Got Elixir running in Kubernetes and connecting to the Postgres pod, next up I'll need to connect the nodes to each other, but I think that's enough for tonight

@hugo Yep! I want it to be a full production service that remains reliable for people in an ongoing sense. I want it to be consistently available and sustainable.

I’m building it on top of the local Openstack cloud, using their k8s service and how I generally design production infra (I do DevOps at so I have Opinions), so it will be to that level of quality.

so on the eve of the #tumblr shutdown, Tumblr IP-blocked the Internet Archive.

Just to be EXTRA dicks.

Hey Mastodon fronds

I'm getting close to a technical implementation of the NZ Mastodon Project.

There'll be legal stuff to do after (CoC, ToS, insurance), but, it's getting to where it's feasible.



To do this, to make this work, I will have to charge money. Can we have a frank conversation about what's reasonable here, what's viable, what's even sensible?

My opening thoughts are NZD$10/mo.

What are yours?

Ah yes, the classic "tests pass in isolation, but fail when run in the suite"


Facebook has a team of 50 people working on cryptocurrency in Messenger.

This is not a joke.

The more Mastodon servers there, are, the better. The more spread out people are across them, the more the network is resilient to various failure modes.

The basic premise of Mastodon is that you follow your friends from different servers! So go forth, and explore the fediverse ☺️

The great thing about working from home is that I can use my clickiest mechanical keyboard

I've taken Christmas week off, and you know what that means:

Heading down to the beach and getting addicted to Switch games and reading too much, and then complaining that my eyes hurt 😭

Fun fact, if you're using on Windows you can hop into settings > set open method > open full article, and it'll use Mercury to parse the article and load it in-app, rather than opening your browser.

One of my pet peeves is RSS feeds that end with "Read X remaining paragraphs on (Website)", and this solves that!

I was a tad confused for awhile because clicking "Mobilize" in the top right actually opens the article with instapaper or google web light..

Time to continue work on my Golang interpreter πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Sylvester has never hated me shoving an antibiotic down his mouth this much. This morning he just wouldn’t have it, no way was it going down easily πŸ˜•

public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia #eff #spy #privacy #security

Junior devs: Don't let shame prevent you from putting your code out there. Most production-code isn't that good anyway. It's less about perfection than it is about readability and function. We're all learning from our mistakes, every day.

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Melbourne Social is a small Mastodon instance for users from/interested in/living in Melbourne, Australia πŸ“