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If you're new to Mastodon and not seeing much, be sure to check out the 'Local' view to see other people on the same instance and the 'Federated' view to see what people on other instances are talking about!

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Had trouble choosing a mastodon instance? I got GPT-3 to generate some new possibilities.

flounder.club
Members discuss all different forms of flounder, from deep-sea to land-based.

dinosaur.pocket
All messages must consist of the two letters 'D', for fear that the dinosaurs will eat people's pocketbooks.

frozen.forest
Users must provide a source of warmth in order to post.

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I feel like a famous author now: my first book signing! :)

Looking to learn more about Grafana? Want to connect to InfluxDB, Prometheus, Loki, Elasticsearch, or more? Or just curious about data visualization?

I wrote a book to help you! 😃

amazon.com/Getting-Started-Gra

After the conductor told the 30somethings "it's none of my business what you do when you get to your hotel room, but please leave me out of it", he made an announcement that we were almost to the end of their stop.

This prompted a shout-ridden drinking competition because they weren't going to be able to stand up without spilling their drinks.

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They then had more wine and accused the conductor of having a secret identity as a superhero. They're taking selfies with him.

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One Australian (who has told everyone on the train individually that he's from Australia) has hit such a blood alcohol level that he's complaining about how long this landing is taking. The group of 30somethings near him have to keep taking breaks from loudly discussing who is going to shower with whom when they get to the hotel to remind him that he's on a train, not a plane.

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I've taken Amtrak a lot. I finally realized I could use those accumulated Amtrak points to get some first class upgrades.

Y'all, first class on the Acela is a whole other thing. It gets *rowdy* on a Saturday.

I've started a series of blog posts on tips for working with in interesting ways (which I am trying very hard not to call "Stupid Grafana Tricks").

I'll start sharing them here in case it's of interest!

The first was about using HTML in text panels to draw horizontal and vertical lines to divide up data in your dashboards: blog.ronaldmccollam.com/2022/0

The most recent is on abusing dashboard variables to make clicking in one panel change what's displayed in another: blog.ronaldmccollam.com/2022/0

14 chapters.
345 pages.
252 illustrations.

The first draft of my book is DONE.

Now to drink and then start reviewing the notes from the editor!

Heard at every conference ever:

"We'll now open up to questions from the audience."

"Hi, yes, I have a question. Well, two questions actually, and the first one has six parts. Actually less of a question, more of a story. Actually first let me explain where I'm coming from. I think first though you need my entire life story..."

- Coworker: Hey, can I ask you a question?
- Me: You just did!
- Coworker: I have a question about $specific_tech.
- Me: *waits several minutes*
- Me: It's bad enough to "ask to ask" but please don't make me ask you to ask me your question.

I think from now on I'm only communicating with Z-machine text parsers. Humans are over.

I have found Militant Bisexual Youtube and am likely to be absolutely insufferable until I sober up.

When I die, I want my tombstone to read:

"BUG FIXES AND SECURITY UPDATES"

That's enough info for anyone.

If anyone is interested in presenting at the next GrafanaCONline, the call for papers is is closing soon! Submit your 20- or 40-minute talk ideas by 06:59 AM UTC on April 10th.

grafana-labs.typeform.com/to/j

That moment when you go to do a `git pull` on a service you're hosting for friends and realize that:
* you can't do a pull because you stupidly wrote the language translations you upstreamed in your working directory for the service you run
* you are almost certainly the only person who has ever even looked at the service in Esperanto anyway
* you shouldn't be updating running services while drinking, what's wrong with you

I understand the need for security training. I also understand the need to refresh this.

But I really wish I could skip watching hours of painful videos and just prove to the online test that I still know not to use "password" as my password.

Test Question: You get an email that says "Dear FIRSTNAME, I am CEO of UR COMPANY and plaze you must sends me iTunes gift crads now!!!1"

Do you:
* send the gift cards
* wipe the drool off of your keyboard and _then_ send the gift cards
* not be an idiot

@fribbledom I am in total awe of the number of awesome things you build and/or contribute to. You are amazing!

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Really excited for FediDB, its something I wish existed when I started Pixelfed.

I hope it helps bring fediverse developers closer together and encourages greater compatibility across implementations!

#fedidb #activitypub #federation #communityResources

In today's episode of "WTF Am I Doing With My Life", I'm running Pop!_OS on my laptop, connecting to a server in my basement running Ubuntu, on which I'm running a virtual machine of Haiku, itself a reimplementation of BeOS, on which I'm currently installing a DOS emulator.

This is either an interesting art project or a cry for help. I'm not sure which.

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After almost a year of development, I am happy to announce #FediDB will be launching to the public this weekend!

Building ActivityPub applications will be much easier with FediDB.

Special thanks to @NGIZero for funding development of this project!

#activityPub #federation #developerTools

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