Entrepreneur, developer, seasoned system and network engineer, aspiring hobbyist pilot, husband and father.

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Joined 6M ago
Cake day: Jun 05, 2023


Hi there

Sent you a message on the matrix chat. This should now be fixed.

Thank you


I did some research on this.

I will not share the list of accounts as I feel its everyone right to vote and to have their own opinions whether they align with yours or not.

I will however say, Its mostly the same accounts that are down voting you. The majority of the accounts are over 2 months old with content generated by them (they do not seem like bot account). There are a few that are just 10 days old. 99% of the down votes are from other instances with feddit.uk and feddit.nl being the primary source of them.

SJW Rammy Statement
Hey all, Similar to the [lemmy.world announcement](https://sh.itjust.works/post/2286694), we have defederated from Rammy. Want to discuss this more? I created a [[Discussion] post](https://sh.itjust.works/post/2295462) for us to do just that.

Hi Nahvi.

Thanks for posting this well put together post. I can tell that you put some time and thought into this and I want you to know that I recognize that.

Regarding your concern, this is a topic that has been brought up numerous times over the past month. I’ve since moved towards being more community driven, letting users discuss and debate on topics that are important to them. These discussion move forward towards a vote over a 7 day period. This process will change over time as we come across flaws and look for ways solve them together.

One more thing I want to make clear regarding your tl;dr question Will I be blocking other instances for personal reasons? Short answer is no, I believe the community should determine what should or should not be blocked.

That being said I want to make myself clear that there are limitations, I will continue to defederate instances that openly promote or spreads hate speech, terrorism, CP, loli, trolling and instances that become bot instances. These shouldn’t be things that need to be justified, I think they fall under the “be a good human” category.

I hope this clarifies your concerns and you continue to make sh.itjust.works your home.

Locking this thread. This issue was related to the language selection found in the user profile.

Thanks will keep an eye on this thread.

Reading through the replies and I have to say ya’ll don’t take prisoners here. sheesh.

Anyway, I went through went through the community in question and reviewed not only the posts in the community and the comments made by the mods of the community and they weren’t aligned with the kind of negativity I want to see on the instance. I have since purged the community and the mods.

Instance Upgraded to v0.18.0
This instance has been upgrade to 0.18.0. The lemmy developers have removed the built in captcha so I had to enable email verification. They will be re-implementing this feature in the next update. Lots of new improvements in this version. The Link i wanted to share is on the lemmy.ml instance and they appear to be down at the moment. Hopefully not related to this update. Stay tuned. Edit: Lemmy.ml back up, Here is the post: [link](https://lemmy.ml/post/1465740) of the update

Hey all,

This community is being reviewed and will likely be a discussion point to in our Agora community where we discuss about issues like this as a community.

Post that are breaking rules will be removed. If its a regular occurrence so will the TheDonald community. Please continue reporting inappropriate posts and its difficult to maintain visibility on everything that is going on at all times.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

This is likely the case. Ive gotten a few people reach out to me with this same issue. The update is around the corner, hopefully it fixes a bunch of these bugs

Something I probably missed when I first spun up this instance to be honest. Should have been enabled from day 1.

Announcement: Embracing a New Chapter: Towards a Community-Guided Direction and Accepting Donations
Hey all Today, I am thrilled to share two significant developments with you that will determine our shared future. Firstly, the issue of donations. Since the inception of this instance, your most frequent request has been the ability to make contributions to support my initiative. While initially, I had never intended to accept donations, I've come to realize the value this brings in ensuring our platform's sustainability. In response to your requests, within the next week, I will be introducing several options for those of you who wish to donate. I want to emphasize that these donations are entirely optional and will directly support our instance's operational necessities - dedicated hardware, colocation fees, email services, and more. The second announcement needs a full disclosure: it could be an extraordinary idea or potentially not so. Since the beginning of this instance, I've seen a number of insightful [posts](https://sh.itjust.works/post/141509), recommendations, and ideas that the community has put forward, often superior to what I could have conceptualized myself. Even our instance's [name](https://sh.itjust.works/comment/113002) was born from one of your suggestions. Frequently, I'm approached by users seeking clarity on our rules and guidelines or expressing their thoughts on existing rules. In reflecting upon this, it became clear to me that I've been attempting to determine what's best for the community. But who am I to make these decisions? Just two weeks ago, I was a user among you all. Hence, I'm moving away from the traditional role of decision-making. Instead, I want to hand over the reins of decision-making to you - the community. I'm excited to announce the creation of a community called [agora](https://sh.itjust.works/c/agora) where you can express your desires for the future of this instance. It's up to you to come together, discuss, and reach a consensus. If you wish to add, remove, or modify a rule, make a post, garner support from other members, and I'll implement the change. This invitation extends beyond our immediate community - I welcome input from everyone across the fediverse. Again to be clear, I gave an example of modifying rules but this applies to anything that I have the ability to do on this instance. As the instance owner, I only have one caveat to add - any decisions made should not jeopardize the instance's existence or result in legal complications. Aside from that, I'm eager to see where this new direction takes us. Thank you for your ongoing support, creativity, and engagement.

From my understanding, the new version that should be released in the few weeks should fix a lot of these weird bugs

Is there a website that is available that tracks all this information publicly?

Alright most of the problem was related to not having and RDNS setup for the instance IP. I’ve since implemented an RDNS/PTR solution for the IP however DNS being DNS, it could take anywhere from 48-72 hours before we will see it applied globally.

Can you try clearing your browser cache and cookies? The forgot password issue is something I’m working on at the moment

I use Mlem on ios. Still really early but it gets significantly better with every new release

I agree with all of you and think artists and others alike should be able to share their work and allows other to contribute to their passion. Should we just remove the No Ads from the rules? Maybe the answer is to modify the rule. I just to make it clear that I don’t want users aimlessly ad spamming the communities.

This is something I looked at as well and an option. It does require someone to volunteer their time and make the tool. Sounds like a fun project but I’m already stretched pretty thin so it would have to be someone else.

This is a known issue, specific to this instance that I’m working on solving. The weekend is almost here so I’ll have a little more time to sort this out in the coming days.

Beehaw defederating update - sh.itjust.works
Like many of you, I woke up this morning to discover that our instance, along with [lemmy.world](https://lemmy.world), had been unexpectedly added to the [beehaw](https://beehaw.org) block list. Although this development initially caught me off guard, the administrators at beehaw made an [announcement](https://beehaw.org/post/567170) shedding light on their decision. The primary concern raised was our instance's policy of open registration. Given my belief that the fediverse is still navigating its early stages, I believe that for it to mature, gain traction, and encourage adoption, it is crucial for instances to offer an uncomplicated and direct route for newcomers to join and participate. This was one of the reason I decided to launch this instance. However, I do acknowledge that this inclusive approach brings its unique challenges, including the potential for [toxicity](https://sh.itjust.works/post/112229) and [trolls](https://sh.itjust.works/post/112229). Despite these hurdles, I maintain the conviction that our collective strength as a community can overcome these issues. After this happened, the beehaw admins and I had a good chat about their decision. While our stances on registration policies might diverge, we realized that our ultimate goals are aligned: we both strive to foster communities that thrive in an atmosphere of safety and respect, where users can passionately engage in discussions and feel a sense of belonging. Although the probability of an immediate reversal are slim given the current circumstances, I believe we have managed to identify common ground. It's evident that, even in separation, we can unite to contribute positively to the broader fediverse community. In the coming weeks or months, we plan to collaborate with other lemmy instance administrators to suggest enhancements and modifications to the lemmy project. Primarily, our proposals will concentrate on devising tools and features that empower us, as instance administrators, to moderate our platforms effectively. In the meantime, while I understand may not be ideal for everyone, users who choose to participate on the beehaw instance will be required to register a separate account on their instance. Thank you all for continuing to make this community great!

Hey everyone, woke up this morning with this news. This news really comes at a surprise as I have not seen or heard of any trolling coming from members of this community. I also have not been approached by their admins to see how we could collaborate. In either case, I’ll be attempting to reach out to their admins and discuss a path forward together.

I’ll post an update with the details in the coming days.

Lemme has the ability to do some theming. If someone from the community wants to take on getting a new theme created I’ll install on this instance as an theme option for everyone to use.

So this has been fixed. itjust.works should redirect properly to sh.itjust.works now

Not to throw you under the bus @this@sh.itjust.works but that’s not exactly how I recall it going down. Everything in your story is accurate with the exception of where the conversation happened. It happened on a Lemmy instance!. The conversation started on the lemmy.ml is overloaded, use other instances instead post. If you are indeed the same user who recommended the name you definitely get a token of recognition for coming up with it!

I am no lawyer, however I do not see a problem with subscribing to NSFW communities outside of this instance. I’d go as far as saying that should you want to contribute to these external communities you can do so as long as you are not using the built in image hosting service to store your content. There are external platforms such as redgifs that could be used to store this content as long as it fit within their TOS.

I get the same behaviour as well. I noticed however that if you select a language then it works just fine. Could you try it out on your side as well? I will reach out to the lemmy devs to see if this should be marked as a bug.

Could you check and see if its with a community on this instance vs another instance on the fediverse?

I plan on making a post sharing some considerations people should take before registering to an instance. In it I’ll definitely bring this subject up.

Hey icy,

The decision to block the Lemmygrad instance was less a question of censorship, and more an issue of personal conviction. As a volunteer dedicating my personal resources and time to facilitating a space for users to create, discover, and discuss - not just on this instance, but across the Fediverse - I admit that this choice was made alone, selfishly, without the consent or thoroughly considering the collective opinion of the community. With the above said, sh.itjust.works has had the lemmygrad instance blocked from its first day.

I’d like to also point out that the lemmygrad instance has far more blocked instances than what is currently blocked here. Maybe you can create a post on that instance to see what that’s all about and report back?

I believe the devs were saying that they were moving away from websockets in v0.18.0 which is scheduled to come out in a few weeks

June 13 2023 - Lemmy Instance updated to version 0.17.4 - sh.itjust.works
Good morning, Some of you may have experienced a small hiccup this morning (eastern time). I went ahead and upgraded our lemmy instance to [0.17.4](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/releases/tag/0.17.4). I also took this opportunity to make some small adjustments to the instance that required a restart of services. These changes were mainly related to increasing *Federation worker count* in hopes to decrease synchronization times with other instances. A small fix to help slow down the storage growth was also applied (limiting log sizes that get generated). Everything should be back up now. In the future my goal is to be more transparent with scheduling downtime. edit: updated link

I figured out the storage issue last night, the instance is only at about 20% utilization so we should be good to take on a good amount more. We probably will need to do some more tweaking as we grow but for now its looking pretty good!

Not taking donations at the moment. Still need to figure out the best way to collect donations and haven’t had the chance to think about it! I will eventually

June 12 - Server Capacity Update
I'm aware that some of you have been getting some errors loading this instance. This was a configuration that I needed to be adjusted which has since been. Do be patient if we run into other issues, I'll be continuously working in the back-end with others to better your overall experience. Still a lot of capacity available! edit: For those that are interested in the configuring changes. I was using the default lemmy configuration for the nginx `worker_connections` value. This value needed to be raised. Shout out to [@ruud@lemmy.world](https://lemmy.world/u/ruud) over at lemmy.world for helping me out.

June 9 2023 - Announcement - sh.itjust.works
Hello everyone! I'd like to first start by welcoming all the new users who have decided to chose sh.itjust.works as their lemmy home instance. It's wild to think that its only been 4 days since I've decided to spin up this instance and we are already nearing 1000 registered users. During these last few days I've welcomed users from all parts of the world who collectively have created nearly 50 new communities on this instance alone. Today I want to be transparent and share some of my thoughts, clarify some rules, share some concerns, answer some questions and most importantly introduce the two new instance admins that have been added over the last couple of days. So let's get started! **New Admins** * [@smorks@lemmy.ca](https://lemmy.ca/u/smorks) - Some of you may recognized this name from the lemmy.ca instance. This is in fact the same person. I've asked smorks to help out on this instance and he accepted. As the userbase grows having someone whos living some of the similar issues will be bring great value to this instance. We are stronger together! * [@donut@sh.itjust.works](https://sh.itjust.works/u/donut) - donut is a personal friend, new to the fediverse but has agreed to give me a hand should things get out of control. He's a little quiet right now but he'll open up soon enough. **Rules** As you may have noticed, there aren't a whole lot of rules. This might need to change in the future but my goal as of right now is to keep it this way. Being respectful to all users no matter which instance they come from, part of the world they grew up in, personal believe or personal opinion is a absolute must. Our world is already in shambles, we don't need another place for all of us to fight against one another. * Be respectful * No bigotry * No Ads or Spamming * No pornography You'll may have noticed that a new rule that has been added. **No pornography**. When pornography is introduced a whole bunch of legal implications need to be considered amongst other things like proper moderation, DMCA notices processes, etc. 4 days ago I would not have thought this to be a problem however I am not in a position to hire legal counsel and implement the elements required to not get this instance shutdown. So for now, no pornography. If the demand grows for this in the future and there is an opportunity to fill this gap I promise I will revisit this rule. **Donations** I've had a few users ask me whether they could start donating. I'll admit I was caught off guard when that happened, thinking of how thoughtful people can be. When I started this instance 4 days ago, I did it because I wanted people to have a home away from reddit, a place where they could come and share interesting topics, debate, discuss and connect. I'm by no means rich but I have chosen a career that puts me in proximity of things needed to run an instance like this one. It also does help that I really like servers and while some people might really like the latest limited edition sneakers from X company or the latest iPhone/Android device, etc..., I really really like servers, datacenters and networking. I don't have a plan for accepting donations today but seeing how this community is growing, I will need to consider it soon. You know what's more expensive than running a lemmy instances for thousands of users? a failed marriage. There are some other options that might be available such as looking for sponsors but I do want to keep this instance about the users and not about corporate so I'll need to think hard about this one. Whatever is decided I'll make another post with the details. **Concerns** Let's quickly talk about concerns. Most of you already know that many of the reddit mods are orchestrating a protest by blacking out many popular subreddits. Most of us anticipate a large spike in traffic towards our instances during the period of June 12 to 14th. If any of you were around during the Digg days, you may remember how the migration from digg to Reddit went. The early reddit days was filled with outages, performance issues, and frustration. A lot of people people are looking for what might be the next reddit. We don't knows if lemmy will be it but a lot of people will surely be giving it a shot. During that time many instances including this one will likely deal with some growing pains. From a resources perspective my biggest worry for this instance is related to the storage. I have CPUs, I have RAM but when it comes to storage, well its an element that has been growing much faster than I had anticipated. I will be keeping a close eye on this however want to wave a little yellow flag so that everyone is aware until I work out a solution. **Q&A** **What communities allowed to be homed here?** * As long as it follows the rules above and doesn't get any DMCA requests or jeopardize this instance from being shutdown or me in trouble. Go nuts! **What communities allowed to be federated over/subscribed to?** * Same as the above and follow rules. **What am I allowed to link to in communities or text posts**? * Same as the above and follow rules. **What kind of images am I allowed to upload to the integrated image host?** * Storage is something that will likely become a problem in the foreseeable future. You all upload a lot! That being said, don't upload copyrighted materials or anything that will get me in trouble!

In preparation for the Reddit June 12-14 Black-out
As the reddit mods gets ready for the June 12-14 black-out, there some anticipation that an influx in user base will shift over to many of the lemmy instances as user seek out a home to post their internet memes and discuss their interests. In anticipation of this increased volume I will be growing our current instance from - 16 CPU - 8 GB ram to - 24 CPU - 64 GB ram This server is currently equipped with SSDs that are configured in a raid 10 array (NVMEs will come in the next gen that get deployed) Earlier today I also configured some monitoring that I'll be watching closely in order to have a better understanding on how the lemmy platform does under stress (for science!) I'll be sharing graphs and some other insights in this thread for everyone that is interested. Feel free to ask anything you might be interested in knowing more of! EDIT: I'll be posting and updating the graphs in this main post periodically! **Last updated: 6:21AM ET June 12th** ## CPU - 48 hours ![](https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/ef165969-56bf-496c-b7a0-8b52158fb874.png) ## Memory - 48 hours ![](https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/aff6b7cd-b9da-4a0c-9033-232274b9cae9.png) ## Network - 48 hours ![](https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/9a1cde66-42ae-486f-845f-d81a88313294.png) ## Load Average - 48 hours ![](https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/ddad768b-b7f7-4c9b-9eaf-b0c7ceba4238.png) ## System Disk I/O - 48 hours ![](https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/90b69e91-a279-45c7-8a65-3b69dc46f2ce.png)

Welcome All!
Yet another lemmy instance proudly hosted in Montreal, Canada. Still need to get a icon created, if there are any designers here who would like to contribute please feel free to post!