Spent an hour trying to get an old pc to boot because I need some data from a CD and neither of my main computers has a CD-ROM drive. This thing hasn’t been powered on in 3 years at least, the power supply was dead so I swapped it out. CMOS battery was dead, went through every drawer and box in the house and found one. Booted it up and remembered that one of the reasons I quit using it was that the CD-ROM drive doesn’t work. But at least I have one more crappy working computer.
I wasn't going to fuck with twitter's api but curiosity got the best of me. Made this bot to match the mastodon bot I made.
Server Admin Stuff
Trying to automate my Mastodon instance maintenance 100%. So far so good I think. Biggest issue is monitoring disk space. It gets used up really quick so I wrote a script that deletes media and any toots I haven’t interacted with for 3 days. I set it up as a systemd service with a timer that runs the script every 4 hours. Set up a cron job to email me once a day with the disk usage info. We’ll see how that works.
Crappy programmer. Crappy gamer.
Freedom from big tech