Chris Remington

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

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


You are the only mod there right now. So, either make me a mod and I’ll do it or you can. Does this sound like a good idea? Currently, there’s nothing in the sidebar.

Please, would anyone like to provide the benefits of using Thunderbird?

And Do It Yourself isn’t looking very good either. IMHO, all three admins may want to talk first before adding another community.

I’m almost completely done with corporate owned platforms. I have a couple of niche subreddits left. However, I’m currently building out in order to replace those.

I’ve never understood the allure of Twitter, not even from the very beginning. I have never used it and I never will.

Being outdoors surrounded by trees…mountain hiking.

Anyone can be duped by scammers. This is a huge problem that needs solutions.

I don’t lift weights but focus on cardio. Mostly mountain hiking and in the winter, when it’s too cold, I use this elliptical inside my home.

How is the US supposed to satisfy everyone’s political choices when there are literally only two parties making it to the legislative…

I believe that you’ve missed my point or didn’t think through my original comment. There are, roughly, 400 people that control everything on Earth. Two-party and/or multiparty arguments are moot.

I think you meant “Lemmy” and not “Lummy”. Yeah…I’m beta testing this and made a post about it yesterday here.

Alternative implementation of the Bitwarden server API written in Rust and compatible with upstream Bitwarden clients*, perfect for self-hosted deployment where running the official resource-heavy service might not be ideal.


KeePassXC could be another viable choice. Bitwarden has been free of any incidents for the eight years that I’ve been using it.

I’m not sure. You can ask the developer over here.

New iOS app for Lemmy now available for testing
You can join the Mlem testing using the following link:

Supported devices are Android/Google TV; Nvidia Shield; Android-based TV boxes; Amazon FireTV.

To get around this you can install [SmartTubeNext]( Supported devices are Android/Google TV; Nvidia Shield; Android-based TV boxes; Amazon FireTV.

Windows screen recorder?
My youngest son wants to capture gameplay for his YouTube channel.

We have three admins here…odd number to break ties. Us three will discuss, if need be, what is nice and what is not nice. Most of the time this just boils down to common sense.

What the fuck was CNN thinking giving Mango Mussolini a stage?
So far, he's laughed and joked about a woman's right to an abortion and called a black police officer a thug. Trump is fucking insane and a worthless piece of flesh.

That’s too bad. Words can hurt people and I’m surprised he doesn’t acknowledge that.

Did he say that about trans people? If so, then I’m sorry and I agree that his speech could have a detrimental effect on people.

People can believe whatever they want to believe about him. I’m more interested in what he does rather than what he says.

Although I have no proof, my intuition tells me that he purposefully says controversial things in order to remain in the news cycle. Heck, he may not even be the person that he pretends to be.

It looks like they’re going to start charging sometime this year?

Not exactly. Beeper will remain free to everyone. Also, they do not collect users personal data, nor spy etc. However, there will be a paid premium version of Beeper some time in the future.

Beeper is a unified chat application (all your chats in one app). I was on the beta testing team. It was a subscription service for a little while but now it is free. It’s the only chat client I use since it integrates almost all chat networks.

If the company is touting privacy, then I’d assume that the data is either stored on the device itself or on a secure network. However, I’m not sure since this isn’t discussed.

To answer all of your other questions we’ll just wait to see when tech writers get their hands on it. I will, certainly, be watching out for all of the claims being made.

…I have the solution (code) clearly in mind, but as soon as I get a keyboard in front of me, my mind fades and I can’t come up with anything.

I used to earn a living writing code and dealt with something similar to this…it felt like writer’s block to me…in hindsight I’m not sure what it was.

One day I was having a satisfying bowel movement and the solution to a coding problem just popped into my head out of nowhere. To explain, I was sitting on the toilet taking a shit and wasn’t thinking about coding at all.

So, I decided that whenever I got stuck with code I would just walk away from the computer and go about my day. Many times I would do this, and while doing something mundane, the solution would just pop into my head out of nowhere.

Good luck on your Master’s thesis.

Please, give us your feedback about the possibility of a new mobile Fediverse app
I made a post about this [here]( Please, comment there or here. Thank you.

Something I believe that is worth mentioning as far as engagement, activity on the fediverse -> high
I've been using the web before it was the Internet that spawned outside of the university systems here in the US. I became a web developer and spent almost two decades in this field. There is one overarching aspect of websites that keeps people coming back and engaged. Namely, high quality content. The search engine algorithms are written to find it. The humans that use the Internet want it.

> Wray said the country has “a bigger hacking program than every other major nation combined and have stolen more of our personal and corporate data than all other nations—big or small—combined.”

Beeper, a unified chat application, is now free
A little over a year ago I was fortunate to make it onto the beta testing team for Beeper. TL;DR Beeper is a unified chat application (i.e. all major chat applications, including SMS, in one app). Beeper recently announced that their basic service is now free However, they will be slowly working their way through a wait list. The convenience of this service can't be understated. Also, encrypted services such as Signal are supported. Just go to and click the 'Get started' button to join the wait list.

Mammoth for Mastodon is now available to download for free on the App Store
I had been beta testing this Mastodon app and now it is free. I'm incredibly impressed with it so far.

Tech proficient users of Beehaw, we need your help
cross-posted from: > We've posted a number of times about our increasing storage issues. We're currently at the cusp of using 80% of the 25gb we have available in the current tier for the online service we run this instance on. This has caused some issues with the server crashing in recent days. > > We've been monitoring and reporting on this [progress]( occasionally, including support requests and comments on the main lemmy instance. Of particular note, it seems that pictures tend to be the culprit when it comes to storage issues. > > The last time a discussion around pict-rs came up, the following [comment]( stuck out to me as a potential solution > > > Storage requirements depend entirely on the amount of images that users upload. In case of, there are currently 1.6 GB of pictrs data. You can also use s3 storage, or something like sshfs to mount remote storage. > > Is there anyone around who is technically proficient enough to help guide us through potential solutions using "something like sshfs" to mount remote storage? As it currently exists, our only feasible option seems to be upgrading from $6/month to $12/month to double our current storage capacity (25GB -> 50 GB) which seems like an undesirable solution.

> 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.

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?

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.

This is both scary and infuriating.