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Hello to the fediverse, I guess?
I'm John, a systems administrator/devops/monitoring guy from Montana. Not sure how I'll use this, but setting it up was a fun way to test DigitalOcean doplets...

Snark, Fluids Show more

microblogging is made up of two parts "micro", meaning small, and "blogging", short for "weblogging", which is made up of two parts "web", meaning that thing that spiders make, and "logging" meaning cutting down trees

so microblogging is when you're a spider that cuts down small trees

Hadoop is hard. Yarn is hard. Hortonworks made it slightly easier. Hortonworks is going away. I'm scared...
You might say I'm having a crisis of...distributed proportions...

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ok i think ive tapped into the zeitgeist of mastodon now. its a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with a list of someone鈥檚 favorite albums. all of the albums have swears

In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Considering doing the experiment of being lazy, eating junk food, and gossiping to induce menstruation in my male body. Could be worth a publication.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

@kenny You absolutely made the correct choice. That book is trash.

Netizens, there is an RMS joke in into the spiderverse.

Starting to think we have writers amongst us.

Destiny 2 was...fun? I guess?
But *man* do they want you to spend money on things in that game, and I ain't no micro-transacting fool!

"$person is a maker, a thinker, a craftsman, and a learner."

For the most part, no one cares. Two of those are basically a bare minimum for just existing.

Maybe I'll add this to my bios: "Geoff injests calories and has interests. Sign up for his newsletter to receive more great tips on breathing!"

Nasty little surprise when upgrading to Nextcloud 15: github.com/nextcloud/apps/issu
Otherwise, better and faster, like usual. Nice work, @nextcloud

I want so desperately for Kafka to be better than it is...
Upgrade *should* be:
1) set inter-broker protocol
2) stop old version
3) start new version.
Upgrade is *in fact*:
1) set inter-broker protocol
2) stop old version
3) start new version
4) notice that another node is no longer communicating with upgraded node and metrics aren't populating...
5) swear
6) roll back

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Mastodon

Small instance for a personal jumping off point and for a few friends...