On Saturday 8 July 2023, user accounts started disappearing from the Vivaldi Social Mastodon instance. What was going on, how did this happen, and what were the consequences?
Today a MariaDB database index corruption left me questioning reality itself.
The check was noisy, but it was producing useful graphs, and though I could have disabled the alerts, they were a handy reminder that “you should really look into fixing that when you get the chance”. And so they stayed… for 3 months.
This story begins from me wanting to be a good little sysadmin and make sure all our services are properly monitored…
As I am not a normal person, I run my own mail servers. These servers handle email for a couple of domains and are used by myself and a couple of family members. Here’s a look into an investigation of an unusual mail delivery problem.
Looking at how to use Salt to distribute certbot-generated SSL certificates and keys securely to the appropriate servers.
Code blocks are now enabled and working on the vivaldi.net blogs. Here are some simple demonstrations of them in action.