Users need to remember that gratis use of non-datafarming online services is a gift, not a right. If we don't have the skills / resources to self-host, we depend on others who do, and we need to be actively looking for ways to give back. That might include things like donations towards hosting costs, or reporting of outages and other problems in a friendly, non-demanding way. Even just an occasional 'thanks for this awesome service, we love you' message is a good start.
Exactly the reason why it doesn't make sense to use google tech for non-google software. It's just not meant to be used by anyone else but google (and similar sized companies).
>Unlike most companies in the tech space, paying engineers is one of Google’s smallest expenses. Financially it makes sense for them to waste programmers’ time in order to shave off a few bytes.
Sometimes you insist on knowing something but will be proven wrong. Taking that and learning form it, which makes the difference between being an old grumpy person and a learning grumpy person.
I happy that I made it yesterday to be the latter:
TL;DR: while port 465 was deprecated in 1998 for smtps, it was refused by RFC8314 for "submissions" which is most people used it for years anyway. Main difference: It's standardised now.
I'm curious, what solution do you use for sourcehut in regards to postgresql availability?
@Gargron it's time to tell instance administrators that blocking other instances prejudicially does more harm to the fediverse, than good to the users.
We need to encourage users to actively use self moderation tools such as blocking and filtering, and teach administrators that domain blocking should be a last resort action — e.g. when one instance actively attacks yours, not when one users from that other instance says something that single user on your instance may be offended of.
"Yeah sometimes your car doors just won't open. Restart it and see if that helps".
"We couldn't make this fridge run on the west coast power grid so we shipped it together with a complete miniature power grid that the user can dock into their kitchen."
"I know this microwave uses 4000W but have you seen the pretty UI?"
@lanodan we have the absolute worst standards of any engineering discipline, we have a million poorly educated programmers using toy hammers and orbital lasers to build bridges out of popsicle sticks and children's toys out of refined uranium and everything is on fire and WHY ARE WE OKAY WITH THIS
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