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re: caps 

ooo, upstream got merged into glitchsoc, time to upgrade this instance

i made this post on my pleroma instance, so i need to make a version of it here too 

things in life that are interesting to learn about but i am vry scared of:

. the social structures of ants
. guns
. obscure windows trivia
. the effects of dangerous radiation
. theme parks that were closed for safety violations
. creatures that live kilometres under the sea
. medieval medical practices
. proposed english spelling reforms

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

So I can get it to boot up to a live system with safe graphics mode... Is my graphics card shot? I got this computer less than a year ago... :\

Cool, my computer decided to stop working altogether .-.

Question - on mastodon-based instances, do federation blocks at instance level federate to those blocked instances? I know that user blocks do, but I'm not 100% sure about instance-level blocks.

Well, it seems like my computer resolved the whole "i want to play that untitled goose game on pc but it's only on the epic games store" dilemma by deciding it was going to break my windows install by making the screen constantly flash green and freeze the display for a second or two each time it does it :V

kinda regretting not going for the monsterpit fork now, they had a feature that would delay something federating for that exact reason, but it was using an older version of upstream so i went for glitchsoc

...did I just write a DM and forget to tag the person it's for, then re-post it with the tag but accidentally set it to public, then FINALLY send it, AS a DM, to the actual person it was supposed to be sent to

This is also why glitch-soc on the same server was federating 100% properly and pleroma wasn't - it was simply because's records were pulled correctly and TFTown's wasn't.

Okay, so I figured it out.
So when I switched DNS providers, I switched to using a hidden primary setup, with ClouDNS appearing authoritative for the domain. When it gets the records from the primary server, my DNS server, it then sends a copy of it to a bunch of different DNS servers in a multicast setup.

Somehow, for some reason, it seems some of the servers didn't quite get the records properly for some reason? So we wound up with a situation where some servers resolved the domain correctly and others didn't sometimes (or all the time).

Oh wait, there's an update! Let's see if that fixes things.

update: that doesn't seem to have improved things... seeing actually direct pings to my other account that're only showing up here (and for reasons i'd want to reply to on my other account)

oddly divisive post 

ughhhhh... kinda want to get untitled goose game on pc, but i don't want the epic games storeeeee

i'm going to roll with a potential guess that there might be some MRF on the pleroma server that's barking at shadows, so i'm going to trim down the MRF usage down to simplepolicy and see if that improves things

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