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In a previous article I installed a #Mastodon #Glitch Edition intended to become my techie instance, moving there my bots from the previous #Firefish instance. The final step was to migrate my personal nerd account and this article was supposed to be a walk through… just that it’s not. It is a log about my adventure and failures to move an admin account away from Firefish, to execute a successful #fediverse account #migration against all odds.

So bear with me, grab a sit and a drink, and let me explain you how (not) to do a migration between fediverse instances.

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Recently the new #Mastodon v4.2.5 was announced and with it the urge of a security fix. In a previous article I explained a strategy to keep the code customised and up to date, and even working with #git is part of my daily work, I feel like explaining in detail the process so that I will remember it for future references and also may help anybody that has the instance somewhat customised.

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With the fall of #Firefish I started to look for alternatives for my nerdy instance. I won’t come back to #Akkoma and I really got fed up of the #Misskey / #Calckey flavour. I already have a #Mastodon that simply works great, and what about this #Glitch fork that just adds some features? Looks promising, let’s try it!

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Recently I saw again one of my #RaspberryPi hosts freezing and needed a physical restart while I was away. This is the only topic that worries me about #self-hosting, as I am not always next to the hosts when they fail (that does not happen that much).

This time I received the tip from @Cassman@mastodon.social that triggered a test and this article about the built in #Watchdog!

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A year ago I posted some articles about customising the reMarkable 2. The device is great and easy to play with, but every OTA update sent will remove every customisation. I've been manually re-installing them until a point that I reduced the custom templates due to the work that the installation implies.

Today I had enough and I coded a simple script to release me from this work. In this article I explain a bit what it does and where can you get it from.

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I have an old host that works as a NAS basically for backups. It has a linux inside and allows some (by then) fancy stuff out of the box. Recently I was leveraging it as a resource for backups via SSH and I ran into this error. Took me a bit to get the clue and a minimal explanation.

This small post explains it.

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I am #self-hosting my own #Mastodon instance in a #RaspberryPi 4 under #Docker. With the arrival of the new #RaspberryPi5, I wanted to try a full migration, installing the system from scratch and performing a backup and restore, also to understand how all of this works.

Here I intend to describe my journey, a full step-by-step walk through!

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Beginning of last summer I wrote an article walking through the steps for spawning a #RaspberryPi 4 with #RaspberryPiOS. Now I received a new #RaspberryPi5 and I revisited the article, spotting some changes and also installing the last #Bookworm over a #SATA3 #SSD besides a MicroSD.

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As life goes on, software receives updates and we maintainers have to catch up by upgrading our platforms. In my case, I maintain a #Mastodon and a #Firefish instances, both under #Docker, running in separated #RaspberryPi machines. I personally have an eye for new versions and book some time to keep the instance up to date, and feel entitled to highlight some differences between them when it comes to upgrade tasks.

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Fa uns dies va creuar-me pel davant el Manifest for posting online in 2023 i em va semblar bona idea fer-ne una traducció al català, tenint en compte que no sóc escriptor ni traductor, i el meu anglès és el que és.

Em sembla una bona reflexió per tenir a mà quan navegem per aquest internet que tenim, i en general per prendre'ns tot una mica amb més distància. Viuriem tots una mica millor.

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