At the rate streaming services have been putting out content, and how little I have watched, I would need to take one year off work just to catch up :)

Curious fact: The original intention why businesses started to use odd pricing (example $9,90, instead of $10) was to force the cashier to open the register to give change and in that way record the sale. Round numbers, on the other hand, would make it easier for the cashier to pocket the money.

I have made a post about some Mastodon instances being associated with malware and explaining what I found:

I think it can be interesting for people who are + would love to have people from have a look and share any feedback. Thanks.

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I have decided to commit to a limit on the maximum number of instances or percentage of the Mastodon network that I will host on

You can read about it here:

I am blown away by the results I got from testing SeaweedFS to copy small files 4.8GB (45651 files) via s3.

When compared with Minio it really shows.

Using HDD:
SeaweedFS: 3m28.9s
Minio: 14m15.9s

Using NVMe:
SeaweedFS: 15.5s
Minio: 21.8s

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Anyone tried SeaweedFS and have any experience or feedback to share? Thanks

Almost finished reading Soundtracks by Jon Acuff and can't get out of my head what can seriously be the best self-affirmation quote I have ever read:

"Boring days are afraid of me!"

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This is a #Fediverse reminder that it's okay to choose large instances, it's okay to choose small instances, it's okay to choose multiple instances, and it's okay to change instances.

Just try to remember to caption your images and put potentially upsetting stuff behind a content warning (CW).

“I couldn't find a single study that said, ‘The key to creating the thought life you want is to criticize yourself more often. The secret to getting better at anything is being harder on yourself’” - in Soundtracks by Jon Acuff

"But in time this office, my retreat, started to become a place of exclusion or of hiding, a place where I could turn away from the world, under the guise of being creative, at the expense of all else...
Perhaps the thing we have spent so much time escaping, or attempting to create, was there all along – the blessed space, the sacred space, the truly creative place – the world around us." -

"The simple fact is that dealing with human nature and human communication is much, much, much more complex than teaching a car how to drive by itself. And there is no perfect solution. There is no “congrats, we got there” moment in content moderation. Because humans are complex and ever-changing. And content moderation on a platform like Twitter is about recognizing that complexity and figuring out ways to deal with it." -

"I feel mad, because I had no idea one guy with a gun could fuck up my life so hard in six minutes. Fuck up so many lives! Then I think I should be grateful to be alive. I feel like, I don't know, maybe there's some weird fucked up reason why I made it and other people didn't. Um, but then when you sit back and you think about it, you realize, 'No! There isn't. There's no fucking reason.' None of us should've died." -

"I think back in the caveman days, our ancestors would huddle around the fire at night and the wolves would be howling in the dark, just beyond the light. And one person would start talking and he would tell a story so we wouldn't be so scared in the dark." - Genius (2016)

Any suggestions of good and affordable ‘pay as you go’ alternatives to MailGun for transactional email?

Server rental vs buying and paying collocation 

I just spent some time looking at server buying+collocation vs rental for a server with an 8c/16t CPU, 128 RAM and 2x1TB NVMe.

Rental: €120/month
Buy: ~€3000 + €50/month collocation.

Cost after 5 year:
Rental: €7200
Buy+Collocation: €6000
If asking for credit to pay the server over 5 years: €7500

So, only profitable with cash at hand or if you use the server for more than 5 years (obviously doable but hard to make 5 year decisions in tech).

After you generate the csv go to 'Account->Import and export->Import' and upload the csv. That will follow everyone from the Trunk categories you chosen.

The script source is here:

Hope it helps getting you started and thanks to @kensanata @Mayana @amolith @carbontwelve and everyone that makes Trunk possible.

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If you have just installed Mastodon and don't know where to start to find people to follow a good idea is to try and check other users follows and one by one try to see if you find someone to follow.

Alternatively you can go to and do the same on the categories that interest you.

If you are lazy and don't want to look up one by one, I created a little script to generate a csv from Trunk categories: that you can then import in Mastodon.

I activated App Privacy Report on iOS a couple of hours ago.

I checked it now and this app (Forza Football) that I opened twice since then has send request to 60 different domains.

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Mastodon (PT) é uma instância de Mastodon para pessoas que falam Português.