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  1. Comment on Self hosting email at home? in ~comp

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    Yeah, definitely agree it is overkill to setup kubernetes at home, but I think that's part of the charm too :) Just need to find a few extra old computers I can set up as additional nodes. Then to...

    Yeah, definitely agree it is overkill to setup kubernetes at home, but I think that's part of the charm too :) Just need to find a few extra old computers I can set up as additional nodes. Then to figure out an overkill backup solution... probably need to involve a couple of friends at least on in New Zealand and another in the states. A three way redundancy should be enough for guarding against most disasters. Even with a sizeable meteor impact one of the sites should be ok. What more can one whish for in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by the aftermath of an impact - the sun completely blocked out by the dust cloud? At least I will die knowing my backups should still be ok...

  2. Comment on Self hosting email at home? in ~comp

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    Excellent I'll dive into the tutorial and see what is applicable in my case!

    Excellent I'll dive into the tutorial and see what is applicable in my case!

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  3. Comment on Self hosting email at home? in ~comp

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    I wanted to learn kubernetes so setting that up to run my nextcloud server felt like a good candidate for learning. There are a few moving parts that was good to get familiar with this way,...

    I wanted to learn kubernetes so setting that up to run my nextcloud server felt like a good candidate for learning. There are a few moving parts that was good to get familiar with this way, ingress, cert-manager, helm etc. Is there a reason not to use it other than it being a bit too complex for my needs (if I am being honest)?

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  4. Self hosting email at home?

    I recently set up kubernetes to run on an old laptop. The goal was two-fold, 1 learn kubernetes and 2 setup an instance of nextcloud. I've managed to set everything up with cert renewals for my...

    I recently set up kubernetes to run on an old laptop. The goal was two-fold, 1 learn kubernetes and 2 setup an instance of nextcloud. I've managed to set everything up with cert renewals for my domain and enabled dyndns in case my provider changes my ip. All well and good and quite nice learning experience! Now I would like to also start running my own email server and have some questions. Is ther any that have a helm chart that is easy to setup in kubernetes? Since I am running this from home I imagine I'm more likely to be classified as a spammer. What can I do to minimize the likelihood of that? I read somewhere about reverse DNS, but not entirely sure if it is possible to do given I am running it all at home via a regular ISP.

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  5. Comment on What's your proposing/marriage story? in ~talk

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    My wife proposed to me. At the time we had been together for apx. 13 years and had two kids together. She took me out to dinner and her brother and his gf watched our kids for the evening. The...

    My wife proposed to me. At the time we had been together for apx. 13 years and had two kids together. She took me out to dinner and her brother and his gf watched our kids for the evening. The actual proposal was in a nice little hotel room (she'd planned to do it over dinner, but felt it was too public).

    The engagement lasted a whopping 7 years and last fall we finally got married! So now we've been newlyweds for 6 months.

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  6. Comment on Swedish carmaker Volvo will offer a generous paid parental leave scheme to its 40,000 employees globally in ~life

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    Parental leave is great! Both partners sharing it (and not just one parent doing it) helps build empathy in the relationship. It can be exhausting to stay home with a young kid. This isn't...

    Parental leave is great! Both partners sharing it (and not just one parent doing it) helps build empathy in the relationship. It can be exhausting to stay home with a young kid. This isn't something that you know innately before experiencing it yourself. Even if your partner tells you it is not the same as living it. It makes you realize that even when you've had an exhausting day at work and you just want to lie down. Your partner might just reaaaaaaly need a break from the kid.... It should really be called parental work rather than parental leave!

    Pretty cool that Volvo is taking this step (though it would be better if it was a universal thing not tied to employment at one particular car company).

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  7. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    A few years back I worked with a system for medical journals used in open care(not 100% sure it is the right term, this was in Sweden). It was super nice from a purpose point of view. All the...

    A few years back I worked with a system for medical journals used in open care(not 100% sure it is the right term, this was in Sweden). It was super nice from a purpose point of view. All the improvements we did made doctors and nurses spen less time on that stuff (hopefully) freeing up time for taking care of patients. The main downside was that the system was atrocious to work with. Lava-flow antipattern galore!

    Hmm... Maybe I should look at getting back into the healthcare world.

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  8. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    No I haven't. I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!

    No I haven't. I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!

  9. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    Good cautionary tale. It is hard to control for "bad"/mismanaged organisations when actively looking for a job. The interview is one of the few points of contact and they usually don't really show...

    Good cautionary tale. It is hard to control for "bad"/mismanaged organisations when actively looking for a job. The interview is one of the few points of contact and they usually don't really show the org for what it is, but rather how it wants to be perceived.

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  10. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    Very true, working with to improve eg fuel efficiency in heavily polluting industries probably have a very significant environmental impact for the better.

    Very true, working with to improve eg fuel efficiency in heavily polluting industries probably have a very significant environmental impact for the better.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    Problem is I'm not really truly passionate about anything. I mean I care about a lot of things, but I don't have a one true passion that I feel compelled to pursue. If I had then the choice would...

    Do you want to maximize your impact? I think it's probably most important that you pick something you are truly passionate about

    Problem is I'm not really truly passionate about anything. I mean I care about a lot of things, but I don't have a one true passion that I feel compelled to pursue. If I had then the choice would be easier :)

    I'm more looking for something that I feel has a non negligible net positive impact on society. With that requirement I filter out a lot of places. Not sure if I'd count either of your examples... I know too little about stripe to be fair. But do I think Microsoft is good for society? To me it isn't clear that it is. Then again maybe I'm just cynical...

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  12. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    80000 hours is nice, but I feel it is mainly aimed at people early on in their careers?

    80000 hours is nice, but I feel it is mainly aimed at people early on in their careers?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    Good for you! Finding something that pays well and feels meaningful is great. You are definitely right that aiming to work on what you feel passion for in general leads to better results for everyone!

    Good for you! Finding something that pays well and feels meaningful is great. You are definitely right that aiming to work on what you feel passion for in general leads to better results for everyone!

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  14. Organisations that do important/meaningful work?

    I've been thinking a bit lately of starting to look for another place of work. Nothing is really bad at my current employer, but I've been there since 2017 and my feet are starting to itch a bit....

    I've been thinking a bit lately of starting to look for another place of work. Nothing is really bad at my current employer, but I've been there since 2017 and my feet are starting to itch a bit. In addition, I'm not really to engaged in my work at the moment since I feel the domain is fairly boring and the tech is rather mundane. This might be a reflection of my sentiment of IT industry in general, i.e. lots of toys but mainly they are just different flavours of the same thing (especially when it comes to building XYZ web app).

    Formerly my approach to finding a new job has been to look for companies that are looking for people with skills in technologies I am interested in learning. However, since I'm a bit dissilousioned with tech I think I need to switch my approach and look more for a mission driven organisation I can get behind!

    What are your thoughts on organsations that do some kind of important work? If you were to pick a top 3 organisations where you would work which ones would you pick?

    Note they don't have to be tech focused. I'm generally curious about different organisations I should look into and also to hear your thoughts on the matter!

    28 votes
  15. Comment on [LFG] Anyone wanna play a TTRPG? in ~games.tabletop

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    I'd be up to try it out. Throwing my name in there in case there's room. In CET so scheduling might be hard in my case, but if it is on a weekend I'm more flexible.

    I'd be up to try it out. Throwing my name in there in case there's room. In CET so scheduling might be hard in my case, but if it is on a weekend I'm more flexible.

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  16. Comment on Nvidia confirms they accidentally released a driver that removed the Ethereum-mining limitations on RTX 3060 GPUs, undermining their attempt to make the cards unappealing to cryptominers in ~tech

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    Sure you can. Make an online game that you stream to ppl where the "client" consist of sending keystrokes and mouse movements to the server and just renders whatever the server sends. Even if you...

    Sure you can. Make an online game that you stream to ppl where the "client" consist of sending keystrokes and mouse movements to the server and just renders whatever the server sends. Even if you have the source for the client you can't copy the game, since all game logic and stuff is on the server.

    That said you do have a point that DRM is notorious for being cracked eventually. I'd argue it's more of a continuum of how "secure" you want your content to be.

  17. Comment on Nvidia confirms they accidentally released a driver that removed the Ethereum-mining limitations on RTX 3060 GPUs, undermining their attempt to make the cards unappealing to cryptominers in ~tech

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    I don't think this is true: Just because the source code is available to you does not mean you can trivially bypass security measures. If that was the case all open source projects would be...

    I don't think this is true:

    If you have source code access to any program, all DRM for that program is null and void. If you have source code access to google's SSO service, all of google is now hacked.

    Just because the source code is available to you does not mean you can trivially bypass security measures. If that was the case all open source projects would be compromised. DRM can be implemented in a way that even if you have the source it remains secure.

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  18. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    The ancient steam engine Aeolipile should qualify for being ahead of its time. Not sure why it didn't take off https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolipile

    The ancient steam engine Aeolipile should qualify for being ahead of its time. Not sure why it didn't take off https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolipile

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  19. Comment on Where would you live if you had no ties to where you are now? in ~talk

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    New Zealand is one of my favourite places. I hitch-hiked around there back in the early 2000's for a couple of months and it was great. More recently me and my partner packed up our two kids and...

    New Zealand is one of my favourite places. I hitch-hiked around there back in the early 2000's for a couple of months and it was great. More recently me and my partner packed up our two kids and moved there for little over a year (we decided to head back home when we were having our third child). Lovely memories and great family adventure! A bit sad to think I'll probably never go back there though since it's litterally on the other side of the globe and I feel I should be done with my long distance traveling... but then again, maybe my feet will start to itch again!

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  20. Comment on Lessons from a year of Covid in ~health.coronavirus

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    What did you think was off about the conclusions? Was it the suggested implementation of a more powerful/independent global org monitoring emerging diseases? Or the conclusion that if a more...

    What did you think was off about the conclusions? Was it the suggested implementation of a more powerful/independent global org monitoring emerging diseases? Or the conclusion that if a more deadly outbreak in eg 2030 occurred it would be a political failure since it would likely be preventable given what we now know?

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