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Should I flash my phone?
  • Your submission in "Should I flash my phone?" was removed for post questions in !askandroid@lemdro.id.

  • The Motorola Razr+ is about to get a sequel, but still hasn’t gotten an Android 14 update
  • oh god this is a flash to the last, I think I had that back in 2014,2015? It sucked

  • What open-source software would you like more people to know about?
  • your links are broken I think

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    Is there any solution available for controlling the volume without pressing the physical volume buttons ?
  • Your submission, "Is there any solution available for controlling the volume without pressing the physical volume buttons ?" was removed for Rule 2: post these in !askandroid@lemdro.id.

  • Journalism
  • do you really think that Hamas would stop launching rockets if Israel stopped intercepting them?

  • May update is here
  • anybody gotten the find my device prompt yet? I'd like to enable that option to track my phone even when it runs out of battery. seems useful

  • I can't upload photos!
  • Currently tracking this issue. I restarted the pictrs server for now which might fix the issue. Our pictrs is backed by S3 object storage which is effectively infinite. Additionally the pictrs database definitely has not run out of room, the root vol is only 822MB/3GB.

    I'll look into this more this evening after work if it is still not resolved!

  • I can't upload photos!
  • I actually run the infrastructure. Our pictrs is backed by S3 object storage so it should not be possible to run out of space. I'll have a look this evening

  • Pinging a few people who are among the usual posters
  • We're certainly not against merging again, but it'll need to be initiated by the mods of !android@lemmy.world with the blessing of the admins there (and I suspect the mods are not open to this). We've already given it our best shot!

  • Pinging a few people who are among the usual posters
  • well, originally the !android@lemmy.world community was shut down since it moved to lemdro.id. the decision to "unmerge" was made by the LW admins and we have no animosity for that but we also don't have any plans for merging since we already tried that.

  • Android 15 could make it easier to use your phone in landscape mode
  • I've played 2077 and RDR2 on my PC (running arch Linux) with no problems. couple hundred hours between them. tbh I couldn't compare to windows, since I just haven't used windows in ~7 years

  • Elon Musk Laid Off Supercharger Team After Taking $17 Million in Federal Charging Grants
  • wtf is that bullshit. interning is basically required experience in some fields (engineering especially). companies will usually pay for your housing and food even

  • CAD Software Suggestion
  • really rough to use honestly. I'd rather use non-FOSS (on shape) while I wait for this to hit the "blender inflection point" and actually get good.

  • [meme] Solutions to car dependency
  • Hey maybe I've ridden on your bus before! Honestly, we need more protected bus only lanes, like not share with HOV at all. This would be a big boon especially on the 520 bridge. I think that + traffic light priority would be a big step forward. fuck cars

  • Elon Musk Laid Off Supercharger Team After Taking $17 Million in Federal Charging Grants
  • hol up what kind of intern can afford to buy a Model 3?

  • If you see me on street.... Please do not approach me
  • lol no, it's alpine based. basing something on Manjaro would be pretty dumb anyways, might as well go straight off Arch (especially dumb since neither have official ARM support which phones need)

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    Exclusive: Sony Xperia 1 VI leaked – Improved Telephoto, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, and more
  • man y'all keep duplicating each other's posts haha

  • Systemd wants to expand to include a sudo replacement
  • plus, it isn't like this isn't exactly like adding another "door" to the "systemd building". It's a modular component of systemd, so more akin to replacing the sudo building with a new, but still separate, systemd sudo building

  • Android 15 could make it easier to use your phone in landscape mode
  • I'd say PopOS, EndeavourOS (or just Arch), or just Fedora Linux 40 (might need to check a box to enable proprietary drivers on install for Nvidia to work right).

    Nothing will run MS365 though, that's just not on Linux (and Wine doesn't work very well for modern versions). Best you can do is a Windows virtual machine if you need the actual applications and not the cloud version.

  • State of the lemdro.id (LW federation + infra upgrades + new frontend option)

    Hey all! I've done a lot of database maintenance work lately and other things to make lemdro.id better. Wanted to give a quick update on what's up and ask for feedback.

    For awhile, we were quite a ways behind lemmy.world federation (along with many other instances) due to a technical limitation in lemmy itself that is being worked on. I ended up writing a custom federation buffer that allowed us to process activities more consistently and am happy to say that we are fully caught up with LW and will not have that problem again!

    Additionally, on the database side of things, I've setup barman in the cluster to allow for point of time backups. Basically, we can now restore the database to any arbitrary point in time. This is on top of periodic automatic backups which also gets pulled to storage both on my personal NAS as well as a Backblaze bucket (both encrypted of course).

    Today, I deployed a new frontend at https://next.lemdro.id. This one is very early stages and experimental but is being developed by https://lemm.ee and seems promising!

    If you live outside of the US and experience consistently long load times I want to hear from you! I am deploying the first read replica node to Europe soon, so if you live in that region you'll soon notice near-instaneous loading of content. Very exciting!

    Finally, looking for feedback. Is there anything you want to see changed? Please let me know!

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    Google Maps for Wear OS adds public transit directions
    9to5google.com Google Maps for Wear OS adds public transit directions

    Google today announced a handful of wearable and navigation updates, starting with public transit directions in Google Maps for Wear OS.

    Google Maps for Wear OS adds public transit directions

    Google today announced a handful of wearable and navigation updates, starting with public transit directions in Google Maps for Wear OS.

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    The Google Pay app is shutting down in the US
    www.androidpolice.com The Google Pay app is shutting down in the US

    The Google Wallet/Google Pay saga has come full circle

    The Google Pay app is shutting down in the US

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.zip/post/10370094

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    [COMPLETE] Photon UI rollout

    I am rolling out the Photon UI as a replacement to the default lemmy UI right now. Initially, only about 50% of requests will be routed to Photon, determined by a hash of your IP address and user agent (sorry for any inconsistencies...). As I determine that this configuration is stable I will be slowly increasing the percentage until Photon is the new default frontend for lemdro.id.

    If you have any difficulties, please reach out. Additionally, the "old" lemmy frontend will remain available at https://l.lemdro.id

    Edit: I am aware of some problems with l.lemdro.id. It wasn't designed to run on a subdomain so I'll need to add a proxy layer to it to redirect requests. A task for tomorrow!

    FINAL EDIT: https://l.lemdro.id is now fully operational, if you choose to use the old lemmy UI it is available there

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    [FIXED] Poor sorting experience

    Over the course of the last couple weeks, I managed to root cause and solve the problem causing stale sorting on lemdro.id. My apologies!

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    Google's inconsistent Pixel experience makes its phones impossible to recommend
    www.androidpolice.com Google's inconsistent Pixel experience makes its phones impossible to recommend

    We typically like Pixel phones a lot, but we have some reservations about Google's quality control

    We typically like Pixel phones a lot, but we have some reservations about Google's quality control

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    Google Maps redesigning directions search, drops fullscreen UIs, more
    9to5google.com Google Maps redesigning directions search, drops fullscreen UIs, more

    Google Maps is changing with pretty significant redesigns across key surfaces, including when searching for directions...

    Google Maps is changing with pretty significant redesigns across key surfaces, including when searching for directions...

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    [COMPLETED] 0.19.3 Update

    Edit: Upgrade went off without much of a hitch! Some little tasks left to do but we are now running 0.19.3. Seems like a lot of the federation issues have been solved by this too.

    You will have to re-login and 2FA has been reset.

    This update is scheduled to take place this weekend. No specific day or time because I am infamously bad at following those. I will try to minimize impact by keeping downtime to lower-traffic periods.

    Ideally, there will be no downtime, but if there is it is likely to only last an hour maximum. During this time I will add an "under maintenance" page so you can understand what we are up to.

    Feel free to join our Matrix space for more information and ongoing updates! My apologies for how long this took - I was in the middle of a big move and a new job.

    Additionally, there may be small periods of increased latency or pictures not loading as I perform maintenance on both the backend database and pictrs server in preparation for this upgrade.

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    Recent Downtime

    There was a brief (~5 minute) period of downtime on lemdro.id recently. This occurred during a routine database upgrade when some strange issue caused a member of the cluster to become inconsistent and refuse to form quorum.

    This locked the entire cluster into an invalid state which took some troubleshooting to fix. My apologies.

    I will be rolling out read replicas for folks on the East coast of the US as well as those in Europe sometime in the next week, you should notice a pretty dramatic reduction in latency if you are from those areas. Additionally, other recent changes have increased reliability and decreased latency which may or may not be noticeable.

    I will post another update before I start rolling out the read replicas since it is kind of a big change (and I will schedule a time for it)

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    Infrastructure Upgrade Rollback

    I recently rolled out an infrastructure upgrade this last Monday (Dec 4) with the intent of reducing peak response times and removing occasional scaling errors.

    Unfortunately, my metrics system showed slightly elevated error rates, so I've decided to rollback these changes for now. I will make another announcement before I roll them back out in the future. Thanks for your support!

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    Should lemdro.id change its default instance to Photon? Please vote!

    Hey there everyone. I think the Photon project has matured enough to the point where I feel ready to replace the default lemmy frontend with it. Since this instance serves roughly 1000 people now, I figured this was worth holding a vote on!

    Please check out Photon as currently hosted at https://p.lemdro.id.

    If you support changing the default frontend to Photon, upvote my comment on this post. If you don't support it, downvote that same comment.

    Thanks!

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    The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be Crumbling Into Chaos
    futurism.com The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be Crumbling Into Chaos

    From fundraising more than $100 million to hemorrhaging top talent the firm that makes Stable Diffusion has had a heck of a year.

    The Company Behind Stable Diffusion Appears to Be Crumbling Into Chaos
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    The Default Community @lem.ph3j.com cole @lemdro.id
    Just saying hi :)

    This is a very old instance, with 0 activity. Do you still look at this ever?

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    [COMPLETED] Proxy tuning

    Earlier today, I identified the root cause of an issue causing annoying 502 errors intermittently. If you've ever had an action infinitely load until you refreshed the page, that is this issue. I deployed a fix, and am slowly scaling it down to stress test it. If you encounter an infinite loading occurrence or an HTTP 502 error please let me know!

    UPDATE: Stress testing complete. Theoretically we should be equipped to handle another 5k users without any intervention from me

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    [COMPLETED] Image server maintenance

    Hello folks! I am migrating the image backend to an S3-compatible provider for cost and reliability reasons. During this time, thumbnails and other images hosted here will be borked, but the rest of Lemdro.id will remain online. Thank you for your patience!

    UPDATE: Image migration is gonna take a hot minute. Should be done in around 6 hours, I'll get it fully fixed up in around 7-8 hours when I wake up (~08:30 PDT)

    UPDATE 2: It failed, yay! Alright, fine. I turned the image proxying back on. I am migrating to S3 in the background and will switch over when it is done. Any images uploaded in the next 8 hours or so may end up being lost.

    UPDATE 3: Migration complete. Will be rolling out the update to S3-backed image storage in around 6 hours (~6pm PDT)

    UPDATE 4: Object storage backend deployed! Thanks for your patience folks.

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    [COMPLETED] Upcoming server maintenance (10:30pm PT-> 11:30pm PT)

    I'm sure you all have noticed the latency problems on this instance. Stage 1 of my 4 stage scaling roadmap is taking place tonight as I migrate the database to physically run closer to the machines running lemmy.

    I will do a more detailed write-up on this later, but the gist is that each db operation required a new connection from lemmy, and that means a brand new SSL handshake since the db is managed elsewhere. Pooling would solve this, but lemmy does not handle a properly configured pg bouncer correctly in my testing. So the solution is move the database closer and within the private network to avoid SSL handshakes altogether.

    TL;DR instance gonna go brrrr, downtime starting at 10:30pm pacific time tonight, should be done by 11:30pm

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    cole cole @lemdro.id

    I started lemdro.id. Pretty cool domain name, right?

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