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sparky [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

Lead administrator of federate.cc and its services. Please don't DM me for support with federate.cc, make a post in /c/meta instead.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale 🇺🇸, lived many years in Vienna 🇦🇹, now living in Setúbal 🇵🇹. Software engineer specialized in Apple platforms. 🌎

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Secret Service rushes Trump off stage after shots fired at his Pennsylvania rally
  • If there was any doubt that he’s going to win reelection, it just disappeared. He’s going to play this up for months and claim all the democrats are out to get him, or whatever. God fucking damn it.

  • Migrants say border agents continue to throw away their belongings like medicine
  • Bro is speedrunning the “most downvotes” achievement

  • The left-wing French coalition hoping to introduce 90% tax on rich
  • This does actually happen more than you think - it’s why all the world’s football and tennis stars miraculously decide to move to Monte Carlo as soon as they hit the riches. Which is exactly why we need a coordinated tax policy at an EU, EEA or global level, to make sure that you can’t just choose a neighbouring country and pay an order of magnitude less.

  • Russia forces adult content creator & hook-up app user to help entrap gay men
  • Basically this. Russia and its ruling party have big problems and so scapegoating a minority group offers a way to misdirect anger that would otherwise be aimed at the government. You may recognise this exact dynamic from your own country’s local right-wing party.

  • JPMorgan Chase warns 86 million customers they might have to start paying for their bank accounts
  • Pro tip: open a checking account with a brokerage, like Charles Schwab or Fidelity. Everything is free with ridiculously generous terms: no fees, free check books, ATM fee refunds, excellent foreign exchange rates on your debit card. They’ll blow any credit union out of the water.

    The reason is that these companies make their money on stock accounts (via trading commissions and the like), and view these checking accounts as just a value-add / loss-leader to get you to park your investments with them. And they’re rolling in dough from options trading and shit like that, so the terms on the loss-leaders are really good.

    I’ve had a checking account with Schwab for like 20 years, and they’ve never so much as whispered changing this dynamic.

  • JPMorgan Chase warns 86 million customers they might have to start paying for their bank accounts
  • ChatGPT approved the article it itself generated, so we’re all clear!

  • Nigel Farage, Right-Wing Disrupter, Elected to Parliament for the First Time
  • Seems but a tinkle. Sorry, I mean trickle. Got those confused cuz Farage is such a bellend.

  • Pigs in a blanket for the lazy
  • It’s the breadluminati. They are everywhere.

  • Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran presidential election
  • Will he be allowed to enact any reform? I was under the impression that the supreme leader is effectively dictator and able to overrule any policy, and the president is more a logistical administrator.

  • Rishi Sunak has announced he will step down as the leader of the Conservatives after a historic battering by Labour in the General Election
  • Truss as a telly commentator would be brilliant considering she can barely deliver a normal sentence!

  • Brexit Backlash: Brits Now Regret Their Populist Revolt
  • Found the German! The English equivalent of “der Zug ist schon abgefahren“ would be “that ship has sailed”. Which is pretty funny if you think about the geography of the UK versus the German speaking realm.

  • [Meta] Now that [email protected] moved to [email protected], should we maybe consider closing this community? Having this community open could confuse newcomers
  • I added a sticky to this one redirecting people to the feddit.org board. I don’t want to delete it immediately as not everyone here is necessarily subscribed there, let’s give it a bit of a transition window for people to notice before I delete the sub.

  • [Meta] This community is moving to feddit.org/c/europa. This sub on Lemmyworld will be sunset in the coming weeks. Please update your subscriptions.

    The main Fediverse community for Europe is located at [email protected] - please don’t submit many new posts to this sub on Lemmyworld. We are considering the board to be sunset and in a transition period for the next few weeks, after which it will be locked for new posts. Thanks.

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    unverified email
  • That’s pretty odd. I just disabled a setting requiring email verification, can you give it another go?

  • Pyongyang Says It Will Send Support Troops to Ukraine Within a Month
  • We defederated them a while ago over here. Along with some right wing instances too. The extremists from either side of the political spectrum really spoil the experience.

  • Life By You [Sims clone by Paradox] is Cancelled
  • I mean, can you elaborate, or at least link something?

  • EU agrees on start of accession talks with Ukraine, Moldova
  • I think this is a little different as (Greek) Cyprus joined after the island had already been divided, the conflict already frozen. Versus if an EU member is attacked anew, the collective defence article would be triggered. Still, it’s unfortunate that Cyprus still remains divided.

  • It looks like Turkey will give up on the European Union
  • I dunno. It may have been on the table at one point had they continued to work towards improving infrastructure and combating corruption. But once Erdogan turned autocrat, that door was closed.

  • Fediverse.cc (Meta) @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    ...and we're back!

    Sup lemmings!

    As you probably noticed, this instance was dead for the majority of last week. Sorry about that. An update to the latest version using the official method was less than successful, and the documentation less than informative.

    At any rate, the site is back up now, though I’d expect slowdowns over the next day or so as all that backlog from the fediverse filters in.

    Sorry about that!

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    How do you mention a user on Lemmy?

    Is there an equivalent to doing /u/user in The Bad Place, to notify and summon someone?

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    Fediverse.cc (Meta) @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    Federation not currently working with non-Lemmy instances (kbin, mastodon, …)

    Currently 👀 an upstream issue that’s preventing non-Lemmy instances from federating with us; this is preventing interacting with Kbin among other things. Hoping this will get merged in soon, otherwise I’ll probably have to monkey-patch our instance to get this working. Kbin has a large user base and so the ability for us to subscribe and participate in their communities (“magazines” in their parlance) is important to me.

    https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/3354

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    Mixology - a place to share and discuss cocktail recipes @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    My personal favourite: Port Old Fashioned

    Do you like old fashioneds, and wine? This is the drink for you! I can't remember now where I got the idea, but I've been making them forever.

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    2-3 shots Bourbon whiskey (personal favourite: Jefferson's Reserve, the gentle alcohol notes but strong wood flavours blend gracefully into the wine notes!)

    1 - 1.5 shots' worth of tawny port (don't need anything too good here but a basic 10 year Graham's or similar will do)

    1 teaspoon simple syrup (take it easy on this since the Port itself will impart sweetness!)

    1 big ass ice cube

    1 maraschino cherry

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    Mixology - a place to share and discuss cocktail recipes @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    Welcome to /c/mixology, a community to share and discuss your favourite cocktail recipes. Unique and home-brewed cocktail recipes are especially welcome!

    I'm a fan of custom and unique twists on cocktails; and if you're reading this, hopefully you are too! Let's move beyond the typical basic stuff and discuss more interesting recipes that have a special place in your heart, particularly if you've concocted them yourself, or put a twist on them.

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    Fediverse.cc (Meta) @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    Looking for a mobile experience for Lemmy? Try WefWef, a near-exact clone of Apollo for iOS

    It’s a free progressive web app; visit https://wefwef.app in Safari, go to the action/share sheet and click Add To Home Screen. You’ll find it’s a near carbon copy of Apollo was on iOS. To use it with your account here, just go to Login and where it asks you which server, scroll down to select Other and use “lemmy.federate.cc” as the server. Voila!

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    Fediverse.cc (Meta) @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    Looking for forums on other Lemmies?

    Don’t forget to browse by “Subscribed” or “All” instead of “Local”. If you want to search for or subscribe to a remote community, you can search either for the full URL of the remote community inside our search box, or search with the syntax [email protected]

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    Fediverse.cc (Meta) @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    E-mail now available

    I've set up email at the federate.cc domain today, backed by Migadu, a lightweight privacy-focused email service out of Switzerland.

    If any members would like an e-mail at this domain, either send me an email (sparky@), or DM me here on Lemmy. They're not created automatically by default, as I have to manually go do something adminny to make them happen.

    But upon request, an email @federate.cc is open to anyone who wants one.

    Some caveats:

    • This isn't Gmail, we're poor. Assume you have something like 500mb-1gb of storage in your account. Not a good place for large attachments, etc.
    • You're subject to the same code of conduct as our instances, e.g., if you start sending spam or harassment, you'll get shut down.
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    Pro-tip: Self-hosting Lemmy? You can use object storage to back pict-rs (image hosting) to save a lot of money

    Just thought I'd share this since it's working for me at my home instance of federate.cc, even though it's not documented in the Lemmy hosting guide.

    The image server used by Lemmy, pict-rs, recently added support for object storage like Amazon S3, instead of serving images directly off the disk. This is potentially interesting to you because object storage is orders of magnitude cheaper than disk storage with a VM.

    By way of example, I'm hosting my setup on Vultr, but this applies to say Digital Ocean or AWS as well. Going from a 50GB to a 100GB VM instance on Vultr will take you from $12 to $24/month. Up to 180GB, $48/month. Of course these include CPU and RAM step-ups too, but I'm focusing only on disk space for now.

    Vultr's object storage by comparison is $5/month for 1TB of storage and includes a separate 1TB of bandwidth that doesn't count against your main VM, plus this content is served off of Vultr's CDN instead of your instance, meaning even less CPU load for you.

    This is pretty easy to do. What we'll be doing is diverging slightly from the official Lemmy ansible setup to add some different environment variables to pict-rs.

    After step 5, before running the ansible playbook, we're going to modify the ansible template slightly:

    cd templates/

    cp docker-compose.yml docker-compose.yml.original

    Now we're going to edit the docker-compose.yml with your favourite text editor, personally I like micro but vim, emacs, nano or whatever will do..

    favourite-editor docker-compose.yml

    Down around line 67 begins the section for pictrs, you'll notice under the environment section there are a bunch of things that the Lemmy guys predefined. We're going to add some here to take advantage of the new support for object storage in pict-rs 0.4+:

    At the bottom of the environment section we'll add these new vars:

    - PICTRS__STORE__TYPE=object_storage - PICTRS__STORE__ENDPOINT=Your Object Store Endpoint - PICTRS__STORE__BUCKET_NAME=Your Bucket Name - PICTRS__STORE__REGION=Your Bucket Region - PICTRS__STORE__USE_PATH_STYLE=false - PICTRS__STORE__ACCESS_KEY=Your Access Key - PICTRS__STORE__SECRET_KEY=Your Secret Key

    So your whole pictrs section looks something like this: https://pastebin.com/X1dP1jew

    The actual bucket name, region, access key and secret key will come from your provider. If you're using Vultr like me then they are under the details after you've created your object store, under Overview -> S3 Credentials. On Vultr your endpoint will be something like sjc1.vultrobjects.com, and your region is the domain prefix, so in this case sjc1.

    Now you can install as usual. If you have an existing instance already deployed, there is an additional migration command you have to run to move your on-disk images into the object storage.

    You're now good to go and things should pretty much behave like before, except pict-rs will be saving images to your designated cloud/object store, and when serving images it will instead redirect clients to pull directly from the object store, saving you a lot of storage, cpu use and bandwidth, and therefore money.

    Hope this helps someone, I am not an expert in either Lemmy administration nor Linux sysadmin stuff, but I can say I've done this on my own instance at federate.cc and so far I can't see any ill effects.

    Happy Lemmy-ing!

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    Run It Yourself @lemmy.ml [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    Pro-tip: Self-hosting Lemmy? You can use object storage to back pict-rs (image hosting) to save a lot of money

    Just thought I'd share this since it's working for me at my home instance of federate.cc, even though it's not documented in the Lemmy hosting guide.

    The image server used by Lemmy, pict-rs, recently added support for object storage like Amazon S3, instead of serving images directly off the disk. This is potentially interesting to you because object storage is orders of magnitude cheaper than disk storage with a VM.

    By way of example, I'm hosting my setup on Vultr, but this applies to say Digital Ocean or AWS as well. Going from a 50GB to a 100GB VM instance on Vultr will take you from $12 to $24/month. Up to 180GB, $48/month. Of course these include CPU and RAM step-ups too, but I'm focusing only on disk space for now.

    Vultr's object storage by comparison is $5/month for 1TB of storage and includes a separate 1TB of bandwidth that doesn't count against your main VM, plus this content is served off of Vultr's CDN instead of your instance, meaning even less CPU load for you.

    This is pretty easy to do. What we'll be doing is diverging slightly from the official Lemmy ansible setup to add some different environment variables to pict-rs.

    After step 5, before running the ansible playbook, we're going to modify the ansible template slightly:

    cd templates/

    cp docker-compose.yml docker-compose.yml.original

    Now we're going to edit the docker-compose.yml with your favourite text editor, personally I like micro but vim, emacs, nano or whatever will do..

    favourite-editor docker-compose.yml

    Down around line 67 begins the section for pictrs, you'll notice under the environment section there are a bunch of things that the Lemmy guys predefined. We're going to add some here to take advantage of the new support for object storage in pict-rs 0.4+:

    At the bottom of the environment section we'll add these new vars:

    - PICTRS__STORE__TYPE=object_storage - PICTRS__STORE__ENDPOINT=Your Object Store Endpoint - PICTRS__STORE__BUCKET_NAME=Your Bucket Name - PICTRS__STORE__REGION=Your Bucket Region - PICTRS__STORE__USE_PATH_STYLE=false - PICTRS__STORE__ACCESS_KEY=Your Access Key - PICTRS__STORE__SECRET_KEY=Your Secret Key

    So your whole pictrs section looks something like this: https://pastebin.com/X1dP1jew

    The actual bucket name, region, access key and secret key will come from your provider. If you're using Vultr like me then they are under the details after you've created your object store, under Overview -> S3 Credentials. On Vultr your endpoint will be something like sjc1.vultrobjects.com, and your region is the domain prefix, so in this case sjc1.

    Now you can install as usual. If you have an existing instance already deployed, there is an additional migration command you have to run to move your on-disk images into the object storage.

    You're now good to go and things should pretty much behave like before, except pict-rs will be saving images to your designated cloud/object store, and when serving images it will instead redirect clients to pull directly from the object store, saving you a lot of storage, cpu use and bandwidth, and therefore money.

    Hope this helps someone, I am not an expert in either Lemmy administration nor Linux sysadmin stuff, but I can say I've done this on my own instance at federate.cc and so far I can't see any ill effects.

    Happy Lemmy-ing!

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    Pro-tip: Self-hosting Lemmy? You can use object storage to back pict-rs (image hosting) to save a lot of money

    Just thought I'd share this since it's working for me at my home instance of federate.cc, even though it's not documented in the Lemmy hosting guide.

    The image server used by Lemmy, pict-rs, recently added support for object storage like Amazon S3, instead of serving images directly off the disk. This is potentially interesting to you because object storage is orders of magnitude cheaper than disk storage with a VM.

    By way of example, I'm hosting my setup on Vultr, but this applies to say Digital Ocean or AWS as well. Going from a 50GB to a 100GB VM instance on Vultr will take you from $12 to $24/month. Up to 180GB, $48/month. Of course these include CPU and RAM step-ups too, but I'm focusing only on disk space for now.

    Vultr's object storage by comparison is $5/month for 1TB of storage and includes a separate 1TB of bandwidth that doesn't count against your main VM, plus this content is served off of Vultr's CDN instead of your instance, meaning even less CPU load for you.

    This is pretty easy to do. What we'll be doing is diverging slightly from the official Lemmy ansible setup to add some different environment variables to pict-rs.

    After step 5, before running the ansible playbook, we're going to modify the ansible template slightly:

    cd templates/

    cp docker-compose.yml docker-compose.yml.original

    Now we're going to edit the docker-compose.yml with your favourite text editor, personally I like micro but vim, emacs, nano or whatever will do..

    favourite-editor docker-compose.yml

    Down around line 67 begins the section for pictrs, you'll notice under the environment section there are a bunch of things that the Lemmy guys predefined. We're going to add some here to take advantage of the new support for object storage in pict-rs 0.4+:

    At the bottom of the environment section we'll add these new vars:

    - PICTRS__STORE__TYPE=object_storage - PICTRS__STORE__ENDPOINT=Your Object Store Endpoint - PICTRS__STORE__BUCKET_NAME=Your Bucket Name - PICTRS__STORE__REGION=Your Bucket Region - PICTRS__STORE__USE_PATH_STYLE=false - PICTRS__STORE__ACCESS_KEY=Your Access Key - PICTRS__STORE__SECRET_KEY=Your Secret Key

    So your whole pictrs section looks something like this: https://pastebin.com/X1dP1jew

    The actual bucket name, region, access key and secret key will come from your provider. If you're using Vultr like me then they are under the details after you've created your object store, under Overview -> S3 Credentials. On Vultr your endpoint will be something like sjc1.vultrobjects.com, and your region is the domain prefix, so in this case sjc1.

    Now you can install as usual. If you have an existing instance already deployed, there is an additional migration command you have to run to move your on-disk images into the object storage.

    You're now good to go and things should pretty much behave like before, except pict-rs will be saving images to your designated cloud/object store, and when serving images it will instead redirect clients to pull directly from the object store, saving you a lot of storage, cpu use and bandwidth, and therefore money.

    Hope this helps someone, I am not an expert in either Lemmy administration nor Linux sysadmin stuff, but I can say I've done this on my own instance at federate.cc and so far I can't see any ill effects.

    Happy Lemmy-ing!

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    What does it mean when all your subscriptions on a single server (lemmy.world in this case) are stuck at “subscribe pending”?

    Not sure if this is truly an issue with lemmy.world or just a general question about Lemmy, or maybe even my own instance, but this seems a fair place to start. On my home instance, for some reason all subscriptions to @lemmy.world communities are perpetually stuck as “Subscribe Pending”, and I notice that not all of the posts and content have shown up. Is this something that should “eventually” resolve itself, or is there some action I should take on my end as the instance administrator? Thanks/apologies in advance.

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    Just wanted to say, awesome work and progress so far!

    Absolutely loving the app so far, and I'm impressed by the rollout speed, seems like every time I launch it, there's a new build with more feature completion. Keep up the amazing work!!

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    Jóias escondidas na província de Setúbal

    Quais são seus lugares menos conhecidos favoritos em nossa província? Quaisquer cidades bonitas, praias isoladas, restaurantes familiares, etc, que você realmente goste?

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    Fediverse.cc (Meta) @lemmy.federate.cc [email protected] @lemmy.federate.cc

    Welcome to Lemmy @ Federate.cc!

    Federate.cc is live with our first Fediverse service, Lemmy! While I'm the sole user on this instance for the moment, I hope to eventually attract a small community to join me here.

    Copy/pasting from the main website:

    > federate.cc is a collection of fediverse services operated on behalf of its members with limited commercial interest

    > we are funded entirely through membership dues

    > there is no advertising, data selling, or any such corporate baloney here

    > we host instances of popular distributed, federated software platforms, providing a carefully-tended "home instance" / "homeserver" across several major platforms

    > we intend for our services to be a home for upstanding netizens, interested in participating respectfully and in good faith across the fediverse

    > in general, everyone is welcome, though we reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone suspected of prior misbehaviour across the fediverse

    > we want to encourage quality over quantity and prefer a small, tight-knit community of active contributors; there is no aspiration to become a large public instance

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