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Re: A URL shortener with an interesting storage backend 5 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~ols/public-inbox

On Mon May 17, 2021 at 11:27 PM BST, Rafael Possamai wrote:
> Hey Oliver,
> Thanks for sharing this project, it's relatively simple and I could see
> some use cases for personal "home lab" stuff, although it'd be cool to
> see how far this could be taken in production just for the hell of it
> (lol).

Thanks, it's very much a proof of concept sure, I wouldn't want it
anywhere near production!

> Have you thought about using the Go program as a CGI script? Then httpd
> (for example) would handle the requests and the program would do the DNS
> lookup, etc. I am just not sure how well the redirect would work.

aerc, mbsync, and opensmtpd? 5 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

Hey Drew,

As with any article about email, expect 9000+ replies detailing
alternatives you 100% must be using instead. I run a similar set up
with OpenSMTPD instead of postfix.

I see you already acknowledged that postfix is overkill, and annoying to
configure. OpenSMTPD is probably still overkill but I think the config
is a lot simpler to manage. Personal preference maybe, and like you said
postfix is what you know.


Thought I'd throw it out as an alternative anyway given it has served me

re: OrGY: My Personal Technology Stack 5 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~ols/public-inbox

On Tue May 11, 2021 at 8:23 PM BST, Nicholas Funnell wrote:
> How do you host your OpenBSD server? Do you have a physical box you
> manage, or is there a VPS provider that you like?

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the feedback and the question. I have a physical OpenBSD
"server" at home that I use a a very rough test bed for ideas and
upgrades. The majority of my stuff lives on a few VPS hosts. I always
tend to go for vultr.com as they support OpenBSD deployments, and have
6.9 available already.

All the best

git-send-email.io reply contents incorrect 5 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

Hi Drew,

I was looking through the mail archives for the email-test-drive project
(https://lists.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/email-test-drive) and spotted that the
Stage 2 reply mentions the sr.ht-discuss list, but provides your public
inbox mailbox. I went to submit a patch but it has already been done,
yet the reply is still incorrect.

Does the app need restarting to pick up the new template?

All the best,


I'm Writing an RPG 8 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~ols/public-inbox

For anyone interested, I’ll be releasing a PDF soon (free of charge)

christine.website 10 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~ols/indexing

Should add christine.website/sitemap.xml and make more of an effort to primarily use sitemap as the source of trust rather than home page

[PATCH] Correct link to alps 10 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~sircmpwn/public-inbox

 content/blog/Mail-service-provider-recommendations.md | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/content/blog/Mail-service-provider-recommendations.md b/content/blog/Mail-service-provider-recommendations.md
index ea9dd8a..0309460 100644
--- a/content/blog/Mail-service-provider-recommendations.md
+++ b/content/blog/Mail-service-provider-recommendations.md
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ for a mail service provider.

Full disclosure: SourceHut and Migadu agreed to a consulting arrangement to
build their [new webmail system](https://git.sr.ht/~emersion/alps), which should
build their [new webmail system](https://git.sr.ht/~migadu/alps), which should
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Tanelorn City (existing project) 11 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~mieum/booksin.space


May be worth talking with Matthew at Tanelorn City as they already have some public domain work up there


All the best


Re: Parsing images 11 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~adnano/go-gemini-devel

Hi Adnan

Thanks for your response, you raise some very interesting points that I
had not considered. To be clear, I don't think inline images should be
part of the Gemini spec, I just thought it might be a nice stylistic
choice to offer (you are right, it is a dirty hack) hence starting the
discussion here first rather than leading with the patch.

All the best,


Parsing images 11 months ago

From Oliver Leaver-Smith to ~adnano/go-gemini-devel


I have a working solution for parsing URLs that are actually images
differently to other URLs so that they can be displayed inline in HTTP
proxies such as kineto.

Is this something you would be interested in, or willing to look at a
patch for?