RT @OpenRightsGroup@twitter.com

🚨🚨🚨 The Government’s #OnlineSafetyBill is an Orwellian Censor’s Charter and will make the internet

❌ LESS FREE
❌ LESS SAFE
❌ LESS SECURE

WATCH & SHARE this video NOW 👇

🐦🔗: twitter.com/OpenRightsGroup/st

I broke the site again (yes, I know I need to stop doing that). This time, it is the main page (arsrobotics.org) that is down. I was trying to point the root domain to our WordPress installation, and now the Domain does not resolve.

What broke exactly?

When changing DNS records in Cloudflare, I managed to get to the point where Cloudflare is giving an empty response from their DNS servers. This in turn means that that your computer does not know which IP address to use to talk to the server.

I will be working at how to get the domain functional again. Follow our mastodon account @arsrobotics@mastodon.online for updates on this.

Thanks for reading.

#cloudflare #dns #itwasdns #update #website

https://wp.arsrobotics.org/2022/04/03/main-site-down/

For the last two weeks, our blog has been down. This was because of some issues we have had with our WordPress host (it was my fault, sort of). The issue came down to me running an Ansible playbook against our VM in Azure. Somehow, this messed something up so that the VM couldn’t boot. Long story short, we now have WordPress running on a Raspberry Pi 3 in my home, with Cloudflare tunnels used to make the site accessible.

What I learned.

Probably the most important thing I learned it that I need regular backups of the database and static content, as well as a recovery plan for when things go wrong. I also learned not to test things on a production server.

The Future

For the short term, I plan on just serving the site from my PI. For the long run, we are working on getting a Droplet on Digital Ocean, or a AWS EC2 instance. We were using an Azure Student Subscription that has problems of its own, so we are looking at properly paying for a VPS to host our site on.

I am also looking at various options for reducing or even removing the need for a WordPress server such as automatically exporting new posts to a static site powered by Cloudflare Pages or IPFS, cross-posting with Matrix, etc. I will not have much time to work on that however as spring break ended Yesterday. I will try to keep everyone updated as time moves on, so follow the blog and our Mastodon Account @arsrobotics@mastodon.online.

Thanks for reading!

#blog #update

https://wp.arsrobotics.org/2022/04/03/our-blog-is-back-up-again/

Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints starts in 20 minutes. 2:00PM GMT-6

RT @mozthunderbird@twitter.com

What's Coming in Thunderbird 102 (2022) 🧵:

The Big Stuff:
- Spaces Toolbar
- New Address Book
- Link Preview Cards
- Account Setup Hub
- Matrix Support (Preliminary)
- Import/Export
- Message Header Redesign

Let's look at each of these in depth.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mozthunderbird/sta

So, the EU's #DMA says that the tech giants will have to expose open APIs for interoperable comms - but what does this actually mean in practice? Here are our initial thoughts on how you might actually implement it, and why the DMA is good news. ✨🔮✨ matrix.org/blog/2022/03/29/how

To advanced users that do like #Fedilab and are not scared about bugs, we will need your help soon.
We will be more active on our matrix room for details.
Admin feature is not available yet, but it will be fully reworked and we will add new features available on Mastodon 3.5.

github.com/mastodon/mastodon/r

Thanks for helping.

#NewFedilab

Editing media with the app before posting is something important for you?
#NewFedilab

RT @ericmigi@twitter.com

Beeper now supports sending and receiving WhatsApp emoji reactions…before the feature has even been rolled out to WhatsApp iOS 😂

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ericmigi/status/15

Lots of excitement today with confirmation of the EU's breakthrough #DMA legislation, mandating that big tech must provide documented open comms APIs. 🎉🎊😱 But there's also been concern that open APIs could undermine E2E encryption: our viewpoint is at matrix.org/blog/2022/03/25/int

Thanks goodness for
```
minecraftchest1@Docker:~$ cat /var/log/fail2ban.log | grep -oE "\b([0-9]{1,3}\.){3}[0-9]{1,3}\b" | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head
567 61.177.173.3
227 61.177.173.26
116 43.155.113.19
114 116.39.207.4
100 82.196.7.111
100 81.68.238.7
91 52.163.119.141
90 65.21.105.213
76 104.168.122.127
71 103.40.163.61
minecraftchest1@Docker:~$
```

I have set this blog up today with the activitypub plugin for WordPress. With this plugin, WordPress now acts as an activitypub node. This means you can follow our blog from Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, HubZilla, Pixelfed, SocialHome, and Misskey (at least according to the plugins page).

I do use the phrase “follow our blog” lightly as currently, there is no way to follow our entire blog from one account (see pfefferle/wordpress-activitypub#100). However, I will try to remember to boost all posts from our blog from our @arsrobotics@mastodon.online Mastodon account. You should also be able to comment on our posts from any activitypub node. I will try to keep everyone in this space as time goes on.

https://wp.arsrobotics.org/post/2022/03/18/19/we-are-on-the-fediverse/

Thanks goodness for
```
minecraftchest1@Docker:~$ cat /var/log/fail2ban.log | grep -oE "\b([0-9]{1,3}\.){3}[0-9]{1,3}\b" | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head
567 61.177.173.3
227 61.177.173.26
116 43.155.113.19
114 116.39.207.4
100 82.196.7.111
100 81.68.238.7
91 52.163.119.141
90 65.21.105.213
76 104.168.122.127
71 103.40.163.61
minecraftchest1@Docker:~$
```

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