#Introductions 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...
$125 isn't nearly enough, but at least there's *some* restitution.
Dominos is fighting to say websites don't need to be accessible:
(thanks to @chris for posting this first.)
"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.
Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.
#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."
No one follows me. No one will read this particular post. Other people have already written better observations about this. Doesn't matter. Cory Doctorow is a national treasure.
This is one of the most succinct, clever, and clear arguments for regulation in tech (and in general) I've ever read. Guess I should buy his book?
Funny thing. If you set a static IP for a host with dhcpcd (like how Raspberry Pi docs recommend), but *don't* put the IP in /etc/hosts, you'll see a *huge* increase in DNS requests from that host. 'Cause services don't know what IP the local host has.
Basically, I reduced queries to my Pihole box by about 60% by adding a line to some /etc/hosts files.
I actually like this rationalization for prayer.
- has pretty much all the software you want
- works well with Flatpak and GNOME
- fresh yet surprisingly stable
- has some kind of governance and community
- works out of the box and is not so easy to break
Me: Man...maintaining my personal infrastructure of servers by hand is a pain, but there's only 7 of them, puppet/chef/salt is too much.
Ansible: 'Sup. You want some deterministic deploys?
Ansible: You want all your deployment scripting to be in a simple DSL and be easily stored in a CVS?
Ansible: I got you.
Me: Thanks, Ansible!
Sysadmin by day. Also kind of a SysAdmin by night (when I'm on-call).
Small instance for a personal jumping off point and for a few friends...