Chris Remington

Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

  • 133 Posts
Joined 1Y ago
Cake day: Jan 28, 2022


Have you ever tried a create your own perfume site? A quick search resulted in these two:

WAFT Custom Fragrance

Fragrance By Me

I’ll leave the post up in /c/technology. However, I’m removing this one because posting in multiple communities is considered spam. Thank you.

Supposedly, this will be released one week from now.

There is a beehaw Reddit account:

Yes. I made that as well as the Beehaw subreddit:

I don’t mind if someone else would like to make a Twitter Beehaw account. I’ve never used Twitter, for various reasons, and I don’t intend to start now.

Disturbing video:

I’m more concerned about the Chinese hackers that have stolen decades worth of information from the US government. It has been called the largest transfer of wealth in history.

> As a Community Interest Company its main purpose is charitable, to make light aviation available to developing countries, where aviation fuel is scarce and expensive, but sunlight is plentiful.

Server logs wouldn’t contain anything pertaining to the users here. This sounds like something you could bring to the Lemmy developers since they may know. Devs: Dessalines & nutomic

I’ve checked the Modlog (and you can too) and I don’t see anything to indicate a ban against your account.

To almost no one’s surprise. Many years ago, when it dawned on me what Google is (the largest data mining corporation on Earth), I’ve tried to avoid them as best as I can.

Thanks for letting us know.

I’m not sure, exactly, what it means to “live an honest life”. In my opinion, that’s subjective.

Saving money is finance 101 from a personal standpoint. So, what are the best vehicles for saving that money? I understand that it differs based on where you are geographically and any number of other circumstances.

For middle-class Americans, such as my self, I have tied up our retirement savings (mostly) in the US stock market through Roth IRAs.

I’ve written a script that automatically keeps the logs small.

The server is, currently, using 18GB of the allotted 25GB.

At what level do we have control over the images uploaded to beehaw?

Follow this link to find the developer responsible for ‘pict-rs’ which handles images/thumbnails.

An additional $6 raising it to $12 per month.

How much are the server costs?

All of our financials are transparent and can be viewed here.

The server costs are roughly $6 per month.

When Beehaw was first launched our disk usage (physical space on the server) was approximately 45%. Right now we are up to 72% and this will continue to climb over time. At the moment, I can only see two options. Firstly, go up an additional tier with our server host which would increase the monthly hosting cost. Secondly, figure out a way to remove old and inactive posts. Hopefully, there is a batch process for this or something similar. I'm not an expert in this area, sadly. What are your thoughts?

Forthcoming book by Siddharth Kara: [Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives ]( > Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever exposé of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Congolese people themselves. Activist and researcher Siddharth Kara has traveled deep into cobalt territory to document the testimonies of the people living, working, and dying for cobalt. To uncover the truth about brutal mining practices, Kara investigated militia-controlled mining areas, traced the supply chain of child-mined cobalt from toxic pit to consumer-facing tech giants, and gathered shocking testimonies of people who endure immense suffering and even die mining cobalt. > Cobalt is an essential component to every lithium-ion rechargeable battery made today, the batteries that power our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and electric vehicles. Roughly 75 percent of the world’s supply of cobalt is mined in the Congo, often by peasants and children in sub-human conditions. Billions of people in the world cannot conduct their daily lives without participating in a human rights and environmental catastrophe in the Congo. In this stark and crucial book, Kara argues that we must all care about what is happening in the Congo―because we are all implicated.

I’m surprised that it took this long for them to implement this.

Same and I will support them as much as I can. Firefox (Developer Edition) has been my default browser for a very long time.

This type of post doesn’t belong in the ‘Free and Open Source Software’ community. Would you, please, move it to Chat? Thanks.

We don’t allow advertising/spam here. Please keep this in mind. Thank you.

The morality police “was abolished by the same authorities who installed it,” Attorney General Mohammad Javad Montazeri said in remarks during a meeting on Saturday where officials were discussing the unrest, according to state media reports. But he went on to suggest that the judiciary would still enforce restrictions on “social behavior.”

On Thursday, the attorney general said that the authorities were reviewing the country’s head scarf regulations and would issue a decision within 15 days.

If the morality police are abolished, it would have a major impact on the state’s ability to police what women wear. But it was not immediately clear whether the authorities were planning to relax the laws mandating that women cover their hair and bodies, which remain in place.

Source: New York Times

First time I’ve heard that sexism and anti-feminism were on the rise there. Sorry to hear.

Interesting. If I reply to your post via Mastodon, then I can’t edit the comment in Lemmy.

I didn’t try. I successfully made my point and backed it up with modern psychology and logical explanations.

Is there something that you don’t understand?

There is a fundamental problem at play here. It is the ‘Us Vs. Them’ that springs up from the natural human desire for identity.

We have two general types of identities; one is on an individual level and one on a collective one. As we grow, our sense of identify also grows. We have seen cases in which individuals are willing to let go of their individual identities to make a sacrifice for their collective ones. People who share the same collective identity think of themselves as having a common interest and a common fate. For example, liberty lovers vs. extremist, republicans vs. democrats, Israelis vs. Palestinians, India and Pakistan, government and insurgents, the list can go on and on forever. The more progressed a sense of identity, the less there is a sense of separation.

On the surface, and hopefully people can understand the common sense of this issue, there is a dichotomous way at viewing our world. For example, black vs white, my way or the highway, right vs wrong, good vs evil so on and so forth.

This is a highly flawed way at understanding reality. However, politicians are incredibly keen on exploiting this human flaw in order to gain more money and power.

Below the Plains - Excavation/US history channel circa 1900
Fascinating early US history channel where outhouse pits are excavated to find all sorts of things that were discarded.

Yes. All good points that you’ve made. I have noticed a little bit of a lag in between Mastodon and Lemmy. Maybe it is by design though.

Are you going to follow your self? 😂

I’ve made an account at Mastodon
My profile is [here]( I, mainly, set this up to see how Mastodon interacts with the rest of the Fediverse including Lemmy. So far, I'm impressed with the simplicity and functionality of Mastodon.

My firewall blocks the domain. Would you anyone mind providing the full link so I can view this? Thanks.

This is both scary and infuriating.

I mentioned ES as a mass migration and not necessarily problematic.

I witnessed first-hand the Eternal September and this is looking similar in so many ways. Fascinating and, hopefully, something that will further level the playing field for people who want to use the utility of the Internet for the good of all.

Good question and, honestly, I don’t know. You could try to find out the answer over at

As far as I know there isn’t. Someone could always go to and create one.

I experienced the Eternal September first hand and this sounds almost exactly like it.