I run the midwest.social instance. I’m also active on lemmy.ml. @seahorse@lemmy.ml

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Joined kaksi vuotta sitten
Cake day: elo 04, 2021


If you type !michigan@midwest.social it should open a dropdown to choose the community and create a link for you.

In the past hour I’ve gotten like 10 applications to join my server and many of them have mentioned reddit’s new api pricing as a reason why.

Hello, and welcome! You are not the first person today who has mentioned coming to a Lemmy server due to reddit’s new policy.

Be as evil as fuck so much so that even hell doesn’t want you.

This is why I’m glad I joined some leftist communities in my area. We try to expand our community to as many people as we can, through as many organizations as we can, but we can only do so much. The US is most likely the least class conscious place in the world, so we’re in a constant uphill battle with the cold war propaganda brain worms infecting most of the population.

Yeah, I thought maybe mastodon treats hashtags similar to users since you can follow hashtags.

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/403117 > I found this new app called Mlem, and its on Alpha on testflight. A lot of things are missing, like comment and posting but they are on the roadmap. Take a look.

If I were you I’d get out before the 2024 election.

Things will almost certainly not get better here anytime soon unfortunately.

They make an AWD Prius now?? TIL

I need to up my hardware hacking skills for when this eventually happens on something I own.

New community on MWS: c/Chat
Inspired by [@admin@beehaw.org](https://beehaw.org/u/admin) I started a chat community on this instance.

“Some of you may die, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.”

I was a teenager in the early 2000s and social media was just becoming a thing. While I did partake in early social media like MySpace and Youtube we did do other, usually dumb, stuff. I played airsoft with friends, went spelunking in the storm water sewer system lol, watched movies with friends. I remember we found an abandoned house in the woods near a park and explored that multiple times.

Someone in IT security explained to me once that in the US the government usually pays far less than private sector jobs, so they don’t have a very good pool of applicants who want to “serve”. They usually leverage cyber criminals’ punishment by making them work for the FBI and the like. Maybe the Chinese government pays well?

There’s a little book icon that opens up the body of the post. You won’t be able to see comments though.

From github: "Mockoon is the easiest and quickest way to run mock APIs locally. No remote deployment, no account required, open source. " So pretty much like open source postman?

My self-hosting area is a disaster so I won’t post pics, but I run an Asustor NAS with openmediavault installed on it and docker containers running transmission-openvpn, radarr, sonarr, and jellyfin on it.

I have a pi-hole set up with recursive dns set up as well as pi-vpn so I can remote in from anywhere and access my movies/shows on the NAS as well as have ad-blocking.

I run syncthing on my daily driver linux computer that syncs photos from my phone to it so that I don’t have to email myself stuff if I need it.

Finally, I host my Lemmy instance and Mastodon instances from two VPS servers on Digital Ocean. Not sure if that counts as self-hosting if I don’t own the hardware.

New community: Michigan
I was asked to create a Michigan community and so I did!

That link is broken for some reason. I get a 404.

Displaying wrong number of comments
I'm getting notifications for comments on a post I made saying there are 2 comments but only one was made. I also usually get 2 emails when someone comments or replies to me instead of just 1. ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/c742a8a7-be23-466c-88a8-2c307faf4573.png) ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/9798be56-af30-43fa-beea-97a2c0d00ee9.png)

Shout out to @jackfromwisconsin
Thank you, [@JackFromWisconsin@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/u/JackFromWisconsin), for posting content here. I know it's pretty quiet, but I enjoy seeing your contributions!

Movies folder was deleted

I right-clicked on that specific movie’s tile from the home page and clicked “Delete media”. My file system is set up like /data/media/movies/movie_title_dir/movie_file and next thing I know I do ls in the terminal and the movie directory was gone.

I’ll have to check the configs. I doubt someone had access to my server but I suppose it’s possible. My initial thought was that it has a bug where if something doesn’t exist it accidentally just just rm -rf * somehow.

Jellyfin deleting files??
I noticed a movie that I never downloaded somehow showed up in Jellyfin. I searched for the file and couldn't find it anywhere so I clicked remove media and it deleted every movie I had downloaded. I was luckily able to recover everything but I'm kind of shaken. It deleted the entire movies folder I had.

Like 2 days and I’m not very familiar with docker. They’re running in docker containers with docker compose using portainer.

I’m blown away by my jellyfin, radarr, transmission-openvpn, jackett setup
I originally posted this thread: https://midwest.social/post/423896 in relation to getting started acquiring content and I just gotta say damn...this software is incredible.

Thanks! Do you use Sonarr or Radarr? I’ve heard of those for organizing/scheduling torrents.

Piracy 101 guide?
I have a NAS set up in my house with Open Media Vault installed. Is there a guide to getting set up torrenting? I just don't want to get into any trouble. I've never torrented before. Anybody have a guide or advice on how to start?

Turns out I get SimpleLogin free with my Proton Unlimited subscription so I’m going with that lol

You can schedule posts with the Tusky mobile client. I think a few others support it as well.

JKR is a TERF and people are asking others to boycott the game and/or spoil stuff to people who would want to play the game.

You can give your site “taglines”, short markdown messages, which are shown at the top of your front page.

What is considered the Front Page?

I think I searched for “open source reddit” and Lemmy was one of the search results. Joined lemmy.ml, and then a year or so later started my own instance.

System 76 launch

cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/385425 > Just set this up for my local Food Not Bombs chapter so they can coordinate with volunteers and others better.

Just set this up for my local Food Not Bombs chapter so they can coordinate with volunteers and others better.

Somehow, this shorthair cat got a lump of fur tangled up on her back. My mom finally managed to remove it.

Log file for midwest.social
Here is the link to the privatebin that contains the site's longest running queries of today. Take a look at it and see if you can find anything out of the ordinary. Thanks!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!
Hope you are safe and warm and surrounded by friends and family.

cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/370924 > Some neat internet history. I wasn't around for the Cleveland free-net so I'm learning about this now.

Some neat internet history. I wasn't around for the Cleveland free-net so I'm learning about this now.

New midwest.social users look here
Welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself here in the c/main channel if you'd like.

Problem has improved, but is not gone
The high CPU issue that is causing midwest.social to slow way down and timeout on HTTP requests is still a mystery to me. But, it seems to do it less often and for less time now. Here is CPU usage over 24 hours: ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/6d9927c9-1c88-4321-b2f9-b533ea867921.png) It's a bunch of SELECT statements in Postgres that all seem to fire at one time and take a while to complete as a batch. I've inspected the logs and haven't seen anything unusual. Just stuff federating and posts receiving upvotes.

I think I fixed midwest.social’s slowness
Upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 22.04 and the issue appears to be gone. I have been going crazy trying to figure out what was causing it.

Musk purging tons of journalists right now
Expect another influx of new users to mastodon