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There’s a guy in front of me that looks just like @MK but is named CJ. Too many clones out there with just initials for names

The most annoying thing that took most of the day to figure out was from the box my ISP provides. It's meant to act as the router. I had my own, but there wasn't a simple bridge mode but instead multiple settings to disable. One thing you needed to do was spoof the router's WAN port MAC address. Since I changed routers that changed, too. I was pulling my nonexistent hair out trying to figure that out until something clicked and I remembered that thing I did once a year ago :/

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Been working on a delayed project to move my firewall to an OPNsense box. I personally don't have too much experience outside basic routers/switches. It wasn't too bad setting it up. Only annoying thing that turned out to be something with OPNsense itself was setting up a bridge so the additional ports would act as a switch. Was more difficult than it should have been IMO.

Apparently I'm a "geriatric millennial". That's nice. There used to be this term for us years and years ago called "Gen Y". The boomers that come up with this stuff legitimately are geriatric in the true sense of the word, though.

I know there’s a sshfs thing for Windows. It kind of works, but eventually it stops working and locks the entire OS up once you save a file to it.

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Anyone out there knows if sshfs (fuse) works within WSL now?

Updated node, and let’s see if oniguruma fails with node-gyp rebuild... yep.

@MK Wanted to follow you ever since I found out you were on the fediverse, but couldn't! My instance wasn't working. Just got it kinda working now. Haha.

With that rant aside I am glad to (hopefully!) be back seeing the art and web tech talk in my feed again.

I decided to make my own Mastodon docker container. I just now got it kind of working. This was after discovering I couldn't use Node 13 either. ANOTHER dependency doesn't work with it. The init script doesn't quite work right, but I'll get there since I can get it running. If it does ultimately not work properly I might be moving to a Pleroma instance and abandoning this one.

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I just gave up initially. I decided to give it a shot again a week ago. My first attempt was with Pleroma. I had it installed, configured, and running within 10 minutes. I, however, can't have my account using it. It'd be whatever subdomain I had to install it under. On Mastodon it would work with either or While Pleroma's backend is great its frontend, while snappy, isn't user friendly and smattered with infantile anime "mascots".

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Can't downgrade due to other software, so my only solution is to run it as a docker container. Oh boy. Guess what? The official Mastodon docker container fails. You're meant to build your own container from it I guess, but it installs tini as its init system. Tini can only handle one process. Mastodon has -THREE-.

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My issue started when I migrated my server to a new install. It had Node 14 installed from the repository, but Mastodon's cws dependency used for its streaming websockets process doesn't work on Node 14, and to add insult to injury is abandoned. A dead dependency I would think would be a pressing issue. Nope.

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Well, I'm back temporarily after a month... I think? Upgraded my server, and Mastodon did not work at all. As some might know I'm not a fan of this software, and after this I believe I absolutely loathe it.

Migrating my server to a new machine slowly as I get time to move something over. One thing I've been dreading to migrate is this as Mastodon is a mess to put it nicely. I'm not sure I'll even be successful in moving it. About to sign off. I'll be back when I'm back!

On how people forget how miserable school was 

But everybody seemed to forget immediately how bad it was—sometimes even on the day of graduation, just before they went to college.

It’s like watching people cognitively spin on a dime. One moment they are complaining about how miserable it is, the next they are filled with nostalgia for ‘an amazing experience’.

It’s almost as if school is a right of passage wholly unconcerned with improving the lives of those participating in it or something.

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Got an iPhone 11 in, and the lightning cable that comes with it is USB-C on the other end. Literally every single charger or battery pack I own has USB-A plugs. That's about as useless as an asshole on your elbow. It's the most Apple thing ever to not only have to buy the charger separately to charge the phone, but you must also buy an adapter to use the charger.

Looks like it might end up snowing here for the first time in quite a few years. Unlike with COVID, everything will shut down here because a bit of white powder fell from the heavens.

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