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Data migration guide to move from hosted to self hosted @withknown contributed by a Known community member:

May have coined a new term today, "a Bagpuss": someone who, when they awake, forces everyone else to wake up too. E.g. "Sorry I'm tired, my housemate is a bit of a Bagpuss, and woke me up when they went to work"

What are the options for bot / spam blocking on the server that isn't recaptcha?

Whole bunch of @withknown changes just merged. Update and kick the tires!

If ever you suffer from impostor syndrome, just think for a moment of the British Parliament. Never before in the field of human politics has a pooch been screwed so badly, for so many, by so few.

All the coverage brings to mind how the dinosaurs might have tried to vote away the asteroid.

Merged in a whole bunch of @withknown patches, most notably, most external dependencies are now loaded by composer. More to come.

Bad news, realised I missed pancake day. Good news, in a bizarre convergence of events, I have flour, eggs and milk in the house...

TIL: Elgg session tables don't like being converted to utf_mb4, although that's not immediately obvious. Results in system messages that can never be deleted if they were created before the session id changes, and much hair pulling.