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


You can give your site “taglines”, short markdown messages, which are shown at the top of your front page.

What is considered the Front Page?


I think I searched for “open source reddit” and Lemmy was one of the search results. Joined lemmy.ml, and then a year or so later started my own instance.

toCatsDavid blepping

System 76 launch

Call me strange but I actually prefer impossible meat to regular beef.

This one I use daily: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/mice/mx-vertical-ergonomic-mouse.910-005447.html

You can keep the usb connector attached and use it that way if you want to avoid bluetooth.

Still not buying a Tesla. Not one cent should go to musk.


You da real mvp! Thanks for contributing to my instance!

cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/385425 > Just set this up for my local Food Not Bombs chapter so they can coordinate with volunteers and others better.

Just set this up for my local Food Not Bombs chapter so they can coordinate with volunteers and others better.

They’re fucking annoying. The fact that someone would put effort into becoming an influencer is cringe.


She’s pretty young. Under 8 years old. We think she got soap or something on her from sitting in the sink and that’s what caused it.

Somehow, this shorthair cat got a lump of fur tangled up on her back. My mom finally managed to remove it.

I’ve heard rumblings of a ballot initiative but other than that not much has been going on that I’m aware of.

It's a shame that sports betting is legal in Ohio, but recreational marijuana isn't.

I know that logs take a good amount of storage on Lemmy servers. For example, my database is only ~1.9 GB but I’m using about 25 GB total space because I haven’t truncated my logs in a while. You do have a much more populated server than mine though.

Log file for midwest.social
Here is the link to the privatebin that contains the site's longest running queries of today. Take a look at it and see if you can find anything out of the ordinary. Thanks!

Awesome! I tried to do this awhile back and the article was rejected because not enough news sources had written about it.

I’ve stuck with the blue lo-carb one. Tastes about the same as the green but with way less calories.

Politicians, specifically democrats, have a terrible understanding of firearms.

Thanks for your help! I’ll let you know if I find anything else.

Hmm, I’m just running it on Android and updated this morning. Works fine for me.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!
Hope you are safe and warm and surrounded by friends and family.

“How could socialism do this?”

I have reached out and nobody seems to have any idea what would cause it.

cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/370924 > Some neat internet history. I wasn't around for the Cleveland free-net so I'm learning about this now.

Some neat internet history. I wasn't around for the Cleveland free-net so I'm learning about this now.

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

My partner’s family is almost certainly not driving here to Ohio from Michigan on Friday. The whole country is under weather alerts.

Problem has improved, but is not gone
The high CPU issue that is causing midwest.social to slow way down and timeout on HTTP requests is still a mystery to me. But, it seems to do it less often and for less time now. Here is CPU usage over 24 hours: ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/6d9927c9-1c88-4321-b2f9-b533ea867921.png) It's a bunch of SELECT statements in Postgres that all seem to fire at one time and take a while to complete as a batch. I've inspected the logs and haven't seen anything unusual. Just stuff federating and posts receiving upvotes.

I think I fixed midwest.social’s slowness
Upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 22.04 and the issue appears to be gone. I have been going crazy trying to figure out what was causing it.

Not yet. Someone did start a Rust-based TUI for Lemmy but I think it was abandoned.

Musk purging tons of journalists right now
Expect another influx of new users to mastodon

Someone in my chapter made these. All proceeds go directly to our chapter in case anyone is interested.

We all got $150 Amazon gift cards this year at work. That better not be all we get lol.

This could all be solved a lot more easily if every server minted each post using a Proof of Work transaction against a centralised BlockCha… sound of gunshot


I don’t believe Jerboa has a NSFW checkbox, if that’s what you’re using. The web app definitely has it.

I’m sure it’s not just Wisconsin kids either. Ohio can’t be a fun place to be for many kids, especially those who are LGBT+.