Gidi's Pleroma

Gidi |

TV addict, science fiction enthusiast, proud inhabitant of Earth (our only home).

Posting about actresses and tv series I'm a fan of. Some tech and politics in between.

There's nothing wrong with fighting for social justice.

@GidiKroon virtually everywhere.

2020/06/04 5:58:52 PM UTC

All this talk about chat in Pleroma… Isn’t chat just the same as timelines but with the messages coming in from the bottom instead of the top?

2020/06/04 5:56:20 PM UTC

you don’t need any graphic design skills

That’s perfect for me then.

2020/05/31 8:30:39 PM UTC

Anti-Anti-Fa is literally Fa.

2020/05/31 8:52:20 PM UTC

Lessons I learned and am still learning about self-hosting a fediverse instance on the cheapest cloud server option. Includes me learning about the concept ‘burstable’.

2020/05/31 5:28:47 PM UTC

This was semi useful as part of doing some cleanup:

select args->'params'->'actor', state, queue, count(*) from oban_jobs group by args->'params'->'actor', state, queue

2020/05/31 12:30:14 PM UTC

To be silent is to be complicit.
Black lives matter.

We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.

— Netflix (@netflix) May 30, 2020

2020/05/31 11:20:57 AM UTC

I’m afraid the rioters (as opposed to the protesters) have other motives however, that have nothing to do with justice for black people and that will ultimately even hurt the cause of black people. They, as well as many people on the fediverse, want to break down society. But with a broken down society, it’s never the downtrodden and underprivileged that thrive; it’s always the already rich and powerful that favour destroying society. It’s their work that’s being done by the rioters.

But I’m 100% behind the protestors. It’s a difficult balance.

2020/05/30 10:54:59 PM UTC

I've setup a new Mastodon server on The idea is to provide another space for people who would've landed on but can't because it's closed.

Even though I am currently in charge of both there are still logical and infrastructural separations between the two that give this move meaning in the context of decentralization.

Not to mention I've already scaled to's size once, so it would be easier for me to do again than to scale further.

2020/05/31 11:10:15 AM UTC

Instagram on tablet is as broken as my Pleroma was overnight.

2020/05/31 11:09:34 AM UTC

I support the protestors in America. Because of course black lives matter.

2020/05/31 9:22:43 AM UTC

Having a server under constant load on a burstable instance in not a good idea. I have reduced the Oban workers and unsubscribed from the relay until I come up with a better solution.

The thing is that having a 2 cpu VPS (still burstable) costs 6 times more than this 1 cpu VPS…

2020/05/31 8:32:20 AM UTC

My statement on the death of George Floyd:

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2020

2020/05/30 3:06:03 PM UTC

I must say that with the curve (of hospitalizations due to #Covid19) looking like this in a country that didn’t do a real lockdown and doesn’t really do masks, the main spread of the #CoronaVirus seems to be due to events, offices, schools, etc. As long as we keep working from home and not gathering, we may be ok.


2020/05/30 12:48:52 PM UTC

Not my line but my sentiment anyway:

I do not want to be in a club which would have me as a member.

2020/05/30 12:32:17 PM UTC

And when you finally install the latest version, it comes with five warnings of outdated libraries.

2020/05/30 12:23:37 PM UTC

By the way, the whole of linux is gatekeeping. The fact that to find which versions of node are available you need to type:

apt-cache policy nodejs

and to find the available versions of vue.js you need:

npm v @vue/cli versions

2020/05/30 12:01:49 PM UTC

#Appeasement is a concept proven to be ineffectual by history.

I consider the people who put a respectable face on evil to be more dangerous than those who tattoo their opinions on their faces. They suck you in, become part of your club and you won’t even see it. It keeps other people out of your club and you won’t even know it.

Until they feel free to cross the line even slightly. Will you see it then? What will you do?

Extraordinary measures are needed to prevent this. Like avoiding people before they’ve crossed the line. That may seem unfair. But you don’t have to talk to everybody.

Or maybe my subconscious strategy: don’t be in a club in the first place…

(these thoughts brought on by having only seen half conversations the last couple of weeks)

2020/05/30 11:50:34 AM UTC

I don’t like gatekeeping.