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I'm setting up #misskey as a test. This blog entry is basically scratchpad/notes I take while I'm doing setup stuff. Mostly this is for me, but if it helps anyone else, that's cool too.

First off I'm going to set this up on a base $5/mo digital ocean droplet. I'm going for ubuntu 19.04. Misskey's docs say you need redis, node, and postgres with optionally elastic search and ffmpeg. I am also going to be using nginx and certbot.

There also appears to be a docker image but since there is not english doc for it in the setup I don't think I will go that route!!

create DO droplet I added my SSH key so I could SSH in with it immediately as root@ip Add a user for yourself and disable SSH for root — look at this if you don't know what i mean if you set up an SSH key when you made the droplet then do the manual version. Add PermitRootLogin No to the ssh config file mentioned once you're sure that you can login as your new user.

Before proceeding, I ran sudo apt-get update and also upgraded ubuntu to latest.

Update node:

Install postgres

Install redis sudo apt-get install redis

install elasticsearch (optional) — follow the instructions for adding it to systemd

install ffmpeg sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

install build-essentials sudo apt-get install build-essential (needed for some node dependencies)

follow the steps to clone the repo.

now setup ufw and nginx follow these:

now we can add nginx's config file for the server block, following the steps in the “how to install nginx” tutorial. start with this for a sample: run sudo nginx -t to test your config! now we can do a certificate:

update your nginx config and add the correct lets encrypt info.

From here on out I switched back and forth between user misskey and myself. When running the steps provided from the misskey team, i did sudo su - misskey to switch, and exited back to my own account if i needed to run sudo.

now follow the build steps in the misskey install steps I ran into this issue:

Then I ran out of memory when web pack was running lol, so i needed to make a swapfile which i allocated 1gb for and then add this node variable export NODE_OPTIONS=--max_old_space_size=4096 see:

great!! almost there..

Create a postgres user and database see documentation for createuser here: enter postgres by typing sudo -u postgres psql after you've created your user do this in psql: CREATE DATABASE yourdb;' 'GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE yourdb TO youruser; \q to quit

switch back to misskey user... run the npm run init command as user misskey.

now you can follow the steps in the GitHub instructions to run and then create misskey as a service!

reload nginx after misskey is started, and you should be set! GL!!

For email I am using mailgun and I followed their instructions for domain setup. I also added it within the admin interface with SMTP authentication.

DO spaces has an issue where you cannot set default file privacy

However, if you pick up the line of code tamaina points out in the GitHub issue you can add the header you need to make everything public by default


from catgoat

earlier this year I installed a hot water bidet shower in the bathroom, which was kinda the first plumbing project I've done? It wasn't like, super easy, but so far it has held up. Now I'm about to embark on my next house adventure because the pop up drain in the bathroom sink broke!! I think I hulked it apart cleaning the drain out with one of those zip-it snakes. Oopsies. Looks pretty straightforward... I might also try fixing the toilet flapper too, since it's not broken yet but I can tell it's sorta on the way.

Yesterday my bud came over and helped me do some yard work, it was pretty satisfying and we planted a ton of flowers while i was keeping an eye on work emails... I saw a couple insects around the flowers already today. The difference in before/after of the #house is pretty awesome from when I bought it until now. Just gotta keep going!


from penrosemark

i’m off on my shit about being worried about being hurt by someone else when I forget how fucking little time there is. someone is dying right. now. now.

now. someone that you will never be able to meet again, someone that you will never meet if you haven’t met them yet. a beautifully sparkling light, a candle, burnt to the end, never to be relit. fuck your fear; life doesn’t have time for it.

penrose mark


from catgoat

This post is entirely a boring af recounting of my furnace breaking down and why I #love being a #homeowner.

So last week I woke up to it being cold as fuck on the first floor of the house. Granted, that’s kind of normal because the basement is particularly terribly insulated, but this was accompanied by an ominous message from the Ecobee along the lines of: “the thermostat has been calling for heat for the past 3 hours, but the temperature has dropped by 3F, check that the equipment is functioning properly”

Oh boy. this has happened before and usually just means maybe I waited too long to change a filter, the pump tripped the gfci, or the air intake got blocked somehow. So I go down there and start pulling shit out and resetting it. That’s all fine and good, but when I cycle the furnace on and off it just starts flashing a diagnostic LED. helpfully, that’s on the door: open limit switch. Open limit switch? The hell does that mean? Google doesn’t enlighten me much. Could mean any number of things, but it might just be a bad switch. That doesn’t sound terrible, time to call an HVAC person because I have exhausted my furnace knowledge.

So I’m going to go back for a second to explain, when I bought the house it was pretty clear whoever installed the furnace was a hack, it was sitting on some bricks in a dirt pit and the duct work was a total fucking disaster left over from the octopus furnace days of olde. And none of it was insulated. My ex roommate did wrap the ducts up which helped but they were full of holes and in some places just totally blowing up into the floor, with no duct boot or anything.

Anyway I called the HVAC person and he spends a good like, 30 minutes trying shit before he gets out a camera and starts poking around the insides and oops, the heat exchanger cracked, which he was kind enough to show me on camera and then offer to take apart the furnace and show me to be 100% sure if they did replace the furnace. He thought maybe the blower motor was struggling because of poor air flow if I hadn’t changed the filter often enough but it had been running for a week on a brand new filter... so..

Now I’ve got to get a new furnace, and I’m talking with their sales guy and he’s like “you know this is a 100,000 BTU furnace?” which I kind of laughed and was like “what the fuck?” because the first thing I did was dive headfirst into reading about new furnace shit, and my house is like... 1400sq feet. That’s like, a 60,000 BTU furnace or so. So the working theory is that the overkill furnace cycled on and off so much it just self destructed, along with the undersized duct work.

While they’re in there, I’m like, you know what? Just do the duct work too. This whole thing sucks and there’s no point in getting a nice new furnace if the duct work is a steaming pile of shit.

So they ripped out fucking everything in the basement and replaced it: new intake/exhaust, new furnace, new ducts. It's more comfortable already, and way quieter than what was there before. Also it looks actually professionally done instead of just heaped into a pit like the old one.

I ended up taking financing but I'm just going to use it to boost my credit score by paying it off with the HELOC I have.