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Yo Mastodon!

I run a very small bootstrapped software company (founded in 2010) and am currently working on an open-source alternative to Google Analytics:

Follow me to talk about or stuff.

Let's toot!

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Just got this instance online - will tweak and customize it a bit over the next few days.

If you’re joining and have any suggestions, let me know please!

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Is it possible to run just one private Mastodon instance? Not connected to the other Mastodon instances?

Wide awake at 5AM, my sleep seems to be getting worse lately. Wonder if it’s because of us announcing Fathom Pro later today?

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Self-host all the things! If you're looking for a good idea of alternatives to services you can self-host on your homeserver or VPS, take a look at this list:

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Interviewer: What's your biggest strength?

Me: I'm an expert in machine learning.

Interviewer: What's 9 + 10?

Me: Its 3.

Interviewer: Not even close. It's 19.

Me: It's 16.

Interviewer: Wrong. Its still 19.

Me: It's 18.

Interviewer: No, it's 19.

Me: it's 19.

Interviewer: You're hired!

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This company that sells clothing says it had to stop selling to EU because of GDPR. This image IS their site now, it says: "Blame your government (no, really)".

Really though? It's that hard to sell me clothes while respecting my privacy? You only have to blame yourself on this one 😂

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The Mastodon update took a bit longer than expected, but we're back and on version 2.5.0!

, if your assets:precompile step hangs during the upgrade, make sure your server has enough RAM or swap configured. will be down for a few minutes while I update Mastodon to version 2.5.0.

The release notes look promising already.

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So, Fediverse, need your advice… I need two things:

1. A domain name registration API
2. #Hosting with a #VPS (ideally OpenStack) provisioning/setup API

That are:

* Based in the EU
* As ethical as possible given the industry (extra points for green) but definitely not engaged in any surveillance-based shenanigans and, of course, #GDPR compliant

Goal: have people be able to register a domain name and have a VPS set up at it in as little time as possible.

Any suggestions? :)


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Needed to convert a MySQL database to Postgres yesterday.

Ran into pgloader, spent 2 minutes on it, done!

Awesome tool!

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I just opened up the donate page for #walktowceu.

You can choose to donate for DonateWC, or sponsor me personally to buy some bratwurst along the way.

Share this with all your friends, colleagues, clients, family members, pets.

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media.

If this trend is true, there is hope!

Go 2 draft designs.

Since I spend the majority of my coding time in Go nowadays, I look forward to changes along these lines. Particularly the error handling stuff using check / handle, that’d be so useful!

Just finishing up bookkeeping stuff for Fathom PRO this week, some additional monitoring & back-ups and then we’re ready for (soft) launch!

Started doing on my toilet breaks and getting decent at it, but somehow can’t transfer that knowledge to my chess games just yet.

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New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

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Number of accounts is the wrong success metric for the fediverse; number of instances is the correct one.

Absolute failure state of the fediverse is 7 billion accounts and one instance.

Show more is a small Mastodon instance run from a server located in central Europe.