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[–] Im_old 4 points 6 hours ago (5 children)

Why not host your own git repo (e.g. gitea) so you can do 2 or 4 without opening services outside?

[–] Im_old 11 points 3 days ago (1 children)

Not enough hobnails on those boots, but I had the same idea!

[–] Im_old 2 points 6 days ago (1 children)

The chat server (matrix and xmpp have different ones, but same functionality) that act like a whatsapp desktop client. Have you ever run whatsapp desktop client on your pc, where you have to pair it with your phone? Same thing, but you do it withing a special "bridge" (usually as a bot) in matrix or xmpp. So you get all the messages in one place. But it doesn't work for calls, just for messages.

[–] Im_old 5 points 6 days ago (3 children)

Frienda no, but I do use whatsapp bridges so I can have all conversations in one place.

Family with extreme nagging, and because I'm the IT guy of the house so they kinda trust me/can't be bothered to try and out-talk me.

[–] Im_old 4 points 1 week ago

Gajim on pc (I use arch btw - well endeavourOS because I can't be bothered) and don't remember what on android (there is the full list or clients and capabilities on

[–] Im_old 29 points 1 week ago


Yeah ok. First of all, because I can 😁. I mean z what's good being an IT nerd if I can't change stuff when I want?

Jokes aside, I've been reading more recently on matrix and looks like there are some security issues in the design of the app/protocol. I'm on mobile now, I'll look for sources when I'm on pc. Also I don't like that it is a server centric system (so data is primarily on the server instead of the clients). Also it takes more resources than I was expecting. For less than 10 users I can't have less than 4gb of ram (on a dedicated debian server, running docker) or it swaps so much it kills the system.

So basically I'm testing out if xmpp is a better system for those issues.

[–] Im_old 5 points 1 week ago

Still better than the eyes I guess

[–] Im_old 37 points 1 week ago (11 children)

I've been using matrix for years to this purpose, but moving to xmpp/prosody now

[–] Im_old 2 points 1 week ago (2 children)

Probably Elon Musk email...

[–] Im_old 14 points 1 week ago (2 children)

Via vpn within a guest browser session is the first thing that comes to mind. What are yourconcernss exactly?

[–] Im_old 5 points 2 weeks ago (1 children)

Yep, and I'm stuck in one. Get the fire department, tell them it happened AGAIN

[–] Im_old 3 points 2 weeks ago

I ended up with xz. According to this page it's the one with the best compression ratio. It's also the slowest but since it was one off I didn't mind about it.

comfy void (
submitted 1 month ago by Im_old to c/cat

One of the few pictures of Galaxy where he's not on a dark background!

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by Im_old to c/[email protected]

Hi everyone! Can someone please recommend a game without monsters (but with animals)? I am running my minetest server at home and I'd like to start playing with my kid, but I really don't like the monsters bit. I just want a game where we can explore and build things together.


ETA: For anyone looking for the same thing: I've added the option

only_peaceful_mobs = true

in minetest.conf under minetest/data/games/mineclone2

I've waited for the next night cycle and no monsters spawned. But a cow mooing behind me scared lol.

Thanks to @[email protected] for the tip!

XMPP and whatsapp bridge (self.selfhosted)
submitted 2 months ago by Im_old to c/selfhosted

Hello everyone! I currently selfhost a matrix server but, seeing everyone talking about xmpp, I decided to try again with that one. I did try about 8-9 years ago but couldn't make it work (don't remember the issue, probably pebkac).

My requirements are:

  • e2ee (I see OMEMO is the solution for this);
  • audio/video calls (looks like all the main clients/servers supports this with SIP or similar);
  • whatsapp bridge: this is very important as I currently use my matrix with element to chat (not calls) with all the whatsapp contacts.

Would be nice if the server runs with docker images (but I see Prosody has the option so not an issue).

So basically I am a bit stumped only on the whatsapp bridge thing. I see some github repos for that but they all seem quite old.

Any help, pointers, suggestions would be appreciated.


wholemeal sourdough (
submitted 2 months ago by Im_old to c/lemmybread

after a few months of tries this one looks better!

  • 200gr wholemeal stoneground flour
  • 80gr spelt flour
  • 100gr white flour
  • 100gr starter
  • 250ml water (actually a smidge less than that)
  • salt

Folded 5 times every 30 minutes. Let it rest for a 5 hours on the kitchen counter, degassed (well, that's just a fancy word, it just deflated when I poked it lol), then let it rest overnight (12 hours) in the fridge. Cooked in the oven inside dutch oven. Let it cool for 24hours before cutting it.

Taste good, it's not as wet as the previous experiments where I just let it rest overnight in the fridge.

It's "dense", which in a way is good because if the holes were too big the butter/peanut butter would just drip through! But I'd like to have it a just a bit more fluffy I guess. I know the starter is good because when I feed it it grows like crazy (and smells good).

Any ideas?


submitted 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago) by Im_old to c/lemmyshitpost

Unless you are in dangerously high winds (like shit-flying-around-winds), when you cut the string on a kite it comes down. Sadly and floppily.

Edit: spelling

Happy sysadmin day! (
submitted 11 months ago by Im_old to c/selfhosted

May the uptime be long and the logs without errors (and not just because logging is broken!)

Self hosting minecraft (self.minecraft)
submitted 11 months ago by Im_old to c/minecraft

Hello there! I've been hosting different kind of services for some time, and I would like to self host a server of minecraft for my kids to use. Basically I want a walled garden solution where he can play but no external access (for external users I mean).

I have a server with docker and hosting the server looks simple. I did spun up a bedrock (I think? Can't remember for sure) server. My problem is: how do I access it? I don't see a "custom server" option in the official android client (he will play from a tablet at first). Can someone point me in the right direction?


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