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?
Or rather, the rest of us have a Gmail spam problem…
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.