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[–] mrmanager 1 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) (1 children)

How can they know if an email is disposable or aliased? I use those all the time with fastmail. Works fine with github.

But fastmail is not exactly private since it's hosted in Australia, part of the five eyes pact. Maybe that's why they are ok with it.

[–] mrmanager 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I'm sure conservatives have the same views on the other side, something negative, based in fear. If you think about it, all of politics is fear of change in a direction we don't want, but others do.

In a family when this happens, family members talk about it and try to understand eachother. At least in a good family. In a dysfunctional one, family members go to war with eachother. And that's what I see in politics. There is no feeling of being humans on a ball together at all.

[–] mrmanager -3 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (2 children)

But why would you even think that people on the left are different from people on the right? This is why I'm not into politics myself. Because it all builds on some fake idea that one side is right about everything, even good people, while the other is wrong about everything, and probably are bad people as well.

In reality, both sides are very similar and have much more incommon with eachother than they have with the politicians they are trying to support.

[–] mrmanager 10 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I don't know about Linux being a pain in the ass. My kid was using first Linux on a laptop and then mac, and he wanted to go back to Linux where things make sense. He felt the mac was really confusing in where the files were. He also loved the integrated Software app where he can point and click install everything.

Now he is learning the terminal... :)

I think there is plenty of people who think macs are a pain in the ass too. Depends on what you are used to.

[–] mrmanager 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Excellent choice of pic! :)

Let me counter with someone who enjoys the sun. :)

[–] mrmanager 1 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Thanks for the tag. Maybe the server needed a restart, its been going for like 2 months without one.

Try now and see.

[–] mrmanager 4 points 1 month ago

I need a list of which ones don't allow assholes to enter. :)

[–] mrmanager 3 points 1 month ago (2 children)

I'm not sure about that. What if advertising were used to cover server costs, just like donations right now? Then the community may be fine with it.

But I think it's very dangerous to go down that route. Because it's going to become about higher profits, not just covering costs, in the long run.

[–] mrmanager 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (3 children)

What you can do is install wireguard server at home and then set your phone to use that wireguard connection always. That's what I do and then my pihole at home filters all my mobile traffic as well.

[–] mrmanager 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

You can rent an instance for like 10 dollars per month and grow from there. Then expand if you get users and things get slow. Lemmy runs ok on 4 GB of memory but it's better with 8 GB. Postgres use the most.

[–] mrmanager 21 points 1 month ago (8 children)

It's what we all loved about the internet I think, before the web become... "that" (looking at the pile of shit the web has become).

But actually it's not the web, not really. It's the big tech platforms that most people seem to think is the internet now. It's sad to watch how people log on to "Facebook" and not the general web anymore. And then Google in front of everything, like a big cancer growth.

Lemmy is not the new internet either I believe. But it's here to show people that something else can exist. As soon as we let advertising in here though, it's over.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by mrmanager to c/announcements

Hi all,

We were getting several reports of people linking to csam content in the signal groups community. We tried to contact the moderator but no response in several days.

Its difficult to moderate this kind of content. Moderators of a lemmy community cannot be expected to visit each posted group around the clock to make sure it doesnt have csam content. Signal groups can change their content at any time.

So sorry to say, it had to be removed. If you were using it, I hope you find some other way to find new signal groups.

Memory/cpu upgraded (self.announcements)
submitted 3 months ago by mrmanager to c/announcements

We decided to double the server memory and add more cpu, since we were close to running out sometimes.

So if you notice higher performance, you know what the reason is now. :)

Short post, but just wanted to mention it.

submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by mrmanager to c/announcements

We just deployed the latest version of Lemmy 0.19.2 where the github code includes a possible fix for the outgoing federation issues we have been having.

But lets see before we celebrate. Help us test if outgoing federation seems to work now by making comments, posts and upvotes and see if they appear on other instances.

Of course if the other instances are on Lemmy 0.19.0 or 0.19.1, they could have issues with outgoing federation still until they update.

Release notes for 0.19.2:


Please try to comment and post things now, and see if they federate again.

Hopefully you see your activity instantly federated. I have tried making comments both to instances running Lemmy 0.19.1 and 0.18.5 and they all federate like they should.

Hope you have the same experience! 🥳

Outgoing federation issues (self.announcements)
submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by mrmanager to c/announcements

As you may have read in other threads, this version of Lemmy (0.19.1) seems to have bugs in outgoing federation on some instances.

As a temporary fix, we have added a scheduled restart of Lemmy every hour. It only takes a few seconds to restart, and the big advantage is that your comments and posts are only delayed up to 1 hour before they federate to other instances. You probably wont notice the restart even.

This will be in effect until a bug fix arrives from Lemmy developers, probably after new years sometime.

Thanks for reading and merry x-mas to everyone. :)

submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by mrmanager to c/

Users of are reporting that outgoing federation of posts and comments stopped to work after the update to 0.19.1 about 19 hours ago.

A restart of lemmy software seems to have made it work again for now, but not sure for how long.

In this version its also common with CPU spikes on a regular basis. I assume its the new federation queue that takes more cpu in exchange for being more reliable. But I see a lot of Postgres UPDATE queries that did not occur in previous version. Also sometimes i see ROLLBACK, which I assume should not be happening.

Anyone else has similar issus with 0.19.1?

Relevant thread:


Today we spent some time preparing for the big upgrade, by kicking the Lemmy version up to 0.18.5, merging in the latest changes from lemmy-ansible git repository and cleaning up some disk space on the instance.

So tomorrow at 02.00 am Oregon time we will do the update to Lemmy 0.19.

This is 11.00 am CET for people in Europe.

Hopefully all goes well and we come out the other side with a nice new 0.19 version. Its supposed to take about 30 minutes of downtime if there are no issues to solve.

Wish us luck :)

IMPORTANT: You probably need to log out and log in again to be able to post anything since they reworked authentication in this release.



We are planning to install Lemmy 0.19 soon, hopefully in the coming week or so. It's a huge release with many new features, and I personally really like that it allows you users to block other instances if you want to.

You can read about all the new features in the link above.

More info coming in a few days about planned downtime and so on. :)

17 was down just now (self.announcements)
submitted 9 months ago by mrmanager to c/announcements

We just had another unscheduled downtime due to a linux kernel bug.

Yesterday we noticed some issues with the server - mainly that we couldnt stop some docker containers. As you know, we are running some extra user web interfaces for Lemmy and we noticed that they started acting weirdly and had one cpu running at 100% constantly.

I wanted to restart those containers but I couldnt stop them. Found some posts online that this is a bug in the Ubuntu linux kernel:

Our stop attempts caused the docker platform to behave weirdly and it started to affect the main Lemmy software, so we did a reboot of the server and installed the latest updates.

We are very sorry for this unscheduled downtime. :/ Did you guys notice weirdness with Lemmy in the last 8 hours or so?

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