He twitches while he sleeps. He looks up from a dream and I tell him it’s ok, he can go back to sleep and he lays his head back down. These little moments… so priceless; they remind you how special life is.

@valvin I don’t have the exact number given I don’t know when you deactivated the feed (also still working on the stats feature for my server) but it looks like it was ~100,000 requests in < 2 days so I think it was hitting the server once every minute or, at most, two minutes. I believe Friendica should have an RSS request frequency setting somewhere; what was that set to?

@maloki Not that I know but would be a good list to have. Feel free to run any candidates by me if you like. It’s usually rather quick to suss that stuff out.

Have you heard about Silicon Valley’s unpaid research and development department? It’s called the EU.


Who should you thank for Facebook’s Libra?

• “One of the UK’s leading privacy researchers”
• University College London
• The DECODE project

And, if you’re an EU citizen who pays their taxes,

• You.

Surprised? Don’t be.

@valvin Woah, sorry – hope they don’t take your server down. It wasn’t a DDOS but it was responsible for ~82% of the requests on my server :)

Happy to chat to Scaleway if you need me to.

RT @umairh@twitter.com

“That is what the idea of a crime against humanity says. That nothing — nothing — merits the stripping away of personhood, the systematic violation of a people, the removal of humanity. Not a thing — and definitely not being a refugee or migrant.”link.medium.com/qffJTj5vEX

🐦🔗: twitter.com/umairh/status/1142

Free yourself, your friends or your community from Facebook when you want to organise and coordinate events with @mobilizon

Free software is free as in freedom, not as in free beer, which is why @Framasoft raises funds through a crowdfunding campaign. There are still 19 days to go to collect the tiny 4.5k€ left, and to fully fund the project.


@amenthes Looks like some sort of crawler… going to improve the stats reporting to make it easier to deal with such things.

Just added an ephemeral statistics view to the next iteration of Indie Web Server and seeing a huge number of requests on my personal site from the IP address (~14,000 out of 18,000 requests in total to the site over the last few hours)… looks like it’s owned by Scaleway… anyone know what this is?

@adamprocter Had a chat with Pia yesterday and I agree. They are trying to do the best they can within an imperfect system.

@rskikuli Noted. But it’s harder to change my name ;)


Love this. Very much in the spirit of what we’re working on.

The Jinhao fountain pen looks impressive but cost not much more than the iroshizuku ink. I’ve read great things about how it writes (can’t wait to try it). The notebook’s my favourite (Leuchtturm 1917, dotted) and the glasses are a cheap pair I found off the shelf in Sweden.

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