Friends don’t let friends use proprietary software.

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Cake day: Jul 15, 2021


Its really missing a hoagie launcher to disperse crowds of hobos, and would pair well with the hot-sauce dispenser. domain hijacked!
sorry guys, HeapOverflow is down right now, because freenom decided to disappear my domain registration... I'll try and recover it or migrate to a more reliable TLD, but It'll take some time =/ This should also serve as a warning against using sketchy TLDs

They exist and contact us, but the governments suppress that info

Yeah its lame that the actual apaches don’t own the trademark, but the apache org is just a charity making free software, so I feel like the native american tribes should be able to get along with them.

the org should make a donation to some charity, and the tribes should let them use the name; anything else seems unreasonable.

Omega mart is a “gag item” store in las vegas, all of the products there are like this

Lemmy is way better than Mastodon for content discovery, which is one of the biggest reasons I wish that lemmy supported “self-posts”, i.e. posting to your own timeline.

being able to cross-post “mastodon-like content” directly on lemmy would really help content discovery, make attributions simpler, and make lemmy the undisputed champion of the fediverse!

and everyone knows russia would never violate the geneva convention by using spys!

“critical but stable” is an oxymoron and explains precisely nothing

These people don’t understand the fediverse, they are about as smart as amoeba but instead of stimulus-response they operate off of investments and profit. The concept of “running an instance” is alien and a non-profit makes the opposite of sense to them.
Only until several corpos like tumblur turn a profit with the fediverse will they begin to get a clue.

once an open-source program gets enough attention it achieves “critical mass”, and proprietary software can never catch back up.

They probably see the inevitable and are jumping on the train before it leaves the station

I have double the swap than physical memory in a swap partition. In not concerned about wearing it out, and I like having plenty of space for hibernation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Feel free to post in the “linux” community, for FOSS stuff, and I just made the “tech support” community for everything else.

A open-source privacy focused OS from google?

Cant wait for the proprietary modules!

Nah, they make it so we cultivate them

They are the way forward, but I’d buy an AMD one right now 😞

yeah, trying to sync all the info across the fediverse can be expensive, but its also distributed among a lot of different servers, so its kind of a double edged sword.

words have a hard time expressing the awesomeness of federation =]

strange, I commented on another instance just fine…


(you have to search for the peertube channel url in lemmy to view them)

EDIT: and the lemmy-view will be missing some content because of the federaton bug that got fixed, but you can search video urls to make them show up

should be called “askwomen” to account for the possibility that there is more than one woman on the lemmyverse =P

hopefully this will finally fix lemmy <-> peertube federation!

JFC I need to get some groups on to open-collective…

exactly, they spent time and money doing this instead of investing in infrastructure 🤦‍♂️

My buddy has a tesla, and the autopilot is constantly slowing down and speeding up. Every second it changes it mind and it makes for a very nauseating ride, so he manually drives everywhere =/

If tesla cant get FSD to work in their own private half mile tunnel, they definitely cant get it to work on real roads any time soon.

yeah, Im getting 500s from pictrs. the devs probably need to restart the service or perform some other maintenance

Nuclear energy isn’t the problem, greedy corporations trying to cut corners, and the military industrial complex are the problems.

The safer designs for reactors have not even been considered because they cant be used to create nuclear weapons. If we could just get our priorities straight energy would not be a problem.

They care about being the exclusive vendor of your personal info is being sued for lending books!

[RFC] How should code-highlighting themes be handled?
I'm working on adding highlighting to `code-blocks` on lemmy using [highlight.js](, and am wondering exactly how to implement it. There are many code-themes that could be used Regarding which theme to use there are basically two different directions I could go: 1. Each lemmy-theme would have to explicitly declare an hljs theme to use. - PROS: - easy to use, users automatically get an appropriate code-theme for every ui-theme. - simple to implement (already done) - CONS: - theme-makers need to pick an appropriate theme - no user customizability, limited number of themes 2. Users can pick their preferred theme just like they pick a UI theme. - PROS: - Extreme customization, there are a buttload of themes, and users can pick any one! - CONS: - Users would **need** to pick an appropriate theme. It would use the "browser-default" (light/dark) until they pick one, and could look weird and be confusing until then - PITA to implement & requires back-end changes (wont see it for a while) Let me know what you think, or if you have another solution. I have solution #1 deployed on right now =] Here is the PR for those interested:

- Composer - Conan - Container (Docker / Helm) - Generic packages - Maven - npm - NuGet - PyPI - RubyGems

[Suggestion] Configurable “default sort” for comments
I would also appreciate site-config options for comments and posts.

Anyone else have this problem or know a solution? My instance has almost no usage, and I'm using the version recommended in the docker instructions.

Why do mod-actions on other instances show up on my instance?
I get that "federated bans" were added recently, but it seems odd to show trolls getting banned from their home-instance on my instance. =/ thoughts?

Presumably it's the link to the comment/post on the instance it was made, but that's not always the case, so I'm a little confused =/

Post made to remote-community failed to federate.
the post was allegedly made to HeapOverflow, [but doesn't show up there]( =/

The Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949, Volume IV: ![](

WH pushes back on DeJoys plan for brand new 8.6 mpg trucks
DeJoys latest plan to sabotage the USPS is by cancelling the plan for a new fleet of electrics.

Lemmy v0.15.2 Release
A few bug fixes: - Dont make webfinger request when viewing community/user profile (fixes #1896) (#2049) - Case-insensitive username at login (#2010) - Put community last in webfinger response (fixes #2037) (#2047) - Dont check for ban in MarkCommentAsRead (fixes #2045) (#2054) - Empty post bodies (#2050) - Add tombstone tests, better test errors (#2046) - Accept single object as to for arrays too (#2048) - Cleaning optional post bodies. Fixes #2039 (#2043) - Fixing liking comment on blocked person. Fixes #2033 (#2042) - Add tests for lotide federation, make lotide groups fetchable (#2035) - Remove unneeded dependency on activitystreams (#2034) - Fixing private instance check. Fixes #2064 (#2065)

Is there a bot that will scrape RSS / ATOM feeds and xpost to lemmy?
It would be handy for auto-posting new github releases, youtube vids, SO content, etc. If not I'll make one, so recommend libs =]

Should I de-federate while mass-importing content?
If I'm importing a butt-load of content into my instance, should I *temporarily* set `federation: { enabled: false }` while importing to avoid pissing other instance-admins off? I'm assuming my instance could face some repercussions like: - being rate-limited - being blacklisted - clogging remote search indexes up with gigs of crap - flooding remote feeds and pissing off remote users Am I wrong? Am I missing something? Is there a better way to prevent these side-effects?