The Fediverse is not safe

I've never been a fan of corporate-run social media, because I don't feel the overwhelming need to tell some random marketers everything about me and become a product to be packaged and sold to anyone who has the coin. I was, therefore, predisposed to like the…

Log Management for Lemmy Deployed via Docker with Graylog

07/30/2023: Initial draft. I no longer run Lemmy due to the extreme risks caused by the current implementation of media sharing, the software faults that result in there not being a manageable way to moderate and remove content safely, and the responses from the developers to the ongoing…

ArcaOS isn't really for enthusiasts

ArcaOS is the successor to eCommstation, which is the successor to OS/2 Warp 4. Or, at least, that's the marketing presentation. ┬áIt supports much more modern hardware - SATA, a good VESA driver for most video cards, and more or less support for every sound card you…

BBS migration to Dosbox-X

Edit: April 19, 2023: Added details regarding issues with telegard.exe crashing and the CPU core used by Dosbox-X I've run a Telegard BBS for some time on an OS/2 Warp 4 installation, which has never been the most reliable project. First, we're talking about…

Burnout and Quitting

This has been sitting in my publishing queue for quite some time, and I've been internally debating if I should publish it or not. "Conventional" wisdom is that you should never say anything bad about a previous job or any previous manager because it shows disloyalty…

What would space-faring Humans look like

(shamelessly stolen from /r/WritingPrompts ) Space travel has been a reality for 50+ years now, and we haven't proceeded to go anywhere other than the nearest ball of rock or very low orbit, because there's no reason to do so. No resource in our solar system…

HomeAssistant vs. Home+Homebridge

I'd like to preface this by saying that this makes absolutely no sense to even consider if you're not already in the Apple ecosystem with AT LEAST an iPhone and an AppleTV/iPad/HomePod to act as a Home hub so you can control things remotely…

The drama around Hogwarts Legacy

First, let me preface this by me saying that I firmly believe that trans women are women and that everyone should absolutely be accorded the choice in who and how they live their lives, and shouldn't be subject to some rich old white person's bullshit over…