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"What the installer does: Configures the various third-party services Zulip uses, including Postgres, RabbitMQ, Memcached and Redis"

No, it will not, I am actually using 75% of these services already and as far as I can see it probably destroys my setup.

I really want to try zulip (slack alternative chat with innovative threading) as it is actually a django app and has a cool interface with reasonable dependencies, but i can not install it without contaminating my server.

Oh and don't always assume that all services you are dependend on will run on the same machine. My postgres big iron will probably only run postgres and will be shared by many services.

And no, I will not run a docker container that you provide as I don't know what's actually in there and how to apply security updates to it.

Why the hell does every project nowadays think they are the only one running on a server? Everyone dumps stuff all over the system and has their own puppet/ansible/etc. scripts that transform the complete server into something that runs that project but nothing else. I will not run those, if you don't have a "manual installation" you may be dead for a lot of people before even get tried out!

i mean, ISPs have safe harbor protections, but if they keep a server with tons of copyright violations or child porn on it, they lose those protections, so 100% of the time a server like that is going to be taken offline

so, moderation on peertube instances is *critical*, and it's absolutely *disturbing* to me that peertube does not provide any useful tools here in a 1.0 release

if this were peertube 0.1 or something, i'd understand, but a 1.0 release should have the ability for instance admins to *comply with their legal obligations*

1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

Please boost if your account is safe for non-binary people. :nonbinary: :nb:

Please boost if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.

TIL: copic markers have refill thingies, the endcap is screwed on and behind that lies the horror... now my thumb nail is black... and as they are alcohol based, it will stay black for some time i guess...

The cats did successfully kill the “canimal” and now feast on it as if they don’t ever get anything to eat... i think i can hear the little jet turbines they use to inhale their food...

So... cool my geocoder DB tables just desintegrated because why not... Now i have to re-import the stuff again -.-

Websites doing their best to hide the "log in" option and only showing the "sign up" option prominently is such a weird and bad UX development

welcome to PHP, where block scope does not exist and everything works "funny"

also, celery is now fruit

TIL: In python os.getcwd() will throw a FileNotFound error if the current working directory was deleted. And yes it is in the documentation, on top in a "Note" box, and no it's not on my mind as it really is an edgecase...

So I have my own "cloud" now... Nextcloud, OnlyOffice, Gitea, OpenProject, Django for the Blog, Peertube, Mastodon and a Mail server... Something missing? Any other cool projects to try? (And no, my own copy of OpenStreetMap will not happen, needs too much space on the DB)

Hey hive-mind, is anyone working on a FOSS (or even just independent) version of something like goodreads?

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