My name is Francis. A Fox who enjoys doing system/network administration both as a job and hobby, mostly Linux.
I'm a very open-minded person, support LGBTQ+, and am overall a pleasant individual. When I'm not managing servers I'm ether sleeping or playing video games.
I like following artists in the fandom, meeting new people, and having fun!
Not very NSFW myself but I do follow those who are and enjoy their content, don't take it personally if I don't boost or fave/like.
(-) Semantics, annoyed
I find it kinda annoying when people feel the need to put their two cents in on things as nebulous as semantics. A subreddit aimed towards the typical end user will refer to their gateway as a modem/router because that is how it is sold and marketed to them. Calling it a gateway, while it's true name, does nothing to help solve the problem. If I see the OP say modem in their post I will use that to avoid sounding condescending or adding unnecessary confusion.
Hey, so, since Mastodon's been amazing to me and probably the main drive force behind the recent pin sales, I'd love to give back a little. I don't have a ton of money (shop/patreon are pretty much my only sources atm) but I'd like to donate $50 between, say, 5 servers that are struggling just as a test for now?
Paypal only, sorry i'm not one of the cool kids :( If you're an admin of a masto instance or would like to nominate one, DM me!
(got cybre.space covered already, of course)
So I'm planning to do a big server migration and consolidation project over this weekend. During this time I will be revamping my efforts. Some of the changes will be server consolidation. Over the last year I've added 6 dedicated servers. I'm hoping to consolidate things down to just 4 or 3 physical servers. Another improvement you will see is increased bandwidth.
I'll make another announcement when the move is complete. This move will improve load times as well.
Yes, I know I have spaghetti cabling forming, I'll fix it one day.
fediverse poll #2 (edited), boost ok
(edited version for clarity)
How much do you spend monthly on hosting your pleroma/masto/masto fork/pixelfed/funkwhale/reel2bits/etc. ?
Boost super welcome
Note: I'm after instances with less than a 300 active users weekly.
Note 2: if you have more users, just reply to the poll with the amount of users.
Note 3: if you run other services on that VPS, make a guess of how much it cost proportionally
I hear this all the time:
"I'm a nobody; why would anyone want to hack me?"
I've got six reasons for you:
You have money.
You have good credit.
You were randomly chosen.
You pissed off the wrong person.
Your friend or family members pissed off the wrong person.
You put yourself out there as an online entrepreneur, Twitch streamer, YouTuber, etc.
If you think no one would ever try to hack you, you need this episode.
There's going to be a live YouTube Premier of this episode at https://YourSecure.Life/2 at 5 PM Eastern US time.
If you're not seeing this post until after that time, don't worry...you can still watch it. Any time, anywhere. Just go to the website.
There is also an audio version (it is a podcast afterall) and a text version of the transcripts, if you're more into reading.
A general furry public instance. You don't have to be a furry to join. Any and all topics are fair game provided they do not conflict with the Code of Conduct.