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tilde.team is a shared system that provides an inclusive, non-commercial space for teaching, learning, practicing and enjoying the social medium of unix.

i created this tilde after hearing about paul ford's tilde.club. when i was unable to join due to the waitlist, i decided to create my own tilde.

thanks for stopping by!

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disk quotas

march 23 2022ben

as of today, we will be enforcing per-user disk quotas here on tilde.team.

this was a manual chore that i have been meaning to set up for a while.

the limits will be 1gb as a soft limit then 3gb as the hard limit.

there's a 1-week grace period after reaching 1gb for you to find and remove files.

see the disk usage wikipage for help on finding large files.

thanks for keeping this a usable system for everyone :)

update adventures

august 24 2021ben

it appears that there hasn't been a news post here in over a year...

perfect time to have a major outage!

we ran into a nasty breaking change in the systemd included in proxmox 7. we lost networking on the proxmox host tilde.team lives on for a while while i scrambled to get stuff back up and running.

see my blog post for the full story.

ubuntu 20.04 upgrades

august 4 2020ben

i've been preparing a large upgrade for tilde.team to ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa.

the new vm has a fresh install and will help to address some long-standing issues that i've been wanting to fix for quite some time now

  • dedicated /home disk - we haven't had any actual issues here luckily but it will prevent any issues where a user accidentally fills a disk and chokes out the rest of the system

  • fixing uids - at some point, the spamassassin package created a system user account with a uid > 1000 which threw off the user numbering into the 5000 range. i've renumbered user accounts on the new vm to remove that large jump

  • dedicated service accounts - each service now has its own account in /srv which is importantly outside of /home and is not a single user running multiple services as it was configured previously

the ip address is the same and everything should be as you left it. please let me know on irc or shoot an email if something is amiss.

i have an ongoing list that i will update as i get things back up and running.

another important note: python is now 3.8 by default and you will need to explicitly call python2. all local site- and dist-packages have been removed since they were targeting 3.6. you will need to recreate any virtual envs that you may have.

cheers, ~ben




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