update your diaspora pod

I made this simple script to make my life easier and do updates with no downtime. https://git.feneas.org/diasporg/diaspora/blob/master/script/update  

Removing spammers on your pod

Assuming the issue is in your production diaspora db Grab the spam script. Mine is here https://git.feneas.org/diasporg/diaspora/blob/master/script/spam.rb Edit and add your users to remove on line 4. If more than one separate by space. Use full handle. Run it from command line ‘RAILS_ENV=production script/spam.rb’ Spammer gone. This also works for GPDR removal requests.

2018 progress bar for diaspora podmin donations

Pod donations trickle in over the year, but doing a fundraiser with a  progress bar seems to really help out to raise donations. How to: 1. https://github.com/diasporg/diaspora/blob/master/app/assets/stylesheets/stream.scss app/assets/stylesheets/stream.scss You need some css syles so add: #progressBar { width: 710px; height: 15px; border: 1px solid #111; } #progressBar div { height: 100%; color: #fff; text-align: right;… Read More »

2018 Diaspor{a,g} Network Diagram

I know I never post on here, but I like to be transparent on where data is stored for diasp.org diaspora pod, here is the setup I am running for 2018. I will try and blog more this year! Let’s see if that works at all 🙂     Also if you are a PHP… Read More »


I know I have been horrible about blogging and all communication in general. Server is moved to a new host. Blog moved to new host. I will get a network map up soon!

i2p and tor access for diaspora

Well the pod now has some alternate than https type access https://diasporgc3d32vv4.onion the tor site uses the *.diasp.org ssl cert, since you trust that now you should trust that for .onion. .onion ssl certs are too hard to get for now. http://diasporg.i2p you need to enable “accept headers” in your http tor relay to allow… Read More »

VPS for testing and small things on a small budget

Well my DNS VPS ChesterVm host disappeared, 7 days offline now, no responses to tickets etc, pretty normal with that market. I did however after trolling WHT for a while find Hostsailor (affiliate link of course). They have openvz servers from 1.99 and Xen from 3.99. I am using one of the 1.99 openvz for… Read More »

Change email address for a diaspora user from rails console

Just a tip on how to update a pod users email address if you need. In my example I need to edit production postgres DB user #5 and change their email. cd diaspora RAILS_ENV=production DB=postgres rails c user = User.find_by(id: 5) user.email = ‘newemail@example.org’ user.save And that is it. You can of course use this… Read More »