[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 days ago

you're right. voltage differential takes the shortest path(s), so it'll just discharge itself p quickly. you are effectively isolated unless you're in between the terminals

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 days ago

you may have INTENDED to imply only that, but you did imply both unfortunately. I agree with you on the cyber truck part, but I deal with a lot of slightly more rural folks and the big fear RN with electric vehicles is somehow battery fires. which is crazy since they don't happen anywhere near as often as gas vehicles. so I'm just trying to say we should be careful to avoid that particular cliche (the battery fire part) since it misleads people

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 days ago

no but they ARE repeating the falsehood about battery fires being likely or common: https://lemmy.world/comment/10496586

(which is something your joke implied)

[-] [email protected] 1 points 6 days ago

repeat falsehoods often enough and people believe them, even if you originally mean them as a well-intentioned and obvious joke

[-] [email protected] 2 points 6 days ago

A) to go and earn any money B) I actually pollute less in the place that I moved to since I don't have to drive a car

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I don't think you understand - I can live poor and destitute without a job in my hometown, or leave to find work somewhere else. This is the reality of many Americans in rural America.

This isn't a quest for "wealth", it's a quest for life

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

sometimes people don't want to live in the middle of nowhere forever. not many engineering jobs there. we all want economic mobility too

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago

I built an open source app a while back that had some similar functionality to sleep as android called "Go to Sleep". Haven't updated it for a long time, always wanted to add more things

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

battery fires are not at all common in electric vehicles. this is propaganda

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Your submission in "No Mobile Network Connection after Android 14 Update" was removed for support questions -> [email protected].

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Costco orange juice is where it's at, only thing worth buying

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

Beehaw is an excellent instance, and the admins who run it are very nice and easy to work with.

It's true that the moderation tools on Lemmy are quite limited, and I frankly don't blame them for defederating with anything one bit

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

Hey all! I've done a lot of database maintenance work lately and other things to make lemdro.id better. Wanted to give a quick update on what's up and ask for feedback.

For awhile, we were quite a ways behind lemmy.world federation (along with many other instances) due to a technical limitation in lemmy itself that is being worked on. I ended up writing a custom federation buffer that allowed us to process activities more consistently and am happy to say that we are fully caught up with LW and will not have that problem again!

Additionally, on the database side of things, I've setup barman in the cluster to allow for point of time backups. Basically, we can now restore the database to any arbitrary point in time. This is on top of periodic automatic backups which also gets pulled to storage both on my personal NAS as well as a Backblaze bucket (both encrypted of course).

Today, I deployed a new frontend at https://next.lemdro.id. This one is very early stages and experimental but is being developed by https://lemm.ee and seems promising!

If you live outside of the US and experience consistently long load times I want to hear from you! I am deploying the first read replica node to Europe soon, so if you live in that region you'll soon notice near-instaneous loading of content. Very exciting!

Finally, looking for feedback. Is there anything you want to see changed? Please let me know!

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Google today announced a handful of wearable and navigation updates, starting with public transit directions in Google Maps for Wear OS.

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I am rolling out the Photon UI as a replacement to the default lemmy UI right now. Initially, only about 50% of requests will be routed to Photon, determined by a hash of your IP address and user agent (sorry for any inconsistencies...). As I determine that this configuration is stable I will be slowly increasing the percentage until Photon is the new default frontend for lemdro.id.

If you have any difficulties, please reach out. Additionally, the "old" lemmy frontend will remain available at https://l.lemdro.id

Edit: I am aware of some problems with l.lemdro.id. It wasn't designed to run on a subdomain so I'll need to add a proxy layer to it to redirect requests. A task for tomorrow!

FINAL EDIT: https://l.lemdro.id is now fully operational, if you choose to use the old lemmy UI it is available there

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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Over the course of the last couple weeks, I managed to root cause and solve the problem causing stale sorting on lemdro.id. My apologies!

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submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

We typically like Pixel phones a lot, but we have some reservations about Google's quality control

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submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Google Maps is changing with pretty significant redesigns across key surfaces, including when searching for directions...

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submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Edit: Upgrade went off without much of a hitch! Some little tasks left to do but we are now running 0.19.3. Seems like a lot of the federation issues have been solved by this too.

You will have to re-login and 2FA has been reset.

This update is scheduled to take place this weekend. No specific day or time because I am infamously bad at following those. I will try to minimize impact by keeping downtime to lower-traffic periods.

Ideally, there will be no downtime, but if there is it is likely to only last an hour maximum. During this time I will add an "under maintenance" page so you can understand what we are up to.

Feel free to join our Matrix space for more information and ongoing updates! My apologies for how long this took - I was in the middle of a big move and a new job.

Additionally, there may be small periods of increased latency or pictures not loading as I perform maintenance on both the backend database and pictrs server in preparation for this upgrade.

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submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

There was a brief (~5 minute) period of downtime on lemdro.id recently. This occurred during a routine database upgrade when some strange issue caused a member of the cluster to become inconsistent and refuse to form quorum.

This locked the entire cluster into an invalid state which took some troubleshooting to fix. My apologies.

I will be rolling out read replicas for folks on the East coast of the US as well as those in Europe sometime in the next week, you should notice a pretty dramatic reduction in latency if you are from those areas. Additionally, other recent changes have increased reliability and decreased latency which may or may not be noticeable.

I will post another update before I start rolling out the read replicas since it is kind of a big change (and I will schedule a time for it)

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I recently rolled out an infrastructure upgrade this last Monday (Dec 4) with the intent of reducing peak response times and removing occasional scaling errors.

Unfortunately, my metrics system showed slightly elevated error rates, so I've decided to rollback these changes for now. I will make another announcement before I roll them back out in the future. Thanks for your support!

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submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
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submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hey there everyone. I think the Photon project has matured enough to the point where I feel ready to replace the default lemmy frontend with it. Since this instance serves roughly 1000 people now, I figured this was worth holding a vote on!

Please check out Photon as currently hosted at https://p.lemdro.id.

If you support changing the default frontend to Photon, upvote my comment on this post. If you don't support it, downvote that same comment.

Thanks!

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