Sometimes I feel like a sysadmin trapped in a dev's body

@CodingOtaku Welcome back! I'm giving it my second attempt now :P What usually drives you away from it?

Just recently switched from a VPS "bare metal" setup to docker for Mastodon, and it seems like the memory usage is abnormally high given that I'm basically the only active user on my instance (over 1GB). Anyone got any tips for keeping memory usage down for Mastodon?

I use a simple server for personal projects so I figured I'd write a quick post about it here: wbrawner.com/2019/02/16/a-simp

I'd love to get some tips on other people's self-hosted git servers too if you have any!

I learned a LOT of hard lessons about testing backups too. There were a lot of things that should have been a lot easier than they were for me. But I'm glad I did it, as it also gave me the chance to migrate over to using docker (which I highly recommend for setting up new instances, it was so much easier than setting everything up locally on the server)

I recently migrated my stuff over to hosting on Linode, and hadn't bothered to set up my Mastodon instance again as I was debating whether or not it was worth the effort. In the end I decided I want to support the cause though, so I'll make a more conscious effort to make this an experience worth keeping around for myself. Here's to giving the fediverse a second chance

@nolan I've pretty much given up on data privacy and just take the stance that anything I do online is the same as what I do in public. More than data privacy I care about data availability, so I make sure that I'm using open standards where possible and self-host things to ensure that if say Google+ shuts down, my day-to-day activities are unaffected

So I've traded in my dual boot Windows/Linux machine for a MacBook Pro and now making that switch to is all the more tempting...

@brejoc I saw @kev switched from Android to iOS not too long ago, and might have some advice for you

@sir Well I've apparently lost touch with the internet :P memes are hard

@sir I think your message got cut off there about mail.sr.ht. I've been looking at fastmail but I'm looking at $15 a month for just the bare minimum (3 domains) assuming I heavily rely on aliases. It looks like Zoho offers similar features for only $1 a month, but I'm not sure what their reputation is like among FOSS people

I'd like to find a privacy-respecting email provider that would allow me to set up multiple custom domain email addresses for cheap (as in, multiple domains with multiple accounts on each). Bonus points for solutions built on OSS. I'm mostly planning on using the email addresses as send-only mailboxes for notifications from my websites but I'd also like to have a few accounts with aliases for receiving email there as well. Any suggestions from the fediverse?

@nolan I use a Mac for work and Linux on my personal machine and home server. Can't afford to fiddle with my system when it comes to business but for my own personal computing I don't mind most of the time.

@sir Oh nice, that sounds like an interesting project. You'll have to let me know how it goes :)

@sir Yeah, as long as you have a device connected through the 3.5mm audio jack then Android will automatically route all the audio through it. As for getting the notifications, you'd probably want to take a look at this: developer.android.com/referenc

You could use the listener to keep track of the notifications yourself or call `getActiveNotifications()` every few seconds to check if there's anything there. Note that it requires some special permissions though

Being a tourist with @Paola

Te amo y me encanta viajar contigo mi guapa ๐Ÿ˜˜

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