Passionate CS student and developer. Firm believer in the free/libre software movement.

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I have migrated to, howecer federation isn’t ideal, so I have to keep this account.
Please contact me there and not here.

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Cake day: aza. 30, 2020


Not at all. I run on a $5 Vultr VPS alongside some other small things. The VPS has been sitting at roughly 350/400MiB of RAM, and essentially never above 5% in the CPU. Lemmy uses less than 30MiB, PostgreSQL about 60/70 and pict-rs roughly 60.
The instance is small, but I don’t believe it will go beyond the system’s resources until it’s actually rather big, at which point it is likely I will have some financial support (many members have already expressed their availability to help out), so upgrading to a $10 plan shouldn’t be hard.

I’d argue he’s not. A fediverse is any network of federated instances that are able to communicate with each other. AP is a way of achieving that, but there are plenty other federation protocols.

I had never heard of that project, it indeed sounds interesting. Can you provide more info on the project itself and on what makes you say that last paragraph? Would love to read more on this

I see, I might try them one day then, thanks!

I think that’s a good plan. User following is a great feature but not as prominent as those others you mentioned.

For now, Manjaro KDE. I enjoy the powers of Arch with some heavy lifting on the setup and KDE’s endless customisability and flexibility.
One day I’ll install arch from scratch though.
I’ve used Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and a bit of Elementary and Solus in the past. Solus sounds nice but it’s still to young, elementary was a bit meh, but it has been years since I tried it. Mint was great too, and Ubuntu and Debian have surely changed a bit in the past 5 or so years.

Edit: regarding servers, I still exclusively use Ubuntu, not because I find it the best, but simply because I have not tried anything else yet. On that note, does anyone have any recommendations for me?

You make a good point yeah. However, I believe it went radio silent for a considerable amount of time. Not a big deal though.

Must be recent then. It was stopped for a big while. Either way, as the other commenter said, LocalCDN supports more stuff and works better.

This was sent in Lemmy’s Instance Admin room on Matrix. Dunno if that’s what you’re looking for.

A $10 VPS is overkill unless you have a lot of users really. A $5 one (1vCPU and 1GB of RAM) should be enough for quite a bit of users. In my case, I use Vultr, I think they are really great, but there are other hosts out there like DO and whatnot that have similar prices.

Regarding the domain, I’ve heard bad things about godaddy. I’ve been using PorkBun lately and it has been great; support is fast and helpful (had some troubles with payment and they solved it quickly). Again, it isn’t too important, since you can transfer domains to other registrars.

Everything else is on point 👌
I believe there’s also a Yunohost thingy for lemmy1, which would make it a 1-click process, essentially. However, that comes with some overhead, dunno how much.

Yeah that’s a perfectly valid thing. I also like the fact it is still small, though I’d love to see it blossom and grow into a bigger platform and “capture” more users from reddit. enters the chat

No but you’re right, reddit is slow af

I use Firefox.

Privacy related: uBlock Origin, LocalCDN (active Decentraleyes fork), PrivacyPossum (don’t have it enabled all the time), CanvasBlocker, ClearURLs (cleans tracking query params).

Convenience: BitWarden, Firefox containers, Temporary containers, Privacy reditect (super handy), ToS;Dr, RES, Stylus and Dark Reader (with the new DR version I sometimes save the generated “dynamic” style after navigating some pages of a website, and then shove it into Stylus for better performance).

Absolutely need this, I don’t even know how to browse without this anymore lol: Tree Tabs (this specific one: ; I dislike all others; I also remove the normal tab view at the top with user css) and AutoTab Discard (I tend to open a lot of tabs and without this my RAM goes bye bye; TT has this but it’s not as good)

Additionally, I have a second Firefox profile that I can quickly bring up with Ctrl+Alt+F (akin to getting a terminal) and that sort of emulates Firefox Focus on desktop. Essentially it doesn’t store cookies between sessions, there’s no history, and all tabs are temporary containers. I don’t have as strict rules in uBlock and whatnot in that profile and I often use it for stuff that breaks a lot with my normal setup, or for things that I really don’t want to run on my normal profile (like Google). Also, I enabled DRM in it because some platforms I use require it. I try to minimize that usage though. I even made a little theme for the profile using :D

Decentraleyes is dead, swap it for LocalCDN, an actively maintained fork.

This is great! It comes just in the right time for me, since I’m gonna publish an open instance soon :D

Also, for any Portuguese users out there, Lemmy has been fully translated :D

Looks great, I’ll give it a try today!

A quick suggestion though: looking at the repo’s README I see there’s no section explaining why it was forked from Stevenarella, when that project is still active (last commit 3 days ago). I think it would be nice to have a little paragraph with that info :)

The system is good and Cinnamon is great (I used Mint for a lot of years), but it is hardly the best for me.

The whole concept of “best distro” is misleading and frankly pointless. There’s no single best distro. Each distro presents a different flavour of Linux, and some people like some flavours better than others.

I used to think Mint was a really good distro for me, but I like tinkering a lot and the Arch family has proven much more enjoyable. I still think Ubuntu, Mint, Pop, Fedora, Solus, etc are good distros, just not as good as Arch (and derivatives), for the type of user I am. For example, I put Mint with Cinnamon on my parents’ laptop and they love it; they enjoy the simple app store flow (akin to their phones) and great desktop. Cool!

In my opinion, we should really stop making these sort of claims in articles, videos and the likes. They achieve nothing besides possibly dividing the community more.

I’m also planning on creating a Lemmy instance for my language and I’ve thought about naming it accordingly, but then a problem arises.
In my case, I’d be considering between and (lémingue being the Portuguese word for lemming). The former will objectively say that it is a Lemmy instance, while the latter might be taken as a website about lemmings by someone unaware of Lemmy.
I’ll likely end up going with

Yeah this would be really nice, if feasible! It would certainly help quite a bit with the decentralization of Lemmy’s network and avoiding huge instances like you see in Mastodon, Matrix, and the likes

Yup yup, that would be great! I’ve used Kotlin quite a lot but never in Android, but there’s always a time to learn stuff. If someone were to kickstart it and maintain it I’d probably contribute :P

Lemmy’s resource usage
Hey there! I'm considering hosting a public instance for my country and language but I'd like to know more about Lemmy's resource usage in order to decide if I can afford it or not. I'd really appreciate it if some instance admins could tell me their server's specs and how much RAM, CPU and disk space Lemmy uses on average. This could also possibly be compiled into a little reference document for other people wanting to host their own instance. Thanks :D

Yeah, mobile apps are definitely something that should be invested on. Lemmur uses Flutter and so it runs really badly on my devices (I haven’t had a single Flutter app run well) and the UI is a bit meh. I’d love to have a Slide-like application for Lemmy :)

A single container doesn’t sound good to me. Stuff should be separated inyo multiple containers and orchestrated with Compose or something of the sort imo

Adding ontop of what has been said already, the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is really great. I love the complex political world in the fantasy setting. The show (which only had 6 seasons) was great but the books are much better (still reading them).

What proprietary parts

I’d say either Manjaro KDE so that you can easily provide too support (since you’re familiar with the distro already) or something like Mint or Pop_OS! Solus also seems nice, but given it is younger and less mainstream, it will likely be harder for you to give support if need be.

Other stuff you should do is setup the computer with all the programs they need in advance (games, LibreOffice/OnlyOffice, etc) and areange the desktop with good shortcuts.
Additionally, you should probably install some remote desktop software so that you can help the kids solve issues or explain/demonstrate to them at a distance.

Good luck with your wonderful gift! :D

I agree a lot with your point. Providing support to a distro you don’t know can be really bad if your not an overall adept, like it’s mentioned.

What are his needs exactly? Just work (and what kind of work), or gaming too? Maybe media production?

Like everyone said, non-tech communities and other niche things. Also, “country communities” should be more prominent, like you can find on reddit. More activities in news and meta communities (like asklemmy) would be nice :P

Yeah that’s true. It will still be a very long while before that happens, if ever (in the not so distant future). There’s a lot of money on the line with manufacturers, shops and Mictosoft…

+1 for Tuxedo, XMG, Schenker and all those suster companies. They are really good :)

I’ll share a related thing:
Lots of licenses summed up in a concise manner there

I’m sorry if I’m being stupid here, but what does this have to do with privacy?

I was unaware of this, what? How can something like this pass with 78% of people being against? A very important step was taken with the GDPR, but now we are going to back away in an utter U-turn? I’m very disappointed and concerned about this… What can we do to somehow prevent the second phase (or even revert this)?

I just rock Dolphin and it is really good. Has lots of features and the UI is great imo. As for TUI stuff, I have lf and nnn, I haven’t picked a definite daily driver. I don’t use file explorer much anyways, so I don’t have an awful lot to say.

It would. If used properly, JS can have really improve UI/UX. Sure, you can make good JS-free pages, but JS can make it easier and arguably better (by being more dynamic, which appeals to a wider audience than static pages).