ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa is now nearing the first point release and is
ready for us to upgrade.
i've been preparing a new vm for us with a couple long-term improvements
that i've been thinking about for a while. here are the major changes:
- dedicated /home disk - we haven't had any actual issues here luckily
but it will prevent any issues where a user accidentally fills a disk
and chokes out the rest of the system
- fixing uids - at some point, the spamassassin package created a system
user account with a uid > 1000 which threw off the user numbering into
the 5000 range. i've renumbered user accounts on the new vm to remove
that large jump
the upgrade (migration?) plan is as follows:
- initial hot copy of the live system with rsync
- stop running services
- second cold copy with rsync including mariadb dump
- move IP addresses to new vm
i'll provide updates in #team (which you can access via webchat while
~team itself is down: https://kiwi.tilde.chat/#team) and post an update
to our status page: https://status.tilde.team/
let's hope it all goes smoothly and we'll see you on the other side :)
note that bsd.tilde.team will not be affected and is a good place to use
weechat from as well.
I've recently gotten back into distributed computing with all the BOINC
projects doing vaccine research and thought, what if we started a
Tildeverse team for the projects we're working towards so we can keep
track of our work in relation to each other and as a whole.
I'm not sure how to actually do this, or what kind of projects we should
focus on, or if there's even an interest on donating our spare CPU
cycles to science together.
I'm just gonna lay this out here in case anyone has any input ideas or
input. If anyone wants help setting up BOINC or choosing a project for
themselves, feel free to shoot me an email and I can help. Hopefully I
remember to check it more often!
i just noticed that archiving to https://lists.tildeverse.org has been
broken for quite some time. the current ipv6 address of tilde.team was
not added to the archiver's whitelist.
it's all updated now and the missing mails have been processed.
sorry for the inconvenience!
I hope everybody is faring well through the uncertainty of this COVID-19
pandemic. If you're stuck at home and looking for something fun and new
to do, try out the new tildeverse space we set up on yourworldoftext.com:
As with all things in the tildeverse, keep it positive!
hello tilde friends!
i'm planning another move of the tilde.team vm (again, sorry) to a new
server that i'm renting at OVH. i'm not 100% sure what day i'll be doing
it, but it will need to happen before january 29 when the current
server lease expires.
i'm expecting the migration to go much smoother than before, as
everything now lives inside a vm that can easily be transferred as a
single-file backup archive, but it will still likely take a couple hours
since i'll need to first shut down the vm to ensure backup consistency,
then transfer it over. besides moving the vm itself, the ipv4 addresses
will also need to be transferred over to the new server and i'm not sure
how long that will take.
affected services will include:
- tilde.team shell accounts, email, websites
- tildeverse.org site and services
- tilde.zone (and pleroma)
- these mailing lists
(don't worry, pending mail will get delivered once we're back up)
the earliest i'll be doing this migration is this weekend and i'll send
a follow-up message to this thread and on irc before taking the vm down.
cheers and happy holidays!
i've been investigating the dkim/dmarc settings for our mailman3
instance and have finally figured out that in order to stop breaking the
original dkim signatures, we'll need to stop adding the list footer to
mails and remove the [listname] prefix from the subject.
i'm trying that out here on the meta list and we'll see how that works
anyone have any strong feelings one way or the other?
it should be pretty trivial to add mailing list filtering to your
header List-Id contains <listname>.lists.tildeverse.org
to/cc contains <listname>@lists.tildeverse.org
holler if you have any thoughts
Thought I'd make a little corner on the tildeverse IRC for talkin' about mental
health stuff; a place to not be judged and so jess doesn't spaff up the main
channel with depression.
Mild safe space rules apply (be kind, be careful with harsh topics, what happens
in the channel stays in the channel)
you are loved
https://jesopo.uk - 0x0BBDEB2AEFCFFCB3
Hello tildeverse peoples,
Over the last two weeks I've been developing a homegrown
twtxt registry server. I'm happy to announce that it's now
Instructions are available on the main page of the registry,
including how to add your own data to the registry using curl.
If you're not familiar with twtxt, it's a decentralized
microblogging platform "for hackers". You can install the client
via pip (pip install twtxt), and then after setting it up, issue:
$ twtxt follow institute https://twtxt.tilde.institute/api/plain/tweets
To add the registry data to your personal 'timeline'. Don't forget
to add your own info to the registry to help it grow! Your statuses
will be periodically scraped and viewable from the registry server.
This allows many users' statuses to be available from a single
Note: the twtxt client may complain when 'following' the registry.
It's OK, it'll still work.
For more info:
~ahriman / Ben Morrison
PGP Key Fingerprint:
291A AFF7 A291 7DAB 0E01 6B9C EAB2 7240 9CD1 2FF0