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Been a very busy few weeks, hence a lack of posting!

So the past few weeks have been a little crazy. It got busy earlier in June with a road trip to do a test drive of a PHEV Outlander, which I did wind up purchasing, and has so far been absolutely stellar. For fun, here's a pic of it during it's first quick charge:
And with no partner around yesterday, I decided to take a drive out to a neighbouring community and use the quick charger there. Was a fantastic night for a drive:

Then beyond the new vehicle, it's been school wrap-up time for my boys, Field Day weekend with the local amateur radio club two weekends ago, my partner playing in a battle of the bands event last Thursday, then off on Friday afternoon for a fishing trip over our long weekend... Lots of extra prep in between for the two weekends as well.

It's been fun, hectic and tiring. Am enjoying a relatively quieter week to catch up on things and take a breath or two.
It's funny, my wife and I were *just* talking about looking into this type of vehicle.

Sorry I missed your comment a few weeks ago. It's been a strange month here.

As a quick follow-up to this - I've been really very happy with the vehicle so far. It's been fantastic putting so many electric miles on around town. I've put a couple of thousand K's on it in the past month and t's highway abilities are great as well.


Happy Long Weekend, Canadians!

Here's wishing everyone a fantastic Victoria Day weekend!

I'm completely on my own this weekend, which gives me the opportunity to get some extra yard work done, and some work on a researching a business plan.

Maybe even some video game time too, woot!

If anyone wants to join me for a virtual #beer, cheers!

#canada #victoriaday
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Use the Conversations app? Urgent upgrade.

Thanks,! I saw your repost first!

Should someone of you use #Conversations 2.0+, you might want to update

Daniel Gultsch wrote:

“Please update to Con­ver­sa­tions 2.1.4 ASAP. Avail­able on both Google Play and F-​Droid. This fixes our first crit­ical secur­ity issue. More details will fol­low after the major­ity of people have upgraded. Con­ver­sa­tions Leg­acy and Con­ver­sa­tions prior to 2.0 are not affected.”

source (twitter)

#xmpp #jabber
Strange, my comments and messages don't turn up on your end. And there are 122 items pending in queue table for your id number.


Later, Toronto!

Been a busy few days in the big smoke but it's been a slice! Until next time...

#toronto #bigsmoke #travel #work



Dog Day Saturday!

Apparently enough of a walk tires the dog out! Happy Saturday!


#dog #bordercollie #saturday
Oh my ?? Beautiful border, I love how he is almost all black ? #dogsofthefederation

I don't know, very few fediverse accounts have made it to me so far. I wish we had a good way to encompass both, but #dogsofthefederatednetworks just doesn't have the same ring to it ;-)


DB growth?

@Steffen K9 ? @Friendica Support

Hi all,

Was wondering how everyone is managing DB growth on their Friendica nodes? My still quite new node has >750MB of DB so far, and I could imagine that with continued new users posting photos and whatnot, the DB growth could become the largest part of hosting the node.

I'm aware of the user settings to remove aged posts and the admin settings to do the same, but I'm curious to know what the DB growth is like on systems that have been around for a couple of years, and how admins are managing them.

Thanks all, hope everyone's having a fun weekend!

@Steffen K9 ?

I think the federation should live from much small pods and not several big ones...thats can FB handle better ;)

I calculated that it will take 14 more days to cleanup the DB, after that I will have look into the next steps.


Revising Pravik Singh's #newhere message for Friendica

I like the work that @Pravik Singh has done with a good #newhere response for people. I'd like to see how we can encourage people to post a similar 'hello' message here on Friendica, and if we can do so, this welcome message back seems pretty good.

Here's the code that can be cut & paste and adapted as you please (with the formatted version below):

[nobb]Insert your personal message here, eg: Hello @user, I like #[url=redir/2?url=]solarpanels[/url] too!
[h2]Welcome to the Federation![/h2]
This is a brief introduction to our system. [url=]The Federation[/url] (not to be confused with the [url=]Fediverse[/url]) is a combination of 5 different social networks:
 [*] [b][url=]Friendica[/url][/b] - Conventional/Familiar social network ([url=h
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A quick post so I have at least a status!

Hi there. I'm a crazy Canuck who's been doing internet service engineering, support, management, consulting and whatnot for about 25 years. Linux system administration and networking have been a huge part of this adventure.

I'd been reading about these federated social network platforms for quite some time, but as I've never been much of a 'social network' type of person - at least not in the way that it's been used popularly, such as ogling over a celebrity, spreading false information faster than the old e-mail chains, or posting pictures of meals, I'd never found much motivation to tinker with these platforms. I decided recently to kind of 'check up' on what the state of these platforms were in, and wound up digging in. It's been a bit of an adventure, and I'm keen on the idea that we can all help make them better.

So, here we are, we've got Friendica going, and I'm hoping we have a long, fun and fruitful relationship!

Sheer telpathy... ;)