I've been trying to search for a somewhat comprehensive guide on how to install #linux projects in one's $HOME directory, e.g. $HOME/usr, but all I can find is "install your stuff in /usr/local". I know about ./configure --prefix=... but I'm looking for all the things I'm missing, like ldconfig, pkgconfig and other stuff I don't know about. Is it really a #bestpractice / #goodidea to have to use #root for every random $binary you download/build from internet?
@Gargron my Mastodon server had ~2 months of downtime (due to me not having time to care for it, stuck in Postgres migration), and I have a gap in my timeline. I could not find documentation about this - how does federation work exactly? Are toots federated only when instances are online? If so, is there a way to "backfill" the data? I can definitely see everything when I go to individual profiles.
I just migrated my Mastodon instance from "docker-compose internal" Postgres instance to a shared one running outside Docker on my machine (I do have more plans for Postgres). It took waaaaaaay longer than I anticipated (given what's happening in the world), and my account seems "stuck" in Feb. Let's see if this toot kicks the federation machinery to start federating again.
#FOSDEM happened! We just published a quick wrap-up of the conference and videos of all the talks :D Thanks once again to everyone who came to our talks and spoke to us :) https://matrix.org/blog/2020/02/03/matrix-at-fosdem-2020
From the #Lua mailing list:
1960: Algol will be the language to rule them all.
1970: PL/I will be the language to rule them all.
1980: Ada will be the language to rule them all.
1990: C++ will be the language to rule them all.
2000: Java will be the language to rule them all.
2020: Python will be the language to rule them all.
The dogs bark, the caravan marches on.
"Panorama has always been a favorite kids toy. World's history knows no cases when a sausage photo was interesting to anyone but its author." from https://blog.letsenhance.io/all/2019/07/09/computational-photographyfrom-selfies-to-black-holes/ ... That hurt 😢
Many years ago I used mod_pagespeed together with Apache as a "foward proxy" to significantly improve my mobile "web experience". I wanted to try it out this week but faced an issue - nowadays a big part of web is behind HTTPS. This is perfect, but completely breaks my use-case. I need the proxy to modify the traffic. I trust my own proxy, so how do I tell Firefox not to "CONNECT" to remote https servers and trust the proxy to do the TLS validation instead?
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