I run the midwest.social instance. I’m also active on lemmy.ml. @seahorse@lemmy.ml

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Aug 04, 2021


Be as evil as fuck so much so that even hell doesn’t want you.

This is why I’m glad I joined some leftist communities in my area. We try to expand our community to as many people as we can, through as many organizations as we can, but we can only do so much. The US is most likely the least class conscious place in the world, so we’re in a constant uphill battle with the cold war propaganda brain worms infecting most of the population.

Yeah, I thought maybe mastodon treats hashtags similar to users since you can follow hashtags.

Some type of socialist, still not sure what though, but could be anarcho-communist because I hate capitalism, imperialism, and strict hierarchy (fascism). I was a conservative libertarian in the past, and that experience informed me that there is no solution to overthrowing capitalism/fascism that doesn’t involve some type of armed struggle. The ruling class will use violence against any movement that tries to tear it down and should be met with an opposing force equal in its willingness to use force.

cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/403117 > I found this new app called Mlem, and its on Alpha on testflight. A lot of things are missing, like comment and posting but they are on the roadmap. Take a look.

What are your weekend plans?
I'm going to a spaghetti dinner and hanging out with some people.

If I were you I’d get out before the 2024 election.

Things will almost certainly not get better here anytime soon unfortunately.

They make an AWD Prius now?? TIL

Does it federate with other fediverse apps like Lemmy or Mastodon? What can I subscribe to?

I need to up my hardware hacking skills for when this eventually happens on something I own.

New community on MWS: c/Chat
Inspired by [@admin@beehaw.org](https://beehaw.org/u/admin) I started a chat community on this instance.

Shitty facebook ads: What are they suggesting for you?
I check my bare bones Facebook timeline like twice a day. It always suggests either some shitty conservative page or a far-left page. Probably because it knows I like guns lol. What garbage suggestions do you see when you check your timeline?

Could be worse, you could have to be in office 3 days a week like some people where I work.

How’s everybody doing today?
I'm doing well. I'm busy at work but not too busy. Recently I bought a raised garden bed, filled it with soil, and planted vegetables in it.

“Some of you may die, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.”

I was a teenager in the early 2000s and social media was just becoming a thing. While I did partake in early social media like MySpace and Youtube we did do other, usually dumb, stuff. I played airsoft with friends, went spelunking in the storm water sewer system lol, watched movies with friends. I remember we found an abandoned house in the woods near a park and explored that multiple times.

Signature collection to get the Ohio constitutional amendment for abortion rights on the ballot this November will be available to sign at the Northeast Ohio women's center this Saturday from 8 to 12.

Someone in IT security explained to me once that in the US the government usually pays far less than private sector jobs, so they don’t have a very good pool of applicants who want to “serve”. They usually leverage cyber criminals’ punishment by making them work for the FBI and the like. Maybe the Chinese government pays well?

There’s a little book icon that opens up the body of the post. You won’t be able to see comments though.

From github: "Mockoon is the easiest and quickest way to run mock APIs locally. No remote deployment, no account required, open source. " So pretty much like open source postman?

My self-hosting area is a disaster so I won’t post pics, but I run an Asustor NAS with openmediavault installed on it and docker containers running transmission-openvpn, radarr, sonarr, and jellyfin on it.

I have a pi-hole set up with recursive dns set up as well as pi-vpn so I can remote in from anywhere and access my movies/shows on the NAS as well as have ad-blocking.

I run syncthing on my daily driver linux computer that syncs photos from my phone to it so that I don’t have to email myself stuff if I need it.

Finally, I host my Lemmy instance and Mastodon instances from two VPS servers on Digital Ocean. Not sure if that counts as self-hosting if I don’t own the hardware.

Interesting. I had the pleasure of comparing very large, complex JSON files when I was a NASA contractor. I ended up writing a somewhat custom JSON crawler using Node JS that would first parse the entire ~500 MB json files into JS objects, and then using asynchronous programming it would “crawl” through the objects and compare each and every value for every property or array index and writing out differences to a text file that included the actual path to the value, so you’d get something like “object.array1[4].velocity”, but waaay longer of a path than that a lot of the time.

New community: Michigan
I was asked to create a Michigan community and so I did!

That link is broken for some reason. I get a 404.


If this would happen to midwest.social I’m not sure what exactly I’d do because the server is in Germany but I run it from the US. I’d probably blow the database away and start over lol.

Displaying wrong number of comments
I'm getting notifications for comments on a post I made saying there are 2 comments but only one was made. I also usually get 2 emails when someone comments or replies to me instead of just 1. ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/c742a8a7-be23-466c-88a8-2c307faf4573.png) ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/9798be56-af30-43fa-beea-97a2c0d00ee9.png)

Shout out to @jackfromwisconsin
Thank you, [@JackFromWisconsin@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/u/JackFromWisconsin), for posting content here. I know it's pretty quiet, but I enjoy seeing your contributions!

Movies folder was deleted

I right-clicked on that specific movie’s tile from the home page and clicked “Delete media”. My file system is set up like /data/media/movies/movie_title_dir/movie_file and next thing I know I do ls in the terminal and the movie directory was gone.

I’ll have to check the configs. I doubt someone had access to my server but I suppose it’s possible. My initial thought was that it has a bug where if something doesn’t exist it accidentally just just rm -rf * somehow.

Jellyfin deleting files??
I noticed a movie that I never downloaded somehow showed up in Jellyfin. I searched for the file and couldn't find it anywhere so I clicked remove media and it deleted every movie I had downloaded. I was luckily able to recover everything but I'm kind of shaken. It deleted the entire movies folder I had.

Like 2 days and I’m not very familiar with docker. They’re running in docker containers with docker compose using portainer.

I’m blown away by my jellyfin, radarr, transmission-openvpn, jackett setup
I originally posted this thread: https://midwest.social/post/423896 in relation to getting started acquiring content and I just gotta say damn...this software is incredible.

Thanks! Do you use Sonarr or Radarr? I’ve heard of those for organizing/scheduling torrents.

Piracy 101 guide?
I have a NAS set up in my house with Open Media Vault installed. Is there a guide to getting set up torrenting? I just don't want to get into any trouble. I've never torrented before. Anybody have a guide or advice on how to start?

Turns out I get SimpleLogin free with my Proton Unlimited subscription so I’m going with that lol


You can schedule posts with the Tusky mobile client. I think a few others support it as well.

The chemical burning is vinyl chloride

New midwest.social users look here
Welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself here in the c/main channel if you'd like.