A recent css-loader in Laravel Breeze problem

Installing Laravel Breeze following its documentation yesterday made a sudden turn downwards, as I did not expect that to happen in the Laravel ecosystem. However, the problem is connected to the javascript and npm side of the coin, where hoping for the best and expecting the wor…

Fighting Docker iptables on Arch

A strange issue I could not find a meaningful explanation anywhere regarding running docker-compose script and iptables firewall on Arch Linux. Steps to reproduce assume bare iptables, Docker and docker-compose available. Step 1. Start Docker Start the docker.service via systemct…

Install Nextcloud with OnlyOffice and Postgres

In the previous short article about installing Nextcloud I did not provide much details, apart from port configuration (that might even be needed depending on other factors). The setup I chose just worked. However, I too found the basic SQLite database performance a little bit la…

Another way to combine local repositories

A quick and dirty way I usually combine private repositories is to use the --rebase option for git pull. I have written about such option already in a post about keeping git fork in sync with the upstream. Here's how to do it: git remote add --fetch other ../other-repository git…

Enable query stats in Mastodon with postgres

Clicking pghero under Mastodon Administration menu, the interface shows the Query stats must be enabled for slow queries orange warning, in the interface that looks like this: After clicking the blue Enable button, instead of a success, the error The database user does not have…

Running Mastodon with docker-compose

A minimal set of commands I had to do to successfully run Mastodon via docker-compose on the VPS. Many OS specific configurations are omitted, as I decided to use Arch on this VPS as well, which is not what most people choose for their server environment, at least not when caveat…

Setting up SMTP in Mastodon

Setting up a Mastodon instance was not so hard. I mean, it took some tries to get it right finally, but generally I could understand what is happening and why there is currently a problem all the time during that process. However, configuring that instance to send emails was a fr…