I've taken care of a side-issue that was holding back distro-upgrades on the #TootCat server. 🎉
Now I just need to do a bit of scripting to make sure I can easily/quickly do a database backup right before I start each possibly-destructive step of the upgrade process.
Tremble Ye Mortals for I Am the Handmaiden of the Zombie Songlet Apocolypse -- or, in other words, have another unreleased songlet from my vault.
GMail has suddenly started bouncing our emails, with a reference to this page.
What fresh hell is this?
The determination of whether or not an IP address is authorized to send mail is made by the ISP that provides you with the IP address.
The IP address from which the message was sent is a #DigitalOcean server, not our ISP.
Refusing to accept email from anywhere but greenlisted addresses kind of breaks the whole email paradigm -- especially when they explicitly say there's no way to get your address greenlisted.
Microsoft (outlook.com, HotMail) has been doing this too, for years, and it SUCKS -- but up to now, GMail had only had something of a tendency to put our emails in the spam folder (so the recipient could still receive it).
If anyone has any more information about this, please do share. I'm reading the instructions, and... I can't see how to fix it. What they're describing doesn't even match the situation.
The original error message:
550-5.7.1 [188.8.131.52] The IP you're using to send mail is not authorized to
550-5.7.1 send email directly to our servers. Please use the SMTP relay at your
550-5.7.1 service provider instead. Learn more at
550 5.7.1 https://support.google.com/mail/?p=NotAuthorizedError l18-20020a05620a28d200b0069fe1e839c2si2875126qkp.431 - gsmtp
#PHP jobs increasingly seem to want experience with a framework, preferably Laravel.
I've been too busy working with MediaWiki and writing my own framework to learn another one. Am I doomed?
Disemployed in Durham
P.S. Do I really have to learn #MVC or am I also additionally doomed because I doan wanna?
Okay, I think I've got it.
So: say you're in Liberapay trying to set up a new team, and you want to give it a different avatar from your primary account, you add a new email address at Liberatar and give the team that email address for fetching the avatar.
(These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Federation for Documentation Accuracy).)
Is anyone here familiar with #libravatar? I'm... not understanding how it works.
That is, I thought I understood, but further evidence has shown that I do not.
#parody lyrics finished
(from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Musical)
When you're all finished working it out
millions of years from now
will there still be any electricity
so you can print the question you see?
While you are busy doing those sums,
will I have things to do?
What can the answer possibly mean, sir
when it's forty-two?
I'll just wait for you.
And when it's all spelled out,
what is next to do?
Will I know exactly, in every detail
how I'm supposed to be?
Will there be instructions to explain my life,
mapped and laid out when I arrive?
Will there be answers filled in a form
that tells me what to do?
Will I still be so hopelessly ditzy
when I'm forty-two?
Maybe then I'll really understand just how to get along
in this messed-up place.
We can work it out!
Recalculate the world
Fix the human race.
Give me a clue now, show me your work --
how far have you got?
Have you squared the circle, found the end of pi,
got it cut and hung up to dry?
Just how close are you to getting it solved?
Please give me a clue.
I'm getting impatient - I need the equation
which equals forty-two!
#RandomCoolThing: YouTube has a good selection of really excellent digitizations of classic 78 RPM recordings, which you can download with youtube-dl or yt-dlp... and a lot of copyrights will be expiring over the next decade. (Some already have.)
Gotta love how a Firefox clone can't detect profiles from actual!Firefox to import.
...and as usual, of course, you can't browse for them. (I've run into this before; not sure whose fault it is.)
masto admins warning people about the incoming wave of twitter users
a herd of cats, most of whom are asleep at any given time
supreme Uberwensch of toot.cat
still going largely on potential.
On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.