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Hello all, i am slowly moving myself to my own instance @n0btc@feder8.me. I will be keeping this account for a while longer so people can find it.

Hello all, i am slowly moving myself to my own instance @n0btc@feder8.me. I will be keeping this account for a while longer so people can find it.

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Okay. The reinstall went fine. However i did run into an issue of my own creation. Turns out that i didnt realize i needed to copy /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/feder8.me.conf. When i try to do a dry run renewal it doesnt know the certificate exists. Any idea on how to fix this?

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Okay. The reinstall went fine. However i did run into an issue of my own creation. Turns out that i didnt realize i needed to copy /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/feder8.me.conf. When i try to do a dry run renewal it doesnt know the certificate exists. Any idea on how to fix this?

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Okay. I am about to totally delete the vps hosting feder8.me. Why you may ask? Because i coppied my ssl certs and backed up the database. Now its time to see if i can recover from a critical failure. Since im the only one on it and its just an admin account i dont much care if it breaks. But i obviously dont want that to happen if possible. Wish me luck.

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Guide to getting started on the fedi.

1. Make an account on Mastodon or Plemora because that's what everyone uses.

2. Go into the "Federated" or "Known Timeline" and follow anyone that seems interesting.

3. Talk to people.

4. Shitpost

5. Repeat steps 2-4

Just got back from the pool. The water was nice and warm today.

Well, i got my solar panel up and running. Its a 60w panel and i was getting ~44 out of it. The kickstand puts it at a 30° angle with no farther adjustment possible. By holdingbit manually i was able to pull 47 watts out of it at best. My conclusion is that i will calculate my power input at 40w and whatever else is left can just be extra reserve.

Well, now that i have my pleroma instance setup and running i think its high time i tried a backup, nuke it, set it up again and restore it from my backup... But, right now i dont feel like it. Also, trying to figure out where its pulling stuff from. I had a reply to a thread in my known network section that appeared to have been boosted. The biggest issue is i couldnt find a thing that told me who boosted it. I think im just struggling to get used to the interface.

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@pixelfed Hi there! As a screen reader user, I would really appreciate it if you'd take the time to as it would really help with
And it's not just people like me who appreciate them either, it's users on low bandwidth or metered connections who don't want to load the full res picture, those with who sometimes find the context helpful, the huge percentage of those with preexisting visual impairments [] which includes many people over 55 ETC.
It doesn't have to be anything incredibly detailed or artfully written, but something is nearly always better than nothing. I believe that their is even an option to automatically images now which should give you a head start.

Okay, im sorry but the docs could really use some fine tuning. Here is a great example. On docs.pleroma.social/backend/co you see how to help harden your instance security. But where the heck is the prod.secret.exs? I see no file by that name anywhere ive looked. The find command returns way to many files to be useful and the wrong ones at that.

Not having to deal with ruby during the setup pross was a real gem. Haha

In case anyone wants it here is a pastebin of a script i wrote. Its not complete and you absolutely should read through it and make any changes before running it. I made it on an ubuntu 20.04 server and it assumes you are already root and doesnt check. It should get you properly through the certbot setup but you have to edit some files. It has notes in places i got tripped up. pastebin.com/3dsqfdJu

Please improve on it. I know it could be way better.

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THIS IS EPIC! I got pleroma installed. Really the only part that gave me any trouble at all was i had to edit the pleroma.conf in /etc/nginx/sites-available/pleroma.conf replace yourinstance.tld with the name. Then certbot gave me an issue about being unable to bind to port 80. A systemctl stop nginx.service fixed that. Then i just had to create a directory and uncomment out a webroot section so certbot could auto renew. The guide should make it a bit more clear which file to edit. It states a few different times

"# Replace example.tld with your (sub)domain
$EDITOR path-to-nginx-config
# Verify that the config is valid
nginx -t'

The instructions never defined the variable $EDITOR but i knew i wanted nano. It also made me think what i was looking for was the main /etc/nginx/nginx.conf when thats not what you need.

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#MicroFiction

The human was too psychologically scarred from his encounter with our vessel for us to release him back into his natural habitat, so we introduced him to our zoo.

But he’s alone, and we know from the humans’ broadcasts that they like company, so I’ve been sent back to Earth to obtain a companion.

And that’s how I found myself creeping around a back alley, holding a laser pointer and a small cage, calling, “Here, kitty kitty!”

How much disk storage would you suggest for a instance?

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Yep. I think i am going to try to setup and run pleroma. Hopefully i can do it locally in the future but for now i will have to use a VPS. i bought the domain "feder8.me" because its short.

Wow. Pleroma looks at first glance like itsa hell of a lot simpler to install and configure than mastodon. I may screw around and try to install it. The bigger problem imo is that i wouldwant to self-host it instead of having it on a cloud server. The problem is i cant open ports through my ISP. i would either need to establish a reverse ssh tunnel through a vps or host it on the vps to begin with. Bleh.

okay, that book was epic. If you are interested in space warfare i highly suggest reading it.

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Holy hell. This book is cool. Hackers, space pirates, etc. In case it sounds cool its called "corsair" by James L Cambias @ultamentkiller

Man i love my T-Mobile Home Internet. It downloads my BARD (Blind and Reading Disabled) books super quick. Considering that each book is likely in the 200MB range it goes quick.

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