I run the midwest.social instance. I’m also active on lemmy.ml. @seahorse@lemmy.ml

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Can we have government-subsidized healthcare? No that’s socialism How about $500 billion to defense contractors? Sure lol

I can’t believe most americans think this is acceptable


ActivityPub question
Someone on Mastodon was saying that if you boost someone's post and are federated with a server that the OP has defederated, that people on the defederated instance can now see the post since someone in their federation boosted it. This doesn't sound right, at least because of the way Lemmy works. I though that the post would be hidden from anyone on the defederated instance because it originated from an instance that blocked it. Anybody know how this would work?
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Saw it on Mastodon, thought I'd share it here.
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Question for mods/admins of any instance
Do brand new users that sign up to your instance start using it right away after approval? I've approved a pretty decent amount of new accounts over the months and a lot of them have never posted or commented. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong.
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That’s odd. Are you on mobile? Also, it would fit best in !lemmy_support@lemmy.ml


Midwest.social is experiencing some issues
Please bear with us as I troubleshoot this server. Lots of duplicate processes running for reasons I don't yet understand.
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It’s amazing how easily even large media companies get information incorrect.


Yeah, I get it. I feel like it’s a kind of important point in history for us fedizens though because a direct byproduct of him screwing twitter up is introducing all the non-fedizens to migrate to a FOSS alternative. And now that I’m following people on mastodon I gotta say it’s super entertaining.





Can anybody point me in the right direction on why postgres would take this much CPU sometimes?
I noticed my Lemmy server's CPU sometimes spikes for unknown reasons. Here are some screenshots of the usage. It seems to be a postgres SELECT process and some parallel worker processes causing this. ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/bb192745-b6ba-4ad4-8bf5-fecc798163f7.png) ![](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/8fd03bf4-3602-429d-8f18-41060b24e4b2.png)
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He’s gonna start combining ideas: “Let’s take all the verified people, and dig a big tunnel, and put them in the tunnel, and…”


Yeah, I saw that right as I was about to search for something lol. Damn. I guess it was possible for trolls to find victims.




You should also be aware of heapoverflow.ml for programming questions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look terribly active at the moment.


Lemmy is right there in the center!
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For hosting it? I’m sure Linode would be sufficient.



I don’t think anyone would have a problem with it as long as you post in a related community.


I think I found out what was happening. I was trying to fetch posts that had federated from a different Lemmy instance to my lemmy instance and then I was searching using that post URL instead of the original URL. It was this one https://midwest.social/post/326295.

I guess the post has to have originated from the instance that I’m searching with or it won’t return anything.



Unable to fetch posts on my instance from mastodon
I set up a mastodon instance and I'd like to interact with my lemmy instance (midwest.social) from it. Looking at the logs whenever I query a post, it returns a 200 OK with no data, but if I query a post on lemmy.ml it returns data like it should. I must have something configured wrong on my lemmy server. Here is the log for a query: ``` Error encountered while processing the incoming HTTP request: lemmy_server::root_span_builder: NotFound lemmy_1 | 0: lemmy_apub::http::post::get_apub_post lemmy_1 | at crates/apub/src/http/post.rs:20 lemmy_1 | 1: lemmy_server::root_span_builder::HTTP request lemmy_1 | with http.method=GET http.scheme="http" http.host=midwest.social http.target=/post/326295 otel.kind="server" request_id=1b0dce53-f66f-4f1d-9d6a-212de403f62a http.status_code=404 otel.status_code="OK" ```
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[Question] about NAS operating system
I bought a 2 bay NAS and I plan to flash it with the TrueNAS operating system. As I was reading the installation instructions I came across a section that said one of the 2 drives will have to contain the boot/UEFI partition, and can therefore be used for nothing else. Am I reading this correctly? I have 2 4TB HDDs that I plan on using in both bays and I'll have to use the entirety of one of those bays just to hold a small boot partition and nothing else? There are also 4 slots available for M.2 NVMe SSDs so I'm looking at using a small SSD for my boot partition there if this is true. My apologies if this is a dumb question as I'm kind of new to this stuff.
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Questions about Jellyfin
I remember reading a post about someone setting up Jellyfin and some other software and essentially just waiting around a few days after shows come out and they end up being available in their media library. Like, some kind of pirating software that just grabs the right media. Is this a thing or am I misremembering?
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cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/330836 > Good article that criticizes Pew Research Center's new report of reducing "alternative social media" just to sites like Parler, Gab, Truth Social and so on. It makes a good explanation of the Fediverse (referred as "citizens’ social media") and sees it as an antidote to the propaganda and misinformation promoted on those platforms. > > > More nuance is needed here: the Pew report focuses solely on what mass media scholar Kristoffer Holt calls “right-wing alternative media.” And in doing so, it misses a more democratic form of alternative media, what communication scholar Clemencia Rodríguez refers to as “citizens’ social media.” > > > And for all of us tired of both big tech and online trolling, citizens’ social media is our way forward.
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