If you didn't see this in #team last night. Check it out.
Rings work best, the more people are on them. If a lump of wasabi can
do it, I bet you can as well.
Thanks again to Ben for making this.
Nice to meet you guys.
I'm pretty interested in pubnix right know and I still a little overwhelmed since it's decentralized and hard to find about.
I'm also very interested in finger and I saw that you guys were working into reviving it.
It's very hard to know finger users though, and as efingerd have custom output for protection, it also prevents to learn about new users to "finger around"...
I was thinking about two things for improve a little the finger "popularity" (in fact for it's easy of use/setup).
I'm thinking about setting a efingerd (or another good alternative) docker, to put a finger daemon up and running already configured in some few commands.
And also, about a finger "tel list", pretty much the same as the cat ~tel but for finger username@hostname.
Which is to help know "users to follow", for those who want to use finger as a microblogging platform, which I assume might be just a few if not by only myself.
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.
good day everyone,
don't know if people do this, but i think it's ok to do :-)
i just wanted to take the opportunity and say hello and to
introduce myself to everyone on this mailing list. it's the first
time for me on a pubnix server in the wild and because all of
this is about learning, reading, sharing and more i would like
to intruduce my self.
i have a strong background on java programming and i know
quite some stuff about bash and powershell scripting.
also python is not so bad, but i am better in reading code
than in writing. i also have background about html and css
and in setting up blog systems. worked also part time as
a solaris admin and know my way around a *nix system. i have
not much experience with all the fancy tools that are out there
and especially on this server. but i am here to learn.
thank you for providing this platform. i hope to increase
my knowledge about linux, the tools and to (maybe) find
some new "friends" to share some passion for things on the net.
A couple updates:
Things have been moving along as per usual, and irc has been rather busy
now that we're all mostly stuck indoors. I hope everyone is doing well
and staying as healthy as possible :)
I've fixed up our gemini support! We're live on gemini://tilde.team
If you're not familiar with gemini, you can check out the project page
at https://gemini.circumlunar.space. It's a new protocol that aims to be
more flexible than gopher and less crazy than the web. Also feel free to
stop by #gemini on irc to chat about it!
To show up on our main gemini page, mkdir ~/public_gemini and create an
index.gmi in there.
The other big news is that tilde.team turns 3 on May 30th!
I had forgotten when I originally registered the domain, but it turns
out you can check when it was first registered with the whois tool:
whois tilde.team | grep -i creat
Creation Date: 2017-05-30T20:25:48Z
So we've been up for 3 years now!
Cheers and hope to see you around!
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!