Daily Jots for 22 Jul 2022

14:57: OK second attemp at updating my #friendica node, sixth try today. This time I’m bumping up CPUs to 8 from 2 and RAM to 16GB from 2GB. It now has more than enough disk space too. If this doesn’t work I’m not sure what my forward path will be. MySQL is really thrashing though.

18:14: Well after an afternoon wasted trying to get my #friendica updated with MySQL as its backing DB I finally ripped it out and replaced it with MariaDB. Everything ‘just worked’ after that. I highly recommend not using MySQL for #friendica if you have a choice. If you have a choice for other projects actually I highly recommend PostgreSQL. #mysql #postgresql

18:43: In case there was any remorse about leaving the Amazon/Alexa #SurveillanceCapitalism hellscape (there wasn’t) this news eliminates it. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/07/get-ready-for-alexa-skills-pop-up-ads-on-your-amazon-echo-show/