July Status Update

Published 2020-07-22 on Cara's Blog - Permalink

This month is less heavy on the development side and goes more into what I’ve done to my servers. I didn’t get the chance to do as much software as I would’ve liked, though the coding I did do was fun and a learning experience.


First things first, I’ve joined the dev team for Hackagotchi, which is a multiplayer farming game that’s currently played over Slack. Part of my job includes fixing up their practices including eliminating code from the production server in favor of automated binary deployment. I’m also working on writing a common backend for the game so we can release a standalone client.

Server Stuff

This month I’ve also added monitoring via Collectd, InfluxDB, and Grafana with automated alerts going to a private discord channel. This has let me see that my servers are just a little bit overloaded, which I shouldn’t be too surprised by. After all, they’re all running multiple things and several CPU-intensive services.

Today, I set up a hosted static status page at https://status.devosmium.xyz. I plan on using this to announce maintenance or outages on all of my services, so I can have a log of what went down when and how I fixed it.

Articles from my webring

Clippy: Deprecating `feature = "cargo-clippy"`

Since Clippy v0.0.97 and before it was shipped with rustup, Clippy implicitly added a feature = "cargo-clippy" config1 when linting your code with cargo clippy. Back in the day (2016) this was necessary to allow, warn or deny Clippy lints using attrib…

via Rust Blog February 28, 2024

Status update, February 2024

Hi! February is FOSDEM month, and as usual I’ve come to Brussels to meet with a lot of other FOSS developers and exchange ideas. I like to navigate between the buildings and along the hallways to find nice people to discuss with. This edition I’ve been invol…

via emersion February 20, 2024

Why Prusa is floundering, and how you can avoid their fate

Prusa is a 3D printer manufacturer which has a long history of being admired by the 3D printing community for high quality, open source printers. They have been struggling as of late, and came under criticism for making the firmware of their Mk4 printer non-…

via Drew DeVault's blog December 26, 2023

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