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Switched to Pelican

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After getting frustrated with the lackluster theme options in Hexo and the way it handles formatting, I've decided to switch to Pelican. So far it's been working well; just hopng I don't have to switch to another site genratior anytime soon.


How to optimize GNU Social/postActiv

postActiv optimization

Often times people tend to complain that their instance is running slow for some reason. Many factors can contribute to this, but often times a lot of the speed and response issues can be resolved by tuning some settings. Note: These optimizations assume you have shell access. 1. Disable schema …


Setting up the Redis queue for postActiv

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The default queue used in postActiv and GNU Social is OpportunisitcQM, which is backed by MySQL. This works well for sites with small loads, but can become a bottleneck for larger sites. However, postActiv can work with other backends such as Redis or a STOMP server. I'll be focusing on …


Moved to Hexo

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In an effort to save both money and time, I've decided to move away from Ghost and move to Hexo. Ghost is pretty nice, but I wanted to use a static site generator instead of a CMS. No need to worry about MySQL screwing things over and I'm able to …


First impressions of the Winter 2017 season

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Seeing that this semester is pretty light this time around (unlike in the fall), I've decided to get back into anime this time around. Since I also have this blog, it's a good opportunity to let out my thoughts on the anime of this season (or at least what I'm …


A Year with Linux

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It's been a year since I've started using Linux as my main operating system. I remember a time when I thought I couldn't use a PC without Windows, but now I can honestly say I don't miss it at all. Why? I mostly switched out of curiosity. I've used Linux …


I've had enough of YouTube

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Over the years I've become more annoyed and unsatisfied with YouTube. It just isn't the kind of place that gives me the joy and entertainment I was able to get before. What once was a platform to share moments and home videos has become a place full of career videomakers …


I'm back.


Yup, finally gotten around to remaking this blog. This time I'm using a piece of software called Ghost, which appears to be a self-hostable alternative to Medium (not that I hate it, but I like hosting my own stuff). Don't expect much to be posted here though, so I suggest …