Pinned toot

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!

A few weeks ago I stepped down as a maintainer for Fathom (open-source website analytics).

Just updated Mastodon on to v2.6.

What's new?

- Profile link verification. I really like the approach that was taken here!
- In-stream link previews. No third-party scripts are loaded until you press it, so there is no privacy cost to the convenience.
- Remastered DM's. Nice.

Been running Arch (with Gnome) on my workstation for the last week and am really digging it so far.

All hardware is working right away, system runs super smooth and the official repositories have all the software I really need.

, a month long celebration of open-source software!

We're celebrating along with @usefathom so if you're looking to get that sweet t-shirt this month, check out these issues:

All in all; a great week for

We got our first paying customers and they're happy! We're nowhere close to being able to pay ourselves but hardware costs are covered.

At this rate I'm hoping that with a few months of growth this can be a sustainable effort for all involved so we can lower costs for our early adopters.

Guess when our first 10M+ pageviews a month customer turned on his tracking? 😅

Pretty stoked to see how our managed Fathom offering is holding up during launch week. Everything is just running smoothly and barely breaking a sweat, despite handling thousands of pageviews a second already.

dvk boosted

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?

dvk boosted

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:

dvk boosted

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!

dvk boosted

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 😂

dvk boosted

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.

dvk boosted

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? :)


dvk boosted

Needed to convert a MySQL database to Postgres yesterday.

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

Awesome tool!

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