cool okay so update on the webpacker error: turns out I'd left a merge conflict in a JS file so it was no longer valid JS and I just... I feel like the default warning config should, you know, warn about this kind of thing?

"This file isn't valid" would be infinitely more helpful than what webpack gave for output: nothing. A recent change to curtail log sizes, apparently. Harrumph.

I just want to thank all the mods at (@bclindner @danielhglus @fuzzface) for their work handling reports on the instance, and especially this week with the wave of spam we're seeing on the fediverse.

An extra-special thanks to @bclindner for building tools to automate moderator responses to these spammers, and for open-sourcing those tools to help other admins:

@salixlucida yup, we’ve suspended the account - thanks for the notice!

Ash Furrow boosted

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@chrismurray I didn’t even think of how the different bells would produce different pitches

@vy any tips on getting some error details? Nothing I’ve tried so far works.

webpacker failures, no error detail output, cool

what do you mean, "asset precompilation failed??" re-run the build! Show more


Richard Prince is an asshole, that's my opinion, and he set a precedent that's led to more artist stealing instagram posts [cw abuse]

2014: hey yeah I like art. I don't know much about the art world but let's join an art startup...
2019: I apparently have very strong opinions about Richard Prince stealing Instagram posts

@AskChip it's the 24th story of an old NYC Chinatown high-rise, so anything's possible!

fucken... that “oven timer” box makes me do a double take every time I walk by it at work

what oven?! why does it have a timer... in the staircase??? this is some Sartre-level electrician nonsense.

good morning, sir? sir. sir? I have some questions, sir.


very lol at asking Apple to pay its proper taxes because “it’s the right thing to do”

@d_armentrout while hunting down an nginx config problem, I’d inadvertently set a lower limit on nginx’s large_client_header_buffers value (I had 2*1k buffers, so any request with a header over 1k bytes would fail). We now have 4*16k buffers.

@d_armentrout thanks so much! Got it sorted, let me know if it happens again.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!