nothing, but y'know I kind of miss when developers had to be memory constrained, as odd as that might sound to say. Nowadays devs can put any amount of layers and bloat into software because "memory is cheap" and they just don't care.

well said.


#yrgoeza
In-reply-to > What are you all up to this weekend?

And 32kb of RAM might seem like absolutely nothing, but y’know I kind of miss when developers had to be memory constrained, as odd as that might sound to say. Nowadays devs can put any amount of layers and bloat into software because “memory is cheap” and they just don’t care.


#rb7wmlq
In-reply-to > ProtonMail Logged IP Address of French Activist After Order By Swiss Authorities ProtonMail, a hosted email service with a focus on end-to-end encrypted communications, has been facing criticism after a police report showed that French authorities managed to obtain the IP address of a French activist who was using the online service. From a report: The company has communicated widely about the incident, stating that it doesn't ... ⌘ Read more

The instant thought to this is “this is why you would want to roll your own mail server”, however then again, whatever server provider you’re with can provide your IP upon request. Even if you roll one at home, you’ve got your ISP.
So I guess the best security is simply to… not use the internet?


#yzp5rnq

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say Google’s Captcha thing is the scourge of the internet and anyone using (implementing) it should be subject to capital punishment (slight exaggeration). I hate it every time I come across it and most of the time it keeps saying to ‘please try again’. Grr!


#e5ro3ua