My art, Rough character design, protogen?
My current OC was an adopt so I figured why not try and make one myself? I've been really thinking about protogens and tried to go full out and draw my own. My art skills are obviously lacking, but this is Octamu.
He's just booting up for the first time and trying to make sense of all the tech he's got plugged into him.
I'll probably change his design a bit more but figured I'm impressed how he came out! Usually I hate everything I try to draw.
Fediverse Speedup Tip, DNS
As an experiment I pointed my DNS servers to my local pihole servers and tracked near 3k queries to snouts.online alone. Thanks to caching I only had to go out to resolve it 3-4 times within 24 hours.
If you're instance seems slow, ensure your /etc/resolv.conf is pointing to a fast resolver.
To check your DNS speed, use the dig command and see how long it takes to resolve a domain.
One is me doing a lookup on my own, the 2nd one is Cloudflare, 3rd is Google
T-Mobile Root CA, Side tangent included
Although I'm sure they are aware of it, T-Mobile's Root CA that is preloaded and trusted on every device is due to expire in roughly 2 months.
As a side note, I wish the trusted authorities were... oh I don't know.. Actually authorities I personally trusted?
Like yeah it's a pain in the ass but having a bunch of CA's I've never approved of being able to sign a fake cert that would be automatically trusted just doesn't sit right with me anymore.
World Backup Day, Instance Backed Up
Backups run every night a 2 in the morning. This is just the media files and Redis, The database is in another backup. I absolutely swear and live by Borg. I've used it exclusively for my backups for the last two years. Nightly backups on a cron job and then the encrypted backups go up into cloud storage for extra redundancy in case my computer suddenly decides it doesn't want to live anymore 😆
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