Chris Remington

Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

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Cake day: tammi 28, 2022


Yes, for the foreseeable future.

Beehaw recently had an upgrade
![]( Every dip (even the small ones) in this image is every time the server hung up, crashed and restarted. Most of this was due to the fact that the server had been running out of RAM and physical disk space. As seen in the same image, it was March 7 that the admins decided to double our RAM and physical disk space by going to the next tier. What used to cost $6 per month now costs $12 per month to operate our server. I have a bot that sends me an email every time our server goes down. I was getting 3-4 of these per day before the upgrade. Since the upgrade, I have not received one.

I understand where the author is coming from. However, this isn’t applicable in every situation. In our particular circumstance, we bought our home to live in and raise our two sons. It took a couple of decades of working/saving in order to afford to buy our home. We aren’t going to treat our home as a financial investment either. Rather, we are going to keep our home in our immediate family. To explain, we are going to pass the property onto our sons. They will, more than likely, use it as a vacation home later in life.

European football (Mainly Premiere League), disc golf, Master’s golf tournament, March Madness basketball.

For years, I’ve just used NextDNS and uBlock Origin to rid my home (and all of our devices) of this crap and others like it.

I’m not sure how that HTML tag got into the post title…weird. Are you able to edit the post title?

Making the same post in more than one community is considered spam. That is why I’m removing this post and leaving the other in /c/space.

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Mammoth for Mastodon is now available to download for free on the App Store
I had been beta testing this Mastodon app and now it is free. I'm incredibly impressed with it so far.

Very interesting idea and it could help with these sorts of problems.

From all of the research that I’ve done, reading countless books concerning psychology, the way to have happiness is to have successful relationships. And successful relationships comes from years of interpersonal communication, especially listening to others talk about their feelings.

I love Bitwarden and have been using it for several years. I’m so happy that they’ve added this feature!

Discovered them, surprisingly, through a YouTube recommendation. They have a ton of live content on YouTube. Great indie rock band IMO.

Did you read the article? I did not get a sense of fearmongering when reading it.

pict-rs, more than likely, handles all images on the site. That would include our personal icons, the community icons, community banners, our site logo, etc. Having all of that missing, or not loading properly, would make Beehaw look like shit. After decades of web development experience under my belt, I know for certain that people eat with their eyes.

I’ve already implemented this as well as capping the Docker log files.

Tech proficient users of Beehaw, we need your help
cross-posted from: > We've posted a number of times about our increasing storage issues. We're currently at the cusp of using 80% of the 25gb we have available in the current tier for the online service we run this instance on. This has caused some issues with the server crashing in recent days. > > We've been monitoring and reporting on this [progress]( occasionally, including support requests and comments on the main lemmy instance. Of particular note, it seems that pictures tend to be the culprit when it comes to storage issues. > > The last time a discussion around pict-rs came up, the following [comment]( stuck out to me as a potential solution > > > Storage requirements depend entirely on the amount of images that users upload. In case of, there are currently 1.6 GB of pictrs data. You can also use s3 storage, or something like sshfs to mount remote storage. > > Is there anyone around who is technically proficient enough to help guide us through potential solutions using "something like sshfs" to mount remote storage? As it currently exists, our only feasible option seems to be upgrading from $6/month to $12/month to double our current storage capacity (25GB -> 50 GB) which seems like an undesirable solution.

This really doesn’t belong in /c/news. Would you, please, move this to /c/chat?

Have you ever tried a create your own perfume site? A quick search resulted in these two:

WAFT Custom Fragrance

Fragrance By Me

So, you’ve decided to insult me? That is a clear violation of what this site is about.

I’ll leave the post up in /c/technology. However, I’m removing this one because posting in multiple communities is considered spam. Thank you.

What a fucking masterpiece! LMFAO!

Go ahead and make your post again. However, this time just post it once. Making the same post in multiple communities is considered spam. Thank you.

I don’t want to come across as a pessimist, since I am an optimist and can witness a lot of positive things happening in the world when it comes to defeating climate change. Furthermore, I heard through NPR (National Public Radio) that the world will not see the most extreme effects of climate change based on what has/is happening in efforts.

However, and to play the ‘devil’s advocate’, this could just be wishful thinking or fudging of the numbers/efforts.

Simply put, there are 2 ways in which to reverse the effects of climate change.

#1: Stop burning fossil fuels.

#2: Extract carbon from Earth’s atmosphere.

That’s it.

If the world isn’t actively doing these, then we should be teaching our children how to adapt to this new environment.

Way back in 2007 I read a book by Derrick Jensen entitled Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization.

I didn’t agree with everything that the author wrote and I still have trouble with some of his material. However, I believe that he is clever and produced some thought provoking insights.

At the beginning of his book he prefaced himself with several premises.

I’d like to highlight the ones that I feel are noteworthy:

Premise One: Civilization is not and can never be sustainable. This is especially true for industrial civilization.

Premise Three: Our way of living—industrial civilization—is based on, requires, and would collapse very quickly without persistent and widespread violence.

Premise Six: Civilization is not redeemable. This culture will not undergo any sort of voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of living. If we do not put a halt to it, civilization will continue to immiserate the vast majority of humans and to degrade the planet until it (civilization, and probably the planet) collapses. The effects of this degradation will continue to harm humans and non-humans for a very long time.

Premise Thirteen: Those in power rule by force, and the sooner we break ourselves of illusions to the contrary, the sooner we can at least begin to make reasonable decisions about whether, when, and how we are going to resist.

Premise Fourteen: From birth on—and probably from conception, but I’m not sure how I’d make the case—we are individually and collectively enculturated to hate life, hate the natural world, hate the wild, hate wild animals, hate women, hate children, hate our bodies, hate and fear our emotions, hate ourselves. If we did not hate the world, we could not allow it to be destroyed before our eyes. If we did not hate ourselves, we could not allow our homes—and our bodies—to be poisoned.

Premise Twenty: Within this culture, economics—not community well-being, not morals, not ethics, not justice, not life itself—drives social decisions.

Supposedly, this will be released one week from now.

There is a beehaw Reddit account:

Yes. I made that as well as the Beehaw subreddit:

I don’t mind if someone else would like to make a Twitter Beehaw account. I’ve never used Twitter, for various reasons, and I don’t intend to start now.

Disturbing video:

> As a Community Interest Company its main purpose is charitable, to make light aviation available to developing countries, where aviation fuel is scarce and expensive, but sunlight is plentiful.

When Beehaw was first launched our disk usage (physical space on the server) was approximately 45%. Right now we are up to 72% and this will continue to climb over time. At the moment, I can only see two options. Firstly, go up an additional tier with our server host which would increase the monthly hosting cost. Secondly, figure out a way to remove old and inactive posts. Hopefully, there is a batch process for this or something similar. I'm not an expert in this area, sadly. What are your thoughts?