Last day of our Gandi free mailboxes that came with our domains. Just over eight hours until they become one of the most expensive email providers without even allowing a custom domain.
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Content warning: Doctor Who - The Star Beast
After all these years, I'm finally me
Don't normally share my Wordle result, but this one is quite something:
Wordle 887 2/6
No point watching, or even making, Scream 7, now that Jenna Ortega will not be in it due to scheduling conflicts.
Wednesday season one took eight months to film, she's doing season two soon, so there's just no time fitting in a seventh Scream. Apparently this was already being discussed before the strike began.
#JennaOrtega #Scream #Wednesday
I dislike that Gandi (the domain, email and web hosting provider) still hasn't responded to my support question, over a week after I sent it. I have already sent a follow up. Weren't they supposed to be one of the good ones?
If only their imposed hard deadline of 30 November wasn't looming, I wouldn't care that much.
1 February 2024 could see a large increase in IPv6 usage. From that date, Amazon (AWS) will charge for using IPv4 and it's going to be quite expensive. Until now it has been essentially free.
Each server you run typically needs one IPv4 address. The price for this one address will be comparable to the price of running the server itself, essentially doubling the cost of running a Friendica, Pleroma, etc server.
I think IPv6 will still be free.
The solutions like NAT and Elastic Load Balancer are expensive. The NAT service (for outgoing connections) only becomes cost effective over ten servers. ELB (as an Application Load Balancer for incoming connections) only over five servers; but in that case you still need a NAT as well, and you would need to allow Amazon to manage your SSL certificates.
Other solutions: set up a single reverse proxy (nginx) for all apps including an outgoing proxy, setting up an Instance Connect Endpoint for your private (ssh) needs, or just finally switch to IPv6.
#AWS #SelfHosting #IPv4 #IPv6
Second time this week that a Dutch word I didn't know the English translation for, when I looked it up didn't seem to have a translation. Seems we have exhausted the English language.
For the sport 'korfbal' we get no further than 'korfball', with 'korf' being the Dutch word for 'basket'. I guess 'basketball' was somehow already taken.
Then today I forgot to run cold water over my boiled egg, which supposedly makes them easier to peel. We call it 'schrikken', a homonym for the word meaning 'to scare' but with a different conjugation. Turns out the internet thinks none of the English speaking people made up a word for that? ('Shock' is the closest but apparently not really used in this context)
Visited Glow in Eindhoven yesterday evening. This is the annual public event with art installations based around the theme of light (as Eindhoven is essentially built on light bulbs). I liked that the route was more compact this year, so it became more of an experience than separate installations with quite some walking between them as in other years. I disliked that the route was badly indicated (or maybe signs had been changed) so I got lost many times and in the end was only at around three quarters after 2.5 hours walking when at 23:00 the installations started to switch off. Rushed passed the final ones...
When looking up searching for signs on lampposts, I didn't see a low wall and fell over it down the more than a meter depth on the other side, full cartoon style. Didn't break anything, miraculously, just some bruises and a bit shaken. I even had my camera in my hand which also wasn't damaged. I should apply for a stunt person job in films...
#Glow #GlowEindhoven #Glow2023
It's really great that BBC 2 are repeating Red Dwarf. They're doing series 2, or Red Dwarf II in official parlance, and yesterday we had the episode Queeg.
I still have my boxset of series I to VIII to watch. Instead of starting at the beginning, I'll start with where Red Dwarf started for me: the sixth series. That's the one with them flying the "Starbug".
Occasionally Friendica has old posts in the timeline, e.g. when it refreshes pinned posts from a profile. But ever since yesterday there've been a lot more like:
5 years ago (Received 6 minutes ago)
15 years ago (Received 35 minutes ago)
From many different accounts. Seems like all of a sudden several people have gotten nostalgic and are resharing their old posts. Don't know what it is, maybe something in the weather, maybe escapism from today's world...
I had been looking into alternative mailbox services where you can use your own domain. Gandi went from free with your domain to costing about €60 yearly and is now about the most expensive I can find. Proton Mail is around €50, Tuta around €40. The latter is for three domains, the others cost that amount per domain. Several others seem to be between those numbers, and then there is disroot's not very confidence inducing "12 coffees".
Anyone know a mailbox service (imap or app, own domain) that beats Tuta's pricing of €3/month?
(Some prices rounded up to nearest round number so I can remember them)
Jenna Ortega won the Breakthrough Award at the Women of the Year Awards by Harper's Bazaar! She received the award from Tim Burton. Here she is in that night's portrait studio in a photo by Rachel Louise Brown, published here by the magazine. See the announcement on their Instagram.