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    I’m currently using Void Linux. I tried it because it wasn’t based on any other distro and it does not use systemd. It’s been more than 6 months and nothing to complain, everything I need is available and working well. It’s the kind of distro where you have to tailor it for your needs which I like.

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      Pen and paper, works offline, no need for sync (unless I forget it somewhere). Perfect tool!

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        I’m @julienxx@mastodon.sdf.org Posting about plain-text stuff and programming mostly. Left Twitter over a year ago and I really don’t regret it.

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          I do host my Gopher and Gemini servers along with some git repos on a raspberry Pi with a cluster hat and 4 Pi zeroes on top. I want to self-host as much as I can but I’m just at the beginning. I’d like to add a BBS, a mastodon/pleroma instance among other things. I also have a NAS at work that I use for cloud storage not to have all my eggs in the same basket and make proper backups. For mails I use a small vultr instance under OpenBSD.

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            You will need this package https://github.com/julienXX/ivy-lobsters :)

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              I used to use Github issues and wrote about it http://julienblanchard.com/2017/journaling-my-life-with-github/ but nowadays I find myself more comfortable with org-todo in emacs so I just have tasks and no specific dates.

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                I have a small synology NAS (2 drives RAID) stored at $WORK’s server room. It was a bit expensive but at least I have control over my data.

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                  Just backed, hope you’ll make it, I miss a technical magazine on actual paper.

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                    Thank you very much! Glad I’m not the only one that wants this :) I hope we meet and exceed your expectations. Please feel free to contact me for anything related to the magazine.

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                      If you could bring a Byte or early Dr Dobbs vibe to the magazine with a newer twist, this would be awesome!

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                        You have anything specific in mind? What kept you buying/subscribing/reading those magazines? I wish we get where Dr. Dobbs was. One can only dream…

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                          PragProg magazine would be a nice example of what I’d like to have on paper with perhaps some differences in content. I love that it has editorials, columns, news, in depth articles… this tradition is what make a great magazine to me I guess.

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                            I feel like we are exactly on the same page. PragPub was my original inspiration a few years back when I first had the idea for a magazine. So yes, that’s my model for now. We already have columns and editorials. News I’d rather avoid for the time being. There are other, better sources than what I can handle. But yeah, those are already planned :) It’s just a matter of having a killer Kickstarter that will attract enough attention so we can reach out to bigger names to work with us.

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                    We use a self-hosted Sentry for our front-ends (Ember and React) and also on the backend. Works perfectly with backtraces, number of user impacted, number of occurrences…

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                      Seconding Sentry. It’s one of those unambiguously good tools I would reach for every time. Would recommend hosted offering, it’s easy to use and not an issue.

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                        Another +1 for Sentry. It’s simple enough that I run an install for personal projects. Its ability to combine and dedupe similar bugs is the real killer feature.

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                          My company also uses sentry, but the hosted offering. Works well for our use case.

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                            Sentry works great. We host it ourselves and it’s been useful. But be careful to not let the number of errors creep up, because if it gets too bad you’ll just end up ignoring it :(

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                            I like the kinda free-form that some gopher holes can have, some use plain text others gophermaps… The creativity through constraints is fun and I’m not sure to really understand your complaints as most gopher holes work with most clients.

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                              That’s lovely, congrats!

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                                I think I never really decide, I stumble on something I don’t know or know very little of and choose to dig deeper (or not). It usually ends up with something that will not improve my employability like learning Z80 assembly for example.

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                                  I use light backgrounds everywhere too, reading on a dark background is more difficult for me. I use Hemisu light for terminals and soft morning for Emacs.

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                                    I’m @julienxx@mastodon.sdf.org and I mostly toot around programming, UNIXy stuff and gopher (not the mascot). I love the fediverse, met such awesome people there!

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                                        oops I didn’t find it with a quick search

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                                        I usually try some kind of command line tool that interacts with a http API so I can get a feel of the package management if any, the libs available, how to read the stdlib and libs documentation… or a basic http/gopher/irc server.

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                                          My lobste.rs packages for helm and ivy are not listed, color me disappointed 😬

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                                            I’ve settled on soft-morning on emacs https://github.com/mswift42/soft-morning-theme Not sure it exists for other editors.

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                                              Getting married :)

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                                                Congrats!

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                                                A reminder I created a Gopher version too. Unfortunately I don’t host it because I’m slightly concerned about hitting the servers too hard as a third party; maybe I’ll get around to fixing that.

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                                                  I’ve got one too :)

                                                  gopher gopher://sdf.org/1/users/julienxx/Lobste.rs

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                                                    In the past year I’ve had to send out one abuse report for excessive traffic to lobste.rs. A crawler was making multiple simultaneous and systemic page requests and impacting service for everyone else. That is something that is difficult to do accidentally: any caching, rate limiting, or request economization is probably sufficient–a protocol front-end like Gopher or Finger aren’t, prima facie, excessive or inappropriate in the same way this scraper was.

                                                    That said, the IRC bot announces new story submissions using push (email) notifications. I did this to avoid polling out of the same concern you have here. We are in control of our entire stack, and so have the luxury of being able to solve resource or request problems end-to-end as folk discover or develop means of interacting with the site and community. Any of you are welcome in #lobsters if you have questions or concerns about whether your software is a burden on the servers or our community.

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                                                      Thanks for the warning! Both my finger & gopher toys are hitting the /hottest.json endpoint and they do some caching of the response for several minutes.

                                                      Given the popularity of these protocols I guess they’re not adding too much pressure on the lobste.rs stack :)

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                                                        Both my finger & gopher toys are hitting the /hottest.json

                                                        That is what it’s for. The two most popular endpoints are / (17.7% of hits over the past year) and /rss (18.9% of hits over the past year). /hottest.json by comparison is 0.7% of hits for the same time period.

                                                        Given the popularity of these protocols I guess they’re not adding too much pressure on the lobste.rs stack

                                                        Correct. And good work @julienxx, @calvin, and other folk developing on or for Internet protocols that are not HTTP.